Quotes of the Day #7

Yep, 2 for the price of 1:

Third, I get disgusted hearing a crowd that dares call itself “conservative” howl in laughter when the Bill of Rights is mocked.
Thoreau, Orange Alert, September 3, 2008

Shouldn’t any system that rewards and results in such proudly precognitive slavering be sanely restricted in its scope and sweep? Shouldn’t we, indeed, try to figure out how to do without it?
Jim Henley, Derange We Can Believe In, September 3, 2008

Oxymoron of the Day

In the best of all possible worlds, a wise Congress would figure out just which technologies will work best, and how they can be implemented most efficiently. (Ed: emphasis mine)
The Greenback Affect, Bill Mckibbon, Mother Jones, May/June 2008

It’s an article that just keeps on giving and perhaps I’ll come back to it over the next week or so either in part or at length.

Do you think this guy might be a big fan of a centrally planned society of robots…?