So, I Got This Bumper Sticker
By: Mark W Adams

From MoveOn.Org, that is a nice pretty shade of blue that even matches my car.

It says "Obama '08," and it was free!

Dartboard or car? Dartboard or car?


(BTW, nice move Hillary.)

My less than heartfelt answer is continued support for Barack Obama, and I'll slap the dart-hole free sticker on the car.


Step one, rid the bureaucracy of the neo-cons.

Step two . . . (something about underwear gnomes, I forget)

Step Three, profit? Happiness? Utopia? I dunno, but we gotta do Step One.

I just keep going back to the saying, never let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

That was Voltaire, who also said, "Love truth, but pardon error."

We can make bumper stickers out of Voltaire's best sayings and be even prouder of our bumper-bling. He would still be considered a progressive today, and recognize that many of society's ills he abhorred are in full force despite a couple of centuries of revolution and "democratic" institutions.

Voltaire perceived the French bourgeoisie to be too small and ineffective, the aristocracy to be parasitic and corrupt, the commoners as ignorant and superstitious, and the church as a static force useful only as a counterbalance since its "religious tax" or the tithe helped to create a strong backing for revolutionaries.
Reading Voltaire reaffirms my commitment to refer to the "Inside-the-Beltway" crowd as more than simply, "The Village" but "Versailles on the Potomac Villagers." We've come so far to fight the same battles. Fortunately, we're better armed for having men like Voltaire, Jefferson, Adams, Madison and Hamilton gone before us -- leaving us a framework to fight these battles against a foe too full of itself or too ignorant to even know or care who Voltaire is, and why these are words to live by:
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
As for FISA, Like his contemporary, the "conservative" Edmund Burke who said that "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny." Voltaire tells us that, "If you want good laws, burn those you have and make new ones."

We have the technology. We can make our laws better than they are.

That will never happen with John McCain in the White House.