Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Aggie Biology Department Reports - Canines Do Not Sweat
I took this photo at White Rock Lake, Dallas. Several of these were scattered around the trail.
How much did this project cost the taxpayers?
This curmudgeon doesn't own a dog. I can't find one in Dallas that's tough enough.
"Freedom is not empowerment. Empowerment is what the Serbs have in Bosnia. Anybody can grab a gun and be empowered. It's not entitlement. An entitlement is what people on welfare get, and how free are they? It's not an endlessly expanding list of rights -- the "right" to education, the "right" to health care, the "right" to food and housing. That's not freedom, that's dependency. Those aren't rights, those are rations of slavery -- hay and a barn for human cattle. There's only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences."
-- P. J. O'Rourke (1947- ) US humorist, journalist, & political commentator
Source: AGE AND GUILE BEAT YOUTH, INNOCENCE, AND A BAD HAIRCUT (Atlantic Monthly Press 1995) http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/P..J..O'Rourke.Quote.DC12
"America's abundance was created not by public sacrifices to "the common good," but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes. They did not starve the people to pay for America's industrialization. They gave the people better jobs, higher wages and cheaper goods with every new machine they invented, with every scientific discovery or technological advance -- and thus the whole country was moving forward and profiting, not suffering, every step of the way." -- Ayn Rand (1905-1982) Author
"Every man who says frankly and fully what he thinks is so far doing a public service. We should be grateful to him for attacking most unsparingly our most cherished opinions." -- Sir Leslie Stephen
(1832-1904), literary essayist, author
Source: The Suppression of Poisonous Opinions, 1883
"It is the invariable habit of bureaucracies, at all times and everywhere, to assume...that every citizen is a criminal. Their one apparent purpose, pursued with a relentless and furious diligence, is to convert the assumption into a fact. They hunt endlessly for proofs, and, when proofs are lacking, for mere suspicions. The moment they become aware of a definite citizen, John Doe, seeking what is his right under the law, they begin searching feverishly for an excuse for withholding it from him."
-- H. L. Mencken
(1880-1956) American Journalist, Editor, Essayist, Linguist, Lexicographer, and Critic
"Being intelligent is not a felony. But most societies evaluate it as at least a misdemeanor."
-- Robert A. Heinlein
(1907-1988) American writer