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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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mweyant
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 7:15:27 AM

first CIA tweet

"We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet."
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 4:46:57 AM

“We've not had one Republican president in 34 years balance the budget. You can't trust right-wing Republicans with your money. You ought to hire somebody who has balanced a budget. I'm much more conservative with money than George Bush is.”  

-- Howard Dean
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 2:46:27 PM

"If Palestine were to lay down their guns tomorrow, there would be no war. If Israel were to lay down theirs, there would be no Israel." - Benjamin Netanyahu

(H.T. T.D. from the Hamas thread)
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 7:33:00 AM

The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them.

-- Mark Twain
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 7:17:56 AM

“The only thing that holds a marriage together is the husband being big enough to step back and see where the wife is wrong.”

-- Archie Bunker
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 12:55:30 PM

Without precise meanings behind words, politicians and elites can obscure reality and condition people to reflexively associate certain words with positive or negative perceptions. In other words, unpleasant facts can be hidden behind purposely meaningless language.

-- Ron Paul
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ncclyde
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 4:59:17 AM

“There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.” – Ayn Rand
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 2:05:44 AM

“You don’t bring a lawsuit to a gun fight. And there’s no place for lawyers on the front line.”

-- Sarah Palin 
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ministorage
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 6:17:40 AM

"I regard consensus science as an extremely pernicious development that ought to be stopped cold in its tracks. Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you’re being had."

-- Michael Crichton
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ncclyde
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 5:07:36 AM

"The only freedom which deserves the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it." - John Stuart Mill
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 3:15:10 AM

''I promise you I will listen to what has been said here, even though I wasn't here.''

-- President George W. Bush
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 4:57:28 AM

I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.

-- Adlai Stevenson
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mweyant
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 7:29:33 PM

"Political correctness has thrown a veil of silence over our important discussions. Rather than asking those with whom we disagree to clearly state their case, we set up rules of political correctness that mandate that their perspective must be the same as ours. We then demonize those with whom we disagree and as a result fail to reach any consensus that might solve our problems."

Dr. Ben Carson
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ministorage
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 7:27:48 PM

"Whoops, I see you did."

LOL!
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 6:32:38 PM

"text%20deleted/" does not make for great links. Try TinyURL.

Whoops, I see you did.

[Edited by: rjhenn at 7/15/2014 6:35:42 PM EST]
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ministorage
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 6:32:15 PM

Disillusionment is a good thing

- ministorage
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ministorage
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 6:21:15 PM

Lies are not great quotes

- ministorage

[Edited by: ministorage at 7/15/2014 6:30:54 PM EST]
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 5:54:37 AM

 I don’t think it’s intellectually honest at all."

-- Kerry A. Emanuel, another M.I.T. scientist, said of Lindzen's views. One represents 3% of climate scientist, the other 97%. I don't know, you be the judge
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 7:52:07 AM

“The problem isn’t too little money in political campaigns, but not enough.”

-- Newt Gingrich
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ministorage
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 6:12:47 AM

"Future generations will wonder in bemused amazement that the early 21st century's developed world went into hysterical panic over a globally averaged temperature increase of a few tenths of a degree, and, on the basis of gross exaggerations of highly uncertain computer projections combined into implausible chains of inference, proceeded to contemplate a roll-back of the industrial age."

Richard Lindzen - Atmospheric physicist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor of Atmospheric Science, NCAR Outstanding Publication Award, AMS Meisinger Award winner, AGU Macelwane Award, Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship Award, AMS Charney Award, Member of the National Academy of Sciences
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ministorage
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 5:48:12 AM


"The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule."
-H.L. Mencken
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mweyant
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 5:34:30 AM

"It is time for us to turn to each other, not on each other."

Jesse Jackson
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 3:29:48 AM

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

-- John Kenneth Galbraith
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 6:21:25 AM

You may be able to fool the voters, but not the atmosphere.

-- Donella Meadows, American environmental scientist, teacher and writer
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 8:36:58 AM

"Mind if we include more "Great Quotes" and fewer out-of-context insults?"

I totally agree with you . However, some people were born without a "funny bone". They can't discern the difference between a serious comment and a joke.



[Edited by: SE3.5 at 7/11/2014 8:41:00 AM EST]
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 8:33:41 AM

"We should not permit our grievances to overshadow our opportunity."

--Booker T. Washington
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 2:06:03 AM

''You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror.''

-- George W. Bush
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 2:42:10 AM

Deficits don't matter.

-- Dick Cheney

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mweyant
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 6:34:40 AM

"Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable."

L. Frank Baum
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 6:08:10 AM

And yet another Bush joke told at a fundraiser.

Mind if we include more "Great Quotes" and fewer out-of-context insults?
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 5:50:17 AM

"This is an impressive crowd - the haves and the have-mores, some people call you the elites; I call you my base."

-- George W. Bush
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ncclyde
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 5:15:18 AM

“Freedom, in a political context, means freedom from government coercion. It does not mean freedom from the landlord, or freedom from the employer, or freedom from the laws of nature which do not provide men with automatic prosperity.” - Ayn Rand
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 9:16:59 PM

"To stay young requires unceasing cultivation of the ability to unlearn old falsehoods." - Robert Heinlein
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 8:26:31 AM

<<“You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on.”

-- George W. Bush>>

That was a joke told by Bush at a Gridiron dinner in 2001. It is disingenuous to present it as a serious quote.
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reb4
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 8:03:21 AM

The difference between a politician and a statesman is that a politician thinks about the next election while the statesman think about the next generation.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 5:24:53 AM

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.

-- Texas Guinan
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reb4
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2014 9:02:09 AM

The Obama years: 'The trailers were great, the movie was horrible'

By Matt Lewis




link to the "Movie Review"

[Edited by: reb4 at 7/7/2014 9:02:22 AM EST]
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2014 4:21:48 AM


“You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on.”

-- George W. Bush
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2014 3:00:57 PM

"Corporations are people, this we've learned, but generally they're sociopaths." - Jon Stewart
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2014 12:01:27 PM

"I just want to know how come people who say that drugs are bad because they distort reality are always the same ones who spend all day talking to an imaginary friend?" - Bill Maher, on Pope Francis
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2014 11:55:08 AM

"Family Values Don't End At The Rio Grande"

George Bush
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2014 3:05:41 AM

If we choose only to expose ourselves to opinions and viewpoints that are in line to our own, we become more polarized, more set in our own ways. It will only reinforce and deepen the political divides in our country. But if we choose to actively seek out information that challenges our assumptions and beliefs, perhaps we can begin to understand where the people who disagree with us are coming from.

-- Barack Obama
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2014 10:53:11 AM

"On Independence Day we should remember the spirit of rebellion against tyranny that inspired our Founding Fathers to set out our experiment in liberty" - Ron Paul
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2014 8:09:47 AM

Whoever said, 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts,' probably lost.
-- Martina Navratilova
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ministorage
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2014 7:32:40 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
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reb4
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2014 10:02:28 AM

"Believe me, dear Sir: there is not in the British empire a man who more cordially loves a union with Great Britain than I do. But, by the God that made me, I will cease to exist before I yield to a connection on such terms as the British Parliament propose; and in this, I think I speak the sentiments of America."
—Thomas Jefferson, November 29, 1775

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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2014 8:16:00 AM

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2014 2:24:17 AM

The Federal Reserve, the Treasury, all the regulator agencies - if there's a problem of the financial mechanism in society, the only one to fix it is government. They've got a legitimate role. 

-- Dick Cheney
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 2:59:30 AM

My own belief is that the way we grow the economy, create jobs, create wealth is in the private sector. The government doesn't do that. 

-- Dick Cheney
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2014 5:22:04 AM

The good Lord didn't see fit to put oil and gas only where there are democratically elected regimes friendly to the United States. Occasionally we have to operate in places where, all considered, one would not normally choose to go. But we go where the business is.

-- Dick Cheney
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