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What Are Your Favorite "Quotes of the Year" For 2011?
Vanity | 12/30/2011 | Scoutmaster

Posted on 12/30/2011 2:46:12 PM PST by Scoutmaster

With the year drawing rapidly to a close and so many quotes to chose among - serious and humorous, conservative and liberal, rabid media outbursts, Obama's choicest lies, the liberal chameleon Mitt Romney - what are your personal quote(s) of the year for 2011?

The quote may be comforting or disturbing, enlightening or confusing, endearing or maddening . . . but, c'mon, you know you have one.


TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Politics; Reference
KEYWORDS: 2011; quotes
I'm certain I'll pull many others out of the dusty closet of 2011 before I'm done, but let's be clear where our priorities are in Happy Valley, Pennsylvania:

“I think it’s fair to say the victims could be thinking to themselves right now that as a result of (my) coming forward, look what’s happened to this football program."

Attorney Ben Andreozzi, speaking of the concerns the Penn State sexual abuse victims may have at coming forward and causing the poor football program to suffer unpleasant media attention. Because we must have our priorities in the right place (reporting homosexual child rape vs. silence for the good of the football program), understood?

Other quotes from 2011? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

1 posted on 12/30/2011 2:46:24 PM PST by Scoutmaster
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To: Scoutmaster

America is just downright mean.
Michelle Obama


2 posted on 12/30/2011 2:56:35 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Scoutmaster

“It is not someone’s fault if they succeeded, it is someone’s fault if they failed.” - The Man Who Should Have Been The Nominee.


3 posted on 12/30/2011 2:58:52 PM PST by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: Scoutmaster

“I am a conservative Christian”- Lying RINO Mitt Romney.


4 posted on 12/30/2011 3:05:12 PM PST by SENTINEL (Romney is to Conservatism what Mormonism is to Christianity.)
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To: Scoutmaster; SpinnerWebb

I’m going to go with FUBO


5 posted on 12/30/2011 3:19:30 PM PST by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: All

Newt Gingrich: “I’m not particularly worried about Governor Romney or Governor Perry scaring the American people when President Obama scares them every single day!”

Newt: Fix Social Security So Obama Can’t Keep Scaring the American People

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23wiN-_0Qwc


6 posted on 12/30/2011 3:19:45 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: Scoutmaster
"Who's got it better than us?"

"Nobody!"

-- Coach Jim Harbaugh of the 49ers.

(Yeah, it's a good time to be a Niner fan.)

7 posted on 12/30/2011 3:25:43 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Scoutmaster

.00003% of the population claiming “We are the 99%”


8 posted on 12/30/2011 3:37:11 PM PST by digger48
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To: Scoutmaster

“Why was this something that you thought we would care about or should know?”


9 posted on 12/30/2011 4:27:54 PM PST by jmax
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To: Scoutmaster

“Witnessing the Republicans and the Democrats bicker over the U.S. debt is like watching two drunks argue over a bar bill on the Titanic.”


10 posted on 12/30/2011 4:33:20 PM PST by golf lover (going)
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To: Scoutmaster
At this point, Obama smiled and interjected, "Shovel-ready was not as ... uh .. shovel-ready as we expected." - Durham, NC,June 13, 2011

Real funny, a**wipe.

11 posted on 12/30/2011 4:51:56 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Scoutmaster
"He forwarded this letter, a draft of it, to his home computer.
Now it does not take a long walk to get that he forwarded it to his home computer to read it."


SC Rep. Trey Gowdy to AG Holder - Dec 8th, 2011
12 posted on 12/30/2011 4:56:40 PM PST by bksanders (Spewing Forth Vitriol at the Speed of Spit)
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To: Scoutmaster

“FUMR”
Jim Robinson and assorted other Freepers


13 posted on 12/30/2011 5:31:53 PM PST by CatherineofAragon
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To: jmax
"You can't please all of the people all of the time."

I attempted to post it as a vanity. If I didn't, then I apologize. If I posted it as a vanity and you don't want to read them, then I apologize and humbly suggest you adjust your settings so that you don't see vanities.

14 posted on 12/30/2011 5:33:41 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Scoutmaster
Is "I attempted to post it as a vanity. If I didn't, then I apologize. If I posted it as a vanity and you don't want to read them, then I apologize and humbly suggest you adjust your settings so that you don't see vanities." your favorite quote? Guess I can assume it is.

The title of your original post was "WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE "QUOTES OF THE YEAR. I obviously didn't understand it's meaning, because I posted MY Favorite Quote of the Year, which was: "Why was this something that you thought we would care about or should know?”

Gee, when I joined Free Republic a while back, Jim Rob must have forgotten to tell me I couldn't reply to posts from Scoutmaster. Or, maybe I just wasn't listening close enough. Shame on me.

15 posted on 12/30/2011 6:35:47 PM PST by jmax
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To: Scoutmaster
"It was a prank," Weiner reiterated. "This is not a national security matter. We're not making a federal case out of this." "I'm not sure it rises -- no pun intended -- to that level," he continued.
16 posted on 12/30/2011 6:58:47 PM PST by randita (If you supported Palin, there's no way you can support Newt. They don't agree on much.)
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To: jmax

Touché!


17 posted on 12/30/2011 6:59:10 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Scoutmaster
Guess we just got our wires crossed.

Take care.

18 posted on 12/30/2011 8:15:26 PM PST by jmax
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To: Scoutmaster

“Polls (poles) are for strippers and cross-country skiers.”
Sarah Palin


19 posted on 12/30/2011 8:28:02 PM PST by TheConservativeParty ( PRAY FOR AMERICA and donate to your conservative candidate)
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To: mylife

“Its the best we could get” Tammy Faye Boehner.


20 posted on 12/30/2011 9:28:00 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Scoutmaster; mylife; Eaker; TheMom
"Pepper Spray is Not Vegan."


21 posted on 12/30/2011 9:35:35 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: jmax
Take care.

Will do. I hope you and everyone that you hold dear has a Blessed New Year.

My entire family thanks you for your service to our country. I noticed from your rank you were one of the guys who got things done. Not kissing up; no need for that. Just expressing my respect.

22 posted on 12/31/2011 4:13:02 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Scoutmaster

Oh! How could we forget??! Back in May.

Netanyahu giving ODrama a basic slapping down in front of the Press Corps for suggesting Israel return to 1967 borders, and ODrama walking off the dias as a result.


23 posted on 12/31/2011 10:36:26 PM PST by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Scoutmaster
"There is only one kind of freedom and that's individual liberty. Our lives come from our creator and our liberty comes from our creator. It has nothing to do with government granting it."

--Ron Paul

24 posted on 12/31/2011 10:59:58 PM PST by giotto
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To: Scoutmaster
Thank you. And, on a similar note, thanks to YOU for being a Scoutmaster. There's not a lot of adults who are willing to give up their time or have the patience to lead, console and pamper a "mob of brats". I owe a lot to the late Mr. George Major, Scoutmaster of Troop & Post 552 in Houston, in late '50's and very early '60's. He instilled a lot of my values and mentored me to become the first ever Eagle in 552. Also, the Troops' first OA member, then on to Brotherhood. Never made Vigil, though.....ran off and joined the Navy.....LOL.

All that said, I repeat "THANKS" and "TAKE CARE".

I'm gone >>>>>>>>>>>

25 posted on 01/02/2012 10:00:29 AM PST by jmax
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To: jmax
Thank you. In memory of Scoutmaster Major and in honor of all the young men he mentored, I think we should share the original 1908 version of the Scout Law.

A SCOUT'S HONOUR IS TO BE TRUSTED. If a scout says "On my honour it is so," that means it is so, just as if he had taken a most solemn oath. Similarly, if a scout officer says to a scout, "I trust you on your honour to do this," the Scout is bound to carry out the order to the very best of his ability, and to let nothing interfere with his doing so. If a scout were to break his honour by telling a lie, or by not carrying out an order exactly when trusted on his honour to do so, he would cease to be a scout, and must hand over his scout badge and never be allowed to wear it again---he loses his life.

A SCOUT IS LOYAL to the King, and to his officers, and to his country, and to his employers. He must stick to them through thick and thin against anyone who is their enemy, or who even talks badly of them.

A SCOUT'S DUTY IS TO BE USEFUL AND TO HELP OTHERS. And he is to do his duty before anything else, even though he gives up his own pleasure, or comfort, or safety to do it. When in difficulty to know which of two things to do, he must ask himself, "Which is my duty?" that is, "Which is best for other people?"---and do that one. He must Be Prepared at any time to save life, or to help injured persons. And he must do a good turn to somebody every day.

A SCOUT IS A FRIEND TO ALL, AND A BROTHER TO EVERY OTHER SCOUT, NO MATTER TO WHAT SOCIAL CLASS THE OTHER BELONGS. If a scout meets another scout, even though a stranger to him, he must speak to him, and help him in any way that he can, either to carry out the duty he is then doing, or by giving him food, or, as far as possible, anything that he may be in want of. A scout must never be a SNOB. A snob is one who looks down upon another because he is poorer, or who is poor and resents another because he is rich. A scout accepts the other man as he finds him, and makes the best of him -- "Kim," the boy scout, was called by the Indians "Little friend of all the world," and that is the name which every scout should earn for himself.

A SCOUT IS COURTEOUS: That is, he is polite to all--but especially to women and children and old people and invalids, cripples, etc. And he must not take any reward for being helpful or courteous.

A SCOUT IS A FRIEND TO ANIMALS. He should save them as far as possible from pain, and should not kill any animal unnecessarily, even if it is only a fly---for it is one of God's creatures.

A SCOUT OBEYS ORDERS of his patrol-leader, or scout master without question. Even if he gets an order he does not like, he must do as soldiers and sailors do, he must carry it out all the same because it is his duty; and after he has done it he can come and state any reasons against it: but he must carry out the order at once. That is discipline.

A SCOUT SMILES AND WHISTLES under all circumstances. When he gets an order he should obey it cheerily and readily, not in a slow, hang-dog sort of way. Scouts never grouse at hardships, nor whine at each other, nor swear when put out. When you just miss a train, or some one treads on your favourite corn---not that a scout ought to have such things as corns--- or under any annoying circumstances, you should force yourself to smile at once, and then whistle a tune, and you will be all right. A scout goes about with a smile on and whistling. It cheers him and cheers other people, especially in time of danger, for he keeps it up then all the same. The punishment for swearing or bad language is for each offence a mug of cold water to be poured down the offender's sleeve by the other scouts.

A SCOUT IS THRIFTY, that is, he saves every penny he can, and puts it in the bank, so that he may have money to keep himself when out of work, and thus not make himself a burden to others; or that he may have money to give away to others when they need it.

In 1911, Lord Robert Baden-Powell added:

A SCOUT IS CLEAN IN THOUGHT, WORD AND DEED. Decent Scouts look down upon silly youths who talk dirt, and they do not let themselves give way to temptation, either to talk it or to do anything dirty. A Scout is pure, and clean-minded, and manly.

We don't have a King, I realize. But I like to share 'old' Scouting with my Scouts. Some things have a lasting value. Scouting . . . and service to Country . . . are two of them. And not in that order. Fair winds and following seas.

26 posted on 01/02/2012 11:14:26 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: giotto
Sometimes the best quotes are not the most memorable ones. I forgot the name of the guy who gets a lot of publicity for his list of memorable quotes. He lost credibility when he listed an obscure one by Gloria A.

I will probably remember the ones by Frank Noonan and Victoria Jackson. She said, "The Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the highest positions in our government." These are included among the Top 10 on another list that does not include Gloria A.

link (Jan. blog)

27 posted on 01/06/2012 1:22:41 PM PST by apocalypto
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To: Allegra

lol!


28 posted on 01/06/2012 3:11:47 PM PST by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: Scoutmaster

Actually the ones I enjoyed the most were the gaffes by Obama and his VP but the media has covered them. If you listen to Leno and Letterman, they go only after Republicans. Is there a site that lists all the gaffes by Obama?


29 posted on 01/06/2012 3:14:15 PM PST by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: tx_eggman

That’s my personal favorite as well. Along with POS.


30 posted on 01/06/2012 3:16:18 PM PST by jersey117 (.)
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To: Scoutmaster

“I used to be an adventurer like you, but then I took an arrow to the knee.”


31 posted on 01/06/2012 3:18:16 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Jane Austen
Is there a site that lists all the gaffes by Obama?

I don't think the Internet is that big.

Seriously, though, you can Google "Obama gaffes." And Youtube is full of videos that are composite clips of multiple Obama gaffes.

32 posted on 01/06/2012 4:20:35 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Scoutmaster

Rep. Steve King: “Anybody who brings up amnesty in this Congress, we need to just take the scarlet A for amnesty and pin it on them.”


33 posted on 01/06/2012 5:08:45 PM PST by apocalypto
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To: Scoutmaster

Thanks!


34 posted on 01/07/2012 3:45:06 PM PST by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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