QUOTES – WHAT’S LEFT AND WHAT’S RIGHT…
"In terms of speaking to former presidents, I’ve spoken to all of them that are living. Obviously, President Clinton — I didn’t want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about, you know, doing any seances."
"Just to take a, sort of a realist perspective… there’s a lot of change going on outside of the Court, um, that, that judges essentially have to take judicial notice of. I mean you’ve got World War II, you’ve got uh, uh, uh, the doctrines of Nazism, that, that we are fighting against, that start looking uncomfortably similar to what we have going on, back here at home."
"We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."
"It’s not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they’ve got a chance for success too. My attitude is that if the economy’s good for folks from the bottom up, it’s gonna be good for everybody … I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody."
"John McCain and Sarah Palin they call this (spreading the wealth around) socialistic. You know, I don’t know when, when they decided they wanted to make a virtue out of selfishness."
"Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy. And he’s gonna have to make some really tough – I don’t know what the decision’s gonna be, but I promise you it will occur. As a student of history and having served with seven presidents, I guarantee you it’s gonna happen. I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate. And he’s gonna need help. And the kind of help he’s gonna need is, he’s gonna need you, not financially to help him, we’re gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him."
"The very same people who don’t want the Fairness Doctrine want the FCC to limit pornography on the air. I am for that. But you can’t say government hands off in one area to a commercial enterprise but you are allowed to intervene in another. That’s not consistent."
"Elect us, hold us accountable, and make a judgment and then go from there. But I do tell you that if the Democrats win and have substantial majorities, Congress of the United States will be more bipartisan."
"He’s a terrorist. Rush Limbaugh is a terrorist."
"You know, I just want to say to her (Sarah Palin), just very quickly…F— you."
"This weekend I was performing at Northeastern and I just read the statement that Sarah Palin had made about the ‘pro-American’ parts of the country and I…in response to that, I think I might have said, you know, ‘F— you!’ That’s just my way of saying that I think that’s a profanity to say, and I was answering with a profanity. But it’s not really fair, and it makes it seem like I’m just addressing Governor Palin about this, and I’m not, it’s just this whole entire theme that there’s more American areas, or some people love the country, some people don’t. So what I meant to say is, ‘F— all y’all.’"
"There is no question that western Pennsylvania is a racist area."
"What I said, that indicted everybody, that’s not what I meant at all. What I mean is there’s still folks that have a problem voting for someone because they are black. This whole area, years ago, was really redneck."
"And let me tell you something — for the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction and just not feeling so alone in my frustration and disappointment."
"Zionists who have controlled American policy for decades [will lose a great deal of their clout when Barack Obama enters the White House]."
"You are the instruments that God is gonna use to bring about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth. And he has involved young people in a political process that they didn’t care anything about. That’s a sign. When the Messiah speaks, the youth will hear, and the Messiah is absolutely speaking."
"Do you think, let’s start with John McCain, do you think he was too troll-like tonight? You know, too much of a troll? Do people really want to put up with four years of that? Of sitting there angrily, grumpily, like a codger?"
"This just doesn’t smell right. This is not the way a tested hero behaves. Somebody’s putting something in [John McCain’s] Metamucil."
"Should I be worried about being a slave and being returned to slavery?"
"With Jesse Jackson, and I realize this is not popular to say with a lot of people, but I have a respect for Jesse Jackson. That he was an important figure in paving the way for an Osama bin Laden to appear."
"Michael or Mike, or it could be Thug Mike."
(How to address the former Milwaukee alderman)
—MICHAEL McGEE JR.
"I also believe that America is the greatest sin against God."
—FR. MICHAEL PFLEGER
"I’d like to tip off law enforcement to an even larger child-abusing religious cult. Its leader also has a compound, and this guy not only operates outside the bounds of the law, but he used to be a Nazi and he wears funny hats. That’s right, the Pope is coming to America this week and, ladies, he’s single."
"If you have a few hundred followers, and you let some of them molest children, they call you a cult leader. If you have a billion, they call you ‘Pope.’ It’s like, if you can’t pay your mortgage, you’re a deadbeat. But if you can’t pay a million mortgages, you’re Bear Stearns and we bail you out. And that is who the Catholic Church is: the Bear Stearns of organized pedophilia — too big, too fat."
"When the current Pope was in his previous Vatican job as John Paul’s Dick Cheney, he wrote a letter instructing every Catholic bishop to keep the sex abuse of minors secret until the Statute of Limitations ran out. And that’s the Church’s attitude: ‘We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it,’ which is fine, far be it from me to criticize religion. But just remember one thing: If the Pope was — instead of a religious figure — merely the CEO of a nationwide chain of day care centers, where thousands of employees had been caught molesting kids and then covering it up, he’d be arrested faster than you can say ‘who wants to touch Mr. Wiggle?’"
"When somebody asks you, sir, about Democrats who must now pull this country back from the abyss you have placed us at; when somebody asks you, sir, about the cooked books and faked threats you foisted on a sincere and frightened nation; when somebody asks you, sir, about your gallant, noble, self-abdicating sacrifice of your golf game so as to soothe the families of the war dead; this advice, Mr. Bush: Shut the hell up!"
"Those who think they can revive the stinking corpse of the usurping and fake Israeli regime by throwing a birthday party are seriously mistaken. Today the reason for the Zionist regime’s existence is questioned, and this regime is on its way to annihilation."
"We’ll be eight degrees hotter in ten, not ten but 30 or 40 years and basically none of the crops will grow. Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals."
"The Italians for the most part looked down their garlic noses at the Galileans."
—REV. JEREMIAH A. WRIGHT, JR.
"We will continue to make the necessary improvements so that citizens of Milwaukee can be confident in their elections."
"America must be burned! America is no good at all."
"Look, Romney comes from a religion founded by a criminal who was anti-American, pro-slavery, and a rapist. And he comes from that lineage and says, ‘I respect this religion fully.’"
"The United States is like Count Dracula who at six o’clock in the morning has not sucked [any necks]."
"This administration has done the greatest assault on our Constitution perhaps in American history."
"Going forward, my mind will be open to every solution — except one. We should not — we must not — and I will not — raise taxes."
"I invite you to embrace Islam… There are no taxes in Islam, but rather there is a limited Zakaat [alms] totaling 2.5 percent."
—OSAMA BIN LADEN
"Mexico does not end at its borders… Where there is a Mexican, there is Mexico."
"If our children are healthy, they’ll develop into their full potential and become wonderful tax-paying citizens sometime."
"I just freaked out."
"Let’s fight this president and put him in f—ing jail."
"The planet has a fever. If your baby has a fever, you go to the doctor. If the doctor says you need to intervene here, you don’t say, ‘Well, I read a science fiction novel that told me it’s not a problem.’ If the crib’s on fire, you don’t speculate that the baby is flame retardant."
"Don’t fear the terrorists. They’re mothers and fathers."
"Is America ready for a black president? Well, I say we just had a retarded one. When did being black become a bigger deterrent than being retarded?"
"Shut the f— up! Shut up if you can’t take a joke [about President Bush]!"
"Right, oh, yeah, Happy 9/11! Celebrate the day, right?"
—JAMES BROLIN, Mr. Barbra Streisand
"I think President Bush very well may have signed an authorization for the 9/11 attacks."
—KEVIN BARRETT, UW-MADISON Lecturer
"I said what I said. I am not guilty."
"Terri will not be starved to death. Her nutrition and hydration will be taken away."
"On the eve of the election last month my wife Judith and I were driving home late in the afternoon and turned on the radio for the traffic and weather. What we instantly got was a freak show of political pornography: lies, distortions, and half-truths — half-truths being perhaps the blackest of all lies. "
"I hate the Republicans and everything they stand for."
"The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not ‘insurgents’ or ‘terrorists’ or ‘The Enemy.’ They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow — and they will win."
"Shamefully, we now learn that Saddam’s torture chambers reopened under new management: US management."
"When I need to work up my nerve to write a tough column, I try to think of myself as Emma Peel in a black leather catsuit."
"And there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the–of–the historical customs, religious customs."
"I’m not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president."
"It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is."
"America didn’t become the greatest nation on earth by redistributing wealth; we became the greatest nation by creating new wealth."
"Whether we bring our enemies to justice, or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done."
–George W. Bush, Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People, September 20, 2001
"In a word, freedom is ever new. It is a challenge held out to each generation, and it must constantly be won over for the cause of good…. [A] democracy without values can lose its very soul."
—POPE BENEDICT XVI
"When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society."
—POPE JOHN PAUL II
"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."
"To promote choice for its own sake is more akin to self-indulgence than self-determination. It is the philosophy of a pre-schooler in a candy shop."
—BRIAN POLLARD, M.D.
"The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people, but the silence over that by the good people."
—MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
"The house we hope to build is not for my generation, but for yours. It is your future that matters. And I hope that when you are my age, you will be able to say as I have been able to say: We lived in freedom. We lived lives that were a statement, not an apology."
"America has never been an empire. We may be the only great power in history that had the chance, and refused — preferring greatness to power and justice to glory."
—GEORGE W. BUSH
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty."
—JOHN F. KENNEDY
"Liberalism is the philosophy of the stupid."
"Winning is not a sometime thing: it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do the right thing once in a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
"We will be Warriors forever."