Quote Of The Day #71 (Warning: Contains Offensive Material)

“I have examined all the known superstitions of the world, and I do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology.” Continue reading “Quote Of The Day #71 (Warning: Contains Offensive Material)”

Advertisements

Quote Of The Day #70

Can you guess who said this?

“[T]he whole basis of the Maastricht treaty* is the establishment of a European central bank which is staffed by bankers, independent of national Governments and national economic polices, and whose sole policy is the maintenance of price stability. That will undermine any social objective that any Labour Government in the United Kingdom – or any other Government – would wish to carry out…The Maastricht treaty does not take us in the direction of the checks and balances contained in the American federal constitution. It takes us in the opposite direction of an unelected legislative body – the Commission – and, in the case of foreign policy, a policy Commission that will be, in effect, imposing foreign policy on nation states that have fought for their own democratic accountability.”

Can you guess who said this before clicking on the ‘Continue reading’ link?

*The Maastricht Treaty (Treaty on European Union) 1992 turned the European Community (formerly the European Economic Community) into the European Union. Continue reading “Quote Of The Day #70”

Quote Of The Day #68

Mark Twain

“Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and it annoys the pig.”

At the risk of sounding like a grumpy old man (probably too late) there does seem to be an awful lot of pointless people around these days. Try as I might, I can’t seem to avoid some of the storms that blow up across social media with the frequency of lunchtime. Just this week, some bloke has been kicked off a low-rent reality show and he is blaming his dismissal on the institutional racism of the television company. Nothing to do with the fact that he kicked a female contestant between the legs, which he called a “cunt punt.” Charming fellow. Continue reading “Quote Of The Day #68”