Saturday, August 14, 2010

Quips, Quotes and Tweets – 8/14/10

Some days you get the blonde, some days the blonde gets you! A 2nd amendment laugh!

"That such an administration could be elected in the first place, headed by a man whose only qualifications to be president of the United States at a dangerous time in the history of the world were rhetoric, style and symbolism — and whose animus against the values and institutions of America had been demonstrated repeatedly over a period of decades beforehand — speaks volumes about the inadequacies of our educational system and the degeneration of our culture." Thomas Sowell

Boy will be boys - even 12-year-old presidents:
  "According to unofficial presidential statistician Mark Knoller of CBS News, Obama has left the White House to play basketball 16 times so far, in addition to the countless times he has played on his home court. He's shot 44 rounds of golf, gone fishing and played tennis. Total sporting-related events hosted at the White House: 45. That's about six times the number of news conferences he has held…
  Whatever the merits of head clearing (or in Bush's case, brush clearing), Obama's bachelor birthday weekend at the White House set some sort of new standard for presidential game playing: the golf at Andrews with his buddies, then basketball Sunday with pros (and former pros) such as Grant Hill and Bill Russell (and Kobe Bryant watching from the sideline), and finally, first thing Monday morning, the adoration of the Saints.

US 'Virtually Certain' to Fall Into A New Recession: Rosenberg
  The US economy is almost certainly headed back into a double dip recession, and economists aren't seeing it because they're using "the old rules of thumb" that don't apply this time, well-known economist David Rosenberg told CNBC.
  Consumers' focus on shedding debt rather than spending will prevent the economy from growing and bring a halt to the recovery, said Rosenberg, a former Merrill Lynch economist who now works at Gluskin Sheff, an advisory firm based in Toronto.
  "The risks of a double-dip recession—if we ever got out of the first one—are actually a lot higher than people are talking about right now," he said. "I think that it's almost a foregone conclusion, a virtual certainty."
  Rosenberg has long been pessimistic on the economy, believing that persistently high unemployment, weak economic indicators and massive debt-cutting—deleveraging—by consumers and businesses will send the economy into a double dip.

“Without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.” Ronald Reagan

"I own I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always
oppressive." Thomas Jefferson