web posted March 26, 2007
"The Muslims bring fervor and conviction to the struggle; we don't. The Muslims are self-assured in the rightness of their cause; we answer with self-denigration and self-debasement. Muslims prize loyalty and discipline; we prize politically correct multiculturalism." -- Suzanne Fields
"[P]eacefully and without much notice, Islamists are trying to use our laws of tolerance against us to carve out exceptions for themselves. The radical Islamist faction that has infiltrated and intimidated Europe has found a home in our polite denial. " -- Kathleen Parker
"When all was said and done, the least preposterous sight at Friday's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing [on Valerie Plame] could be found in the audience: namely, the woman dressed in hot pink who kept standing up behind Plame during her testimony to show the television viewers her ‘Impeach Bush' T-shirt. That woman was a lot more honest about what was taking place than Mrs. Joseph Wilson, who looked like the cat who ate the canary when Georgia Republican Rep. Lynn Westmoreland asked her whether she and her husband are Democrats. After giving her husband's Republican family background, she said: ‘I would say he's a Democrat.' As for herself, she conceded: ‘Yes... I am a Democrat.' As if we all didn't know." -- Investor's Business Daily
"Back in 1993, the media had a different sense of ‘crisis.' Clinton fired 93 U.S. Attorneys, and ABC and CBS never mentioned it. CNN and NBC mentioned it in passing. (FNC didn't exist yet.) The media do not merely arrive at the scene of a ‘crisis.' They are the manufacturers of ‘crisis'." -- Tim Graham
"I think a draft produces a better army than the one we would have with all volunteers...[I]f it's an all volunteer army, you get people who join up because of some problem in their own lives. They don't have anything else to do, they don't have a job, or they can't find what they want to do, so they join the Army. And it doesn't produce the best army." -- CBS's Andy Rooney
"They are studying this model of natural disasters, dispersing the community and changing the electoral process in that community." -- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on the nebulous "they" who are trying to undo the "chocolate city" by keeping blacks out
"Remember the Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Gore global-warming pitch at the Academy Awards? Before they spoke, the screen at the back of the stage flashed not-so-subliminal messages about how to save the planet. My personal favorite was ‘Ride mass transit.' This to a conclave of Hollywood plutocrats who have not seen the inside of a subway since the moon landing and for whom mass transit means a stretch limo seating no fewer than 10." -- Charles Krauthammer
"According to a recent poll, anti-American sentiment is running high in Mexico. Half of Mexico's population say they have a negative view of the United States and the other half are already here." -- Jay Leno
web posted March 12, 2007
"Conservatism is a grasp and understanding of the value of every human being and the fact that when they earn money, they should be able to keep as much of it as possible so they can gain independence. That's Reagan conservatism." -- former Virginia Gov. James Gilmore
"Nobody will out-mud the Clintons. You can't beat them tactically... They're too relentless, they're too well-organized... If they think [Barack Obama] is a real threat, they'll just grind him up." -- Newt Gingrich
"[The American people should] really wake up and understand that they [the Bush administration] are liars and they are murderers." -- ABC's Joy Behar on "The View"
"['Don't Ask, Don't Tell'] doesn't just hurt gays and lesbians, it hurts all our troops and this to me is a matter of national security and we're going to fix it." -- Hillary Clinton
"I'm just saying if [Vice President Dick Cheney] did die, other people, more people would live. That's a fact." -- HBO's Bill Maher on the recent assassination attempt in Afghanistan
"They do the Carbon Emissions Offset? What is that -- a ‘60s dance craze? No, it's way hotter. I mean, cooler. All the movie stars are doing it. In fact, this year's Oscar goodie-bag that all the nominees get included a year's worth of carbon offsets. Totally free. So even the stars' offsets are offset. No wonder that, when they're off the set, they all do the offset." -- Mark Steyn
"Prince Charles says he wants to ban McDonald's. He said banning McDonald's is the key to living a healthy lifestyle. Really? Why did he single out McDonald's? I think banning Dominos would make more sense. They deliver the junk food to your house. At least with McDonalds you have to get off your rear and walk to your car. Prince Charles says he wants to ban McDonald's to teach people that excess is bad. Who better to teach people that excess is bad than a guy who lives in a giant castle?" -- Jay Leno
web posted March 5, 2007
"Slowly bleeding our forces by defunding what our commanders think they need to win (the House approach) or rewording the authorization of the use of force so that lawyers decide what operations are to be launched (the Senate approach) is no way to fight a war. It is no way to end a war. It is a way to complicate the war and make it inherently unwinnable -- and to shirk the political responsibility for doing so." -- Charles Krauthammer
"[David] Geffen was on to something with his passing mention of the fact that Obama is not from ‘the Bush royal family' or the ‘Clinton royal family.' Regardless of what you think of Bill Clinton's presidency, or his wife's talent, the dynastic aspect of Hillary Clinton's candidacy is an issue that will increasingly come to occupy center stage in this campaign. Is the country prepared to be governed, potentially, for 28 years by two families who alternate turns in the White House? The Clinton campaign appears unwilling to acknowledge this concern. The candidate likes talking to audiences about whether the nation is ready for a female president. But the question of whether the country is ready to perpetuate the dueling-family reign by voting in the former president's spouse is disingenuously left off the table." -- Los Angeles Times
"Incredible as it may seem, Al Gore is not only totally carbon neutral, but geek-chic cool. No velvet rope can stop him. He rolls with Diddy. He is on first-name basis, for real, with Ludacris." -- Washington Post reporter William Booth under the headline "Oscar Hopeful May Be America's Coolest Ex-Vice President Ever"
"The train of the Iranian nation is without brakes and a rear gear." -- Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadi-Nejad
"Last month, Sen. Barack Obama called for our troops to leave Iraq by March 2008. Last weekend, Sen. Hillary Clinton called for our troops to start leaving within 90 days. In this Demented Demagogic Democratic Destruction Derby (military status: 5F) of American national security interests, I suppose former Sen. John Edwards, in an effort to hold on to his title of supremo anti-war candidate, will have to designate it a crime against humanity that the troops weren't pulled out a week ago last Friday." -- Tony Blankley
"It looks like Hollywood is starting to turn on Hillary Clinton. Hollywood mogul David Geffen -- he's given huge amounts to the Clintons -- [said] that Hillary Clinton is too scripted, that Bill Clinton is reckless, and both of the Clintons lie so easily it's troubling. Bad scripts, reckless behavior, and lying -- thank God that kind of thing can never happen here in Hollywood!" -- Jay Leno
web posted February 26, 2007
"George Washington's long struggle for freedom has also inspired generations of Americans to stand for freedom in their own time. Today, we're fighting a new war to defend our liberty and our people and our way of life. And as we work to advance the cause of freedom around the world, we remember that the father of our country believed that the freedoms we secured in our revolution were not meant for Americans alone." -- U.S. President George W. Bush
"Are the lives of courageous young American volunteers... worth so little to our Congress that they would ignore our peril for perverse personal political profit?" -- Oliver North
"I do not condemn Clinton and other Democratic presidential candidates -- Chris Dodd, Joe Biden and John Edwards -- for voting for the war because I would have done the same. I fault them, though, for passing the blame to Bush as the guy who misled them. They all had sufficient knowledge to question the administration's arguments, and they did not do so." -- Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen
"There was one refreshing aspect to [Barack] Obama's announcement: It was nice to see a man call a press conference this week to announce something other than he was the father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby." -- Ann Coulter
"Al-Qaida released another video tape from their number-two man. This one had a shocking revelation: 'The great Satan will soon taste unspeakable suffering from our hands. Oh, and by the way, I am the father of Anna Nicole's baby.'" -- Jay Leno
"Too often environmental-policy discussions assume that the only way to advance environmental values is to create a government program or adopt new regulations. The potential for private initiative to conserve environmental treasures is overlooked. Yet where private action is viable, it is often superior to government efforts." -- Case Western Law Professor Jonathan Adler
"Was life better when a sheet of ice a mile thick covered Chicago? Was it worse when Greenland was so warm that Vikings farmed there?" -- George Will
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