Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Quips, Quotes and Tweets – 8/11/10

From Stilton Jarlsberg: Thanks to a huge Democratic majority and the coordinated efforts of Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid, we now have trillions in new debt, rising medical bills, crushing unemployment figures, nationalized industries, wide open borders, and two wars being undermined by our allies' lack of belief in American commitment.

Memo to Republicans: It’s Big Government, Stupid!: “If one needs a template for victory, Republicans need look no further than last year’s gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey. Bob McDonnell and Chris Christie did not run as culture warriors. Instead they won their upset victories on issues like jobs, the economy, and a commitment to limited government.
The polls are overwhelming. Those are the issues that voters care about, not whether two men in California get married. Republicans should focus on creating jobs, reducing spending, repealing Obamacare, and cutting the size of government — and leave the culture wars for another day.”

"A gun is a tool, Marion, no better or no worse than any other tool, and axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that." From the Movie Shane

'We Socialists' vs. 'We the People' - “Now that we who cling to our liberty know we are a majority -- and potentially a very large majority -- we are aroused to the defense of our ancient rights -- and we will not slacken in our efforts until that repulsive plan for transformation has been expurgated from the body politic -- to quote Franklin D. Roosevelt -- "so help us God."

The High Costs of Very Low Interest Rates - “Money that should be invested to create jobs is instead funding government debt, while worried consumers sit on the sidelines. The prevailing view among economists, policy makers and Federal Reserve Board governors is that a zero or near-zero short-term interest rate stimulates the economy—the lower the rate, the better. It is time to re-examine this conventional wisdom. In fact, lowering interest rates too much may not stimulate recovery, but actually slow it. Yes, there are benefits from zero rates, but not nearly enough to outweigh their pernicious consequences.”

More Recovery Summer: Job openings fall in June -  “Just in case yesterday’s Fed announcement and this morning’s numbers on exports didn’t stamp out the last flicker of hope for Recovery Summer, the latest on job prospects has the season looking much more like a winter of American discontent.  For the second straight month, job openings at private-sector firms dropped in June, and that’s bad news for the rest of Recovery Summer Bummer…”

"There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don't want the patient to get well." Booker T. Washington

“We are all strings in the concert of His joy.” Jacob Boehme