Quote of the day–Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.


Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
[Ebner-Eschenbach is apparently the originator of the “stopped clock is right twice a day” quote:



Even a stopped clock is right twice every day. After some years, it can boast of a long series of successes.


Which wouldn’t be a bad QOTD during this political season as well. But back to fear and dodging…


Obama dodges. What does he mean when he says the following?



“I think we have two conflicting traditions in this country.” (gun ownership and restrictions on guns)
Politico, 2/11/08


“I think that local jurisdictions have the capability to institute their own gun laws.”
BaltimoreSun.com, 2/15/08


He could settle all this by promising, as President of the United States, to veto any gun control restriction bill that reaches his desk. But he doesn’t.


Gun owners have something to fear in Obama as a person in power.–Joe]