Grammy
Since Jul 12, 2000

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Mr G and I have been in the music business for over 35 years (Mr G longer)

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" Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." CS Lewis

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"Read the whole thing, as they say. Of course atheists feel pangs of emotion. They grieve, they laugh, they cry, they show up to hug and console. But when it comes to having something substantive to say, something that would provide consolation — that life has meaning; that one doesn’t simply occupy space for a time and then decompose; that there are great overarching principles that give life its depth, joy, texture and purpose; and that those principles arise not from artifice or practice, but from a Creator whose central principle is love — when it comes to making these arguments and more, the atheist must remain mute. They still can and do hug and cry. But they cannot argue that life is anything other than an accident and death, the end of everything..."

25 posted on Friday, March 14, 2008 11:51:15 PM by Tony Snow

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Political Correctness: ”A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

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A cover article in Christianity Today by professors Daniel Taylor and Mark McCloskey said:

"In premodern times, the courage of a leader often had to be physical. In the last 500 years it is more often moral. Moral courage is the ability to do what's right even when it is deeply unpopular, even dangerous. Courage is only found where there is the genuine possibility of loss -- loss of friends, reputation, status, power, possessions or, at the extremes, freedom or life."

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A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

107 posted on Thursday, May 21, 2009 9:40:19 AM by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)

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"When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion –

"When you see that in order to produce, you need permission from men who produce nothing –

"When you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors –

"When you see that men get richer by graft and pull than by hard work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you –

"When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming self-sacrifice –

You may know your society is doomed.”

Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand