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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

"Not the owner of many possessions will you be right to call happy: he more rightly deserves the name of happy who knows how to use the Gods' gifts wisely and to put up with rough poverty, and who fears dishonor more than death." —Horace

"My kind of loyalty was loyalty to one's country, not to its institutions or its officeholders." —Mark Twain

"When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit." —Elizabeth Cady Stanton

"Republicans promised the American people two things in 1994. First, we promised to rein in the size and scope of the federal government. Second, we promised to clean up Washington. In recent years, we have fallen short on both counts." —Rep. John Shadegg

"When you spread food out on a picnic table, you can expect ants. When you put $3 trillion on the table, you can expect special interests, lobbyists and pork-barrel politicians. As long as the federal government has so much money and power to hand out, we'll never get rid of the Abramoffs. Restrictions on lobbying deal with symptoms, not causes." —David Boaz

"[P]ro-lifers shouldn't let their discouragement over Roe v. Wade's 33-year history as settled law keep them from pursuing laws that will at least cut down on the number of abortions. It shouldn't be 'all or nothing'." —Rebecca Hagelin

"[Judge Robert] Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court was derailed so effectively that 'bork' became a verb meaning to ruthlessly savage a nominee's record in order to defeat his confirmation. And now [Sen. Ted] Kennedy complains that judicial nominations are too politicized? If chutzpah were an Olympic event, he would walk away with the gold." —Jeff Jacoby

"Tabloids are reporting that Sen. Ted Kennedy has an illegitimate 21-year-old son. Apparently, Kennedy isn't denying the report, but the kid is." —Conan O'Brien

"But don't worry, [the EU is] not escalating this thing any more than necessary. Initially, Britain is considering 'narrowly targeted sanctions such as a travel ban on Iranian leaders.' That'll show 'em: Iranian missiles may be able to leave Iranian airspace, but the deputy trade minister won't. No more trips to Paris for the spring collections or skiing in Gstaad for the A-list ayatollahs." —Mark Steyn

"The White House gave Cuba permission Friday to compete in the World Baseball Classic in San Diego. For safety's sake let's hope there's no swimming pool at the team's hotel. Any Cuban player who can swim already plays for the United States." —Argus Hamilton

"Old blowhards don't fade away, they just serve as Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee." —Human Events

Jay Leno: The government is still analyzing Osama bin Laden's latest tape. On his most recent release he called Bush a liar and said that he was just after oil. It's the usual stuff we have heard before. Like at the Golden Globes. ... On the tape, bin Laden has three demands: That we pull our troops out of Iraq, that we pull the troops out of Afghanistan, and he wants to see actual stars on "Dancing With the Stars." ... The "National Inquirer" has reported that Ted Kennedy has a 21-year-old secret love child. Is that really the most accurate term, "love child"? Isn't "drunken fling child" a bit more like it? ... Senator Kennedy wasn't available for comment on the love child—he was overseeing a hearing on ethics. ... NBC has cancelled the "West Wing." That's when you know things are bad—when even fictional Democrats aren't doing well. Can't even get elected on TV anymore.

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