October 19, 2017

Quote of the moment

The only way to pass along civic values is to first live up to them.

-- GW Bush

Quote of the moment

I think it's healthier for family members to call one another, rather than do Facebook posts.

--Lisa Bloom

October 18, 2017

Headline of the moment

Would $1 Million in Hot Dogs Violate the Emoluments Clause?


Discovered poetry of the moment

He said 
three people were dead
and two others 
were shot in the head

-- Baltimoresun.com

Quote of the moment

The frequency of one predator eating the other is really about size dynamic.  If a small shark swims by an alligator and the alligator feels like it can take the shark down, it will, but we also reviewed some old stories about larger sharks eating smaller alligators.

-- James Nifong

Headline of the moment

ALLIGATORS ARE FEASTING ON SHARKS IN AMERICA'S RIVERS AND ESTUARIES, SCIENTISTS DISCOVER


-- Newsweek

October 17, 2017

Headline of the moment

Fish Depression Is Not a Joke

-- NYT

Quote of the moment

I feel that the universe is full of glorious energy.  That the energy tends to take pattern and shape, and that the ultimate character of things is comely and good. I am perfectly aware that I say this in the teeth of all sorts of contrary evidence, and that I must be basing it partly on temperament and partly on faith, but that's my attitude.

-- Richard Wilbur

Quote of the moment

Addiction starts with pain and ends with pain.

-- Eckhart Tolle

October 16, 2017

Quote of the moment

Madagascar sees cases of plague nearly every year in the rainy season.

-- Robyn Dixon

October 15, 2017

Quote of the moment

... just because you pay for information doesn't mean it's not good.

--Larry Flynt

October 13, 2017

Quote AND Trivium of the Moment

 Io is the most volcanic object in the solar system.

October 12, 2017

Trivia of the moment

Only 3 countries have never stopped transmission of polio: Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.

Quote of the moment

There is no possible mediation between democratic law and disobedience and unlawfulness.

-- Mariano Rajoy

Quote of the moment

Was I ready to be committed to a guy whose family owned shotguns and went to the Waffle House?

-- Maisha Closson

October 11, 2017

Quote of the moment

Just as a wolf cannot become a lamb, so an American imperialist can never change his aggressive nature.

-- Common North Korean jape

Quote of the moment

North Korea is sometimes simply weird. Triplets are taken from their parents and raised by the state because they are considered auspicious. 

-- Nicholas Kristof

Quote of the moment

In Manatee County, FL, Dr. Russell Vega, the chief medical examiner, said that when he reaches "overflow" conditions, he relies on a private body transport service to store the bodies elsewhere until his office can catch up.

-- NYT

Trivium of the moment

Overdoses are the leading cause of death in Americans under 50.

NYT

Quote of the moment

After seeing thousands of sudden, unexpected or violent deaths, I have found it impossible not to ponder the spiritual dimension of these events for both the deceased and especially those left behind.

-- Thomas Andrew