nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid
stuff" is not an organizing principle."
("Don't so stupid stuff" is
a great quote. I've heard it at my job, football
players hear is on the field, and now it's a US principle.
In my own experience, this phrase is usually said by bosses
/ coaches / and now leaders that either don't have anything
of value to say or are just less than competent.)
judge me against the Almighty, judge me against the
(Discussing the attacks on
him during the Republican presidential debates.)
and ethics trump politics."
This is a real principle.)
of sight ... out of mind ... out of the budget."
(Mikey on the future of NASA after the last landing of the space
shuttle on July 21, 2011.)
"Money is not a principle"
on listening to so many politicians, lobbyists, hedge fund
managers, investment fund managers talk about money as if it
is a principle. It's disgusting.)
tax structure is currently configured to place the burden of
paying for social services on the producers of goods and
(On how to assist business in a capitalistic society
fix the US economy.
discourages the production of goods and services in the US.
This burden should be increasingly shared by the consumers of
goods and services. Goods and services produced overseas and
imported to the US get a free ride under the current tax
persons and businesses in
the US that provide goods and services to the people in the
US should be incented by the tax code, import
tariffs, environmental regulations, and other public policy,
to produce those goods and services in the US regardless if
that person or business is a domestic or foreign entity.
(On what should be the background platform of any and all
state and federal legislation if our goal is to improve the
"You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not
entitled to your own facts."
the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do,
"Just because you don't like something,
doesn't mean it doesn't exist."
many conservatives just not accepting that certain truths
exist whether they like them or not."
"If you don't know the facts about something,
that's ignorance. When you refuse to learn the facts about
something, that's stupidly."
people that simply choose to ignore facts.}
"Greed is not a conservative value"
unbridled free markets where companies cannibalize each
other in order to enrich the very few at the top. (You have
the right to drive on any street that you want but you do
not have the right to exceed the speed limit or ignore stop
"The problem with socialism is that eventually, you run out
of other people's money."
makes products difficult to plan, build, test and use.
leaving his position as lead design
programmer for Microsoft.
"Consensus is not the truth".
purpose of life is to seek the truth...about everything.
If opposing sides agree to a consensus, its only a
consensus. You still haven't found the truth.
The Constitution of the United States
"The Congress shall have the power to lay and collect Taxes,
Duties, Imposts, Excises, to pay the Debts and
provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the
United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises
shall be uniform throughout the United States..."
The Bible - Genesis 2:15
"Then the LORD
God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to Cultivate it and
"to tend and
care for it"
enemy to a good plan is a perfect plan."