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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: Apr 27, 2015 8:40:17 AM

Freedom of expression is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every other form of freedom.

-- Benjamin Cardozo
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daylily2009
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2015 12:10:05 PM

go tell it on the mountains
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2015 9:32:02 AM

The history of American politics is littered with bodies of people who took so pure a position that they had no clout at all.

-- Benjamin C Bradlee
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2015 9:39:12 AM

As far as I know, you only get one shot at this life. It only goes round once and time is precious. When I'm not working, you'd better spend that time with someone important.

-- Benjamin Bratt
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 9:03:29 PM

"Faith answers no questions which cannot be answered, usually more accurately, by science," Anon
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 8:51:48 PM

"To me, I don't even know how you have ethics WITH god. If there is god, then there is no ethics. It's like god told you this, and that's it." - Julia Sweeney
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daylily2009
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 11:32:57 AM

hillarybenghazi Lap dog for obama!!
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 11:14:42 AM

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

-- Benjamin Banneker
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 9:13:30 AM

Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power

-- Benito Mussolini
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 1:18:55 AM

"Words without thoughts never to heaven go." - Shakespeare
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 9:27:30 PM

IammeCA - “I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization.”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

That's an anti-capitalist and anti-Republican quote.
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IammeCA
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 7:01:23 PM

“I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization.”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.


[Edited by: IammeCA at 4/22/2015 7:01:51 PM EST]
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 9:09:04 AM

The military wants a system that protects its policies and privileges.

-- Benazir Bhutto
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 4:03:51 PM

"Have compassion, my child; love those who have it, but fly from the pious believers. Nothing is more dangerous than their company, their humble pride. They must either dominate or destroy…" - Rousseau
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 12:07:52 PM

I've found that when people try to convince you of their beliefs they're really just trying to convince themselves.
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daylily2009
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 11:38:09 AM

God is Good!!
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 11:25:53 AM

"We have a terror recruiting problem in Minnesota"

--Andrew Lugar, US Attorney for Minnesota
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 9:13:15 AM

Everything started as nothing.

-- Ben Weissenstein
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 7:24:07 AM

So be encouraged and dedicate yourself to your dream and if your dream should come my way one day then we will dance upon the boards of life.

-- Ben Vereen
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2015 10:22:25 AM

We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own.

-- Ben Sweetland
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2015 10:20:32 AM

If your relationship is in good shape and you're communicating with each other and you're close, then that's whats important. The vows thing is the vows, but I think it has to be implicit that you meant it the first time.

-- Ben Stiller
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2015 12:23:19 AM

SE3.5 - “Extremism is so easy. You've got your position, and that's it. It doesn't take much thought. And when you go far enough to the right you meet the same idiots coming around from the left."

--Clint Eastwood

Bingo
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2015 12:50:46 PM

"He said if you take your extremism in either direction, you will soon meet the other side coming around the circle in the opposite direction. "

I heard the same thing in 8th grade. The neat part was that the room was hexagonal in shape, so the left and right sides of the board really did curve inward, and the teacher said that the right and left became indistinguishable right behind us, where totalitarianism is, sneaking up on us when we're not looking at it.
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2015 12:41:01 PM

So, who in the media is without sin among us? I am in the media and I am a major league sinner. I don't know anyone except my wife who isn't a big time sinner.

-- Ben Stein
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2015 8:37:10 AM

“Extremism is so easy. You've got your position, and that's it. It doesn't take much thought. And when you go far enough to the right you meet the same idiots coming around from the left."

--Clint Eastwood

Very similar to what my political science professor told the class 50 years ago. He said if you take your extremism in either direction, you will soon meet the other side coming around the circle in the opposite direction.
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2015 11:50:46 PM


"Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage."

~~~Ambrose Bierce
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2015 10:55:43 PM

American families have always shown remarkable resiliency, or flexible adjustment to natural, economic, and social challenges. Their strengths resemble the elasticity of a spider web, a gull's skillful flow with the wind, the regenerating power of perennial grasses, the cooperation of an ant colony, and the persistence of a stream carving canyon rocks. These are not the strengths of fixed monuments but living organisms. This resilience is not measured by wealth, muscle or efficiency but by creativity, unity, and hope. Cultivating these family strengths is critical to a thriving human community.

-- Ben Silliman
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reb4
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2015 8:54:58 AM

“If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?”



Abraham Lincoln

[Edited by: reb4 at 4/15/2015 8:55:06 AM EST]
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reb4
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2015 8:51:56 AM

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”


Abraham Lincoln

[Edited by: reb4 at 4/15/2015 8:52:07 AM EST]
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2015 6:27:20 AM

An amateur is someone who supports himself with outside jobs which enable him to paint. A professional is someone whose wife works to enable him to paint.

-- Ben Shahn
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2015 1:41:17 PM

"Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy."
H. L. Mencken
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2015 10:38:46 AM

I think the key is that nothing's ever perfect and you've got to be able to go with change. It's a lot easier said then done because I especially like things very structured and I don't like change, but it's part of life; you've got to just deal with it.

-- Ben Savage
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2015 9:11:49 AM

"Yesterday is over!" - Sen. Marco Rubio, in his candidacy announcement speech (referring, of course, to HRC)
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2015 9:02:54 PM


"A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep."

~~~Saul Bellow
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2015 4:55:57 PM

The magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing.

-- Ben Okri
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2015 12:49:19 AM


"Distracting a politician from governing is like distracting a bear from eating your baby."

~~~P.J. O'Rourke
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2015 9:58:59 AM

And it sends an important message to me, because I am sick to death to hear my opponent saying Republicans don't trust me. They do trust me, in landslide proportions, and they're proving it tonight. We're going to bury that for good.

-- Ben Nighthorse Campbell
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2015 10:55:29 AM

Its better to be required to pay taxes on a large income than to not have to pay taxes because you have no income.
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2015 9:18:41 AM

I'm interested in locating the holy grail of the minimum means to express the most complex ideas.

-- Ben Nicholson
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 3:09:33 PM


Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.

~~~Hermann Hesse

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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 9:01:09 AM

Most of life is routine - dull and grubby, but routine is the momentum that keeps a man going. If you wait for inspiration you'll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street

-- Ben Nicholas
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2015 11:01:12 AM

Amending the U.S. Constitution, the document most sacred to those who love freedom and liberty, is a delicate endeavor and should be done only on the basis of the most clear and convincing evidence that a proposed amendment is necessary.

-- Ben Nelson
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2015 11:19:01 AM

A misspelled word is probably an alias for some desperate call for aid, which is bound to fail.

-- Ben Marcus
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2015 11:45:03 AM

Thirty years after drafting the US Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson warned of the dangers posed by the corporation, writing of the need to "crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country." Today, instead, the aristocracy of the corporation has grown to full maturity, wielding power over the state and its laws in the service of corporate aims.

-- Ben Manski
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2015 9:56:53 AM

Experience has taught me never to trust a policeman. Just when you think one's all right, he turns legit.

-- Ben Maddow
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2015 4:38:28 AM

"Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality. " - Nicolas de Chamfort, writer (6 Apr 1741-1794)
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2015 10:03:31 AM

Pontius Pilate was the first great censor and Jesus Christ the first great victim of censorship

-- Ben Lindsey
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2015 11:46:11 AM

Anything you can do needs to be done, so pick up the tool of your choice and get started.

-- Ben Linder
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2015 11:04:02 AM

"Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2015 6:54:41 AM


Leave a kiss but in the cup, and I'll not look for wine.
-- Ben Jonson
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2015 9:45:58 PM

"Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine." - Alan Turing
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