28 February 2015

Thoughts for a Saturday

One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.
 ~ Thomas B. Reed

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
 ~ P.J. O’Rourke

The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates.
 ~ Tacitus

Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
 ~ George Washington

There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.
 ~ Robert Heinlein

The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground ... A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.
 ~ Thomas Jefferson

27 February 2015

Feast or Famine

You remember how the Iron Dog Snowmachine Race started last weekend on dirt trails?

Blizzard conditions roll in to slow Iron Dog snowmachine racers

photo by Bill Roth/ADN

The southern Seward Peninsula was under a winter storm warning expected to usher in blizzard conditions and deliver up to a foot of snow to White Mountain and Golovin, with less-severe conditions farther east, according to the National Weather Service.

Friday's Words of Wisdom

"It is sobering to reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence." 

~~ Charles A. Beard, chief information officer and senior vice president for Science Applications International Corp.

Friday Funny: My Life, In a Picture

I think I made the "sleeping" segment too large.