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Bookworm, wife to fings, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, lifelong urban dweller (YAY for Jersey City!, it's been a good home), college graduate (studied Art History--shut up! it's reputable!! :P-- and History), chatty person, agnostic/secular humanist (I should just join the Unitarian Church already), queer friendly, Puerto Rican (apparently a "stealthy" one, and now a "super-stealthy" one since I've taken my husband's decidedly not Hispanic name :P), potty mouth (my husband has gotten me to tone it down since we started dating, but um, I can still swear quite the blue streak when inspired, ha), short and round, tattooed, big laugher, good with babies and kids, lover of sleep, a little lazy, NY Mets fan and a whole host of other things :).


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"And eventually, we all grow up and realize we're loony in our own unique and individualized ways".
~~Joel Fleischman, from "Northern Exposure"~~

"Many people feel that mass acceptance and smooth socialization are desirable life paths for a young adult... Many people are often wrong... Don't bother being nice. Being popular and well liked is not in your best interest. Let me be more clear; if you behave in a manner pleasing to most, then you are probably doing something wrong. The masses have never been arbiters of the sublime, and they often fail to recognize the truly great individual. Taking into account the public's regrettable lack of taste, it is incumbent upon you not to fit in."
~~Janeane Garofalo~~

"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel."
~~Dr. Samuel Johnson~~

"Who says life is sacred? .....god? Great, but if you read your history you know that god is one of the leading causes of death and has been for thousands of years. Hindus, Moslems, Christians, Jews, all taking turns killing one another, because god told them it was a good idea. The sword of god, the blood of the lamb, Vengeance is mine, onward Christian soldiers. Millions of dead people. All because they gave the wrong answer to the god Question: Do you believe in god? No. -BAM!- Dead. How about you? Do you believe in god? Yes. Do you believe in MY god? No. -BAM!- Dead! My god has a bigger dick than your god!"
~~George Carlin~~

"I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that."
~~Lloyd Dobbler from "Say Anything"~~

"… it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg."
~~Thomas Jefferson~~

"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear."
~~Harry S Truman, August 8, 1950~~

Dumb teen: Hey, look at this! It says "Train for jobs in biotch."
Smarter teen: Fool! That word is biotech. Why you gotta be ignorant all your life?

--1 train

"She herself was a victim of that lust for books which rages in the breast like a demon, and which cannot be stilled save by the frequent and plentiful acquisition of books. This passion is more common, and more powerful, than most people suppose. Book lovers are thought by unbookish people to be gentle and unworldly, and perhaps a few of them are so. But there are others who will lie and scheme and steal to get books as wildly and unconscionably as the dope-taker in pursuit of his drug. They may not want the books to read immediately, or at all; they want them to possess, to range on their shelves, to have at command. They want books as a Turk is thought to want concubines -- not to be hastily deflowered, but to be kept at their master's call, and enjoyed more often in thought than in reality."
~~Robertson Davies from Tempest-Tost~~

"The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else."
~~Teddy Roosevelt (1918)~~

"It ain't what you don't know that gets you in trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."
~~Mark Twain~~

"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."
~~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.~~

"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official..."
~~Theodore Roosevelt~~

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts."
~~Bertram Russell~~

"With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion."

~~Steven Weinberg~~

“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and
cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”
~~Isaac Asimov~~

      
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