24 March 2008

QotD for 24 Mar., 2008

During one of Adlai Stevenson’s presidential campaigns, a supporter allegedly told him that he was sure to “get the vote of every thinking man” in the U.S., to which Stevenson is said to have replied,

Thank you, but I need a majority to win.

14 March 2008

Vacation Mode

We'll be on vacation next week, so if you don't see any on-line activity from me, that's why ;) I shall return, having been refreshed at Hot Springs, Arkansas and having communed with the spirit of The King at Graceland & eaten my fill of BBQ in Memphis, Tennessee.

Until then, I leave you with:

Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine. --- Sir Arthur Eddington

I See Dead Pixels

[via xkcd]

11 March 2008

Obama and "Experience"

“Suppose you had to choose between two Presidential candidates, one of whom had spent 20 years in Congress plus had considerable other relevant experience and the other of whom had about half a dozen years in the Illinois state legislature and 2 years in Congress. Which one do you think would make a better President? If you chose #1, congratulations, you picked James Buchanan over Abraham Lincoln.”

From the article How Good Are Experienced Presidents ? over on the Electoral Vote Predictor site, which tracks political polls for U.S. federal elections. The entire article is well worth your time...

[via Scalzi's Whatever]

07 March 2008

Oh Hai, Iz Eatin U Now

If you get this, you are more than a casual Lovecraft geek ;)

[via LOLThulhu]

06 March 2008

QotD for 6 Mar., 2008

Conservatives pride themselves on resisting change, which is as it should be. But intelligent deference to tradition and stability can evolve into intellectual sloth and moral fanaticism, as when conservatives simply decline to look up from dogma because the effort to raise their heads and reconsider is too great. --- William F. Buckley Jr.

See The Collected Controversies of William F. Buckley over at 10 Zen Monkeys for more...

Rest eternal grant him oh Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon him.