Urbin Report

Friday, December 02, 2005

Morning quotes

"Whether you like it or not, gun rights are civil rights. If you are against gun rights, then you are in the same pack as the Klan and the communists, and are as likely to vote to shut down churches and newspapers as you are to license and register guns." -- Guy Smith

"Personally, I'd be delighted to live in a country where happily married gay couples had closets full of assault weapons." -- Glenn Reynolds

"Want to know what it's like to be a second-class citizen? Own a gun in an extremely Blue state or area." -- The Smallest Minority

"It is an impressive place that smells like the 1950s, when everyone wore starch white shirts and black slacks and perfect crewcuts and worked on massive industrial projects..." -- Elf Sternberg

"Best practice" tends to mean "works well enough you won't get fired for following the proceedure, and doesn't cost to much to implement."

"Of course, the underlying structure of everything in England is posh. There is no in-between with these people. You have to walk a mile to find a telephone booth, but when you find it, it is built as if the senseless dynamiting of pay phones had been a serious problem in the past. And a British mailbox can presumably stop a German tank." -- Cryptonomicon