|#9861|| The General disliked trying to explain the highly technical inner|
workings of the U.S. Air Force.
"$7,662 for a ten cup coffee maker, General?" the Senator asked.
In his head he ran through his standard explanations. "It's not so,"
he thought. "It's a deterrent." Soon he came up with, "It's computerized,
Senator. Tiny computer chips make coffee that's smooth and full-bodied. Try
The Senator did. "Pfffttt! Tastes like jet fuel!"
"It's not so," the General thought. "It's a deterrent."
Then he remembered something. "We bought a lot of untested computer
chips," the General answered. "They got into everything. Just a little
mix-up. Nothing serious."
Then he remembered something else. It was at the site of the
mysterious B-1 crash. A strange smell in the fuel lines. It smelled like
coffee. Smooth and full bodied...
-- Another Episode of General's Hospital
|#9862||The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the|
people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people
drudge along paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
-- Gore Vidal
|#9863||The government has just completed work on a missile that turned out to be a|
bit of a boondoggle; nicknamed "Civil Servant", it won't work and they can't
|#9864||The Government just announced today the creation of the Neutron Bomb II.|
Similar to the Neutron Bomb, the Neutron Bomb II not only kills people
and leaves buildings standing, but also does a little light housekeeping.
|#9865||The graveyards are full of indispensable men.|
-- Charles de Gaulle
|#9866||The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men|
of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.
-- Justice Louis D. Brandeis
|#9867||The greatest disloyalty one can offer to great pioneers is to refuse to|
move an inch from where they stood.
|#9868||The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.|
-- Albert Einstein
|#9869||The hater of property and of government takes care to have his warranty|
deed recorded, and the book written against fame and learning has the
author's name on the title page.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals, 1831
|#9870||The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality|
of functions performed by private citizens.
-- Alexis de Tocqueville
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