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JBG





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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:26 pm    Post subject: Words to the Wise Reply with quote

If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.'
-Mark Twain

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.... But then I repeat myself.
-Mark Twain

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
-Winston Churchill

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

A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.
-G Gordon Liddy

Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
-James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
-Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
-P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
-Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
-Ronald Reagan (1986)

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
-Will Rogers

**This health care one is probably exactly right.
If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free!
-P.J. O'Rourke

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.
-Voltaire (1764)

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you!
-Pericles (430 B.C.)

No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
-Mark Twain (1866 )

Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it.
-Unknown

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
-Winston Churchill

The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
-Mark Twain

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
-Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
-Edward Langley, Artist (1928 - 1995)

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

You can always tell when a politician is lying; his lips are moving!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talk about collected wisdom delivered in pithy packages!!

-Mac
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a lot of gems here, thanks for posting them!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FF_Canuck wrote:
There's a lot of gems here, thanks for posting them!
I can't claim credit for the decision to post them, however. A very wise man made that suggestion.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the power in my pocket - Stephan Dion

We didn't get it done - Iggy

A proof is a proof and if it is a proof it must be a good proof and how it is a good proof because it is proven(something like that) - Jean Chetien

You'll have to ask Mr. Duceppe that question - Jack Layton

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JBG wrote:
I can't claim credit for the decision to post them, however. A very wise man made that suggestion.

Anyone we know?

-Mac
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JBG wrote:
FF_Canuck wrote:
There's a lot of gems here, thanks for posting them!
I can't claim credit for the decision to post them, however. A very wise man made that suggestion.

Mac wrote:
Anyone we know?


No wisdom here... I just liked the quotes is all ... :oops:
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FF_Canuck wrote:
No wisdom here... I just liked the quotes is all ... :oops:

I had my wisdom teeth pulled when I was 20. No wisdom here either... :(

I have a guess who might have made the suggestion... :)

-Mac
JBG





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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Words to the Wise Reply with quote

JBG wrote:
No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
-Mark Twain (1866 )

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

These are both misattributed. The first was said by Gideon Tucker, second by Gerald R. Ford.
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