Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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Right. In NeoConLand, where Everything comes up Roses and the stock market is always up and folks walk back and forth to school in the snow in 72 degree weather, down hill both ways. Chocolate doesn't make your shirts shrink, alcoholic gives you a buzz without making you drunk or stupid, hotrod cars all get 65MPG and they waive speeding tickets. And just the right amount of taxes is $3.24.
Yeah, but try to get a plumber.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address