‘Let’s Think About That’ Quotes

Let’s Think About That, April 11, 2009
“The way to make your wife treat you like a King is to treat her like a Queen.”

“That’s my wife, Carolyn. See the way the handle on her pruning shears matches her gardening clogs? That’s not an accident.” – Lester Burnham, from “American Beauty”

“Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.” – HL Mencken

“Back in the thirties we were told we must collectivize the nation because the people were so poor. Now we are told we must collectivize the nation because the people are so rich.” – W. F. Buckley, Jr.

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” – Buddha

“This election, I predict, will stand as the most perfect example of political jujitsu ever enacted. An entire Nation choked on its own liberal-racism petard and doesn’t even have the courage to admit it. We have become a Nation of fools and President Barack Obama is our just dessert.” – Kyle Anne-Shiver

“I am so old that I can remember a Democrat, at his inauguration as President, say of our enemies: “We dare not tempt them with weakness.” – Thomas Sowell

“It’s an animal, not a person. What she had with that monkey was not normal.” – friend of Sandra Herold, who’s pet chimpanzee ripped the face off on of her friends.

“Man is flawed. Why would you want a relatively few flawed individuals making decisions for 300 million people?” – Mark Levin

“Anyone who hates another person because of his race, his religion or his sexual proclivity, is just being lazy, because, with just the slightest effort, you can usually find a far better reason to despise him.” – Bert Prelutsky

“America has never been an empire. We may be the only great power in history that had the chance, and refused — preferring greatness to power and justice to glory.” – George W. Bush

“I’m a very lucky man. My parents were conservatives. My brother is a conservative. That’s because we didn’t sniff glue.” – Mark Levin

“Termites and bees do a far better job of selecting their queens than we humans do electing our leaders.” – Bert Prelutsky

“We have met the enemy and it’s the people who represent us. The blowhards and buffoons in Congress proved again Wednesday they are worse than useless.” – Michael Goodwin, on the AIG debacle

“You’re beginning to believe the illusions we’re spinning here, you’re beginning to believe that the tube is reality and your own lives are unreal. You do. Why, whatever the tube tells you: you dress like the tube, you eat like the tube, you raise your children like the tube, you even think like the tube. This is mass madness, you maniacs. In God’s name, you people are the real thing, WE are the illusion.” – Howard Beale, from “Network”

“First the doctor told me the good news: I was going to have a disease named after me.” – Steve Martin

“Do not for one moment think that we are either intellectually or morally superior to those Germans who put Hitler in power. We have been saved by our institutions and our traditions — the very institutions and traditions that so many are so busy eroding or dismantling, whether in classrooms or court rooms or in the halls of Congress and the White House.” – Thomas Sowell

“Whoever wants to be great must become a servant.” – Mark 10:43

“You can sum up Christopher Hitchens’ attitude in one sentence: ‘There is no God, and I hate him.’” – Frank Turek

“Buy a gun. Hide your money. It’s over.” – Mike Fisher

“Upper income taxpayers are now searching for ways to cut their income rather than become a victim of President Obama’s agenda to penalize families making $250,000. It is unlikely that at any other time in American history, has a more compelling argument been made that is best to underachieve. That economic security means earning less money. And that the fear of the government targeting you as an entrepreneur, a small business owner, or even a moderately successful investor is a real and legitimate fear.” – ABC News

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

“Self-control brings with it the good feeling of competency. Like a finely tuned precision automobile, your life stays on course with the slightest touch of steering. The results of self-control are confidence and an inner sense of security. ” – Rick Warren

“Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control” – Proverbs 25:28

“Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far.” – Will Rogers

“Let every person be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger.” – James 1:19

“Apparently, the White House doesn’t realize that taxes on the rich and corporations are ultimately paid by the poor and the middle-class through higher prices, lower incomes and fewer jobs.” – Investor’s Business Daily editorial

“Friend, you cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. And what one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving it. The government can’t give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody. And when half of the people get the idea they don’t have to work because the other half’s going to take care of them, and when the other half get the idea it does no good to work because somebody’s going to get what I work for. That, dear friend, is about the end of any nation.” – Adrian Rogers

“Democrats have a beautiful system: They’re showered with Wall Street money, but they also get to pillory Republicans for being the party of “Wall Street.” The bankers don’t care if Democrats attack them. They still get their bailout money.” – Ann Coulter

“Call me crazy, but I want to persuade the ultra-intelligent president that his Swedish-entitlements vision for 300 million Americans is an opium-fueled pipe dream. Self-reliance has made this country great, not federal foot massages.” – Bill O’Reilly

“I am all too afraid that a historian, a hundred years from now, will footnote America as a historical curiosity where people once enjoyed private property rights and limited government but it all returned to mankind’s normal state of affairs — arbitrary abuse and control by the powerful elite.” – Walter Williams

“Teach the Gospel always. If necessary, use words.” – Saint Francis

“Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.” – Ephesians 5:11

“To best serve the public, constitutional cases must be decided according to the terms of the Constitution itself, and not according to judges’ views of fairness, reasonableness, or justice.” – Justice Hugo Black

“Go back to your home on Whore Island.” – Ron Burgundy, Anchorman

“In my daily work persons whom I thought were rational and clever and not easily taken in are head over heels in love with the Obamination. It is like watching a perfect crime play out in slow motion. Front row seats to the fall of the greatest civilization.” – anonymous blogger

“I think that they have looked back at 5,000 years of human history – at pestilence and famine and disease and degradation, at genocide and civil war, at fear and loathing, at bigotry and ignorance, chauvinism and dictatorship – and concluded that our biggest problem is… shopping.” – Daniel Finkelstein on anti-capitalists

“He’s a terrorist. Rush Limbaugh is a terrorist.” – Joy Behar

“You know, I just wanted to say to her (Sarah Palin), just very quickly…F___ you.” – Jon Stewart

“We’ll be eight degrees hotter in ten, not ten but 30 or 40 years and basically none of the crops will grow. Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals.” – Ted Turner

“Whether we bring our enemies to justice, or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done.” – George W. Bush

“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.” – John Stuart Mills

“This is a country in which dogs can get a hip replacement in under a week and in which humans can wait two to three years.” – Canadian Dr. Brian Day

“War’s very object is victory, not prolonged indecision. In war, there is no substitute for victory.” – Douglas McArthur

“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 knowing how it happened.” – Norman Thomas, U.S. Socialist Party presidential candidate 1940, 1944 and 1948

“When government becomes a sugar daddy, do you know what that makes citizens?” – John Kraushar

“We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction.” – Ted Kennedy

“There’s no such thing as fun for the whole family.” – Jerry Seinfeld

“A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.” – Buddha

“Heads — big government wins. Tails — free people lose. I don’t want to play that game.” – John Stossel

“I hate to admit it, but I miss Bill Clinton. At least that lecherous old charmer was more amusing than his successor as a Democratic president, our new mortician in chief, Barack “End of the World” Obama.” – Tony Blankley

“If Obama wants to stop “exploding deficits,” perhaps he should begin by not lighting the fuse of large deficit bombs.” – Tony Blankley

“I think when Obama prays, it’s to himself.” – Rush Limbaugh

“Access to a waiting list is not access to health care.” – Sally Pipes, author of Top Ten Myths of American Healthcare

“The Obamabots can sit around in Che’ Gueverra t-shirts and hypnotically chant “yes we can” and wait for handouts – I will not.” – blogger Kansas Jim on humanevents.com

“We’re moving precipitously close to what I would call a savior-based economy.” – South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford

“Self-control and self-discipline are also key factors in any success you hope to have in this life. Without self-discipline, you are unlikely to achieve anything of lasting value.” – Rick Warren

“We need to stop the “if you fail we will bail” cycle before we bleed the American taxpayer to death.” – Ken Conner

“Do you ever hear liberals quoting from the Declaration of Independence or The Constitution? No. Only when they’re defending terrorists.” – Mark Levin

“You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself.” – Ethel Barrymore

“If human embryonic stem cell research does not make you at least a little bit uncomfortable, you have not thought about it enough.” – Dr. James Thompson

“Europeans think Americans are fat, vulgar, greedy, stupid, ambitious and ignorant and so on. And they’ve taken as their own, as their representative American, someone who actually embodies all of those qualities: Michael Moore.” – Christopher Hitchens

“Regretfully, Obama is the very embodiment of my boomer generation. We will go down in history as the generation that was given everything, took everything, and left nothing — except debt, debt, debt.” – Tony Blankley

“I’m thinking the words, “we’ve been had,” are now forming in the minds of moderates from coast to coast.” – Kyle Anne-Shiver

“Here’s what we know. The surge has not worked.” – Barack Obama, June 2007

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