Urbin Report

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Morning Quotes

"The threat of a new ice age must now stand alongside nuclear war as a likely source of wholesale death and misery for mankind." -- environmentalist Nigel Calder, at the first Earth Day celebration, 1969.

"If Democrats oppose drilling today because it will take 10 years for our new oil to hit the market, doesn’t that mean their opposition to drilling 10 years ago was a mistake?" -- Michael Graham

"The poor have been voting democrat for 50 years and they’re still poor” -- Charles Barkley

"If the account of him being caught in a hotel rendezvous with Rielle Hunter was false, Edwards wouldn’t be changing the subject, he’d be suing." -- John Tabin

"Right-thinking people are not supposed to discuss any meteorological or geophysical event -- a hurricane, a wildfire, a heat wave, a drought, a flood, a blizzard, a tornado, a lightning strike, an unfamiliar breeze, a strange tingling on the neck -- without immediately invoking the climate crisis. It causes earthquakes, plagues and backyard gardening disappointments. Weird fungus on your tomato plants? Classic sign of global warming." -- Joel Achenbach

"You must understand printing lies about Republican candidates is OK. It’s called “vetting.” Printing the truth about liberals - that’s called 'swift-boating'." -- Howie Carr

"Think about it. In 24 hours, we’ve learned more unflattering details about a guy who asked Obama a question and walked away unpersuaded than almost any of his campaign staff or associates." -- Jim Geraghty

"Most people who read 'The Communist Manifesto' probably have no idea that it was written by a couple of young men who had never worked a day in their lives, and who nevertheless spoke boldly in the name of 'the workers'." -- Thomas Sowell

"Socialism is an attack on the right to breathe freely. No socialist system can be established without a political police." -- Winston Churchill

"By my reckoning, I only need about 200 more takeout coffee cups to complete my bitterly ironic mosaic of Al Gore." -- Merlin Mann

…at least the Bush staffers will leave the “O” on the keyboards of the computers.

"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money." -- Margaret Thatcher

"Easy money, sudden fortunes, increasingly powerful political machines and blatant corruption transformed much of the nation; and the Senate, as befits a democratic legislative body, accurately represented the nation." -- J.F. Kennedy, "Profiles in Courage"

"America wasn't founded so that we could all be better. America was founded so we could all be anything we damn well please." -- P.J. O'Rourke