Star Wars III

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 21 May 2005 12:00:00 GMT
From kaba:
"When Pa was at home the gun always lay across those two wooden hooks above the door. ... The gun was always loaded, and always above the door so that Pa could get it quickly and easily, any time he needed a gun." -- Laura Ingalls Wilder

# GeekWithA.45 - Star Wars III, er, Six, er, Whatever... - The Geek reviews the last Star Wars flick by interviewing himself. He liked it. We plan to go to the noon matinee today. [geekwitha.45]

Gwa45: So, do you think this movie has anything to say about the current state of our own Republic?
Gwa45: Oh, for Zoroaster's sake, it's just a freaking movie!

# Charley Reese at - Imperial Poison - the transition from republic to empire has been accompanied by elected "officials" thinking they're something special just because they got elected. Enough. [lew]

You see, too often the office inflates the ego. Many people who win public office immediately begin to think that they are much more important than they really are. They forget that the day before the election, they were just plain Joe Citizens, and they don't know one whit more the day after the election than they did the day before. The only thing that changes is the source of their paycheck.

My fellow Americans, it doesn't have to be this way (remember that line from Sen. John Edwards' campaign?). There was a time when presidents and members of Congress and governors and legislators, much less local officials, acted in a perfectly normal manner.

When President Harry Truman finished his term, he and his beloved Bess caught a cab, went to the train station and rode home just like ordinary folks. In the middle of a global war, President Franklin Roosevelt, when he was at Warms Springs, Ga., would often take two or three friends, drive up to the Pine Mountain area, pull over and have a picnic on the grass. He drove himself. There was no entourage of 20 armored limousines.

# the disease - Tappan on Survival - complete text of Mel Tappan's famous book. 403K. I haven't read it. This copy likely infringes Janus Press' copyright. [root]

# - How to Build Firearms From 80% Receivers - a bunch of links for sources of parts, tools, and instructions for making your own off-paper guns. [clairefiles]

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