Saturday, January 17, 2009

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“Then we listen to speeches by the president-elect, who is going on about the great stimulus package he is going to push through Congress. It's like listening to one quack doctor propose bleeding the patient even as the last quack doctor who bled the patient is packing his bags to leave. You want to shout: is there a real doctor in the house? But it seems like no one is listening.”
Lew Rockwell

As for the republican form of government, the American people have progressively repudiated it almost from the time they won their independence from the British Empire, and during the past century, they have increasingly favored a form of electoral dictatorship cum empire in which, every four years, the people cast ballots for one of the candidates put forward by the two wings of the one-party political apparatus. This system, vigorously promoted by the imperial running dogs known as the mainstream news media, brings great delight to the masses, who love a good horse race, even if it has been fixed. They are also kept contentedly semi-comatose by the bread and circuses their masters provide in the form of the welfare-nanny-therapeutic state and its Hollywood adjuncts. The few who object strenuously are tased or shot dead by the police, who are ever ready to serve and protect the state that employs them.”
Bob Higgs

"If you've ever been in a room full of vegetarians, a lot of methane is being produced. “I'm wondering if they're going to start putting a permitting process on them."
Texas rancher, Pete Bonds, responding to the EPA’s proposal to regulate cow emissions as a cause of global warming.

“If the feds were paying attention, they should listen up here:
The cure for a slump is a slump.”
Bill Bonner

“The golden age is over, in other words. In the space of 40 years it passed from gold, to silver, to paper...and is now somewhere between plastic and navel lint.”
Bill Bonner

"Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one!"
Charles Mackay

“It is vital for the Zionist movement to realize that the idea of an Israeli land does not equate to, nor require, an Israeli state. It is also vital to realize that there can never be peace and stability in the region as long as there is an Israeli government, nor can there ever be a "free Palestine" as long as there is a Palestinian government. The only way to achieve prosperity is through peace and commerce, and that can only come through a stateless society.”
Markus Bergström

“Only collectivists consider they have any moral right to criticize the “profligacy” of those who create enough wealth to use whatever they can buy on the free market, in any way they choose, whether it be “energy,” land, or long underwear. Underneath their cloak of presumed holiness, collectivists are would-be thieves, aiming to impoverish those of whom they are jealous. They simply lack the courage to pull out a gun and deprive the “profligate fat cats” of their wealth DIRECTLY – they prefer to hire bully-boys in government uniforms to do the job for them, under the sanctified cloak of “shared sacrifice.”
Vin Suprynowicz

From the Darkness:
"The jobs we create will be in businesses large and small across a wide range of industries. And they'll be the kind of jobs that don't just put people to work in the short term, but position our economy to lead the world in the long-term."

"I want to be realistic here. Not everything that we talked about during the campaign are we going to be able to do on the pace we had hoped."
The Emperor-Elect [That’s NOT what the masses want to hear.]

“I have often spoken to you about good and evil – this has made some uncomfortable — but good and evil are present in this world, and between the two there can be no compromise.”
GW Bush [So……..which one are you?]

"When it comes to national security, what we have to focus on is getting things right in the future, as opposed [to] looking at what we got wrong in the past."
Barack Obama, indicating he would oppose investigations of wrongdoing by the CIA and other agencies.

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