Sunday, February 14, 2010

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“The only entity that is “allowed” to profit from misery, pain, and death is government. Human lives can only be considered a resource when the state wields the scythe that separates the wheat from the chaff.”
Anthony Ajamian

"Traditionalists are understandably concerned about the damage that results when the military becomes a tool of radical social engineering. But they are so bewitched by appeals to nationalist and jingoist impulses that they fail to see the central role of the military establishment in fomenting the social changes they deplore. This isn't a problem we would be dealing with if we didn't have an immense standing military with a global license to meddle and an increasingly visible role in domestic policing.”
Will Grigg

"At the root of institutionalized death and destruction lies the desire of authoritarians to control what doesn’t belong to them – the lives, liberty, and loot of other individuals. Each consistent strike against control – against authority itself, not the changing of guards or victims – wedges further into the cracks that can set empire crumbling to pieces. Cultivating independence physically and mentally challenges the evils that reach with instructions or bombs toward every individual."
Darian Worden

“Constitutions can’t protect you from government. It’s a wild, savage animal, and the only way to protect yourself from it is to take it around back of the barn and put it out of your misery.”
Thomas L. Knapp

“This statist worship is sickening. Americans have a love affair with being ruled, controlled, and bamboozled by the Master Class. They yearn for authority figures, and in fact they justify their serfdom while genuflecting to such notions as social justice, duty, and “fair share.” No “good patriot” wants to be seen as a heretic in the Church of Washington D.C.”
Karen DeCoster

“The secession taking place in America is a secession of the heart – of people who have come to believe the government is them, and not us.”
Pat Buchanan

“I don’t know who he is, but he looks like a crook. He looks like he would take every single thing you have.”
Daniel Muir of the Indianapolis Colts, when shown a photo of Ben Bernanke.

From the Darkness:
“This was a tragic episode that the Agency has dealt with in a professional and thorough manner…Unfortunately, some have been willing to twist facts to imply otherwise. In so doing, they do a tremendous disservice to CIA officers, serving and retired, who have risked their lives for America’s national security.”
CIA statement, concerning the agency’s assitance in shooting down a plane containing Christian missionaries mistaken for drug smugglers, over Peru in 2001.

"If you don't pay bonuses, we can't tax it. Cops, firefighters, teachers, all municipal workers should be down there screaming, 'Pay Wall Street people more!' That's where their salaries come from."
Michael Bloomburg, giving his warped defense of bankster bonuses.

"A system like this should have strong logins, should require that the request be documented fully, and should produce statistical information so there can be strong oversight. I think that's a good thing to have."
Jim Harper, Cato Institute, giving his endoresement to the idea of creating a national Web interface linking police computers with those of Internet and e-mail providers so requests can be sent and received electronically.

“I deeply regret that the government has bowed to the wishes of the markets.”
Yiannis Panagopoulos, head of the General Confederation of Greek Workers, Greece’s largest union.

“Politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering only serve the goals of al-Qaeda.”
John Brennan is Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, whining about critics.

"What we are going to be working on over the next several weeks is developing a significant regime of sanctions that will indicate to them [Iran] how isolated they are from the international community as a whole."
B. Obama, Man of Peace, frothing at the mouth at the opportunity to create misery in Iran.

"We can't afford grandstanding at the expense of actually getting something done. What I won't consider is doing nothing."
B. Obama, complaining about “partisan politics.” [Is there any other kind?]

“This epidemic [obesity] also impacts the nation’s security, as obesity is now one of the most common disqualifiers for military service.”
Meaty Michelle Obama, showing her concrn for the state’s livestock and cannon fodder.

“I am convinced in my heart and in my mind that if the United States fails to stand with Israel, that is the end of the United States . . . [W]e have to show that we are inextricably entwined, that as a nation we have been blessed because of our relationship with Israel, and if we reject Israel, then there is a curse that comes into play.”
Rep. Michele Bachmann

"No one likes to pay taxes, but with Pakistan's revenues representing less than 10% of [gross domestic product], Pakistanis pay less for their government than nearly any other country in the region. To balance its budget and invest for the future, Pakistan must begin to raise domestic revenues."
U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin [So when did this clown become the Pakistani Deputy Treasury Secretary?]

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