Since Sep 16, 2005

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Catholic, conservative, x-NYer, SUNY-Binghamton grad,now in Florida....Army-Vietnam 25th Infantry 69th Armor Bn 1966-1967

WWPD What would Patton Do ? that tagline, another FReeper uses it..
I vary my taglines...because life is variable. Another line i love is "Be Not Afraid by the late", Pope John Paul II the Great


On General George S. Patton
Don't be a fool and die for your country. Let the other sonofabitch die for his. George S. Patton, (attributed)

A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week. George S. Patton

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. George S. Patton

On Politics--
I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. Charles De Gaulle (1890 - 1970

Most people assume the fights are going to be the left versus the right, but it always is the reasonable versus the jerks. Jimmy Wales, Keynote Speech, SXSW 2006

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 - 2006)

The word politicsis derived from the word poly, meaning many, and the word ticks, meaning blood sucking parasites. Larry Hardiman

Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004)

On Politicians--
Under every stone lurks a politician. Aristophanes (450 BC - 388 BC), Thesmophoriazusae, 410 B.C.

Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything. Frank Dane

An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought. Simon Cameron (1799 - 1889)

On Friendship--
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. George Washington (1732 - 1799)

Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become. Except in cases of necessity, which are rare, leave your friend to learn unpleasant things from his enemies; they are ready enough to tell them. Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894). The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table 1858

It's a lot like nature. You only have as many animals as the ecosystem can support and you only have as many friends as you can tolerate the bitching of. Randy K. Milholland, Something Positive Comic, 08-16-05