25 entertaining, even thought-provoking, quotes many RSBers will enjoy

25 entertaining, even thought-provoking, quotes many RSBers will enjoy

Post by Erni » Mon, 12 Nov 2012 09:57:42


Quote:
> 25 Great Quotes

> 1. 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

> 2. If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the
> newspaper you are misinformed.
> - Mark Twain
> 3. Suppose you were an idiot.. And suppose you were a member of Congress.
> But then I repeat myself.
> - Mark Twain
> 4. I contend that 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
> 5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the
> support of Paul.
> - George Bernard Shaw
> 6. 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
> 7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on
> what to have for dinner.
> - James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)
> 8. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in
> rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
> - Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University
> 9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car
> keys to ***age boys.
> - P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian
> 10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to
> live at the expense of everybody else.
> - Frederic Bastiat, French economist(1801-1850)
> 11. 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)
> 12. I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
> - Will Rogers
> 13. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it
> costs when it's free!
> - P.J. O'Rourke
> 14. 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)
> 15. Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean
> politics won't take an interest in you!
> - Pericles (430 B.C.)
> 16. No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is
> in session.
> - Mark Twain (1866)
> 17. Talk is cheap... except when Congress does it.
> - Anonymous
> 18. The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy

appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.

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Quote:
> - Ronald Reagan
> 19. 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
> 20. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the
> taxidermist leaves the skin.
> - Mark Twain
> 21. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to
> fill the world with fools. (Already a fixture on RSB as a signature quote.)
> - Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)
> 22. There is no distinctly Native American criminal class... save
> Congress.
> - Mark Twain
> 23. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
> - Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)
> 24. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong
> enough to take everything you have.
> - Thomas Jefferson
> 25. We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
> - Aesop

Ernie
 
 
 

25 entertaining, even thought-provoking, quotes many RSBers will enjoy

Post by Ron Shepar » Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:34:56


Quote:

> > 24. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong
> > enough to take everything you have.
> > - Thomas Jefferson

This quote is actually from Gerald Ford.  It has been misattributed
to Thomas Jefferson, Davy Crockett, Barry Goldwater, and Ronald
Reagan, among others.

$.02 -Ron Shepard

 
 
 

25 entertaining, even thought-provoking, quotes many RSBers will enjoy

Post by Jack » Wed, 14 Nov 2012 22:19:38


Quote:
> 5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the
>support of Paul.
>>- George Bernard Shaw

Considering Shaw was a Socialist bastard, it is interesting he
publicized this quote.   It's one of the main reasons only landowners or
federal income tax payers should be allowed to vote, and why other than
blatant voter fraud and racism, Obummer received any votes at all.

--
Jack
Add Life to your Days not Days to your Life.
http://jbstein.com

 
 
 

25 entertaining, even thought-provoking, quotes many RSBers will enjoy

Post by Erni » Thu, 15 Nov 2012 00:45:29

When my golfing-***ed friends attempt to tell me why golf is so superior to my pool ***ion, I always half-seriously mention Shaw's famous description of golf:

"Golf is a good walk ruined."

Ernie

 
 
 

25 entertaining, even thought-provoking, quotes many RSBers will enjoy

Post by Ron Shepar » Thu, 15 Nov 2012 01:05:40


Quote:


> > 5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the
> >support of Paul.
> >>- George Bernard Shaw

> Considering Shaw was a Socialist bastard, it is interesting he
> publicized this quote.   It's one of the main reasons only landowners or
> federal income tax payers should be allowed to vote, and why other than
> blatant voter fraud and racism, Obummer received any votes at all.

No, that's just part of the fiction that Romney was trying to sell
with his class warfare based campaign. You fell for it, Jack. In
fact, Obama support was deep and spread through all economic levels.
Here are some actual facts:

http://SportToday.org/
ml

If only those wealthy people, and people like them, had been allowed
to vote, then Obama would have won with a 30% margin of the popular
vote and a 4 to 1 margin in the elect***vote. One of those
counties is in Massachusetts, where Romney was a one-term governor.
He lost that county 63% to 36%.  If Romney can't carry his own
state, or even the wealthiest county in his home state, then how
does his 47% class warfare argument have any validity?

As far as voter fraud and racism, I'd say those things hurt Obama
more than they helped. Some people living in Democratic leaning
precincts had to stand in line six to eight hours to vote.  That's
not fair, especially to working class voters who have to punch a
clock for a living.

If only income tax payers were allowed to vote, then how would you
know if Romney was eligible vote?  There was an unanswered
accusation that he did not pay any income taxes at all for some
years in the past decade. Since he refused to release his tax
returns, as all other presidential candidates have done in the past
50 years, then should we assume that accusation is true?

$.02 -Ron Shepard  -Remembering the good ol' days of RSB :-)

 
 
 

25 entertaining, even thought-provoking, quotes many RSBers will enjoy

Post by pltrgys » Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:10:21


Quote:
> When my golfing-***ed friends attempt to tell me why golf

 >is so superior to my pool ***ion, I always half-seriously mention
Shaw's famous description of golf:

Quote:

> "Golf is a good walk ruined."

Bzzzzt! That's Mark Twain.

And John Feinstein's book took it to new levels of meaning.

-- Larry

 
 
 

25 entertaining, even thought-provoking, quotes many RSBers will enjoy

Post by Erni » Thu, 15 Nov 2012 12:52:19

Quote:

> My new favorite Twain quote:
> "It's easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled"

----------------------------------------------
In relatively recent times the truth of that Twain quote was vividly brought home when the FBI informed (or tried to inform) "Donnie Brasco's" crewmates that the man they knew for 6 years as Donnie B. was in fact an undercover FBI agent (Joe Pistone) who had successfully "fooled" the entire NY Mafia (albeit far from easily). His crewmates steadfastly believed the photos of "Donnie" being congratulated at Langley FBI HQ were just doctored photos -- until most of them started to be MIA.

Ernie  

 
 
 

25 entertaining, even thought-provoking, quotes many RSBers will enjoy

Post by Mark » Thu, 15 Nov 2012 23:27:37


Quote:



> > > 5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the
> > >support of Paul.
> > >>- George Bernard Shaw

> > Considering Shaw was a Socialist bastard, it is interesting he
> > publicized this quote.   It's one of the main reasons only landowners or
> > federal income tax payers should be allowed to vote, and why other than
> > blatant voter fraud and racism, Obummer received any votes at all.

> No, that's just part of the fiction that Romney was trying to sell
> with his class warfare based campaign. You fell for it, Jack. In
> fact, Obama support was deep and spread through all economic levels.
> Here are some actual facts:

> http://SportToday.org/
> ml

> If only those wealthy people, and people like them, had been allowed
> to vote, then Obama would have won with a 30% margin of the popular
> vote and a 4 to 1 margin in the elect***vote. One of those
> counties is in Massachusetts, where Romney was a one-term governor.
> He lost that county 63% to 36%.  If Romney can't carry his own
> state, or even the wealthiest county in his home state, then how
> does his 47% class warfare argument have any validity?

> As far as voter fraud and racism, I'd say those things hurt Obama
> more than they helped. Some people living in Democratic leaning
> precincts had to stand in line six to eight hours to vote.  That's
> not fair, especially to working class voters who have to punch a
> clock for a living.

> If only income tax payers were allowed to vote, then how would you
> know if Romney was eligible vote?  There was an unanswered
> accusation that he did not pay any income taxes at all for some
> years in the past decade. Since he refused to release his tax
> returns, as all other presidential candidates have done in the past
> 50 years, then should we assume that accusation is true?

> $.02 -Ron Shepard  -Remembering the good ol' days of RSB :-)

How does that Kool Aid taste Ron?  Look at the county level election
results graphs and see how much "red" across the country wanted rid of
Obama...  (even if we had to pick a Romney to facilitate it).  Please.

--> Mark0 <--

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25 entertaining, even thought-provoking, quotes many RSBers will enjoy

Post by Ron Shepar » Fri, 16 Nov 2012 01:31:59


Quote:

> How does that Kool Aid taste Ron?  Look at the county level election
> results graphs and see how much "red" across the country wanted rid of
> Obama...  (even if we had to pick a Romney to facilitate it).  Please.

Yes, that is the way county election stats always look.  Nothing new
this election.

You complain about Romney, yet he was the definite and early winner
of your primary process.  Are you complaining about that process
now?  I certainly would if I were involved with it, for the same
reason that I'm complaining about the results of the Citizens United
supreme court ruling in 2010.  The Republican primary was even worse
than the general election.  The Republican candidates were selected
by what is essentially a Soviet style politburo, a group of
unelected elites who meet among themselves and decide which
candidates should be on the ballots in which elections.  We know who
some of these people are (Sheldon Adelson, the Koch brothers), but
some are completely anonymous to the outside.  None of them are
accountable to the people of the US. Except perhaps for Jon
Huntsman, who was one of the first to be eliminated, there was not a
single Republican candidate for the presidency that I think would
have made a good president (Bachmann, Perry, Polentey, Santorum,
Gingrich, Paul, Cain). Romney might have been the best of the
remaining herd, but he had no core principles; he bought the primary
and with the help of the Citizens United ruling he almost bought the
election.

Regarding the precinct and county election maps, don't forget that
when you see a color, red or blue, that does not mean that everyone
voted the same way.  It just means a majority voted that way.  So
even a red county could have had 49% Democrats, or a blue county
could have had 49% Republicans. Some of them were very close, some
not so, but don't let the spin disorient you, it is just a trick of
presenting data. If instead of having a single 50% threshhold
several color contours were used, the results would not look so
surprising and the vast majority of the country would look "purple."
In this particular election there were indeed some precincts where
Romney got zero votes.  There might have been some where Obama did
the same, although I have not seen any reported.  But, after all,
Romney was a really really bad candidate, so this surprises me less
than the fact that he won some of the states that he did.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57548626/romney-earned-zero-votes
-in-some-urban-precincts/

$.02 -Ron Shepard

 
 
 

25 entertaining, even thought-provoking, quotes many RSBers will enjoy

Post by Erni » Fri, 16 Nov 2012 02:42:04

Noteworthy for future GOP campaigns is the general agreement among the more candid political observers from both sides of the aisle, that the GOPs coordinated nationwide attempt to maximally suppress, by various means, minorities voting -- ended up biting the GOP in the ass by radically fueling the Democrat drive to ensure optimal minority turnout.  This push-back effectively numerically guaranteed the re-election of President Obama.  

Also, Romneys handlers (seen in 20-20 hindsight) appeared to have hugely blundered by not encouraging their man to have Rubio as his running mate, instead of Ryan. Probably a Rubio chess move, though considered at the time, was deemed have seemed too weak, compromising and transparently pretendedly-centrist for the major GOP contributors.

IMHO, 2016 will likely see Jeb Bush running at the top of the GOP ticket, paired with a highly qualified female Latino VP candidate.

Of course, as Dan McGoorty famously observed to Robert Byrne (when speaking of Nixon), None of these guys can run 5 balls and they still get into the White House.

Ernie

 
 
 

25 entertaining, even thought-provoking, quotes many RSBers will enjoy

Post by Ron Shepar » Fri, 16 Nov 2012 10:17:03


Quote:

> Of course, as Dan McGoorty famously observed to Robert Byrne (when speaking
> of Nixon), 3None of these guys can run 5 balls and they still get into the
> White House.2

Did you see this?

   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8M7yIj9jbE

But five balls might be about the limit.

$.02 -Ron Shepard

 
 
 

25 entertaining, even thought-provoking, quotes many RSBers will enjoy

Post by Jack » Sat, 17 Nov 2012 00:24:07


Quote:



>>> 5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the
>>> support of Paul.
>>>> - George Bernard Shaw

>> Considering Shaw was a Socialist bastard, it is interesting he
>> publicized this quote.   It's one of the main reasons only landowners or
>> federal income tax payers should be allowed to vote, and why other than
>> blatant voter fraud and racism, Obummer received any votes at all.

> No, that's just part of the fiction that Romney was trying to sell
> with his class warfare based campaign. You fell for it, Jack.

Hardly.  Shaw correctly pointed out that the 50% of our country that
pays no Federal income tax (and or lives off the government) can be
counted on to support that government. For example, Obama lost the
entire state of PA except for two cities, Philly and Pgh.  59 counties
in Philly voted 100% for Obummer, almost impossible numbers, but also
areas largely on the government dole. Secondly, Obummer receives about
94-97% of the black vote, about as racist as you can get.

Quote:
> As far as voter fraud and racism, I'd say those things hurt Obama
> more than they helped.

You must be dumb as dirt.  94% of blacks supported Obummer.  They would
have voted for him if he was a child molester drug *** crook.  Thats
about as racist as it gets, and I strongly suspect in the black
precincts even if you didn't bother to vote, your non-vote would have
been cast for Obummer, thus the 100% racist turnout for him in many areas.

Some people living in Democratic leaning

Quote:
> precincts had to stand in line six to eight hours to vote.  That's
> not fair, especially to working class voters who have to punch a
> clock for a living.

I've heard that many areas after voting ended the pollsters took all the
non voting registrants and cast there votes for Obummer.  This would go
a long way to explaining the unbelievable one sided voting in areas like
Pgh and Philly.  It's so bad it's a joke.  There is good reason
Democrats fight tooth and nail every single attempt at reducing voter fraud.

--
Jack
Got Change: God Bless America ======>  God Damn Amerika!

 
 
 

25 entertaining, even thought-provoking, quotes many RSBers will enjoy

Post by Erni » Sat, 17 Nov 2012 00:53:30

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Quote:


> > Of course, as Dan McGoorty famously observed to Robert Byrne (when speaking
> > of Nixon), None of these guys can run 5 balls and they still get into the
> > White House.

 -------------------------------------

Quote:
> Did you see this?

>    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8M7yIj9jbE
> But five balls might be about the limit.
> $.02 -Ron Shepard

================================================
Great video find!  Thanks for that, Ron.
President Obama self-confessedly had about the same amount of poolroom "misspent
youth" as most of us here on RSB (and the marginally elite "literati" on AZB as well).

Ernie

 
 
 

25 entertaining, even thought-provoking, quotes many RSBers will enjoy

Post by pltrgys » Sat, 17 Nov 2012 03:17:52


Quote:
> ....  Shaw correctly pointed out that the 50% of our country that
> pays no Federal income tax (and or lives off the government) can be
> counted on to support that government....

> .... I strongly suspect in the black
> precincts even if you didn't bother to vote, your non-vote would have
> been cast for Obummer, thus the 100% racist turnout for him in many areas.
>....

> I've heard that many areas after voting ended the pollsters took all the
> non voting registrants and cast there votes for Obummer....  There is good reason
> Democrats fight tooth and nail every single attempt at reducing voter
> fraud.

Paranoia and dementia go hand-in-hand, Jack. You should get checked out.

-- Larry