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A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.
"Do you honestly believe if we stop fighting and give the terrorists what they want, they will stop blowing shit up to get what they want?"
"Just before Sept.11, I was talking to a Canadian friend. I said that the problem with America in the world is that everyone hates us. She laughed. I said, no, I'm serious. Everyone hates us, no matter what we do. If we ignore the Balkans, we're not "leading" enough. If we talk about the Balkans but do nothing, we're being undiplomatic and pushy. If we do something militarily, we're hegemonic bullies. No matter what we do, the international press and vast portions of the international elites will hate us."
Surprisingly enough for a Castro-loving socialist, she agreed. -- Joe
"Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms." -- Aristotle
"We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace." - Former US Ambassador to the UN Jeane Kirkpatrick
"Right here, two days after 9/11, there was a demonstration of people saying we got what we deserved. I was sickened - it was like saying a rape victim had it coming because she dressed provocatively. Thatís when my passion for politics reignited." -- Coyne Maloney
"I think the French need to rethink things or else they're facing a nation that looks like Detroit in Robocop, except there's no Robocop to clean up the mess." -- lawhawk commenting at LGF
"And above all, what does being liberal have to do with opposing, or, uh, supporting the war against terror? Our enemies in the war against terror are so anti-liberal that you would think it would be liberals leaping to protect the world from these monstrous ideologies." -- Orson Scott Card
"Where the U.N. is concerned, accountability is very thin on the ground in general." -- Glenn Reynolds
"John Kerry, windsurfing dilettante" -- Liberal democrat commentator Eleanor Clift
"Anyone who believes that tyrannicide is murder may not be part of the problem of tyranny, but that is certainly the way to bet." -- Leslie Bates
"When Islamofascism rolls in to occupy Paris (it is very nearly there) it will not do so with tanks. It will do so with burquas for the women, swords for the gays and calls for prayer for everyone. What do you think France will do? What is it doing, already?
Who will fight, then? Just us...and the UK for a little while longer, and the Aussies. We have one last great hope to defeat this advancing ideology and that hope is to give the non-fascists a taste of liberty and democratic process, and an opportunity to enter into the marketplace of goods and ideas." -- The Anchoress
"Our policy is simple: We are not going to betray our friends, reward the enemies of freedom, or permit fear and retreat to become American policies, especially in this hemisphere. None of the four wars in my lifetime came about because we were too strong." -- President Ronald Reagan
In June of 2005, Democrat Dick Durbin apologized on the Senate floor for likening U.S. troops to "Nazis, Soviets in their gulags or some mad regime - Pol Pot or others- that had no concern for human beings..." He called the comparisons unintentional, stating "I never ever intended any disrespect for them."
"Anyone who can increase the U.S. Navy to 600 ships AND say on a broadcast "I have just signed legislation outlawing the Soviet Union" simply ROCKS!..." -- Joel Callahan
Purchasing offsets only means that Gore doesn't want to make the same kind of sacrifices that he's asking other families to make. He's using a modern form of indulgences in order to avoid doing the penance that global-warming activism demands of others. It means that the very rich can continue to suck up energy and raise the price and the demand for electricity and natural gas, while families struggle with their energy costs and face increasing government regulation and taxation. It's a regressive plan that Gore's supporters would decry if the same kind of scheme were applied to a national sales tax, for instance.
"How is it that Scooter Libby is facing jail time and Sandy Berger got off with a slap of the wrist. At least part of the answer is that Libby was investigated by a special prosecutor, while Berger was not. My guess is that there is more to the story of Berger as well..." -- Mike Rappaport
"I think one of the most pernicious aspects of the modern environmental movement is the romanticization of peasant life. And the idea that industrial societies are the destroyers of the world. The environmental movement has evolved into the strongest force there is for preventing development in the developing countries. I think it's legitimate for me to call them anti-human." -- Patrick Moore, co-founder Greenpeace
"I watch him, and I think, "This is what the news business has become." First of all, to be lectured about news by Keith Olbermann is like being called
ugly by a frog. And the idea that this guy, doing the crap he does on MSNBC, would sit there and pretend to be some kind of moral or journalistic authority about anything... he couldn't cover a two-alarm fire." -- Chris Wallace
I am a Marxist of the Groucho tendency.
"MoveOn.org claimed that they "bought" the Democratic party, and no one in the party leadership denied their claim." -- Jay Tea
Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson ... the 21st Century's version of peddlers of pox-infected blankets.
"WTC-7 is the gateway drug to 9-11 Denial" -- Pat at Screw Loose Change
"I saw someone driving a prius, parking at a Whole Foods, and sporting a W sticker recently. That blows a few stereotypes right there." -- Tar Gator
"We're not able to tax people as much as we would like to." -- Macon Georgia Mayor C. Jack Ellis, democratTruther: Someone who will believe anything but the truth. One born every minute. -- The New Devil's Dictionary
"Further, it would take one of those impossible coincidences that the Modern Liberal relies on so heavily to explain how it is that the two most religious nations in the Western World - the United States and Israel - are also arguably the worldís two most scientifically and technologically advanced. -- Evan Sayet
"But there is no constitutional right to be protected by the state against being murdered by criminals or madmen."-- Bowers v. Devito, 686 F.2d 616 (7th Cir. 1982)
"...hating Nixon for being a "conservative" is like hating George W. Bush for being an intellectual." -- Michael Graham
"...we live in a selectively infantilized culture where twentysomethings are children if theyíre serving in the Third Infantry Division in Ramadi but grown-ups making rational choices if they drop to the broadloom in President Clintonís Oval Office..." -- Mark Steyn
"Fear is the politicians dance partner." -- Penn Gillette
"This just in: At 7:52 EDT this morning, "I have a social conscience" was offically replaced as the catch-phrase of the self-righteous moral superiority wiht the even-more ambiguous..."I'm going Green..." -- Mallard Fillmore, May 9, 2007
Personally, I'm against the death penalty, but we have to keep it legal. Otherwise, we'd be trying to carry out executions in an alley with a coat hanger." -- RightWingDuck at IMAO.us
"In the United States of America, unfortunately we still live in a bubble of unreality. And the Category 5 denial is an enormous obstacle to any discussion of solutions. Nobody is interested in solutions if they don't think there's a problem. Given that starting point, I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous (global warming) is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis." -- former Vice-President and democrat Al Gore
"...Iraq was every but the human rights crisis Darfur is. Why choose one over the other? How can you support intervening to save the people of Darfur but not intervening to save the people of Iraq?" -- Rob at SayAnything
"The safety of a republic depends essentially on the energy of a common national sentiment; on a uniformity of principles and habits; on the exemption of the citizens from foreign bias and prejudice; and on that love of country which will almost invariably be found to be closely connected with birth, education and family." -- Alexander Hamilton, 1802
"Of course if she were just a 20 year old intern who gave him a BJ this would be okay but since she married him and bore children she must be barefoot stupid cooking up slop in the kitchen for the chauvanist pig man.
Does this about capture socially engineered philosophy of feminism?" -- syn, commenting on the liberal democrat response to Fred Thompson's wife.
"They probably would've taken Jesus if he hadn't been nailed down." -- Kinky Friedman on the IRS
"The problem is the widespread infection of the "Truther disease" in the far left liberal extremist mindset.
These idiots really do believe that once GW Bush is out of office, the Islamofascists will return to peaceful co-existence with the rest of the world. Reality just isn't an option for those people." -- MarkUrbin
"Liberalism is a mental disorder. You keep expecting people to be rational; that's because you're sane and can't conceive of the thought patterns of people who aren't.
Same reason Democrats assume any action by the President is motivated by powerlust; because that's how they think, and they can't conceive of any other thought patterns." -- syberghost
"I just went over to Kos' place and did a comment search for the term "troll rate"--their automated method of disappearing a comment and/or commenter who bucks the party line. It came up 1395 times in the last two weeks alone. Stifling dissent is a big part of the lefty blog culture." -- T-web
"Have you noticed how we don't hear much about Bush-haters? It's odd since not long ago "Clinton-hatred" was a national epidemic.... [T]he most outrageous accusations against Bush are commonplace on the left and in liberal circles today, but we don't get articles in the mainstream press ridiculing 'Bushophobia.'" - Jonah Goldberg
"If George Bush is the fascist these people claim how come they are not at Gitmo? Actually letting them loose with their paranoia is much more fun. It is a great way to discredit their arguments. How diabolical!" -- PrairiePundit - The gulags of the liberal mind
"As I have said, the best Bush strategy is to put Congress on TV as often as possible." -- Glenn Reynolds, the Instapundit.
My name is Shiri Negari and I would like to speak at Columbia too, but I was murdered when Iran gave money to Hamas to blow up the bus I was on.
"Poor Lefties; they've been playing on astroturf so long that they don't know grassroots even when fed a mouthful of divot." -- Tamara K.
"This year Islam and Judaismís holiest holidays overlapped for 10 days. Muslims racked up 397 dead bodies in 94 terror attacks across 10 countries during this time -- while Jews worked on their 159th Nobel Prize." -- Pam at Atlas Shrugged
"Why is it ok for Planned Parenthood to allow my child to have an abortion without my consent or knowledge, but if the high school gives the same kid an Advil for a headache, the earth stops spinning on it's axis?" -- Candy
Move Away from Move On!
"Tranzis--I hate those guys." -- Ed Driscoll channeling Dr. Henry Jones, Jr.
Only in America would left wing moonbats think President Bush runs a police state, only to be tasered by police protecting a Democrat from being questioned about his past.
"Itís more and more apparent to me every day that the average 20 year old who is serving us in Iraq knows more about national security than many of the 20 year veterans in Congress." -- Senator Fred Thompson
"As I have said, the best Bush strategy is to put Congress on TVas often as possible." -- Glenn Reynolds, the Instapundit.
"Today, when a concerted effort is made to obliterate this point, it cannot be repeated too often that the Constitution is a limitation on the government, not on private individuals. That it does not prescribe the conduct of private individuals, only the conduct of the Government. That it is not a charter for government power, but a charter of the citizen's protection against the government." -- Ayn Rand
"It is not that that the Republicans are clean, above board and totally honest. It is pretty clear that they are not. It also is pretty damn clear that they can not be as corrupt and fundamentally dishonest as the core of the democrat party even when they try." -- Mark Urbin
"Free speech for me, but not for thee--the motto of the left." -- Rand Simberg
"When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'." -- Theodore Roosevelt
"Most Leftist blogs can be summarized in one sentence: "How DARE anybody question what I believe!". Rage and abuse substitute for an appeal to facts and reason." -- Dr. John Ray
Abortion is wrong, but women being enslaved as broodmares for any man who can get them pregnant is also wrong.
"I don't know the exact species. But, its got no spine. So it would be in phylum Democrata."
"One thing that has always puzzled me is the really bizarre relationship between hard core "Greens" and flat out Communist and Socialist Reds. Given that Communist governments routinely commit ecological atrocities on a vast scale, it makes you wonder just how sane hard cord Greens really are." -- MarkUrbin
"A sure sign of a Moonbat is whey they use the term "regime" when referring to the Bush administration." -- DUmmie FUnnies
"What would happen if we got rid of the Department of Agriculture, which has more federal employees on its payroll than there are actual farmers in America? Hereís my guess: No one would starve to death." -- The Agitator
Press 1 for English. Press 2 for deportation.
"A day without Socialism is like a day without starvation, slavery, and murder." -- Leslie Bates
What is comes down to is that Valarie Plameís life was never in danger, other than from peroxide poisoning.
"I find it mildly interesting that many of the same people who call for unrestricted genetic research on any human embryo that can be scrounged up are often the same people calling for a ban on any and all genetic modifications to food crops." -- MarkUrbin
"This is so barkingly stupid, it can only have been first published at HuffPo." -- Jay Tea
"Iíve got a freezer full of deer and other "organic meats". Wow, If I describe it that way, it sounds almost liberal." -- Armed and Gregarious
MorOn.org, because weíre liberals
Democrats, brownshirts in action
Vote Democrat, Bin Laden is depending on you.
Al Gore fibbed
The Earth Lived
"Our strategy was to use the Fairness Doctrine to challenge and harass right-wing broadcasters and hope that the challenges would be so costly to them that they would be inhibited and decide it was too expensive to continue." -- Bill Ruder, John F. Kennedy's assistant secretary of commerce
"There's a kind of decadence about all this: If 9/11 was really an inside job, you wouldn't be driving around with a bumper sticker bragging that you were on to it. Fantasy is a by-product of security: it's the difference between hanging upside down in your dominatrix's bondage parlor after work on Friday and enduring the real thing for years on end in Saddam's prisons...." -- Mark Steyn
"Communist governments killed 100 million of their own citizens during the 20th Century. Sadly, you still have people who want to give it another go and proudly wear shirts bearing the image of murdering communist thugs." -- MarkUrbin
Swiftboating - 1. (verb) - to use actual quotes and facts that are 100 % traceable to the party they are attributed to. 2. (noun) - the published record of an individual that is later used against them.
"If youíre going to run around, Ms. Pelosi, and youíre going to say Republicans like the war, then can we also assume that Democrats like killing babies? Put that in whatever it is you smoke, Ms. Pelosi, and have fun with it." -- Rush Limbaugh, 12/14
"The ultimate goal of modern socialism is to live like a capitalist. But instead of earning your way to it, you walk on the backs of the common people." -- Kowboy
"Higher broadband usage in the US could keep a billion tons of greenhouse gases out of the air - the equivalent of reducing oil imports by eleven percent." -- CNet News
"I'll miss the good old days when we only worried about bird flu & swine flu & ebola & west nile & lyme disease & syphilis & gonorrhea & even global cooling. At least they didnít try to extort money from you." -- CAD Daddy
"With 'swift-boating' now being used by the ignorant as a synonym for false charges, itís worth remembering that it was John Kerry who had to retract his statement about his secret Christmas mission to Cambodia, despite it having allegedly been 'seared, seared' into his memory." -- Glenn ReynoldsAl Goreitis, Definition: The mental state of anyone who piously lectures everyone else about reducing the size of their carbon footprint on the Earth, while personally living a luxurious, high-consumption, high-flying lifestyle that they condemn for anyone but themselves. Also known as celebrityitis and Hollywooditis.
"As a citizen, I would rather have a President McCain that we fight with 20% of the time, than a President Clinton or a President Obama that we fight with 90% of the time." -- Newt Gingrich
"Democrats have chosen not to defend the Marine Corps, but to pander to anti-war protesters and Berkeley officials that are actively trying to impede military recruitment." -- Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) spokesman Wesley Denton
"The cult of Ernesto Che Guevara is an episode in the moral callousness of our time. Che was a totalitarian. He achieved nothing but disaster." -- Paul Berman
"Itís hard to read about MSNBCís relationship to the mothership Clinton campaign these days without being reminded of Vichy France." -- Extreme Mortman
"If you leave out the parts about killing all the Jews and invading Poland, what specifically about the Nazi political platform do liberals disagree with?"
"Imagine what things would be like if the news media actually sided with civilization." -- Glenn Reynolds
"You can lead a man to Congress, but you canít make him think." -- Milton Berle
"Grinding the faces of the poor seems to be the policy of the Greens." -- Dr. Jerry Pournelle
"The "war on the middle class" is provably an invention of the Democrats and the mainstream media. But I repeat myself." -- Doug Ross
"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened." -- Norman Thomas, American socialist
"Chopper carrying Senators Kerry, Hagel and Biden makes emergency landing in Afghanistan. Kerry submits application for Purple Heart by Blackberry before rotors stop spinning." -- Fark
"America is a nation with many flaws, but hopes so vast that only the cowardly would refuse to acknowledge them." -- James Michener
Rules can be broken as long as Democrats are victorious.
Thats the Democrat Party in a nutshell.
I get the feeling they donít give a shit that their precious hybrid fuels and cars are helping starve poor people in Africa.
BetaMarxadj - When you have heard the same leftist talking points from the bazillionth droid. Possible use in a sentence: "Is he live or BetaMarx?" -- Anna's Word of the Day
"The Republican Party is made up of real people doing real work. The Democratic Party is made up of lawyers. Democrats mock and scorn men who create wealth, like Bush and Cheney, or who heal the sick like Frist, or who immerse themselves in history like Gingrich." -- Bruce Walker
"The UN is not a democracy or a republic. Its a bureaucracy composed mostly of various tyrannies and their sycophants." -- RWS
"Obama looks stymied by the very first debate question: Why should white people feel welcome in your administration when they wouldnít be welcome in your church?" -- From a WizBang Blog caption contest
"The question is not why Pennsylvanians "cling to their religion", but why do the Obamas still cling to the Trinity Church that seems far more extreme than anything Iíve seen in rural America." - Victor Davis Hanson
1984 - A user manual for lefties; a warning for the rest of us. -- Steven Den Beste
"A year ago, you wanted to give up because we were losing, and now, you want to give up because weíre winning." -- Ann Althouse to Ted Kennedy
"The Left loves the poor so much it creates more of them every time it gets into power." -- Italian politician Silvio Berlusconi speaking true words.
"...a liberal socialist political platform usually involves liberating us from our attachments to property, families and nation in the name of freedom." -- Ed Kaitz
"Senator John McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama can cause me to vote for McCain." -- Thomas Sowell
"It's typical behavior of this administration that when the vice president manages to shoot shoot somebody, it was by accident and a it was a fellow Republican."
The "international community" can suck Elvisí dead left nut.
The Obama - a vain attempt to tap-dance your way through a pasture full of manure.
"Why would she make something up? Because sheís a flake, and a poser, and an attention-seeking diva. And thatís on the record." -- McCain aide Mark Salter on Arianna Huffington.
"Thatís not carbon credit trading, itís Democracy Offsets: youíre paying tyrants and thugs to stay in power and keep their nation from developing." -- Christopher Taylor
"Libertarian authors are, for the most part, constitutionally incapable of lecturing an audience on merely one political question; they want to convince you on all of them, and all at once." -- David Hines
"Earth Day = Leninís birthday. Coincidence? Doubtful." -- Tamara K.
"The largest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy and prosperity, is no longer socialism. It is, instead, the ambitious, arrogant, unscrupulous ideology of environmentalism." -- Czech President Vaclav Klaus
"For Conservatives, seeing is believing. For liberals, believing is seeing." -- George Will
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