Sunday, July 7, 2019

The Best Diplomacy

"The best diplomat that I know is a fully-loaded phaser bank."

      -- Lt. Cdr. Montgomery Scott ("A Taste of Armageddon")


 There are no manifestos like cannon and musketry.
   -- The Duke of Wellington

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Extinction of Freedom

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction."

  -- President Ronald Reagan

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Meskimen's Law - Time to Do It Over

 Meskimen's Law:
        There's never time to do it right, but there's always time to
        do it over.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Ginsberg's Theorem

 Ginsberg's Theorem:
        (1) You can't win.
        (2) You can't break even.
        (3) You can't even quit the game.

 Freeman's Commentary on Ginsberg's theorem:
        Every major philosophy that attempts to make life seem
        meaningful is based on the negation of one part of Ginsberg's
        Theorem.  To wit:

        (1) Capitalism is based on the assumption that you can win.
        (2) Socialism is based on the assumption that you can break even.
        (3) Mysticism is based on the assumption that you can quit the game.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Self Help

 God helps them that help themselves.
                -- Benjamin Franklin, "Poor Richard's Almanac"