“In reality 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 now and then peek out and show itself.” – Benjamin Franklin

“A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason. Let us be like the man of the frontier and always reveal with utmost honesty our real reasons for all that we do.” – J.P. Morgan

“What [the GOP] is lacking right now is that sturdy grass-roots movement which is the mechanism that wins presidential and congressional elections… When the Rockefeller-wing philosophy prevails, the GOP loses. When the Reagan wing is in control, we win.” – Michael Reagan

“He that is warm for truth, and fearless in its defense, performs one of the duties of a good man; he strengthens his own conviction, and guards others from delusion; but steadiness of belief, and boldness of profession, are yet only part of the form of godliness.” – Samuel Johnson

“A little integrity is better than any career.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Nonsense is nonsense whether it rhymes or not, just as bad half-pennies are good for nothing whether they jingle or lie quiet.” – Charles Spurgeon

“The [media] will always tell you… who is a conservative and who isn’t by virtue of who they try to destroy and by virtue of who they try to prop up. And right now they’re trying to prop up McCain… [and] Huckabee.” – Rush Limbaugh

“The intent of the Founding Fathers was to have an armed population that would ensure the ‘security of a free state.’ The armed population would be able to defend itself from abuses of a tyrannical government or foreign invaders, and would have the means of self-defense against the criminal element.” – Charles Bloomer

“Environmentalists often talk as if they are trying to save the last few patches of greeney from being paved over, when in fact 90 percent of the land in the United States is undeveloped and forests alone cover more area than all the cities and towns in the country combined.” – Thomas Sowell

“Innovation drives change, the market drives change. Government ‘change’ just drives things away: You could ask many of the New Hampshire primary voters who formerly resided in Massachusetts.”- Mark Steyn

“The candidates should never keep shouting the word change to three hundred million people with a TV remote in their hands.”- Argus Hamilton

“The Democratic primary campaign has been breathtakingly empty. What passes for substance is an absurd contest of hopeful change (Obama) vs. experienced change (Clinton) vs. angry change (John Edwards playing Hugo Chavez in English).”- Charles Krauthammer

Quote of the Day – American Idol Edition

Did you watch American Idol? Am I missing something? I know there are some plain old attention seekers on there, but how is this part of the show not just a total humiliation of people who are mentally disabled?
–Danielle Bean


I did watch part of the show, enough to know that the second guy on this page should be exiled from Delaware (and I actually did contact a Newark City Councilman I’m friendly with to that effect), and while I’m not sure I’d describe them as mentally disabled, there is a sort of mocking tone directed towards the contestant that is disconcerting. Granted, many of them deserve it, but we shouldn’t be putting those people on the air.

Castro says he’s too unhealthy to speak

Castro says he’s too unhealthy to speak – Yahoo! News

Fidel Castro said Wednesday he is not yet healthy enough to speak to Cuba’s masses in person and can’t campaign for Sunday’s parliamentary elections.

Two predictions:

1) He’ll still pull out a victory.
2) His victory will be lauded by the same people in America who deny that Bush won the last two US Presidential elections.