Saturday, May 2, 2009

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“Today wiser policy is in order, but seems unlikely to be forthcoming. In particular, a ratpack of colonels in arrested development are the worst possible people to handle relations with Latin countries. Colonels live in a clean-edged, simple mental universe in which orders are followed, everyone is a good guy or a bad guy, and you can trust those thought to be on your side. They believe in American values, in military values, and believe that everyone really wants to be like them, like us. Nothing to it: You bomb the bad guys into submission, teach the people to be honest and democratic as America isn’t and never was and, bingo, a docile Reader’s Digest version of Switzerland pops into existence. Good luck.”
Fred Reed

“Rather than being liberals mugged by reality, neo-conservatives can be likened to muggers promised redemption for a few public good works. Their souls chained by a sense of limit on every good thing, eager to appease and please their gangbosses, and with an unshakeable faith in the use of force on the weak – neoconservatives persist in the halls of government and throughout the government-dependent media.”
Karen Kwiatkowski

“As the southern states seceded from the Union, Abraham Lincoln famously fretted, ‘What, then, will become of my tariff?’ Collectivists who despise the inhabitants of the Red States yet abominate the prospect of secession might well be entertaining similar thoughts: ‘If those living in the Red States leave, how will we tax them? How will we re-engineer their retrograde beliefs, regiment their workplaces, and regulate their repulsively individualistic lifestyles?"
Will Grigg

“When the only alternative Boobus utilizes in his search for truth is text messaging, a six-pack and American Idol, what chance is there he would even recognize the truth, or for that matter, even care?”
Michael Gaddy

“In Romans, when Paul wrote about obeying the civil authorities, he meant obeying civil authorities with respect to issues within their purview. So, yes, Christians are not to engage in actions that violate property, etc., such as participating in food riots similar to those that were breaking out throughout Rome. But Paul never meant for Christians to act as Caesar in the polling station, or in political office, and then turn around and fall back on the cover of the civil authority.
While the left seeks to desensitize us to moral perversity, the right seeks to desensitize us to violence. And both seek to desensitize us to the evils of power.”
Jim Fedako

“What it all boils down to is this: one side of our political spectrum favors the central planning of Iraq, while the other favors the central planning of Americans. We can only hope for the continued growth of a third side, one that rejects as unworthy of a free people all the superstitious nonsense about the magical powers of our overlords, whether that power is exercised at home or abroad.”
Thomas Woods

“The Obama administration is more theater than government. And Obama’s media supporters are like the play’s approving critics; they see what they want to see and write their reviews based on that perception. What concerns us is, that regardless of what the critics will say, an unpopular Broadway play cannot survive without paying audiences. But an unpopular presidential administration gets to perform for four years for a public audience held hostage.”
Gail Jarvis

“If the pirates wore silly white uniforms, had larger weapons, and used different terminology when approaching boats, we would regard them as the Somali Coast Guard. Rather than saying ‘we’re pirates, we’re here to steal your stuff and kidnap you’ they would need to say ‘we’re the Coast Guard, we’re here to tax your stuff at a rate of 100% and detain you."
Joshua Katz

“For all the “progressive” talk, these people don't seem too keen on any kind of significant progress – unless they're fully in charge. Theirs is a narcissistic, pessimistic, and power-starved worldview. Their mission is explicitly anti-human, one that seeks to denigrate the best attributes of mankind while elevating its worst ones. Their creed sets Man and Nature in permanent opposition, with never a doubt as to who the good guys and bad guys are.”
Mike Smith

“In the name of rooting out Communists, America became just a bit more communistic. In an effort to keep an eye on violent extremists, the government resorts to violence and extremism. All the labor agitators, Muslim sympathizers and militia groups put together can never threaten American freedom and security as much as an unleashed police state in a climate of fear.”
Anthony Gregory

“The crime of unjustly killing another human being cannot be wiped away. No matter what his religion, skin color, ethnicity, or nationality. No matter who tells you to drop the bomb, launch the missile, throw the grenade, or pull the trigger. And no matter what kind of uniform you are wearing.”
Laurence Vance

“Politicians loathe solved problems because solved problems offer no opportunity for them to acquire more power and wealth. Solved problems threaten a politician's job security, by causing constituents to begin to wonder what the hell they need him for.”
L. Neil Smith

"Americans are doomed unless they kick the junk news habit, deprogram themselves from celebrity worship, refuse to blindly follow political leaders and question all ideological dogmas ... especially their own."
Gerald Celente

“Conservation is no energy policy. Conservation is no more an energy plan than fasting is a food supply.”
Floy Lilley

From the Darkness:
“.....The IDF is one of the most moral armies in the world. The IDF is not afraid to investigate itself and in that, proves that its operations are ethical."
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, commenting on an IDF internal investigation has determined that no civilians were purposefully harmed by IDF troops during Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip.

"I trust that those in the industry who want to act responsibly will engage with us in a constructive fashion, and that we're going to get this done in short order."
Barry Obama, bullying the credit card industry in doing thing his way.

“I think the President’s actions in these last 100 days do match actions with words.”
Hillary Clinton, regarding her buddy’s first 100 days in office.

"I think that these suicide bombings ... are unfortunately, in a tragic way, a signal that the rejectionists fear that Iraq is going in the right direction."
Hillary Clinton

"The commission could reasonably conclude that the pervasiveness of foul language, and the coarsening of public entertainment in other media such as cable, justify more stringent regulation of broadcast programs so as to give conscientious parents a relatively safe haven for their children."
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, in the court’s decision upholding the government's power to impose huge fines on broadcasters for airing a single expletive.

"A system of limitless individual choices, with respect to communications, is not necessarily in the interest of citizenship and self-government. Democratic efforts to reduce the resulting problems ought not be rejected in freedom's name."
Cass Sunstein, Obama’s nominee to head the White House Office of Regulatory Affairs. [God, help us.]

"The government is doing the right things. They're acting in a countercyclical manner."
Warren Buffett, on the government’s actions to improve the economy. [Proof that a brilliant investor can also be an economic ignoramus.]

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