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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: Aug 27, 2014 10:29:12 PM


"I think, therefore I am."

~~~Rene Descartes
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 11:10:49 AM

"The mind is everything. What you think you become." – Buddha
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 11:01:16 AM

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

- Albert Einstein
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 7:37:39 AM

“I trust politicians to do what’s right. For themselves.?”

-- Jarod Kintz,
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 8:42:05 AM

"Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement." – W. Clement Stone
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 7:26:53 AM


“Despotism is a legitimate mode of government in dealing with barbarians, provided the end be their improvement.”

~~~John Stuart Mill
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 7:03:46 AM

I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.”

-- Winston Churchill
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drivebye
Veteran Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 10:42:37 PM


"We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others."

~~~Will Rogers

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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 2:52:01 AM

It’s hard to hear over the racket of gunfire. Politicians want to talk about war, but the people want to talk about peace.”

-- Jarod Kintz
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drivebye
Veteran Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 12:27:01 AM


“America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.”

~~~Oscar Wilde
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 11:57:02 AM

"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." –Albert Einstein
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 7:02:42 AM

The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too.”

-- Oscar Levant
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drivebye
Veteran Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 12:48:10 AM


"Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."

~~~GEORGE ORWELL

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mweyant
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 9:17:31 AM

"Regardless of your political party, it's tough to demonstrate leadership from the 18th hole of a golf course."

Daniel Bongino
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 2:35:14 AM

“The state can't give you freedom, and the state can't take it away. You're
born with it, like your eyes, like your ears. Freedom is something you
assume, then you wait for someone to try to take it away. The degree to
which you resist is the degree to which you are free...”

-- Utah Phillips
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drivebye
Veteran Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 1:56:58 AM


“All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies.”
~~~John Arbuthnot

"Saying we should keep the two-party system simply because it is working is like saying the Titanic voyage was a success because a few people survived on life-rafts."
~~~Eugene J. McCarthy



[Edited by: drivebye at 8/23/2014 1:57:42 AM EST]
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 11:08:38 AM

"The future is not Big Government. Self-serving politicians. Powerful bureaucrats. This has been tried, tested throughout history. The result has always been disaster. President Obama, your agenda is not new. It's not change, and it's not hope." - Rush Limbaugh
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 7:01:08 AM

“People often ask me where I stand politically. It's not that I disagree with Bush's economic policy or his foreign policy, it's that I believe he was a child of Satan sent here to destroy the planet Earth. Little to the left.”

--Bill Hicks
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 1:20:52 AM


"The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively."

~~~Bob Marley
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BuzzLOL
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 6:39:51 AM

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"Evolution did not put you on two feet just so that you can crawl in the dust again before some fantasy" -WhatReallyHappened.com
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 6:15:33 AM

"The greatest patriotism is to tell your country when it is behaving dishonorably, foolishly, viciously.”

-- Julian Barnes
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drivebye
Veteran Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:18:44 AM


"Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants."

~~~ Epictetus
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 5:52:07 AM

“Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.” 

-- Frederick Douglass
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drivebye
Veteran Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 8:56:01 PM


“In prosperity, our friends know us. In adversity, we know our friends.”

~~~G.K. Chesterton
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 11:06:44 AM

>>A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works. <<

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Wrong topic? Shouldn't that be under the "Stupid Quotes" topic?
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[Edited by: MahopacJack at 8/19/2014 11:07:03 AM EST]
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 6:32:51 AM

A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.

-- Bill Vaughan
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drivebye
Veteran Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 11:57:47 PM


"The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government."

~~~George Washington
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ncclyde
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 8:09:19 PM

“Is there really someone who, searching for a group of wise and sensitive persons to regulate him for his own good, would choose that group of people that constitute the membership of both houses of Congress?” – Robert Nozick
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 2:03:22 AM

The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on.

-- Joseph Heller
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worryfree
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 12:41:11 AM

If we send them off to war we should take care of them when they return. Worryfree
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drivebye
Veteran Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 9:40:00 PM


"I never vote for anyone; I always vote against."

~~~W.C. Fields
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 8:12:39 AM

If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace.

-- Hamilton Fish
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 12:23:56 AM

"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."

~~~Milton Friedman

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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 5:28:25 PM

"Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe."
-John Milton
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mweyant
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 5:48:45 AM


"Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses."

George Washington Carver

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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 4:27:32 AM

This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.

-- Theodore Roosevelt
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 2:45:11 AM

"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others."

~~~Ayn Rand
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 12:02:33 PM

"We become what we think about." – Earl Nightingale
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 7:54:48 AM

"Real charity doesn’t mean giving away someone else’s money." - Doug Bandow
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 2:23:07 AM

Better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference.

-- Franklin D. Roosevelt
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 1:20:50 AM

"Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun."

~~~Don Marquis
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 5:20:54 AM

"For the Left we are all cells in the greater whole of society or humanity and we need to submit to the rule of those who have somehow managed to become the chiefs of this collective. What you might like to do with your life, with your resources, is all irrelevant since you are nothing but a limb of the society, with no genuine rights of your own any more than you fingers or ears have rights." - Tibor Machan
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 5:03:18 AM

I’m tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn’t work. Of course it doesn’t work. We are supposed to work it.

-- Alexander Woollcott
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 12:55:12 AM

"We should restore a proper balance in environmental regulation and energy production that is based on common sense, not political agendas."
~~~~ Mac Thornberry

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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 1:42:27 PM

"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity." – Amelia Earhart
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 6:49:44 AM

To rule is easy, to govern difficult.

-- Johann W. von Goethe
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drivebye
Veteran Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 12:36:05 AM

"A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying."

~~~ B. F. Skinner

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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 8:18:26 PM

"I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." – Michael Jordan
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 10:56:49 AM

"You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take." –Wayne Gretzky
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drivebye
Veteran Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 2:35:41 AM

"I got a feeling about political correctness. I hate it. It causes us to lie silently instead of saying what we think."

~~~~~ Hal Holbrook
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