Thought Of The Day Archive

Thought Of The Day Archive Site Meister Fri, 08/12/2016 - 22:37

We are resurrecting a fun section of CACN, one which was called Thought of the Day (TOTD). As we create new content for the site, we attempt to add on a semi-daily basis the Thought of the Day. TOTD may be generated by an application called fortune-mod in a random semi-automatic process. The fortunes come from a database of over a million entries. Some of them are excellent, and most are apropos to the issue of the day. Some Thoughts of the Day are created on the whim of the site operator, or relate to current geopolitical topics, as the need arises. As they get changed on almost a daily basis (we try, LOL!) and aren't currently archived in any other fashion, as opposed to posts, we've returned to using this book, porting back to the December 6, 2011 TOTD, as time allows, and archiving newly created Thoughts of the Day. Recovering previous fortunes with fortune-mod is possible, BTW, but only if one knows a bit of text in them.


TOTD 2016

TOTD 2016 Site Meister Fri, 08/12/2016 - 23:07

After being hacked, we had the impetus to get back into maintaining this site. So these are the TOTDs for the year 2016, after a many moon hiatus of allowing cobwebs to form on CACN. Good thing I like spiders... ;-)


August 2016

August 2016 Site Meister Fri, 08/12/2016 - 23:18

July 1, 2016 - Friday, 12th:
Editor’s note: Donald Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist, birther and bully who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.” -- "What Makes Donald Trump Such A Cranky Baby?", Huffington Post, June 6, 2016

P.S. He's delirious, period, and scary. Imagine the Donald in control of the 'football'...

Saturday, 13th:
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. -- 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Wednesday, 24th:
19 At that time I will deal
     with all who oppressed you.
   I will rescue the lame;
     I will gather the exiles.
   I will give them praise and honor
     in every land where they have suffered shame.
-- Zephaniah 3:19 (NIV)

Monday, 29th:
 “If you're ever confused with the Bible, read more of it!” -- Pastor Jonathan Wiggins, Resurrection Fellowship, August, 26, 2016

September 2016

September 2016 Site Meister Mon, 09/05/2016 - 12:59

Monday, 5th:
The gifts of the Spirit are like power tools. They mist be operated with caution…
-- Pastor Jonathan Wiggins, Resurrection Fellowship, August, 26, 2016

Saturday, 10th:
Bitterness is: I drink the poison expecting you to die…
-- Pastor Jonathan Wiggins, Resurrection Fellowship, September, 10, 2016

Sunday, 18th:
Sometimes trouble is a vehicle to propel us into God's calling for our life if we keep our heart right and keep from getting bitter…
-- Pastor Jonathan Wiggins, Resurrection Fellowship, September, 10, 2016

Thursday, 22nd:
19The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
-- Galatians 5:19-23 (NIV)

October 2016

October 2016 Site Meister Sat, 10/01/2016 - 23:40

We're moving our Worship TOTD over to our “vanity” website as CTOTD, so in the future those great Bible quotes and spirit filled teachings will be over on

Saturday, 1st:
Nosotros recordamos, naturalmente, lo que nos interesa y porque nos interesa.
Google Translate: “We remember, of course, what interests us and why we are interested.”
→ John Dewey. (1859-1952)

Tuesday, 4th:
Your motives for doing whatever good deed you may have in mind will be misinterpreted by somebody.

Sunday, 9th:
What you see is from outside yourself, and may come, or not, but is beyond your control.  But your fear is yours, and yours alone, like your voice, or your fingers, or your memory, and therefore yours to control.  If you feel powerless over your fear, you have not yet admitted that it is yours, to do with as you will.
→ Marion Zimmer Bradley, "Stormqueen!"

Thursday, 27th:
Those who cast the votes decide nothing.
Those who count the votes decide everything.
→ Josef Stalin (attributed)

November 2016

November 2016 Site Meister Fri, 11/11/2016 - 22:54

Election is over! That was nasty, going to take a hot shower with bleach now… wink

Friday, 11th:
Election's over, move along, nothing to see, been there done that…

Wednesday, 16th:
"The best index to a person's character is:
  a) how he treats people who can't do him any good and
  b) how he treats people who can't fight back."
Abigail Van Buren

Tuesday, 22nd:
"Natural selection won't matter soon, not anywhere as much as conscious selection. We will civilize and alter ourselves to suit our ideas of what we can be. Within one more human lifespan, we will have changed ourselves unrecognizably."
Greg Bear

Friday, 25th:
"Powerful men are well advised not to use violence,
For violence has a habit of returning;
Thorns and weeds grow wherever an army goes,
And lean years follow a great war.
A general is well advised
To achieve nothing more than his orders:
Not to take advantage of his victory.
Nor to glory, boast or pride himself;
To do what is dictated by necessity,
Not by choice.
For even the strongest force will weaken with time,
And then its violence will return, and kill it."
Lao Tse, "Tao Te Ching"

December 2016

December 2016 Site Meister Thu, 12/01/2016 - 22:56

Thursday, 1st:
Washington, D.C: Fifty square miles almost completely surrounded by reality.
Author Unknown

Thursday, 8th:
The question is, why are politicians so eager to be president? What is it about the job that makes it worth revealing, on national television, that you have the ethical standards of a slime-coated piece of industrial waste?
Dave Barry, "On Presidential Politics"

Monday, 19th:
When man calls an animal "vicious", he usually means that it will attempt to defend itself when he tries to kill it.”

Thursday, 22nd:
Coloradoan Anti-Censorship Network wishes everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We look forward to having you visit us again next year… smiley

TOTD 2017

TOTD 2017 Site Meister Wed, 01/11/2017 - 19:24

Back we are after a little vacation from posting during the year end holidays of 2016. Though starting off a little late this year, we hope to get back of the schedule, if time allows, of changing the Thought of the Day (TOTD) on a three day cycle. To reiterate from last year, “TOTD may be generated by an application called fortune-mod in a random semi-automatic process. The fortunes come from a database of over a million entries. Some of them are excellent, and most are apropos to the issue of the day. Some Thoughts of the Day are created on the whim of the site operator, or relate to current geopolitical topics, as the need arises.” We hope you enjoy these entries, and if you do, shoot me an email at to let me know.

Thanks for your visit!


January 2017

January 2017 Site Meister Wed, 01/11/2017 - 19:33

Wednesday, 11th:
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, 17th:
They use different words for things in America.
For instance they say elevator and we say lift.
They say drapes and we say curtains.
They say president and we say brain damaged git.
Alexie Sayle

Saturday, 21st:
This too shall pass. It might pass like a kidney stone. But it will pass…
⇒ Anonymous Author

February 2017

February 2017 Site Meister Thu, 02/02/2017 - 14:21

January was a slow month for updating the Thought of the Day (TOTD). We hope that we will get more time this month to keep them from getting stale… smiley

Thursday, 2nd:
Sometimes when you look into his eyes you get the feeling that someone else is driving.
David Letterman

Obviously we are not keeping up here, LOL!

Thursday, 16th:
Boren's Laws:
(1) When in charge, ponder.
(2) When in trouble, delegate.
(3) When in doubt, mumble.
James H. Boren

Thursday, 23rd:
The truth is not free. It's that simple. If you change the truth, it is no longer true - so the truth is not free!
⇒ Jules Bean, about freeness of documentation

Monday, 27th:
    one who tells an unpleasant truth.
Oliver Herford

March 2017

March 2017 Site Meister Tue, 03/07/2017 - 20:08

Tuesday, 7th:
The truth about a man lies first and foremost in what he hides.
Andre Malraux

Thursday, 16th:
Some men love truth so much that they seem to be in continual fear lest she should catch a cold on overexposure.
Samuel Butler

Sunday, 26th:
Don't tell any big lies today. Small ones can be just as effective.

Tuesday, 28th:
How is the world ruled, and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to journalists, and they believe what they read.
Karl Kraus, "Aphorisms and More Aphorisms"


April 2017

April 2017 Site Meister Thu, 04/06/2017 - 14:11

Thursday, 6th:
Government lies, and newspapers lie, but in a democracy they are different lies.

Saturday, 15th:

Thursday, 20th:
Persistence in one opinion has never been considered a merit in political leaders.
⇒ Marcus Tullius Cicero, "Ad familiares", 1st century BC

Monday, 24th:
When the leaders speak of peace
The common folk know
That war is coming
When the leaders curse war
The mobilization order is already written out.

Every day, to earn my daily bread
I go to the market where lies are bought
I take my place among the sellers.
⇒ Bertolt Brecht, "Hollywood"


May 2017

May 2017 Site Meister Mon, 05/01/2017 - 15:42

Monday, 1st:
Democracy becomes a government of bullies, tempered by editors.
⇒ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, 6th:
The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.
⇒ H. L. Mencken

Sunday, 14th:
Happy Mother's Day!
Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.
⇒ Edward Paul Abbey

Monday, 29th:
I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I tell them the truth and they never believe me.
⇒ Camillo Di Cavour


June 2017

June 2017 Site Meister Mon, 06/05/2017 - 16:20

Monday, 5th:
Perhaps the most widespread illusion is that if we were in power we would behave very differently from those who now hold it -- when, in truth, in order to get power we would have to become very much like them.
⇒ (Lenin's fatal mistake, both in theory and in practice.)

Sunday, 11th:
There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law.
No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets truth.”
⇒ Jean Giraudoux, "Tiger at the Gates"

Saturday, 17th:
A truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.”
⇒ William Blake

Monday, 26th:
Remembering Neerja Bhanot, never forget heroines come from all nationalities!
Pan Am Flight 73


July 2017

July 2017 Site Meister Sun, 07/09/2017 - 17:08

Sunday, 9th:
       Telling the truth when you don't mean to.

Saturday, 15th:
Churchill's Commentary on Man:
       Man will occasionally stumble over the truth,
       but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.

Monday, 24th:
Obviously, a man's judgement cannot be better than the information on which he has based it. Give him the truth and he may still go wrong when he has the chance to be right, but give him no news or present him only with distorted and incomplete data, with ignorant, sloppy or biased reporting, with propaganda and deliberate falsehoods, and you destroy his whole reasoning processes, and make him something less than a man.
Arthur Hays Sulzberger


August 2017

August 2017 Site Meister Sun, 08/06/2017 - 12:39

Sunday, 6th:
Why don't somebody print the truth about our present economic condition? We spent years of wild buying on credit, everything under the sun, whether we needed it or not, and now we are having to pay for it, howling like a pet coon. This would be a great world to dance in if we didn't have to pay the fiddler.
The Best of Will Rogers

Friday, 25th:
One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. it is simply too painful to acknowledge -- even to ourselves -- that we've been so credulous. (So the old bamboozles tend to persist as the new bamboozles rise.)
Carl Sagan, "The Fine Art of Baloney Detection," Parade, February 1, 1987

September 2017

September 2017 Site Meister Thu, 09/14/2017 - 18:23

Saturday, 2nd:
Finding the occasional straw of truth awash in a great ocean of confusion and bamboozle requires intelligence, vigilance, dedication and courage. But if we don't practice these tough habits of thought, we cannot hope to solve the truly serious problems that face us -- and we risk becoming a nation of suckers, up for grabs by the next charlatan who comes along.
Carl Sagan, "The Fine Art of Baloney Detection," Parade, February 1, 1987

Thursday, 14th:
Tell the truth and run.
⇒ Yugoslav proverb

October 2017

October 2017 Site Meister Wed, 10/04/2017 - 20:17

Wednesday, 4th:
An ounce of clear truth is worth a pound of obfuscation.
⇒ Anonymous

Sunday, 8th:
Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth *and* fresher breath.
Dave Barry, "Kids Today: They Don't Know Dum Diddly Do"

Wednesday, 11th:
In this world, truth can wait; she's used to it.
⇒ Anonymous

Friday, 20th:
According to all the latest reports, there was no truth in any of the earlier reports.
⇒ Anonymous

November 2017

November 2017 Site Meister Sun, 11/05/2017 - 14:21

Sunday, 5th:
Money is truthful. If a man speaks of his honor, make him pay cash.
Lazarus Long

Wednesday, 22nd:
Happy Thanksgiving!
There's a special place in hell for people who prey on children, …
Ivanka Trump


December 2017

December 2017 Site Meister Sat, 12/09/2017 - 11:36

Saturday, 9th:
…there can be no public or private virtue unless the foundation of action is the practice of truth.
George Jacob Holyoake

Saturday, 17th:
He who laughs last hasn't been told the terrible truth.
⇒ Anonymous

Saturday, 23rd:
Merry Christmas to All, even y'all lame, ineffective hackers!
Following -
When the great man learns the Way, he follows it with diligence;

When the common man learns the Way, he follows it on occasion;
When the mean man learns the Way, he laughs out loud;
Those who do not laugh, do not learn at all.
Therefore it is said:
Who understands the Way seems foolish;
Who progresses on the Way seems to fail;
Who follows the Way seems to wander.
For the finest harmony appears plain;
The brightest truth appears colored;
The richest character appears incomplete;
The bravest heart appears meek;
The simplest nature appears inconstant.
The square, perfected, has no corner;
Music, perfected, has no melody;
Love, perfected, has no climax;
Art, perfected, has no meaning.
The Way can be neither sensed nor known:
It transmits sensation and transcends knowledge.
Lao Tse, "Tao Te Ching"

Saturday, 30th:
Happy New Year! May 2018 be happy, fun, and profitable for you and yours!
Quiet -
Great perfection seems incomplete,
But does not decay;
Great abundance seems empty,
But does not fail.
Great truth seems contradictory;
Great cleverness seems stupid;
Great eloquence seems awkward.
As spring overcomes the cold,
And autumn overcomes the heat,
So calm and quiet overcome the world.
Lao Tse, "Tao Te Ching"

TOTD 2018

TOTD 2018 Site Meister Sun, 01/07/2018 - 15:05

Welcome to 2018, and expecting this year to be fun and interesting in many respects.  We're not going to promise changes on any schedule, as those promises didn't work out last year. Our update cycle has been running on a weekly basis, or whenever, and we kind of have no compelling need to continue this site other than for it's RSS feeds.

To reiterate from previous years, and to give credit to the authors of many of the Thought of the Day postings, “TOTD may be generated by an application called fortune-mod in a random semi-automatic process. The fortunes come from a database of over a million entries. Some of them are excellent, and most are apropos to the issue of the day. Some Thoughts of the Day are created on the whim of the site operator, or relate to current geopolitical topics, as the need arises.

Again, We hope you enjoy these entries, and if you do, shoot me an email at to let me know.

Thanks for your visit!


January 2018

January 2018 Site Meister Sun, 01/07/2018 - 15:15

Sunday, 7th:
Standards are different for all things, so the standard set by man is by no means the only 'certain' standard. If you mistake what is relative for something certain, you have strayed far from the ultimate truth.
Chuang Tzu (Zhuang Zhou)

Sunday, 14th:
Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes a-begging.
Martin Luther