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Wednesday, April 26, 2006


Quote-a-palooza
"Poverty is uncomfortable; but nine times out of ten the best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and compelled to sink or swim." —James Garfield

"A man who never has gone to school may steal from a freight car, but if he has a university education, he may steal from the whole railroad." —Theodore Roosevelt

"There is never any peace for those who resist God." —Francois Fenelon

"I think sometimes incumbents forget that we're sent here to reform Washington. We're not sent here to be co-opted by Washington." —Newt Gingrich

"Despite all the tax cuts that the federal government has passed recently, Americans will still spend more on taxes than they spend on food, clothing and housing combined." —Tax Foundation President Scott Hodge

"It's not at all about who gets what vote, it's about continuing a system of laws that has allowed America to become, among many other things, a place immigrants want to come to. And it's about admitting immigrants in a coherent, orderly, legal manner, with an eye first to what America needs." —Peggy Noonan

"Immigrants in past centuries came here to become Americans, not to remain foreigners, much less to proclaim the rights of their homelands to reclaim American soil, as some of the Mexican activist groups have done... Today, immigrant spokesmen promote grievances, not gratitude, much less patriotism." —Thomas Sowell

"[M]y real exercise, that truly keeps me fit, is to get on my knees each morning and each night and thank God for waking up in America, and to thank God for the men and women who wear the uniform in Iraq and Afghanistan and everywhere else they serve..." —Ben Stein

"[President] Bush said that massive deportation [of illegal aliens] is unrealistic. He said you can't just move 12 million people to another country. I don't know—Mexico did it." —Jay Leno

"Mistakes are made in every war; there's a reason the word 'snafu' began as a military acronym whose meaning we can't reprint in a family newspaper." —The Wall Street Journal

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