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      'Earlier today, Israel completely destroyed Hezbollah's TV station in Lebanon. The attack occurred half way through an episode of 'Everybody Loves Hackalackal'."
      - Conan O'Brien

      "The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens into that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was a conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach."
      - Carl Gustave Jung

      "Since the bombing began, Israel has tried to make it clear Hezbollah and Syria are to blame for Lebanon's current nightmare. To that end, Israeli warplanes have dropped thousands of leaflets on Beirut over the last few days showing a caricature of Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah as a cobra threatening the Lebanese capital. And really, what a great idea, because if there's anything that calms the Arab world down, it's a cartoon."
      - Jon Stewart

      "Helen, will you stop heckling and let me conduct a press conference... Well no, I'm making an argument, and you're, you're pestering the teacher."
      - White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, to veteran reporter Helen Thomas

      "What occurred to me that morning is something that I imagine a lot of you have thought about and he's probably figured it out by now. There probably are not 72 virgins in the hell he's at and if there are, they probably all look like Helen Thomas."
      - Rep. Steve King (R-IA) at the Iowa State Republican Convention

      "Still no letup in the Mideast crisis. Israeli planes have been dropping thousands of leaflets that warn Lebanese citizens to stay away from Hezbollah members. The leaflets also promote a special at Nate 'n Al's Deli in Tel Aviv."
      - Conan O'Brien

      "In weightlifting, I don't think sudden, uncontrolled urination should automatically disqualify you."
      - Jack Handy

      "It's so hot the pirates of the Caribbean kidnapped Hillary Clinton just for the cold booty."
      - Jay Leno

      "The picture which one derives from Adler's system is founded entirely upon the impulse of aggression. It has no place at all for love. One might wonder that such a cheerless aspect of life should have received any notice whatever; but we must not forget that humanity, oppressed by its sexual needs, is prepared to accept anything, if only the 'overcoming of sexuality' is held out as bait."
      - Sigmund Freud

      "In Washington this week, Democratic Congressman Lincoln Davis from Tennessee said that we should outlaw adultery and make it a felony. You know what you call a Democrat who comes out against adultery? A Republican."
      - Jay Leno

      "I WILL now close my eyes, I will stop my ears, I will turn away my senses from their objects, I will even efface from my consciousness all the images of corporeal things; or at least, because this can hardly be accomplished, I will consider them as empty and false; and thus, holding converse only with myself, and closely examining my nature, I will endeavor to obtain by degrees a more intimate and familiar knowledge of myself."
      - Rene Descartes

      "Can't the dream also be used in solving the fundamental questions of life?"
      - Andre Breton

      "It's a number."
      White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, on 2500 and counting

      Have a good weekend, all.
      - echo2165

      "Can't the dream also be used in solving the fundamental questions of life?"
      Andre Breton

      "I believe I�m fixin� to die."
      - Robert Plant

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      • ...Somehow we�ve all denied that sleep is our most admirable commodity. Humans certainly do the least harm then, and, perhaps, unbeknownst to us all, the most good, as well. The oxygen-co2 symbiotic relationship of plants and humans may not be all that unusual � maybe, just maybe, there are dimensional give and take exchanges we don�t recognize. Perhaps while we all dream, we�re recharging aspects of the universe of which we know little or nothing, with a sub-conscience energy none of us understand, or one which few of us acknowledge, and many fear. Maybe we all need help. Certainly those posting philosphy on stock boards do.

    • ..."Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind."
      -Ralph Waldo Emerson

      "What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist."
      - Salmon Rushdie

      "Insomnia can become a form of contemplation. You just lie there, inert, helpless, alone, in the dark, and let yourself be crushed by the inscrutable tyranny of time."
      - Thomas Merton

      "If you wind up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest or some guy on TV telling you what to do, then YOU DESERVE IT."
      - Frank Zappa

      "President Bush is back in Washington. He's back from the big G-8 Summit in Russia. President Bush said he got a lot of s--- done."
      - David Letterman

      "Why level downward to our dullest perception always, and praise that as common sense? The commonest sense is the sense of men asleep, which they express by snoring."
      - Thoreau

      "...the secret value of a conscience, that approves its own action, is lessened somewhat each time that it receives the reward of fame by displaying its deeds."
      - Boethius

      "The scientists, not the philosophers, now address most effectively the great questions of existence, the mind, and the meaning of the human condition."
      - Edward O. Wilson

      "The chancellor of Germany disengaged herself from the president of the United States using a move she learned in date rape prevention class. ... If that was Clinton going in for Merkel, somehow her bra would be off."
      - Jon Stewart, on Bush groping German Chancellor Angela Merkle

      "Am I to believe in every absurdity? If not, why this one in particular?"
      - Sigmund Freud

      "Probably the most deep-seated antithesis which has shown itself in educational history is that between education in preparation for useful labor and education for a life of leisure."
      - John Dewey

      "Bertrand Russell was giving a lesson on solipsism to a lay audience, and a woman got up and said she was delighted to hear Bertrand Russell say he was a solipsist; she was one too, and she wished there were more of us."
      - W.H. Thorpe

      "I wish to propose for the reader's favourable consideration a doctrine which may, I fear, appear wildly paradoxical and subversive. The doctrine in question is this: that it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true."
      - Bertrand Russell

      "Vice President Cheney said when it comes to war, Americans need to know where he stands. I don't even know where he stands with those seven deferments. I think it's near the back."
      - Jay Leno

      "For there are two main obstacles to the knowledge of things, modesty that casts a mist before the understanding, and fear that having fanci�d a danger, disswades us from the attempt. But from these folly sufficiently frees us, and few there are that rightly understand of what great advantage it is to blush at nothing and attempt every thing."
      - Desiderius Erasmus, 1509

      Uh, ponder this:

    • ...and pathetic. This board, has unfortunately become a euphmism for freedom run amok at it's worst. No responsibility, no conscience, no fear and no life. Shallow to its core. This planet needs some guidance from beyond. The few real folks remaining on this thread are to be commended - hang in there...Yahoo may discover that greed isn't really where it's at...or not!"

      And speaking of metaphors of life's horizon from 35 years ago, here's a very nice rendition of Jesse Colin Young's "Darkness, darkness."

    • "I sell, therefore, I am. You buy, therefore I eat."
      - Craig Dormanen

      "To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today. Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition."
      - Isaac Asimov

      "I had this weird dream last night that, after a huge meal, I was brushing my teeth with a chicken leg. Upon waking, I realized that I had merely used my dog's toothpaste by mistake."
      - Joel McClure

      "The National Academy of Sciences says that due to pollution and global warming, this year the Earth has been the hottest since the time of Jesus which explains why the disciples were always saying, 'Jesus, it's hot�."
      - Conan O'Brien

      "The United States is out of World Cup soccer. We've been eliminated. The U.S. loses this thing every four years. It's like we're Democrats."
      - Jay Leno

      "Do something every day that scares you."
      - A.M.E.

      "If you're ever stuck in some thick undergrowth, in your underwear, don't stop and think of what other words have 'under' in them, because that's probably the first sign of jungle madness."
      - anonymous, but, reportedly, he knows jungle madness.

      "And we were poor too. Why if I wasn't born a boy.... I'd have had nothing to play with."
      - John Braica

      "The characteristic of the hour is that the commonplace mind, knowing itself to be commonplace, has the assurance to proclaim the rights of the commonplace and to impose them wherever it will.
      - Jose Ortega y Gasset

      "Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it."

      "Some see the glass as half-empty, some see the glass as half-full. I see the glass as too big."
      - George Carlin

      "At the White House President Bush was going to have a screening of Al Gore's movie on global warming, but they cancelled it because the theater was flooded."
      - Jay Leno

      "While our young men and women battle valiantly in Iraq, the older men and women who sent them there are locked in a similar struggle - albeit rhetorical - carefully choosing their fighting words over here, because they'll never have to actually go over there."
      - Jon Stewart

      "Have a good weekend, all."
      - echo2165

      HAL-9000: "Will I dream?"
      Dr Chandra: "Of course you will. All intelligent beings dream. Nobody knows why."

      "There is no history of mankind, there are only many histories of all kinds of aspects of human life. And one of these is the history of political power. This is elevated into the history of the world."
      - Karl Popper

      "The Creator, if He exists, has a special preference for beetles."
      John Haldane (when asked what his study of biology had taught him about the Creator)

    • ...

      "How can you answer a man who tells you that he would rather obey god than men, and who is therefore sure to deserve heaven in cutting your throat?"
      - Voltaire

      "Florida Governor Jeb Bush signed a new law making 'In God We Trust' Florida's official state motto. 'In God We Trust' just barely beat out Florida's other state motto, 'Where Are My Teeth'?"
      - Conan O'Brien

      "By recognizing a favorable opinion of yourself, and taking pleasure in it, you in a measure give yourself and your peace of mind into the keeping of another, of whose attitude you can never be certain. You have a new source of doubt and apprehension.
      - Charles Coolery

      "No profit grows where there is no pleasure taken."
      - Shakespeare

      "The first duty in life is to be as artificial as possible. What the second duty is no one has yet discovered."
      - Oscar Wilde

      "Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them."
      - Dr Seuss

      "It is a simple logical truth that, short of mass emigration into space, with rockets taking off at the rate of several million per second, uncontrolled birth-rates are bound to lead to horribly increased death-rates. It is hard to believe that this simple truth is not understood by those leaders who forbid their followers to use effective contraceptive methods. They express a preference for 'natural' methods of population limitation, and a natural method is exactly what they are going to get. It is called starvation."
      - Richard Dawkins

      "It makes me mad when I go to all the trouble of having Martha cook up about a hundred drumsticks, then the guy at Sea World says, 'You can't throw chicken to the dolphins. They eat fish.' Sure they eat fish, if that's all you give them. Man, wise up!"
      - unknown

      "In a pluralistic society, no group, no matter how numerous or powerful, has a right to prescribe a set of beliefs or a code of ethics for all."
      - James Armstrong

      "Women will forgive anything. Otherwise, the race would have died out long ago."
      - Robert A. Heinlein

      "How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed.' Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'
      - Carl Sagan

      "North Korea is reportedly trying to develop a missile that can reach the West Coast of the United States. Apparently, the Korean missile will land in California and open up a nail salon"
      - Conan O'Brien

      "I maintain that today many an inventor, many a diplomat, many a financier is a sounder philosopher than all those who practice the dull craft of experimental psychology."
      - Oswald Spengler

      "We got new advice as to what motivated man to walk upright: to free his hands for masturbation."
      - Jane Wagner

      "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
      - Elanor Roosevelt

    • ...

      Mystery Object Found in Supernova's Heart

      Irvington, NJ (Routers)

      Embedded in the heart of a supernova remnant 10,000 light-years away is a stellar object the likes of which astronomers have never seen before in our galaxy.

      At first glance examination with the European Space Agency's XMM Newton X-ray satellite the object looks like a densely packed stellar corpse known as a neutron star surrounded by a bubble of ejected stellar material, exactly what would be expected in the wake of a supernova explosion.

      However, upon closer examination through the high-resolution birding binoculars from the top-secret, second-floor "Chump Towers Observatory", it becomes apparent that it�s actually Jimmy Hoffa, John 'Chicky' Braica and Raoul the Rwandan Chiropractor playing naked twister with the Carmelitta Sisters under a black light in the Jethro-mobile�s leopard skin adorned back room pleasure palace. Commented Dr. Braica, "Either way, tonight we're gonna' clear up some of the mysteries of the universe...well, at least as far as I�m concerned, that is. Uh, by the way, did the casinos reopen yet? I've really gotta get back to work!"

    • ..."To preach skepticism to us as a duty until 'sufficient evidence' for religion be found, is tantamount therefore to telling us, when in presence of the religious hypothesis, that to yield to our fear of its being error is wiser and better than to yield to our hope that it may be true. It is not intellect against all passions, then; it is only intellect with one passion laying down its law."
      - William James, 1897

      "As the sleek new sports car wound its way up the tortuous road, Henri thought back to the torture he had received ten minutes ago. 'Ah, air conditioning', he thought as he aimed the vents toward the numerous whip marks on his legs, chest, and groinal area."
      - First Grade Primer, Baghdad Montessori School

      "North Korea wants the United States to know they're about to test a long-range missile that they say may eventually have the capability of reaching the United States. Ooohhh. Since we're exchanging knowledge here, it may be good for them to know we have a few thousand missiles that can reach North Korea in about an hour. In fact, if Kim Jong ordered a pizza, our missile would get there first."
      - Jay Leno

      Your anxiety is directly proportional to your forgetfulness of nature, for you bring on yourself unlimited fears and desires."
      - Epicurus

      "This is frightening. North Korea is ready to test long-range ballistic missiles. And next, they're going to start working on indoor plumbing."
      - David Letterman

      "He was a cowboy, mister, and he loved the land. He loved it so much he made a woman out of dirt and married her. But when he kissed her, she disintegrated. Later, at the funeral, when the preacher said, 'Dust to dust,' some people laughed, and the cowboy shot them. At his hanging, he told the others, 'I'll be waiting for you in heaven - with a gun'."
      - Chicky Braica

      "Love can sweep you off your feet and carry you along in a way you've never known before. But the ride always ends, and you end up feeling lonely and bitter. Wait. It's not love I'm describing. I'm thinking of a monorail."
      - unknown, but maybe walt disney

      "I bet it was pretty hard to pick up girls if you had the Black Death."
      - Moe

      "We must trust the perfection of the creation so far, as to believe that whatever curiosity the order of things has awakened in our minds, the order of things can satisfy."
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

      "Have a good weekend, all."
      - echo2165

      We�re workin� on our figure your own out, and check back with us...bottom line is, however, whatever ship you�re on, you�re in charge. Nobody rides free, there are, in reality NO passengers although the majority think they�re just along for the ride...the bottom line is, however, it�s your own ship...sink or swim, ride or glide, smile or frown, night or day, right or left, right or wrong, live or don�t mean a motherfuckin� thing, as they said in the valley...except unto yourself."

    • ..."The mind is a kind of theatre, where several perceptions successively make their appearance; pass, re-pass, glide away, and mingle in an infinite variety of postures and situations. There is properly no simplicity in it at one time, nor identity in different..."
      - David Hume, 1739

      "At all events, even scientific physicians tell us that one should pay diligent attention to dreams, and to hold this view is reasonable also for those who are not practitioners, but speculative philosophers."
      - Aristotle

      "Sometimes life seems like a dream, especially when I look down and see that I forgot to put on my pants."
      - Johnny B.

      "Last week, President Bush created the world's largest protected marine area, dubbed the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands National Monument. The preserve is larger than all of America's national parks combined. It contains sea life that has inspired some of our most breathtaking screensavers."
      - Jon Stewart

      "If you ever teach a yodeling class, probably the hardest thing is to keep the students from trying to yodel right off. You see, we build to that."
      - Unknown

      "Mexico is having its presidential election on July 2nd. You know, it's the only presidential election where every ballot is an absentee ballot."
      - Jay Leno

      "If I ever opened a trampoline store, I don't think I'd call it Trampo-Land, because you might think it was a store for tramps, which is not the impression we are trying to convey with our store. On the other hand, we would not prohibit tramps from browsing, or testing the trampolines, unless a tramp's gyrations seemed to be getting out of control."
      - Mr. Margin Call

      "I draw my idea of the form of government from a principle in nature, which no art can overturn, viz. that the more simple any thing is, the less liable it is to be disordered; and the easier repaired when disordered..."
      - Thomas Paine

      "What did Patrick Kennedy say to his dad, Ted Kennedy on Father's Day? 'Can I crash at your place�?"
      - Jay Leno

      "Sometimes I wish that they would let the public into the Stock Exchange room. I bet it would be fun to wander around screaming 'Sell! For God Sakes, SELL!' and tossing little bits of paper in the air."
      - anonymous

      "Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco has ordered National Guard troops to assist police in patrolling New Orleans. National Guard troops down there will be armed with rifles, hand guns and plenty of beads."
      - Jay Leno

      "When the chairman introduced the guest speaker as a former illegal alien, I got up from my chair and yelled, 'What's the matter, no jobs on Mars?' When no one laughed, I was real embarrassed. I don't think people should make you feel that way."
      - uncertain, but probably John B.

      "The ruthless unity in the culture industry is evidence of what will happen in politics. Marked differentiations such as those of A and B films, or of stories in magazines in different price ranges, depend not so much on subject matter as on classifying, organising, and labelling consumers."
      - Adorno and Horkheimer, Dialectic of Enlightenment (1944)

      "They're calling this one of the worst collapses in U.S. Open history. On the last hole, Phil Mickelson shot into the hospitality tent. The next shot he hit a tree. You know, the last time a rich white guy aimed this bad was when Dick Cheney shot a lawyer in the face."
      - Jay Leno

      "Instead of studying for finals, what about just going to the Bahamas and catching some rays? Maybe you'll flunk, but you might have flunked anyway; that's my point."
      - Phoenix University of Irvington

      "The hippo has no sting, but the wise man

    • ...Earlier today, I heard of two others killed by the Iraqui "nationals", as it were, or ARVN, with whom they werer patrolling a neighborhood to provide safety, security and nationalism, when radical nonsensical fundamentalism seems to be so much more important to ignorant, fundamentalist gender freaks who consider half of humanity insignificant because they are women. Please, I'm too old to be significant, but somebody, for God's sake, get a hold of this country and show the world that being right promotes humility, not ignorant arrogance. Let's deal from strength of mind, not macho nonsense from which the fundamentalists preach. Please, let's grow up, and lead by example, not by force. We all know if force is required, we win...well, maybe not exactly, but we kick ass, feel good for several moments, then suffer the consequences of living on a small planet. Please, let's...ooops...

      AP - 2 hours, 9 minutes ago
      BAGHDAD, Iraq - The U.S. military recovered the booby-trapped bodies of two missing soldiers Tuesday, and Iraqi officials said the Americans were tortured and killed in a "barbaric" way.

      Stop it you inheritance freaks...stop sending the lower classes to do your political bidding...Everthing we do is politcal, philosophical, and for those who don't choose to learn from experience, important. I know the really, really bad, and I've strived for the very good. No one can get to the latter, if they haven't experinced the former. Shine on. What this country needs, desparately, is a true sense of nationalism, not jingoism, a common belief that we are the only country where true freedom rings, a real and sincere example for all these desparate thugs living in societies where freedom is associated with anarchy, no laws, gansterism and violence dominates type of behavior. And, handouts prevail, because we are really one of the very few societies left who actually cares about ingorant, mentally ill, sociopaths. That we debate civil rights on a planet which offers virtually none under such systems, is representative of how tender our image must be handled. Press sells what it needs to sell, but it still represents freedom - how it is handled today, and what it represents in each country is so vitally important to free on, pick on the US, but somehow, someday, someone will write the definitve treatise on how the US was too good to survive in a very real world. And the nihilists will get to say, "I told you so."

      I'll still say, unto them, "Bite Me!"

    • ..."The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind."
      - John Burroughs

      "As a rule we disbelieve all facts and theories for which we have no use."
      - William James

      "President Bush made a surprise visit to Iraq today. It lasted five hours. Five hours? That's longer than he stayed at any National Guard meetings."
      - Jay Leno

      "The president was here for five hours. The first fifteen minutes were spent with the new prime minister, then a quick power nap to sleep off jet lag. That took two hours. Quick chat with the troops...he picked up a bottle of perfume for Laura - Ahmed Chalabi's 'Desperation.' Just his being there for five hours makes a statement. It told the Iraqi people, 'I'm with you. I stand behind you. And now if you'll excuse me, I'm getting the fuck out of here'!"
      - Rob Corddry

      "Among my experiments was this. In an hour I taught a cat and a dog to be friends. I put them in a cage. In another hour I taught them to be friends with a rabbit. In the course of two days I was able to add a fox, a goose, a squirrel and some doves. Finally a monkey. They lived together in peace; even affectionately.Next, in another cage I confined an Irish Catholic from Tipperary, and as soon as he seemed tame I added a Scotch Presbyterian from Aberdeen. Next a Turk from Constantinople; a Greek Christian from Crete; an Armenian; a Methodist from the wilds of Arkansas; a Buddhist from China; a Brahman from Benares. Finally, a Salvation Army Colonel from Wapping. Then I stayed away for two whole days. When I came back to note results, the cage of Higher Animals was all right, but in the other there was but a chaos of gory odds and ends of turbans and fezzes and plaids and bones and flesh - not a specimen left alive. These Reasoning Animals had disagreed on a theological detail and carried the matter to a Higher Court.
      - Mark Twain

      "If you ever go temporarily insane, don't shoot somebody, like a lot of people do. Instead, try to get some weeding done, because you'd really be surprised."
      - Deep Thoughts

      "Those who wish to sing, always find a song."
      - Swedish Proverb

      "We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."
      - Joseph Campbell

      "I have never seen people enjoying their husband�s death so much."
      - Ann Coulter, on 9/11 widows

      "Honestly, if you were Ann Coulter's attorney at a sanity hearing, where could you possibly start?"
      - Keith Olbermann

      "Ann Coulter is going to be on the show tomorrow night. Security is very tight. In fact, there is even restricted airspace over the studio. Her people are afraid that Dorothy's house could drop on her."
      - Jay Leno

      "I remember that one fateful day when Coach too me aside. I knew what was coming. 'You don't have to tell me,' I said. 'I'm off the team, aren't I?' 'Well,' said Coach, 'You never were really ON the team. You made that uniform you're wearing out of rags and towels, and your helmet is a toy space helmet. You show up at practice and then either steal the ball and make us chase you to get it back, or you try to tackle people at inappropriate times.'

      "It was all true what he was saying. And yet, I thought something is brewing inside the head of this Coach. He sees something in me, some kind of raw talent that he can mold. But that's when I felt the handcuffs go on."
      - John Braica

      "Have a good weekend, all."
      - echo2165

      "You can tune a guitar but you can't tuna fish."
      -- unknown

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