Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Don't Push Me!, Grand Theft Cart, -and- Mommy Dearest

Don't Push Me! - man spends 53 hours in shopping cart
Grand Theft Cart - golf-cart thief caught on interstate
Mommy Dearest - mother charged for leaving baby to die in car while she drinks in bar

On this day in history: July 15, 1869 - During war with Prussia, French ruler Napoleon III commissions Hippolye Mege Mouries to find a butter substitute. A patent for margarine is issued, it being based on beef fat instead of milk fat. But even with the tactically superior spread, the war is still lost.

Born on this day in history: July 15, 1951 - Jesse Ventura (1951-) Born James George Janos in Minneapolis, Minnesota, professional wrestler and politician Jesse Ventura served in Vietnam in 1970, and, afterward, a popular wrestler and movie actor. In 1998, Ventura was elected governor of Minnesota, the first Reform Party candidate ever to hold state or federal office. Ventura chose not to run again.

Scripture of the Day: "Nothing outside a man can make him 'unclean' by going into him. Rather, it is what comes out of a man that makes him 'unclean.'" - Mark 7:15

Video of the Day: Dragon the Leopard Gecko - submitted by Cindy

Ronald Reagan Quotes

  • It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?
  • Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
  • Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.
  • Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
  • Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
  • Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.
  • Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
  • Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.
  • Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.
  • Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
  • How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
  • I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.
  • I've never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a 'fat cat' and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a 'public-spirited philanthropist.'
  • If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
  • It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
  • No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!
  • One way to make sure crime doesn't pay would be to let the government run it.
  • Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
  • Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.
  • Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem.
  • The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
  • The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.
  • The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.
  • There are no easy answers but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.
  • They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong.
  • Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.
    To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last - but eat you he will.
  • Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse.
  • We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
  • We have the duty to protect the life of an unborn child.
  • We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
  • We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.
  • Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.
  • When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.