JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/12/quote-of-day_29.html (6 comments)

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jsid-1230610760-600576  singularity at Tue, 30 Dec 2008 04:19:20 +0000

If you truly wanted to be done with the matter, you wouldn't bring it up again.

jsid-1230637941-600578  Roberta X at Tue, 30 Dec 2008 11:52:21 +0000

Awwww. Wanna cookie?

--Maybe some folks would have better luck if they stopped usin' other people's lunchboxes for urinals. A fellow who shows up and plays the jerk so he can get tossed out and play the martyr over it is *not* out to have intelligent discussion -- and it doesn't matter how splendid his philosophy if his behavior is such as to make him unpleasant to associate with. Just sayin'.

See "I do not like thee, Dr. Fell" for a more artistic explication.

jsid-1230676491-600600  El Capitan at Tue, 30 Dec 2008 22:34:51 +0000

"Prickly personality"?

That's going an "LY" too far there, Boss.

jsid-1230676979-600601  Kevin Baker at Tue, 30 Dec 2008 22:42:59 +0000

Well, he's not here to assault you, err, defend himself, so I won't comment on that.

jsid-1230733950-600606  tweell at Wed, 31 Dec 2008 14:32:30 +0000

From recorded and discovered history, from tribes to clans to kings to republics, humans have had government and laws. The times that government did not exist have been few, violent and brutal. That tells me that we folks overwhelmingly need government above a minimal (very low) population, and we'll take bad government (of which there are many examples, present day and in history) over no government. The United States was created by some very good people, and I have not found any better government anywhere, in person or by research, even though it is worn and warped through the years since it was made.
Humans are imperfect, and the thought that imperfect beings can make a perfect government is laughable. So is the thought that because anything we do can't be perfect that it isn't better than nothing, or that it isn't worth doing.

jsid-1230940127-600684  Mikee at Fri, 02 Jan 2009 23:48:47 +0000

I must disagree with RobertaX: we are the exact opposite of thermodynamically doomed if we can't quit. We are in this case in a dynamic equilibrium, wherein our efforts allow changes in the entropy balance for brief periods of time. This is why I mow my lawn repeatedly, and why I keep voting, and why I keep romancing my wife.

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