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jersey3730

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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2005 6:33:59 AM

It is said that politics is the second oldest profession, I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.

Ronald Reagan
(just named the Greatest american ever)
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 6:33:41 AM

The term 'free market' is really a euphemism. What the far right actually means by this term is 'lawless market.' In a lawless market, entrepreneurs can get away with privatizing the benefits of the market (profits), while socializing its costs (like pollution).

-- Steve Kangas
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 1:43:01 PM

“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.”

--Winston Churchill

[Edited by: SE3.5 at 7/27/2014 1:43:19 PM EST]
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Passer
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 12:09:31 PM

"You make your sitting member (Trey Radel) resign least instead of 'sipping tea' his message about his favorite product,

'THINGS GO BETTER WITH COKE'



becomes yours!"

Gasbuddies.com 2014 "You May Look Foolish When Sipping Your Tea If..." Topic





[Edited by: Passer at 7/27/2014 12:11:22 PM EST]
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 7:39:02 AM

The hope of a new politics does not lie in formulating a left-wing reply to the right -- it lies in rejecting conventional political categories.

-- Christopher Lasch
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 6:05:45 PM

MahopacJack - "...could only be considered great if he accomplished some of his promises to the armed services."

The President is not a dictator. Congress controls the purse strings.
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 1:04:39 PM

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Obama's, "So long as I'm Commander-in-Chief, we will sustain the strongest military the world has ever known. When you take off the uniform, we will serve you as well as you've served us - because no one who fights for this country should have to fight for a job, or a roof over their head, or the care that they need when they come home. ", could only be considered great if he accomplished some of his promises to the armed services.

As with FDR, Obama's quote belongs in a entitled something like, "Bullsh*t We Were Stupid Enough to Believe."

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ministorage
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 11:44:38 AM

We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

[Edited by: ministorage at 7/26/2014 11:45:01 AM EST]
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 7:03:11 AM

So long as I'm Commander-in-Chief, we will sustain the strongest military the world has ever known. When you take off the uniform, we will serve you as well as you've served us - because no one who fights for this country should have to fight for a job, or a roof over their head, or the care that they need when they come home.

-- Barack Obama
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ministorage
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 8:56:54 PM

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me.

--Martin Niemöller
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 2:59:52 PM

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FDR's, "Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us….", is just another of many examples of rhetoric that has destroyed liberty. The entire quote is meant to seduce us into giving up our liberty.

Countering FDR's misleading (at best) quote is, Ronald Reagan's, “...government, the people said, was not our master, it is our servant; its only power that which we the people allow it to have. That system has never failed us, but, for a time, we failed the system. We asked things of government that government was not equipped to give. We yielded authority to the National Government that properly belonged to States or to local governments or to the people themselves” ---January 21, 1985 (Second Term Inaugural Address)


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mweyant
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 7:50:57 AM

"These children are not issues to be resolved but persons bearing dignity and needing care. The issues involved in this crisis are complex, but our first response should be one of compassion and justice, not fear or disgust."

Russell D. Moore, the SBC's [Southern Baptist Convention] lead ethicist
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 6:32:15 AM

Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.

-- Franklin D. Roosevelt
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 1:39:46 PM

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"Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."

---Ronald Reagan

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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 3:29:31 AM

“As Commander in Chief of the United States Military, I will never send our sons and daughters and our brothers and sisters to die in a foreign land without telling the truth about why they're going there.”

-- Howard Dean
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Cirdan
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 12:47:01 AM

"The border is secure." - Harry Reid
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mweyant
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 5:22:54 PM

"There is nothing talismanic about an IG(Inspector General) investigation."

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing, July 23, 2014
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 7:02:47 AM

“You have the power to take our country back.”

-- Howard Dean
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mweyant
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 7:15:27 AM

first CIA tweet

"We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet."
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 4:46:57 AM

“We've not had one Republican president in 34 years balance the budget. You can't trust right-wing Republicans with your money. You ought to hire somebody who has balanced a budget. I'm much more conservative with money than George Bush is.”  

-- Howard Dean
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 2:46:27 PM

"If Palestine were to lay down their guns tomorrow, there would be no war. If Israel were to lay down theirs, there would be no Israel." - Benjamin Netanyahu

(H.T. T.D. from the Hamas thread)
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 7:33:00 AM

The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them.

-- Mark Twain
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 7:17:56 AM

“The only thing that holds a marriage together is the husband being big enough to step back and see where the wife is wrong.”

-- Archie Bunker
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 12:55:30 PM

Without precise meanings behind words, politicians and elites can obscure reality and condition people to reflexively associate certain words with positive or negative perceptions. In other words, unpleasant facts can be hidden behind purposely meaningless language.

-- Ron Paul
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ncclyde
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 4:59:17 AM

“There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.” – Ayn Rand
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 2:05:44 AM

“You don’t bring a lawsuit to a gun fight. And there’s no place for lawyers on the front line.”

-- Sarah Palin 
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ministorage
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 6:17:40 AM

"I regard consensus science as an extremely pernicious development that ought to be stopped cold in its tracks. Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you’re being had."

-- Michael Crichton
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ncclyde
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 5:07:36 AM

"The only freedom which deserves the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it." - John Stuart Mill
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 3:15:10 AM

''I promise you I will listen to what has been said here, even though I wasn't here.''

-- President George W. Bush
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 4:57:28 AM

I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.

-- Adlai Stevenson
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mweyant
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 7:29:33 PM

"Political correctness has thrown a veil of silence over our important discussions. Rather than asking those with whom we disagree to clearly state their case, we set up rules of political correctness that mandate that their perspective must be the same as ours. We then demonize those with whom we disagree and as a result fail to reach any consensus that might solve our problems."

Dr. Ben Carson
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ministorage
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 7:27:48 PM

"Whoops, I see you did."

LOL!
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 6:32:38 PM

"text%20deleted/" does not make for great links. Try TinyURL.

Whoops, I see you did.

[Edited by: rjhenn at 7/15/2014 6:35:42 PM EST]
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ministorage
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 6:32:15 PM

Disillusionment is a good thing

- ministorage
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ministorage
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 6:21:15 PM

Lies are not great quotes

- ministorage

[Edited by: ministorage at 7/15/2014 6:30:54 PM EST]
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 5:54:37 AM

 I don’t think it’s intellectually honest at all."

-- Kerry A. Emanuel, another M.I.T. scientist, said of Lindzen's views. One represents 3% of climate scientist, the other 97%. I don't know, you be the judge
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 7:52:07 AM

“The problem isn’t too little money in political campaigns, but not enough.”

-- Newt Gingrich
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ministorage
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 6:12:47 AM

"Future generations will wonder in bemused amazement that the early 21st century's developed world went into hysterical panic over a globally averaged temperature increase of a few tenths of a degree, and, on the basis of gross exaggerations of highly uncertain computer projections combined into implausible chains of inference, proceeded to contemplate a roll-back of the industrial age."

Richard Lindzen - Atmospheric physicist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor of Atmospheric Science, NCAR Outstanding Publication Award, AMS Meisinger Award winner, AGU Macelwane Award, Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship Award, AMS Charney Award, Member of the National Academy of Sciences
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ministorage
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 5:48:12 AM


"The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule."
-H.L. Mencken
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mweyant
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 5:34:30 AM

"It is time for us to turn to each other, not on each other."

Jesse Jackson
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 3:29:48 AM

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

-- John Kenneth Galbraith
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 6:21:25 AM

You may be able to fool the voters, but not the atmosphere.

-- Donella Meadows, American environmental scientist, teacher and writer
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 8:36:58 AM

"Mind if we include more "Great Quotes" and fewer out-of-context insults?"

I totally agree with you . However, some people were born without a "funny bone". They can't discern the difference between a serious comment and a joke.



[Edited by: SE3.5 at 7/11/2014 8:41:00 AM EST]
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 8:33:41 AM

"We should not permit our grievances to overshadow our opportunity."

--Booker T. Washington
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 2:06:03 AM

''You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror.''

-- George W. Bush
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 2:42:10 AM

Deficits don't matter.

-- Dick Cheney

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mweyant
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 6:34:40 AM

"Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable."

L. Frank Baum
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 6:08:10 AM

And yet another Bush joke told at a fundraiser.

Mind if we include more "Great Quotes" and fewer out-of-context insults?
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 5:50:17 AM

"This is an impressive crowd - the haves and the have-mores, some people call you the elites; I call you my base."

-- George W. Bush
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ncclyde
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 5:15:18 AM

“Freedom, in a political context, means freedom from government coercion. It does not mean freedom from the landlord, or freedom from the employer, or freedom from the laws of nature which do not provide men with automatic prosperity.” - Ayn Rand
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 9:16:59 PM

"To stay young requires unceasing cultivation of the ability to unlearn old falsehoods." - Robert Heinlein
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