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When Climate Change Warriors Can’t Keep Their Stories Straight
Posted By: FlyBoy on April 3, 2017 11:55 AM in LIAR'S LAIR
Brian C. Joondeph  AmericanThinker.com Published on April 3, 2017


"Mark Twain, author of the now politically incorrect Adventures of Huckleberry Finnonce said, “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.” Good advice, especially for those who play fast and loose with facts and truth. And relevant in the internet age when articles, headlines, words and photos are preserved in perpetuity.

Lies, built upon lies, eventually become so tangled that the truth may be forever lost down the rabbit hole. Rather than starting with the truth, to avoid having to remember the labyrinthine path taken by each additional falsehood.

CNN, the network famously referred to by President Trump as “fake news”, should heed the advice of Mark Twain. Otherwise they are likely to be tripped up over their own contradictory stories, in this case only a few years apart.

In 2015, CNN ran a story with the headline, “Did climate change cause California drought?” Less than two years later, CNN ran this headline, “California’s drought is almost over.” Is the irony of these two headlines lost on the journalistic mavens of CNN? Probably. But the internet remembers, happy to take CNN to task over their contradictions.

After all, CNN totally missed the humor in a Sean Spicer quip during a recent White House press briefing. In response to reporters pestering him about mythical Trump-Russian collusion, Spicer responded, "If the President puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that's a Russia connection." CNN, missing Spicer’s joke just as they missed the irony of climate change causing then somehow stopping a drought, ran a fact checking story to tell us that Russian dressing isn’t really Russian. Thanks, intrepid journalists. Did CNN ever fact check Barack Obama’s claim to have campaigned in 57 states with a news report telling us that there aren’t really 57 states?

Back to the California drought. Despite the accusatory headline tying the drought to climate change, buried in the article is a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration arguing that the California drought is not due to climate change. In fact, this region suffered “megadroughts” eons ago, long before humans were driving SUVs and burning coal for electricity.

In other words, the recent California drought is one of many in this arid region. Likely made worse by water supply and demand, rather than climate change. A growing population in Southern California, consuming ever increasing amounts of water. And the cyclical nature of droughts.

Those who only scan headlines, without reading the entire article, only see “California drought” and “climate change” linked together. The few who read the article completely recognize the “fake news” headline for what it is. Much like another recent story in CNN with a similarly misleading headline, “Is there a link between climate change and diabetes?” Buried in the article is the truth that such a link is speculative, an association rather than causation. Regardless of the headline proclamation.

Human activity “may” cause this or “could” cause that. Maybe. Or maybe not. It’s irresponsible to imply one thing in the headline and within the article backtrack to the truth, that it’s all speculation. Perhaps these headlines are just click bait, unworthy of serious news sites. Or it’s CNN’s way of promoting the left’s climate change agenda via a flashy headline, walked backed within the actual article.

Going further, if we accept CNN’s premise that the California drought was caused by “human-induced climate change”, then how could the drought be “almost over” in less than two years? What human activity ended the drought? After all, if humans did something to cause it, then what did they stop doing to stop causing it?

Are Californians driving less? Running their air conditioners less? Using less water for cooking, cleaning and bathing? Yet the population of California is steadily increasing. CNN was not clear on how the drought ended, other than through moisture rich storms and large snowfalls, both of which are not influenced by human activity.

CNN can’t have it both ways, saying human activity caused a drought and then not explaining what new or different human activity was responsible for ending it. Rather than acknowledging the obvious, that droughts, as one aspect of climate change, are cyclical. And continue to occur regardless of human activity.

If CNN was honest in their first story, they would not have to remember how to reconcile their initial claims when they are contradicted two years later. “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”

How much easier and honest for CNN to report on the California drought in proper context. How does the current drought compare to past droughts, including the “megadroughts” of pre-historic days? How long do droughts typically last? When might this drought end? This would provide useful information to farmers and others dependent on a steady water supply.

It also makes subsequent stories more credible and relevant. After all, droughts begin and end. Same for warm and cool spells. Or stormy seasons and calm seasons. If the causes are unknown, just admit that without the misleading headlines.

Speculating, via erroneous headlines, about spurious associations between unrelated events, is dishonest. And not scientific. Instead it’s more of the “fake news” pervasive within modern journalism. Science deals with causes and effects. While associations are interesting, let science take the next step determining association versus causation.

Alarmism over “fake news” diminishes what little credibility remains within big media. When they do report real news, it will be tuned out just like the boy who cried wolf one too many times." -- Brian C. Joondeph

Brian C Joondeph, MD, MPS, a Denver based physician and writer. Follow him on Facebook  and Twitter.


Brian C. Joondeph  AmericanThinker.com April 3, 2017

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    Norman Thomas - Socialist Party Presidential candidate (1976)

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

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Moliere

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • 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.”

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

  • “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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office"

    Will Rogers

  • "A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims”

    Ayn Rand

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Ian Fleming

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

  • "Laughing at oneself is often the best source of humor"

    WAG

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

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Anonymous

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

  • "Don't steal - The government hates competition"

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

  • "The last capitalist we hang shall be the one who sold us the rope"

    Karl Marx

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

    Galileo

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Modern day liberalism is a disease that literally has the power to poison the character of those who fall under its spell"

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Rod Serling

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

  • "That to which we aspire, though cannot attain, we often tear down"

    WAG

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Anonymous

  • "Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Isaac Asimov

  • "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"

    George Santayana

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • “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

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

  • "The Second Amendment has never been about hunting or crime prevention; it’s about keeping our government in check."

    Patrice Lewis

  • 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

  • "It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge."

    Enrico Fermi

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together"

  • "A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members."

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James Bovard

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

  • "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

  • “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil...”

    Isaiah 5:20

  • "Politicians are like diapers. They should be changed often, and for the same reason."

    Mark Twain

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

    Paul Jacob

  • “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to be stupid.”

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    WAG

  • “I think the terror most people are concerned with is the IRS”

    Malcolm Forbes (when asked if he was afraid of terrorism)

  • “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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “We always have enough time to do a job a second time – and never enough time to do it right the first time”

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

  • "Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Our political parties are broken and have failed miserably. They stand for nothing and will compromise everything”

    David Stockman

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

  • “The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.”

    James Madison

  • "The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated"

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

  • "Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

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

    Groucho Marx

  • "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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

  • "Tell me and I forget - Teach me and I remember - Involve me and I learn"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

  • “No matter how fast a lie is, the truth will catch up with her.”

    Dutch Proverb

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • "Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "The main thing in one’s own private world is to try to laugh as much as you cry"

    Maya Angelou

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

    WAG

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

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

  • "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

  • "Let it never be said that failure arose from lack of effort"

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

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly."

    Anonymous

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

    John Kerry

  • "The day that you are born is the day that you begin to die"

    William Faulkner

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

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

    Confucius

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

  • "Life without GOD is like an unsharpened pencil – it has no point"

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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

  • "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

  • “It’s unprofessional to confuse loyalty with integrity”

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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”

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Paul Horning

  • "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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

  • “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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    George Washington

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • "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

  • "If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "It is far easier to introduce a government program than to get rid of it"

    Milton Friedman

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

  • “It is better to conceal one's knowledge than to reveal one's ignorance”

    Spanish Proverb

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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Chinese proverb

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

  • “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

  • “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”

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • "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

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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Tacitus

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

    American Citizen

  • "You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation"

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • "In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance"

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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

  • "The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Knowledge is the source of Wealth. Applied to tasks we already know, it becomes Productivity. Applied to tasks that are new, it becomes Innovation"

    Peter Drucker

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

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

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

  • "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

  • "Someone who does not know the difference between good and evil is worth nothing"

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

  • "A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain"

    Robert Frost

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Plato

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    John Adams

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

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

    WAG

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go"

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Martin Van Buren

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "Government can solve nearly any problem. After all, they created most of them."

    WAG

  • "The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them."

    Patrick Henry

  • "Remove one freedom per generation, and soon you will have no freedom and no one would have noticed."

    Karl Marx

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief"

    Joseph Addison

  • “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 )

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

  • "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

    Benjamin Franklin

  • The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities”

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Jason Laumark

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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Aristotle

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

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

  • "We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force"

    Ayn Rand

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    George Berkeley

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • "Hospitality: making your guests feel like they're at home, even if you wish they were"

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

  • "I know of no way to judge the future but by the past"

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

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

  • "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

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

  • "Rights are granted by the individual, or governmental agency, that signs your welfare check"

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Steyn

  • “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

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    WAG

  • "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself."

    Tullius Cicero

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted"


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "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

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    von Clausewitz

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

  • “He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”

    George Orwell

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “It is not the responsibility of parents to pave the road for their children, but to provide them a road map”

  • "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

  • “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”

    Lou Holtz

  • "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

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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)

  • "One man practicing good sportsmanship is far better than 50 others preaching it"

    Knute Rockne

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

    Demosthenes

  • "If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something"

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

    WAG

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

    Brad Thor

  • "No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session"

    Mark Twain

  • "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)

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • “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)

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Doug Larson

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    WAG

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    John Wooden

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

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

    WAG

  • “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”

  • “One useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a Congress”

    John Adams

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "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

  • "The road to success is littered with many setbacks, never failures."

    WAG

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

  • "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

  • "An armed man is a citizen; a disarmed man is a subject"

  • 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

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

    Doug Powers

  • "Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life"

    Mark Twain

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

    David Letterman

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

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • "You're never too old to learn something stupid"

  • "The measure of a man’s character is how he treats another who can do nothing for him"

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Plato

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

  • "Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.”

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Luck

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    John Adams

  • "It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    George Washington

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

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

    WAG

  • "A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members and among the most vulnerable are surely the unborn and the dying,"

    Saint Pope John Paul II

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Socrates

  • "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

  • “It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."

    Richard Henry Lee (1787)

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

  • "That which we call sin in others is experiment for us."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries."

    Douglas Casey

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

    Voltaire

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

  • "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."

  • "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"

  • “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Plato

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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Confucious

  • "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.

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

  • "The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything that they have."

  • “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

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

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Jack Miner

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

    WAG

  • "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)

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Karl Marx

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Anne Coleman

  • "Japan would never invade the United States. We would find a rifle behind every blade of grass."

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • “I’m extraordinarily patient provided I get my own way in the end.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Soviet Union saying

  • "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

  • "Money is like manure; If you spread it around, it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place, it stinks like hell"

    Clint Murchison

  • "One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic"

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

  • Yesterday is history; Tomorrow is a mystery: Today is a gift, that’s why we call it the Present"

    Winnie the Pooh

  • “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)

  • "Bureaucracy is the art of making the possible impossible. He who has trusted where he ought not will surely mistrust where he ought not"

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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

    Ann Landers

  • “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

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

  • “The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.”

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Kathy Ireland

  • "There’s no such thing as the future, just history that hasn’t happened yet."

    Harry Truman

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

    Mark Twain

  • “A person who lives by logic and studies history and tries to implement the lessons learned by history cannot begin to rationally explain the conduct of this president or his attorney general or this administration,” Nugent said. “It is psychotic, it is crazy, it is illogical.”

    Ted Nugent

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

    WAG

  • “It isn't what people think that is important, but the reason they think what they think."

    Eugene Ionesco

  • "Going to law is losing a cow for the sake of a cat"

    Mark Twain

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

  • 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

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

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Harry S. Truman

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mitt Romney

  • "When you want to help people, you tell the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell people what they want to hear."

    Thomas Sowell

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

  • In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress"

    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

  • "The great ignorant failure of the left: Though it has learned how to get elected, it has not learned how to govern."

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience"

  • "Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means"

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Unknown

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Alexander Pope

  • “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

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    John Adams

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Winston Churchill

  • 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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "We are one justice away from the Supreme Court ruling that the U.S. Constitution is unconstitutional."

    WAG

  • "A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it."

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

  • "There are two ways of doing things: the right way, and the way they do it in Washington"

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

  • "The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much"

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do"

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

  • “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)

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

  • "A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top"

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

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

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

  • "How the media reports what they report (their bias) is important. What they choose to report (or not report) is equally important"

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Bertrand Russell

  • "No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

  • “The honesty of the press is as great an object to society as the freedom of it.”

    Thomas Paine

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • "In Washington, second guessing has become second nature"

    George W. Bush

  • "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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    W. C. Fields

  • "Politics is the only field in which the more experience you have, the worse you get”

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • “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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

  • "This year will go down in history; for the first time a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!"

    Adolph Hitler (1935)

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years you would have a shortage of sand.”

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born"

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Calvin Coolidge

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    GR

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

  • "If it weren't for my aversion to lying, I’d go into politics."

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

  • "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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

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

  • “When an opponent declares, 'I will not come over to your side,' I calmly say, 'Your child belongs to us already....”

    Adolph Hitler

  • “Great men set out not to be great, but to do great things”

  • "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

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

    Government Motto

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

  • “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.”

    Edmund Burke

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    George Orwell

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

    John Wooden

  • “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

  • “There’s only one kind of patriotism, and that’s the kind that loves and supports – not loathes and fears – America”

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves”

    Winston Churchill

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Alexander Hamilton

  • "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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    William Pitt

  • "Everything the Democrats do is the result of a political calculation designed to take advantage of something going wrong"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Edmund Burke

  • “The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all"

    John F. Kennedy

  • “I know enough to know, there is so much that I do not know”

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "Tis better to be ignorant and happy, than informed and upset"

    WAG

  • "A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one"


    Alexander Hamilton

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    George Orwell

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

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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

  • "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

  • “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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • "The difference between genius and stupidity is genius has its limits."

    Albert Einstein

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

    Chinese Proverb

  • “The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

  • “Only in Washington does a decrease in the proposed increase equal a spending cut”

    Larry Elder

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

  • "A great man never ignores the simplicity of a child"

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • "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

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


    WAG

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

    Bill Vaughan

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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."

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

    Ted Nugent

  • "In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies."

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    Willis Player

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Syrus

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • 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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

  • “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)

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

    American Patriot

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Charlotte

  • "Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt."

    Sam Adams

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "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

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

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Nelson Mandela

  • “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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • "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

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

    Voltaire

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

  • "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

  • "Learn to say no. It will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin"

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “Liberalism is not really a political philosophy. Instead, it is a state of arrested emotional development. It is a way of thinking, which leads to no place in the real world. It is a place existing only in the imagination”

    Mike S. Adams

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “The choices we make reveal the true nature of our character.”

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

  • "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

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

  • "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad"

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    WAG

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

    Bob Hope

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    George Washington

  • "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)

  • "The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who remain neutral in time of great moral crisis"

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Anatole France

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    St. Augustine

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

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Charles Gordy

  • I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion."

    Alexander the Great

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

  • “The University campus is the only place where everything that a parent has taught a young person for 18 years is completely undermined in one semester of their freshman year"

    Kevin McCullough

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

  • "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

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • "I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees"

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Bob Hope

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

    WAG

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • "I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar"

    Robert Brault