Sunday, December 20, 2009

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“All we ask is to be left alone by those who would control or meddle; to live our lives as we see fit, harming no innocent person as we do. We will deal with any aggressors we encounter ourselves without asking to be "rescued" by other aggressors in silly suits. It is the only civilized way to live.”
Kent MacManigal

“It is not any secessionist movements anywhere on this globe that have trapped civilians in unending chaos. That is entirely the purview of the nation-state. Confiscatory taxation, unending regulation of every facet of human life, and the destruction of our economic system and currency through central planning is the source of unending chaos, both at home and abroad.”
Russell D. Longcore

“It should not come as a surprise. America is now a one-party state. The one party is the Establishment party, which is also the war party. Unless you are willing to cheer permanent war for permanent peace, you cannot be a member of the Establishment.”
William S. Lind

“Freedom’s current plight in America has little to do with Obama being illegitimate as the President and has everything to do with the people of the states being controlled by a governmental system we never created or approved.”
Timothy Baldwin

“We should never forget that Iraqi society has been destroyed. The people of that unhappy land have lost everything – their homes, their schools, their neighborhoods, their mosques, their jobs, their careers, their professionals, their health care, their legal system, their women's rights, their religious tolerance, their security, their friends, their families, their past, their present, their future, their lives. But they do have their surge.”
William Blum

“And that ‘catastrophic result’ for America if Obama fails? That would be called 'freedom.'"
Garry Reed

“When you slice through the blather about marooned bears and melting ice caps, oceans rising and cities sinking, global warming is a racket and a crock. It is all about money and power.”
Pat Buchanan

“The U.S. Constitution does not embody the American spirit. It is a document that grants power to government. The document that truly embodies the American spirit is the Declaration of Independence, which was written expressly to remove all power from the existing government.”
Tom Mullen

“It’s hard to over-emphasize the role of the media in making politicians seem more important than they are — in giving them the “influence” which Time celebrates. Without Time and its ilk, who among us would take seriously the pretensions to “leadership” of a Connecticut Yankee trust-fund baby transplanted to Texas for the apparent purpose of bankrupting various oil ventures before finding his niche as welfare pimp for the local baseball franchise? Or the presidential aspirations of a small-time Chicago identity politics chiseler?”
Thomas L. Knapp

"I hate the military perpetuating the myth that I couldn’t write the things I do if it weren’t for the U.S. military when the truth is I wouldn’t need to write the things I do if it weren’t for the actions of the U.S. military."
Laurence M. Vance

"Those who have been once intoxicated with power and have derived any kind of emolument from it can never willingly abandon it."
Edmund Burke

“This is an extremely exciting time in which to live in America. The people of the nation have been lulled to sleep over generations. The tyranny laid upon them is destructive, and any type of destructive force is based in low energy. Happily, freedom and liberty are creative forces of a very high energy level. Just like light dispels darkness, so too will liberty eventually win over tyranny. People will be drawn to the energy of liberty as a moth to a flame.”
Russell D. Longcore

“Let the market speak. It is the only institution that seems willing to tell us the truth anymore.”
Lew Rockwell

“Like a teenage boy telling a girl that sex will clear her acne, politicians will tell you anything to fuck you over.”


From the Darkness:
“It must be laid down as a primary position and the basis of our system, that every citizen who enjoys the protection of a free government owes not only a proportion of his property, but even his personal service to the defense of it.”
George Washington [Yep, that one.]

“Now that President Obama is in office and is directing his best efforts towards ending the war in Afghanistan, it will no longer be necessary for this columnist to constantly harangue his faithful readers with diatribes about the absurdity of the continued slaughter and carnage involved in the commendable American efforts to convert that county's citizens over to advocates of democracy and free elections.”
Bob Patterson

“It is important that all Australians, particularly young children, are protected from this material. The Government believes that parents want assistance to reduce the risk of children being exposed to such material.”
Australian Communications Minister Stephen Conroy, announcing the government will introduce compulsory internet filtering to block overseas sites which contain criminal content, including child sex abuse and sexual violence.

“He’s an action hero in the movies and a climate action hero for the globe.”
Gordon Campbell, the premier of British Columbia, gushing over the appearance of Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Copenhagen climate summit.

“His arguments aren't partisan or ideological; they're methodical, grounded in data and the latest academic literature. When he doesn't know something, he doesn't bluster or bluff.”
Time Magazine
, in naming Ben Bernanke, Person of the Year.

"Gold is used for many purposes, including as a reserve asset, as an investment, and for use in electronics, automobiles, and jewelry. Thus, fluctuations in the price of gold can reflect changes in demand associated with any of these uses, as well as changes in supply. In monitoring the price of gold, the Federal Reserve must attempt to interpret which of these factors is responsible for its fluctuations at any point in time. One of the ways we do this is by consulting other indicators of market sentiment. A number of measures of expected future inflation in the United States, including measures taken from inflation-protected bonds and surveys of consumers and professional forecasters, have been well contained. Accordingly, increases in the price of gold do not appear to reflect increases in the expected future of U.S. inflation. " Ben Bernanke, explaining the “data” used for his well grounded arguments.
[Thanks to Caroline B.]

“We at the Federal Reserve believe that a well-informed public is crucial to our efforts in fulfilling our dual mandate of price stability and maximum sustainable economic growth, The more you know, the easier it is for us to do our job. This is particularly true in these turbulent economic times.”
From a new magazine published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

“As a deterrent, a Taser makes a great weapon. A Taser is the best tool for police because it enforces compliance.”
Lt. John Grant, a “school resource officer” in Philadelphia.

“Let's be blunt here: the only way to stop them is to destroy the Iranian regime, the mullahs, and that can only be accomplished through war. And by war I don't mean ground troops; I mean massive bombing raids intended to destroy every one of the key targets.”
Rush Limbaugh

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