Quote-a-palooza

“Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.” —Benjamin Rush

“Politics, n. strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.” —Ambrose Bierce

“Real valor consists not in being insensible to danger, but in being prompt to confront and disarm it.” —Sir Walter Scott

“The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently but to live manfully.” —Thomas Carlyle

“We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.” —C.S. Lewis

“Why would Al Qaeda choose the past several days, just as Democrats in Congress were voting to run up a white flag and commit the United States to defeat in Iraq, to launch a bloody wave of terrorist atrocities?… The answer… is that this is how totalitarian aggressors react to faintheartedness… The smell of irresolution doesn’t satiate the totalitarians’ appetite; it makes it keener.” —Jeff Jacoby

“It has been painfully clear that Speaker Pelosi was serious only about scoring political points. Her big grin when she won a narrow vote for a non-binding resolution was grotesque against the background of a life-and-death issue. You don’t grin over a political ploy that you have pulled when men’s lives are at stake.” —Thomas Sowell

“The true American religious tradition, the one that disciplines power, subjugating it to reason, truth and, ultimately, an all-powerful God, is not a threat to liberty but its best defender.” —Judge Janice Rogers Brown

“Having signaled the desire to court defeat in Iraq, the Democrats have passed a goody-laden bill that shows their desire to lose the battle against wasteful spending. Pork: It’s the other white flag!” —James Lileks

“Connecticut police arrested a man who claimed to be Dick Cheney after a high-speed chase on Tuesday. The suspect was shocked with a stun gun by officers and taken to a psychiatric ward. Only a lunatic would want to be in Dick Cheney’s shoes right now.” —Argus Hamilton

Jay Leno: We’re now finding out where all the [presidential] candidates met their spouses. Barack Obama met his wife at a law firm. John McCain met his wife at a naval officers dance. And Rudy Giuliani met his third wife when he was cheating on his first wife with his second wife. … Hillary Clinton said today that public appearances with her and Bill would be rare. The only thing more rare? Private appearances with her and Bill. … The UN Security Council expressed “concern” over Iran capturing those 15 British soldiers. Concern. With the UN involved this could escalate from “concern” to “severely frowned upon.” … In USA Today there was an interesting article about a group of Native Americans at an Indian reservation in Minnesota who are trying to save the language of Dakota, which is on the verge of extinction. You know, it’s the same thing we’re trying to do in Los Angeles with English. … They’ve now come out with the carbon diet—an environmentally friendly diet that reduces greenhouse gases. Let me tell you something: If your diet is so bad that you are causing global warming, just stay out of Taco Bell.

Quote-a-palooza

“Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.” —Benjamin Rush

“Politics, n. strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.” —Ambrose Bierce

“Real valor consists not in being insensible to danger, but in being prompt to confront and disarm it.” —Sir Walter Scott

“The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently but to live manfully.” —Thomas Carlyle

“We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.” —C.S. Lewis

“Why would Al Qaeda choose the past several days, just as Democrats in Congress were voting to run up a white flag and commit the United States to defeat in Iraq, to launch a bloody wave of terrorist atrocities?… The answer… is that this is how totalitarian aggressors react to faintheartedness… The smell of irresolution doesn’t satiate the totalitarians’ appetite; it makes it keener.” —Jeff Jacoby

“It has been painfully clear that Speaker Pelosi was serious only about scoring political points. Her big grin when she won a narrow vote for a non-binding resolution was grotesque against the background of a life-and-death issue. You don’t grin over a political ploy that you have pulled when men’s lives are at stake.” —Thomas Sowell

“The true American religious tradition, the one that disciplines power, subjugating it to reason, truth and, ultimately, an all-powerful God, is not a threat to liberty but its best defender.” —Judge Janice Rogers Brown

“Having signaled the desire to court defeat in Iraq, the Democrats have passed a goody-laden bill that shows their desire to lose the battle against wasteful spending. Pork: It’s the other white flag!” —James Lileks

“Connecticut police arrested a man who claimed to be Dick Cheney after a high-speed chase on Tuesday. The suspect was shocked with a stun gun by officers and taken to a psychiatric ward. Only a lunatic would want to be in Dick Cheney’s shoes right now.” —Argus Hamilton

Jay Leno: We’re now finding out where all the [presidential] candidates met their spouses. Barack Obama met his wife at a law firm. John McCain met his wife at a naval officers dance. And Rudy Giuliani met his third wife when he was cheating on his first wife with his second wife. … Hillary Clinton said today that public appearances with her and Bill would be rare. The only thing more rare? Private appearances with her and Bill. … The UN Security Council expressed “concern” over Iran capturing those 15 British soldiers. Concern. With the UN involved this could escalate from “concern” to “severely frowned upon.” … In USA Today there was an interesting article about a group of Native Americans at an Indian reservation in Minnesota who are trying to save the language of Dakota, which is on the verge of extinction. You know, it’s the same thing we’re trying to do in Los Angeles with English. … They’ve now come out with the carbon diet—an environmentally friendly diet that reduces greenhouse gases. Let me tell you something: If your diet is so bad that you are causing global warming, just stay out of Taco Bell.