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“Raise your glass to the hard-working people… Let’s drink to the uncounted heads… Let’s think of the wavering millions… Who need leading but get gamblers instead.”   Mick Jagger from the song Salt of the Earth by the Rolling Stones   (posted 9/5/22)

“Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.”   Ephesians 4:28   (posted 9/4/22)

“Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference.”   Lou Holtz   (posted 9/3/22)

“Be of one mind and one faith, that you may conquer your enemies and lead long and happy lives.”   Genghis Kahn   (posted 9/2/22)

“But now in September the garden has cooled, and with it my possessiveness. The sun warms my back instead of beating on my head … The harvest has dwindled, and I have grown apart from the intense midsummer relationship that brought it on.”   Robert Finch   (posted 9/1/22)

“We don’t have inflation because the people are living to well, we have inflation because the government is living too well.”   Ronald Reagan   (posted 8/31/22)

“We are in the golden age of music. There will be a time when technology becomes so advanced that we’ll rely on [it] to make music rather than raw talent. Music will lose its soul.”   Freddie Mercury   (posted 8/30/22)

“Number one: I have the constitutional ability to bring a lawsuit to protect the constitutional rights of the people of Michigan. So, I brought a lawsuit on behalf of menstruating people.“   Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer discussing access to abortion   (posted 8/29/22)

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”   Isaiah 41:10   (posted 8/28/22)

“Thank goodness for all the things you are not!… Thank goodness you’re not something someone forgot… and left all alone in some punkerish place… like a rusty tin coat hanger hanging in space.”   Dr. Seuss from Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?   (posted 8/27/22)

“Fear? What has a man to do with fear? Chance rules our lives, and the future is all unknown. Best live as we may, from day to day.”   Sophocles   (posted 8/26/22)

“This is the press, an irresponsible press. It will make the criminal look like he’s the victim and make the victim look like he’s the criminal. If you aren’t careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”   Malcolm X   (posted 8/25/22)

“Greetings, conversationalists across the fruited plain, this is Rush Limbaugh, the most dangerous man in America, with the largest hypothalamus in North America, serving humanity simply by opening my mouth, destined for my own wing in the Museum of Broadcasting, executing everything I do flawlessly with zero mistakes, doing this show with half my brain tied behind my back just to make it fair because I have talent on loan from… God.”   Rush Limbaugh   (posted 8/24/22)

“The beauty of being a Catholic is, this is not the last time I will ever see my mother, we will be together again, there’s just this period where she’s not here, and so it’s not the most desperate feeling. It’s pretty bad, but it’s not the worst.”   Patricia Heaton   (posted 8/23/22)

“Everyone you meet always asks if you have a career, are married, or own a house. As if life was some kind of grocery list. But no one ever asks if you are happy.”   Heath Ledger   (posted 8/22/22)

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.”   Proverbs 17:17   (posted 8/21/22)

“Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.”   Albert Einstein   (posted 8/20/22)

“The problem is that the oil is in Louisiana, and Texas, and Oklahoma, and North Dakota, and Alaska, and in many other states… but the dipsticks are in Washington, D.C.”   Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA)   posted 8/19/22)

“I do therefore recommend the third Thursday in August next, as a convenient day to be set apart for the devout purposes of rendering to the Sovereign of the Universe and the Benefactor of mankind, the public homage due to His holy attributes; of acknowledging the transgressions which might justly provoke the manifestations of His divine displeasures.”   James Monroe   (8/18/22)

“As I went down to Galway Town, to seek for recreation… On the 17th of August, me mind being elevated… There were passengers assembled, with their tickets at the station… And me eyes began to dazzle, and they off to see the races.”   The Dubliners, from the song The Galway Races   (posted 8/17/22)

“As the knowledge of nature tends to enlarge the human mind, and give us more noble, more grand, and exalted ideas of the Author of nature, and if well pursu’d, seldom fails producing something useful to man.”   Ebenezer Kinnersley   (posted 8/16/22)

“It was fitting that she [Mary], who had kept her virginity in childbirth, should keep her own body free from all corruption even after death. It was fitting that she, who had carried the Creator as a child at her breast, should dwell in the divine tabernacles. It was fitting that God’s Mother should possess what belongs to her Son and that she should be honored by every creature as the Mother and the Handmaid of God.”   Saint John Damascene   (posted 8/15/22)

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.”  1 Corinthians 13:4   (posted 8/14/22)

“What ya do in the privates of your own room is your own privates.”   Archie Bunker   (posted 8/13/22)

“The dignity of history consists in reciting events with truth and accuracy, and in presenting human agents and their actions in an interesting and instructive form. The first element in history, therefore, is truthfulness; and this truthfulness must be displayed in a concrete form.”   Daniel Webster   (posted 8/12/22)

“And tomorrow, we might not be together… I’m no prophet, Lord, I don’t know nature’s ways… So, I’ll try, to see into your eyes right now… And stay right here, ’cause these are the good old days.”    Carly Simon from the song Anticipation   (posted 8/11/22)

“[The] DOJ must immediately explain the reason for its raid & it must be more than a search for inconsequential archives or it will be viewed as a political tactic and undermine any future credible investigation & legitimacy of January 6 investigations.”   Andrew Cuomo regarding Monday night’s raid on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence   (posted 8/10/22)

“I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is completed is abhorrent to every instinct in my body. But as President, I must put the interest of America first. America needs a full-time President and a full-time Congress, particularly at this time with the problems we face at home and abroad. To continue to fight through the months ahead for my personal vindication would almost totally absorb the time and attention of both the President and the Congress in a period when our entire focus should be on the great issues of peace abroad and prosperity without inflation at home. Therefore, I shall resign the Presidency effective at noon tomorrow.”   Richard M. Nixon   (posted 8/9/22)

“If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron.”   Lee Trevino   (posted 8/8/22)

“I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.”   1 Corinthians 1:10   (posted 8/7/22)

“Just take a simple thing like the word ‘alter.’ ‘Alter’ and ‘change’ are supposed to mean the same thing. You can alter your plans and change your plans, and you’ve done the same thing. But if you alter your pants and change your pants… well.”   George Carlin   (posted 8/6/22)

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief, deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.”   Washington Irving   (posted 8/5/22)

“If you’re not catching flak, you’re not over the target.”   Unknown   (posted 8/4/22)

“You know, friends, so many people have wished me congratulations on a 67-year career in baseball, and they’ve wished me a wonderful retirement with my family, and now, all I can do is tell you what I wish for you. May God give you, for every storm, a rainbow; for every tear, a smile; for every care, a promise; and a blessing in each trial.”   Vin Scully, may he rest in peace   (8/3/22)

“My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between times, I occupy myself as best I can.”   Cary Grant   (posted 8/2/22)

“They say that patriotism is the last refuge, to which a scoundrel clings… Steal a little and they throw you in jail, steal a lot and they make you king… There’s only one step down from here, it’s called the land of permanent bliss… What’s a sweetheart like you, doing in a dump like this?”   Bob Dylan from the song Sweetheart   (posted 8/1/22)

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”   John 15:13   (posted 7/31/22)

“I joined this party because I believe in freedom. We are the only party believing that if you give people freedom and responsibility, they will grow stronger, and society will grow stronger.”  David Cameron   (posted 7/30/22)

“He’s a two-faced, cutthroat, dirt-dumb, chickenshit, slimy little bastard… with a bright future in politics.”   John Grisham from the novel The Confession   (posted 7/29/22)

“I’m the Democratic Party. This is a blue dress, I’m seated in a brown chair, the carpet is red, the people are giggling, my pronouns are hee/haw, the recession isn’t real if I close my eyes, and in November we will lose control of both houses of Congress in aF#cking landslide.”   Rob Schneider on Vice-President Kamala Harris’ now-famous ‘blue suit’ introduction on Tuesday    (posted 7/28/22)

“Everything which is not forbidden is compulsory.”   T.H. White from the novel The Once and Future King   (posted 7/27/22)

“Nothin’ matters but the weekend… from a Tuesday point of view… Like a kettle in the kitchen… I feel the steam begin to brew… Switchin’ to glide.”   The Kings, from the song Switchin’ to Glide   (posted 7/26/22)

“President Biden gave Americans three $600 stimulus checks, and then, for his next trick, he crashed their 401Ks and increased their gasoline bills by $800, their food bills by $3,000, and their rent by $2,000 a month. And that’s why most Americans, at least on the economy, would, right now, not trust the Biden Administration to properly open a PayPal. Its economic illiteracy is astounding.”   Sen John Kennedy (R-LA)   (posted 7/25/22)

“And so, we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”   1 John 4:16   (posted 7/24/22)

“I hate white people. All of them. Every last iota of a cracker. … What the hell is wrong with you black man? You at a doomsday with a white girl on your damn arm. We keep begging white people for freedom! No wonder we are not free! Your enemy cannot make you free, fool! You want freedom? You going to have to kill some crackers! You going to have to kill some of their babies!”   Malik Shabazz, former Chairman for the New Black Panther Party   (posted 7/23/24)

“When you’re born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front row seat.”   George Carlin   (posted 7/22/22)

“On a hot summer night, would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?… Will he offer me his mouth?… Yes… Will he offer me his teeth?… Yes… Will he offer me his jaws?… Yes… Will he offer me his hunger?… Yes… Again, will he offer me his hunger?… Yes… And will he starve without me?… Yes… And does he love me?… Yes… Yes… On a hot summer night, would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?… Yes…………………..… I bet you to say that to all the boys”   Meatloaf, from the song You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth   (posted 7/21/22)

“Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind.”   Neil Armstrong   (posted 7/20/22)

“The destructive work of totalitarian machinery, whether or not this word is used, is usually supported by a special kind of primitive social philosophy. It proclaims not only that the common good of ‘society’ has priority over the interests of individuals, but that the very existence of individuals as persons is reducible to the existence of the social ‘whole.’”   Leszek Kolakowski   (posted 7/19/22)

“This is only a foretaste of what is to come, and only the shadow of what is going to be. We have to have some experience with the machine before we really know its capabilities.”   Alan Turing, pioneer of the computer   (posted 7/18/22)

“Lord, make me an Instrument of Thy Peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon.”   Saint Francis of Assisi   (posted 7/17/22)

“Your pictures would have been finished a long time ago if I were not forced every day to do something to earn money.”   Edgar Degas   (posted 7/16/22)

“In the information age, you don’t teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today, he’d have a talk show.”   Timothy Leary   (posted 7/15/22)

“France has been struck on the day of her national holiday – the 14th of July, Bastille Day – the symbol of liberty, because human rights are denied by fanatics, and France is clearly their target.”   Francois Hollande   (posted 7/14/22)

“Raul helped build this organization with the understanding that the diversity of this community, as distinct as the bodegas of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami, and as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio, is your strength.”   First Lady Jill Biden (posted 7/13/22)

“Hollywood dishes out too much praise for small things. I won’t let it get to me, but too much praise can turn a fellow’s head if he doesn’t watch his step.”   James Stewart   (posted 7/12/22)

“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy… Fish are jumpin’, and the cotton is high… Oh, your daddy’s rich, and your ma’ is good lookin’… So hush little baby, don’t you cry.” George and Ira Gershwin, from the song Summertime   (posted 7/11/22)

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress;’ My God, in Him I will trust.”   Psalms 91:1-2   (posted 7/10/22)

“They finally rest in the warm embrace of the gracious Creator of us all. A healing embrace that cools their fevers, that clears their skin, and allows their eyes to see the simple, self-evident, common-sense truth that is made manifest by the benevolent Creator of us all and was written down on paper by wise men, tolerant men, in the city of Philadelphia two hundred years ago.”   Tom Hanks as Andrew Beckett from the movie Philadelphia   (posted 7/9/22)

“Caesar had his Brutus, Charles the First his Cromwell; and George the Third [‘Treason!’ cried the Speaker] may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it.”   Patrick Henry   (posted 7/8/22)

“I just… to be perfectly honest… wish one of them would have the balls to say, ‘I’m doing this for the money.’”   Justin Thomas on players who have defected to LIV Golf   (posted 7/7/22)

“We have to take this stuff seriously, as seriously as you are because you have been forced to take this seriously. The whole nation should understand and have a level of empathy.”   Vice-President Kamala Harris, yesterday while offering comments on Highland Park shooting   (posted 7/6/22)

“You will think me transported with enthusiasm, but I am not. I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure, that it will cost us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these states. Yet through all the gloom I can see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is more than worth all the means.”   John Adams   (posted 7/5/22)

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”   The Declaration of Independence (posted 7/4/22)

“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.”   Thomas Jefferson   (posted 7/3/22)

“Soldiers of the American Revolution fought that 18th-century war with heavy muskets. In the early 20th century, we kids fought it every Fourth of July not only with exploding powder and shimmering flares, but with all of our senses.”   Paul Engle   (posted 7/2/22)

“I have lived pain, and my life can tell: I only deepen the wound of the world when I neglect to give thanks the heavy perfume of wild roses in early July and the song of crickets on summer humid nights…”   Ann Voskamp   (posted 7/1/22)

“That, precisely, is the deadliness of second-handers. They have no concern for facts, ideas, work. They’re concerned only with people. They don’t ask: ‘Is this true?’ They ask: ‘Is this what others think is true?’ Not to judge, but to repeat. Not to do, but to give the impression of doing. Not creation, but show. Not ability, but friendship. Not merit, but pull.”   Ayn Rand from The Fountainhead   (posted 6/30/22)

“The menace of communism in this country will remain a menace until the American people make themselves aware of the techniques of communism. No one who truly understands what it really is can be taken in by it. Yet the individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.”   J. Edgar Hoover   (posted 6/29/22)

“Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.”   James Madison   (posted 6/28/22)

“I turned 60 this year, and people around that age make a bucket list. I made a bucket list and turned the “B” into an “F” and was done with it. If you want to kite surf down the Amazon, go ahead. I’m going to crack open a beer and watch a ballgame. When I would think of retirement, all I would think of is going to a baseball game every day.”   Jerry Seinfeld   (posted 6/27/22)

“A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.”   Proverbs 16:9   (posted 6/26/22)

“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division. It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”  Supreme Court Justice Samuel in the majority opinion for the landmark case Dobbs V. Jackson   (posted 6/25/22)

“The polls are just being used as another tool of voter suppression. The polls are an attempt to not reflect public opinion, but to shape it. Yours. They want to depress the heck out of you.”   Rush Limbaugh   (posted 6/24/22)

“Michael ‘Squints’ Palledorous walked a little taller that day. And we had to tip our hats to him. He was lucky she hadn’t beaten the crap out of him. We wouldn’t have blamed her. What he’d done was sneaky, rotten, and low… and cool. Not another one among us would have ever in a million years, even for a million dollars, have the guts to put the moves on the lifeguard. He did. He had kissed a woman. And he had kissed her long and good.”   David Mickey Evans narrating as the character Scotty Smalls in the movie The Sandlot   (posted 6/23/22)

“The president has been very clear in making sure that he does everything that he can to elevate… to alleviate the pain that American families are feeling when it comes to gas prices.”   Karine Jean-Pierre, White House Press Secretary   (posted 6/22/22)

“And it’s you and me in the summertime… We’ll be hand in hand down in the park… With a squeeze and a sigh and that twinkle in your eye… And all the sunshine banishes the dark.”   Harriet Wheeler from the song Summertime by The Sundays   (posted 6/21/22) 

“Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.”   Rene Descartes   (posted 6/20/22)

“Anyone who tells you that fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they’re understating it.”   Mike Myers   (posted 6/19/22)

“I remember how rough your hand felt on mine… On my wedding day… And the tears cried on my shoulder… I couldn’t turn away… Well so much has happened to me… That I don’t understand… All I can think of is being five years old… Following behind you at the beach… Tracing your footprints in the sand… Trying to walk like a man.”   Bruce Springsteen from the song Walk Like A Man   (posted 6/18/22)

“If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties.”   Francis Bacon   (posted 6/17/22)

“I can’t deny I’m a better ex-president than I was a president.”   Jimmy Carter   (posted 6/16/22)

“At its heart, wokeness is divisive, exclusionary, and hateful. It basically gives mean people a shield to be mean and cruel, armored in false virtue.”   Elon Musk   (posted 6/15/22)

“You’re a grand old flag, you’re a high-flying flag, and forever in peace may you wave… You’re the emblem of, the land I love, the home of the free and the brave… Ev’ry heart beats true, under red, white and blue, where there’s never a boast or brag… But should old acquaintance be forgot, keep your eye on the grand old flag.”   George M. Cohan, from the song You’re A Grand Old Flag   (posted 6/14/22)

“Oh, poor baby. What do you want, a Whitman’s Sampler?”   Tony Soprano   (6/13/22)

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.”   Psalms 18:2   (posted 6/12/22)

“The isolationism of the Left stems from the conviction that America is bad for the rest of the world, whereas the isolationism of the Right is based on the belief that the rest of the world is bad for America.”   Norman Podhoretz   (posted 6/11/22)

“To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.”   Steven Wright   (posted 6/10/22)

“What is the use of being elected or re-elected unless you stand for something?”   Grover Cleveland   (posted 6/9/22)

“There is no place for dogma in science. The scientist is free, and must be free to ask any question, to doubt any assertion, to seek for any evidence, to correct any errors.”   Robert Oppenheimer   (posted 6/8/22)

“If you offset your carbon – it’s the only choice for somebody like me who is traveling the world to win this battle.”   John Kerry explaining why he flies private jets to talk about climate change   (posted 6/7/22)

“That road to V-E Day was hard and long and traveled by weary and valiant men. And history will always record where that road began. It began here, with the first footprints of the beaches of Normandy.”   President George W. Bush   (posted 6/6/22)

“Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. Utterly amazed, they asked: ‘Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language?’” Acts 2:5-8   (posted 6/5/22)

“It is better to be high-spirited, even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent. It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love, is well done.”   Vincent van Gogh   (posted 6/4/22)

“I’ve found that the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want, and then advise them to do it.”   Harry Truman   (posted 6/3/22)

“Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.”   G.K. Chesterton   (posted 6/2/22)

“A man is the sum of his misfortunes. One day you’d think misfortune would get tired, but then time is your misfortune.”   William Faulkner from the novel The Sound and the Fury   (posted 6/1/22)

“Who are they to try me? They should be tried first. [They are] people who are rejecting the United Nations resolutions, who are rejecting the Hague Court resolution, who are rejecting the world public opinion, who have no respect for any international law, and who are massacring people, executing people, just imprisoning thousands and thousands and thousands without any reasons. Who is going to try them?”   Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran   (posted 5/31/22)

“Over all our happy country, over all our Nation spread, is a band of noble heroes–is our Army of the Dead.”   Will Carleton   (posted 5/30/22)

“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”   Jeremiah 1:5 (posted 5/29/22)

“It’s true, Hobbes, ignorance is bliss! Once you know things, you start seeing problems everywhere … and once you see problems, you feel like you ought to fix them … and fixing problems always seems to require personal change … and change means doing things that aren’t fun! I say phooey to that!” Calvin from the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson   (posted 5/28/22)

“There is a strange duality in the human which makes for an ethical paradox. We have definitions of good qualities and of bad; not changing things, but generally considered good and bad throughout the ages and throughout the species.”   John Steinbeck from The Log from the  Sea of Cortez   (posted 5/27/22)

“Did you ever sum up these prizes and think how very little the millionaire has beyond the peasant, and how very often his additions tend not to happiness but to misery?”   Andrew Carnegie   (posted 5/26/22)

“I can guarantee you this, the days when the Jewish people remained passive in the face of genocidal enemies, those days are over.”   Benjamin Netanyahu   (posted 5/25/22)

“An unarmed people are slaves or are subject to slavery at any given moment.”   Huey Newton   (posted 5/24/22)

“The Earth didn’t look much different from the way it had during my first flight, and yet I kept looking at it. From space it has an almost benign quality. Intellectually one could realize there were wars underway, but emotionally it was impossible to understand such things. The thought reoccurred that wars are generally fought for territory or are disputes over borders; from space the arbitrary borders established on Earth cannot be seen.”   Buzz Aldrin   (posted 5/23/22)

“Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.”   Isaiah 25:1   (posted 5/22/22)

“Some boast of being friends to government; I am a friend to righteous government, to a government founded upon the principles of reason and justice; but I glory in publicly avowing my eternal enmity to tyranny.”   John Hancock   (posted 5/21/22)

“That which is desirable on its own account and for the sake of knowing it is more of the nature of wisdom than that which is desirable on account of its results.”   Aristotle   (posted 5/20/22)

“Idiot wind… Blowing every time you move your mouth, Blowing down the back roads headin’ south… Idiot wind… Blowing every time you move your teeth, You’re an idiot, It’s a wonder that you still know how to breathe”  Bob Dylan, from the song Idiot Wind   (posted 5/19/22)

“My kids’ idea of a hard life is to live in a house with only one phone.”   George Foreman   (posted 5/18/22)

“I wrote most of the Constitution myself. I remember hesitating for a long time over the U.S. presidential system. But it wouldn’t have done — we were too trained in English democracy to sit down under a dictatorship which is what the American system really is.”   Eamon De Valera   (posted 5/17/22)

“Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won’t adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. Instead of vowing to honor and obey, maybe we should swear to aid and abet.”   Tom Robbins   (posted 5/16/22)

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”   Jeremiah 29:11   (posted 5/15/22)

“Tolerance? What does that mean? I am a very tolerant and hospitable person, like you. Would you accept 12 illegal immigrants moving into your flat? You would not!”   Marine Le Pen   (posted 5/14/22)

“This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.”   Will Rogers   (posted 5/13/22)

“The wars of the past have prompted our predecessors to create institutions that should protect us from war, but they unfortunately don’t work. We see it, you see it, so we need new ones, new institutions, new alliances and we offer them.”   Volodymyr Zelenskyy   (posted 5/12/22)

“How strangely will the tools of a tyrant pervert the plain meaning of words.”   Samuel Adams   (posted 5/11/22)

“Injustice is relatively easy to bear.  What stings is justice.”   H.L. Mencken   (posted 5/10/22)

“Status quo, you know, is Latin for ‘the mess we’re in’.”   Ronald Reagan   (posted 5/9/22)

“And all my mother came into mine eyes, and gave me up to tears.”   William Shakespeare from Henry V   (posted 5/8/22)

“Rednecks are like America’s pit bulls. They should just sedate those people, drop ’em off in Afghanistan, just let them run wild. Just be like, ‘Dude, just go do everything you ever dreamed of doing. Just go crazy. Have one of your friends play the banjo — it’ll scare the hell out of them.’”   Bill Burr   (posted 5/7/22)

“I have never understood why it is ‘greed’ to want to keep the money you have earned, but not ‘greed’ to want to take somebody else’s money.”   Thomas Sowell   (posted 5/6/22)

“May the people and the government respect the rights of all. Between individuals, as between nations, peace means respect for the rights of others.”   Benito Juarez   (posted 5/5/22)

“It would be thought a hard Government that should tax its People one-tenth Part of their Time, to be employed in its Service.”   Benjamin Franklin   (posted 5/4/22)

“Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.”   Ronald Reagan   (posted 5/3/22)

“Some writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness.”   Thomas Paine   (posted 5/2/22)

“Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”   Matthew 9:13   (posted 5/1/22)

“I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue, than why I have one.”   Cato the Elder   (posted 4/30/22)

“I just want Texas to be number one in something other than executions, toll roads, and property taxes.”   Former Texas gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman  (posted 4/29/22)

“Philadelphia is the only city, where you can experience the thrill of victory and the agony of reading about it the next day.”   Mike Schmidt   (posted 4/28/22)

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”   Albert Einstein   (posted 4/27/22)

“You know you’re getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you’re down there.”   George Burns   (posted 4/26/22)

“In the druidical religion of liberalism, not separating your recyclables is a sin, but abortion is just a medical procedure.”   Ann Coulter   (posted 4/25/22)

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”   Romans 12:2   (posted 4/24/22)

“I don’t know that atheists should be considered citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God.”   George H.W. Bush   (posted 4/23/22)

“Certainly, anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.”   Voltaire   (posted 4/22/22)

“Political correctness is tyranny with manners.”   Charlton Heston   (posted 4/21/22)

“All of us learn to write in the second grade. Most of us go on to greater things.”   Bobby Knight   (posted 4/20/22)

“What is ‘white privilege’? It’s a bullshit leftist term that means ‘shut up, because you’re not a member of a privileged minority group’. It’s reverse racism of the highest order.”   Ben Shapiro   (posted 4/19/22)

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”   Benjamin Franklin   (posted 4/18/22)

“He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’”   Luke 24:6-7   (posted 4/17/22)

“So, Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joseph saw where he was laid.”   Mark 15:46-47   (posted 4/16/22)

“I believe in the kingdom come… Then all the colors will bleed into one… Bleed into one… but yes I’m still running… You broke the bonds… And you loosed the chains… Carried the cross… Of my shame…Oh my shame… You know I believe it… But I still haven’t found what I’m looking for”   Bono with U2, from the song I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For   (posted 4/15/22)

“Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the Democrats believe every day is April 15th.”   Ronald Reagan   (posted 4/14/22)

“In the end, black power can claim no higher moral standing than white power. […] No power can long insist on itself without evoking an opposing power.”   Shelby Steele   (4/13/22)

“The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”    Margaret Thatcher   (posted 4/12/22)

“Cities are natural, that’s why they’re everywhere. You know what’s not natural? You…in the middle of the mountains…in the middle of the winter.”   Joe Rogan   (posted 4/11/22)

“So. they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!’”   John 12:13   (posted 4/10/22)

“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.”   John Locke  (posted 4/9/22)

“My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is.” Ellen DeGeneres   (posted 4/8 /22)

“Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal.”   George Will   (posted 4/7/22)

“It’s paradoxical, that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.”   Andy Rooney   (posted 4/6/22)

“There is perhaps no one of our natural Passions so hard to subdue as Pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will every now and then peep out and show itself.”   Benjamin Franklin   (posted 4/5/22)

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”   Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   (posted 4/4/22)

“Give me a word, give me a sign, show me where to look, tell me what will I find?… What will I find?… Lay me on the ground and fly me in the sky, show me where to look, tell me what will I find?… What will I find?… Whoa, heaven light your light shine down.”   Ed Roland of the band Collective Soul from the song Shine   (posted 4/3/22)

“Every single day, reality calls, and the Biden Administration just hangs up.”   Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA)   (posted 4/2/22)

“I have great confidence in fools… self-confidence my friends call it.”   Edgar Allen Poe   (posted 4/1/22)

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.”   Steve Jobs   (posted 3/31/22)

“When young, one is confident to be able to build palaces for mankind, but when the time comes one has one’s hands full just to be able to remove their trash.”   Goethe   (posted 3/30/22)

“Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. And not to Democrats alone do I make this appeal, but to all who love these great and true principles.”   Abraham Lincoln    (posted 3/29/22)

“Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day… Monday, Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way… Oh Monday mornin’, you gave me no warnin’ of what was to be… Oh Monday, Monday, how could you leave and not take me.”    John Phillips from the song Monday, Monday by The Mamas and The Papas   (posted 3/28/22)

“And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”   Mark 11:25   (posted 3/27/22)

“The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.”   Edmund Burke   (posted 3/26/22)

“By the theory of our government majorities rule, but this right is not an arbitrary or unlimited one. It is a right to be exercised in subordination to the Constitution and in conformity to it. One great object of the Constitution was to restrain majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights.”   James K. Polk   (posted 3/25/22)

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”   Socrates   (posted 3/24/22)

“I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible that you may be mistaken.”   Oliver Cromwell   (posted 3/23/22)

“I’ll be scared later. Right now, I’m too mad.”   Bugs Bunny   (posted 3/22/22)

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”   Anne Bradstreet, Meditations Divine and Moral   (posted 3/21/22)

“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”   Ephesians 3:20-21   (posted 3/20/22)

“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.”   George Carlin   (posted 3/19/22)

“I frequently quote myself, which I find adds spice to my own conversation.”   George Bernard Shaw   (3/18/22)

“Here’s to a long life and a merry one. A quick death and an easy one.”   Saint Patrick   (posted 3/17/22)

“There are no strangers here [Ireland], only friends who have not met yet.”   William Butler Yeats   (posted 3/16/22)

“The Irish are one race for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever.”   Sigmund Freud   (posted 3/15/2022)

“I often think, ‘I wish I’d done that,’ only to find out that I already have.”  Richard Harris, referring to the effects of alcohol   (posted 3/14/22)

“The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him. And he said to them, ‘You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.’” Luke 16:14-15   (posted 3/13/22)

“There is more real pleasure to be gotten out of a malicious act, where your heart is in it, than out of thirty acts of a nobler sort.”   Mark Twain   (posted 3/12/22)

“Well, I wish some of you would tell me the brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.”   Abraham Lincoln   (posted 3/11/22)

“When in the course of human history has the side that’s doing the censoring and trying to shut people up and make them show papers and marginalize a part of the community ever been [the correct side]? What are we trying to do? Save people from being able to determine the validity on their own or to listen and to think about things and come to their own conclusions?”   Aaron Rogers   (posted 3/10/22)

“I stay in my lane [by not talking politics]. I think [actors] entertain. I think we bring awareness to people, just of their ability to laugh, to have joy, to experience it, to cry. We are emotional beings and create emotion in others. And it’s in this case, I think we’re in service.”   Goldie Hawn   (posted 3/9/22)

“We are criminals that never broke no laws… All we needed was a neck to break our fall… They’re searching for diamonds… They’re grabbing at straws”   David Byrne, from the song Sax and Violins by Talking Heads   (posted 3/8/22)

“Today is a brand-new day! A day of change, of promise, of creativity, of kindness and of love. And I’m going back to bed.”   Bob Saget   (posted 3/7/22)

“Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak.”  1 Corinthians 8:9   (posted 3/6/22)

“We still have comedy out there. There is always rambling Joe Biden. Joe says (stuff) that even people with Tourette’s go, ‘No! What is going on?’ Joe is like your uncle who’s on a new drug and hasn’t got the dosage right. ‘I’m proud to work with Barack America.’ He’s not a superhero, you idiot!”   Robin Williams   (posted 3/5/22)

“Talk sense to a fool and he will call you foolish.”   Euripides   (posted 3/4/22)

“As Americans, your country looks with confidence on her adopted children, for a valorous support, as a faithful return for the advantages enjoyed under her mild and equitable government.”   Andrew Jackson   (posted 3/3/22)

“We can remember this reality particularly during the time of Lent, to which the liturgy of the Church brings us today. It is a stern time. In this period, divine truths must speak to our hearts with particular forcefulness. We must meet our human experience, our conscience.”   St. Pope John Paul II   (3/2/22)

“It’s a great party, and anyone who doesn’t enjoy Mardi Gras is not of this world.”   Franklin Alvarado   (3/1/22)

“Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.”   Ronald Reagan   (posted 2/28/22)

“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, ‘With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.’”   Matthew 19:26   (posted 2/27/22)

“Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to help you in times of need. You have to get your education. Then nobody can control your destiny.”   Charles Barkley   (posted 2/26/22)

“The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30-second soundbite (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentation on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance.”   Carl Sagan   (posted 2/25/22)

“The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence: Hate the man who is better off than you are. Never, under any circumstances, admit that his success may be due to his own efforts, to the productive contribution he has made to the whole community.”   Henry Hazlitt   (posted 2/24/22)

“Wisdom is, when you know something, knowing that you know it; and when you do not know something, knowing that you do not know it.”   Confucius   (posted 2/23/22)

“Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.”   George Washington   (posted 2/22/22)

“On the whole, [George Washington’s] character was, in its mass, perfect, in nothing bad, in few points indifferent; and it may truly be said, that never did nature and fortune combine more perfectly to make a man great, and to place him in the same constellation with whatever worthies have merited from man an everlasting remembrance.”   Thomas Jefferson    (posted 2/21/22)

“My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”   John 14:2-3   (posted 2/20/22)

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”   Ralph Waldo Emerson   (posted 2/19/22)

“Go to Fox News for conservative, maybe go to MSNBC for liberal, and be right here on CNN for the God’s honest truth.”   Anthony Weiner   (posted 2/18/22)

“Nice boy, but he’s about as sharp as a bowling ball.”   Foghorn Leghorn   (posted 2/17/22)

“For somebody to do well in school, somebody needs to make him to go bed on time and get a good 10 hours of sleep. Someone must make him do his homework. Somebody must feed him breakfast in the morning and somebody must make him mind the teacher. If those things are not done, I don’t care how much money you put in the school system, education will not occur.”   Walter Edward Williams   (posted 2/16/22)

“A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people’s business.”   Eric Hoffer   (posted 2/15/22)

“Come, gentle night, come, loving black brow’d night, give me my Romeo. And when he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars, and he will make the face of Heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night.”   Juliet from the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare   (posted 2/14/22)

“In my travels, I have found that those who keep heaven in view remain serene and cheerful in the darkest day. If the glories of Heaven were more real to us, if we lived less for material things and more for things eternal and spiritual, we would be less easily disturbed by this present life.”   Billy Graham   (posted 2/13/22)

“One woman bore a picture of some female genitalia – possibly hers, the provenance was obscure – over the caption ‘This Bush Is For Peace.’ Another waxed eloquent: ‘Trim Bush.’ Out in Marin County somewhere, other bushes for peace disrobed, lay down on a hillside, and formed the words ‘No War.’ I wonder if there are any conflicted nudists, with a bush for Iraq and a rack for Bush.”   Mark Steyn   (posted 2/12/22)

“Stop apologizing for the things you’ve never done… ‘Cause time is short and life is cruel, but it’s up to us to change, this town called malice”   Paul Weller from the song A Town Called Malice by The Jam   (posted 2/11/22)

“Very soon there will be hundreds of health officials saying, ‘It was your choice, no one made you take it.”   Dr. Robert Malone   (posted 2/10/22)

“I have conferred with the superintendent of police this morning and I gave him instructions that an order be issued by him immediately and under his signature to shoot to kill any arsonist or anyone with a Molotov cocktail in his hand.”   Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley   (posted 2/9/22)

“When will American men learn how to stand up to the nagging by the intolerant, uncivil feminists whose sport is to humiliate men?”   Phyllis Schlafly   (posted 2/8/22)

“What Senator Kerry ought to do first is apologize to the troops. The clear implication here is if you flunk out, if you don’t study hard, if you don’t do your homework, if you don’t make an effort to be smart and you don’t do well, you “get stuck in Iraq.”   Tony Snow   (posted 2/7/22)

“Man reaches the highest point of his knowledge about God when he knows that he knows him not, inasmuch as he knows that that which is God transcends whatsoever he conceives of him.”   Saint Thomas Aquinas   (posted 2/6/22)

“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist.”   Kevin Spacey as Verbal/Keyzer Soze from the movie The Usual Suspects   (posted 2/5/22)

“There’s no cure, there’s no answer… Don’t touch that dial, don’t try to smile… Just take this pill, it’s in your file… Don’t work hard, don’t play hard… Don’t plan for the graveyard”    Joe Jackson, from the song Cancer   (posted 2/4/22)

“I don’t think we’ve even seen the tip of the iceberg. I think the potential of what the internet is going to do to society, both good and bad, is unimaginable. I think we’re actually on the cusp of something exhilarating and terrifying.”    David Bowie in 1999   (posted 2/3/22)

“This is pitiful. A thousand people freezing their butts off waiting to worship a rat. What a hype! Groundhog Day used to mean something in this town. They used to pull the hog out, and they used to eat it. You’re hypocrites, all of you!” Phil Connors [Bill Murray] from the movie Groundhog Day (posted 2/2/22)

“All the public business in Congress now connects itself with intrigues, and there is great danger that the whole government will degenerate into a struggle of cabals.”   John Quincy Adams   (posted 2/1/22)

“The main difference between me and other people who have amassed this kind of money is that I am primarily interested in ideas.”   George Soros   (posted 1/31/22)

“It is the perfection of God’s works that they are all done with the greatest simplicity. He is the God of order and not of confusion. And therefore as they would understand the frame of the world must endeavor to reduce their knowledge to all possible simplicity, so must it be in seeking to understand these visions.”   Sir Isaac Newton   (posted 1/30/22)

“According to American principle and practice, the public is the ruler of the State, and in order to rule rightly it should be informed correctly.”   William Randolph Hearst   (posted 1/29/22)

“Upon the sacredness of property civilization itself depends—the right of the laborer to his hundred dollars in the savings bank, and equally the legal right of the millionaire to his millions.”   Andrew Carnegie   (posted 1/28/22)

“Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense.”   Robert Frost   (posted 1/27/22)

“In a civilized nation no man can excuse his crime against the person or property of another by claiming that he, too, has been a victim of injustice. To tolerate that is to invite anarchy.”   Richard Nixon   (posted 1/26/22)

“It is absurd to say our country can issue $30 million in bonds and not $30 million in currency. Both are promises to pay, but one promise fattens the usurers and the other helps the people.”   Thomas Edison   (posted 1/25/22)

“It’s been clear to me for a while that the new trans activism is having (or is likely to have, if all its demands are met) a significant impact on many of the causes I support, because it’s pushing to erode the legal definition of sex and replace it with gender.”   J.K. Rowling   (posted 1/24/22)

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”   Romans 8:28   (posted 1/23/22)

“Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.”   William F. Buckley   (posted 1/22/22)

“Heaven can wait… And a band of angels wrapped up in my heart… Will take me through the lonely night… Through the cold of the day… And I know, I know… Heaven can wait.”   Meat Loaf, may he rest in peace, from the song, Heaven Can Wait   (posted 1/21/22)

“The Biden Administration has mismanaged COVID, it has mismanaged inflation, it has mismanaged the border, and it has mismanaged foreign policy – all in one year. If aliens landed tomorrow and said, ‘Take me to your leader,’ it would be embarrassing.”   Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA)   (posted 1/20/22)

“The monuments of wit survive the monuments of power.”   Francis Bacon   (posted 1/19/22)

“If science can’t be questioned, it’s not science anymore; it’s propaganda. That’s the truth. When did science become this blind agreement [about] not having any debate over what can actually heal people and work for people?”    Aaron Rogers   (posted 1/18/22)

“The time is always right to do what is right.”   Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.    (posted 1/17/22)

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.”   Isaiah 5:20   (posted 1/16/22)

“I play when I want, and with who I want. And par is whatever the heck I say it is. In fact, one hole I have is a par 47, and yesterday I birdied that sucker.”   Willie Nelson, discussing a golf course he’d just purchased   (posted 1/15/22)

“Say a prayer for the common foot soldier… Spare a thought for his back breaking work… Say a prayer for his wife and his children… Who burn the fires and who still till the earth… And when I search a faceless crowd… A swirling mass of gray and black and white… they don’t look real to me… In fact, they look so strange”   Mick Jagger from the song ‘Salt of the Earth’ by the Rolling Stones   (posted 1/14/22)

“Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.”   William Butler Yeats   (posted 1/13/22)

“Think not to match yourself against gods, for men that walk the earth cannot hold their own with the immortals.”   Homer from The Iliad  (posted 1/12/22)

“And let it be known that if a farmer wishes to burn his cotton, his house, his family, and himself, he may do so. But not his corn. We want that.”   William Tecumseh Sherman   (posted 1/11/22)

“If violent crime is to be curbed, it is only the intended victim who can do it. The felon does not fear the police, and he fears neither judge nor jury. Therefore, what he must be taught to fear is his victim.”   Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper, USMC   (posted 1/10/22)

“And having been warned by God in a dream not to return to Herod, the magi left for their own country by another way.”   Mathew 2:12   (posted 1/9/22)

“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent may we be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”   George Washington   (posted 1/8/22)

“Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others.”   Groucho Marx   (posted 1/7/22)

“All knowledge, when separated from justice and virtue, is seen to be cunning and not wisdom; wherefore make this your first and last and constant and all-absorbing aim, to exceed, if possible, not only us but all your ancestors in virtue.”   Plato   (posted 1/6/22)

“The European boys have small ideas but they sure know how to dress ’em up.”   George Gershwin   (posted 1/5/22)

“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.”   Joan of Arc   (posted 1/4/22)

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”   Edith Lovejoy Pierce   (posted 1/1/22)

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.”   Brad Paisley   (posted 12/31/21)

“If you can’t run with the big dogs, stay on the porch.”   John Madden… rest in peace coach   (posted 12/30/21)

“I didn’t vote for you, but you do have a nice suit on.”   Don Meredith to Spiro Agnew   (posted 12/29/21)

“You know it’s going to hell when the best rapper out there is white and the best golfer is black.”   Charles Barkely   (posted 12/28/21)

“As democracy is perfected, the office of President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”   H.L. Mencken   (posted 12/27/21)

“Mankind is a great, an immense family. This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.”   Pope John XXIII   (posted 12/26/21)

“Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.’ When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.’ So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.” Luke 2:13-16   (posted 12/25/21)

“The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow, gave a lustre of midday to objects below. When what to my wondering eyes did appear, but a miniature sleigh and eight tiny rein-deer. With a little old driver so lively and quick, I knew in a moment he must be St. Nick.”   Clement Clarke Moore   (posted 12/24/21)

“Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.”   Ruth Carter Stapleton   (posted 12/23/25)

“Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home.” G.K. Chesterton   (posted 12/22/25)

“We are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.”   Laura Ingalls Wilder   (posted 12/21/21)

“The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting.”   Louisa May Alcott   (posted 12/20/21

“And the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High.” Luke   1:30-32   (posted 12/19/21)

“If a baby were outside the womb and you stuck a knife through its chest, you’d be charged with first-degree murder. You kill it inside the womb and we call it a ‘human right.’”   Ben Shapiro   (posted 12/18/21)

“When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.”   Erma Bombeck   (posted 12/17/21)

“I don’t care who does the electing, so long as I get to do the nominating.”   Boss Tweed   (posted 12/16/21)

“Don ‘t hurry. Don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit. So don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.”   Walter Hagen   (posted 12/15/21)

“In high school, I was the class comedian as opposed to the class clown. The difference is, the class clown is the guy who drops his pants at a football game. The class comedian is the guy who talked him into it.”   Billy Crystal   (posted 12/14/21)

“I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me also remind you that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.”   Barry Goldwater   (posted 12/13/21)

“Because I know that I will, again, not be walking alone. I know that God will be walking with me. I also confess that I’m a bit curious to learn and find if I am correct in thinking that heaven will look a lot like Kansas and to see, like others who have gone before me, if I will still be able to vote in Chicago.”   Bob Dole in farewell letter read at his funeral; Rest in Peace Senator   (posted 12/12/21)

“People who say they don’t care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don’t care what people think.”   George Carlin   (posted 12/11/21)

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”   George Orwell from 1984   (posted 12/10/21)

“They always look so shocked when I remind them that black people only make up 13% of the U.S. population. Want more of us? Stop aborting 800 of us a day.”   Candace Owens   (posted 12/9/21)

“And I feel that something’s coming, and it’s not just in the wind… It’s more than just tomorrow, it’s more than where we’ve been… It offers me a promise, it’s telling me ‘Begin’… I know we’re needing something worth believing in.”   Harry Chapin from Remember When The Music   (posted 12/8/21)

“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”   Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto   (posted 12/7/21)

“Welcome to the workin’ week… Oh I know it don’t thrill you, I hope it don’t kill you… Welcome to the workin’ week… You gotta do it till you’re through it so you better get to it.“   Elvis Costello from the song Welcome to the Working Week   (posted 12/6/21)

“The Lord will keep you from all harm, he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”   Psalms 121:7-8   (posted 12/5/21)

“If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power.”   Dwight D. Eisenhower   (posted 12/4/21)

“You think your job is hard? Try being the sign language interpreter for Joe Biden.”   Kevin Sorbo   (posted 12/3/21)

“This is unique for the woman, it’s unique for the unborn child too, whose life is at stake in all of these decisions. It’s unique for us as a society in how we decide if the states get to legislate on this issue, how to decide, and how to weigh these tremendously momentous issues.” Mississippi Solicitor General Scott Stewart, yesterday in the Supreme Court during oral arguments in Dobbs Vs Jackson Women’s Health   (posted 12/2/21)

“Power! What do you think is power? Whips? Guns? Money? You can’t turn men into slaves unless you break their spirit. Kill their capacity to think and act on their own. Tie them together, teach them to conform, to unite, to agree, to obey. That makes one neck ready for one leash.”   Ayn Rand   (posted 12/1/21)

“This is a house of learned doctors!” Dale Doback [John C. Reilly] from the movie Step Brothers… though it’s likely this statement has also been made by Dr. Anthony Fauci   (posted 11/30/21)

“They don’t subscribe to our sense of morality; they don’t believe in an afterlife; they don’t believe in a God or religion. And the only morality they recognize, therefore, is what will advance the cause of socialism.”   Ronald Reagan   (posted 11/29/21)

“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.”   1 Corinthians 12:4   (posted 11/28/21)

“A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.”   General George S. Patton, Jr.   (posted 11/27/21)

“I’m makin’ records, my fans they can’t wait… They write me letters, tell me I’m great… So I got me an office, gold records on the wall… Just leave a message, maybe I’ll call… Lucky I’m the same after all I’ve been through… Everybody say, ‘I’m cool’ – ‘He’s cool’… I can’t complain, but sometimes I still do… Life’s been good to me, so far”   Joe Walsh   from the song ‘Life’s Been Good’   (posted 11/26/21)

“I do, therefore, invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.”   Abraham Lincoln   (posted 11/25/21)

“Was that seat hot or what? I feel like a Whopper. Turn me over, I’m done on this side.”   Del Griffith [John Candy] from the movie Planes, Trains, and Automobiles   (posted 11/24/21)

“The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of Thanksgiving.”   H.U. Westermayer   (posted 11/23/21)

“Let us not despair but act. Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past — let us accept our own responsibility for the future.”   John F. Kennedy   (posted 11/22/21)

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”  Matthew 7:7   (posted 11/21/21)

“Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” George Orwell, from Animal Farm   (posted 11/20/21)

“Papers say: ‘Congress is deadlocked and can’t act.’ I think that is the greatest blessing that could befall this country.”   Will Rogers   (posted 11/19/21)

“We should not mourn for men of high ideals. Rather we should rejoice that we had the privilege of having had them with us, to inspire us by their radiant personalities.”   Indira Ghandi   (posted 11/18/21)

“Present excitement will at all times magnify present dangers, but true philosophy must teach us that none more threatening than the past can remain to be overcome.”   Martin Van Buren   (posted 11/17/21)

“Do not weep for those who have found Death’s embrace early, for they weep for us that linger on in this mortal world of pain.”   Stewart Stafford   (posted 11/16/21)

“My uncle has a country place… That no one knows about… He says it used to be a farm… Before the ‘Motor Law’… And on Sundays I elude the eyes… And hop the turbine freight… To far outside the wire… Where my white-haired uncle waits”   Geddy Lee/Rush   from the song Red Barchetta   (posted 11/15/21)

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.”   Psalm 19:14 (posted 11/14/21)

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”   Martin Luther King, Jr.   (posted 11/13/21)

“She’s got a mockingbird mouth and a Billy goat brain.”   Louisiana Senator John Kennedy regarding Nancy Pelosi   (posted 11/12/21)

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude.”   Harry S. Truman   (posted 11/11/21)

“When suppertime came, the old cook came on deck sayin’… ‘Fellas, it’s too rough to feed ya’… At seven PM, the main hatchway caved in, he said… ‘Fellas, it’s been good to know ya’… The captain wired in he had water comin’ in… And the good ship and crew was in peril… And later that night when his lights went outta sight… Came the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.”   Gordon Lightfoot,  The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald which happened 46 years ago today   (posted 11/10/21)

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”   Winston Churchill   (posted 11/9/21)

“[Biden] unfortunately, did away with everything that President Trump did that was in fact beneficial to border security. Now we’re in the biggest crisis we’ve ever seen as far as border security goes.” Brandon Judd, President of the National Border Patrol Council (posted 11/8/21)

“The Lord founded the earth by wisdom and established the heavens by understanding. By His knowledge the watery depths were broken open, and the clouds dripped with dew.”   Proverbs 3:19-20   (posted 11/7/21)

“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.”   Harry S. Truman   (posted 11/6/21)

“Perhaps we cannot prevent this world from being a world in which children are tortured. But we can reduce the number of tortured children.”   Albert Camus   (posted 11/5/21)

“These numbers are bad. This is not some… these are our voters. These are voters that came to us in 2018, came to us in 2020, and have abandoned us in droves in two states that should be in our column. That’s a big deal. That is a five-alarm fire.“   Van Jones  (posted 11/4/21)

“Well, slap my ass and call me Sally!” Countless Southeast U.S. residents, particularly in Virginia… and probably even some New Jerseyans this morning (posted 11/3/21)  

“I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.”   Blaise Pascal   (posted 11/2/21)

“God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners.”   Soren Kierkegaard   (posted 11/1/21)

“Villainy wears many masks, none so dangerous as the mask of virtue.” Ichabod Crane from the novel The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving   (posted 10/31/21)

“For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher; they flatter with their tongue. Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.”   Psalms   5:9-10   (posted 10/30/21)

“First prize was a week in Philadelphia. Second prize was two weeks.”   W.C. Fields   (posted 10/29/21)

“I am a Republican; a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.”   Frederick Douglass   (posted 10/28/21)

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”   Vince Lombardi   (posted 10/27/21)

“I am sitting on the sofa… By the fire and staying in… Me head is free of comfort… And me nose is free of skin… Me friends have run for cover… They have left me pale and sick… With me pockets full of tissues… And me nostrils full of Vick.”   Pam Ayres from the poem, Oh No, I’ve Got a Cold   (posted 10/26/21)

“America… It is a fabulous country, the only fabulous country; it is the only place where miracles not only happen, but where they happen all the time.”   Thomas Wolfe from the novel Of Time and the River   (posted 10/25/21)

“Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.”   Revelation 3:9   (posted 10/24/21)

“The President cannot make clouds to rain and cannot make the corn to grow, he cannot make business good; although when these things occur, political parties do claim some credit for the good things that have happened in this way.”   William Howard Taft   (posted 10/23/21)

“When I walk along with two others, they may serve me as my teachers. I will select their good qualities and follow them, their bad qualities and avoid them.”   Confucius   (posted 10/22/21)

“Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman – or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.”   George Burns   (posted 10/21/21)

“We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.”   Ayn Rand   (posted 10/20/21)

“The only wise and honorable and Christian thing to do is to treat each black man and each white man strictly on his merits as a man, giving him no more and no less than he shows himself worthy to have.”   Theodore Roosevelt   (posted 10/19/21)

“Ya smoke this shit so to escape from reality? Me… I don’t need this shit… I am reality.”    Sergeant Barnes (Tom Berenger) from the movie Platoon   (posted 10/18/21)

“Rivers don’t drink their own water; trees don’t eat their own fruit; the sun doesn’t shine upon itself; and flowers don’t spread their fragrance for themselves. Living for others is a rule of nature. We are all born to help each other.”   Pope Francis   (10/17/21)

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”   Groucho Marx   (posted 10/16/21)

“It’s the best proposal that we ought to have because it’s flatter, it’s fairer, it’s finite, it’s family friendly. And instead, we’ve had a Congress that spent money like John Edwards at a beauty shop.”   Mike Huckabee   (posted 10/15/21)

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”   William Shakespeare from A Midsummer Night’s Dream  (posted 10/14/21)

“Tolerance will reach such a level that intelligent people will be banned from thinking so as not to offend the imbeciles.”   Fyodor Dostoevsky   (posted 10/13/21)

“He was just caught like a rat. When you’re in the bottom of a hole, you can’t fight back.”   The late General Ray Odierno on the capture of Saddam Hussein… may you Rest in Peace general   (posted 11/12/21)

“Weep for me, whoever has charity, truth and justice! I did not come on this voyage for gain, honor or wealth, that is certain; for then the hope of all such things was dead. I came to Your Highnesses with honest purpose and sincere zeal; and I do not lie.”   Christopher Columbus   (posted 10/11/21)

“Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.”   Leviticus   (posted 10/10/21)

“I eat as much as I ever did, I drink more than I should, and my sex life is none of your goddamned business.”   John Wayne   (posted 10/9/21)

“Politicians are the lowest form of life on earth. Liberal Democrats are the lowest form of politician.”   Gen. George S. Patton   (posted 10/8/21)

“How long is this endless groveling before every cry of ‘racism’ going to continue before the whole country collectively throws up?”   Pat Buchanan   (posted 10/7/21)

“Here in Hollywood you can actually get a marriage license printed on an Etch-A-Sketch.”   Dennis Miller   (posted 10/6/21)

“I once called Carter a chicken fried McGovern and I take that back because I’ve come to respect McGovern.”   Bob Dole   (posted 10/5/21)

“We must be very careful when we give advice to younger people; sometimes they follow it.”   Edsger W. Dijkstra   (posted 10/4/21)

“A watchful eye must be kept on ourselves lest while we are building ideal monuments of Renown and Bliss here we neglect to have our names enrolled in the Annals of Heaven.”   James Madison   (posted 10/3/21)

“But, as the 1970s began to close, while holding a faculty position in the physics department at Princeton University, I began to have some experiences that appeared to violate the ‘laws of nature’ that I had so revered and had taught as my gospel. A remote viewing experience, a near-death experience, a mind-over-matter healing of an ‘incurable’ knee, all led me into a new territory which none of my scientific colleagues seemed to want to enter.”   Brian O’Leary   (posted 10/2/21)

“They say African-Americans, I say black people. I’ve only been to Africa once, I’ve been in America all my life.”   Herman Cain   (posted 10/1/21)

“All the way from Washington, her bread-winner begs off the bathroom floor… We live for just these twenty years, do we have to die for the fifty more?” David Bowie   Young American   (posted 9/30/21)

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”   Abraham Lincoln   (posted 9/29/21)

“Get it all on record now – get the films – get the witnesses – because somewhere down the track of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened.” Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, regarding the Holocaust   (posted 9/28/21)

“When my time on earth is gone, and my activities here are passed, I want them to bury me upside down, and my critics can kiss my ass.”   Bobby Knight   (posted 9/27/21)

“Theo, your brother has preached for the first time last Sunday in God’s dwelling.. is a delightful thought that in the future wherever I shall come I shall preach the gospel; to do that well, one must have the gospel in one’s heart, may the Lord give it to me.”   Vincent Van Gogh   (posted 9/26/21)

“There are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.”   Ronald Reagan   (posted 9/25/21)

“Just looking at all the faces here reminds me of some of the great work that was done this year . . . by cosmetic surgeons.”   Ricky Gervais   (posted 9/24/21)

“Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed; for everyone thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess.”   Rene Descartes   (posted 9/23/21)

“I only wish that wisdom were the kind of thing that flowed … from the vessel that was full to the one that was empty.”   Socrates   (posted 9/22/21)

“We live in a political world… Courage is a thing of the past… The houses are haunted, children aren’t wanted… Your next day could be your last… We live in a political world… The one we can see and feel
But there’s no one to check, it’s all a stacked deck… We all know for sure that it’s real.”   Bob Dylan   (posted 9/21/21)

“I can’t say as ever I was lost, but I was bewildered once for three days.”   Daniel Boone   (posted 9/20/21)

“This I know, that between finite and infinite there is no comparison; so that the difference between God and the greatest and most excellent created thing is no less than the difference between God and the least created thing.”   Baruch Spinoza   (posted 9/19/21)

“He doesn’t know the meaning of the word fear. But, then again, he doesn’t know the meaning of most words.”   Bobby Bowden   (posted 9/18/21)

“A nation’s life is about as long as its reverential memory.”   Whitaker Chambers   (posted 9/17/21)

“It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this.”   Alexander  Hamilton   (posted 9/16/21)

“If the government can decide who is free and who is not, there is no freedom… only tyranny.” Australian Senator Malcolm Roberts   (posted 9/15/21)

“It is from petty tyrannies that large ones take root and grow. This fact can be no more plain than when they are imposed on the most basic rights of all. Seedlings planted in that soil grow great and, growing, break down the foundations of liberty.” Wiley B. Rutledge, Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas in the 1946 case Thomas v. Collins    (posted 9/14/21)

“This is not about freedom or personal choice. It’s about protecting yourself and those around you.”   Joe Biden   (posted 9/13/21)

“So, with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.”   John 16:22   (posted 9/12/21)

“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.”   George W. Bush   (posted 9/11/21)

“Perhaps the soundest advice for parents is: Lighten up. People have been raising children for approximately as long as there have been people.”   George Will   (posted 9/10/21)

“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.”   Edward R. Murrow   (posted 9/9/21)

“Last year we said, ‘Things can’t go on like this.’ And they didn’t. They got worse.”   Will Rogers   (posted 9/8/21)

“You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?”   Steven Wright   (posted 9/7/21)

“If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.”   John Cleese   (posted 9/6/21)

“So, we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18 (posted 9/5/21)

“You know, joining a gang is like having a family. It’s feeling like you’re part of something bigger than yourself. So we’re either going to have gangs that murder and rob and do the things that are so destructive to the gang members and to the community. Or, we’re going to have positive gangs.”   Hillary Clinton   (posted 9/4/21)

“It was the third of September… That day I’ll always remember… Yes, I will… ‘Cuz that was the day, that my daddy died… I never got a chance to see him… Never heard nothin’ but bad things about him… Mama, I’m depending on you, to tell me the truth… Mama just hung her head and said ‘Son, Papa was a rolling stone.’” The Temptations from the song “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”   (posted 9/3/21)

“When you go to the zoo and you see a monkey throwing poop, you say, ‘that’s what monkeys do, what are you gonna do?’ But what I wish the media would do more frequently is say ‘bad monkey.’”   Jon Stewart   (posted 9/2/21)

“Joining a radical movement when one is young is very much like falling in love when one is young. The girl may turn out to be rotten, but the experience of love is so valuable it can never be entirely undone by the ultimate disenchantment.”   Irving Kristol   (posted 9/1/21)

“That’s above my pay grade. I wasn’t thinking of the Bill of Rights.”   New Jersey Governor Phil, Democrat, explaining his thought process leading up to COVID lockdowns   (posted 8/31/21)

“To a bear, on the inside we all taste like chicken.”   Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA)   (posted 8/30/21)

“In the memory of virtue is immortality, because it is known both by God and by mortals. When it is present, people imitate it, and they long for it when it has gone; throughout all time it marches, crowned in triumph.”   Wisdom   4:1-2   (posted 8/29/21)

“If any idiot knows that, I’m glad I didn’t know it.”   Anonymous   (posted 8/28/21)

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me. Nothing. Zero.”   George Carlin   (posted 8/27/21)

“Nothing [keeps me awake at night]. I keep other people awake at night.”   General James Mattis   (posted 8/26/21)

“You say you’ll change the constitution, well, you know… We’d all love to change your head… You tell me it’s the institution, well, you know… You’d better free your mind instead… But if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao, you ain’t going to make it with anyone anyhow… Don’t you know it’s gonna be (all right).”   John Lennon   Revolution by The Beatles   (posted 8/25/21)

“The idea that you earn things – that you earn respect, that you earn income, responsibility, the vote, punishment… these ideas are anathema to the liberal mind.”   Dennis Prager   (posted 8/24/21)

“[President Woodrow Wilson] led the American nation – peopled so largely by Irish men and women who had fled from British oppression – into the battle and to the side of the nation that for hundreds of years had determined the fortunes of the Irish people against their wish.”   Michael Collins   (posted 8/23/21)

“Who ne’er his bread in sorrow ate, Who ne’er the mournful midnight hour, Weeping upon his bed has sate, He knows you not, ye Heavenly Powers.”   Goethe   (posted 8/22/21)

“I’m a Republican only as far as I want a smaller government, I want less government intrusion. I want them to stop shitting on my money and your money and tax dollars that we give 50 percent of… every year. I want them to be fiscally responsible and I want these goddamn lobbyists out of Washington. Do that and I’ll say I’m a Republican… I hate the government, OK? I’m apolitical. Write that down. “   Bruce Willis   (posted 8/21/21)

“The last time I mistook skin complexion for progress I called him Barack Obama.”   Candace Owens   (posted 8/20/21)

“I live in a rather special world. I only know one person who voted for Nixon. Where they are I don’t know. They’re outside my ken. But sometimes when I’m in a theater I can feel them.”   Pauline Kael   (posted 8/19/21)

“When you go into court, you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty.”   Norm Crosby   (posted 8/18/21)

“Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions — it only guarantees equality of opportunity.”   Irving Kristol   (posted 8/17/21)

“Put aside all of these issues of concern about liberties and personal liberties, and realize we have a common enemy. And that enemy is the virus.”   Dr. Anthony Fauci   (posted 8/16/21)

“Neither angel, nor archangel, nor yet even the Lord Himself (who alone can say “I am with you”), can, when we have sinned, release us, unless we bring repentance with us.”   Saint Ambrose   (posted 8/15/21)

“Even in a time of ferment and necessary social change—especially in such time—the most important thing about the legal profession is that we inherit the tradition of seven or eight centuries of continuous concern for the institutions and aspirations—for the processes, ideals and sense of right and justice—that make for a free and civilized society.”   Archibald Cox   (posted 8/14/21)

“We accepted the UN resolution, but the Arabs did not. They are preparing to make war on us. If we defeat them and capture western Galilee or territory on both sides of the road to Jerusalem, these areas will become part of the state. Why should we obligate ourselves to accept boundaries that in any case the Arabs don’t accept?”   David Ben-Gurion   (posted 8/13/21)

“He that will not work, shall not eat.”    Welsh Proverb   (posted 8/12/21)

“You may be a preacher with your spiritual pride… You may be a city councilman taking bribes on the side… You may be workin’ in a barbershop, you may know how to cut hair… You may be somebody’s mistress, may be somebody’s heir… But you’re gonna have to serve somebody… Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord… But you’re gonna have to serve somebody.”   Bob Dylan   Gotta Serve Somebody   (posted 8/11/21)

“We live in a stage of politics, where legislators seem to regard the passage of laws as much more important than the results of their enforcement.”   William Howard Taft   (posted 8/10/21)

“That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant, self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoemaking and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poorhouse.”   Mark Twain   (posted 8/9/21)

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”   C.S. Lewis   (posted 8/8/21)

“History is written by the victors… except on Wikipedia.”   Elon Musk   (posted 8/7/21)

“There is a thought that stops thought. That is the only thought that ought to be stopped.”   G.K. Chesterton   (posted 8/6/21)

“Professional jealousy, started a rumor… And then it extended, to be more abuse… What started out as just, black propaganda… Was one day seen to be, believed as truth.”   Van Morrison Professional Jealousy   (posted 8/5/21)

“The abolition of domestic slavery is the great object of desire in those colonies where it was unhappily introduced in their infant state.”   Thomas Jefferson   (posted 8/4/21)

“Which office do I go to to get my reputation back?”   Ray Donovan   (posted 8/3/21)

“Without known exception, the early feminists condemned abortion in the strongest terms.”   Serrin Foster   (posted 8/2/21)

“My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger.”   Billy Connolly   (posted 7/31/21)

“By the theory of our government, majorities rule, but this right is not an arbitrary or unlimited one. It is a right to be exercised in subordination to the Constitution and in conformity to it. One great object of the Constitution was to restrain majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights.”   James K. Polk   (posted 7/30/21)

“There has been no tragedy in modern times equal in its awful effects to the fight on the Jew in Germany. It is an attack on civilization, comparable only to such horrors as the Spanish Inquisition and the African slave trade. It has set civilization back a hundred years, and in particular it has made the settlement and understanding of race problems more difficult and more doubtful. It is widely believed by many that the Jewish problem in Germany was episodic, and is already passing. Visitors to the Olympic Games are apt to have gotten that impression. They saw no Jewish oppression. Just as Northern visitors to Mississippi see no Negro oppression.”   W.E.B. Dubois   (posted 7/29/21)

“The color of the prisoner’s skin, and the form of his features, are not impressed upon the spiritual immortal mind which works beneath. In spite of human pride, he is still your brother, and mine, in form and color accepted and approved by his Father, and yours, and mine, and bears equally with us the proudest inheritance of our race — the image of our Maker. Hold him then to be a Man.”   William H. Seward   (posted 7/28/21)

“We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it. “   George Bernard Shaw   (posted 7/27/21)

“I have four children, and I want them to grow up in a country that has a working First Amendment.”   Frank Zappa   (posted 7/26/21)

“I think that the leaf of a tree, the meanest insect on which we trample, are in themselves arguments more conclusive than any which can be adduced that some vast intellect animates Infinity.”   Percy Bysshe Shelley   (posted 7/25/21)

“Though the profusion of Government must undoubtedly have retarded the natural progress of England to wealth and improvement, it has not been able to stop it.”   Adam Smith   (posted 7/24/21)

“I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun.”   Scott Adams   (posted 7/23/21)

“I’m not afraid of a guy [Vladimir Putin] riding around on a horse without a shirt. The guy’s got a pair of twos and we’ve got a full house and he’s walking all over Obama.”   Lindsey Graham   (posted 7/22/21)

“In the name of Communism we abandoned basic human values. So when I came to power in Russia I started to restore those values; values of ‘openness’ and freedom.”   Mikhail Gorbachev   (posted 7/21/21)

“Well, it ain’t no use to sit and wonder why… if’n you don’t know by now.” Bob Dylan, Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright (posted 7/20/21)

“It’s a dog-eat-dog world, Woody, and I am wearing a milk bone underwear.” Norm Peterson from Cheers   (posted 7/19/21)

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.”   Psalms 18:2   (posted 7/18/21)

“Historically, the best way to convert liberals is to have them move out of their parents’ home, get a job, and start paying taxes.”   Ann Coulter   (posted 7/17/21)

“There is nothing so powerful as truth — and often nothing so strange.”   Daniel Webster   (posted 7/16/21)

“How about you occupy a job? How about working? Working, I know that’s tough.”   Rudy Giuliani   (posted 7/15/21)

“To all those people doing lines: Don’t do it, don’t do it… Inject your soul with liberty. It’s free, it’s free.”   Dolores O’Riordan Salvation by The Cranberries   (posted 7/14/21)

“There is nothing in the world I wouldn’t do for Bob Hope, and there is nothing he wouldn’t do for me… We spend our lives doing nothing for each other.”   Bing Crosby   (posted 7/13/21)

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”   Winston Churchill   (posted 7/12/21)

“Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith.”   Saint Francis of Assisi   (posted 7/11/21)

“We want to appeal to everyone and get rich quick. We want to be millionaires. I’ve got this plan to buy Tasmania you see.”   Angus Young   (posted 7/10/21)

“Gentlemen, you may soon have the alternative to live as slaves or die as free men.”   Daniel O’Connell   (posted 7/9/21)

“The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”   Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam   (posted 7/8/21)

 “If you agree with me on 9 out of 12 issues, vote for me. If you agree with me on 12 out of 12 issues, see a psychiatrist.”   Ed Koch   (posted 7/7/21)

“We’re not children here. The law is… how should I put it? A convenience. Or a convenience for some people, and an inconvenience for other people. Like, take the law that says you can’t go into someone else’s house. I have a house, so, hey, I like that law. The guy without a house, what’s he think of it? Stay out in the rain, schnook. That’s what the law means to him.”   Assassinated Mob Boss Paul Castellano   (posted 7/6/21)

“It will be celebrated with pomp and parade, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other.” John Adams (posted 7/5/21)

“America was founded by people who believed that God was their rock of safety.”   Ronald Reagan   (posted 7/4/21)

“The opinions and belief of men depend not on their own will, but follow involuntarily the evidence proposed to their minds.”   Thomas Jefferson   (posted 7/3/21)

“Oh, I am sorry, Ralph. I forgot, it is your house. You really have been very big-hearted, Ralph, sharing it with me, letting me live here with you in the lap of luxury like this. Don’t think that I don’t appreciate it, Ralph, ’cause I do. After all, where else would I get a beautiful home like this? This place, Ralph, you know what it is? It’s a regular Disneyland.”   Alice Kramden (Audrey Meadows) from the Honeymooners   (posted 7/2/21)

“I get criticized for how many times I use the state helicopter to go places. But what’s a guy to do when his daughter’s got the car?”   Brendan Byrne   (posted 7/1/21)

“We’ve been conditioned to think that only politicians can solve our problems. But at some point, maybe we will wake-up and recognize that it was the politicians who created our problems.”   Ben Carson   (posted 6/30/21)

“We’re entitled to our own opinions, but we’re not entitled to our own facts.”   Daniel Patrick Moynihan   (posted 6/29/21)

“It’s hard to win an argument with a smart person, but it’s damn near impossible to win an argument with a stupid one.”   Bill Murray   (posted 6/28/21)

“Peter and the other apostles replied: ‘We must obey God rather than human beings!’”   Acts 5:29   (posted 6/27/21)

“The USA ended slavery, ended race-based civil rights violations, elected a black president twice, and made our highest paid athletes, musicians, celebrities, and cultural ambassadors black Americans. If we’re a ‘racist’ nation, we suck at it.”   Steven Crowder   (posted 6/26/21)

“Another hot one out on highway eleven… This is my life it’s what I’ve chosen to do… There are no free rides, no one said it’d be easy… The old man told me this my son, I’m telling it to you.”   John Mellencamp   from the song Minutes to Memories (posted 6/25/21)

“This is shown by the twinkling lights of the stars. By this token in particular they are distinguished from the planets, for there had to be a very great difference between what moves and what does not move. So vast, without any question, is the divine handiwork of the most excellent Almighty.”   Nicolaus Copernicus   (posted 6/24/21)

“Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.”   W.C. Fields   (posted 6/23/21)

“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 Townshend   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)

“Some people see things that are and ask, ‘why?” Some people dream of things that never were and ask, “why not?” And some people have to go to work and don’t have time for all that.”   George Carlin   (posted 9/30/20)

“When conservative judges strike down laws, it’s because of what’s in the Constitution. When liberal judges strike down laws – or impose new laws – it’s because of what’s in the New York Times.”   Ann Coulter   (posted 9/29/20)

“Good for you, you have a heart, you can be a liberal. Now, couple your heart with your brain, and you can be a conservative.”   Glenn Beck   (posted 9/28/20)

“I won’t insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said.” William F. Buckley (posted 9/27/20)

“They say all marriages are made in heaven, but so are thunder and lightning.” Clint Eastwood (posted 9/26/20)

 “Biden, to me, is like having a flashlight with a dying battery, and going for a long hike in the woods. It is not going to work out.”   Joe Rogan   (posted 9/25/20)

 “They call me a racist too, just because I disagree with a president who happens to be black. You’re not racists, you’re patriots.”   Herman Cain   (posted 9/23/20)

 “The world is fighting Islamic terrorism, starvation and disease. But Democrats are fighting for men to pee in the ladies’ room.”   James Woods   (posted 9/22/20)

“No matter how much cats fight, there always seems to be plenty of kittens.”   Abraham Lincoln   (posted 9/20/20)

“I would call [COVID lockdowns], ‘forcibly imprisoning people in their homes’ against all their Constitutional rights, in my opinion, and breaking people’s freedoms in ways that are horrible and wrong and not why people came to America or built this country,”   Elon Musk   (posted 9/20/20)

 “I’m prepared to say, that I have a record of over 40 years. And that I’m going to beat Joe Biden!” Joe Biden   (posted 9/19/20)

“The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.” George Will (posted 9/18/20)

“This is the kind of ass-clownery that stems from the fact that all philosophy looks weird when you don’t have one.” Jonah Goldberg (posted 9/17/20)

“African Americans watch the same news at night that ordinary Americans do.” Bill Clinton (posted 9/16/20)

“It’s not that conservatives don’t care… we do. We just have different answers than liberals do. It’s a difference of the mind, not of the heart.” Tom Selleck (posted 9/15/20)

“Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.” Thomas Sowell (posted 9/14/20)

“I’ll keep us out of war with Oklahoma.” Kinky Friedman, then-candidate for Texas Governor (posted 9/13/20)

“I don’t need a seven-year degree in Sociology to know bullshit when I hear it.” Ben Shapiro (posted 9/12/20)

“My father, Norberto, was a pastry chef at ‘Windows on the World’ in Tower One. For 10 years, he made many fancy and famous desserts, but the sweetest dessert he made was the marble cake he made for us at home. Whenever we parted, Poppi would say, ‘Te amo. Vaya con Dios.’ And this morning, I want to say the same thing to you, Poppi. I love you. Go with God.”   Catherine Hernandez (posted 9/11/20)

“I was a Great Society liberal on domestic issues. People ask me, ‘How do you go from Walter Mondale to Fox News?’ The answer is, ‘I was young once.’ End of answer.” Charles Krauthammer (posted 9/10/20)

“Imagine a man forcefully penetrating a woman’s vagina & telling her she smells like she’s been with other men. Then that man physically assaults police officers, goes for a knife—and is somehow subsequently worshipped as a victim of injustice. Jacob Blake was a violent scumbag.” Candace Owens (posted 9/9/20)

“You can’t go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary and really understand it and come out a liberal.” Robert Downey Jr. (posted 9/8/20)

“To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.” Theodore Roosevelt (posted 9/7/20)

“I may be drunk, miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.” Winston Churchill (posted 9/6/20)

“You can play golf with liberals, be neighbors with them, and go out to dinner. I just don’t want them in power.” Sean Hannity (posted 9/5/20)

“How do you tell a Communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.” Ronald Reagan (posted 9/4/20)

“They are supposed to be dispassionate dispensers of pure justice; icy islands of emotionless calculation. In short, umpires should be acute Republicans.” George Will (posted 9/3/20)

“Life is hard… it’s harder when you’re stupid.” John Wayne (posted 9/2/20)

“In the liberal imagination, the money is the government’s by default, and the president and congress determine through the tax code how much to give to the people.” Mathew Continetti (posted 9/1/20)

“I’d rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.” William F. Buckley (posted 8/31/20)

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Benjamin Franklin (posted 8/30/20)

“Secretly, everybody’s getting tired of political correctness. Kissing up. That’s the kiss-ass generation we’re in right now. We’re really in a pussy generation.” Clint Eastwood (posted 8/29/20)

“Listening to liberals invoke the sanctity of ‘science’ to promote their crackpot ideas creates the same uneasy feeling as listening to Bill Clinton cite Scripture.” Ann Coulter (posted 8/28/20)

“In explaining any puzzling Washington phenomenon, always choose stupidity over conspiracy, incompetence over cunning. Anything else gives them too much credit.” Charles Krauthammer (posted 8/27/20)

“We cannot let this we we’ve never allowed an any crisis from the Civil War straight through to the pandemic of seventeen all the way around sixteen we have never ever let our democracy sakes second fiddle way they we can both have a democracy and elections at the same time.” Joe Biden (posted 8/26/20… and no, that quote has not been edited)

“Find out if your girlfriend is a feminist before you get too far into it. Some of them are pretty. They don’t all look like Bella Abzug.” Phyllis Schlafly (posted 8/25/20)

“What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And most importantly, cookies.” Rudolph Giuliani (posted 8/24/20)

“I’m a huge supporter of women. What I’m not is a supporter of liberalism. Feminism is what I oppose. Feminism has led women astray. I love the women’s movement — especially when walking behind it.” Rush Limbaugh (posted 8/21/20)

“That desire which is in us all to better other people’s condition by having them think as we think.” Mark Twain (posted 8/20/20)

“Senator Kerry has been in Washington long enough to take both sides on just about every issue.” George W. Bush (posted 8/19/20)

“Strom Thurmond had four kids after he was 67. If you’re not willing to do that, then we’ve got to come up with a new legal immigration system.” Lindsey Graham (posted 8/18/20)

“All I can say is that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.” Winston Churchill (posted 8/17/20)

“I get tougher questions at the Bojangles drive-through than those asked of Susan Rice by David Gregory.” Trey Gowdy (posted 8/16/20)

“It’s a very good question, very direct, and I’m not going to answer it. ” George H.W. Bush (posted 8/14/20)

“This is why aliens won’t talk to us.” Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) (posted 8/12/20)

“Look who we’re running against. Their #1 candidate thought she was flat broke after her and her husband were in the White House for eight years. Their #2 guy went to the Soviet Union on his honeymoon and I don’t think he ever came back. If we don’t beat these people, who the hell are we gonna beat?” Lindsey Graham (posted 8/10/20)

“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.” William F. Buckley (posted 8/8/20)

“Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.” Winston Churchill (posted 8/7/20)

“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are… you aren’t.” Margaret Thatcher (posted 8/6/20)

“You can get a goat to climb a tree, but you’d be better off hiring a squirrel.” Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) (posted 8/5/20)

“Concerning the difference between man and the jackass: some observers hold that there isn’t any. But this wrongs the jackass.” Mark Twain (posted 8/4/20)

“If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?” Abraham Lincoln (posted 8/3/20)

“I wear high heels, and it’s not for a fashion statement… it’s ammunition.” Nikki Haley (posted 8/2/20)

“If the Tea Party is so racist, how come when they have straw polls the black guy keeps winning?” Herman Cain (Rest in Peace; posted 8/1/20)

“We are, always, reminded of the old saw: What would happen if the Soviet Union took over the Sahara Desert? Answer: Nothing for 50 years. After that there would be a shortage of sand.” William F. Buckley (posted 7/31/20)

“Sex and politics are a lot alike. You don’t have to be good at them to enjoy them.” Barry Goldwater (posted 7/30/20)

“I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.” Winston Churchill (posted 7/29/20)

“Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, and if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.” Ronald Reagan (posted 7/28/20)

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