Archive for July 2007
I haven’t posted one of these lists for some time now. As most of you know I am a voracious reader (at least I thought I was until The Hooligan and I compared reading lists). Anyway, here are some more of my favorite quotes:
“The Argument from Intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence.”
“If there were no God, there would be no Atheists”
“For myself I am an optimist– it does not seem to be much use being anything else.”
“The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward.”
John Maynard Keynes
“Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say ‘infinitely’ when you mean ‘very’; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.”
“The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.”
George Bernard Shaw
“It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.”
“Americans NEVER quit!”
“Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front it’s blows with brave hearts.”
“The test of first- rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Boomerama starts today and goes through Sunday morning. What, you ask, is Boomerama? A three day party thrown by our favorite roadhouse/bike shop owner for a few thousand of his closest friends.
Boomer (Dale Ullman) is well known here in southeastern Michigan for supporting many charities and as a friend to anyone who rides. He and his wife Sandy, plus the crews from Boomer’s Roadhouse and Boomer’s Bike Shop have made this a “can’t miss” event for the last five years.
Boomerama is being held at the 4H Fairgrounds in Davisburg Mi. Tickets are $10 for a day pass or $30 for a weekend/camping pass. Call 248.623.6418 for more information. Come out and see us, I swear you won’t regret it.
Here’s a great video from a Boomers Bike Night in 2004. 3 of my friends and I blocked for/escorted Indian Larry (R.I.P.), Billy Lane, Ron Finch and friends on a ride that was filmed for Discovery Channel’s Biker Build-Off.
I know, a lot of videos this month. It’s been a VERY busy time for The Scolai and family. I saw this video yesterday and all I can say is: The Democrat congressional leadership should be chained to a television playing this tape in a continuous loop. It would take time to sink in, but it’s a lesson they obviously need.
Elected officials who act based on opinion polls are, by definition, followers.
Elected officials who act based on conviction are, by definition, leaders.
Did you help to elect a leader, or a follower? In 2008, what will you do?
I know I said I was going to lay off the politics this week but this photo makes it impossible.
A couple of days ago I was verbally attacked by a mental pygmie who stated that Jews were the reason for 9-11, the Democrats not being able to nominate algore (another mental pygmie if one ever existed), political king making, war mongering, and just about every other problem known to man going back to the Garden of Eden.
I feel the above picture speaks for itself, however if you want the story behind the picture, you can find it here. Very Instructive.
I would, just for once, like to see one of these Arab nations put a real army in the field and attack Israel. Oh, wait, 1967, 6 Day War. Got that? 6 Days!! Egypt, Jordan, and Syria, with help from Iraq (name ring a bell?), Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Algeria, were sent packing back to their sand boxes with their hairy tails between their legs. No wonder they still fight like bitches.
I think I’ll side step the politics this week. Here, for all the great Celts out there, is a clip from The Family Guy. I think I heard a conversation like this on Saturday night, or I may have been a participant… have to check that one out with Mrs. Scolai.
Allow me to add a qualifier to the following post. I received the body in an e-mail from a friend. A number of readers have contacted me with doubts as to the veracity of the statements attributed to Madame Pelosi. Let me say this: Do I know with any certainty that she publicly acknowledged these sentiments? No. Do I think that she is capable of seeking to implement each one to the letter? Absolutely!
For those of you who think I am being harsh when I expose politicians like Nancy Pelosi, Ted Kennedy, John “Francois” Kerry, and the rest of their ilk for the communist sympathizers they are at heart, I offer the following statements by Madame Pelosi as evidence of the direction in which they wish to take this country. They truly do hate this country and our way of life and it is high time voters see them for the exceptionally evil people they are.
You aren’t going to believe this …… Madam Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to put a Windfall Tax on all stock market profits (including Retirement Funds, 401K’s and Mutual Funds). Alas, it is true! And all to help the 12 million Illegal Immigrants and other unemployed minorities. Boy, are we in trouble… This woman is frightening. Take special note of the last paragraph. Is she really this whacked out?
Nancy Pelosi condemned the new record highs of the stock market as “just another example of Bush policies helping the rich get richer. First Bush cut taxes for the rich and the economy has rebounded with new record low unemployment rates, which only means wealthy employers are getting even wealthier at the expense of the underpaid working class”.
She went on to say “Despite the billions of dollars being spent in Iraq our economy is still strong and government tax revenues are at all time highs. What this really means is that business is exploiting the war effort and working Americans, just to put money in their own pockets”.
When questioned about recent stock market highs she responded “Only the rich benefit from these record highs. Working Americans, welfare recipients, the unemployed and minorities are not sharing in these obscene record highs”. “There is no question these windfall profits and income created by the Bush administration need to be taxed at 100% rate and those dollars redistributed to the poor and working class”. “Profits from the stock market do not reward the hard work of our working class who, by their hard work, are responsible for generating these corporate profits that create stock market profits f or the rich.
We in congress will need to address this issue to either tax these profits or to control the stock market to prevent this unearned income to flow to the rich.” When asked about the fact that over 80% of all Americans have investments in mutual funds, retirement funds, 401K’s, and the stock market she replied “That may be true, but probably only 5% account for 90% of all these investment dollars. That’s just more “trickle down” economics claiming that if a corporation is successful that everyone from the CEO to the floor sweeper benefit from higher wages and job security which is ridiculous”. “How much of this ‘trickle down’ ever get to the unemployed and minorities in our county? None, and that’s the tragedy of these stock market highs.”
“We democrats are going to address this issue after the election when we take control of the congress. We will return to the 60% to 80% tax rates on the rich and we will be able to take at least 30% of all current lower Federal Income Tax tax payers off the roles and increase government income substantially. We need to work toward the goal of equalizing income in our country and at the same time limiting the amount the rich can invest.” When asked how these new tax dollars would be spent, she replied ; ; “We need to raise the standard of living of our poor, unemployed and minorities. For example, we have an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in our country who need our help along with millions of unemployed minorities. Stock market windfall profits taxes could go a long ways to guarantee these people the standard of living they would like to have as “Americans”.”Equalize Income? Limit Investment? 60% to 80% tax rates? Raise the standard of living for criminals here illegaly? This woman is not only evil, she is certifiably INSANE!!! Scolai