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Inspirational quotes


Angry eyes in the picture belong to serial killer Carl Panzram (1891–1930). Ordinarily, it isn’t necessary to explain that a serial killer is a bad person, but Panzram is pretty much in his own little world of evil badness. Theft, arson, murder and sodomy. Lots and lots of sodomy. He claimed he didn’t like sodomy all that much, but it was a terrific put-down.

Doesn’t really pass the smell test, does it?

Anyway, they caught him and hanged him, eventually. As they were putting the noose around his neck, he spat in the face of the executioner and uttered this famous quotation: “I wish the entire human race had one neck and I had my hands around it!”

I find that catchy phrase coming to mind more and more often of late, in different contexts. Like, “I wish the entire European Parliament had one neck and I had my hands around it!” and “I wish everybody running for President of the United States had one neck and I had my hands around it!” and “I wish every single lying sack of shit in the media had one neck and I had my hands around it!”

Try it! It’s fun!

p.s. his other famous quotation is “In my lifetime I have murdered 21 human beings, I have committed thousands of burglaries, robberies, larcenies, arsons and, last but not least, I have committed sodomy on more than 1,000 male human beings. For all these things I am not in the least bit sorry.”

Please don’t try that one.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 14, 2016, 10:10 pm

If you wonder what brought this to mind tonight, sample some of the comments in this post at Ace’s and see if you don’t wish 80% of the commenters had one neck.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 14, 2016, 10:22 pm

It is indeed a time for dire and dark thoughts, and my go-to-guy in like circumstances has always been Henry Louis Mencken, the Sage of Baltimore. Not that he was a murdering sodomite, no-no-no! But his manner of cutting through the bullshit to the crux of things, and being utterly unrepentant about it, connects here.

My favorite and over-used but under-comprehended quotation of HLM’s is from Prejudices: First Series

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

And that is the way I think about much of our oh-so-modern political and social world.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 14, 2016, 10:46 pm

Serial killers are bad people??? Then explain why you brits and the weenies slobber and fight over them. 😛

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 14, 2016, 10:57 pm

They have such innnnnnteresting lives. Don’t you find them innnnnnteresting? </bugs bunny>

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 15, 2016, 12:13 am

So, you think Fields is telling the truth and not exaggerating?

Comment from Pupster
Time: March 15, 2016, 12:46 am

Police knew his name from quite early, when he was eight he was convicted of drunk & disorderly conduct behaviour. Then again three years later, when a string of burglaries landed him in reform school, he retaliated by burning the place down.

Pretty impressive resume.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 15, 2016, 1:20 am

So, you think Fields is telling the truth and not exaggerating?

Good heavens, no. I think she’s utterly full of shit and the video proves it.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 15, 2016, 1:21 am

Pups, note that Taft (Sec’y of State and later Preznit) signed the order to put him in prison. When he got out, he burgled Taft’s house and went on a murder spree with his (Taft’s) 1911.

Turble man, but that was badass.

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: March 15, 2016, 3:29 am

Two days ago, Ace was feeding the Anti-trump frenzy over the violence at Trump rallies and threatening to ban anyone who replied in kind to the anti Trump tolls. Today, he has done a 180 after Cruz was attacked at a rally.

The crazyness at Ace, after HotAir broomed all their trolls was getting out of control. The whole internet is overrun with zealots, and I’m about sick of it. Defending a conservative point of view brings a whole metric shitton of crap down on you.

I don’t see any happy ending either.

Comment from iamfelix
Time: March 15, 2016, 8:28 am

Your first paragraph made me think of this:

Hedley Lamarr: Qualifications?
Applicant: Rape, murder, arson, and rape.
Hedley Lamarr: You said rape twice.
Applicant: I like rape.


I love that movie. 🙂

Comment from technochitlin
Time: March 15, 2016, 2:11 pm

I don’t see any happy ending either.

We have collectvely lost our minds as a society. This may well end in blood. Glad I’m an old fart and will miss most of it…

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 15, 2016, 3:18 pm

The sheer amount of ugliness is getting me down. I don’t know what there is to gain by being shitty to people whose vote you hope to get in future, no matter how you feel about your guy or his guy.

Also, I don’t have a guy in this race. I have come to hate all the candidates. All of them.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: March 15, 2016, 3:41 pm

Stoaty—just for fun—maybe you could create a picture of Che Guevara wearing a Bernie Sanders tee-shirt. I’m sure it would make you feel better, and I could use a good laugh, too.

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: March 15, 2016, 3:54 pm

Well! DAmn! I started a new story idea for my Wolf Hunters characters based on that ‘three gun’ video Keanu Reeves has up on the internet. I’m playing with the idea of the Wolf Hunters visiting an advanced planet and witnessing a three gun competition and trying to imagine how they would react.

But first I have to get them there, and I was eight or ten pages into getting their spaceship into the system when the lights went out. The battery in my UPS is bad, so now I need a new battery or UPS and I need a new monitor, and my attitude got worse when I lost more than half my work.

So I went to Ace to read the comments. Ya, I went there.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 15, 2016, 4:47 pm

Tho Ace tries to squash grabgate by insulting his readers, it continues to rage on in every comment thread. So far the majority of people do not believe her.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: March 16, 2016, 1:37 pm

What has happened with Ace lately? This from yesterday afternoon:

Also, Trump will almost certainly lose the election in a blow-out. Thus, any further legitimization of brutish authoritarianism does not create a permission structure for Trump to use such tactics, but instead creates it for the likely next president of the United States, Hillary Rodham — who has been plotting herself for a great and wrathful vengeance on the Rightwing Conspiracy that’s been scheming against her for all her adult life.

He’s dead right about HilLIARy’s reaction, but he seems to have absorbed a terrible defeatist attitude from somewhere.

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