...“Then there is that glorious Epicurean paradox, uttered by my friend, the Historian in one of his flashing moments: ‘Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries’.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
“Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.” - Harriet Beecher Stowe
"George W. Bush's nephew, George P. Bush, is running for office in Texas. He says P stands for 'Pretend you've never heard the name Gorge W. Bush." - Conan O'Brien
“Love is so exquisitely elusive. It cannot be bought, cannot be badgered, cannot be hijacked. It is available only in one rare form: as the natural response of a healthy mind and healthy heart.” – Eknath Easwaran
“There is a mean in all things; and, moreover, certain limits on either side of which right cannot be found.” – Horace
"A poll taken this week said that 44 percent of Republicans believe that armed rebellion may be necessary in the next few years to protect their liberties. You know what? I wish these (clowns) would start their armed rebellion. I just want to see the look on their face when they walk out of the Waffle Hut and get smoked by a drone."–Bill Maher
“Most people with low self-esteem have earned it.” – jon’s shrink
“How is gerrymandering like a salamander? In 1812, Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry (and later Madison’s Vice President) signed a law that established an odd-shaped Congressional district. It was redrawn by political cartoonists into a salamander-type creature and thus the term gerrymander was born.” – Matthew Rosenberg
"The NRA this week elected a new president, choosing Alabama lawyer Jim Porter who recently referred to Attorney General Eric Holder as 'rabidly un-American' and still calls the Civil War the 'War of Northern Aggression.' He's known around the NRA as 'Reasonable Jim’.” - Seth Meyers
“There is, in fact, nothing about religious opinions that entitles them to any more respect than other opinions get. On the contrary, they tend to be noticeably silly.” – H. L. Mencken
The day it all started was March 6, 1836.
On that fateful day, Davy Crockett woke up and rose from his bunk on the main floor of the Alamo,
and walked up to the observation post along the west wall of the fort.
William B. Travis and Jim Bowie were already there, looking out over the top of the wall.
These three great men gazed at the hordes of Mexicans moving towards the Alamo.
With a puzzled look on his face, Crockett turned to Bowie and said, "Jim, are we, by any chance, having some landscaping work done today?