Urbin Report

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Sunday morning Political Quotes

From my political sig quote collection

"The shot that Harry Whittington got in the face from VP Cheney in a hunting accident will probably be less politically damaging than the shot Monica Lewinski got in the face from Bill Clinton." -- Mark Urbin

The major winner overall in the War of 1812 has to have been the US Federal government, as it gained considerable power at the states' expense.

"I voted for the Democrats because I didn't like the way the Republicans were running the country. Which is turning out to be like shooting yourself in the head to stop your headache." -- Jack Mayberry

"It is perfect, delicious irony that Dan Rather, scourge of Dick Nixon, is now spending his winter years pacing around muttering to himself about dark conspiracies against him." -- Ace

The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel: ultra-left class warrior, defender of the inheritance tax -- and trust-fund heiress who fought the IRS all the way to the Supreme Court to avoid paying $2 million in estate taxes.

"Bean-counting government bureaucrats are free to take race, ethnicity and gender into account when doling out public funds to non-white-male contractors. But God help law enforcement officers, air marshals and border agents who try to use those same factors to combat terrorism and protect American lives." -- Michelle Malkin

"To translate it into UNIX system administration terms ... the post-modern, politically correct atheists were like people who had suddenly found themselves in charge of a big and unfathomably complex computer system (viz. society) with no documentation or instructions of any kind, and so whose only way to keep the thing running was to invent and enforce certain rules with a kind of neo-Puritanical rigor, because they were at a loss to deal with any deviations from what they saw as the norm. Whereas people who were wired into a church were like UNIX system administrators who, while they might not understand everything, at least had some documentation, some FAQs and How-tos and README files, providing some guidance on what to do when things got out of whack. They were, in other words, capable of displaying adaptability." -- Cryptonomicon

"What would be the difference if we retreated and let the French and Germans make decisions for the world? We tried that twice in the last century. Isolationsim, refusing to accept our role in the world, and delaying our response to evildoers ultimately cost fifty-three million lives in World War 2 alone. The preemption policy of the Bush administration, taking the war to the enemy and exporting democracy and freedom, has liberated fifty million." -- Tammy Bruce

"If we have to use force, it is because we are American. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see further into the future." -- Madeleine Albright in 1998, when she was Bill Clinton's Secretary of State.

"There isn't a lot of distance between the Political Religious Right fanatics and the Secular Leftists/LibDem fanatics."

"I can't say I'm surprised: the "grassroots" antiwar movement keeps turning out to be MoveOn/A.N.S.W.E.R. astroturf." -- Glenn Reynolds