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Notable Quote – Kevin Williamson

by Skip August 18, 2018

It is remarkable that people who are most keenly attuned to the self-interest of CEOs and shareholders and the ways in which that self-interest influences their decisions apparently believe that members of the House, senators, presidents, regulators, Cabinet secretaries, and agency chiefs somehow are liberated from self-interest when they take office through some kind of […]

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Notable Quote – Kimberly Ross on “Christine Hallquist”

by Skip August 16, 2018

Reformatted, emphasis mine: On Tuesday, Christine Hallquist won the Democratic primary in the state of Vermont and is officially the party’s gubernatorial candidate. Such a win would normally not receive much attention at all. However, Hallquist, who spent most of his life by the given name ‘David’, now lives as a transgender woman. As we’re well […]

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Notable Quote – Ann Coulter

by Skip August 9, 2018

“Only the Democratic Party could produce a string of presidential candidates who oppose school choice and vouchers while sending their own children to lily-white private schools. Only the Democratic Party could hysterically denounce a Supreme Court nominee for allegedly making unwanted sexual advances in the workplace and then applaud a president who was receiving oral […]

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Notable Quote – Tom Palmer

by Skip July 29, 2018

“As you go through life, chances are almost 100 percent that you act like a libertarian. You might ask what it means to “act like a libertarian.” It’s not that complicated. You don’t hit other people when their behavior displeases you. You don’t take their stuff. You don’t lie to them to trick them into […]

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Notable Quote – Mona Charen

by Skip July 29, 2018

(emphasis mine): …What Valenti and other feminists do not see is that many of the traits they despise in modern men — for example, their expectation that they are “entitled to sexual attention” and their attraction to misogynist websites — are outgrowths of the sexual revolution that feminists themselves promoted. By devaluing marriage and family, […]

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Notable Quote – Prof. Thomas Sowell

by Skip July 14, 2018

“One of the consequences of such notions as ‘entitlements’ is that people who have contributed nothing to society feel that society owes them something, apparently just for being nice enough to grace us with their presence.” -Prof. Thomas Sowell We owe them, as opposed to “gee, thanks for helping me”.  This is what happens with […]

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Notable Quote – Jacob Viner

by Skip July 4, 2018

Beyond, moreover, its material benefits, it is clear that for Adam Smith laissez faire had ethical or moral value in that it left to the individual unimpaired “liberty” to which he had a natural right. It is quite probable, therefore, that Adam Smith would have rejected an extensive program of state regulation of economic enterprise […]

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Notable Quote – well, it sure ain’t Jeb Bradley or Chris Sununu

by Skip July 2, 2018

“Where is the politician who has not promised to fight to the death for lower taxes- and who has not proceeded to vote for the very spending projects that make tax cuts impossible?” -Barry Goldwater They LOVE spending other peoples’ money…and like I’ve said for years, don’t listen to what politicians SAY, watch what they […]

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Notable Quote – George Will

by Skip June 30, 2018

There is no sugarcoating today’s reality. Public-sector unions are conveyor belts that move a portion of government employees’ salaries — some of the amount paid in union dues — into political campaigns, almost always Democrats’, to elect the people with whom the unions “negotiate” for taxpayers’ money. Progressives who are theatrically distraught about there being […]

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Reputation and Practice

by Steve MacDonald June 30, 2018

If [an individual’s] publicly known irresponsibilities do not serve to blemish that individual’s reputation amongst his co-ideologists, then it is fair to assume that his practice is an acceptable practice of the movement. William F. Buckley r.

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Notable Quote – Roger Kimball

by Skip June 13, 2018

On what rot the 1960s wreaked upon today (emphasis mine):  “Only a few periods in American history,” the New York Times intoned in an editorial called “In Praise of the Counterculture”: … have seen such a rich fulfillment of the informing ideals of personal freedom and creativity that lie at the heart of the American intellectual tradition. […]

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Data Point – “Staggering DOJ study: 83 percent of prisoners re-arrested within 9 years of release”

by Skip June 1, 2018

Overall, 68 percent of released state prisoners were arrested within three years, 79 percent within six years and 83 percent within nine years. The 401,288 released state prisoners were arrested an estimated 2 million times during the nine years after their release, an average of five arrests per released prisoner. On an annual basis, 44 […]

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Notable Quote – Daniel Greenfield

by Skip May 29, 2018

(reformatted, emphasis mine): Bernie’s socialism was controversial in the ’16 primaries. In ’18, most of his ideas have been embraced by his prospective ’20 rivals. His people are rising within the DNC. Hillary Clinton didn’t just kill off her crooked political dynasty. Her defeat also killed triangulation. What’s the point of waiting around for decades, playing the […]

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Notable Quote – Prof. Don Broudreau

by Skip May 27, 2018

Economic competition is the most reliable and incorruptible form of regulation. If in free markets that are unsullied by government favoritism an airline mistreats its passengers or a bank is careless with its customers’ deposits, the market punishes these firms with losses and, if they don’t mend their ways, with bankruptcy. In other words, when […]

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Notable Quote – John Yatczyshyn

by Susan Olsen May 24, 2018

“I’m amazed at how you can change a man into a woman or woman into a man successfully but Democrats go ballistic when one even suggests changing people from Gay to straight. Does anyone see the hypocrisy and control here?“ – John Yatczyshyn

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Notable Quote – Ace

by Skip May 22, 2018

“Senator Feinstein has an inflated sense of her own intelligence and importance, and most of all her ability to sway public opinion. When she spouts “facts” that upon close examination disprove her point, it exposes the conceit that our politicians are in any way intellectually impressive. On the contrary, most of them are mendacious, grasping, […]

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Notable Quote – Samuel Adams

by Susan Olsen May 14, 2018

“The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, […]

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Notable Quote – Keith Hanson

by Skip May 11, 2018

Republicans may hold office, but Democrats hold the power. Republicans, despite holding the majority, continue to defer to Democrats (seemingly out of decency) when they should utilize the majority to their advantage, the exact same way that Democrats would if the majority were in their favor. -Keith Hanson, radio talk show host and activist. My […]

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Notable Quote – Samuel Adams

by Skip May 5, 2018

Jacqueline Blaszka Campbell falls into this failure: “A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to […]

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Notable Quote – Judge James Ho

by Skip April 20, 2018

Sorry, but the good judge got one thing really wrong – the word “allow” (emphasis mine): To be sure, many Americans of good faith bemoan the amount of money spent on campaign contributions and political speech. But if you don’t like big money in politics, then you should oppose big government in our lives. Because […]

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Notable Quote – Kristian Niemietz

by Skip April 17, 2018

Socialists usually react with genuine irritation when a political opponent mentions an earlier, failed socialist project. They cannot see this is anything other than a straw man, and a cheap shot. As a result, they refuse to address the question why those attempts have turned out the way they did. According to contemporary socialists, previous socialist leaders […]

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Notable Quote – Don Surber

by Skip April 2, 2018

Once again we see liberalism as a religion. The liberals’ high opinion of themselves is amusing. I forget who said it first, but when you lose a sense your other senses become more intense; thus when you lose your sense of humor, your sense of self-importance grows. –Don Surber Talking about a sense of humor […]

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Notable Quote – Ammo Grrrll

by Skip March 31, 2018

Every Friday a necessary read for me is Ammo Grrrll – a retired comedienne with a lovely sense of dry humor and lots of great turn of phrases. This Friday’s column was concerning the Parkland Kiddies; you know, “first I’m a high level Progressive Activist destroying peoples lives” – and when criticized – “How dare […]

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Notable Quote – Frank J Fleming

by Skip March 7, 2018

“Difference between Nazi and Communist is when you say how horrible Nazis have been, they don’t say “Well, real Nazism has never been tried.” -Frank J. Fleming And we all know that true Communism has been as well – and failed every time because it fails to recognize true human nature.  Progressives (proto-communists) fail to […]

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Notable Quote – Thomas Jefferson

by Skip March 3, 2018

The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be […]

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Notable Quote – Bonchie

by Skip February 24, 2018

OK, tonite, I’ve got nuttin – but there’s a lotta folks out there that do.  From RedState, Bonchie points out that the Left’s claim to “right to be safe”, especially those of the teen survivors from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School murders that have gone full political, is sheer nonsense. Emphasis mine: ******************** There […]

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Notable Quote – Jeffrey Folks

by Skip February 24, 2018

A long quote on the heart of Liberalism and why they hate us and the lives we have chosen for ourselves (emphasis mine). ************* Do they really hate ordinary people that much? Yes, they do.  For liberals, the distinction between the “dumb masses” and their enlightened selves renders life meaningful.  Disdain for ordinary folks is not […]

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Notable Quote – Kevin Williamson

by Skip February 23, 2018

“The difference between communism and socialism is that under socialism central planning ends with a gun in your face, whereas under communism central planning begins with a gun in your face.” –Kevin Williamson (writer, author) (H/T: The Truth About Guns) And Susan notes:

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Notable Quote – Frederick Douglass

by Skip February 17, 2018

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those […]

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Notable Quote – Samuel Adams

by Skip February 11, 2018

“A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.” — […]

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