15 February 2010

QotD for 15 Feb., 2010

Upon hearing the news that Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Indiana) won't be running for re-election due to the strident partisanship in the current Congress, I'm reminded of the following:
"The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity." ---from the poem "The Second Coming" by William Butler Yeats

I really wish the best would stay and fight instead of throwing their hands up in disgust...

08 February 2010

Forgotten, not banished

When asked in a Washington Post interview whether an intelligent and discerning leader of the caliber of Dwight Eisenhower would be considered acceptable in today's conservative movement, Gerard Alexander, Assoc. Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, and himself a conservative, responded:
Maybe the saddest thing about Eisenhower is that he's not so much banished as forgotten.

04 February 2010

QotD for 4 Feb., 2010

"You can talk about Jesus all day, but if you are not doing what Jesus would have you do, then it matters not. God save us from admirers of Jesus.” ---the Rt. Rev'd. Gene Robinson, Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire

03 February 2010

QotD for 3 Feb., 2010

One of the chief reasons I have little respect for the so-called "traditional Anglican" movement in TEC is the hypocrisy illuminated by this quote:
Reactionaries continually accuse liberals of individualism yet they are the first to cite individual liberties when the community decide to go in a direction the reactionary, personally, doesn't like. ---the Rev'd. Jonathan Hagger

29 January 2010

QotD for 29 Jan., 2010

"I was regretting the past and fearing the future. Suddenly my Lord was speaking. 'My name is I AM.' He paused. I waited. He continued. 'When you live in the past with its mistakes and regrets it is hard. I am not there. My name is not I WAS. "'When you live in the future with its problems and fears, it is hard. My name is not I WILL BE. When you live in this moment it is not hard. I am here. My name is I AM.'" ---Helen Mallicoat

[shamelessly stolen from Lisa Edwards]

25 January 2010

QotD for 25 Jan., 2010

Considering both the recent senatorial election in Massachusetts and the Supreme Court campaign finance decision, the following seems apropos...
No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up. ---Lily Tomlin

22 January 2010

QotD for 22 Jan., 2010

“I hope we shall... crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and to bid defiance to the laws of our country.” ---Thomas Jefferson, letter to George Logan. November 12, 1816