Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Generic Maxims No. 10

 IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen
united States of America,

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But...

Happy Birthday... America!

1. Bulls in a china shop...rarely know which pattern they are looking for. 
2. The House of Conformity has rooms for all.
3. The  trouble with the rat race is that...you don't get to wear a snappy logo-spattered NASCAR jump-suit.
4. One vice is about as affordable as another...virtue, on the other hand, demands one payment after another.
                     5. Perfection is achievable...
by ignoring reality.
6. Throw a stick for a dog and he will return it...this is the primary difference between men and dogs.
7. Ponder a plethora of potential possibilities... then proceed perfectly poised.
8. If they find a skeleton in your closet... tell them you used it in medical school.
9. The road to Hell is paved with good inventions... that you must have.
10. If you have a mind like a steel trap...
you must enjoy lying on the floor snapping at peoples feet.
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I followed a different drummer, got a tattoo,
Now it's a bummer,
And I don't know what to do...
'Cause it's summer and it says,
< Dumb and Dumber >

"I am but a lump of clay, but I was placed beside a rose and I caught its fragrance."
William Morley Punshon


TALON said...

Happy Fourth of July, Count Sneaky!

Hope you have a fabulous holiday weekend.

No. 7's alliteration had me giggling!

desk49 said...

I read your sayings
and on them I pondered
after some thought
my mind has wounded
Some thoughts were cleaver
and some were funny
I'll try and get back
and read more by Monday

Happy four of July
Are should we all be saying the second

Anonymous said...


nothingprofound said...

#5-maybe that's my problem.

Anonymous said...

Count, #7 had me giggling too! The poise bit might be hard for a clumsy oaf such as myself though... :P

timethief said...

I'm a couple of days late and more than a dollar short but I do hope you and your lady enjoyed a lovely Independence Day. :)

Anonymous said...

Love the image of the cat and books. Can you share its source with me? (email author underscore kim at yahoo dot com)