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  • 10 Most Monumentally Idiotic Quotes of 2012

    12/28/2012 2:46:53 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    1   'Seniors love getting junk mail. It’s sometimes their only way of communicating or feeling like they’re part of the real world.'   -Harry Reid  2   'I’m asking everybody here, I’m asking everybody watching this nationwide to waste your vote on me.'  -Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson 3   'It’s very rare that I come to an event where I’m like the fifth-or-sixth-most interesting person.'  -Barack Obama  4   'First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama... Barack Obama.'   -Jamie Foxx  5   "(Obama needs to) work like a 3rd world...
  • New USCCB Document Highlights Biblical Quotations in the Mass (Needs Improving?) [Catholic Caucus]

    02/06/2011 6:30:06 PM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    TheSacredPage.com ^ | Monday, January 31, 2011 | Michael Barber
    Monday, January 31, 2011 New USCCB Document Highlights Biblical Quotations in the Mass The Catholic Mass draws heavily from Scripture--in every prayer you hear quotations and allusions to biblical texts. In fact, last year I did a series presentations now available through Saint Joseph Communications here (shameless plug!) exploring the biblical backdrop for the prayers of the Mass.   Now the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has put out a footnoted version of the prayers of the new translation of the liturgy, alerting you to the Biblical background of each of the prayers.  Some examples: The response: "The Lord be...
  • [ECUMENICAL] Favorite Quotations

    06/26/2010 10:50:18 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 32 replies · 2+ views
    StudiObrien ^ | June, 2010 | Michael D. O'Brien
    I've been collecting fragments from the writings and sayings of others for nearly forty years. They have always struck me as pieces of a vast mosaic that is being slowly and painstakingly assembled. As in an actual mural mosaic (Byzantine, complex, more than the sum of its parts), if one stands too close to it the image blurs. Focus on a single component and the part becomes the whole, throwing all into misinterpretation. Stand back, find proportion, locate the range of vision, and the portrait emerges. It is my hope that through the passages quoted here a portrait of humanity...
  • Quote of the week of 2/21/10

    02/22/2010 1:43:46 PM PST · by mainestategop · 2 replies · 179+ views
    MAINESTATEGOP ^ | MAINESTATEGOP
    This is the first of a new trend I plan to start on My blog. TO post famous quotes. What inspired me was this quote from Winston Churchill. It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more. WINSTON CHURCHILL My Early Life: A Roving Commission (1930), Chapter 9 (Education At Bangalore)Indeed, there is a lot we can learn from...
  • Winning Quotes in the MRC's Best of NQ Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting

    12/28/2009 1:32:56 AM PST · by Stoat · 6 replies · 808+ views
    The Media Research Center ^ | December 28, 2009 | Brent Baker
    Winning Quotes in the MRC's Best of NQ Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting By: Brent Baker December 28, 2009 02:10 ET   The winning quotes in the MRC's “Best Notable Quotables of 2009: The Twenty-Second Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting.” As announced in a CyberAlert Special last Monday, the awards issue was posted, with videos, on Monday, December 21, but following tradition, today, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday -- the last weekdays of the year -- MRC.org's BiasAlert and corresponding CyberAlert e-mail newsletter will run the winning quotes followed on succeeding days by the runners-up. The page...
  • Obama And The Age Of Outrageous Credulity

    06/28/2008 2:46:24 PM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 11 replies · 48+ views
    Ed Driscoll.com ^ | May 14, 2008 | Ed Driscoll
    There's a passage from a 2005 essay by Umberto Eco that I've frequently quoted, as it neatly defines several elements of the mindset of our age in just a few carefully thought out sentences: G K Chesterton is often credited with observing: "When a man ceases to believe in God, he doesn't believe in nothing. He believes in anything." Whoever said it - he was right. We are supposed to live in a [skeptical] age. In fact, we live in an age of outrageous credulity. Indeed. While it's a cliche that ours is a cynical era, it really is just...
  • Founder's Quotes - Franklin, Washington....

    09/03/2007 9:30:43 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 33 replies · 423+ views
    Patriot Post ^ | 1795 | George Washington
    “The only freedom deserving the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. Each is the proper guardian of his own health, whether bodily, or mental and spiritual. Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest.” —John Stuart Mill Work as if you were to live 100 Years, Pray as if you were to die To-morrow. Benjamin...
  • Quotations About the Death of Al-Zarqawi

    06/08/2006 12:34:13 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 27 replies · 1,429+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 06/08/2006 | The Associated Press
    Quotations about the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi: ``Al-Zarqawi was eliminated.'' - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. --- ``Whenever there is a new al-Zarqawi, we will kill him.'' - al-Maliki. --- ``Now Zarqawi has met his end, and this violent man will never murder again. Iraqis can be justly proud of their new government and its early steps to improve their security. And Americans can be enormously proud of the men and women of our armed forces, who worked tirelessly with their Iraqi counterparts to track down this brutal terrorist and put him out of business.'' - President Bush.
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....1 - 03 and 04 - 06...Words in Reprise

    01/03/2006 2:56:56 AM PST · by DollyCali · 191 replies · 1,604+ views
    DollyCali and All the Finest | January 3, 2006 | DollyCali
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • Lost in Translation (What liberals are saying and what they really mean)

    07/20/2005 5:06:51 PM PDT · by Chris_Shugart · 4 replies · 515+ views
    The Source The Quote The Translation June Quotations Harry Reid, June 29, 05 “The president's numerous references to September 11 did not provide a way forward in Iraq .” The president's numerous references to September 11 did nothing to appease the terrorists. Henry Waxman, June 21, 05 "It is a disgrace that the matters relating to the treatment of detainees have not been meaningfully investigated by this House. It's frustrating that we can't get political traction out of criticizing the military. Bill Moyers, June 10, 05 “It’s very hard for a liberal to throw red meat simply because the...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....06-08-05....Words - It's Story Time

    06/08/2005 5:54:16 AM PDT · by DollyCali · 165 replies · 1,510+ views
    DollyCali | 06-08-05 | DollyCali
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • Democrats Hijack Christianity - (Kerry, Dean, Pelosi trying to appropriate Bible for politics)

    05/29/2005 2:29:02 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 51 replies · 1,087+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | MAY 30, 2005 | ROGER BANKS
    With increasing regularity, leaders of the National Democratic Party are seeking support for their economic agenda in, of all places, the Bible. Failed presidential candidate John Kerry, for example, persists in appealing to the New Testament book of James. "Faith without works is dead," he intones, suggesting that "works" here includes the works of lawmakers as they spend other people's money. In like manner, Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader, is wont to quote the teaching of Jesus that "[i]nasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."...
  • Impact of Jews and Judaism on the World through history - quotes from famous non Jews

    05/03/2005 2:55:50 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 32 replies · 1,538+ views
    AISH.COM ^ | MAY 3, 2005 | Editors
    Since we have just finished celebrating Pesach and our exodus from Egypt over 3,300 years ago, I thought it might be interesting to look at our impact on the world through the eyes of those who we have impacted! Here are some thoughts for your consideration: "Some people like the Jews, and some do not. But no thoughtful man can deny the fact that they are, beyond any question, the most formidable and the most remarkable race which has appeared in the world." -- Winston Churchill-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "The Jew is that sacred being who has brought down from heaven the everlasting...
  • The Politics of Personal Quotation - ("gotcha" trend; past statements coming back to haunt 'em)

    04/27/2005 10:48:59 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 641+ views
    THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR.ORG ^ | APRIL 28, 2005 | R. EMMETT TYRRELL, JR.
    As conscientious followers of politics are doubtless aware, the better sort of American liberal is troubled by the unprecedented vituperation that has stolen into the public discourse. The Clintons refer to it as "The Politics of Personal Destruction" -- well said, Bill and Hillary. They, and concerned citizens like them, recognize that this inflammatory rhetoric comes, in the main, from the right -- or as they put it, "the extreme right." Dr. Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, likewise is alarmed by the abusiveness from the right or more generally from Republicans whom he has recently identified as...
  • A collection of Conservative/Libertarian Quotations from great Americans

    01/04/2005 5:38:53 PM PST · by traviskicks · 14 replies · 518+ views
    The 5 categories are Economics, Government, War and Peace, Success, and Education. Too many to list them all here, some favorites: Ronald Reagan One hundred nations in the UN have not agreed with us on just about everything that's come before them, where we're involved, and it didn't upset my breakfast at all. Mark Twain Never let your schooling interfere with your education. John Stuart Mill War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who...
  • FAMOUS FRENCH QUOTES

    11/21/2004 12:40:55 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 2,522+ views
    Private Email | NOVEMBER 21, 2004 | M. STEWART
    "France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country. France has usually been governed by prostitutes." ---Mark Twain "I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me." --- General George S. Patton "Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without your accordion." --Norman Schwartzkopf "We can stand here like the French, or we can do something about it." Marge Simpson "As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure" ---Jacques Chirac, President of France "As far as France is concerned, you're...
  • ARAFAT: NOTABLE QUOTES (Sanitized, but some are worth reading)

    11/11/2004 6:18:36 PM PST · by Stoat · 7 replies · 811+ views
    Sky News ^ | November 9, 2004
        A young Yasser Arafat ARAFAT: NOTABLE QUOTES Yasser Arafat's words turned from war to peace as the years passed in his struggle for a Palestinian state.    He first came onto the world stage in the 1960s as head of the Palestine Liberation Organisation and became Palestinian president in the 1990s. Here are some notable quotes he made in speeches and interviews:    1968 - "Zionism is an embodiment of neo-Nazism... intellectual terrorism and racial exploitation."    1969 - "Our new generation is tired of waiting for something to happen. Isn't it better to die bringing down your enemy than to await a...
  • VANITY: Who said this? ("Time to grab your six-gun")

    10/22/2004 6:23:00 PM PDT · by boris · 21 replies · 461+ views
    Boris | 10-22-2004 | Boris
    "When you hear someone say 'X' it is time to reach for your sixgun" or words to that effect. Or perhaps, "When you see someone do 'X' it is time to reach for your gun," You get the idea. It sounds a bit like Ayn Rand but I think not her. The folks at Quoteland.com do not seem to come up with anything...
  • Help with Quote from Confucius (vanity)

    11/13/2003 3:33:40 PM PST · by ElkGroveDan · 4 replies · 332+ views
    I'm having an argument with some liberals and the Internet is not going to be of much help, so I need someone who has a print source of Confucius quotes. The quote is: Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. There are a bunch of whacky liberals where I work saying that its a quote from Nelson Mandela. I'm trying to tell them that since ol' Nelson lived about 1500 years after Confucius did, it makes him a PLAGIARIST. The real problem is that when you search the interent there are abundant...
  • War And Battle: The Quotations

    11/10/2002 12:06:41 AM PST · by John Lenin · 41 replies · 3,501+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | 11/10/2002 | By John Hawkins
    War And Battle: The Quotations By John Hawkins "Veni, Vedi, Vici (I came, I saw, I conquered)" -- Julius Ceasar "We shall defend our island whatever the cost may be; we shall fight on beaches, landing grounds, in fields, in streets and on the hills. We shall never surrender and even if, which I do not for the moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, will carry on the struggle until in God's good time the New World with all...
  • Conservative Quotes

    10/22/2002 7:46:55 AM PDT · by Maigret · 6 replies · 299+ views
    The Federalist Brief ^ | 10/22/02 | Varied
    http://www.federalist.com/pub/02-43_Brief.htm CULTURE "In this era of nonjudgmental mush, too many Americans have become incapable of facing the brutal reality of unprovoked hatred, based on envy, resentment and ultimately on a vicious urge to lash out against others for the pain of one's own insignificance. That has been a common thread in things as disparate as ghetto riots, two world wars, and now Islamic terrorism." --Thomas Sowell ______----********O********----______ LIBERTY "Name, in the past hundred years, a single important triumph for peace and for liberal democracy that was purchased by the jaw-jawing the Nobellians so admire. No rush, take your time. Now,...
  • **VANITY** Your Favorite Quotes (Sunday afternoon fun & edification)

    07/14/2002 12:06:14 PM PDT · by Stultis · 77 replies · 781+ views
    A few to get the ball rolling: Now, with Mr. Clinton stripped of the power and protection of the Presidency, his supporters see him exactly as he is. And the image that presents itself is terrifyingly close to the caricature his enemies drew of him. They were right, after all. Mr. Clinton was, in fact, an untrustworthy low-life who used people for his own purposes and then discarded them. How could they have been fooled so badly? Even now, some continue to delude themselves. They attack Mr. Clinton’s actions, but they can’t bring themselves to admit that Senator Hillary also...
  • Voltaire

    05/11/2002 10:54:42 PM PDT · by PsyOp · 47 replies · 4,309+ views
    Personal Archives | 05-11-02 | PsyOp
    The writings of the egoist Voltaire did more for liberation than those of the loving Rousseau did for brotherhood. - Alexander Herzen, From the Other Shore.ADMIRALS It is good, from time to time, to kill an admiral, in order to encourage the others. - Voltaire, Candide, 1759. ADVERSITY A man is on earth like a soldier at his post. - Voltaire, Ingenous, 1767. He struggled; he called to his aid philosophy, which had always helped him; he derived from it only enlightenment and no relief. Duty, gratitude, sovereign majesty violated: these presented themselves to his eyes like avenging gods; he...