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A Global Warming Surprise
Posted By: Letters on May 11, 2017 09:05 AM in GLOBAL WARMING
S. Fred Singer  AmericanThinker.com Published on May 11, 2017


Exploring some of the intricacies of GW [Global Warming] science can lead to surprising results that have major consequences.  In a recent invited talk at the Heartland Institute’s ICCC-12 [Twelfth International Conference on Climate Change], I investigated three important topics: 

1. Inconsistencies in the surface temperature record. 

2. Their explanation as artifacts arising from the misuse of data. 

3.  Thereby explaining the failure of IPCC to find credible evidence for anthropogenic global warming (AGW).

A misleading graph

In the iconic picture of the global surface temperature of the 20th century [fig 1, top]  one can discern two warming intervals -- in the initial decades (1910-42) and in the final decades, 1977 to 2000.

Fig 1  20th century temps;  top—global; bottom-- US

 

Although these two trends look similar, they are really  quite different:  the initial warming is genuine, but the later warming is not.   What a surprise!  I wouldn't exactly call it ‘fake,’ but it just does not exist; I try to demonstrate this difference as an artifact of the data-gathering process, by comparing with several independent data sets covering similar time intervals.

The later warming is contradicted by every available dataset, as follows:

**the surface record for the ‘lower 48’ [US] shows a much lower trend; [see fig 1, bottom]; presumably there is better control over the placement of weather-stations and their thermometers;

**the trend of global sea surface temp [SST] is much less; with 1995 temp values nearly equal to those of 1942 [according to Gouretski and Kennedy, as published in Geophysical Research Letters in 2012];

** likewise, the trend of night-time marine air-temperatures [NMAT], measured with thermometers on ship decks, according to data from J Kennedy, Hadley Centre, UK

** atmospheric temperature trends are uniformly much lower and close to zero (during 1979-1997), whether measured with balloon-borne radiosondes or with microwave sounding units [MSU] aboard weather satellites [see fig 8 in ref 2]

** compatible data on solar activity that show nothing unusual happening.  Interestingly, the solar data had been assembled for a quite different purpose – namely, to disprove the connection between cosmic rays and climate change [see here fig 14 of ref 2], assuming that the late-century warming was real.  In the absence of such warming, as I argue here, this attempted critique of the cosmic-ray–climate connection collapses.

** proxy data also show near-zero trends, whether from tree rings or ice cores, as noted about 20 years ago [see fig 16 in ref 1 and figs 2 and 3 of ref 2; plus those that may have been withheld by Michael Mann].  [If you look carefully at Mann’s original 1998 paper in Nature or subsequent copies, you will note that his proxy temps cease suddenly in 1979 and are replaced by temps from thermometers from CRU-EAU, the Climate Research Unit of East Anglia University. This substitution not only supplies the ‘blade’ of Mann’s hockey-stick but enables the claim of IPCC-AR3 [2001] that the 20th  century was the warmest in the past 1000 years, surpassing even the high temps of the Medieval Warm Period. In Climategate e-mails this substitution was referred to as “Mike’s Nature trick.  I can’t help wondering if Mann’ s original post-1979 proxy data showed warming at all; perhaps that has some bearing on why Mann has withheld these data; it could have killed the blade and spoiled the IPCC claim.]

On the other hand, the early warming [1910-40] is supported by many proxy data – including temps derived from tree rings, ice cores, etc;  unfortunately, we could not find any temperature data of the upper troposphere.  However, I bet they would have shown an amplified warming trend – a hot spot.

A Digression on Hotspot [HSp] and Hockeystick [HSt]

‘Hotspot’ refers to an enhanced temp trend in the tropical upper troposphere [UT]; it is produced by convection of latent energy through water vapor [WV] and is the dominant agent for heating the UT.  In IPCC-AR2 [1996], BD Santer mistakenly identified the HSp as the fingerprint for GH [greenhouse] warming, which has led to much confusion in the technical literature, fostering the mistaken claim that the HSp owes its existence to tropospheric CO2.  But according to textbooks, it is merely an amplification of any temp trend at the surface through the ‘moist’ atmospheric lapse rate.   It surely existed during 1910-42 but we lack data to prove it.  Virtual absence of the HSp during 1979-97 [fig 8 of ref 2 ] implies a near-zero surface trend in that interval.  This observation also disproves the AGW hypothesis of IPCC-AR2 [1996] that led to the Kyoto Protocol.

Mann’s construction of his hockeystick graph [often referred to as ‘Mike’s Nature trick’ was explained earlier [see above].

This recital of data should suffice to convince alarmists and climate skeptics alike that the late 20th-century global warming does not exist.  We should note, however, that both IPCC-AR4 [2007] and AR5 [2013]  rely on such (non-existing) warming in trying to prove that its cause is anthropogenic.

Explaining the climate-trend artifact

Now we tackle, using newly available data, what may have caused the fictitious temperature trend in the latter decades of the 20th century.

We first look at Ocean data: as seen from fig 2, there was a great shift in the way Sea Surface Temperatures [SSTs] were measured;

Source: JJ kennedy et al. JGR 2011

Fig 2  Sources of SST data:  Note the drastic changes between 1980 and 2000 as global buoys increasingly replaced bucket sampling of SST – with also important geographic changes.

Data from floating buoys increased from zero to 60% between 1980 and 2000.  But such buoys are heated directly by the sun, as indicated in the cartoon of fig 3, showing a floating buoy in the solar-heated top layer and unheated engine inlet water in lower ocean layers;  this combination leads to a spurious rise in SST when the data are mixed together. 

Fig 3    Cartoon showing floating buoy in solar-heated layer and inlet for engine cooling water

In merging them, we must note that buoy data are global, while bucket and inlet temps are perforce confined to [mostly commercial] shipping routes.   Nor do we know the ocean depths that buckets sample; inlet depths depend on ship type and degree of loading.  Disentangling this mess requires data details that are not available.  About all we can demonstrate is a distinct diurnal variation in the buoy temps.

The land data have problems of their own.  During the same decades, quite independently, there was a severe reduction in 'superfluous' (mostly) rural stations [fig 12 in ref 2] -- unless they were located at airports.   As seen from fig 4, the number of stations decreased drastically in the 1990’s  

Fig 4   Weather stations at airports [Source: NOAA data]

[fig12 of ref 2], but the number at airports declined less sharply, leading to a major rise in the fraction of reporting stations at airports  [according to basic NOAA data]

This led to a huge increase, from 35% to 80%, in the fraction of airport weather stations -- producing a spurious temperature increase from all the construction of runways and buildings -- hard to calculate in detail.  About all we can claim is a general increase in air traffic, about 5% per year worldwide [see fig 19 in ref 1].

We have, however, MSU data for the lower atmosphere over both ocean and land; they show little difference; so we can assume that both land data and ocean data contribute about equally to the fictitious surface trend reported for 1977 to 1997.

The absence of a warming trend removes all of IPCC’s evidence for AGW.  Both  IPCC-AR4 [2007] and IPCC-AR5 [2013] rely on the  1979-1997 warming trend to demonstrate anthropogenic global warming [see chapters on ‘Attribution’ in their respective final reports].

Obviously, if there is no warming trend, these demonstrations fail – and so do their proofs for AGW." -- S. Fred Singer


Ref 1:  Singer,S.F.  Hot Talk, Cold Science.  Independent Institute, Oakland, CA, 1997 and 1999.

Ref 2:  Singer,S.F. Nature, Not Human Activity, Rules the Climate. Heartland Inst, Chicago, 2008 http://climatechangereconsidered.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Nature-Not-Human-Activity-Rules-the-Climate-2008.pdf

S. Fred Singer is professor emeritus at the University of Virginia and a founding director of the Science & Environmental Policy Project; in 2014, after 25 years, he stepped down as president of SEPP.  His specialty is atmospheric and space physics.  An expert in remote sensing and satellites, he served as the founding director of the US Weather Satellite Service and, more recently, as vice chair of the US National Advisory Committee on Oceans & Atmosphere.  He is an elected Fellow of several scientific societies and a Senior Fellow of the Heartland Institute and the Independent Institute.  He co-authored the NY Times best-seller Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1500 years.  In 2007, he founded and has chaired the NIPCC (Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change), which has released several scientific reports [SeeNIPCCreport.org].  For recent writings see http://www.americanthinker.com/s_fred_singer/ and also Google Scholar.


S. Fred Singer  AmericanThinker.com May 11, 2017

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  • "Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step"

    Dr. Martin Luther King

  • "In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

    George Orwell

  • "History will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening."

    Ronald Reagan

  • "No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

    Ronald Reagan

  • “If no American voted on election day, what would Hillary Clinton’s margin of victory be?”

  • "Every member of the State ought diligently to read and to study the Constitution [the documents] of this country...By knowing their rights they will sooner perceive when they are violated and be the better prepared to defend and assert them."

    John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

  • "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other"

    John Adams

  • "I'd rather die on my feet, than live on my knees."

    American Patriot

  • "With each failure, you move one step closer to success. It’s when you give up that you truly fail."

    Pat Flynn

  • “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away”

    Philip K. Dick

  • "Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow."

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.”

    Winston Churchill

  • "The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it."

    George Orwell

  • "The man that sets out to change the world without first changing himself is a fool"

  • “A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.”

    Saul Bellow

  • "The American constitution was designed by a group of geniuses, knowing it would be administered by a group of idiots"

  • "For a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle"

    Winston Churchill

  • "Banning gun shows to reduce violent crime will work about as well as banning auto shows to reduce drunken driving"

    Bill McIntire - NRA Spokesman (1992)

  • "Democracy is the worst form of government except all others"

    Winston Churchill

  • “To be clever enough to get all that money, you must be stupid enough to want it”

    G. K. Chesterton

  • “Ignorance is an asset, when common among the majority.”

    WAG

  • "Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive."

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • “There are severe limits to the good that the government can do for the economy, but there are almost no limits to the harm it can do”

    Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate

  • “Nothing in the world will take the place of persistence … and determination”

    Calvin Coolidge

  • "Every morning is the dawn of a new error."

  • "Feed a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime"

  • "Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them"

    Bill Vaughan

  • "The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good."

    George Washington

  • "Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Whether we bring our enemies to justice, or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done"

    George W. Bush

  • "Don't cry because it’s over, smile because it happened"

  • "The more I know, the more I realize how much I don’t know."

  • “What matters is not the truth, but what we choose (are told) to believe.”

    WAG

  • “Truth is Treason to an Empire Built of Lies.”

  • "A free nation is armed with a free press."

  • We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public"

  • “Finding your purpose in life begins with Faith, Hope, and Charity”

  • “Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith"

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "The primary objects of government are the peace, order, and prosperity of society. . . . To the promotion of these objects, particularly in a republican government, good morals are essential."

    Oliver Ellsworth (Supreme Court Chief Justice)

  • "Our Constitution was not written in the sands to be washed away by each wave of new judges blown in by each successive political wind"

    Hugo Black

  • "As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do."

    Andrew Carnegie

  • “The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates"

    Tacitus

  • "If Mother Nature doesn’t get you, Father Time will"

  • "God made man before woman so as to give him time to think of an answer for her first question."

  • "Of all the tyrannies, a tyranny sincerly exercised for the good of its victims may be the most opressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

    C. S. Lewis

  • "Saying a gun shoots people is like saying a pencil makes mistakes, or a spoon makes people fat."

  • "The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing"

    Albert Einstein

  • "I have more guns than I need but fewer than I want"

    Mike Adams

  • "All the perplexities, confusion and distresses in America arise not from defects in the constitution or confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, as much from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation."

    John Adams

  • “Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation”

    James Madison

  • "A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron"

    Joseph Stalin

  • “I am proud of my country, yet ashamed of my government”

  • "Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back"

  • "The idea of war is not to die for your country. It's to make the other poor S.O.B. die for his"

    General George Patton

  • "To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target"

  • “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”

    George Orwell

  • "Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend" .

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • "Sometimes, it's what you do not do, that makes you who you are"

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

  • “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

    Nelson Mandela

  • "Show me your friends I'll show you your future"

  • “The reason the charge of having a double standard never sticks against liberal/progressives, is because they have no standards to begin with.”

    WAG

  • "Never pick a fight with a man who buys his ink by the barrel"

    Mark Twain

  • "Islam is a religion in which God requires you to send your son to die for him. Christianity is a faith in which God sends his son to die for you"

    John D. Ashcroft

  • "The lesson of history is that people never learn the lessons of history."

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

  • "Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its trouble - it empties today of its strength"

  • “One must indoctrinate a child while he still fits width-wise on the bed.”

    Soviet Union saying

  • “To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong"

  • "He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses more; He who loses faith, loses all."

  • Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”

    William Pitt

  • "My reading of history convinces me that most bad government has grown out of too much government"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "TRUTH is a hard, and often bitter, pill to swallow."

    WAG

  • "I do benefits for all religions - I'd hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality"

    Bob Hope

  • "There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the world"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Welfare is mistrusted by those who pay for it, and held in contempt by those who receive it"

  • “A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”

    George Bernard Shaw

  • “Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it - If it keeps moving, regulate it - And if it stops moving, subsidize it“

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Uncommon valor was a common virtue." - Iwo Jima

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • "What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up"

    Mark Twain

  • "He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever."

    Chinese Proverb

  • "Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late."

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

  • “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves”

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "If it ain't broken, fix it until it is"

    Government Motto

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Hey, don’t get me wrong. I 'm all for the government (spending) investing our money into “shovel” ready projects, so long as I’m the one selling the shovels."

    WAG

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • “The greatest ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about”

  • "Wise men learn from their mistakes, wiser men learn from the mistakes of others"

  • "If you choose public service, choose it to serve the public, not your bank account. When you're done serving, go home. Get a real job."

    Jack Abramoff

  • "Nothing beats a failure but the failure to try"

  • "Ignorance is a choice one makes, often with happiness being the desired outcome. They are however mutually exclusive.”

    WAG

  • “The largest single barrier to full employment of our manpower and resources and to a higher rate of economic growth is the unrealistically heavy drag of federal income taxes on private purchasing power, initiative and incentive.”

    John F. Kennedy - special message to Congress on tax reduction and reform (1/24/63)

  • “GOD may not lighten my load, but HE will strengthen my back.”

  • "Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises"

    Demosthenes

  • "Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations -- entangling alliances with none"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

    John F. Kennedy

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

  • "The government that can give you everything you want, can take everything that you have"

  • "A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again."

  • "He does not believe who does not live according to his belief."

    Thomas Fuller

  • "It is said that all humor has a little bit of truth to it. Sarcasm, it is said, often contains a lot of truth with the thinnest veneer of humor."

  • "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so"

    Mark Twain

  • "A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain"

    Mark Twain

  • "Life's about the journey, not a destination."

    Anne Coleman

  • “It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."

    Mark Twain

  • "A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar"

    Mark Twain

  • “Always love your country — but never trust your government”

    Robert Novak

  • “Capitalism is a system whereby the rich are powerful. Communism and Socialism are systems where the powerful are rich.”

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

  • "The experiment of self-government can't work where people do not govern themselves"

    James Madison

  • "The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see"

    Ayn Rand

  • "Winners make things happen - Losers let things happen"

  • "It is so much more difficult to manipulate people when they are educated and enlightened"

    WAG

  • “Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.”

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • "Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly"

    Robert Schuller

  • “I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.”

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

  • "I am an American voter, ignorant of my ignorance."

  • “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of anyone else”

  • “He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked”

    Voltaire

  • "Before you open your mouth to speak, please make sure it's an improvement upon the silence"

  • "Sometimes things are so obvious, they appear unbelievable."

    WAG

  • “Truth is like poetry, and most people hate poetry”

  • "Terrorism is the weapon of the weak, against the strong"

  • "Not interested in Left vs. Right. Interested in Right vs. Wrong."

  • "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting."

  • "Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom."

    Anatole France

  • “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”

    John Adams (1826)

  • "The purpose of the Second Amendment is to protect the First Amendment"

  • "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty"

    John F. Kennedy

  • "Pity for the guilty is treason to the innocent"

    Ayn Rand

  • “The news is not about news anymore. It’s about protecting some people, destroying others and shoving a socialist agenda down the collective throats of America.”

    Charlie Daniels

  • "When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use"

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heal that has crushed it"

    Mark Twain

  • "Sports do not build character, they reveal it."

  • "The most valuable thing you can spend on your children is your time"

  • “If a man doesn’t find something he is willing to die for, he isn’t fit to live”

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak"

  • “In a free country the monetary unit rests upon a fixed foundation of gold or gold and silver, independent of the ruling politicians.”

    Howard Buffett

  • "Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce."

    James A. Garfield

  • "One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician's objective - election and power are"

    Cal Thomas

  • "Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not advice, it is merely custom"

    Mark Twain

  • "When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water"

  • "The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "If you tell the truth often enough, people will come around to believing it"

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

  • "Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens at the White House, but what happens inside your house"

    Barbara Bush

  • "One man with a gun can control 100 without one"

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones"

    Phillip Brooks

  • "That which does not destroy me, makes me stronger"

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car"

  • “The satisfaction acquired through giving surpasses those pleasures attained from receiving”

  • "Golf scores are directly proportional to the number of witnesses"

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

  • "I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.”

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • “To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will."

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Why would anyone save for tomorrow, if tomorrow, that which you can buy today, will be so much more expensive. Therein lies the problem. Therein lies the plan."

    WAG

  • "It is a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take themselves seriously"

    Oscar Wilde

  • "A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "I sincerely believe ... that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Those ignorant of history are condemned to repeat it."

  • "A nation of sheep will get a government of wolves"

    Edward R. Murrow

  • “The path to perfection, the loftiest goal, is success in and of itself”

  • "Free speech is a two-way street, and if you use it, you'd better be prepared to dodge oncoming traffic"

    Doug Powers

  • "I could give up chocolate but I'm no quitter!"

  • “Worse than evil is the apathy that allows it”

  • "Republicans in Washington have shown that the word ‘cave’ is a noun in places like Afghanistan, but it’s a verb in places like Congress"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread"

  • "War does not determine who is right - only who is left"

  • "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”

    Voltaire

  • "Statistics are not meant to inform, but to deceive"

    WAG

  • When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Those who have been intoxicated with power... can never willingly abandon it"

    Edmund Burke

  • "All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance."

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

  • "The only thing that saves us from bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty"

    Eugene McCarthy

  • "I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "You can't have freedom of speech, and at the same time have people not being offended"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "For when democracy becomes tyranny, those of us with rifles still get to vote"

  • "A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station"

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • At that point when we put America first, will be the time that this nation begins to heal itself”

    WAG

  • "Parents can tell but never teach, unless they practice what they preach"

  • “Everybody feels the evil, but no one has courage or energy enough to seek the cure”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “There is only one way to succeed in anything and that is to give it everything”

    Vince Lombardi

  • “It is not heroes that make history, but history that makes heroes.”

    Joseph Stalin

  • “It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong."

    Thomas Sowell

  • “If you have truth on your side, you really don't need to lie”

    Paul Jacob

  • “The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it”

    Ayn Rand

  • "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Many of us believe that wrongs aren't wrong if it's done by nice people like ourselves."

    Author Unknown

  • "Hypocrite: the man who murdered both his parents... pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan."

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

  • “Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains”

    Winston Churchill

  • "Wise men learn by other men's mistakes, fools by their own"

  • “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

    James Madison

  • "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun"

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • "The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter"

    Mark Twain

  • "Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with"

  • “Society was cut in two: those who had nothing united in common envy; those who had anything united in common terror.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible."

    George Washington

  • "Logic is an enemy and truth is a menace"

    Rod Serling

  • "One of the penalties of not participating in politics is that you will be governed by your inferiors"

    Plato

  • "What this country needs are more unemployed politicians."

    Edward Langley (artist)

  • “We can state with conviction, therefore, that a man's support for absolute government is in direct proportion to the contempt he feels for his country.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think"

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

  • "If you can’t explain what you're doing in simple English, you’re probably doing something wrong"

    Alfred Kazin

  • "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources"

    Albert Einstein

  • "Don’t tell me how ruff the water is – just bring in the ship."

  • “Rarely is it said after Senate debate that everything has not been said, rather it is whether every Senator has said it”

  • "In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned in life. It goes on."

    Robert Frost

  • "Belief in a falsehood does not make it true"

    WAG

  • “Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying society.”

    Aristotle

  • “Bureaucracy -- the organizational weaknesses that cause smart people to make dumb decisions”

  • “Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency: their sole object is gain”

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents"

    James Madison

  • “If men were angels, no government would be necessary."

    James Madison

  • “It’s a funny thing about free speech: It can’t be just for your political friends. If freedom means anything, it is the one valuable gift you have to give to your worst enemies, in order to keep it for yourself”

    Doug Christie

  • "Silence is foolish if we are wise, but it is wise if we are foolish"

  • “When the truth hurts, or is otherwise offensive, it is inappropriate.”

    WAG

  • "Thinking was OUTLAWED in the 1980's. The first time you think is the last time you are a Democrat.”

    Evan Sayet

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

  • "Example isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach"

    Albert Einstein

  • "Socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the socialist state."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

  • "Should FDR have warned us about Pearl Harbor?"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them"

    Alfred Adler

  • "If voting made a difference they wouldn't let us do it."

    Mark Twain

  • “There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.”

    Ronald Reagan

  • "The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance."

    Cicero, 55 BC

  • "America's liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Statistics are not intended to enlighten, but instead to deceive"

    WAG

  • "He who would give up a little liberty in return for a little security deserves neither liberty nor security"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Ronald Reagan pursued those things which he believed in, not necessarily those things which he knew he could win"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “The more alike men are, the weaker each feels in the face of all.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • The most aggravating thing about the younger generation is that I no longer belong to it"

    Albert Einstein

  • Thinking is hard work – that is why so few engage in it”

    Mark Twain

  • "Knowledge is a powerful tool. Without it, a powerful tool one becomes."

    WAG

  • "A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval"

    Mark Twain

  • "Freedom is not free. Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free."

    Jerry Pournelle

  • "The greatest tyrannies are always perpetrated in the name of the noblest causes"

    Thomas Paine

  • "Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it."

    Samuel Johnson

  • "Reputation is what others perceive you to be. Character is what you are"

    John Wooden

  • "Life is but an experiment, and we are all lab rats."

    WAG

  • "One of the penalties of not participating in politics is that you will be governed by your inferiors."

    Plato

  • “The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it”

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

  • "He who fails to prepare, prepares for failure"

  • "Make sure the government treats others the same, as you would want the government to treat you. … Once you consent to the government ignoring the Constitution, you deny yourself the protection of the Constitution”

    Charley Reese

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

  • "The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list"

  • "Success is never final. Failure is never fatal."

  • "Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward"

  • "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Al Gore proved that you can win the Presidential election without a single Southern state"

    John Kerry

  • "When you find you are digging yourself into a hole, dig faster, you’ll get to your destination sooner”

    WAG

  • "If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them."

    Isaac Asimov

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "That may be a FACT, but it’s still just your opinion"

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • “The naked truth is always better than the best dressed lie”

    Ann Landers

  • "Of all the contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of mankind, none has been more effective than that which deludes them with paper money."

    Daniel Webster

  • "Freedom is never won in a single battle - It must be fought for every day"

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

  • “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them."

    Galileo

  • "A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory"

  • "The road to hell is paved with good intentions"

  • "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Though something may be true, if not widely known, it cannot be considered fact."

    Liberal Logic

  • “The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it.”

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "Agenda 21 is not a "conspiracy theory", it is an Action Plan."

  • "Liberals have two sets of rules – one for the average Joe, the ordinary American who they have contempt for and don’t have much faith in, and another set of rules for themselves"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing"

    Edmund Burke

  • “In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.”

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • "Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it"

    Mark Twain

  • “The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.”

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

  • "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • "Abortion is not a woman’s rights issue but a human rights issue"

    Kathy Ireland

  • "A bad day on the lake is better than a good day at the office"

  • "Liberty, once lost, is lost forever."

    John Adams

  • "A good day is when no one shows up and you don't have to go anywhere."

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Tis curious that we only believe as deeply as we live."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said."

    William F. Buckley Jr.

  • "The woman’s mission is not to enhance the masculine spirit, but to express the feminine; hers is not to preserve a man-made world, but to create a human world by the infusion of the feminine element into all of its activities.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour"

  • "I will prepare, and some day my chance will come"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Of all the enemies of true liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other."

    James Madison

  • “The one (a president) can confer no privileges whatever; the other (the king) can make denizens of aliens, noblemen of commoners; can erect corporations with all the rights incident to corporate bodies.”

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

  • "It is far easier to keep the law abiding in line, than those who disregard the law altogether."

    WAG

  • "In politics, never let facts get in the way of a good story"

    WAG

  • "There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. 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

  • "Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow"

    Mark Twain

  • "When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading."

    Paul Horning

  • "Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine"

    Lord Byron

  • “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery”

    Winston Churchill

  • The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.

    Socrates

  • “If you voted for Obama to prove that you were not a racist - Who will you vote for in 2012 to prove that you are not an idiot?”

  • "Profanity is the act of a feeble mind attempting to express itself forcibly"

  • "Never trust a government that doesn't trust its own citizens with guns"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, ‘See if it weren’t for the government, you wouldn’t be able to walk.’”

    Harry Browne

  • "For those who have fought for it, freedom has a taste the protected will never know."

  • "One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results."

    Milton Friedman

  • "You can not raise the weak, by holding down the strong"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "In the age of information, ignorance is a choice"

    WAG

  • "America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."

    Josef Stalin

  • “Men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subjected peoples to carry arms have prepared their own fall"

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

  • "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of citizens to give to the other”

    Voltaire (1764)

  • "Ask not that GOD be on our side, insist that we be on His"

    WAG

  • "Security is not the absence of danger, but the presence of God"

  • "There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "May your troubles be less, may your blessings be more, and may nothing but happiness come through your door"

  • "Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else."

    Frederic Bastiat

  • "The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

    Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor - 1816)

  • "A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas"

  • "I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life."

    Ronald Reagan

  • "It is never too late to be what you might have been"

    George Eliot

  • "If you're not out there upsetting idiots, you just might be yourself an idiot"

    Ted Nugent

  • "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “I am an ignorant American and proud to be in the majority.”

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

  • "A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward to the trip"

  • "A joy shared is doubled, a sorrow shared is halved"

  • "Don't let schooling interfere with your education"

    Mark Twain

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “The tragedy in life is not reaching your goals, it is to have no goals to achieve”

  • “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it and them misapplying the wrong remedies”

    Groucho Marx

  • "It’s not the votes that count. It’s who counts the votes"

    Joseph Stalin

  • "The greatest enemy of a good plan is the dream of a perfect plan”

    von Clausewitz

  • “I may be ignorant, but I’m in the majority”

    American Citizen

  • “There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him”

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • “American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it”

    Dave Barry

  • "The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that aren't true”

    Mark Twain

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • “Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror"

    Byrd Baggett

  • “If the facts don’t fit the theory, just change the facts”

    Albert Einstein

  • "Women who seek to be equal to men lack ambition"

  • "How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire"

  • "A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks"

    Charles Gordy

  • “One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.”

    Antonio Porchia

  • “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."

    Patrick Henry

  • “I fear not the individual who occupies the Oval Office, but the people who elected him to that office.”

  • “If government didn’t create problems they’d be left will none to solve”

    WAG

  • "To some it's a six-pack, to me it's Support Group Salvation in a can"

    Leo Durocher

  • "If you really want to judge a man's character, give him power"

  • “The Nine most feared words – I am with the government and here to help”

    Ronald Reagan

  • “A man's reputation is the opinion people have of him; his character is what he really is."

    Jack Miner

  • "There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: one is roots, the other is wings"

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

  • "A memorandum is written to protect the writer -- not to inform the reader"

    Dean Acheson

  • "Inflation rewards debt – and erodes savings. It is legalized counterfeiting, the deliberate creation of money with nothing to back it up."

  • “Nothing is more wonderful than the art of being free, but nothing is harder to learn how to use than freedom.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "The surest way to destroy a nation is to debauch its currency."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.”

    Orison S. Marden

  • “Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half”

  • "Nothing is more destructive to a democracy than ignorance and an uniformed citizenry"

  • “Better to deny a child some of life’s wants and pleasures, than to deny them a brother or sister.”

    Pope Saint John Paul II

  • “Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.”

    Otto von Bismarck

  • "A woman with a gun can't be beaten"

    GR

  • "I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine"

    Ayn Rand

  • "To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research"

  • "Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • "If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed"

    Mark Twain

  • “To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them"

    George Mason

  • "I am a simple man who happens to still possess what at one time was all too common….. A thing called sense."

  • "Defeat? I do not recognize the meaning of the word.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "The only thing worse than suffering an injustice is committing an injustice"

    Plato

  • "An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it."

  • "The truth is usually pretty simple, but as I’m sure you would agree, finding it in the mainstream media is next to impossible"

    Ann Coulter

  • "Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied"

    Mark Twain

  • “It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.”

    Henry Louis Mencken

  • “Nothing is more powerful in a democracy than knowledge”

    Rudy Giuliani

  • "Some goals are so worthy, it's glorious even to fail"

  • "If voting made a difference, it would be illegal"

  • "Better to die on your feet, than live on your knees."

    American Patriot

  • "Something that can’t go on forever, won’t."

    Herb Stein (Economist)

  • "The more comfortable you make welfare recipients, the more welfare recipients you will have."

    WAG

  • "For the saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished freedom is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while there was still time."

    George Sutherland

  • "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."

    George Washington

  • "A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds"

    Francis Bacon

  • "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"

    Confucious

  • "Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see"

    Mark Twain

  • “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys”

    P. J. O'Rourke

  • “The power to tax is the power to destroy”

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • "Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men"

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • "I don’t know what my future holds, but have faith in whose hands it’s held."

  • "If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."

    George Washington

  • "If we're dealing with Islamic nations, the suspects are Middle Eastern. Some people call that profiling. Law enforcement people would call it a clue."

    Wayne LaPierre

  • “Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

  • "I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you"

  • "A liberal is a person whose interests aren't at stake, at the moment"

    Willis Player

  • "Eternity Voter Card……. Don’t leave this life without it"

  • "There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt."

    John Adams

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • “An individual who believes their lies cannot be considered a liar.”

    Progressive apologist

  • "The truth is like a lion. You don't have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself."

    St. Augustine

  • "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

    Winston Churchill

  • "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The power to unite is stronger than the power to destroy"

    Anonymous

  • "Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers. And it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of a Christian Nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."

    John Jay

  • "The irony of life is that, by the time you're old enough to know your way around, you're not going anywhere."

  • “Success in business, as in life, requires character, confidence, consistency, commitment and courage. It's a marathon, not a sprint"

  • “I used to pray for somebody to speak out, to stand up and defend our liberties, … then I realized I am somebody.”

  • "The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home."

    James Madison

  • "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action."

    Ian Fleming

  • "A lie is an untruth told with intent to deceive."

  • "Print is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of our party"

    Joseph Stalin

  • "We are a government of laws, and not of men"

    John Adams

  • “If you tax something more, you get less of it. If you subsidize something you get more of it”

  • “The American people are the passengers aboard the Titanic… And Obama is at the helm.”

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

  • "Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."

    James Madison

  • "Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke off the unused path"

  • “Every time government attempts to handle our affairs, it costs more and the results are worse than if we had handled them ourselves”

    Benjamin Constant, Brazilian statesman

  • "Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian."

    Henry Ford

  • "When you give a monkey the choice between an addictive drug and food, it will starve to death."

    Rick Perry

  • Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off”

    Ayn Rand

  • "It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare"

    Mark Twain

  • "What if there was a cure for the disease we call LIBERLISM? There is, and it's called REALITY (one dose daily)."

    WAG

  • “If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy”

    James Madison

  • It's not that liberals are ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain"

  • "Try not to become a man of success, but rather, try to become a man of value"

    Albert Einstein

  • "When you vote to allow the taking of another life, you are complicit in the taking of that life."

  • Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.”

    Confucius

  • "Without rest, a man cannot work; without work, the rest does not give you any benefit."

    Abkhasian Proverb

  • "Today, too many polititians seek public office rather than public service."

  • “It is not enough to merely be enlightened, one must also be engaged.”

    WAG

  • "Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration"

    Thomas Edison

  • "Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs, the Titanic by professionals"

  • “The very people, who will go to the ends of the earth to defend the most heinous of murderers, do not give a second thought to the taking of an innocent life”

    WAG

  • “Fathom the hypocrisy of a Government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured.... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.”

  • "Luck is at the intersection of preparation and opportunity."

    Luck

  • "The best thing you can do for the poor is not become one"

    Reverend Ike

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

  • "Find something that you love, and you will never work a day in your life"

  • It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

  • "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes"

    Mark Twain

  • "24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not."

    H.L. Mencken

  • "If only the Nazis and Soviets had been as merciful to the innocent as America is to the guilty"

    Senator Jim Talent

  • “Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.”

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest -- but the myth -- persistent, persuasive and unrealistic."

    John F. Kennedy

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

  • “Do you think you would ever have heard of Christianity if the Apostles had gone out and said, ‘I believe in consensus?’”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "I'll bet you never dreamed you'd look back at Jimmy Carter as the good old days."

    Mitt Romney

  • "Plan ahead, Noah didn’t build the Ark in a storm"

  • “May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past”

  • "Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work."

    Thomas Edison

  • "To delve inside the liberal progressive mind, one must endure a dark and errie place, absent all logic and devoid all reason and common sense"

    WAG

  • “Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.”

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “Gold is important, but so are guns and ammunition, and it’s the guys with the guns and ammunition that’ll get the gold in the end”

  • “Live your life so that whenever you lose, you are ahead”

    Will Rogers

  • "If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free"

    P.J. O'Rourke

  • "There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily"

    George Washington

  • "Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery."

    George Washington

  • "One should examine oneself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others."

    Moliere

  • "Rather than being a selfless act of service, becoming a politician is now about enriching oneself"

    WAG

  • "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect"

    Mark Twain

  • "The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."

    Alexander Hamilton

  • "Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.”

    John Wayne

  • Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it; and this I know, my lords, that where laws end, tyranny begins”

    William Pitt

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

  • "It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them"

    Mark Twain

  • "We provide Americans an education in exchange for their commitment to serve in our armed forces, while at the same time, we offer amnesty to illegal immigrants in exchange for their commitment to vote Democrat for life."

    WAG

  • "True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it be lost"

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • Ships are safe in harbors, but that's not what ships are for...

  • "We have our theory; don't confuse me with the facts"

  • "Who better to solve a problem then the people responsible for creating it in the first place."

    WAG

  • "One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results."

    Milton Friedman

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Always speak the truth, and you will never be concerned with your memory”

  • "If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates"

    Jay Leno

  • “To possess a memory is to be blessed with a priceless good. It is our link to the past, our guidepost to the present and our passport to the future”

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

  • “When I refuse to obey an unjust law, I do not contest the right of the majority to command, but I simply appeal from the sovereignty of the people to the sovereignty of mankind.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth”

  • "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything You gave me"

    Erma Bombeck

  • "We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays."

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

  • "When the Federal Reserve cites statistics to claim that there is not much evidence of inflation, we need to keep in mind that the statistics they rely on exclude food and energy prices. The cost of living is no sweat if you can do without electricity and food."

    Thomas Sowell

  • Nothing could be more dangerous to the existence of this Republic than to introduce religion into politics”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "Law, once a shield of the innocent, is now a weapon in the hands of government"

    Paul Craig Roberts

  • “If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything”

    Mark Twain

  • "Corrupt government is host to many ironies, but three are paramount: SUCCESS is a liability, FAILURE is an asset, and as long as the INTENTIONS are pure in the public mind, better funding follows failure, not success."

  • “May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live”

  • “It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress”

    Mark Twain

  • "The mind is like a parachute, it works best when it is opened"

  • "Don't let yesterday use up too much of today"

    Cherokee proverb

  • "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? What shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

    Matthew 16:26

  • "If we agreed 100 percent of the time, one of us wouldn't be necessary"

  • "Until such time that compassion is measured by helping people to help themselves, we will only ensure the enslavement of others, in the very name of compassion"

    WAG

  • “There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil”

    Ayn Rand

  • "Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get"

    Mark Twain

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

  • "It is certainly true that a popular government cannot flourish without virtue in the people."

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

  • "To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge."

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • “Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic”

  • “The same administration that can’t build a web site, just took over the internet.”

    Brad Thor

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “If you don't have the law, you argue the facts; if you don't have the facts, you argue the law; if you have neither the facts nor the law, then you argue the Constitution”

  • "You piss off a conservative by lying. You piss off a liberal by telling the truth."

  • “There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.”

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for few public officials."

    George Mason

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “Our forefathers made one mistake. What they should have fought for was representation without taxation”

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

  • "Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.”

    Aristotle

  • Common Sense: “when we remove the sense, it becomes all too common”

    WAG

  • “When your talent interests a human need, you are on the path of your life’s purpose”

  • "What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul"

    Yiddish Proverb

  • “You cannot strengthen the weak, by weakening the strong.”

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

  • “It’s better to die a Hero, than live the life of a Coward”

    Charles Woods (father of murdered Benghazi SEAL Tyrone Woods) in a message to President Obama

  • "Spend other people's money as though it was your own"

    WAG

  • "Sometimes you do have to go backwards before you can move forward"

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

  • "No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut"

    Sam Rayburn

  • "One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives"

    Mark Twain

  • "Life is not measured by the breaths that we take, but by the moments that take our breath away!"

    Unknown

  • You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in their struggle for independence"

    C. A. Beard

  • "The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up"

  • “The Constitution does not grant rights, it recognizes them”

    Jason Laumark

  • "Liberalism faltered when it turned out it could not cope with the truth"

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • "Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one"

    Mark Twain

  • "We now have more people in the business of preparing tax returns than we have in the … army”

    Dick Cheney

  • "For a representative republic to prosper, much less survive, its citizens must be both informed and engaged."

    WAG

  • "We don't let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns"

    Joseph Stalin

  • "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Does reality influence the news, or is it the news that influences reality?"

    WAG

  • "I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty"

    Strom Thurmond

  • “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012.”

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court Justice)

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

  • "Why is it that so many individuals place their trust in people to solve the very problems which those people created in the first place?"

    WAG

  • "The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."

    Winston Churchill

  • "Blaming guns for spree killings is like blaming short skirts for rape."

  • "If you’re not getting flack, you’re not over the target"

  • “A country that can't control its borders isn't really a country anymore”

    Ronald Reagan

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "I love to go to Washington, if only to be nearer my money"

    Bob Hope

  • "It’s not really lying if you know I’m not telling the truth."

    WAG

  • "The US dollar is backed by little more than confidence. Confidence in people's lack of understanding of how America's monetary system functions."

  • "It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

    Samuel Adams

  • "Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity"

    Albert Einstein

  • Use truth as your anvil, nonviolence as your hammer and anything that does not stand the test when it is brought to the anvil of truth and hammered with nonviolence, reject it.”

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

  • "The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese"

  • "How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think"

    Adolf Hitler

  • "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."

    Philip K. Dick

  • "I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it"

    William Arthur Ward

  • "An ignorant electorate, every politician's lifeblood."

  • "Continuing to do nothing and expecting things to change"

  • "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest”

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "The Constitution shall never be construed....to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."

    Samuel Adams

  • "We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men."

    George Orwell

  • "Progressivism is an illness and should be treated as such….. Institutionalize them all."

  • "Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder"

    George Washington

  • “Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed”

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value"

    Albert Einstein

  • "Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable"

    Mark Twain

  • "At least the federal governments is there to hand you a crutch after it breaks your leg, right?"

  • “Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom."

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Ignorance truly is a choice…….. in this age of information."

    WAG

  • "To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace"

    George Washington

  • “Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.”

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • "Great men do not set out to be great, they set out to do great things"

  • "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning"

    Albert Einstein

  • “Accept the past, look to the future, live in the present”

  • "Never allow success to go to your head, nor failure to your heart."

  • "Funny term “progressive” – oxymoron if ever I heard one when used to describe an ideology so destructive to the liberties and freedoms of the individual."

    WAG

  • "Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats believe every day is April fifteenth"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "It is better to trust in the Lord, than to put confidence in man."

    Psalm 118:8

  • "The less a man thinks or knows about his virtues, the better we like him"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Irony is a clear consciousness of an eternal agility, of the infinitely abundant chaos."

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

  • "When we lose GOD, it is not GOD who is lost"

  • "Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest."

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • "History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid."

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • "Few men think, yet all will have opinions"

    George Berkeley

  • "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity"

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive."

    Sir Walter Scott

  • "There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice."

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • "A government that requires "integrity provisions" is by definition past the stage where they will do any good."

    Mark Steyn

  • "I oppose the war, but support the troops"

    Liberal Lingo

  • If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought, not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate” Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

  • “A goal without a plan is just a wish”

    Larry Elder

  • Scheme: “To be shady or otherwise use intellectual power to deceive or carry out a plan for a personal interest. To plan to do something to get someone’s money, most often by cheating.”

  • "If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are"

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

  • "Europe will never be like America. Europe is a product of history. America is a product of philosophy.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality"

    Ayn Rand

  • "One of the greatest ironies of our day is that in this age of information, so many are so ignorant"


    WAG

  • “Man is not free unless government is limited … As government expands, liberty contracts”

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you."

    Pericles (495-429 BC)

  • “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself”

    James Madison

  • "You don’t get ahead in life by looking into your rear view mirror"

    WAG

  • "All receive advice - only the wise profit from it"

    Syrus

  • "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."

    Lyndon B. Johnson

  • "The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools."

    Herbert Spencer

  • "If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn’t swim.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "The progressive mind is as deep as the pavement puddle"

    WAG

  • “Tell a lie often enough, it becomes the truth”

    Joseph Goebbels

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

  • Ineptocracy: (in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of achieving, and where the members of society least likely to succeed or even to sustain themselves, are abundantly rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

  • "A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it"

    Bob Hope

  • "Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured"

    Mark Twain

  • Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred."

    Jacques Barzun

  • "The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money"

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets”

    Will Rogers

  • "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left"

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

  • “You don’t marry someone you can live with; you marry the person who you cannot live without”

  • “Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get."

    Dave Gardner

  • "May the thirst for truth never be quenched."

    WAG

  • “It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't.”

    Martin Van Buren

  • "Destroy the family, you destroy the country."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

    Ronald Reagan

  • "No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government." "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."

    Thomas Paine

  • “I used to think of Wall Street as a financial center. I now think of it as a crime scene.”

    Danny Schecter

  • "Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them"

    Frederick Douglass

  • "Media outlets exist not to inform us, but to influence us; not to educate us, but to enrich themselves"

    WAG

  • "A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it."

    Frederic Bastiat

  • "The last time France needed more proof it rolled through the streets of Paris in the form of a German tank"

    David Letterman

  • “Give me control over a man's economic actions, and hence over his means of survival, and except for a few occasional heroes, I'll promise to deliver to you men who think and write and behave as I want them to”

    Benjamine A. Rooge

  • "As an American I am not so shocked that Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize without any accomplishments to his name, but that America gave him the White House based on the same credentials."

    Newt Gingrich

  • Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."

    George Washington

  • "If you want to protect vital national security secrets from WikiLeaks, just put them in the same vault as Obama's birth certificate"

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

  • "A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give."

    Unknown

  • "A man of quality is never threatened by a woman of equality"

  • May Americans' thirst for the truth, never be quenched."

    WAG

  • “Never interfere with an enemy while he’s in the process of destroying himself.”

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • "BEER: "I" before "E," except in Budweiser."

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • "Expect the best, prepare for the worst, capitalize on what comes"

  • “Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.”

    Bertrand Russell

  • "Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference"

  • "The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."

  • "They keep saying, 'A school is supposed to be a safe place!' Yeah well so is a womb."

    Pastor John MacArthur

  • "Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live"

    Mark Twain

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "Knowledge is power yes, and often a burden as well"

    WAG

  • "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property - until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it”

    Henry David Thoreau

  • "Borrow money from pessimists - they don't expect it back"

    Steven Wright

  • "Every time Congress makes a joke, it’s a law. And every time it makes a law, it’s a joke"

    Will Rogers

  • “Government is not the answer to our problems -- government is the problem"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity"

    Karl Marx

  • "The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation”

    Will Rogers

  • “If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else's expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves”

    Thomas Sowell (1992)

  • "There are times in one’s life, and in a nation’s life, where siting on the sidelines just isn’t an option."

    WAG

  • "The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard"

  • “The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them...”

    Arthur C. Clarke

  • "America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure"

  • "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.”

    Pietro Aretino

  • "If the continued existence of mathematics depended on the ability of the Republicans to defend the proposition that two plus two equals four, that would probably mean the end of mathematics and of all the things that require mathematics.”

    Thomas Sowell

  • "Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.”

    Vince Lombardi

  • "Courage is not the absence of fear but the presence of faith."

  • "When you find you’re digging yourself into a hole, I always say dig faster, you’ll get to the bottom sooner."

    WAG

  • “No republic has long outlived the discovery by a majority of its people that they could vote themselves largesse from the public treasury”

    Alexander Tytler

  • ''Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.''

    Charlotte

  • "It is far easier to control those who obey the law, than to control those who disregard the law altogether."

    WAG

  • “It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains.”

    Patrick Henry

  • “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty."

    James Madison

  • "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it"

    Upton Sinclair

  • "Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."

    George Washington

  • “You learn a lot about people not just by what they say, but by what they don't say”

  • "Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks"

    Doug Larson

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try and take it.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party"

    Winston Churchill

  • "Nations crumble from within when the citizenry asks of government those things which the citizenry might better provide for itself"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"

    Albert Einstein

  • “When the power of Love overcomes the love of Power, the world will know PEACE”

    Jimi Hendrix

  • "The more one worries, the older one gets; the more one laughs, the younger one feels"

    Chinese proverb

  • “I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "It took Teddy Kennedy longer to call the police after his Oldsmobile sunk at Chappaquiddick, than it took the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard"


    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Wings on a Pig Don't Make It an Eagle."

  • “Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there”

    John Wooden

  • "Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times"

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

  • “Government cannot make man richer, but it can make him poorer”

    Ludwig von Mises

  • "In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man - if you want anything done, ask a woman"

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."

    Dave Barry

  • "Apparently, I'm supposed to be more angry about what Mitt Romney does with his money than what Barack Obama does with mine."

  • “Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed”

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • “When the desire for success, overcomes the fear of failure, great things can be achieved”

    WAG

  • "I feel obliged to withhold my approval of the plan to indulge in benevolent and charitable sentiment through the appropriation of public funds. ... I find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution"

    Grover Cleveland

  • “A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for those around him.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “To be fair, we should all be allowed our own set of facts, truth be dammed”

    WAG

  • "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy"

    Ernest Benn

  • "The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little"

    Mark Twain

  • "Police in Austria are looking for a bank robber who wears a Sarah Palin mask while committing robberies. He started out with a Barack Obama mask, but no one took him seriously"

    Jay Leno

  • "If you tell a lie, but have a good reason for telling that lie, then it really is not a lie."

    WAG

  • “If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “A woman's outfit should be like a barbed-wire fence - serving its purpose without obstructing the view.”

    Sophia Loren

  • "Public sector employment....... because it sure beats work."

  • "Always be sincere, even if you don’t mean it"

    Harry S. Truman

  • “Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • “The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled.”

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "In America today, it's considered anti-American to be pro-American"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government"

    James Madison

  • "Statism survives by looting; a free country survives by production"

    Ayn Rand

  • “Everything will be all right in the end... if it's not all right then it's not yet the end.”

  • “The first duty of government is the protection of life, not its destruction. The chief purpose of government is to protect life. Abandon that and you have abandoned all.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese"

  • "If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf"

    Bob Hope

  • "I’ve had my fun and I didn’t enjoy it"

  • "Mama used to say, dig faster, you’ll get to the bottom sooner (rather than later)."

  • "For my part I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become.”

    Ronald Reagan

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

  • "Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.”

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • "And what is the state but a servant and a convenience for a large number of people, just like the electric light and the plumbing system? And wouldn't it be preposterous to claim that men must exist for their plumbing, not the plumbing for the men"

    Ayn Rand

  • “If you laid all the economists in the world end to end, they would not reach a conclusion”

  • "If I could live my life over again, I wouldn't have time"

    Bob Hope

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

  • "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “Don't ever argue with an idiot.... they'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience"

    Anonymous

  • "Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy"

    Winston Churchill

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

  • “Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws”

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • "Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't"

    Mark Twain

  • "A lie is not a lie if you call it the truth."

  • “Society is endangered not by the great profligacy of a few, but by the laxity of morals amongst all.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • "The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter"

    Mark Twain

  • "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear"

    Mark Twain

  • “It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.”

    James Madison

  • "Socialism needs two legs on which to stand; a right and a left. While appearing to be in complete opposition to one another, they both march in the same direction"

    Paul Proctor

  • "Facts are not liberals' strong suit. Rhetoric is."

    Thomas Sowell

  • "A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an installment plan."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen"

    Mark Twain

  • "Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest"

    Mark Twain

  • "You cannot get to the top by sitting on your bottom"

  • Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner."

    James Bovard

  • "Beer: helping ugly people have sex since 3000 B.C."

    W. C. Fields

  • “So far consumers are worried about the future. Once they start worrying about the present, we’re in trouble.”

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

  • "If most thinking people supported me it still wouldn't be enough. Because in America, you need a majority."

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind’s concern is charity"

    Alexander Pope

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • "A half-truth is the most cowardly of lies.”

  • “America is the best half-educated country in the world”

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • "If you cannot prove a lie is a lie, is it then the truth?"

    WAG

  • "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax"

    Albert Einstein

  • "Influence peddling and corruption are bipartisan sins: those out of power allege them, those in power commit them"

  • "Greed, is a great motivator, yet a powerful destroyer."

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • "People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge."

    Lao-tzu

  • "Friends, like life itself, should be cherished ALWAYS!"

    WAG

  • "You can entertain without teaching, however cannot teach without entertaining."

  • "I love my job, I love fighting for what I believe in, I love having fun while I am doing it, I love reporting stories that the complex refuses to report, I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and famously I enjoy enemies."

    Andrew Breitbart

  • "Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people."

    Wendell Phillips

  • "Be good, stay healthy, and laugh often."

    WAG

  • "The optimist simply does not have all the facts."

    WAG

  • "It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future"

    Yogi Berra

  • "A friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart"

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

  • "When people fear government, there is tyranny – When government fears the people, there is liberty"

    Thomas Paine

  • "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure."

    Mark Twain

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • "What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

  • "Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy"

  • "What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin"

    Mark Twain

  • "Bureaucracy is nothing more than the hardening of an organization's arteries"

    William P. Anthony

  • "Only an educated and informed people will be a free people"

    John F. Kennedy