Now the intelligent men of the world have cast aside the
teachings, the philosophy of the ascetics. They no longer believe
in the virtue of fasting and self-torture. They believe that
happiness is the only good, and that the time to be happy is now —
here, in this world. They no longer believe in the rewards and punishments of the supernatural. They believe in consequences, and
that the consequences of bad actions are evil, and the consequences
of good actions are good.
Robert Green Ingersoll – “Which Way” (1884)
Q: Well, you say you’re sure that she has the experience, but again, I’m just asking for an example. What experience does she have in the field of national security?
McCAIN: Energy. She knows more about energy than probably anyone else in the United States of America… And we all know that energy is a critical and vital national security issue.
From The Colorado Independent .
Iâ€™m just trying to envision the exchange between the reporter and his editors over at the Rocky Mountain News that led to their decision to live blog the funeral today of Marten Kudlis, the 3-year old boy killed at an ice cream store last week. And you know what? Whatever their rationale, itâ€™s unconceivable. Utterly, and unforgivingly, unconceivable.
That just doesn’t sound right. Let’s try this instead:
And from Balloon Juice:
And when I look out my window I can see the moon. Doesnâ€™t make me a fucking astronaut now, does it?