Blog This! | April 2009

Blog This!

The official blog of Ian S. Lindsay

Haikus

Haikus are funny

But sometimes they don’t make sense

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Welcome to Blog This!

Blog This! is the official blog of Ian S. Lindsay.  Primarily, I am intending this as a means for me to update and provide information to my family.  They don't live near by and tell me I don't call home enough.  Go figure.  Sometimes, I'll post other info here as well, but that will be the exception....

Wise Sayings: Government

  1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a Congress.
    -- John Adams
  2. If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.
    –- Mark Twain
  3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.
    -- Mark Twain
  4. I 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.
    -- Winston Churchill
  5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
    -- George Bernard Shaw
  6. A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.
    -- G. Gordon Liddy
  7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
    -- James Bovard
  8. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
    -- Douglas Casey
  9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
    -- P.J. O'Rourke
  10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
    -- Frederic Bastiat
  11. 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.
    -– Ronald Reagan
  12. I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
    -- Will Rogers
  13. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free.
    -- P.J. O'Rourke
  14. In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.
    -- Voltaire
  15. Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.
    -- Pericles (430 B.C.)
  16. No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
    -- Mark Twain
  17. Talk is cheap... except when Congress does it.
    -- Anonymous
  18. The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.
    -- Ronald Reagan
  19. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
    -- Winston Churchill
  20. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
    -- Mark Twain
  21. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
    -- Herbert Spencer
  22. There is no distinctly native American criminal class... save Congress.
    -- Mark Twain
  23. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.
    -- Gerald Ford

Diving Video

Chriss and I did some diving while we were in the Keys.  I bought a new underwater case for my small digital camera.  Well, since my camera takes video, I decided to try it out under water.  Below is the video that I put together from our dives.

Chriss and Ian - An Underwater Adventure
Chriss and Ian - An Underwater Adventure