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Quote of the Week August 04, 2006 3:07 PM

If ever you wanted to know what the Lieberman-Lamont race was really about, just read this quote from the Hartford Courant - it says it better than anyone else could.

"The Washington lawyers and lobbyists in those rooms will come back for Joe Lieberman. Who knows what Lamont would be like?" - Enron lobbyist and former Lieberman chief of staff Michael Lewin, at a fundraiser this week by Washington lobbyists for Joe Lieberman [Source: Hartford Courant, 8/4/06]

There you have it folks. Washington lobbyists and Enron shills will keep showering Lieberman in cash because Lieberman has served them so obediently over the years. And they are afraid that Lamont might actually be a Senator who represents ordinary people that they could not control. That is what this race is all about.

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 January 29, 2007 1:26 AM

"My father was a slave and my people died to build this country, and I'm going to stay right here and have a part of it, just like you. And no fascist-minded people like you will drive me from it. Is that clear?" : Paul Robeson (1898-1976) - from testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee, June 12, 1956 = "The history of mankind is a history of the subjugation and exploitation of a great majority of people by an elite few by what has been appropriately termed the 'ruling class'. The ruling class has many manifestations. It can take the form of a religious orthodoxy, a monarchy, a dictatorship of the proletariat, outright fascism, or, in the case of the United States, corporate statism. In each instance the ruling class relies on academics, scholars and 'experts' to legitimize and provide moral authority for its hegemony over the masses." : Ed Crane = Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power: Benito Mussolini = "The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group," : Franklin D. Roosevelt quotes = Fascism is capitalism plus murder." : Upton Sinclair  [ send green star]
 
How 'bout this? March 11, 2007 1:03 PM

MANY QUOTE'S FROM OUR PRESIDENT & OTHER OF OUR COUNTRY'S LEADER'S!

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"I had other priorities in the '60s than military service. I don't regret the decisions I made. I complied fully with all the requirements of the statutes, registered with the draft when I turned 18. Had I been drafted, I would have been happy to serve. I think those who did in fact serve deserve to be honored for their service.... Was it a noble cause? Yes, indeed, I think it was."

Congressman Dick Cheney in 1989,
describing his five deferments during the Vietnam War



"If you're going to go in and try to topple Saddam Hussein, you have to go to Baghdad. Once you've got Baghdad, it's not clear what you do with it. It's not clear what kind of government you would put in place of the one that's currently there now. Is it going to be a Shia regime, a Sunni regime or a Kurdish regime? Or one that tilts toward the Ba'athists, or one that tilts toward the Islamic fundamentalists? How much credibility is that government going to have if it's set up by the United States military when it's there? How long does the United States military have to stay to protect the people that sign on for that govern-ment, and what happens to it once we leave?"



"There's nothing good about drug use. We know it. It destroys individuals. It destroys families. Drug use destroys societies. Drug use, some might say, is destroying this country. And we have laws against selling drugs, pushing drugs, using drugs, importing drugs. And the laws are good because we know what happens to people in societies and neighborhoods, which become consumed by them. And so if people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused and they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up."

What about the disparity in sentencing between white drug users and black drug users?

"What this says to me is that too many whites are getting away with drug use. Too many whites are getting away with drug sales. Too many whites are getting away with trafficking in this stuff. The answer to this disparity is not to start letting people out of jail because we're not putting others in jail who are breaking the law. The answer is to go out and find the ones who are getting away with it, convict them and send them up the river, too."



"It's vile. It's more sad than anything else, to see someone with such potential throw it all down the drain because of a sexual addiction."

Rep. Mark Foley (R-Florida),
commenting on Bill Clinton's sex scandal,
Sept. 12, 1998



Have you ever used drugs? Marijuana, cocaine?

"I'm not going talk about what I did as a child. What I'm going to talk about and I'm going to say this consistently: It is irrelevant what I did 20 to 30 years ago. What's relevant is that I have learned from any mistakes that I made. I do not want to send signals to anybody that what Governor Bush did 30 years ago is cool to try."



"I am someone who is a uniter, not a divider. I don't believe in group thought, pitting one group of people against another."



"The administration I'll bring is a group of men and women who are focused on what's best for America, honest men and women, decent men and women, women who will see service to our country as a great privilege and who will not stain the house."



"When I was coming up, it was a dangerous world, and you knew exactly who they were. It was us vs them, and it was clear who them was. Today, we are not so sure who the they are, but we know they're there."



"By far, the vast majority of my tax cuts go to the bottom end of the spectrum."

 
 March 11, 2007 2:05 PM

"By far, the vast majority of my tax cuts go to the bottom end of the spectrum."

Candidate for President George W. Bush
Feb. 15, 2000


"I worry. I'm very worried about, you know, the kid who just wonders whether America is meant for him. I really worry about that. And uh, so, I'm running for a reason. I'm answering this question here and the answer is, you cannot lead America to a positive tomorrow with revenge on one's mind. Revenge is so incredibly negative."



"This is a world that is much more uncertain than the past. In the past we were certain, we were certain it was us versus the Russians in the past. We were certain, and therefore we had huge nuclear arsenals aimed at each other to keep the peace. That's what we were certain of ... You see, even though it's an uncertain world, we're certain of some things. We're certain that even though the 'evil empire' may have passed, evil still remains. We're certain there are people that can't stand what America stands for ... We're certain there are madmen in this world, and there's terror, and there's missiles and I'm certain of this, too: I'm certain to maintain the peace, we better have a military of high morale, and I'm certain that under this [Clinton-Gore] administration, morale in the military is dangerously low."



"When I put my hand on the Bible that day in January 2001, I will swear — I will swear to uphold the laws of the land. But I will also swear to uphold the honor and the integrity of the office to which I have been elected, so help me God."



"When you turn your heart and your life over to Christ, when you accept Christ as the savior, it changes your heart, it changes your life, and that's what happened to me."



"Americans are tired of investigations and scandal. And the best way to get rid of them is to elect a new president who will bring a new administration, who will restore honor and dignity to the White House."



"I'm not sure the role of the United States is to go around the world and say 'this is the way it's got to be…' I would be very careful about using our troops as nation builders."



"I think credibility is important. It's going to be important to be the — for the president to be credible with Congress, important for the president to be credible with foreign nations. And yes, I think it's something that people need to consider."



"I want to be judicious as to how to use the military. It needs to be in our vital interest, the mission needs to be clear, and the exit strategy obvious."



"The individual citizen has no federal constitutional right to vote for electors for the President of the United States unless and until the state legislature chooses a statewide election as the means to implement its power to appoint members of the Electoral College. U.S. Const., Art. II, §1. This is the source for the statement in McPherson v. Blacker, 146 U.S. 1, 35 (1892), that the State legislature's power to select the manner for appointing electors is plenary; it may, if it so chooses, select the electors itself, which indeed was the manner used by State legislatures in several States for many years after the Framing of our Constitution. Id., at 28-33. History has now favored the voter, and in each of the several States the citizens themselves vote for Presidential electors. When the state legislature vests the right to vote for President in its people, the right to vote as the legislature has prescribed is fundamental; and one source of its fundamental nature lies in the equal weight accorded to each vote and the equal dignity owed to each voter. The State, of course, after granting the franchise in the special context of Article II, can take back the power to appoint electors. See id., at 35 ("[T]here is no doubt of the right of the legislature to resume the power at any time, for it can neither be taken away nor abdicated") (quoting S. Rep. No. 395, 43d Cong., 1st Sess.)."

 
 March 11, 2007 1:08 PM

 (quoting S. Rep. No. 395, 43d Cong., 1st Sess.)."



"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator."



"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

President George W. Bush
sworn into office, Jan. 20, 2001



"I look forward to doing what is right to make the world more peaceful."



"We must remember the high standards that come with high office. This begins [with] careful adherence to the rules. I expect every member of this administration to stay well within the boundaries that define legal and ethical conduct."



"[Saddam Husssein] has not developed any significant capability with respect to weapons of mass destruction. He is unable to project conventional power against his neighbors."



"Does Saddam now have weapons of mass destruction? Sure, he does. We know he has chemical weapons. We know he has biological weapons. We have been unable to ferret them out and find them. We couldn't do it when we had inspectors on the ground. We won't be able to do it if the inspectors return. How far he's gone on the nuclear weapons side, I don't think we really know. My guess is it's further than we think. It's always further than we think because we limit ourselves, as we think about this, to what we're able to prove and demonstrate. And unless you believe that we have uncovered everything, you have to assume there is more than we're able to report. And that's the history of these things."



"Tax relief is central to my plan to encourage economic growth, and we can proceed with tax relief without fear of budget deficits, even if the economy softens. Projections for the surplus in my budget are cautious and conservative. They already assume an economic slowdown in the year 2001."



"And there is universal support for the American people, sadness in their voice; but understanding that we have just seen the war of the 21st century. And there is universal approval of the statements I have made, and I am confident there will be universal approval of the actions this government takes."



"We need to counter the shockwave of the evildoer by having individual rate cuts accelerated and by thinking about tax rebates."



"I want Congress to hear loud and clear, it is unacceptable behavior to leak classified information when we have troops at risk."



"We must speak the truth about terror. Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the 11th, malicious lies that attempt to shift the blame away from the terrorists themselves, away from the guilty."



"Well, this is a process that we set in motion; the president signed the order yesterday. And basically, what it says is it sets up a procedure whereby he will make the decision in each case in terms of whether or not a particular suspect, individual who's come into our custody is transferred, if you will, from the traditional sort of criminal procedural branch of our government through the courts over to the special military tribunals."



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 March 11, 2007 1:10 PM

... how did you feel when you heard about the terrorist attack?

"... I was sitting outside the classroom waiting to go in, and I saw an airplane hit the tower — the TV was obviously on. And I used to fly, myself, and I said, well, there's one terrible pilot. I said, it must have been a horrible accident.

But I was whisked off there, I didn't have much time to think about it. And I was sitting in the classroom, and Andy Card, my Chief of Staff, who is sitting over here, walked in and said, 'A second plane has hit the tower, America is under attack.'"



"To those who pit Americans against immigrants, and citizens against non-citizens; to those who scare peace-loving people with phantoms of lost liberty; my message is this: Your tactics only aid terrorists — for they erode our national unity and diminish our resolve. They give ammunition to America's enemies, and pause to America's friends. They encourage people of good will to remain silent in the face of evil."



"Our efforts have been crafted carefully to avoid infringing on constitutional rights, while saving American lives. ... Charges of kangaroo courts and shredding the Constitution give new meaning to the term 'fog of war.'"



"I've been to war. I've raised twins. If I had a choice, I'd rather go to war."



"Islam is a religion in which God requires you to send your son to die for Him. Christianity is a faith in which God sends his son to die for you."



"I believe demolishing Hussein's military power and liberating Iraq would be a cakewalk. Let me give simple, responsible reasons: (1) It was a cakewalk last time; (2) they've become much weaker; (3) we've become much stronger; and (4) now we're playing for keeps.



"Civilized people — Muslims, Christians and Jews — all understand that the source of freedom and human dignity is the Creator. ... We are a nation called to defend freedom — a tradition that is not a grant of any government or document, but is an endowment from God."



"%#&!*% Saddam. We're taking him out."



"I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon; that they would try to use an airplane as a missile, a hijacked airplane as a missile. All of this reporting about hijacking was about traditional hijacking. You take a plane — people were worried they might blow one up, but they were mostly worried that they might try to take a plane and use it for release of the blind Sheikh or some of their own people."



"Based on everything I've seen, I do not believe anyone could have prevented the horror of September the 11th."



"I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace. We want there to be peace. We want people to live in peace all around the world. I mean, our vision for peace extends beyond America. We believe in peace in South Asia. We believe in peace in the Middle East. We're going to be steadfast toward a vision that rejects terror and killing, and honors peace and hope."



"We need common sense judges who understand that our rights are derived from God. Those are the kind of judges I intend to put on the bench."



"I call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers. Thank you. Now, watch this drive."

 
 March 11, 2007 2:12 PM

"I call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers. Thank you. Now, watch this drive."



"There's no telling how many wars it will take to secure freedom in the homeland."



"Iraq could decide on any given day to provide a biological or chemical weapon to a terrorist group or individual terrorists. Alliances with terrorists could allow the Iraqi regime to attack America without leaving any fingerprints."



"Regime change in Iraq would bring about a number of benefits to the region. When the gravest of threats are eliminated, the freedom-loving peoples of the region will have a chance to promote the values that can bring lasting peace. As for the reaction of the Arab "street," the Middle East expert Professor Fouad Ajami predicts that after liberation, the streets in Basra and Baghdad are "sure to erupt in joy in the same way the throngs in Kabul greeted the Americans." Extremists in the region would have to rethink their strategy of Jihad. Moderates throughout the region would take heart. And our ability to advance the Israeli-Palestinian peace process would be enhanced, just as it was following the liberation of Kuwait in 1991."



"Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us."



"We do know that he is actively pursuing a nuclear weapon. ... We don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud."



"Right now, Iraq is expanding and improving facilities that were used for the production of biological weapons."



"We do know that the Iraqi regime has chemical and biological weapons. His regime has amassed large, clandestine stockpiles of chemical weapons — including VX, sarin, cyclosarin and mustard gas."



"No terrorist state poses a greater or more immediate threat to the security of our people and the stability of the world than the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq."



"The Senate is more interested in special interests in Washington and not interested in the security of the American people."



"The danger to our country is grave. The danger to our country is growing. The Iraqi regime possesses biological and chemical weapons. The Iraqi regime is building the facilities necessary to make more biological and chemical weapons. And according to the British government, the Iraqi regime could launch a biological or chemical attack in as little as 45 minutes after the order were given."



"The danger to America from the Iraqi regime is grave and growing. ... In defiance of pledges to the United Nations, Iraq has stockpiled biological and chemical weapons, and is rebuilding the facilities used to make more of those weapons. Saddam Hussein has used these weapons of death against innocent Iraqi people, and we have every reason to believe he will use them again."



"Some worry that a change of leadership in Iraq could create instability and make the situation worse. The situation could hardly get worse, for world security and for the people of Iraq. ...America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof — the smoking gun that could come in the  [ send green star]

 
 March 11, 2007 2:13 PM



"The danger to America from the Iraqi regime is grave and growing. ... In defiance of pledges to the United Nations, Iraq has stockpiled biological and chemical weapons, and is rebuilding the facilities used to make more of those weapons. Saddam Hussein has used these weapons of death against innocent Iraqi people, and we have every reason to believe he will use them again."



"Some worry that a change of leadership in Iraq could create instability and make the situation worse. The situation could hardly get worse, for world security and for the people of Iraq. ...America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof — the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud."



"When I vote to give the President of the United States the authority to use force, if necessary, to disarm Saddam Hussein, it is because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a threat, and a grave threat, to our security and that of our allies in the Persian Gulf region. I will vote yes because I believe it is the best way to hold Saddam Hussein accountable. And the administration, I believe, is now committed to a recognition that war must be the last option to address this threat, not the first, and that we must act in concert with allies around the globe to make the world's case against Saddam Hussein. "



"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including Al Qaeda members, though there is apparently no evidence of his involvement in the terrible events of September 11, 2001. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East, which as we know all too well affects American security. "

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McNuts August 13, 2008 2:57 PM

McCain: "In The 21st Century Nations Don't Invade Other Nations"
How embarrassing !
NutZ!
Speaking to reporters about the situation in Georgia, Sen. John McCain denounced the aggressive posture of Russia by claiming that: "in the 21st century nations don't invade other nations."

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