Monday, October 31, 2005

"Bear in mind that our Lord's patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him. He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters.

His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction."

-- 2 Peter 3:15-16

Sunday, October 30, 2005

"Unfortunately a lot of fine young people were gotten for perjury during Watergate."

-- Al Haig

Friday, October 28, 2005

"We are witnessing the criminalization of conservative politics."

-- Tom Delay

Thursday, October 27, 2005

"I think that the Republican Party fairly recently has been taken over by the Christian conservatives, by the Christian right, and that it's divisive for the country."

-- John Danforth, former Republican Senator and UN Ambassador, and an ordained Episcopal minister.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

"It is difficult to understand those who cling to the doctrine of the fundamental goodness of human nature, and do so in a generation which has witnessed two devastating world wars and especially the horrors which occasioned and accompanied the second. It is even harder to understand those who attribute this belief to Jesus Christ. For he taught nothing of the kind.

Jesus taught that within the soil of every man's heart there lie buried the ugly seeds of every conceivable sin -'evil thoughts, acts of fornication, of theft, murder, adultery, ruthless greed, and malice; fraud, indecency, envy, slander, arrogance, and folly.' All thirteen are 'evil things', and they come out of the heart of 'the man'
or 'the men', every man. This is Jesus Christ's estimate of fallen human nature."

-- John RW Stott

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

"I do not hold the view of our Constitution that there must be an actual, indictable crime in order for an act of a public officer to be impeachable. It is clear to this Senator that there are, indeed, circumstances, short of a felony criminal offense, that would justify the removal of a public officer from office, including the President of the United States. Manifest injury to the Office of the President, to our Nation and to the American people and gross abuse of trust and of public office clearly can reach the level of intensity that would justify the impeachment and removal of a leader."

-- Sen. Kay Baily Hutchinson

Monday, October 24, 2005

"If you look at poll numbers and things like that, we face challenges."

-- Ken Mehlman, GOP Chair

Sunday, October 23, 2005

"I certainly hope that if there is going to be an indictment that says something happened, that it is an indictment on a crime and not some perjury technicality where they couldn’t indict on the crime so they go to something just to show that their two years of investigation were not a waste of time and dollars."

-- Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson

Saturday, October 22, 2005

"Iraq was at core a war of choice, and extraordinarily expensive by every measure - human life, impact on our military, dollars, diplomatically. If this war was widely judged to have been necessary along the lines of Afghanistan after 9/11, I don't believe you would have this controversy. If the war had gone extremely well, you wouldn't have this controversy."

--Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, a former senior State Department official under President Bush.

Friday, October 21, 2005

"What this means is that if a judge had contributed to Crime Stoppers, that judge could not hear a burglary case."

-- Ronnie Earle, Travis County DA

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

"Your prophets courted you with sweet talk.

They didn't face you with your sin so that you could repent.

Their sermons were all wishful thinking, deceptive illusions."

-- Jeremiah (Lamentations 2:14, via Eugene Peterson)

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

"I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by."

-- Douglas Noel Adams

Monday, October 17, 2005

"Michael has been called to comfort the afflicted, and to afflict the comfortable."

-- Pastor Randall Haedge

Sunday, October 16, 2005

''More and more, the intractable problems in our society have one answer: broad-based intolerance of unacceptable conditions and a commitment by many to fix problems.''

-- Harriet Miers

Saturday, October 15, 2005

"On the way back, they sang a number of tuneful and reflective songs on the subjects of peace, justice, morality, culture, sport, family life, and the obliteration of all other life forms."

-- Douglas Adams: Life, the Universe, and Everything

Friday, October 14, 2005

"You know, this war is so fucking illegal."

-- SPC Pat Tillman

Thursday, October 13, 2005

"They are good individuals. They are important members of our White House team. And that's why I spoke with them, so that I could come back to you and say that they were not involved."

White House spokesman Scott McClellan
(Speaking of Karl Rove and Scooter Libby on Oct. 7, 2003, when asked whether they had leaked the identity of Joe Wilson's wife.)

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

"Man is free, to be sure, but without the true God he is defenseless against evil. He is like a rudderless ship, at the mercy of the storm, an infant without his mother, a cloud dissolving into thin air."

-- Members of The White Rose Society

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

"The valley of the shadow of death holds no darkness for 
the child of God. There must be light, else there could be no shadow. Jesus is the light. He has overcome death."

-- Dwight L. Moody

Monday, October 10, 2005

Nill illigitimi carborundum
(Do not let the bastards get you down.)

-- Unhnown

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis
(Unless you will have believed, you will not understand.)

-- St. Augustine

Saturday, October 08, 2005

"You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas."

-- David Crockett

Friday, October 07, 2005

"Cyclists fare best when they act, and are treated, as the drivers of other vehicles."

-- John Forester

Thursday, October 06, 2005

"Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others."

-- Jonathan Swift