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jersey3730

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New Jersey

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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: Nov 24, 2014 6:47:47 PM


“Rage — whether in reaction to social injustice, or to our leaders’ insanity, or to those who threaten or harm us — is a powerful energy that, with diligent practice, can be transformed into fierce compassion.”

~~~Bonnie Myotai Treace
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 4:30:39 PM

I think it's wrong to compromise your values to fit in with the social climate in Washington, D.C. When it comes to spending, I'm not compromising. I don't care who, what, when or where, I'm not compromising.

-- Ken Buck
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 9:48:48 PM


"Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress."

~~~Martin Luther King, Jr.
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 10:02:49 AM

Is the economy is better? yes. Do gay people have it better? yes, Do women have it better? on paper. Is the stockmarket doing better? yes. More people have been deported under this president than any other president. Is that a good thing. I guess that depends on what values you live under. Do more americans have affordable healthcare? yes, especially those with prior conditions, kids at college age, and consumers needing protection from abusive insurance company practices? Mr. president, many call you a liar, but I say keep doing what your doing, even if you have to go it alone.

-- Anonymous
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 1:01:00 AM


"Of all the so-called natural human rights that have ever been invented, liberty is least likely to be cheap and is never free of cost.”

~~~Robert A. Heinlein
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AnotherOne
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 11:59:03 PM



"If you like your Constitution, you CAN'T keep your Constitution."
-Charles Krauthammer
after Obama had once again shredded the Constitution with his immigration amnesty
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 11:49:31 PM


"Anything labeled a national security issue is taken out from the system. There is no due process, no lawyers. They may do with us what they wish. Fear is a government's greatest weapon. -- Excerpt from Superhero.”

~~~Victor Methos
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 4:14:25 PM

"Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do." - Voltaire, philosopher (1694-1778)
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ldheinz
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 10:57:38 AM

"Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity." - Robert Heinlein
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MahopacJack
Champion Author New York

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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 10:23:54 AM

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"i "Markets often rise higher than you think is possible, and fall lower than you can possibly imagine."

-Legendary investor, Jim Rogers
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I75at7AM
Champion Author Dayton

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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 8:47:33 AM

"On Thursday night, President Obama delivered his address to the nation on his executive amnesty. It was historic, both in its scope and in its dishonesty: the speech represented a closely-woven and incredible tapestry of falsehood, exposited with a straight face by the greatest liar in modern American history." - Ben Shapiro
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 7:55:07 AM

7. On TARP: “Under ordinary circumstances, I would have opposed such a measure. Government intervention in the marketplace cuts against all my ordinary impulses. But this was not an ordinary event. I, and many others, believed that extraordinary action was needed to protect millions of ordinary Americans from the colossal and far-reaching mistakes of a few. And action was taken.

-- Mitch McConnell
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 8:16:16 AM

Everyone's entitled to express their political beliefs. I don\\\'t presume to tell anybody who to vote for. I am comfortable telling people what my opinions are.

-- Ben Affleck
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 1:10:43 AM


"In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs forever and ever."

~~~Oscar Wilde

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TadeuszK
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 8:58:07 PM

Privacy, individualism and choice are not free goods,and the society that places no restrictions on them will pay a high price for that decision.

Alan Ehrenhalt
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 7:30:02 AM

Communism is like one big phone company.

-- Lenny Bruce
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I75at7AM
Champion Author Dayton

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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 8:48:28 AM

"What makes America great is that you can be a gutless, useless, freeloading parasite who pisses on America and everything it stands for, and still get a check from the government every month."

"And that's true even if you're NOT the President."

Charlie Brown and Linus, via
docputer
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 7:53:47 AM

A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.

-- Adlai Stevenson
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 4:01:37 AM


“I was ecstatic when they re-named "French fries" as "freedom fries."
Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots.”

~~~Johnny Depp
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Edger
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 3:25:01 PM

“This is something that I have struggled with throughout my presidency.” “The problem is, is that I’m the president of the United States, I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed.”

- b h obama
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Edger
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 3:21:29 PM

“There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system that for me to simply, through executive order, ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as president.”

- B.H.Obama
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 12:55:21 PM

"This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer."

Will Rogers
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 9:35:32 AM

‘If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it.’

-- Mark Twain
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 1:16:38 AM


"The good news, to relieve all this gloom, is that a democracy is inherently self-correcting. Here, the people are sovereign. Inept political leaders can be replaced. Foolish policies can be changed. Disastrous mistakes can be reversed."

~~~Theodore C. Sorensen

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RockCity
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 7:18:13 AM

Vote early and vote often.

-- Al Capone
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 5:31:11 AM

“Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any more racist than other Republicans, and indeed many other Americans. But getting them to spend their time purging their ranks and having candidates distance themselves should help Democrats win in November. Having one’s opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness.” — Mary Frances Berry, former Chairwoman, US Commission on Civil Rights
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 2:18:19 AM


"Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must - at that moment - become the center of the universe."

~~~Elie Wiesel

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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 5:01:29 PM

“At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child — miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats.” - P.J. O'Rourke
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 5:15:35 AM

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.

-- Andrew Jackson
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ncclyde
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 2:29:22 AM


“Government is, and always has been, the greatest criminal threat to the peaceful members of society.” – Richard M Eberling
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 12:51:00 AM


"The wonderful thing about being a New York Times columnist is that it's like a Supreme Court appointment - they're stuck with you for a long time."

~~~William Safire
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 8:02:40 AM

Once upon a time my political opponents honored me as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic power by which I created a worldwide depression all by myself.

-- Herbert Hoover
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 2:55:20 AM


"The Internal Revenue Service is the real undefeated heavyweight champion."

~~~George Foreman



"We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail."

~~~Dave Barry






[Edited by: drivebye at 11/14/2014 2:56:51 AM EST]
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ldheinz
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 2:38:02 PM

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant." - Robert Louis Stevenson
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 1:47:32 PM

“When people show you who they are, believe them.”
~Maya Angelou
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 9:16:53 AM

"People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid."

-- Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 2:48:13 AM


“Mr. President, with the greatest respect, I would prefer the American eagle's neck to be on a swivel so that it could face the olive branches or the arrows, as the occasion might demand.”

~~~Winston Churchill's response to Truman regarding newly redesigned Presidential Seal
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2014 11:12:34 AM

“Our masters have not heard the people's voice for generations and it is much, much louder than they care to remember.”

-- Alan Moore
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2014 12:50:01 AM

"Excuse me, ma'am. I thought you were with Congress."
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2014 12:06:21 AM


"Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments."

~~~Isaac Asimov








[Edited by: drivebye at 11/12/2014 12:09:34 AM EST]
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2014 9:48:50 AM

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.

-- Oscar Ameringer
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2014 12:41:30 AM


“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.”

~~~Isaac Asimov
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 8:26:34 AM

"this (election) turned out to be a genuine wave — one with serious implications for 2016 and beyond."

--Eugene Robinson
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 7:56:21 AM

One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into government.

-- Donald Trump
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 11:27:27 PM

"Dis somanumbatching country was founded so that the liberties of common patriotic citizens like me could not be taken away by a bunch of fargin iceholes... like yourselves."

- Roman Moroni, "Johnny Dangerously"
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 10:09:45 PM

“There is no moral difference between a Stealth bomber and a suicide bomber. They both kill innocent people for political reasons.”

-- Tony Benn
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 8:36:29 PM


“The basic trouble, you see, is that people think that ‘right' and ‘wrong' are absolute; that everything that isn't perfectly and completely right is totally and equally wrong.”

~~~Isaac Asimov
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 8:35:24 PM


“Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.”

~~~Isaac Asimov
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 8:34:43 PM


“If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.”

~~~Isaac Asimov
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 4:29:25 PM

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"Liberals want the government to be your mommy. Conservatives want the government to be your daddy. Libertarians want it to treat you like an adult."

-Andre Marrou, Libertarian Presidential candidate 1992

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