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“It’s not unusual to see the collapse of empires. They’re collapsing at the speed of FedEx these days. In my lifetime, I have seen the collapse of the Nazis, of the imperial Japanese, of the British, French, Dutch, Portuguese and Soviet empires. It’s nowhere written that the American empire should go on forever—especially as it makes classical errors. Like the Romans, we’re creating a world of enemies.”

posted at 4:05 am
on Oct. 30, 2004

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“Putting dignity back in the white house”

posted at 2:38 pm
on Oct. 28, 2004

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“The graphics [of this the Atari 2600 game] look like two oatmeal robots humping…”

posted at 11:35 am
on Oct. 28, 2004

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“The Bush administration has done bad things well and good things poorly.”

posted at 3:16 am
on Oct. 28, 2004

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“Where do you think you are going?”

posted at 7:13 pm
on Oct. 27, 2004

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“We don’t even call them windshield wipers here. We call them parking ticket holders.”

posted at 1:05 am
on Oct. 25, 2004

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“I don’t think she realizes that she’s dealing with a blogger.”

posted at 2:47 am
on Oct. 22, 2004

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“Don’t believe everything that you think.”

posted at 1:21 am
on Oct. 21, 2004

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” “I’ve just sensed a great disturbance in the Internet—as if a million browser sessions timed out at once and were closed.”

posted at 10:42 pm
on Oct. 19, 2004

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“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.”

posted at 3:01 am
on Oct. 19, 2004

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“Even those who believe that dead people should not be involved in the political process have to agree that such litigation…”

posted at 2:43 pm
on Oct. 15, 2004

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“As leaders we do our best to teach excellence. We preach excellence. We strive for excellence in everything we do, recognizing that we often fail. But, what about helping others to be good?”

posted at 11:05 am
on Oct. 12, 2004

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This is the funniest tech support story I’ve heard in five years.  You must read the whole thing.

posted at 11:18 am
on Oct. 7, 2004

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“Your mind is filled with ideas, make use of them.”

posted at 1:12 am
on Oct. 7, 2004

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“If carpools could include animals, do you think people who have ‘car pets’ that they kept in their vehicles all the time just so that they could always use the carpool lane?”

posted at 1:12 am
on Oct. 7, 2004

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“The idea is that the unblemished truth is freeing (as a fundamental human right); with it, citizens can make informed decisions and take intelligent action, for themselves and for society.”

posted at 2:58 pm
on Oct. 6, 2004

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