"I began to notice that on all political problems, the Republicans had reasons not to act, while Democrats worked at solving the problems. It made a tremendous impression on me....Democrats came up with the answers, while Republicans always seemed to give explanations that nothing out to be done, and the system would take care of itself."
at 12/05/2008 Posted by Sunny Badger
August 19, 1895
at 12/04/2008 Posted by Sunny Badger
"If it can be shown that Wisconsin is a happier state to live in, that is institutions are more democratic, that the opportunities of all its people are more equal, that social justice more than nearly prevails, that human life is safer and sweeter, then I shall rest content in the feeling that the Progressive movement has been successful."
Fighting Bob LaFollette (1912)
at 12/03/2008 Posted by Sunny Badger
"...AIG is the poster corporation of the unrepentant as it is now enjoying a bailout of its bailout, having burnt through the first $80 billion in little more than a month.
Even among those inclined to turn a blind eye to corporate crimes, there was disgust when AIG executives went on a corporate retreat at a California oceanfront resort, where private rooms for pets with silver water bowls filled with “Dog Perginon” go for $545 a night. Former AIG chief Maurice Greenberg is still living the high life, putting his name on a $50 million endowment at Yale, with Henry Kissinger claiming that his losing his job has been punishment enough..."
by Margaret Carlson
from CEOs Give Thanks to Hank This Thanksgiving
at 12/02/2008 Posted by Sunny Badger
Great intellectual debates never die, they just update their wardrobes and get new hair styles. What more obvious proof do we need that the following quotes by Ayn Rand and Hannah Montana. Those the quotes were put down with more than 60 years of time between, it is clear that the intention remains the same. Read on and let me know it you agree...
"The creator stands on his own judgment; the parasite follows the opinions of others. The creator thinks; the parasite copies. The creator produces; the parasite loots. The creator's concern is the conquest of nature; the parasite's concern is the conquest of men. The creator requires independence. He neither serves nor rules. He deals with men by free exchange and voluntary choice.”
"I do love you…but only as much as I’d love a pet fish… I’d cry if I had to flush you down the toilet but I don’t want to kiss you."
at 11/30/2008 Posted by Sunny Badger