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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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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 10:38:35 AM

I do like what Alicia Keys and John Legend are doing. With their music, you keep your clothes on.

-- Ben E King
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 5:26:58 AM

As attorney general, I can either look into it or I can ignore it because they're a bunch of powerful legislators... and I'm afraid they're going to cut my budget.

-- Ben Chandler
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 5:11:11 AM

“You plant some seeds and pull out weeds that aren’t working.”

-- Ben Silbermann
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 10:31:18 AM

"Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it." - Flannery O'Connor
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 2:07:23 AM

"You have to be able to step up when your name is called.”

-- Ben Roethlisberger
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 10:32:34 AM

"You never monkey with the truth."

-- Ben Bradlee
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 11:08:03 AM

"The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal." - Erich Fromm
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 2:22:27 AM

Okay, I'm sure this's interesting and all, but if we don't actually fight the bad guys, we'll lose our hero license!

-- Benjamin Grimm
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 9:28:47 AM

You may conquer the land; you may slaughter the people. But that is not the end. We will rise again.

-- Juda Ben-Hur
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2015 7:24:30 AM

Hard things are hard because there are no easy answers or recipes. They are hard because your emotions are at odds with your logic. They are hard because you don’t know the answer and you cannot ask for help without showing weakness.”

-- Ben Horowitz
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 11:41:59 AM

“How dare they call themselves ‘pro-woman’ when they epically failed to help sex trafficking victims because they would rather force taxpayers to fund abortion.”

Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 10:12:50 AM

[The Constitution] was framed upon the theory that the peoples of the several states must sink or swim together, and that in the long run prosperity and salvation are in union and not division.

-- Benjamin Cardozo (1870 - 1938)
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 11:44:57 AM

"You will never find the best when you are always looking for the worst.”

-- Jeffrey Benjamin
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 11:46:37 AM

Fanatic is a person who obstinately and jealously defends the opinion that you do not share.
~Ambrose Bierce
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 10:04:33 AM

I will greet this day with love in my heart.

And how will I act?
I will love all manners of men for each has qualities to be admired,
even though they be hidden.
~ Og Mandino
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 5:05:51 AM

Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles is not a realist.

-- David Ben-Gurion
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 4:06:53 AM

“What does it say about the President of the United States when he’s more concerned about undermining and attacking the prime minister of Israel than he is standing up to the mortal threat a nuclear Iran poses?”

Senator Ted Cruz
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 10:09:01 AM

“If you think Hollywood is depressing and corrupt, politics is really depressing and corrupt -- and fueled even more than Hollywood by money -- if that's possible.”

-- Ben Affleck
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 9:01:48 AM

I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the rights of the people by the gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. -James Madison, fourth US president (1751-1836)
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 10:05:50 AM

No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.

-- Ben Johnson, 1572-1637, English dramatist, poet and actor
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2015 9:29:23 AM

I can't handle phony people, and there are a lot of them in Hollywood. I've built my life around the principles of honesty, realism and respect, and if the people in Hollywood are so pumped up on themselves they can't deal with that, I say the hell with 'em. I think I've won the respect of some people over there and I think I managed to stay real.

-- Ben Johnson, 1918-1996, American Actor
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2015 8:56:03 AM

“It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream. It is not a disaster to be unable to capture your ideal, but it is a disaster to have no ideal to capture. It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for. Not failure, but low aim is sin.”

-- Benjamin Elijah Mays
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 11:17:50 AM

Quite frankly, having an uninformed populace works extremely well, particularly when you have a media that doesn't understand its responsibility and feels more like it's an arm of a political party. They can really take advantage of an uninformed populace.

-- Benjamin Carson
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 2:56:18 PM

The lesson of history is that you do not get a sustained economic recovery as long as the financial system is in crisis.

-- Ben Bernanke
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 12:54:28 PM

Wow, look at all the Benjamins!

"We ought not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience." - George Washington
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 9:55:51 AM

The American war is over; but this far from being the case with the American revolution. On the contrary, nothing but the first act of the drama is closed. It remains yet to establish and perfect our new forms of government, and to prepare the principles, morals, and manners of our citizens for these forms of government after they are established and brought to perfection.

-- Benjamin Rush
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 10:00:09 AM

"We Americans have no commission from God to police the world."

-- Benjamin Harrison, Twenty-Third President of the United States
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 10:04:54 AM

It is precisely the purpose of the public opinion generated by the press to make the public incapable of judging, to insinuate into it the attitude of someone irresponsible, uninformed.

-- Walter Benjamin
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2015 10:09:22 AM

“If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more ?violence. If the Jews put ?down their weapons ?today, there would be no? ?more Israel'?”

-- Benjamin Netanyahu
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 7:06:55 AM

“Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.”

-- Benjamin Banneker
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 9:11:01 AM

There never was a good war, or a bad peace.

-- BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 8:49:52 AM

I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many or the prejudices of the few.

-- Benjamin Disraeli
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 6:30:40 PM

“I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all. ”

-- Alexis de Tocqueville
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 5:01:04 PM

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“Light yourself on fire with passion and people will come from miles to watch you burn.”

- John Wesley

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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 5:00:20 PM

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“If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.”

-Bishop T.D. Jakes

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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 9:23:59 AM

"I know for a fact that I am the only candidate they are concerned with," Trump told The Daily News. "They are very concerned because I am challenging him as to whether or not he was born in this country where there is a real doubt."

-- Presidential candidate, Donald Trump
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 5:24:09 AM

Extremes to the right and to the left of any political dispute are always wrong.”

-- Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 4:47:59 AM

Mine asked me to give out a half dozen checks quickly before we got to the end of the month and I complied. I did it on the House floor which I regret and I should not have done, it's not a violation of the House rules, but it's a practice that's gone on here for a long tim.

-- John "Tobacco Checks" Boehner
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 1:06:40 PM

The strongest democracies flourish from frequent and lively debate, but they endure when people of every background and belief find a way to set aside smaller differences in service of a greater purpose.

-- BARACK OBAMA
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 1:43:11 PM

“In their mind the opposite of bad isn’t good – the opposite of bad is conservative”

“Take it from someone who’s been watching what they [Fox News,et al] do for a blessedly almost over 16 years or so. Their chronically angry war for ideological purity, where every aspect of live becomes a two dimensional battle for America’s soul – it ages you. Even watching it is killing me.”

-- Jon Stewart
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 10:33:25 AM

One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.

-- Agatha Christie (1890 - 1976)
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 10:19:18 AM

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."

-- Aristotle, Greek philosopher
(384-322 BCE)
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 8:58:10 AM

"Three groups spend other people's money: children, thieves, politicians. All three need supervision." - Dick Armey
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 8:39:59 AM

"Mirrors, those revealers of the truth, are hated; that does not prevent them from being of use." - Victor Hugo, novelist and dramatist (26 Feb 1802-1885)
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 9:54:19 AM

"You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war."

-- Napoleon Bonaparte
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 3:21:34 PM


"The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't always get worse every time Congress meets."

~~~Will Rogers
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 11:03:21 AM

People with Alzheimer’s deserve to be seen so we can find a cure."

-- Julianne Moore
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 1:03:28 PM

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“Taxation is theft, purely and simply, even though it is theft on a grand and colossal scale which no acknowledged criminals could hope to match.”

- Murray Rothbard, Austrian economist and libertarian.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 9:04:56 AM

Tonight we celebrate Hollywood’s best and whitest, sorry… brightest.

-- Neil Patrick Harris
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 9:15:13 AM

The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.”

-- Norman Vincent Peale
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2015 8:53:27 AM

"That's a question a politician shouldn't be involved in one way or the other. I'm going to punt on that one as well," Presidential candidate, Gov. Scott Walker

After being asked if he was comfortable with the idea of evolution, and if he believes in it.

That's about the same as saying, I read all the magazines.

Let me apologize in advance, this may not be not a great quote.
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