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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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drivebye
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 12:19:26 AM


"Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary."

~~~Robert Louis Stevenson
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 10:36:20 AM

Grandmaster Putin plays chess while Obama's stuck on checkers.

-- Michael Goodwin, fox news contributor
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 11:43:47 PM


"You can't give the government the power to do good without also giving it the power to do bad - in fact, to do anything it wants."

~~~Harry Browne

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RockCity
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 10:39:30 AM

“Putin is playing chess, and I think we’re playing marbles.”

-- House Intelligence Chair Mike Rogers
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 11:51:35 PM


"Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught."

~~~Honore de Balzac
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 12:44:03 PM

If you have sense enough to realize why flies gather around a restaurant, you should be able to appreciate why men run for office.

-- EDGAR WATSON HOWE
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streetrider
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 8:33:28 AM

“Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.” --Abraham Lincoln
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 7:03:01 PM


"Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness."

~~~AJP Taylor
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Champion Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 5:15:45 PM

If you are taking a lot of flak, you must be over the target. Open the bomb bay doors.

--WWII saying among B-17 pilots.
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 4:29:53 PM

Everybody knows politics is a contact sport.

-- BARACK OBAMA
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 12:32:24 AM


"Never say never"

~~~possibly first recorded in Pickwick Papers (Charles Dickens)
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 12:27:50 AM


"The great secret of power is never to will to do more than you can accomplish."

~~~Henrik Ibsen
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 2:01:57 PM

"Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are wiser than one man. How’s that again? I missed something.

Autocracy is based on the assumption that one man is wiser than a million men. Let’s play that over again, too. Who decides?"

Robert A. Heinlein
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 10:36:20 AM

<<The majority is never right. Never, I tell you!>>

"Never say never."

--unknown, but more intelligent than Henrik
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 9:59:35 AM

The majority is never right. Never, I tell you! That's one of these lies in society that no free and intelligent man can help rebelling against. Who are the people that make up the biggest proportion of the population -- the intelligent ones or the fools?

-- HENRIK IBSEN

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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 5:14:14 PM

"We can't drill our way to cheaper gas prices.

Barack H. Obama"

That should be a "stupid quote", since we have drilled our way to lower prices.
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 5:10:28 PM

We can't drill our way to cheaper gas prices.

Barack H. Obama
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 10:08:14 AM

Before we get too depressed about the state of our politics, let's remember our history. The great debates of the past, all stirred great passions. They all made somebody angry, and at least once led to a terrible war. What is amazing, is that despite all the conflict, our experiment in democracy has worked better than any form of government on earth.

-- Barack Obama
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 6:49:14 PM


"Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose."

~~~George Will
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 5:17:23 PM

It matters not how straight the gate
Nor charged with punishments the scroll
For I am the Captain of my ship
I am the master of my soul.
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 4:56:10 PM

"Obama, in pursuit of power, has been as greedy and irresponsible as any Wall Street tycoon in pursuit of money." - P. J. O'Rourke
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 10:36:21 AM

The United States Congress, like a lot of rich people, lives in two houses.

-- John Green
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 3:28:15 PM

"Even the most left-wing politicians worship wealth creation - as the political-action-committee collection plate is passed." - P. J. O'Rourke
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 1:03:04 PM


"Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it."

~~~Robert Frost

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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 11:42:21 AM

"We need the breast and the brightest to- umm the best and the brightest…" Sen. Ted Kennedy
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 11:15:04 AM

RockCity, >>Death is a suitable punishment for resisting arrest.

-- Attributed to the Associated Press or Fox News<<

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LINK?

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RockCity
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 10:52:52 AM

Death is a suitable punishment for resisting arrest.

-- Attributed to the Associated Press or Fox News
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 7:11:30 PM


"Democracy is a process by which people are free to choose the man who will get the blame."

~~~Laurence J. Peter

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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 6:11:29 PM

"Running for the presidency is not an IQ test." --Rick Perry

[Edited by: MiddletownMarty at 12/11/2014 6:12:32 PM EST]
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 2:24:38 PM

Megyn Kelly isn’t stupid. She’s a willing participant in an organized movement to prevent change. Megyn Kelly isn’t stupid; she’s just getting paid to act that way.

-- Greg Fallis
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 1:18:49 PM


"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

~~~George Orwell
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 8:52:01 AM

"There are two people involved that decide the outcome: It's the cop and the suspect. Both of them contribute to the outcome of the interaction. It's not going to be the color of one's skin."

--Jorge Ferreira (African American police officer)
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ncclyde
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 5:08:17 AM

“The police of a state should never be stronger or better armed than the citizenry. An armed citizenry, willing to fight, is the foundation of civil freedom.” – Robert A Heinlein
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 5:38:53 PM


"There is little place in the political scheme of things for an independent, creative personality, for a fighter. Anyone who takes that role must pay a price."

~~~Shirley Chisholm

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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 4:31:42 PM

"Thank you again and Molotov." --Scott Walker
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 10:06:13 AM

“Politics determines who has the power, not who has the truth.”

-- Paul Krugman
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 1:29:41 AM

"Term limits aren't enough. We need jail." - P. J. O'Rourke
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 11:50:47 PM

"People will tell you anything but what they do is always the truth." - P. J. O'Rourke
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 5:23:28 PM

The object of terrorism is terrorism. The object of oppression is oppression. The object of torture is torture. The object of murder is murder. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?”

-- George Orwell, 1984
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 11:30:31 AM


"The strongest argument against totalitarianism may be a recognition of a universal human nature; that all humans have innate desires for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

~~~Steven Pinker

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drivebye
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2014 4:02:18 PM


“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'”

~~~Isaac Asimov
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2014 9:38:16 AM

“I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.”

-- Thomas Jefferson
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2014 5:42:19 PM


"He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career."

~~~George Bernard Shaw
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2014 11:51:03 AM

“You have to remember, rights don't come in groups we shouldn't have 'gay rights'; rights come as individuals, and we wouldn't have this major debate going on. It would be behavior that would count, not what person belongs to what group.”

-- Ron Paul
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 9:50:07 PM


"Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through."

~~~Jonathan Swift





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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 6:59:08 PM

"Smarting off to your mother, me, or a cop will get you a beat down."

--my father (when I was a child)
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 3:40:16 PM

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"Encora Imparo" (I'm still learning.)

- Michelangelo in his 87th year

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RockCity
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 10:26:08 AM

“So much for Objective Journalism. Don't bother to look for it here--not under any byline of mine; or anyone else I can think of. With the possible exception of things like box scores, race results, and stock market tabulations, there is no such thing as Objective Journalism. The phrase itself is a pompous contradiction in terms.”

-- Hunter S. Thompson
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 12:54:20 AM

The pistachio. It's just like our politics. When the two sides are divided, that's when the nuts come out.
Steven Colbert
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 10:21:03 PM


"Politicians running for office, the media, and the professors in the social sciences always tend to exaggerate the criticality of the present situation. This is true both on the left and on the right."

~~~John McCarthy (1927-2011)
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 8:49:02 AM

"Don’t ever fight to make something illegal, unless you’re willing to risk the lives of your fellow citizens to get your way."

--Stephen L. Carter, professor of law at Yale University.
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