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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tidbits...

Congratulations to Michael Steele who recently won the race for the new RNC chairman. He's black. He's in charge of the Republican Party. (Is that some kind of oxymoron?) I like him. A step in the right direction?... I think so. What do you think?

I still can't get over Obama's Treasury Secretary pick, Timothy Geithner. Supposedly some type of financial genius who couldn't even figure out his own taxes on Turbo Tax... And now he's in charge of the IRS... and your tax dollars. Go figure!

Came across this article in the Lexington Herald-Leader (my hometown paper)... thanks to my Aunt Sandy. :) The journalist is making some benign points about education, but ends her piece with this statement: "Parents and teachers should hang Obama's words in the classrooms of every high school in the land. At-risk students should feel a sense of obligation to and a sense of belonging to something much bigger than the drama of being a teen-ager." Good. Let's take down the 10 Commandments. Let's remove prayer and any mention of God. And instead let's put up Obama's words. Let's all pay homage to him.


And last but not least, some pithy quotes sent in by my good friend Sarah Wheeler. Thanks Sarah!
  • "The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other." - Ronald Reagan
  • "The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery." - Winston Churchill
  • "No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session." - Mark Twain
  • "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
  • "Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself." - Mark Twain
  • "A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul." - George Bernard Shaw
  • "A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money." - G. Gordon Liddy
  • "Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys." - P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian
  • "Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else." - Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)
  • "Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." - Ronald Reagan (1986)
  • "I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts." - Will Rogers
  • "If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free!" - P.J. O'Rourke
  • "In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other." - Voltaire (1764)

1 comment:

Casey said...

Excellent post Kelley! I especially like the quotes