October 11th, 2005

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New definition of freedom...

"What constitutes the bulwark of our own liberty and independence? It is not our frowning battlements, our bristling sea coasts, the guns of our war steamers, or the strength of our gallant and disciplined army. These are not our reliance against a resumption of tyranny in our fair land. All of them may be turned against our liberties, without making us stronger or weaker for the struggle. Our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has planted in our bosoms. Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands, every where. Destroy this spirit, and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors."

-- Abraham Lincoln


"The policy decisions for a president in dealing with an avian flu outbreak are difficult. One example: If we had an outbreak somewhere in the United States, do we not then quarantine that part of the country? And how do you then enforce a quarantine? It's one thing to shut down your airplanes; it's another thing to prevent people from coming in to get exposed to the avian flu. And who is best able to affect a quarantine? One option is the use of a military that's able to plan and move."

-- George W. Bush
Grrr

To my fuzzy little houseguests...

I tolerate your presence here. My motto is "A daimen icker in a thrave 's a sma' request; I'll get a blessin wi' the lave, an' never miss't!" (Robert Burns).

But dammit, stay out of my Cadbury Mini Eggs!!! Why don't you make yourselves useful and eat the damn spiders? Nice, tasty, crunchy spiders!
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75,000 miles!

The odometer on the Ratmobile II passed 75,000 miles today. That's under 7,000 miles per year.
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