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Quote of the Day

Friday, March 25th, 2011

“The Right believes in creating wealth, the Left believes in grabbing it.”

HT to Leslie Bates

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Quote of the Day

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

“Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated.”

– Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States of America.

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

“Whenever two parties make a free will trade; Spices for wool or grain for fire wood or even three dollars and fifty cents for a happy meal, both sides benefit. Because the customer would rather have the hamburger and McDonalds would rather have the three fifty. You’re welcome to disagree with me of course, you can email me a comment on why you hate businesses and corporations using your Apple computer while you sit at Starbucks and send messages down AT&T phone lines to Youtube servers running Hitachi hard drives all of which is powered by something like Consolidated Edison most likely generating electricity by burning oil provided by Exxon Mobile. Now if you want to hand deliver a message scratched on a tree bark using a sharp stick while wearing a grass skirt I will be much much more impressed with your moral outrage.”

— Bill Whittle

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Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Bill Whittle nails it shut with this observation:

“After the second amendment goes, the first will soon follow. Because if some social engineering genius determines that real people can’t be trusted with dangerous guns, then it’s just a matter of time until they decide they can’t be trusted with dangerous ideas either.”

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Monday, January 31st, 2011

“To translate it into UNIX system administration terms … the post-modern, politically correct atheists were like people who had suddenly found themselves in charge of a big and unfathomably complex computer system (viz. society) with no documentation or instructions of any kind, and so whose only way to keep the thing running was to invent and enforce certain rules with a kind of neo-Puritanical rigor, because they were at a loss to deal with any deviations from what they saw as the norm. Whereas people who were wired into a church were like UNIX system administrators who, while they might not understand everything, at least had some documentation, some FAQs and How-tos and README files, providing some guidance on what to do when things got out of whack. They were, in other words, capable of displaying adaptability.” — The Cryptonomicon

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Saturday, January 29th, 2011

“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficent…the greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.”

– Justice Louis Brandeis Olmstead vs. United States, United States Supreme Court, 1928

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Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

“Feminism died in 1998 when Hillary allowed henchlings and Democrats to demonize Monica as an unbalanced stalker, and when Gloria Steinem defended Mr. Clinton against Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones by saying he had merely made clumsy passes, then accepted rejection, so there was no sexual harassment involved. As to his dallying with an emotionally immature 21-year-old, Ms. Steinem noted, ‘Welcome sexual behavior is about as relevant to sexual harassment as borrowing a car is to stealing one.’ Surely what’s good for the Comeback Kid is good for the Terminator.”

— Liberal columnist Maureen Dowd

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Friday, January 14th, 2011

“Every individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruits of his labor.”

President Abraham Lincoln

HT to Mr. Reynolds

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Thursday, January 6th, 2011

“Leftist are aways quick to change the subject when you start listing actual facts to counter their talking points.”

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Quick Round Up Post

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

The actual effects of Dodd-Frank Finance Bill:

We don’t want to raise fees on our customers, but unfortunately, regulation is forcing us to do it, and as a result, some customers may end up unbanked,” said a Chase spokeswoman. Bank industry executives have said the new regulations will squeeze low-income customers out of traditional banking, sending them to high-fee alternatives like check cashers and payday lenders.

Practical, efficient self defense is empowerment.

Alan Caruba nails it shut:

As far as the rest of the world’s movers and shakers are concerned, Obama is little more than a charming cocktail party guest with little to offer than small talk and leftist bromides.

Only one thing is certain. Obama will be running for re-election the minute he returns to Washington, but he is going to need more than his former vacuous “hope and change” motto and there is small chance of that. In a very real way, the nation has already moved beyond him.

When I see Obama these days, I think of Jimmy Carter, a pathetic former president soundly rejected by the voters, the “author” of endless, largely unread books, and grateful that anyone takes notice of him.

When you see Jimmy Carter today, you’re looking at Barack Obama in fifteen or twenty years.

Will Rogers was also right on target:

There is not a man in the country that can’t make a living for himself and family. But he can’t make a living for them *and* his government, too, the way his government is living. What the government has got to do is live as cheap as the people.

Let’s be honest here, JFK would be labeled a far right extremist “teabagger” by today’s “liberals”.   The democrat party has moved way far to the extreme left, right into socialism territory.

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