Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Patrick Henry Lives, Thank the Great Mysterious

Give the Past the Slip

Give me life and take
my liberties; stay white
until you see the fire
within their eyes; never
go down with the ship.
On the kindred hand,
Charles Darwin never met
a monkey he could dance with
when the lights went low
and all the saints came marching
towards that funky nation.
Whip it, whip it good;
devolution is
our born-again creation.

~Son Rivers 2005

Today's Bunch of Footnotes

liberties; Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Quotes of the Day;
“In Senate ‘None of your civil liberties matter much after you’re dead.’
--Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), quoted by The Hill. ‘Give me liberty or give me death.’-- Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI), responding to Cornyn with the quote made famous by Patrick Henry during the American Revolution.

monkey; Political Animal;
INTELLIGENT DESIGN: “Rather, this case came to us as the result of the activism of an ill-informed faction on a school board, aided by a national public interest law firm eager to find a constitutional test case on ID, who in combination drove the Board to adopt an imprudent and ultimately unconstitutional policy. “

devolution; FrinkTank:
Helacyton Gartleri will kill us all; “Fiftysome years ago a woman named Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer. But the tumor cells harvested from her dying body are still alive--and now in greater numbers than the rest of the cells that once made up Ms. Lacks herself. They don't need a body. They don't age or die. They do everything an independent organism does--metabolize, excrete, reproduce... and KILL. (you know, because they're, like, CANCER and all.) They're notoriously hard to control, but generations of scientists have known all along, protecting them...feeding them...breeding them... In 1991 they even designated the murdering swarm as its own species."

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