Quote-a-palooza

“The big news over the weekend was that a guy named Kevin Rudd won the election to be the Prime Minister of Australia. Rudd is the leader of the Labor Party and beat the incumbent John Howard whose Conservative Party had been in power for nearly 12 years. This was, of course, reported around the world as a defeat for… George Bush. EVERYTHING is reported around the world as a defeat for… George Bush.” – Rich Galen

“The pessimists and defeatists who declared the surge doomed and said we were digging ourselves into a deeper hole have been proven wrong. The story of Iraq now is that terrorists have been killed, captured or driven out of territory retaken and cleansed by American and Iraqi forces- a coalition that has stabilized much of the country.” – Donald Lambro

“No one contends that the other Amendments that preserve rights of ‘the people’ – the First, Fourth, Ninth and Tenth- do not preserve individuals’ rights. The same must be true of the Second.” – Jed Babbin

“If a CEO of a fortune 500 company were to retire, would anyone seriously consider his wife to be an adequate replacement simply because she was married to him when he ran the company?” – John Hawkins

“If you don’t like going to the DMV, imagine if the only place you could go to resolve a health care problem is some government agency.” – Rush Limbaugh

“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” – Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” – Aldous Huxley

“A man who thinks of himself as belonging to a particular national group in America has not yet become an American. And the man who goes among you to trade upon your nationality is no worthy son to live under the Stars and Stripes.” – Woodrow Wilson

“Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.” – Alexis de Tocqueville

“Politics ain’t worrying this country one-tenth as much as trying to find a parking spot.” – Will Rogers

“The problem with the process is obvious: It is getting harder for candidates not beloved by the national media and party establishments to compete. The solution, alas, is rather elusive. One thing is clear: If in 2012, the major parties choose 80 percent of their convention delegates on a single day the media breathlessly describes as ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Tuesday,’ we will be headed in the wrong direction.” – W. James Antle III

“The plain truth is that if guys like [Leonardo] DiCaprio, [George] Clooney and Robert Redford, were women, they’d be called bimbos.” – Burt Prelutsky

Quote-a-palooza

“The big news over the weekend was that a guy named Kevin Rudd won the election to be the Prime Minister of Australia. Rudd is the leader of the Labor Party and beat the incumbent John Howard whose Conservative Party had been in power for nearly 12 years. This was, of course, reported around the world as a defeat for… George Bush. EVERYTHING is reported around the world as a defeat for… George Bush.” – Rich Galen

“The pessimists and defeatists who declared the surge doomed and said we were digging ourselves into a deeper hole have been proven wrong. The story of Iraq now is that terrorists have been killed, captured or driven out of territory retaken and cleansed by American and Iraqi forces- a coalition that has stabilized much of the country.” – Donald Lambro

“No one contends that the other Amendments that preserve rights of ‘the people’ – the First, Fourth, Ninth and Tenth- do not preserve individuals’ rights. The same must be true of the Second.” – Jed Babbin

“If a CEO of a fortune 500 company were to retire, would anyone seriously consider his wife to be an adequate replacement simply because she was married to him when he ran the company?” – John Hawkins

“If you don’t like going to the DMV, imagine if the only place you could go to resolve a health care problem is some government agency.” – Rush Limbaugh

“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” – Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” – Aldous Huxley

“A man who thinks of himself as belonging to a particular national group in America has not yet become an American. And the man who goes among you to trade upon your nationality is no worthy son to live under the Stars and Stripes.” – Woodrow Wilson

“Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.” – Alexis de Tocqueville

“Politics ain’t worrying this country one-tenth as much as trying to find a parking spot.” – Will Rogers

“The problem with the process is obvious: It is getting harder for candidates not beloved by the national media and party establishments to compete. The solution, alas, is rather elusive. One thing is clear: If in 2012, the major parties choose 80 percent of their convention delegates on a single day the media breathlessly describes as ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Tuesday,’ we will be headed in the wrong direction.” – W. James Antle III

“The plain truth is that if guys like [Leonardo] DiCaprio, [George] Clooney and Robert Redford, were women, they’d be called bimbos.” – Burt Prelutsky

Quote-a-palooza

“The big news over the weekend was that a guy named Kevin Rudd won the election to be the Prime Minister of Australia. Rudd is the leader of the Labor Party and beat the incumbent John Howard whose Conservative Party had been in power for nearly 12 years. This was, of course, reported around the world as a defeat for… George Bush. EVERYTHING is reported around the world as a defeat for… George Bush.” – Rich Galen

“The pessimists and defeatists who declared the surge doomed and said we were digging ourselves into a deeper hole have been proven wrong. The story of Iraq now is that terrorists have been killed, captured or driven out of territory retaken and cleansed by American and Iraqi forces- a coalition that has stabilized much of the country.” – Donald Lambro

“No one contends that the other Amendments that preserve rights of ‘the people’ – the First, Fourth, Ninth and Tenth- do not preserve individuals’ rights. The same must be true of the Second.” – Jed Babbin

“If a CEO of a fortune 500 company were to retire, would anyone seriously consider his wife to be an adequate replacement simply because she was married to him when he ran the company?” – John Hawkins

“If you don’t like going to the DMV, imagine if the only place you could go to resolve a health care problem is some government agency.” – Rush Limbaugh

“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” – Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” – Aldous Huxley

“A man who thinks of himself as belonging to a particular national group in America has not yet become an American. And the man who goes among you to trade upon your nationality is no worthy son to live under the Stars and Stripes.” – Woodrow Wilson

“Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.” – Alexis de Tocqueville

“Politics ain’t worrying this country one-tenth as much as trying to find a parking spot.” – Will Rogers

“The problem with the process is obvious: It is getting harder for candidates not beloved by the national media and party establishments to compete. The solution, alas, is rather elusive. One thing is clear: If in 2012, the major parties choose 80 percent of their convention delegates on a single day the media breathlessly describes as ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Tuesday,’ we will be headed in the wrong direction.” – W. James Antle III

“The plain truth is that if guys like [Leonardo] DiCaprio, [George] Clooney and Robert Redford, were women, they’d be called bimbos.” – Burt Prelutsky

Quote-a-palooza

“The big news over the weekend was that a guy named Kevin Rudd won the election to be the Prime Minister of Australia. Rudd is the leader of the Labor Party and beat the incumbent John Howard whose Conservative Party had been in power for nearly 12 years. This was, of course, reported around the world as a defeat for… George Bush. EVERYTHING is reported around the world as a defeat for… George Bush.” – Rich Galen

“The pessimists and defeatists who declared the surge doomed and said we were digging ourselves into a deeper hole have been proven wrong. The story of Iraq now is that terrorists have been killed, captured or driven out of territory retaken and cleansed by American and Iraqi forces- a coalition that has stabilized much of the country.” – Donald Lambro

“No one contends that the other Amendments that preserve rights of ‘the people’ – the First, Fourth, Ninth and Tenth- do not preserve individuals’ rights. The same must be true of the Second.” – Jed Babbin

“If a CEO of a fortune 500 company were to retire, would anyone seriously consider his wife to be an adequate replacement simply because she was married to him when he ran the company?” – John Hawkins

“If you don’t like going to the DMV, imagine if the only place you could go to resolve a health care problem is some government agency.” – Rush Limbaugh

“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” – Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” – Aldous Huxley

“A man who thinks of himself as belonging to a particular national group in America has not yet become an American. And the man who goes among you to trade upon your nationality is no worthy son to live under the Stars and Stripes.” – Woodrow Wilson

“Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.” – Alexis de Tocqueville

“Politics ain’t worrying this country one-tenth as much as trying to find a parking spot.” – Will Rogers

“The problem with the process is obvious: It is getting harder for candidates not beloved by the national media and party establishments to compete. The solution, alas, is rather elusive. One thing is clear: If in 2012, the major parties choose 80 percent of their convention delegates on a single day the media breathlessly describes as ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Tuesday,’ we will be headed in the wrong direction.” – W. James Antle III

“The plain truth is that if guys like [Leonardo] DiCaprio, [George] Clooney and Robert Redford, were women, they’d be called bimbos.” – Burt Prelutsky

Words to watch for

There are some words that just set me off and let me know that the person speaking is not worth my attention:

  • Multi-cultural
  • Diverse
  • Holistic
  • Hueristic
  • Best Practices
  • Action Items
  • Fellowship (especially when used as a verb)
  • Dynamic (outside computer code)
  • “Do you have the bandwidth to take this on?” (Why not just ask if I have the time?)
  • Any non-mocking reference to a mission statement

These drive me crazy.

Chávez threatens opponents

The Venezuelan president, Hugo Chávez, today threatened to strip the country’s industrialists of their assets if they continued to oppose his indefinite presidency.

Human rights groups, the Catholic church and other opponents warn that revisions to the constitution will concentrate power in Chávez ‘s hands – charges that government allies dismiss as rhetoric from an economic elite afraid to lose privileges as the country moves toward socialism.

Yesterday Chávez said he was freezing relations with Colombia after Uribe halted his attempts to reach out to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc), leftwing guerrillas who have waged a bloody civil war against the Colombian state for decades.

Source

Nope, no danger of a dictatorship here.

Hat Tip: JammieWearingFool