Quote-a-palooza

“His Example is now complete, and it will teach wisdom and virtue to magistrates, citizens, and men, not only in the present age, but in future generations, as long as our history shall be read.” – John Adams

“We should always remember that our strength still lies in our faith in the good sense of the American people.” – Ronald Reagan

“There’s no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit.” – Ronald Reagan

“Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid.” – Ronald Reagan

“To those who are fainthearted and unsure, I have this message: If you’re afraid of the future, then get out of the way, stand aside. The people of this country are ready to move again.” – Ronald Reagan

“We must remove government’s smothering hand from where it does harm.” – Ronald Reagan

“We’ve long thought there are two things in Washington that are unbalanced- the budget and the liberals.” – Ronald Reagan

“Environmentalists are Gaia’s priests, instructing us in her proper service and casting out those who refuse to genuflect… And having proclaimed the ultimate commandment- carbon chastity- they are preparing the supporting canonical legislation that will tell you how much you can travel, what kind of light you will read by, and at what temperature you may set your bedroom thermostat.” – Charles Krauthammer

“The true villain in our having to cough up $60, $70 or $80 to fill our gas tanks is the U.S. Congress caught in the grip of environmental extremists. But if reality is too difficult to swallow, we can continue to blame and support the congressional attack on oil executives, turn food into oil and think of other crackpot ‘solutions’.” – Walter Williams

“Apologists say that [Barack Obama’s] three years in the U.S. Senate say far more about him than his twenty years with Pastor Wright, but he’s actually done nothing as a Senator from Illinois other than launch and conduct a hugely successful presidential campaign.” – Michael Medved

“There is nothing more real than a man’s character and values. The track record of what he has actually done is far more real than anything he says, however elegantly he says it.” – Thomas Sowell

“Everybody knows the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and his bigoted anti-American rants. We’ll soon get to know the Rev. Michael Pfleger. With Barack Obama, you’re not only waiting for the other shoe to drop. You’re following a centipede. In April 2004, Sen. Obama told a reporter from the Chicago Sun-Times that he had three spiritual mentors or counselors: Jeremiah Wright, James Meeks and Father Michael Pfleger. On Sunday, May 25, Pfleger showed up at Obama’s Trinity United Church of Christ doing his best Rev. Wright imitation. A radical priest at Chicago’s St. Sabina Catholic Church, Pfleger told the congregation, ‘We must be honest enough to expose white entitlement and supremacy wherever it raises its head.’… Pfleger has had a working relationship with Obama since the late 1980s… Between 1995 and 2001, Pfleger contributed a total of $1,500 to Obama’s various political campaigns. This includes a $200 donation in April 2001, three months after Obama, still an Illinois state senator, helped obtain $225,000 in grants for St. Sabina programs. In 2000, Obama secured a $100,000 earmark for the ARK Community Center, attached to St. Sabina. Render unto Caesar… Does Obama have any spiritual mentors who don’t hate America and think all its people are racists? We don’t believe in guilt by association, but these are the only associations he seems to have… Both his judgment and his honesty, even his true beliefs, are in question.” – Investor’s Business Daily

“[J]ust out of curiosity, what does it mean, exactly, when a candidate finds something ‘unacceptable’? In a democracy, finding criticism unacceptable is a surefire way to drive yourself bonkers. It’s like saying you find it unacceptable that bears use the woods for a bathroom. It’s going to happen whether you accept it or not.” – Jonah Goldberg

“Are we going to leave our children hostages to hate-filled sadists with nuclear weapons? Are we to rely on Barack Obama’s rhetoric to protect them? Senator Obama’s foreign policy seems to be somewhere between Rodney King’s ‘Can’t we just get along?’ and Alfred E. Neuman’s ‘What, me worry?”‘ – Thomas Sowell

“Indiana Jones was denounced by Russia’s Communist Party. They don’t like the way the film portrays communists as evil and ruthless. They paid a lot of money to infiltrate Hollywood to make sure every evil and ruthless villain is a capitalist.” – Argus Hamilton

Jay Leno: Well, it looks like the Democrats finally solved their delegate problem. It seems the Democratic Party rules panel agreed to allow delegates from Florida and Michigan to take part in the convention, but each delegate will only count as half a vote. You’ve heard of superdelegates? These are the new fun-sized delegates. … Congratulations to Hillary Clinton, who won the Democratic primary in Puerto Rico. This is important because, as you know, Puerto Rico has absolutely no vote for president. I think she also won big in Guatemala. … Over the weekend, Barack Obama left his church. And after, he said to Hillary, “Okay, now it’s your turn to quit something.” … Barack Obama says he’s now looking for a new church- preferably one where the religious order has to take a vow of silence.

Quote-a-palooza

“His Example is now complete, and it will teach wisdom and virtue to magistrates, citizens, and men, not only in the present age, but in future generations, as long as our history shall be read.” – John Adams

“We should always remember that our strength still lies in our faith in the good sense of the American people.” – Ronald Reagan

“There’s no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit.” – Ronald Reagan

“Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid.” – Ronald Reagan

“To those who are fainthearted and unsure, I have this message: If you’re afraid of the future, then get out of the way, stand aside. The people of this country are ready to move again.” – Ronald Reagan

“We must remove government’s smothering hand from where it does harm.” – Ronald Reagan

“We’ve long thought there are two things in Washington that are unbalanced- the budget and the liberals.” – Ronald Reagan

“Environmentalists are Gaia’s priests, instructing us in her proper service and casting out those who refuse to genuflect… And having proclaimed the ultimate commandment- carbon chastity- they are preparing the supporting canonical legislation that will tell you how much you can travel, what kind of light you will read by, and at what temperature you may set your bedroom thermostat.” – Charles Krauthammer

“The true villain in our having to cough up $60, $70 or $80 to fill our gas tanks is the U.S. Congress caught in the grip of environmental extremists. But if reality is too difficult to swallow, we can continue to blame and support the congressional attack on oil executives, turn food into oil and think of other crackpot ‘solutions’.” – Walter Williams

“Apologists say that [Barack Obama’s] three years in the U.S. Senate say far more about him than his twenty years with Pastor Wright, but he’s actually done nothing as a Senator from Illinois other than launch and conduct a hugely successful presidential campaign.” – Michael Medved

“There is nothing more real than a man’s character and values. The track record of what he has actually done is far more real than anything he says, however elegantly he says it.” – Thomas Sowell

“Everybody knows the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and his bigoted anti-American rants. We’ll soon get to know the Rev. Michael Pfleger. With Barack Obama, you’re not only waiting for the other shoe to drop. You’re following a centipede. In April 2004, Sen. Obama told a reporter from the Chicago Sun-Times that he had three spiritual mentors or counselors: Jeremiah Wright, James Meeks and Father Michael Pfleger. On Sunday, May 25, Pfleger showed up at Obama’s Trinity United Church of Christ doing his best Rev. Wright imitation. A radical priest at Chicago’s St. Sabina Catholic Church, Pfleger told the congregation, ‘We must be honest enough to expose white entitlement and supremacy wherever it raises its head.’… Pfleger has had a working relationship with Obama since the late 1980s… Between 1995 and 2001, Pfleger contributed a total of $1,500 to Obama’s various political campaigns. This includes a $200 donation in April 2001, three months after Obama, still an Illinois state senator, helped obtain $225,000 in grants for St. Sabina programs. In 2000, Obama secured a $100,000 earmark for the ARK Community Center, attached to St. Sabina. Render unto Caesar… Does Obama have any spiritual mentors who don’t hate America and think all its people are racists? We don’t believe in guilt by association, but these are the only associations he seems to have… Both his judgment and his honesty, even his true beliefs, are in question.” – Investor’s Business Daily

“[J]ust out of curiosity, what does it mean, exactly, when a candidate finds something ‘unacceptable’? In a democracy, finding criticism unacceptable is a surefire way to drive yourself bonkers. It’s like saying you find it unacceptable that bears use the woods for a bathroom. It’s going to happen whether you accept it or not.” – Jonah Goldberg

“Are we going to leave our children hostages to hate-filled sadists with nuclear weapons? Are we to rely on Barack Obama’s rhetoric to protect them? Senator Obama’s foreign policy seems to be somewhere between Rodney King’s ‘Can’t we just get along?’ and Alfred E. Neuman’s ‘What, me worry?”‘ – Thomas Sowell

“Indiana Jones was denounced by Russia’s Communist Party. They don’t like the way the film portrays communists as evil and ruthless. They paid a lot of money to infiltrate Hollywood to make sure every evil and ruthless villain is a capitalist.” – Argus Hamilton

Jay Leno: Well, it looks like the Democrats finally solved their delegate problem. It seems the Democratic Party rules panel agreed to allow delegates from Florida and Michigan to take part in the convention, but each delegate will only count as half a vote. You’ve heard of superdelegates? These are the new fun-sized delegates. … Congratulations to Hillary Clinton, who won the Democratic primary in Puerto Rico. This is important because, as you know, Puerto Rico has absolutely no vote for president. I think she also won big in Guatemala. … Over the weekend, Barack Obama left his church. And after, he said to Hillary, “Okay, now it’s your turn to quit something.” … Barack Obama says he’s now looking for a new church- preferably one where the religious order has to take a vow of silence.

Festival! Festival!

Yesterday began Festival Season in Little Italy. For a span of 13 days, there is only one day (at most) that there isn’t a festival going on with in five blocks of my house.

It started with the Greek Festival at lunch time yesterday. I worked from home yesterday due to a severe case of the “I don’t feel like driving to Dover”s and so for lunch I walked up to the Festival and grabbed a lamb sandwich and stuffed grapes. Good stuff. It’s the only time of the year I eat Greek food, so I should take advantage of it. I’m also heading up there Thursday evening to meet some friends.

Next Sunday, lasting for eight days, begins the Italian Festival a mere half block from my house. On my way to the Greek Festival, I picked up a pass so I can get admission to the Italian Festival without having to pay admission each night. (It’s five dollars for admission each night for people between 14 and 62, I think. You can buy passes for the week at the rectory on online for $12. They will also be available at the Festival for $15, as I understand.)

The great thing about this is, I don’t have to cook for myself until June 16th!

They’re setting up the rides for the Italian Festival likely as I speak. They all seemed to arrive last night, many of them driving by my house at about 10 PM, which naturally brought many of my neighbors out to watch them drive by. A number had come earlier while I was at the Blue Rocks game.

Festival! Festival!
(Mega-nerd points for the Star Trek reference in the title of this post.)