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the day you left was just my beginning
15 October 1980
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"If you reach back in your memory, a little bell might ring
'Bout a time that once existed when money wasn't king.
If you stretch your imagination I'll tell you all a tale
About a time when everything wasn't up for sale."
- Tom Petty, "Money Becomes King"

"The original sin was Eve listening to the serpent and not herself."

"I wanna be fifteen years old.
I wanna be the last kid on my block to get a ticket.
I wanna be sitting in the last row behind the stage.
I wanna have bad skin, bad hair, and not be able to get a date for the concert.
I wanna be the only person in my row to be standing up and dancing.
I want everybody to think I'm a freak.
And I want everybody to know right now that I don't care.
I want a big Coke in my right hand and my tour T-shirt in my left hand because I took it off three songs ago.
I wanna have a bottle of cheap scotch in my sock.
And I wanna live my life knowing that I am living it exactly the way I want to live it."
- Michael Stipe, Omni, November 1995

"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." - Gandhi

"But there's nothing wrong with me, this is how I'm supposed to be." (Green Day, "Jesus of Suburbia")

"A man works from sun to sun, but a woman's work is never done."

there is something of the witch in every woman

"By this strategy, a nation which has decided to suspend its democratic traditions with a period of martial law (under which permanent social reordering would occur) might arrange a series of "terrorist" attacks upon itself which would justify the transformation as a defense of general public safety. " - John Taylor Gatto, The Underground History of American Education, footnote page 183

Secular Counterculturalist; A Mammary of Mass Destruction

"Yes, a liberal Republican, Senator. What happened to them? They got run out of your party. What did liberals do that was so offensive to the liberal party? Liberals got women the right to vote. Liberals got African-Americans the right to vote. Liberals created Social Security and lifted millions of elderly people out of poverty. Liberals ended segregation. Liberals passed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act. Liberals created Medicare. Liberals passed the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act. What did conservatives do? They opposed every single one of those things. Every one. So when you try to hurl that label at my feet, "liberal" -- as if it was something to be ashamed of, something dirty, something to run away from -- it won't work, Senator. Because I will pick up that label, and I will wear it as a badge of honor." - Santos, "The West Wing"

tax-paying, responsible government-supporting, herbal tea-drinking, organic food-eating, Saturn-driving, Progressive-reading, bargain-buying, book-loving, left-wing freak Dean supporter.



"I'm 22 years old - that's almost 30, and I still haven't accepted that this is my life. And I just wish that I could be dumb. And then I wouldn't know better and I could be happy and stop hoping. And I'm telling you this like you're interested in my boring life. "

(- Beverly, "Riding In Cars With Boys")

"4.   Respect them the way you would like to be respected. We are asking them to be decent people and care about something other than just their money. If we ourselves are not decent, especially in the way we treat and talk to them, what are we asking them to become? Like us? I hope not."

(-Dude, Where's My Country?, p. 188)

"Well, I told you your boobies were good, don't you listen to me?" - littlealex

"I saw boobies. I lost control." - primroseburrows
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