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  • List: Top 20 Quotes from the Month-Long 'Cash for Clunkers' Program

    08/24/2009 8:00:26 AM PDT · by wrrock · 8 replies · 877+ views
    Car Dealer Review ^ | 8/24/2009 | CDR
    This is a list of 20 quotes from people that dare to challenge that assumption that the Cash for Clunkers program is a success — by pointing out he obvious flaws few talk about. View the list of top 20 quotes:
  • Obama's Outrageous Quote Trumps Bill Clinton's Outrageous Quote!

    08/22/2009 12:43:54 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 18 replies · 1,962+ views
    Der Schlickmeister vs. Hussein | 08/22/09 | Recovering_Democrat
    CLINTON v. OBAMA "Better put some ice on that..." --Bill Clinton to Juanita Broaddrick after he assaulted her in 1978.... ""Maybe you're better off, uh, not having the surgery, but taking, uh, the pain killer..."--Barack Hussein Obama to Jane Sturm on August 9, 2009FREEPERs VOTE...which one of these quotes is more outrageous?
  • A Quote by President Theodore Roosevelt...

    08/19/2009 1:19:28 PM PDT · by a12iggymom · 6 replies · 1,972+ views ^ | August 19, 2009 | Wilford Tibbetts
    I ran across this on vox and with amnesty coming up for dicussion when congress comes back, I thought I'd post it. A Quote by President Theodore Roosevelt... Aug 19, 2009 at 12:07 PM 1 comment Share Where to begin... It is always difficult to start one of these. I mean, what the hell do you put in a blog? What should you put in a blog, is probably a better question. Answer? I will figure that out later. For now, I'll post a quote from former-President of the United States, Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt. One that I believe to be...
  • Law and Order Experts

    08/13/2009 8:42:50 PM PDT · by Rampolla · 3 replies · 404+ views
    Law and Order episode and quote needed
  • John Adams Quote:

    07/21/2009 10:59:53 AM PDT · by valiant4thetruth · 18 replies · 818+ views
    John Adams Said :Ideology = an organized collection of seductive hopes and wishes ,a systematic way of going wrong with confidence.

    07/09/2009 4:59:26 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 12 replies · 653+ views
    NET | JUNE 09, 2009 | swampsniper
    These are confirmed by Snopes! "The contagious people of Washington have stood firm against diversity during this long period of increment weather." -- M. Barry, Mayor of Washington, DC "I promise you a police car on every sidewalk." -- M. Barry, Mayor of Washington, DC "If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very very low crime rate." -- M. Barry, Mayor of Washington, DC "First, it was not a strip bar, it was an erotic club. And second, what can I say? I'm a night owl." -- M. Barry, Mayor of Washington, DC "Bitch set me up."...
  • Great Orators of the Democrat Party (Can we verify some of these quotes?)

    07/08/2009 11:40:58 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 10 replies · 2,664+ views
    via email | Unknown
    Great Orators of the Democratic Party... 'One man with courage makes a majority.' - Andrew Jackson The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.' - Franklin D. Roosevelt 'The buck stops here.' - Harry S. Truman 'Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.' - John F. Kennedy And for today's democrats... 'It depends what your definition of 'IS' is?'' - Bill Clinton 'That Obama - I would like to cut his NUTS off.' - Jesse Jackson 'Those rumors are false .... I believe in the sanctity of marriage.'...
  • Sarah Palin: What I've Learned

    07/04/2009 12:15:06 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 50 replies · 1,478+ views
    Esquire ^ | February 5, 2009 | Ryan D'Agostino
    Sarah Palin: What I've Learned The full-length version of our controversial interview with Alaska's governor (first excerpted here last month) reveals the former vice-presidential candidate's perspective on John McCain's choices, her daughter's marriage, God's guidance, and her perceived "hotness."UPDATE: Scroll down for Web-only quotes on wisecracks, American priorities, and more By: Ryan D'Agostino We had flutes and trombones around the house. For my siblings and me, music was important to give us some balance. If it weren't for music, our entire social life, our avocations, all would have had to do with sports. Everything I've ever needed to know...
  • VIDEO: Flashback: Obama Says Cap And Trade Makes Electricity Rates Skyrocket

    06/27/2009 8:37:25 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 8 replies · 710+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 27, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Then-candidate Sen. Barack Obama: "Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket."
  • Why Couldn’t Obama’s Speechwriters Find a “Peace” Quote from the Koran?

    06/07/2009 4:27:52 PM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 22 replies · 1,737+ views
    First Things ^ | David Goldman
    Of many strange moments in President Obama’s Cairo speech, perhaps the strangest is the conclusion: The Holy Quran tells us, Mankind, we have created you male and a female. And we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another. The Talmud tells us, The whole of the Torah is for the purpose of promoting peace. The Holy Bible tells us, Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. What does the idea of gender and tribe distinction have to do with peace? The answer is nothing, except that Obama’s speechwriters...
  • Liz Cheney: Sotomayor Quote "Troubling"

    05/29/2009 7:39:22 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 17 replies · 1,070+ views
    CBS News ^ | May 29, 2009 | Michelle Levi
    Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, joins the ranks of several Republicans, including Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh, who are criticizing Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor’s quote on ethnicity and judgment. On today's “Washington Unplugged” with host Bob Schieffer, Cheney said she found the quote “troubling.” In yet another, Schieffer – Cheney interview, the mother of five said, “if you switched around the designations in the quote, you know somebody's career would over.” The Sotomayor quote in question came from a 2001 speech where the court nominee said, “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with...
  • Pentagon Briefings No Longer Quote the Bible

    05/19/2009 10:56:19 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 14 replies · 1,175+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 19, 2009
    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon said Monday it no longer includes a Bible quote on the cover page of daily intelligence briefings it sends to the White House as was practice during the Bush administration. Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said he did not know how long the Worldwide Intelligence Update cover sheets quoted from the Bible. Air Force Maj. Gen. Glen Shaffer, who was responsible for including them, retired in August 2003, according to his biography. For a period in 2003, at least, the daily reports prepared for President George W. Bush carried quotes from the books of Psalms and Ephesians...
  • Rumsfeld disputes GQ report

    05/19/2009 8:33:56 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 14 replies · 1,494+ views
    Politico ^ | 5-19-09 | Ben Smith
    An aide to former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Keith Urbahn, e-mails to contest a widely discussed GQ article by Robert Draper, which suggested that Rumsfeld "appreciated" the practice of quoting Biblical quotations on the cover sheets of classified briefings, and that Rumsfeld brought the briefings to President Bush. Urbahn e-mails that the briefings in question were not routinely sent to Rumsfeld, and that Rumsfeld considers the cover slides "harmful and counterproductive to the war effort." Urbahn's full e-mail: The slides in the “World Intelligence Update” were prepared on a daily basis by military personnel serving on the Joint Staff, which...
  • Pentagon Briefings No Longer Quote the Bible

    05/19/2009 4:23:38 AM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 19 replies · 940+ views ^ | May 19, 2009 | unknown
    The Pentagon said Monday it no longer includes a Bible quote on the cover page of daily intelligence briefings it sends to the White House as was practice during the Bush administration. Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said he did not know how long the Worldwide Intelligence Update cover sheets quoted from the Bible. Air Force Maj. Gen. Glen Shaffer, who was responsible for including them, retired in August 2003, according to his biography. For a period in 2003, at least, the daily reports prepared for President George W. Bush carried quotes from the books of Psalms and Ephesians and the...
  • Pentagon reports no longer quote Bible

    05/18/2009 3:26:47 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 795+ views
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- The Pentagon said Monday it no longer includes a Bible quote on the cover page of daily intelligence briefings it sends to the White House as was practice during the Bush administration.
  • Donald Rumsfeld covered Iraq briefing papers with Biblical texts

    05/17/2009 8:34:38 PM PDT · by Irish Rose · 53 replies · 1,651+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 17 May 2009 | Alex Spillius
    Donald Rumsfeld covered Iraq briefing papers with Biblical texts According to a report in GQ magazine the religious texts were imposed over pictures of the US armed forces engaged in the war. Shown to only a small circle of senior advisers, the pages were first used on the eve of the 2003 invasion and were designed to provide support and encouragement to Mr Bush, a Christian who often cited the Bible while in office. Some Pentagon officials feared that if the documents were leaked at the height of the conflict, the use of Christian language to justify the invasion of...
  • Biblical Quotes Said to Adorn Pentagon Reports

    05/17/2009 8:37:37 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies · 1,065+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 18, 2009 | David E. Sanger
    A series of cover sheets for intelligence reports written for Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and other senior Pentagon officials during the early days of the war in Iraq in 2003 were adorned with biblical quotations, and appeared Sunday, six years later, on the Web site of GQ magazine. The daily briefings were called the “Worldwide Intelligence Update,” one of several intelligence reports compiled overnight and presented in a folder for Mr. Rumsfeld and other officials as they came to work. In the selection of the cover sheets that GQ placed on its Web site, photographs of soldiers praying...
  • President Thomas Jefferson Government/Societal Beliefs.

    05/04/2009 3:14:15 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 49 replies · 1,535+ views
    self ^ | 5/4/09 | A Navy Vet
    President Thomas Jefferson's own words (the right-wing extremist that he was!):"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government." "Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state." "I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive." "No free man shall ever be debarred the use...
  • Top 5 Quotations Of Obama’s First 100 Days

    04/29/2009 2:58:31 PM PDT · by nateriver · 3 replies · 463+ views
    On the occasion of President Obama’s first 100 days in office, Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) highlights five memorable quotations from the Obama Administration:
  • Important Quotes - A Short Collection

    04/24/2009 7:22:23 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 22 replies · 933+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 04/24/2009 | Various
    If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought. George Orwell "In a prison they may torture your body; but they do not torture your brains; and they protect you against outrage and violence from your fellow prisoners. In a school you have none of these advantages." George Bernard Shaw “It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones. Alexander Solzhenitsyn “Violence can only be concealed by a...
  • Here's To You, Mr. Jefferson

    04/09/2009 7:37:10 PM PDT · by Selkirk · 7 replies · 585+ views
    Political Castaway ^ | 4/9/2009 | Selkirk
    The video speaks for itself. No additional commentary is necessary. So, instead of commentary, I merely provide some of Thomas Jefferson's wisdom to introduce this fine piece: "Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases." "The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale." Video after the jump.
  • Great Quotes from our Greatest President

    03/21/2009 12:19:16 PM PDT · by teg_76 · 11 replies · 897+ views
    "The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them. The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to...
  • Bill Maher Singled Out for (Dumbest) ‘Quote of the Year’ Award at Conservatives’ Gala (Video)

    03/20/2009 10:20:46 PM PDT · by kellynla · 23 replies · 1,951+ views ^ | March 20, 2009 | Penny Starr
    Political commentator and TV host Bill Maher won “Quote of the Year” at the Media Research Center’s annual Dishonors Awards for his remarks about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential campaign. Maher – on HBO’s “Real Time” in September 2008-- questioned whether Palin’s infant son Trig was her child or that of her teenage daughter, Bristol. “I’m not that convinced that that’s her baby,” Maher said. “It’s not like they’re not willing to lie about everything else.”
  • It looks like some idiot in the Vatican press office tampered with the Pope's quotes

    03/20/2009 5:42:49 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 421+ views
    Telegraph ^ | March 18, 2009 | Damian Thompson
    Could the Vatican press office possibly be more useless? The Times reports that the Pope did not say the use of condoms "risks" aggravating the problem of Aids, as the Vatican record published today insists. Instead, he said what the world's press quoted him as saying: that it "even" aggravates the problem.As they say online, WTF? Did some moron in the press office add the words "il rischio" to take the edge off Benedict XVI's comments? Looks like it: the journalists on the plane to Cameroon didn't pick up that caveat in their transcripts.So, let's get this straight. The same...
  • Bastiat: The Seductive Lure of Socialism, Proper Function of Law

    03/12/2009 8:26:46 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 19 replies · 835+ views ^ | 1850 | Frederick Bastiat
    The Proper Function of the Law And, in all sincerity, can anything more than the absence of plunder be required of the law? Can the law -- which necessarily requires the use of force -- rationally be used for anything except protecting the rights of everyone? I defy anyone to extend it beyond this purpose without perverting it and, consequently, turning might against right. This is the most fatal and most illogical social perversion that can possibly be imagined. It must be admitted that the true solution -- so long searched for in the area of social relationships -- is...
  • Quotes about Government you will like

    03/11/2009 3:28:54 PM PDT · by politicalmerc · 29 replies · 1,209+ views
    Email ^ | unknown | Unknown
    1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is ashame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress. -- John Adams 2. If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. -- Mark Twain 3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. -- Mark Twain 4. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying...
  • Vanity- Quotes Obama Lives By

    03/10/2009 6:06:46 PM PDT · by mnehring · 13 replies · 701+ views
    Various, Vanity
    In my reading tonight, I discovered several quotes that seems to describe perfectly how Obama has governed. Scroll to the bottom of the list to see who said them, no it is not Bill Ayers or Marx. A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise. A wise ruler ought never to keep faith when by doing so it would be against his interests. Benefits should be conferred gradually; and in that way they will taste better. It is necessary for him who lays out a state and arranges laws for it to presuppose that all men are evil...
  • Prophetic quotes from Thomas Jefferson

    03/07/2009 9:45:51 AM PST · by Rennes Templar · 41 replies · 2,589+ views
    When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe Thomas Jefferson The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. Thomas Jefferson It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which, if acted on, would save one-half the wars of the world. Thomas Jefferson I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense...
  • Founder's Quotes - Madison from Federalist 63 on the Senate

    03/05/2009 8:39:31 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 10 replies · 790+ views
    The Federalist 63 ^ | 1788 | James Madison
    The people can never wilfully betray their own interests; but they may possibly be betrayed by the representatives of the people; and the danger will be evidently greater where the whole legislative trust is lodged in the hands of one body of men, than where the concurrence of separate and dissimilar bodies is required in every public act. short context: It adds no small weight to all these considerations, to recollect that history informs us of no long-lived republic which had not a senate. Sparta, Rome, and Carthage are, in fact, the only states to whom that character can be...
  • Friday Quotes: It's Open Line Friday! (Rush Limbaugh)

    02/28/2009 6:06:26 AM PST · by dennisw · 13 replies · 1,007+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | February 27, 2009 | Rush Limbaugh
    "They say politics is show biz for the ugly. I didn't invent that phrase, but it's true. I mean, I don't care where the camera turned in the audience during Obama's speech the other night -- it looked like the Star Wars bar scene." (I agree on this. Our political class looked bloated and degenerate on my 720p TV receiving my local Fox outlet's over the air digital broadcast. They were clapping like fat seals at Sea World. Life is good for them in recessionless Washington DC. Degenerates like in Rome's latter days) "The dirty little secret is that every...
  • Of Milton Friedman and Ayn Rand (Chat)

    02/20/2009 11:07:25 AM PST · by mnehring · 13 replies · 1,061+ views
    The economic miracle that has been the United States was not produced by socialized enterprises, by government-union-industry cartels or by centralized economic planning. It was produced by private enterprises in a profit-and-loss system. And losses were at least as important in weeding out failures as profits in fostering successes. Let government succor failures, and we shall be headed for stagnation and decline. -Milton FriedmanWhen you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion - when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing - when you see that...
  • My Conservative Quote of the Day.

    02/11/2009 3:20:33 PM PST · by TheHound · 4 replies · 251+ views
    Self | 1935 | Albert Jay Nock
    Here is is my latest Quote. If we look beneath the surface of our public affairs, we can discern one fundamental fact, namely: a great redistribution of power between society[the individual] and State. He [the individual] has only a secondary or derived interest in matters like price-fixing, wage-fixing, inflation, political banking, "agricultural adjustment", and similar item of State policy that fill the pages of newspapers and the mouths of publicists and politicians. All these can be run up under one head. They have an immediate and temporary importance, and for this reason they monopolize public attention, but they all come...
  • My Conservative Quote of the Day.

    02/09/2009 6:12:01 PM PST · by TheHound · 7 replies · 502+ views
    Self | 1833 | John C. Calhoun
    Here is my latest quote. It occurred at the beginning of the end of state Sovereignty. I must first set the plate. After the War of 1812 the US was in debt, so it raised tariffs on imports. The tariffs weren't too extreme and a good deal of trade was occurring between England and the Southern States. The South supplied cotton to England and England manufactured products to the South. The Northern manufacturers could not compete on price with England, so they got the Tariffs of 1928 passed. These were called the "Abominations". This forced England to stop selling goods...
  • Interesting Quotes For Obama's Socialist Government

    02/09/2009 2:12:04 PM PST · by Zakeet · 8 replies · 1,915+ views
    Strange Politics ^ | February 9, 2009 | Thomas Jefferson
    John Kennedy once said to a assembled group of scholars in the White House " I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone." The quotes below could prove his point. When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe. -- Thomas Jefferson The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who...
  • My Conservative Quote of the Day.

    02/08/2009 6:05:33 PM PST · by TheHound · 11 replies · 533+ views
    Self | 3/28/2000 | Charlton Heston
    My latest Quote - Enjoy! I think the germ of disobedience is in our DNA. Who here doesn't feel a certain kinship with the rebellious spirit that tossed that tea into Boston Harbor? It's the same spirit that sent Thoreau to jail, that refused to sit in the back of the bus, that filled our streets with Vietnam War protesters. But let me warn you -- it ain't easy. Dr. King stood on a lot of balconies. The police dogs in Montgomery were vicious. The water cannons in Selma were painful. Modern versions of the same weapons of oppression exist...
  • Obama: If It's Spending, It's Stimulus

    02/06/2009 6:35:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus · 60 replies · 1,549+ views
    National Review Online ^ | Feb. 6, 2009 | Byron York
    In his Williamsburg speech, Obama also gave his most concise answer yet to the question of whether the stimulus bill will really stimulate the economy. His answer: if it's spending, it's stimulus. And if it's full of earmarks, well, stuff happens: THE PRESIDENT: Then there's the argument, well, this is full of pet projects. When was the last time that we saw a bill of this magnitude move out with no earmarks in it? Not one. (Applause.) And when you start asking, well, what is it exactly that is such a problem that you're seeing, where's all this waste and...
  • The Guarantee of a Republican Form of Government – Notes from the Convention of 1787

    01/28/2009 11:08:26 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 24 replies · 1,056+ views
    The Avalon Project - Notes on the Constitutional Convention ^ | 7/18/1787 | Constitution Convention of 1787
    We have only one guarantee in our Constitution, found in Article IV Section 4, which reads: The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence. How did this come about? Here are the notes from the Constitutional Convention concerning this matter: Resol. 16. [57] “That a Republican Constitution & its existing laws ought to be guarantied to each State by the U. States.” [58] Mr. Govr...
  • The "Dumb" Things President Bush Has Said

    01/26/2009 6:07:02 PM PST · by DBCJR · 5 replies · 908+ views
    When you turn your heart and your life over to Christ, when you accept Christ as the savior, it changes your heart. George W. Bush After the chaos and carnage of September 11th, it is not enough to serve our enemies with legal papers. George W. Bush America is a friend to the people of Iraq. Our demands are directed only at the regime that enslaves them and threatens us. When these demands are met, the first and greatest benefit will come to Iraqi men, women and children. George W. Bush America is a Nation with a mission - and...
  • Major Barf Alert: Notable Quotes from MSM on Obama's Inauguration

    01/26/2009 4:52:11 PM PST · by Justaham · 6 replies · 408+ views
    “What a day it was. It may take days or years to really absorb the significance of what happened to America today....When he [Barack Obama] finally emerged, he seemed, even in this throng, so solitary, somber, perhaps already feeling the weight of the world, even before he was transformed into the leader of the free world....The mass flickering of cell phone cameras on the mall seemed like stars shining back at him.” — NBC’s Andrea Mitchell on the January 20 Nightly News. After Eight Years of Bush, Finally Some Smart People in Charge “Brains are in the ascendancy now, absolutely....
  • US Inaugurations: History In Quotes

    01/25/2009 5:12:06 PM PST · by Steelfish · 6 replies · 481+ views
    BBCNews ^ | January 25, 2009
    US inaugurations: History in quotes Inaugurations give presidents a chance to address the nation, the world and history. Here are some highlights from past inaugural speeches. George Washington Thomas Jefferson James Madison Andrew Jackson Abraham Lincoln Theodore Roosevelt Woodrow Wilson Franklin Roosevelt John F Kennedy Ronald Reagan George Washington: The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered, perhaps, as deeply, as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people. The first US president also announced in the 1789 speech that he would accept...
  • A few memorable quotes of 2001

    12/20/2001 3:52:32 PM PST · by mikeb704 · 12 replies · 59+ views
    Oak Lawn (IL) Reporter ^ | 12/27/01 | Michael M. Bates
    Somehow we’ve managed to stumble through this most unforgettable of years. Here, in no particular order, are quotations I found interesting. Actor/singer Richard Harris showed up this year in the Harry Potter movie. Some may not recall Mr. Harris’ singing career, but he did in fact rack up a huge hit in 1968 with "MacArthur Park." This was a genuine accomplishment because there were at least two strikes against it from the start. The first was the song’s lyrics made no sense – "MacArthur Park is melting in the dark, All the sweet, green icing flowing down. Someone left the ...
  • Founders Quote Daily on this Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009

    01/20/2009 8:34:06 AM PST · by Maxstake · 1 replies · 505+ views
    1789 | George Washington
    Founders Quote Daily "There exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity; since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained." --George Washington, First Inaugural Address, 1789
  • Leaders and Tyrants - Quotes

    01/18/2009 11:34:38 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 21 replies · 1,102+ views
    various ^ | 1/18/2009 | various
    “The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on...
  • Thoughts to get us through the inauguration...

    01/18/2009 9:09:51 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 46 replies · 852+ views
    Boycott Liberalism ^ | January, 2009 and previous | Various
    "Free people will set the course of history." George W. Bush "Never, never, never give up." Winston Churchill "Whatever you are, be a good one." Abraham Lincoln "The price of liberty is eternal vigilance." Frederick Douglass "Fear is the passion of slaves." Patrick Henry "Liberty is the right and hope of all humanity." George W. Bush "Character, not circumstances, makes the man." Booker T. Washington "If you are going through hell, keep going." Winston Churchill "Freedom is the last, best hope of earth." Abraham Lincoln "Hope is no basis for a defense policy." Margaret Thatcher "If you want to lift...
  • George Washington - The Preservation of the Nation as a Whole

    01/11/2009 11:35:55 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 14 replies · 554+ views
    Washington's Farewell Address ^ | 1796 | George Washington
    George Washington – The Preservation of the Nation as a Whole Citizens, by birth or choice, of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism more than any appellation derived from local discriminations. With slight shades of difference, you have the same religion, manners, habits, and political principles. You have in a common cause fought and triumphed together; the independence and liberty you possess are the work of joint counsels, and joint efforts of common dangers,...
  • Crisis is the rallying cry of a tyrant

    01/08/2009 8:06:14 AM PST · by cll · 7 replies · 1,281+ views ^ | 1700's | James Madison
    Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation... Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms. -- Federalist Papers, #46 at 243-244. Congress shall never disarm any citizen unless such as are or have been in actual rebellion. Crisis is the rallying cry of the tyrant. Whenever there is an interest and power to do wrong, wrong will generally be done and not less readily by a...
  • The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes For 2008

    01/07/2009 7:08:41 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 598+ views ^ | January 7, 2009 | John Hawkins
    40) "Winnie the Pooh seems to me to be a fundamental text on national security." -- Obama foreign policy adviser Richard Danzig 39) "I have to tell you, you know, it's part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama's speech. My, I felt this thrill going up my leg." -- "Journalist" Chris Matthews 38) "Anybody toting guns and stripping moose don't care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks." -- Democratic Congressman Alcee Hastings on Sarah Palin 37) "That was Barack Obama, he just tripped off a chair...
  • Wit And Wisdom Through the Ages

    01/02/2009 2:13:50 PM PST · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 6 replies · 487+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | January 02, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    By Burt Prelutsky Today, while making my way through a supermarket parking lot, I nearly got clipped when I didn’t hear a car backing out from its space. I assume it was one of those silent hybrids. Once I got done thanking God for providing me with my cat-like reflexes, it occurred to me to wonder why every vehicle doesn’t come equipped with those back-up beepers one finds on trucks. That, in turn, reminded me that a friend recently informed me that she and her husband had just purchased a hybrid and that it ran as silent as a...
  • ABC News Shocker: The 'All Time Dumb Quotes' Are All From Republicans

    01/02/2009 6:15:48 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 30 replies · 1,907+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 1/02/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Looks like ABC News is starting out 2009 with a partisan bang. On its main page, ABC News is hosting a slide show featuring what it is calling the "All Time Dumb Quotes." Now, these are not all strictly political dumb quotes, to be sure. They also have the empty headed Christina Aguilera, that sharp as a tack Jessica Simpson and other denizens of the Hollywood Mensa club among the 16 featured quotes -- and some of them are doozies, too. But, there are six political quotes five by Republicans and one by Tina Fey making fun of a Republican...
  • Top 10 Quotes of 2008

    12/30/2008 8:51:56 AM PST · by DennisR · 40 replies · 1,218+ views
    Daily News ^ | December 15, 2008 | Editor, Yale Book of Quotations
    The Top 10 quotes of 2008, as compiled by the editor of the Yale Book of Quotations: 1. "I can see Russia from my house!" — Comedian Tina Fey, while impersonating Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on the TV comedy show "Saturday Night Live," broadcast Sept. 13. 2. "All of them, any of them that have been in front of me over all these years." — Palin, responding to a request by CBS anchor Katie Couric to name the newspapers or magazines she reads, broadcast Oct. 1.