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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Common Sense: Thomas Jefferson's Words of Wisdom: October 16, 2011

"When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe."
Thomas Jefferson

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." -- Thomas Jefferson

"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which, if acted on, would save one-half of the wars of the world." -- Thomas Jefferson

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." -- Thomas Jefferson

"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." -- Thomas Jefferson

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." Thomas Jefferson

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -- Thomas Jefferson

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." Thomas Jefferson

"To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical." -- Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:
"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property - until their children wakeup homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

Homer Simson: Stuck on the Bus: "d oh!" Oct. 15, 2011

Graffiti on the Bus: "A lil' Further" It should read, "Mary and Jane"

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hunting Dragons Under the Haverst Moon Oct. 12, 2011

Sometimes I wonder why  I'm not out there painting this Harvest Moon. So I take a walk and just enjoy the Moon rise. Walking with my dog Bella, in the cool light of the moon, we happen upon a sleeping Dragon, protecting her eggs.  Bella, so incredibly happy to be out under moonlight on the World's Safest Beach, (Carpinteria California), poses quietly so as to not awaken the beast.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Harvest Moon Rises, Coal Oil Point Oct 11, 2011

Looking East from Coal Oil Point, the Harvest Moon climbs up above the Rolling Surf, and the town of Isla VistaUniversity of California, Santa Barbara.

Demonstration Painting for  a Nocturne Painting Workshop through  U.C.S.B. Extention.
Harvest Moon Rising, Santa Barbara
10x20 oil 2009-2011
Collection of the artist