Tag Archives: Thought For the Day

Thought For the Day: Politics Is Fluid, Elections Are Multitudinous, and Voter Behavior Is Often Too Complicated and Subtle To Be Reduced To Group Identity

“Politics is fluid, elections are multitudinous, and voter behavior is often too complicated and subtle to be reduced to group identity. Ethnicity doesn’t determine elections — ideas do. And as Democrats have been realizing to their chagrin, the ideas embodied … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Most Dangerous Untruths Are Truths Moderately Distorted

“The most dangerous untruths are truths moderately distorted.” – Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

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In Celebration of National Flag Day

Long may she wave, longer still may we pray, keeping in mind our humbleness before the grave and ever mindful of the freedoms and liberties hard won in our day!

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Thought For the Day: The Bitterest Tears Shed Over Graves Are For Words Left Unsaid and Deeds Left Undone

“The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe, abolitionist and novelist (14 Jun 1811-1896)

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Thought For the Day: An Important Art of Politicians Is To Find New Names For Institutions Which Under Old Names Have Become Odious To the Public

“An important art of politicians is to find new names for institutions which under old names have become odious to the public.” – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (1754-1838)

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Thought For the Day: When I Took the Oath of Office, I Pledged Loyalty To Only One Special Interest Group – ‘We the People’

“When I took the oath of office, I pledged loyalty to only one special interest group – ‘we the people’.” – Ronald Reagan

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Thought For the Day: Death Changes Us, the Living. In the Presence of Death, We Become More Aware of Life

“Death changes us, the living. In the presence of death, we become more aware of life…. It can inspire us to decide what really matters in life–and then to seek it.” – Candy Lightner

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Thought For the Day: If You Break Your Neck, If You have Nothing To Eat…Then You’ve Got A Problem. Everything Else Is An Inconvenience

“If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you’ve got a problem. Everything else is an inconvenience. Life is inconvenient. Life is lumpy. A lump in the oatmeal, a lump … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Man Always Has Two Reasons For What He Does – A Good One and the Real One

“A man always has two reasons for what he does — a good one, and the real one.” – J. P. Morgan (1837-1913)

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Thought For the Day: The Whole Aim of Practical Politics Is To Keep the Populace Alarmed (and Hence Clamorous To Be Led To Safety) By Menacing It With An Endless Series of Hobgoblins, All of Them Imaginary

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” – H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

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