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News & Views, 12/3/04


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SURVEY SAYS!

Who should President Bush nominate to be the next chief justice of the Supreme Court when Justice Rehnquist retires?

· Judge Clarence Thomas
· Judge Antonin Scalia
· Somebody else

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FEEL THE LOVE

“You're evil, horrible people. You're awful people. You represent horrible ideas. God hates you and He wants to kill your children. You should all burn."

- PBS reporter Rachel Buchman in a recorded voice-mail message to a conservative activist group over the Thanksgiving weekend. Buchman has resigned from PBS-affiliate WHYY-FM in Philadelphia after the phone message was made public.

NEW STRATEGY FOR NEW REALITY

“Defense alone is not a sufficient strategy. There is only one way to deal with enemies who plot in secret and set out to murder the innocent and the unsuspecting: We must take the fight to them."

- President Bush in Canada on Monday

WHEN GOOD GUYS GO BAD

“Once upon a time, the International Committee of the Red Cross was a humanitarian outfit doing the Lord's work to reduce the horrors of war. So it is a special tragedy to see that it has increasingly become an ideological organization unable to distinguish between good guys and bad. . . . No longer careful, scrupulous and neutral, the ICRC has become just another politicized pressure group like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.”

- Wall Street Journal, 12/2/04

COULTERGEIST

“When Madeline Albright was appointed the FIRST WOMAN secretary of state, the media was euphoric. . . . But Bush nominates a brilliant geopolitical thinker (Condoleezza Rice) who happens to be black and female and all of a sudden she's Butterfly McQueen, who don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' no Middle Eastern democracies. . . . Apparently, liberals believe Rice compares unfavorably to Madeline Albright, whose principle accomplishment before becoming secretary of state was managing to attain the age of 60 without realizing she was Jewish…

“Or how about Clinton's first secretary of state, Warren Christopher, a lawyer whose dazzling foreign policy experience consisted of being President Carter's chief negotiator for the hostages in Iran? That's almost as impressive a resume entry as ‘Chief Iceberg Lookout, the Titanic,’ ‘Senior Design Engineer, the Edsel,’ ‘Navigator, Exxon Valdez,’ or ‘Writer/Executive Producer, 'Alexander.' “

- Columnist Ann Coulter

SIGNIFICANT VICTORY

“With Congress’ completion of its work on the 2005 budget this week, President Bush and congressional leaders have achieved a significant victory in the battle for spending discipline in Washington.”- OMB Director Josh Bolten

SPENDING DISCIPLINE, DC-STYLE

“Lawmakers defend the special projects they routinely insert into a spending process that has become their political slush fund drawn from the Treasury to help them win re-election. Here's a few examples (from the 2005 budget bill):

• $100,000 for the High Falls Film Festival, Rochester, N. Y.
• $35,000 for the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.
• $250,000 for the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville, Tenn.
• $250,000 for the Alaska Statehood Celebration, University of Alaska.
• $25,000 to develop a curriculum to study mariachi music in the Clark County School District in Nevada.
• $97,000 for the Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, Maine.
• $200,000 for the Aviation Hall of Fame.
• $200,000 for the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum, Greenville, Tex.
* $250,000 for "traffic calming" in Windermere, Fla.
• $921,000 for hardwood tree improvement and regeneration in Indiana.
• $3 million for the Center for Grape Genetics, Geneva, N.Y.
• $500,000 for Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York City.
• $150,000 for the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Columbus, Ga.
• $100,000 for the Punxsutawney (Groundhog) Weather Museum in Pennsylvania.

“The list goes on and on, thousands of low-priority or, more to the point, no-priority, spending that needlessly fattens the federal budget, leaving taxpayers to foot the bill - often to benefit wealthy special interests from the lumber industry to wine producers to upper-income communities like Bakersfield, Calif., which gets $280,000 for ‘sidewalks, street furniture and facade improvements.’"

- Columnist Donald Lambro

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FLIRTIN’ WITH DISASTER

“Social Security is a disaster. If any corporation were run the way the federal government runs Social Security, it would be shut down and the corporate officers marched off to jail in handcuffs.”

- Talk show host Neal Boortz


OH, HERE’S A REAL SHOCKER

“A federal judge has blocked from enforcement an Arizona proposition that denies illegal aliens welfare benefits, just hours before Gov. Janet Napolitano was to proclaim it into law yesterday.”

- Washington Times, 12/2/04

THE NEW COSBY SHOW?

“Kweisi Mfume's sudden departure after nine years as president and chief executive officer of the NAACP signals a seismic quake that rattles far beyond the doors of the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. . . . That leaves the NAACP to launch a search for a new leader. I suggest Bill Cosby. He might not jump at the opportunity, but he seems to have his priorities straight.”

- Columnist Clarence Page

BIG BROTHER WANTS IN ON THE ‘NET

“For the millions of people who cannot afford high-speed Internet access, some local officials think they've hit on the answer: Build government-owned networks to provide service at rates below what big telecommunications companies charge.”

- Washington Post

THE LIBERAL-MINDED PROFESSOR

“Academic freedom is not only meant to protect professors; it is also supposed to ensure students' right to learn without being molested. When instructors use their classrooms to indoctrinate and propagandize, they cheat those students and betray the academic mission they are entrusted with. That should be intolerable to honest men and women of every stripe -- liberals and conservatives alike.”

- Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby

PARENTAL PRIORITIES

“There is no job more important than that of raising a child. It's the very reason for our existence. If both parents have to work for pure survival, that's one thing. But when the second parent goes to work to enhance lifestyle it's quite another.”

- Talk show host Neal Boortz

UNWILLING FREEDOM FIGHTERS

“(Most people) like the idea of government taking care of them and making decisions for them and they’re willing to give up certain amounts of their freedom in exchange for the security government promises them. As a matter of fact they have been so brainwashed they don’t even realize that they are giving up some of their freedom when, for instance, government tells them they must wear seatbelts, or they must contribute to Social Security or they must accept Medicare or they can have no say in what their kids are taught in public schools.

“Nor do they see anything wrong when government limits the use of private property, or takes away their constitutional right (what a laugh) to keep and bear arms, or in a hundred other little ways infringes on their rights and their ability to make their own decisions, accept their own responsibilities, use their property as they see fit and in a large variety of other ways limits what they can do or legislates what they must do--all in the name of the common good…

“Back in (circa) 1775 Patrick Henry declared, ‘Give me liberty or give me death.’ It meant something then. Today he’d be a voice crying in the wilderness.”

- Lyn Nofziger’s “Musings,” 12/2/04

FAMOUS LAST WORDS

"Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread."

- Thomas Jefferson

“If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."

- Samuel Adams

“They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

-Benjamin Franklin

“Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one…”

- Thomas Paine

“If all that Americans want is security, they can go to prison. They’ll have enough to eat, a bed and a roof over their heads.”

- President Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Government is not the solution, it’s the problem.”

- Ronald Reagan

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Chuck Muth
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E-mail: chuck@chuckmuth.com

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: "THE NEW COSBY SHOW?

“Kweisi Mfume's sudden departure after nine years as president and chief executive officer of the NAACP signals a seismic quake that rattles far beyond the doors of the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization..."

WRONG, WRONG, WRONG! The nation's oldest 'civil rights organization' like it or not, is the 4.5 million strong NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION, which predates the NAACP by a few decades.

December 8, 2004 at 11:10 AM  

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