"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
Or, maybe just kind of egocentric.
When my supporters try to say I'm right when everyone with an ounce of sense knows I'm wrong, that makes them sound pretty ridiculous as well. When they can no longer support my upside down view of history, and decide to try to blame someone else for my faux pas, then that makes them look pretty silly, doesn't it?
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
"Ummm, no, he [the North Church vicor] did not say that. He said he informed her that Revere had founded their bell ringing guild years earlier as a teenager, he said nothing about Revere ringing any bells or firing any guns during his famous midnight ride. He also said nothing about telling her that part of that ride was to warn the British. Those were Palin's unfortunate choice of words, not his."