"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."

  • metta

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    Oct 20, 2009 9:29 PM GMT
    "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."

    - Martin Luther King, Jr.
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    Oct 20, 2009 9:44 PM GMT
    "A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government."
    Thomas Jefferson
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    Oct 20, 2009 11:53 PM GMT
    metta8 said"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."

    - Martin Luther King, Jr.




    True. Unfortunately, this behavior is more common than common sense.

    -Me
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    Oct 21, 2009 1:45 AM GMT
    When i saw that quote, i KNEW someone extremely intelligent and perceptive had to have said it... i was obviously NOT disappointed.

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    Oct 21, 2009 2:04 AM GMT
    a little bit different...

    "If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow their vision wherever it takes them." JFK 1963
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    Oct 21, 2009 2:05 AM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government."
    Thomas Jefferson


    The version I heard was:
    "A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring
    one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own
    pursuits of industry and improvement."
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    Oct 21, 2009 2:05 AM GMT
    metta8 said"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."

    - Martin Luther King, Jr.


    That would describe most US Republicans, right wingers, and Christian fundamentalists, the Triumphirate of Intolerance. icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 21, 2009 2:07 AM GMT
    More fully:
    "Still one thing more, fellow-citizens—a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities."
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    Oct 21, 2009 2:12 AM GMT
    "The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life." -Muhammad Ali
  • Celticmusl

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    Oct 21, 2009 3:45 AM GMT
    I am sincerely ignorant of my conscientious stupidity.
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    Oct 21, 2009 3:59 AM GMT

    I am stupidly ignorant of my conscientious sincerity.icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 21, 2009 6:51 AM GMT
    meninlove said
    I am stupidly ignorant of my conscientious sincerity.icon_wink.gif


    haha. I love it.
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    Oct 21, 2009 7:09 AM GMT
    Sounds like the definition of a liberal. LOL
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    Oct 21, 2009 7:17 AM GMT
    One of my favorites:

    — Robert WilenskyWe've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Oct 21, 2009 7:18 AM GMT
    "If your Aunt had balls she'd be your Uncle."

    -my Uncle Doc
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    Oct 21, 2009 7:29 AM GMT
    Alpha13 saidSounds like the definition of a liberal. LOL


    You see I thought it was a conservative icon_rolleyes.gif


    (Actually I thought "many conservatives seem to act that way, but then so do many liberals", but that´s less fun)
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    Oct 21, 2009 8:21 AM GMT
    "Nothing in the world is more stupid than giving the newb a credit card without a limit and no accountability."

    me... hey, SNL did it
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    Oct 21, 2009 8:28 AM GMT
    "A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user."
    - Teddy Roosevelt
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    Oct 21, 2009 9:54 AM GMT
    1) "Go fuck yourself."
    - Dick Cheney

    http://politicalhumor.about.com/b/2004/06/25/cheney-to-leahy-go-fk-yourself.htm

    2) "I've Learned The Difference Between A Cactus And A Caucus... On a Cactus, The Pricks Are On The Outside."
    - Morris Udall

    3) "My Opponents Have Misunderestimated Me."
    - George W. Bush
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    Oct 21, 2009 10:03 AM GMT
    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."

    Albert Einstein
  • GQjock

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    Oct 21, 2009 10:23 AM GMT
    This quote from Thomas Jefferson
    "A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government."

    Shows that even then there was a split in the consciousness of the founding fathers on how the government was to be run when it came to monetary policy

    .... and it was one of the reasons why Alexander Hamilton was killed
    Thomas Jefferson and the Republicans even back then wanted a much constrained government with little oversight
    While Hamilton and Washington were Federalists and wanted the government to oversee monetary policy
    It was a big deal in the early United States and led to some really dirty political tricks where Hamilton's mistress was exposed in the papers
    ala Clinton
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    Oct 21, 2009 11:47 AM GMT
    "I will make a bargain with the Republicans. If they will stop telling lies about Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them."
    --Adlai Stevenson
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    Oct 21, 2009 1:57 PM GMT
    The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of great moral crises maitain their neutrality.

    Dante