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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

"It is easy to want things from the Lord and yet not want the Lord Himself, as though the gift could ever be preferable to the Giver." —Saint Augustine of Hippo

"[W]e need to pray earnestly for the power of the Holy Spirit to give us a precious revival in our hearts and among the unconverted." —Robert E. Lee

"I only look to the gracious protection of that Divine Being whose strengthening support I humbly solicit, and whom I fervently pray to look down upon us all." —Martin van Buren

"About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation." —Will Rogers

"Regarding the...pleasure of spending other people's money, many Senate Republicans adhere to Oscar Wilde's advice on how to deal with temptation: Succumb to it. That is how many conservative voters will respond to the growing temptation to boycott this November's elections." —George Will

"According to the Tax Foundation, over the past 25 years—in inflation adjusted dollars—oil and gas companies have paid in royalties and state and federal taxes $2.2 trillion dollars. At the same time they have made a little over $630 billion dollars in profits. So their taxes and royalties are three times greater than their profits. The real question...is who is gouging whom?" —Michael Reagan

"The bottom line is that while these demonstrations, I am told, are supposed to make me feel better about illegal immigrants, I feel angry when I see thousands of people who knowingly break American law, yet somehow feel entitled to do so and outraged that they have not been sufficiently rewarded for it." —Debra Saunders

Jay Leno: [Monday] of course was the "Day Without Immigrants" as they called it. Or as the Native Americans call it, "the good old days." ... Lots of businesses were closed, streets were closed—everything was closed but that big hole down on the border. ... Arnold Schwarzenegger is blaming man for global warming. And today Al Gore agreed with him. That's so typical. Two cyborgs blaming the humans. ... In his latest audio tape Osama bin Laden says that the Bush administration is evil, it's made up excuses to attack Iraq, and is obsessed with Middle Eastern oil. If Osama bin Laden keeps talking like that he could wind up the Democratic frontrunner. ... Speaking of that, Senator John Kerry said this week that he is thinking about running for president again, but he hasn't made up his mind as of yet. Well, that should put to rest all those rumors about him being indecisive.

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