1893 Grand Exhibition. The world's intro to PBR, hot dogs, ice cream cones and the Ferris Wheel.

1893 Grand Exhibition. The world's intro to PBR, hot dogs, ice cream cones and the Ferris Wheel.
A view through the wheel. The black, horizontal line is the axle, the single largest forging to that time.
"I don't make hell for nobody. I'm only the instrument of a laughing providence. Sometimes I don't like it myself, but I couldn't help it if I was born smart."

1st Sgt. Milton Anthony Warden.
"From here to Eternity"

Paul Valery

"You are in love with intelligence, until it frightens you. For your ideas are terrifying and your hearts are faint. Your acts of pity and cruelty are absurd, committed with no calm, as if they were irresistible. Finally, you fear blood more and more. Blood and time."

The Wisdom of the Ages

"When a young man, I read somewhere the following: God the Almighty said, 'All that is too complex is unnecessary, and it is simple that is needed',"

Mikhail Kalashnikov
"Here lies the bravest soldier I've seen since my mirror got grease on it."

Zapp Brannigan

Friday, September 04, 2009

"Something is going very wrong in the heads of a substantial number of Americans." Paul Krugman

"Okay, this Obama Speech to the students of America... The sheer arrogance of this is shocking. He can't get his Liberal Message across to the voters, so he's going after the voters kids. Hitler Youth, anyone? This is a arrogance, this is desperation, this is disgusting."

Won't say where I got that.





Enough boob-tube -
Time for reading:

"But America's world leadership goes well beyond the tide toward democracy. We also find that more countries than ever before are following America's revolutionary economic message of free enterprise, low taxes, and open world trade. These days, whenever I see foreign leaders, they tell me about their plans for reducing taxes and other economic reforms that they're using, copying what we have done here in our country. I wonder if they realize that this vision of economic freedom -- the freedom to work, to create and produce, to own and use property without the interference of the state -- was central to the American Revolution when the American colonists rebelled against a whole web of economic restrictions, taxes, and barriers to free trade. The message at the Boston Tea Party -- have you studied yet in history about the Boston Tea Party, where, because of a tax, they went down and dumped the tea in the harbor? Well, that was America's original tax revolt. And it was the fruits of our labor -- belonged to us, and not to the state. And that truth is fundamental to both liberty and prosperity."


Ronald Reagan
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Area Junior High School Students
November 14, 1988
Now that sounds like indoctrination.
The author of the first quote would have been a couple of years too old to have heard that speech - but, the old man was on his way out.
He'd already had eight years, full of chances to address (read; "brainwash") our kids.
And he took them, believe me.
Hell, he talked to everyone.
Shocking.
Who cares?
Is Fox this venal, this sociopathic as to allow mentally ill people on the air?
Are these people, the viewers, really this terrified, this stupid?
Seriously, are they really being led by the balls (jury still out) by these and all the other talking suits at Fox?
Cause if so...
The possibilities are mind-boggling.
I mean, you could sell these people anything...
You could sell them DIRT!

1 comment:

g00$e said...

Great post. Unfortunately the answers to your incredulous questions are all a resounding 'YES'.

Scary times, these.

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