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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: 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
RockCity
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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
RockCity
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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
RockCity
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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
Zimcity
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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
RockCity
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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)
RockCity
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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)
reb4
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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
ldheinz
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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)
RockCity
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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
drivebye
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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
RockCity
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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
MahopacJack
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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.
~
RockCity
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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
RockCity
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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
RockCity
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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.
I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2015 6:18:21 AM

>>>Our enemies are fully aware that they can use oil as a weapon against America. And if we don't take this threat as seriously as the bombs they build or the guns they buy, we will be fighting the War on Terror with one hand tied behind our back.
 
-- Barack 0bama<<<

That's when he was supposed to say "That's why I am immediately moving to ask Congress to take the following actions, which I will sign immediately: Approve the XL Pipeline; open up drilling in a small area of the ANWR; open up drilling off the coasts of the USA; streamline the process to approve and build new refineries in the USA."

Gee......incomplete quotes are such a let down.......
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 12:24:16 PM

"I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America,"

-- Rudy Giuliani
I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 8:22:03 AM

“adopting a solution that won’t work to a problem that doesn’t exist using legal authority we don’t have.”
--- Ajit Pai, a Republican member of the Federal Communication Commission

- Hat Tip the Tower from the Net thread
rjhenn
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 3:32:21 PM

RockCity - "'Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.' -- Colin Powell"

Just one reason that I wish Powell had been our first black president.
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 2:05:40 PM

Our enemies are fully aware that they can use oil as a weapon against America. And if we don't take this threat as seriously as the bombs they build or the guns they buy, we will be fighting the War on Terror with one hand tied behind our back.

-- Barack Obama
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 9:28:18 AM

"Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off." -- Colin Powell
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2015 9:20:57 AM

The United States has become a totalitarian nation since the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act(NDAA) by Congress and signed by President Obama.

-- Sherwood Ross
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2015 7:10:24 AM

Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes it's laws

-- Unknown (attributed to Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild)
ldheinz
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2015 3:20:42 AM

“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. – J Robert Oppenheimer.
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2015 10:41:43 AM

The tyrant grinds down his slaves and they don’t turn against him, they crush those beneath them.

-- Emily Bronte
ldheinz
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 1:14:28 PM

“You don't get anything worth getting by pretending to know things you don’t know.”
- Sam Harris
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 9:25:49 AM

“Fear is the State's psychological weapon of choice to frighten citizens into sacrificing their basic freedoms and rule-of-law protections in exchange for the security promised by their all-powerful government.”

-- Philip G. Zimbardo
drivebye
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 12:23:19 AM


"We operate under a jury system in this country, and as much as we complain about it, we have to admit that we know of no better system, except possibly flipping a coin."

~~~Dave Barry
rjhenn
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2015 3:38:12 PM

"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing that a tomato doesn't belong in a fruit salad."
Miles Kington
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2015 9:19:59 AM

Justice is the means by which established injustices are sanctioned.

-- Anatole France
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2015 8:31:13 AM

Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction.

-- Dick Cheney (Aug. 26, 2002)

airfresh
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2015 5:55:08 PM

Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.
P. J. O'Rourke

That would eliminate pretty much every member of Congress the Senate and current administration. Either way there wouldn't be enough people left to run the govt.
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2015 6:29:15 AM

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.

-- Abba Eban
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 10:33:44 AM

“One of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror. ”

-- George W. Bush
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 8:58:14 AM

The glaring coincidence of the anthrax attacks with the passage of the Patriot Act can only be ignored as an elephant is ignored at a tea party.

-- Richard J. Ochs
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 3:03:09 PM


"...In our own post 9/11 era, the chief instrument of repression of personal freedom has been the government’s signature anti-terror legislation: the Patriot Act. It was born in secrecy, as members of the House of Representatives were given 15 minutes to read its 300 pages before voting on it in October 2001, and it operates in silence, as those who suffer under it cannot speak about it."

~~~Andrew P. Napolitano, former judge of the Superior Court of NJ
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 7:16:45 AM

“The Patriot Act is one of the most important and overdue pieces of legislation in a generation.

-- Mitch McConnell
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 9:42:18 AM

“Killing, raping and looting have been common practices in religious societies, and often carried out with clerical sanction. The catalogue of notorious barbarities – wars and massacres, acts of terrorism, the Inquisition, the Crusades, the chopping off of thieves’ hands, the slicing off of clitorises and labia majora, the use of gang rape as punishment, and manifold other savageries committed in the name of one faith or another — attests to religion’s longstanding propensity to induce barbarity, or at the very least to give it free rein. The Bible and the Quran have served to justify these atrocities and more, with women and gay people suffering disproportionately. There is a reason the Middle Ages in Europe were long referred to as the Dark Ages; the millennium of theocratic rule that ended only with the Renaissance (that is, with Europe’s turn away from God toward humankind) was a violent time.

Morality arises out of our innate desire for safety, stability and order, without which no society can function; basic moral precepts (that murder and theft are wrong, for example) antedated religion. Those who abstain from crime solely because they fear divine wrath, and not because they recognize the difference between right and wrong, are not to be lauded, much less trusted. Just which practices are moral at a given time must be a matter of rational debate. The 'master-slave' ethos – obligatory obeisance to a deity — pervading the revealed religions is inimical to such debate. We need to chart our moral course as equals, or there can be no justice.”
-- Jeffrey Tayler

[Edited by: RockCity at 2/7/2015 9:42:45 AM EST]
squirre1
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 1:37:07 AM

"practical distinction between Religion and Civil Government is essential to the purity of both, and as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States." ~ James Madison

"I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute—where no Catholic prelate would tell the President (should he be Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote—where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference—and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the President who might appoint him or the people who might elect him. I believe in an America that is officially neither Catholic, Protestant nor Jewish—where no public official either requests or accepts instructions on public policy from the Pope, the National Council of Churches or any other ecclesiastical source—where no religious body seeks to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials—and where religious liberty is so indivisible that an act against one church is treated as an act against all. […] I do not speak for my church on public matters—and the church does not speak for me. Whatever issue may come before me as President—on birth control, divorce, censorship, gambling or any other subject—I will make my decision in accordance with these views, in accordance with what my conscience tells me to be the national interest, and without regard to outside religious pressures or dictates. And no power or threat of punishment could cause me to decide otherwise."
~ John F. Kennedy, 12 September 1960
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 10:04:55 AM

Terrorism has become the systematic weapon of a war that knows no borders or seldom has a face.

-- JACQUES CHIRAC
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 7:45:43 AM

"All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions." - Adlai Stevenson, governor, ambassador (5 Feb 1900-1965)
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 2:07:59 AM


"Something that confirms all fears and many conspiracy theories about government is finding out what our elected representatives would put into law if they could."

~~~P. J. O'Rourke

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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 8:17:10 AM

"Mixing religion and state is like mixing water and petrol. It spoils both. And it creates a hazard." - Anu Garg
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 7:09:11 AM

Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny. They have only shifted it to another shoulder.

-- GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 7:18:21 PM

War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each others children.

-- JIMMY CARTER
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2015 10:14:33 AM

Can you avoid knowledge? You cannot! Can you avoid technology? You cannot! Things are going to go ahead in spite of ethics, in spite of your personal beliefs, in spite of everything.

-- JOSE M.R. DELGADO
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2015 4:54:46 AM

"It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest." - Adam Smith
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2015 11:04:25 PM

"Ask the next question."
Theodore Sturgeon
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2015 9:48:43 PM


"Nowhere are prejudices more mistaken for truth, passion for reason and invective for documentation than in politics."

~~~John Mason Brown
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2015 11:10:59 AM

Those enjoying winning streaks thus win twofold. They win not only the game but also the right to greater self-determination. They become masters of their own fate. That feeling of efficacy, of being in charge of circumstances, is the essence of confidence. Winning once or twice is encouraging, but winning continuously is empowering.

-- ROSABETH MOSS KANTER
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