The Blue State Conservative

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“Once a man has tasted freedom he will never be content to be a slave. That is why I believe that this frightfulness we see everywhere today is only temporary. Tomorrow will be better for as long as America keeps alive the ideals of freedom and a better life.”   Walt Disney   (posted 6/22/21)

“When things get bad enough, then something happens to correct the course.”   Dr. Jonas Salk   (posted 6/21/21)

 “Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, but there shall be none.”   Ezekiel 7:25   (posted 6/20/21)

“Dr. Tedros hums the Chinese national anthem in the shower. He loves President Xi Jinping like the devil loves sin. If President Xi told Dr. Tedros to join the Taliban, he would say, ‘Where’s the line?’”   Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA)   (posted 6/19/21)

“No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?”   George Orwell from Animal Farm posted 6/18/21)

“The Lord might be smilin’ on the sheeps, but they still end up as lamb chops.”   Archie Bunker   (posted 6/17/21)

“Our enemies are Medes and Persians, men who for centuries have lived soft and luxurious lives; we of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war.”   Alexander the Great   (posted 6/16/21)

“If I saw myself in clothes like that, I’d have to kick my own ass.”   Happy Gilmore   (posted 6/15/21)

“Yes, I’m a patriotic person. For these people who disgrace the American way and burn our flag, and do all of these things… I say, don’t ever and disgrace my country. Go live in the Middle East and see how you like it.”   Payne Stewart   (posted 6/14/21)

“Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth—in a word, to know himself—so that, by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about themselves.”   Saint Pope John Paul II   (posted 6/13/21)

“When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. I’m beginning to believe it.”   Clarence Darrow   (posted 6/12/21)

“There are persons who constantly clamor. They complain of oppression, speculation, and pernicious influence of wealth. They cry out loudly against all banks and corporations, and a means by which small capitalists become united in order to produce important and beneficial results. They carry on mad hostility against all established institutions. They would choke the fountain of industry and dry all streams.”   Daniel Webster   (posted 6/11/21)

“This would be a great world to dance in if we didn’t have to pay the fiddler.”   Will Rogers   (posted 6/10/21)

“Republicans buy sneakers too.”   Michael Jordan (posted 6/9/21)

“An international socialism is the stated ideal of most socialists; an international liberalism is the unstated tendency of the liberal. To neither system is it thinkable that men live, not by universal aspirations but by local attachments; not by a ‘solidarity’ that stretches across the globe from end to end, but by obligations that are understood in terms which separate men from most of their fellows.”   Roger Scruton   (posted 6/8/21)

“There’s a time in every man’s life… and I’ve had plenty of them.”   Casey Stengel   (posted 6/7/21)

“You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working ; and just so you learn to love God and man by loving. All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves.”   Saint Francis de Sales   (posted 6/6/21)

“Save the planet, we don’t even know how to take care of ourselves yet. We haven’t learned how to care for one another, and we’re gonna save the planet?… Besides, there is nothing wrong with the planet. The planet is fine. It’s the people who are [screwed].”   George Carlin   (posted 6/5/21)

“So, then, to every man his chance—to every man, regardless of his birth, his shining, golden opportunity—to every man the right to live, to work, to be himself, and to become whatever thing his manhood and his vision can combine to make him — this, seeker, is the promise of America.”   Thomas Wolfe   (posted 6/4/21)

“It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day… I was out choppin’ cotton, and my brother was balin’ hay… At dinner time we stopped and walked back to the house to eat… And mama hollered out the back door, y’all, remember to wipe your feet… And then she said, I got some news this mornin’ from Choctaw Ridge… Today, Billy Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge”   Bobbie Gentry from Ode to Billy Joe (posted 6/3/21)

“Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.”   Jack Benny   (posted 6/2/21)

“The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.”   Walt Whitman   (posted 6/1/21)

“We cannot dedicate — we cannot consecrate — we cannot hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.”   Abraham Lincoln   (posted 5/31/21)

“Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.” Saint Pope John Paul II   (posted 5/30/21)

“Get the hell off the beach in Asbury Park and get out! You’re done! It’s 4:30 PM, you’ve maximized your tan. Get off the beach. Get in your cars, and get out!”   Chris Christie   (posted 5/29/21)

“It began with the Socialist doctrine… Everything with them is ‘the influence of environment,’ and nothing else. Their favorite phrase! From which it follows that, if society is normally organized, all crime will cease at once, since there will be nothing to protest against and all men will become righteous in one instant.”   Fyodor Dostoyevsky from Crime and Punishment   (posted 5/28/21)

“No free government can stand without virtue in the people, and a lofty spirit of patriotism.”   Andrew Jackson   (posted 5/27/21)

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”   Albert Einstein   (posted 5/26/21)

“To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.”  Edgar Allen Poe   (posted 5/25/21)

“When you’re too mad and too rattled to see straight, you’re bound to make mistakes. You can’t go on and on for years being miserable about a situation and not have it change you.”   Lucille Ball   (posted 5/24/21)

“When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit.”   Acts 2:1-4   (posted 5/23/21)

“The truth is that the Democrat Party views us [black people] as low information voters. That’s why they give us Beyonce and Jay-Z.”   Candace Owens  (posted 5/22/21)

“Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine.”   Walter Cronkite   (posted 5/21/21)

“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.”   Abraham Lincoln   (posted 5/20/21)

“All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action.”   The Prophet Muhammad   (posted 5/19/21)

“You don’t get any medal for trying something, you get medals for results.”   Bill Parcells   (posted 5/18/21)

“Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon in the sense that it is and can be produced only by a more rapid increase in the quantity of money than in output.”   Milton Friedman   (posted 5/17/21)

“Make level paths for your feet, so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.”  Hebrews 12:13   (posted 5/16/21)

“I walk into the clubhouse today and it’s like walking into the Mayo Clinic. We have four doctors, three therapists and five trainers. Back when I broke in, we had one trainer who carried a bottle of rubbing alcohol, and by the 7th inning he’d already drunk it.”   Tommy Lasorda   (posted 5/15/21)

“There’s blood on the streets it’s up to my ankles, blood on the streets it’s up to my knees… Blood on the streets the town of Chicago, blood on the rise it’s following me”   Jim Morrison   Peace Frog, by The Doors   (posted 5/14/21)

“Liberals, it has been said, are generous with other peoples’ money, except when it comes to questions of national survival when they prefer to be generous with other people’s freedom and security.”   William F. Buckley   (posted 5/13/21)

“It is both foolish and wicked to teach the average man who is not well off that some wrong or injustice has been done him, and that he should hope for redress elsewhere than in his own industry, honesty and intelligence.”   Theodore Roosevelt   (posted 5/12/21)

“Democrats are running around like they found a hair in their biscuit.”   Louisiana Senator John Kennedy   (posted 5/11/21)

“When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.”   Mitch Albom   (posted 5/9/21)

“O Lord, deliver me from the man of excellent intention and impure heart: for the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.”   T.S. Eliot   (posted 5/8/21)

“The only real privilege in America is ‘American Privilege.’ Everybody in America has it… the privilege to make your own decisions and live the life you choose.”   Ben Shapiro   (posted 5/7/21)

“Those who see their lives as spoiled and wasted crave equality and fraternity more than they do freedom. If they clamor for freedom, it is but freedom to establish equality and uniformity.”   Eric Hoffer   (posted 5/6/21)

 “Now people, when I say that, look at me, and say, ‘What are you talking about Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend more money to keep from going bankrupt?’ The answer is yes, that’s what I’m telling you.”  Joe Biden   (posted 5/5/21)

“A garden, you know, is a very usual refuge of a disappointed politician. Accordingly, I have purchased a few acres about nine miles from town, have built a house, and am cultivating a garden.”   Alexander Hamilton   (posted 5/4/21)

“Luck is not chance, it’s toil; fortune’s expensive smile is earned.”   Emily Dickinson   (posted 5/3/21)

“I do not agree with a big way of doing things. What matters is the individual. If we wait till we get numbers, then we will be lost in the numbers.”   Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta   (posted 5/2/21)

“The essence of foreign policy, is deciding which son of a bitch to support. In 1941, Hitler or Stalin; in 1972, Brezhnev or Mao; in 1979, Somoza or Ortega. One has to choose. A blanket anti-son of a bitch policy, like a blanket anti-ethnic cleansing policy, is soothing, satisfying and empty. It is not a policy at all but righteous self-delusion.”   Charles Krauthammer   (posted 5/1/21)

“It is from weakness that people reach for dictators and concentrated government power. Only the strong can be free. And only the productive can be strong.”   Wendell Willkie   (posted 4/30/21)

“Equality of talents, of education, or of wealth cannot be produced by human institutions.”   Andrew Jackson   (posted 4/29/21)

“I look around this room and see a room full of senators, maybe one or two judges. A Conservative government will give jobs to people in other parties only after I’ve been prime minister for fifteen years and can’t find a single living, breathing Tory to appoint.”   Brian Mulroney   (posted 4/28/21)

“And I know this happens because I took economics, and I’d explain it to yea’ – but I flunked that course. Not my fault. They taught it at 8 o’clock in the morning. And there is absolutely nothing you can learn out of one bloodshot eye.”   Lewis Black   (posted 4/27/21)

“My name is Bill, and I’m a head case… They practice making up on my face… Yeah, I feel lucky if I get trousers to wear… Spend evenings taking hairpins from my hair… I’m a boy, I’m a boy, But my ma won’t admit it… I’m a boy, I’m a boy, But if I say I am I get it”   Pete Townsend   I’m A Boy, by The Who   (posted 4/26/21)

“Nothing can take the sting out of the world’s economic problems like watching millionaires presenting each other with golden statues.”   Billy Crystal   (posted 4/25/21)

“Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.” Saint Thomas Aquinas   (4/24/21)

“John [Lennon} made it very clear that if he were an American he would vote for [Ronald] Reagan because he was really sour on Jimmy Carter. He was a very different person in 1979 and 1980 than he’d been when he wrote ‘Imagine.’ By 1979 he looked back on [himself] and was embarrassed by that guy’s naiveté.”  Fred Seaman   (4/23/21)

“The very existence of flame-throwers proves that at some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves… ‘You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.’”   George Carlin   (posted 4/22/21)

“For it is said that humans are never satisfied, that you give them one thing and they want something more. And this is said in disparagement, whereas it is one of the greatest talents the species has and one that has made it superior to animals that are satisfied with what they have.”   John Steinbeck   (posted 4/21/21)

“Make no mistake about why these babies are here: they are here to replace us.”   Jerry Seinfeld   (posted 4/20/21)

“Immigration without assimilation is an invasion.”   Former Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, and the son of Indian immigrants   (posted 4/19/21)

“Music will always find its way to us, with or without business, politics, or any other BS attached. Music survives everything, and like God, it is always present. It needs no help, and suffers no hindrance.”   Eric Clapton   (posted 4/18/21)

“We come here with no peaceful intent, but ready for battle, determined to avenge our wrongs and set our country free. Let your masters come and attack us: we are ready to meet them beard to beard.”   William Wallace   (posted 4/17/21)

“We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.”   Ronald Reagan   (posted 4/16/21)

“If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street… If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat… If you get too cold, I’ll tax the heat… If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet.”   George Harrison   Taxman, by The Beatles   (posted 4/15/21)

“Hello, handsome! You’re a good looking fellow, do you know that? People laugh at you, people hate you, but why do they hate you? Because… they are JEALOUS!”  Dr. Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) from Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein   (posted 4/14/21)

“I can’t actually play any instrument properly. I can’t even read music. And here’s the New York Times calling me the new George Gershwin. It was so ridiculous, really embarrassing.”   Elvis Costello   (posted 4/13/21)

“The fact that every part of this ship was built by the low bidder.”   Alan Shepard, when asked what he thought about while inside the capsule of the Redstone rocket   (posted 4/12/21)

“People in Hollywood keep asking me why can’t I separate my acting career from being a catholic. Actually my faith helps me.”   Jim Caviezel   (posted 4/11/21)

“Somewhere in Communist Russia, I’ll bet there’s a little boy who has never known anything but censorship and oppression. But maybe he’s heard of America, and he dreams of living in this land of freedom and opportunity. Someday, I’d like to meet that little boy…and tell him the awful truth about this place!”   Calvin from Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson   (posted 4/10/21)

“Falsehood flies and truth comes limping after it, so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late.”   Jonathan Swift   (posted 4/9/21)

“I cannot be a communist now because I believe in only one thing: liberty. First, I would look after myself and do my work. Then I would care for my family. Then I would help my neighbor. But the state, I care nothing for. All the state has ever meant to me is unjust taxation. I believe in the absolute minimum of government.” Ernest Hemingway (posted 4/8/21)

“I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.”   Benjamin Franklin   (posted 4/7/21)

“I like my philosophy smothered in beauty and not the opposite.”   Wallace Stevens   (posted 4/6/21)

“You know the good old days weren’t always good, and tomorrow ain’t as bad as it seems.”   Billy Joel Keeping the Faith   (posted 4/5/21)

“As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. ‘Do not be alarmed,’ he said, ‘You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter.’”   Mark 16 5:7   (posted 4/4/21)

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”   Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King   (posted 4/3/21)

“And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?’ that is, ‘My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?’”   Matthew 27:46   (posted 4/2/21)

“The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.”   Mark Twain   (posted 4/1/21)

“The problem with practical jokes is that they very often get elected.”   Will Rogers   (posted 3/31/21)

“Pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing.”   Peyton Manning   (posted 3/30/21)

“A tax cut means higher family income and higher business profits and a balanced federal budget…. As the national income grows, the federal government will ultimately end up with more revenues. Prosperity is the real way to balance our budget.”   John F. Kennedy   (posted 3/29/21)

“They took branches of palm trees and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”   John 12:13   (posted 3/28/21)

“There are many other possibilities more enlightening than the struggle to become the local doctor’s most affluent ulcer case.”   Nelson Rockefeller   (posted 3/27/21)

“You have to remember that about seventy percent of the horses running don’t want to win. Horses are like people. Everybody doesn’t have the aggressiveness or ambition to knock himself out to become a success. “   Eddie Arcaro   (posted 3/26/21)

“Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.”   Adam Smith   (posted 3/25/21)

“The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.”   Friedrich Nietzsche   (posted 3/24/21)

“Pat Buchanan was fired by MSNBC for doing nothing more than voicing his rock-solid conservative thoughts on the otherwise failing network. The real message of the left is intolerance, zealotry, bigotry and hate. The left has no use for the First Amendment or the rest of the Constitution.”   Ted Nugent   (posted 3/23/21)

“Just because I don’t care doesn’t mean I’m not listening.”   Homer Simpson   (posted 3/22/21)

“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to swine. If you do, they may trample them under your feet, and turn and attack you.”   Mathew 7:6   (posted 3/21/21)

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party.'”   Robin Williams   (posted 3/20/21)

“God has opened many doors of opportunity throughout my lifetime, but I believe the greatest of those doors was allowing me to be born in the United States of America.”   Dr. Ben Carson   (posted 3/19/21)

“Now the wintertime is coming, the windows are filled with frost… I went to tell everybody, but I could not get across… Well, I wanna be your lover, baby, I don’t wanna be your boss!… Don’t say I never warned you, when your train gets lost”   Bob Dylan, It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry   For Governor Andrew Cuomo   (posted 3/18/21)

“In a vision of the night, I saw a man whose name was Victoricus coming as if from Ireland with innumerable letters, and he gave me one of them, and I read the beginning of the letter: ‘The Voice of the Irish.’”   Saint Patrick   (posted 3/17/21)

“When I came back to Dublin, I was court-martialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.”   Brendan Behan   (posted 3/16/21)

“Beware the Ides of March.”   Soothsayer, from Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare   (posted 3/15/21)

“Either communism must die or Christianity must die because it’s actually a battle between Christ and anti-Christ.”   Billy Graham   (posted 3/14/21)

“A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: ‘Duh.’”   Conan O’Brien   (posted 3/13/21)

“If you try and take a cat apart to see how it works, the first thing you have on your hands is a nonworking cat.”   Douglas Adams   (posted 3/12/21)

“Did they tear it out with talons of steel?… And give you a shot, so that you wouldn’t feel?… And washed it away as if it wasn’t real?… It’s just a mistake I won’t have to face… Don’t give it a name, don’t give it a place… Don’t give it a chance, it’s lucky in a way… The doctor gets nervous, completing the service, he’s all rubber gloves and no head… He fumbles the light switch, it’s just another minor hitch, wishes to God he was dead.”   Graham Parker You Can’t Be Too Strong   (posted 3/11/21)

“There are not enough Indians in the world to defeat the Seventh Cavalry.”   Gen. George Armstrong Custer   (posted 3/10/21)

“A hallucination is a fact, not an error; what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it.”   Bertrand Russell   (posted 3/09/21)

“Someone asked, ‘Hey, were you at the [game] without a mask?’ How the hell am I going to be able to drink a beer with a mask on?”   Gov. Ron DeSantis   (posted 3/8/21)

“When you sit down to dine with a ruler, consider carefully what is before you; and put a knife to your throat if you are a man of great appetite. Do not desire his delicacies, for it is deceptive food.”   Proverbs   23:1-3   (posted 3/7/21)

“Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable.”   G.K. Chesterton   (posted 3/6/21)

“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.”   Henry Ford   (posted 3/5/21)

“He’s listed as day to day, but, then again, aren’t we all?”   Dan Patrick   (posted 3/4/21)

“I wish I could say that my daily COVID presentations were well-choreographed, scripted, rehearsed, or reflected any of the talents that you advance. They didn’t. They offered only one thing, authentic truth and stability. But sometimes, that’s enough. When things are at their worst, that’s when you can see people at their best.”   Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo accepting his Emmy Award only four months ago   (posted 3/3/21)

“Wherever was found what was called a paternal government was found a state education. It had been discovered that the best way to insure implicit obedience was to commence tyranny in the nursery.“   Benjamin Disraeli   (posted 3/2/21)

“There’s no need to change anything that you’re doing on a day by day basis.”   Dr. Anthony Fauci, one year ago today (posted 3/1/21)

“So if you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech. You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg. So if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent, and… $&@! off, OK?”   Ricky Gervais at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards   (posted 2/28/21)

“When I want my men to remember something important, to really make it stick, I give it to them double dirty. It may not sound nice to some bunch of little old ladies at an afternoon tea party, but it helps my soldiers to remember.”   General George S. Patton   (posted 2/27/21)

“Of what use is freedom of speech to those who fear to offend?”   Roger Ebert   (posted 2/26/21)

“It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the Navy.”   Steve Jobs   (posted 2/25/21)

“We thought that he was going to be…  I shouldn’t say this at Christmastime, but… the next messiah.”   Barbara Walters regarding Barack Obama   (posted 2/24/21)

“If God didn’t intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?”   John Cleese   (posted 2/23/21)

“I am sure there never was a people, who had more reason to acknowledge a divine interposition in their affairs, than those of the United States.”   George Washington   (posted 2/22/21)

“About Jesus Christ and the Church, I simply know they’re just one thing, and we shouldn’t complicate the matter.”   Saint Joan of Arc   (posted 2/21/21)

“Back then ‘cruel and unusual punishment’ meant the rack and burning at the stake — both of those things that had been used in pre-Revolutionary America — but in more recent rulings it has been taken to mean the absence of cable television and denial of sex-change operations.”   Tom Clancy   (posted 2/20/21)

“President Reagan must be happy over how bad the weather’s been this winter, because it’s the one thing no one’s blaming on him. There’s nothing television news likes better than bad weather, and we sure get a lot of it in the United States.”   Andy Rooney   (posted 2/19/21)

“If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation.”   Rush Limbaugh, may you rest in Peace   (posted 2/18/21)

“Ash Wednesday is full of joy. The source of all sorrow is the illusion that of ourselves we are anything but dust.”   Thomas Merton   (posted 2/17/21)

“It has been said that a Scotchman has not seen Scotland until he has seen Edinburgh; and I think that I may say that an American has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi Gras in New Orleans.”   Mark Twain   (posted 2/16/21)

“There’s one reason why [Presidents’ Day] is a holiday. It had nothing to do with our country deciding that we wanted to show reverence for our presidents, Lincoln, Washington, or all of them; nothing to do with that. The ski industry wanted a three-day weekend.” Rush Limbaugh   (posted 2/15/21)

“Oh here’s an idea: let’s make pictures of our internal organs and give them to other people we love on Valentine’s Day. That’s not weird at all.”   Jimmy Fallon   (posted 2/14/21)

“Where I stand doesn’t depend on where I’m standing.”   Fred Thompson   (posted 2/13/21)

“He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas better than any man I ever met.”   Abraham Lincoln   (posted 2/12/21)

“Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”   George Orwell from the novel 1984   (posted 2/11/21)

“America’s political system used to be about the pursuit of happiness. Now, more and more of us want to stop chasing it and have it delivered.”   Jonah Goldberg   (posted 2/10/21)

“When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.” Confucius   (posted 2/9/21)

“If the NBA was on channel 5 and a bunch of frogs making love was on channel 4, I’d watch the frogs even if they were coming in fuzzy.”   Bobby Knight   (posted 2/8/21)

“Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save. When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing. Blessed are those whose help is God.”   Psalms 146:3-5   (posted 2/7/21)

“Ali told me in the ring, ‘You can’t beat me – I’m your Lord.’ I just told him, ‘Lord, you’re in the wrong place tonight.’”   Joe Frazier   (posted 2/6/21)

“Suspicion is a virtue as long as its object is the public good, and as long as it stays within proper bounds. … Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel.”   Patrick Henry   (posted 2/5/21)

“Kid, I’ll give you a little bit of advice. Don’t believe anything they write about you, good or bad.”   Babe Ruth to Red Grange   (posted 2/4/21)

“During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet.”   Al Gore   (posted 2/3/21)

“It’s the same thing every day… Clean up your room, stand up straight, pick up your feet, take it like a man, be nice to your sister, don’t mix beer and wine ever… Oh yeah, and don’t drive on the railroad tracks.”   Phil Connors (Bill Murray) from the movie Groundhog Day   (posted 2/2/21)

“None. I don’t drink and fly.”   Chuck Yeager, responding to a question about how many UFOs he had seen   (posted 2/1/2021)

“Give unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give unto God what belongs to God.”   Mark   12:17   (posted 1/31/21)

“The older I get, the less I try to tiptoe around people’s feelings. You either like me or you don’t, simple as that.”   Clint Eastwood   (posted 1/30/31)

“Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.”    Thomas Paine   (posted 1/29/21)

“Success isn’t permanent, and failure isn’t fatal.”   Mike Ditka   (posted 1/28/21)

“It was 106 [degrees] in the valley today… I was sweating like Dan Rather checking for forged documents.”   Jay Leno   (posted 1/27/21)

“In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.”   Voltaire   (posted 1/26/21)

“The students and even the Director himself rose automatically to the tips of their toes. They were Alphas, of course, but even Alphas have been well conditioned.”   Alduous Huxley from Brave New World   (posted 1/25/21)

“Heathenism is a state of mind. You can take it that I’m referring to one who does not see his world. He has no mental light. He destroys almost unwittingly. He cannot feel any of God’s presence in his life.”   David Bowie   (posted 1/24/21)

“Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.”   Nikita Khrushchev (posted 1/23/21)

“Why is it claimed that if people can’t or won’t take care of their own needs, that people in government can do it for them?”   Ron Paul   (posted 1/22/21)

“We are not educated well enough to perform the necessary act of intelligently selecting our leaders.”   Walter Cronkite   (posted 1/21/21)

“We should make sure that in we have no one going to jail for a, uh, a, drug offense… they go directly, mandatory, prison.”   Joe Biden   (posted 1/20/21)

“I became an optimist when I discovered that I wasn’t going to win any more games by being anything else.”   Earl Weaver   (posted 1/19/21)

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”   Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   (posted 1/18/21)

“Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning— lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake.” Mark 13:35-36   (published 1/17/21)

“It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.”   Ronald Reagan   (posted 1/16/21)

“Let me tell you the truth. The truth is what is, and what should be is a fantasy; a terrible, terrible lie that someone gave to the people long ago.”   Lenny Bruce   (posted 1/15/21)

“If you turn off the news and just talk to your neighbors, you’ll find that our great country is far more harmonious than you’re being told.”   Rob Schneider   (posted 1/14/21)

“People who live in the past generally are afraid to compete in the present. I’ve got my faults, but living in the past isn’t one of them. There’s no future in it.”  Sparky Anderson   (posted 1/13/21)

“Don’t speak too soon, for the wheel’s still in spin.. and there’s no tellin’ who that it’s namin’.. For the loser now will be later to win… oh the times they are a-changin’” Bob Dylan The Times They Are A Changin’   (posted 1/12/21)

“[W]hy are there no Martin Luther Kings around today? I think one reason is that there are no black leaders willing to resist the seductions of racial power, or to make the sacrifices moral power requires. King understood that racial power subverts moral power, and he pushed the principles of fairness and equality rather than black power.”   Shelby Steele   (posted 1/11/21)

“As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. Reaching into his bag he took out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground.“ 1 Samuel 17:48-49 (posted 1/10/21)

“The proof of a theory is in its reasoning, not in its sponsorship.” Ludwig von Mises (posted 1/9/21)

“Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionaries and rebels—men and women who dared to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.”   Dwight D. Eisenhower   (posted 1/8/21)

“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. And beer.” Abraham Lincoln (posted 1/7/21)

“Anyone who isn’t confused doesn’t really understand the situation.” Edward R. Murrow (posted 1/6/21)

“Since you have chosen to elect a man with a timber toe to succeed me, you may all go to hell and I will go to Texas.” Davy Crockett (posted 1/5/21)

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.”   Groucho Marx   (posted 1/4/21)

”When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth. And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him.” Luke 2:39-40  (posted 1/3/21)

“There are far better things ahead than we leave behind.”   C.S. Lewis   (posted 1/2/21)

“It’s New Year’s Day. Now is the accepted time to make your regular, annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.”   Mark Twain   (posted 1/1/21)

“Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.”   Bill Vaughn   (posted 12/31/20)

“New Year’s Resolution: to tolerate fools more gladly, provided this doesn’t encourage them to take up more of my time.”   James Agate   (posted 12/30/20)

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.”  William Shakespeare (posted 12/29/20)

“You know how I always dread the whole year? Well this time, I’m only going to dread one day at a time.”   Charlie Brown   (posted 12/28/20)

“Christmas is forever, not just one day. It’s for loving, for sharing, for giving… not to be put away like bells and lights and tinsel. The good you do for others is the good you do for yourself.” Norman Wesley Brooks (posted 12/27/20)

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me.”   Ebenezer Scrooge, from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol   (posted 12/26/20)

“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; You shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.”   Luke 2:10-12   (posted 12/25/20)

“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” Andy Rooney   (posted 12/24/20)

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring and close-knit family in another city.” George Burns (posted 12/23/20)

“If ‘ifs’ were gifts, every day would be Christmas.”   Charles Barkley   (posted 12/22/20)

“I love the freedoms we got in this country, I appreciate your freedom to burn your flag if you want to, but I really appreciate my right to bear arms so I can shoot you if you try to burn mine.” Johnny Cash (posted 12/21/20)

 “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel.”   Matthew 1:23   (posted 12/20/20)

“Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. I was the first man to piss his pants on the moon.”   Buzz Aldrin   (posted 12/19/20)

“If O.J. wasn’t famous, he’d be in jail right now. If O.J. drove a bus, he wouldn’t even be O.J. He’d be Orenthal the Bus Driving Murderer.” Chris Rock (posted 12/18/20)

“Leftists may still dominate mainstream media. But their unconcealed hatred of Trump and the one-sided character of their coverage has cost them much of the credibility they had half a century ago. The media are seen as militant partisans masquerading as journalists.” Pat Buchanan (posted 12/17/20)

“It is easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled.”   Mark Twain   (posted 12/16/20)

“Who else but that oracle of American liberalism, the New York Times, could run the puzzled headline: ‘Crime Keeps On Falling, but Prisons Keep On Filling.’ But? How about this wild theory: If you lock up the criminals, crime declines.” Charles Krauthammer (posted 12/15/20)

“Every socialistic type of government… produces bad art, produces social inertia, produces really unhappy people, and it’s more repressive than any other kind of government.”   Frank Zappa   (posted 12/14/20)

“You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.”   John 8:32   (posted 12/13/20)

“I’ll tell you why — because, in the unlikely event that we’re both on the Titanic and it starts to sink, for some reason you get to leave with the kids and I have to stay — that’s why I get the dollar more an hour.” Bill Burr (posted 12/12/20)

“It’s a wonderful feeling to be a conservative these days. When I ran for President 17 years ago I was told I was behind the times. Now everybody tells me I was ahead of my time. All I can say is that time certainly is an elusive companion.” Barry Goldwater (posted 12/11/20)

“If the presidency is the head of the American body politic, Congress is its gastrointestinal tract.“ Jon Stewart (posted 12/10/20)

“President [Obama] already has a Nobel Prize for Peace… I think he’s now shooting for one for Fiction.”   Trey Gowdy   (posted 12/9/20)

“He that would seriously set upon the search of truth, ought in the first place to prepare his mind with a love of it. For he that loves it not, will not take much pains to get it; nor be much concerned when he misses it.”   John Locke   (posted 12/8/20)

“I wish I was ethnic, I’m nothing. Because if you’re Hispanic and you get angry, people are like, ‘He’s got a Latin temper!’ If you’re a white guy and you get angry, people are like, ‘That guy’s a jerk.’” Jim Gaffigan (posted 12/7/20)

“Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.” Romans 13:1 (posted 12/6/20)

“An intellectual may be defined as a man who speaks with general authority about a subject on which he has no particular competence.” Irving Kristol (posted 12/5/20)

“When one of you sees someone who has been given more bounty in respect of wealth or physical strength, he should then look at someone who has less than him.” The Prophet Muhammad (posted 12/4/20)

 “He’s trying to get the stupid single women voter, which is the Democrat Party base.” Ann Coulter (posted 12/3/20)

“Vegetarian – that’s an old Indian word meaning ‘lousy hunter.’” Andy Rooney (posted 12/2/20)

“You can’t be on the defensive all the time. Be on the offensive, like me. I’m the most offensive person in the world.” George Jefferson (posted 12/1/20)

“Three things can ruin a man: power, money and women. I never wanted power, I never had any money, and the only woman in my life is up at the house right now.” Harry S. Truman (posted 11/30/20)

“To scorn the dictate of reason is to scorn the commandment of God.” St. Thomas Aquinas (posted 11/29/20)

“The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.” Ayn Rand (posted 11/28/20)

“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.” Erma Bombeck (posted 11/27/20)

“Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often.” Johnny Carson (posted 11/26/20)

“A recent police study found that you’re much more likely to get shot by a fat cop if you run.” Dennis Miller (posted 11/25/20)

“I think I’m so educated and I’m so civilized, ‘cause I’m a strict vegetarian… But with the over-population, and inflation, and starvation, and the crazy politicians… I don’t feel safe in this world no more… I don’t want to die in a nuclear war… I want to sail away to a distant shore”   Ray Davies   Apeman, by The Kinks (posted 11/24/20)

“If  Trump walked on water, they’d say he couldn’t swim. I think liberal fatigue is sweeping the nation. Nobody in his or her right mind cares what these fools say anymore.” James Woods (posted 11/23/20)

“Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.”  Ephesians 4:25 (posted 11/22/20)

“It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.” Edmund Burke (posted 11/21/20)

“How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.” Abraham Lincoln (posted 11/20/20)

“You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my ex-wives. Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.” Lee Trevino (posted 11/19/20)

“Oh, these actors who ask, ‘What’s my motivation?’ all the time. Who cares? I’ll tell you what your motivation is: it’s the only thing you can do, and you’re getting paid to do it, so shut the hell up!” Ricky Gervais (posted 11/18/20)

“To those of you who received honors, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States.” Bob Dole (posted 11/17/20)

“I haven’t trusted polls since I read that 62% of women had affairs during their lunch hour. I’ve never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex.” Erma Bombeck   (posted 11/16/20)

“Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.” Saint Augustine (posted 11/15/20)

“How many watched the President’s speech last night? How many watched American Idol? Okay, there you go! You get the government you deserve.” Jay Leno (posted 11/14/20)

“After eight years as President, I have only two regrets: that I have not shot Henry Clay or hanged John C. Calhoun.” Andrew Jackson (posted 11/13/20)

“First you forget names; then you forget faces; then you forget to zip your fly; and then you forget to unzip your fly.” Branch Rickey (posted 11/12/20)

“[Saddam Hussein] is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general. Other than that, he’s a great military man.” General Norman Schwarzkopf (posted 11/11/20)

“I do not think we should have pushed for an election in the Palestinian territories. I think that was a big mistake. And if we were going to push for an election, then we should have made sure that we did something to determine who was going to win.” Hillary Clinton (posted 11/10/20)

“I can be President of the United States, or I can control [my daughter] Alice. I cannot possibly do both.” Theodore Roosevelt (posted 11/9/20)

“I’ve read the last page of the Bible. It’s all going to turn out all right.” Billy Graham (posted 11/8/20)

“In my lifetime, we’ve gone from Eisenhower to George W. Bush. We’ve gone from John F. Kennedy to Al Gore. If this is evolution, I believe that in twelve years, we’ll be voting for plants.”   Lewis Black   (posted 11/7/20)

“The streets are safe in Philadelphia. It’s only the people who make them unsafe.”   Frank Rizzo, former Philadelphia Police Commissioner   (posted 11/6/2020)

“Here is tragedy—and here is America. For the curse of the country, as well of all democracies, is precisely the fact that it treats its best men as enemies.” H.L. Mencken (posted 11/5/20)

“It’s like déjà vu all over again.” Yogi Berra (posted 11/4/20)

“Because, we cannot reelect… we cannot win this reelection… um, excuse me… we can only reelect Donald Trump!” Joe Biden (posted 11/3/20)

“I spent five and a half years in [a Vietnam] prison. The worst part was coming home and finding out Green Acres had been cancelled. What the hell was I fighting for?” John McCain (posted 11/2/20)

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” Isaiah 5:20 (posted 11/1/20)

“On Halloween, the other parents sent their kids out looking like me.”   Rodney Dangerfield   (posted 10/31/20)

“Half-wracked prejudice leaped forth, ‘rip down all hate,’ I screamed;   Lies that life is black and white spoke from my skull, I dreamed;   Romantic facts of musketeers foundationed deep, somehow;   Ah, but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now. ”   Bob Dylan , My Back Pages   (posted 10/30/20)

“Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.” Thomas Sowell (posted 10/29/20)

“Watching the press handle Joe Biden is like watching someone make sure a 3-year old wins Candyland.”   Nikki Haley   (posted 10/28/20)

“Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that who cares?… He’s a mile away and you’ve got his shoes.” Billy Connolly (posted 10/27/20)

“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” Albert Einstein (posted 10/26/20)

“God assumed from the beginning that many in the world would view Christians as fools, and He has not been disappointed. If I have brought any message here today, it is this: Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world.” Antonin Scalia (posted 10/25/20)

“Before I refuse to take any of your questions, I have an opening statement.”   Ronald Reagan   (posted 10/24/20)

“And some sad news… the first lesbian couple to legally get married in the state of Massachusetts has split up. They cited irreconcilable similarities.” Jay Leno (posted 10/23/20)

“Only women can give birth. Only women can menstruate. Only women can have miscarriages. Only Marxist psychopaths believe any of these statements are ‘hateful.’” Candace Owens (posted 10/22/20)

“If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?” Scott Adams (posted 10/21/20)

“If we didn’t have such a thing as an airplane today, we would probably create something the size of NASA to make one.” Ross Perot (posted 10/20/20)

“Geese are but Geese tho’ we may think ’em Swans; and Truth will be Truth tho’ it sometimes prove mortifying and distasteful.” Benjamin Franklin (posted 10/19/20)

“I remain just one thing, and one thing only — and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.” Charlie Chaplin (posted 10/18/20)

“I don’t deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don’t deserve that either.” Jack Benny (posted 10/17/20)

“The greatest threat to a robust, autonomous civil society is the ever-growing Leviathan state and those like Obama who see it as the ultimate expression of the collective. Obama compounds the fallacy by declaring the state to be the font of entrepreneurial success. How so? It created the infrastructure – roads, bridges, schools, Internet – off which we all thrive. Absurd. We don’t credit the Swiss postal service with the Special Theory of Relativity because it transmitted Einstein’s manuscript to the Annalen der Physik.” Charles Krauthammer (posted 10/16/20)

“If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be.” Yogi Berra (10/15/20)

“If something happened along the route and you had to leave your children with Bob Dole or Bill Clinton, I think you would probably leave them with Bob Dole.” Bob Dole (posted 10/14/20)

“I get satisfaction of three kinds. One is creating something, one is being paid for it, and one is the feeling that I haven’t just been sitting on my ass all afternoon.” William F. Buckley (posted 10/13/20)

“I certify to Your Highnesses that in the world I believe that there are no better people nor better land. They love their neighbors as themselves, and have a speech that is sweetest in the world, and mild and always laughing.” Christopher Columbus (posted 10/12/20)

“What do you get when you cross an insomniac, an agnostic, and a dyslexic? Someone who stays up all night wondering if there is a Dog.” Groucho Marx (posted 10/11/20)

“I’ve had quite a few complaints lately from people who like it when I complain about things. They say I haven’t complained about anything lately. So tonight, for you complaint fans, I have a complaint.” Andy Rooney (posted 10/10/20)

“Maybe [President Obama] would take ISIS seriously if he discovered they didn’t recycle.” Mike Huckabee (posted 10/9/20)

“I got arrested for inciting a peaceful riot… when all I wanted was a cup o’ tea.” Rod Stewart, Every Picture Tells a Story (posted 10/8/20)

“Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be President, and anyone who doesn’t grow up can be Vice-President.”   Johnny Carson (posted 10/7/20)

“I don’t like country music, but I don’t mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means ‘put down’.” Bob Newhart (posted 10/6/20)

“Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.” Abraham, Genesis 13:8 (posted 10/5/20)

“To my knowledge, no one has ever burned a flag at a trade school. I wonder why that is…” Mike Rowe (posted 10/4/20)

“Mrs. O’Leary’s cow is sorry, but Cleveland burned anyway.” Archie Bunker (posted 10/3/20)

“Reaganomics – You start a business in your parents’ garage. Obamanomics – You move into your parents’ garage.” Ted Cruz (posted 10/2/20)

“Telling us what to think has evolved into telling us what to say, so telling us what to do can’t be far behind.” Charlton Heston (posted 10/1/20)

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