Fćrsluflokkur: Quote of the Day


"We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into
prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying
to lift himself up by the handle."

                                                          Sir Winston Churchill


Commissars and pin-striped bosses role the dice
Any way they fall guess who gets to pay the price-


Lyrics by the Grateful Dead in the song,"Throwing Stones" that all too well relate to the Björgólfurs, Landsbanki and the ICESAVE debt the Icelandic taxpayers now must pay.



A man always has two reasons for what he does: a good one, and the real one.

- J.P. Morgan


There is always a well-known solution to every human problem--neat, plausible, and wrong.     H L Mencken



There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket. - General Smedley Darlington Butler


All Christians should be socialists; if they are not then they don't understand Christianity. -GTB


The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office.-    H.L. Mencken US editor (1880 - 1956)


Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. - H L Mencken


That's the beauty of argument, if you argue correctly, you're never wrong. - Nick Naylor (played by Aaron Eckhart) in the movie  "Thank You for Smoking"


Never appeal to a man's "better nature".  He may not have one.  Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage. - Robert A. Heinlein

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