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"A friend told me to shoot and ask questions later. I was going to ask him why but I had to shoot."

John Wayne, born May 26, 1907.

-- paul (, May 25, 2002


"I have a most peaceable disposition. My desires are for a modest hut, a thatched roof, but a good bed, good food, very fresh milk and butter, flowers in front of my window and a few pretty trees by my door. And should the good Lord wish to make me really happy, he will allow me the pleasure of seeing about six or seven of my enemies hanged upon those trees."

Heinrich Heine


-- Capt Smiley (Capt Smiley@cheery, May 27, 2002.

"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." H L Mencken

-- paul (, May 27, 2002.

If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs Bitten as the cud Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues, -- - My friend, you would not tell with such high zest To children ardent for some desperate glory, The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori.

Wilfred Owen

-- Capn (, May 28, 2002.

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