Quotes of the day

posted at 10:00 pm on November 1, 2008 by Allahpundit

“I do not fear Barack Obama. I even rather like him. I certainly feel I have much more in common with him than I do with John McCain. To lead this country, though, I prefer the man who has seen more and suffered more and felt more. For all his faults, it is John McCain who is the more universal man.

“I vote for John McCain.”

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“My country has never had to prove anything to me, my friends.”


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guys, I know Roger Waters can be nasty sometimes, but he was doing a good job talking to the Paulian this evening. the fights for no reason are kinda silly

funky chicken on November 2, 2008 at 2:02 AM

Vaughn Ververs? LOL sounds like a close friend of Peggy Noonan’s an Kathleen Parker’s or something. shallow to pick on the guy’s name,

sorry. just couldn’t help it

funky chicken on November 2, 2008 at 2:03 AM

We must finish what we started. If you care about out military members at all, it is the only option.

Hog Wild on November 2, 2008 at 12:21 AM

Yeah………. I guess we should……….


Secret U.S. mission hauls uranium from Iraq

Seven Percent Solution on November 2, 2008 at 2:12 AM

another articulate comeback. Not on your game tonite, Rash?

Roger Waters on November 2, 2008 at 12:40 AM

Sounds like you found your “on” switch, or another sat down at the Obama headquarters desk………….. picture a row of computers people, and the vampires have come out to work the night shift………….

Seven Percent Solution on November 2, 2008 at 2:17 AM

Seven Percent Solution on November 2, 2008 at 2:12 AM

Yep, covered that already. We didn’t find the WMD’s we were looking for, but we found the ingredients.

No way Saddam could have made weapons out of that… yea… riiiiight….

The turd gassed his own population. Think he would have had a problem gassing us? Or arming those who desired to gas us?

The world is better off without Saddam. Period, end of story.

Secure victory in Iraq, make a treaty to protect that democracy, and then get the heck out of Dodge.

Works for me.

Hog Wild on November 2, 2008 at 2:23 AM

Secure victory in Iraq, make a treaty to protect that democracy, and then get the heck out of Dodge.

Works for me.
Hog Wild on November 2, 2008 at 2:23 AM

How about in exchange for the lives of our honored dead and their freedom, the United States keeps an Air Base in Iraq like the ones in Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, et al…….?

Seven Percent Solution on November 2, 2008 at 2:31 AM

“My country has never had to prove anything to me, my friends.”

If the election goes the wrong way in the next few days and obama wins. this quote will still be as powerful in 2012 as it is today.

“My country has never had to prove anything to me, my friends.”

Obama is going to jump into a world of sheit and he is going to regret for the rest of his life trying to become someone who has no real base when he goes looking for support.

If obama gets elected, the constitution will ambush him on a daily basis, the world will wear him out, and the machine (the press) that was silent while he was lying will rip him a new azz hole. They will have to. obama will be the only thing they have that can generate revenue.

What goes around. comes around.

obama is in deep sh it.

Lucky for him McCain will win and he won’t have to suffer again until he tries to run against Palin and Clinton.

“My country has never had to prove anything to me, my friends.”

winemkr on November 2, 2008 at 2:48 AM

A must read from the best essayist in the Aussie blogosphere in the contest between the man of valour and the six billion dollar man.

saint on November 2, 2008 at 2:56 AM

Lucky for him McCain will win and he won’t have to suffer again until he tries to run against Palin and Clinton

How long have you been smoking crack?

Roger Waters on November 2, 2008 at 3:02 AM

How long have you been smoking crack?

Roger Waters on November 2, 2008 at 3:02 AM

Half as long as you have been selling it.

ronsfi on November 2, 2008 at 3:28 AM

How long have you been smoking crack?

Roger Waters on November 2, 2008 at 3:02 AM

Shouldn’t you be addressing that question to Osama Obama?

No, wait…bad me!

If Roger Waters wants to support an America-dissing, inexperienced Marxist and would-be totalitarian who numbers among his best buds traitors, felons and slimy race-hustlers, I guess that’s his right.

I prefer to support a genuine patriot, who has sacrificed for his nation and has served it faithfully.

But that’s just me, I guess.

MrScribbler on November 2, 2008 at 3:39 AM

An Obama win means a return to Europe in a way we have not ever seen. Our destiny as a nation has always been Westward like Columbus we bring Liberty across the waters westward. The British have only occasionally been our allies. Most of the time Britain has sought to destroy us. Except like an old lover, calling upon us when in need. Europe is not our ally. We must, like Columbus, look to the west, like our ancestors too, for our future. With them we can unite to defeat the European Oligarchs who still to this day wish to see us under their dominion.

ronsfi on November 2, 2008 at 3:43 AM

Me talk purdy…Heh!

ronsfi on November 2, 2008 at 3:45 AM

ronsfi on November 2, 2008 at 3:43 AM

+ a bazillion

Connie on November 2, 2008 at 3:58 AM

Taxes are Slavery.

ronsfi on November 2, 2008 at 4:15 AM

btw, given that the fellas probably won’t be putting up the SNL clips until later today, and we’ve all sort of used this as an open thread, let me just throw out a postmortem sketch suggestion, I wish they’d used:

McCain would state that he knows he’s running behind in a lot of swing states, but if we all think back Hillary was running behind in New Hampshire… until she cried, and brought about a shocking upset. “So, my friends, I’d like to make an appeal to Pennsylvania, Virginia, Missouri (etc. etc.)…”, Then he’d proceed to put on a crying performance mirroring Hillary’s.

Maybe it’s just me, but I think that could have been pretty funny.

RightWinged on November 2, 2008 at 4:18 AM

Carey sought to show that there exists, independently of human wills, a natural system of economic laws, which is essentially beneficent, and of which the increasing prosperity of the whole community, and especially of the working classes, is the spontaneous result, defeated only by the ignorance or perversity of man resisting or impeding its action.

Why must we still defend the obvious?

ronsfi on November 2, 2008 at 4:24 AM

I thought the SNL QVC thing was pretty funny.

Ronnie on November 2, 2008 at 4:29 AM

“McCain pokes fun at his campaign on SNL”, says the AP.

Not as bad as “Palin smiles as SNL mocks her”, though.

The QVC thing was good, but they missed the obvious joke about why Obama has so much more money.

Mr. Wednesday Night on November 2, 2008 at 5:07 AM

I wonder what it is that Waters. He is a sore loser because Romney was not picked instead of McCain and so in the midst of a partisan election he chooses to make the same old tired complaints about McCain.

Well Rogers, whatever the rest of us have been smoking, you have been shooting it up if you believe for one minute that Romney could do any better.

This is no time for this.

Terrye on November 2, 2008 at 6:10 AM

Here’s what Murdoch has been saying about Obama’s Economic expertise whilst he’s down here in Oz

“Obama? He just worries me. I’ve met him three times. He’s very nice. Very intelligent. But when you talk to him about economics, he seems very naive. Hopefully, he’s just saddled with policies for the election. As president, it’s a question of whom he brings around him and will he listen to them.”

kingsley on November 2, 2008 at 7:45 AM

ronsfi on November 2, 2008 at 4:11 AM

Dude! Larouche is a crackpot.

csdeven on November 2, 2008 at 8:16 AM

As we learn more about Barack Obama’s relationship with Rashid Khalidi — the staunch advocate for the PLO who Obama says helped him with his thinking about the Middle East — it becomes clear that the Democratic candidate for president has hit a radical trifecta. We now know that Obama has substantial relations with a rabidly anti-American black militant, an unrepetent “New Left” terrorist, and a former spokesperson for an Arab terrorist organization.

If Obama were older, he might have made it a grand slam by “palling around” with William Z. Foster or, more likely, a college professor close to Foster. Come to think of it, Obama’s first mentor appears to have been the Communist, Frank Marshall Davis.

The most troubling relationship remains the one with Rev. Wright. For while Ayers seems at least to match Wright in the anti-Americanism department, Wright was Obama’s spiritual mentor.

No self-respecting country would elect as president a man who spent 20 years taking spiritual guidance from a pastor who openly hates the country. And no country that loses its self respect can anticipate a bright future. (Powerline)

Keemo on November 2, 2008 at 8:48 AM

Keemo on November 2, 2008 at 8:48 AM

If that doesn’t keep you awake at nights you must be in a coma :-)

johnsteele on November 2, 2008 at 8:51 AM

Ask not what your country can do for you…. remember that?

johnnyU on November 2, 2008 at 8:55 AM

I’ve just returned from a (3) day hunt (deer-elk), where I was allowed to hunt with my buddies on a 4,000 acre private ranch here in western Montana. We had one hell of a good time out in the wilderness, on horseback, doing what Americans have done for centuries now. We sat around the camp fire at night talking about just how long Americans will be allowed to engage in such traditions before Democrats take these treasured moments away from us. Most certainly the 1st and 2nd amendments will be under heavy assault immediately upon a Democrat control of all three branches of government.

As an American, I will recognize Obama as my president if he wins the election on Tuesday. As an American, I will fight every attempt to rewrite our Constitution & Bill of Rights. As an American, it saddens me to see what has happened to our media & entertainment industries. It saddens me to see Americans embrace Socialist thuggery, to be so dumbed-down by our own education system to the point where millions of people are willing to let Government dictate their lives for them.

Individual freedoms; Individual pursuit of human advancement and prosperity; hard work coupled with good work ethic; Individual responsibility for the path chosen…

I will forever hold great disdain for this generation of Democrats who have made it their mission to change America into a country where it’s people look towards government for answers rather than looking towards individual freedom. Open and free markets allow for human advancement, while unleashing free thought & exploration of individual ideas and inventions.

Will Americans look back some day and see “chain migration” as the ultimate killer of our Democracy? Once the tipping point has been reached, our free election system works against our own treasured traditions.

Keemo on November 2, 2008 at 9:27 AM

I prefer to support a genuine patriot, who has sacrificed for his nation and has served it faithfully.

But that’s just me, I guess.

MrScribbler on November 2, 2008 at 3:39 AM

Not just you. A patriot is never alone. Outnumbered but never alone.

platypus on November 2, 2008 at 9:34 AM

Hawaii approaches Nov. 4 with great anticipation. After all, the Honolulu-born Barack Obama may just become the next President of the United States. But there is something else on the ballot that makes a lot of locals uneasy: the chance to rewrite the state’s charter by starting up a constitutional convention. Hawaii is one of three states (the others being Illinois and Connecticut) with the issue of rewriting its constitution on the ballot. And it is also the object lesson for all who’d like to do so. Hawaii has convened what locals call “ConCons” twice since 1968, both with far reaching consequences. Now several influential groups are calling for a third. “You have no idea what can happen,” says veteran Honolulu journalist Jerry Burris, who covered the hot and humid ConCon in the summer of 1978 that convened in downtown Honolulu’s old federal building, directly across from Iolani Palace, the seat of the former Kingdom of Hawaii.

Hawaii’s first Constitutional Convention was organized in 1968 to correct problems with state legislative voting districts – and ended up giving public workers the right to strike. Ten years later, the islands’ second ConCon began with no particular agenda, just a feeling in the post-Watergate era that Hawaii’s government needed to be more accountable to its people. Nevertheless, it resulted in 34 separate amendments – more than 1,000 individual changes to Hawaii’s state constitution – that included the addition of the untranslated phrase, “Ua mau ke ea o ka ‘aina i ka pono” in the constitution’s preamble – “The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.” It was a sweeping victory for Native Hawaiian rights and culture.

The stratification is such that Hawaii today is a state where not all residents can be called Hawaiian. There is no single ethnic majority in the state and only people who are descended from the original inhabitants of the islands are properly called Hawaiians. Residents of Asian, Caucasian, African or other descent are simply called locals. It is the Hawaiians, who made up 21% of the state’s population in 2007 – down from 23% in 2000 – who most vocally oppose a new ConCon, concerned that it would dilute their position in the islands. “People who have achieved about as much as they can achieve don’t want to open it up again,” Burris says. Their allies are the Democratic Party of Hawaii, major unions and environmental organizations. A ConCon, they say, could erode the rights of Native Hawaiians, which continue to come under attack in the courts

This is what we can expect with Democrats in control, a complete “re-write” of the Constitution. The evidence is in plain view for all to see.

Keemo on November 2, 2008 at 9:34 AM

Another morning and all we have to show for it is a slap in the face from John Conyers for “outing” Obama’s illegal aunt. Does McCain have NOTHING to end this on?!

anniekc on November 2, 2008 at 9:52 AM

Wow I must have missed something in Civics class back in the 70s. I thought the purpose of voting was to pick the person you thought best to lead that particular office. I didn’t realize it was to “punish”. Of the two choices on the ballot I chose the one I felt best to lead this nation for the next 4 years, how stupid of me.

If Obama wins I take solace in the following -

At 49 gaining on 50 my life is on the downhill slide so I won’t have to leave as long with the policies “the One” is going to put into place.

With an average income of around $70,000 its going to be a while before “the One” considers me too rich for my own good.

I guess the bottom line is use your vote as it was intended otherwise later you’ll have no reason to bitch.

Spiff Sends Regards

SPIFF1669 on November 2, 2008 at 9:55 AM

Syd was way way way over-rated. became famous for being wierd and experimental.

He gave us Piper at Gates of Dawn

Roger Waters on the other hand, was a genius. He gave us:

Dark Side of Moon
Wish You Were Here
Animals
The Wall
Final Cut
Amused to Death.

Any questions? They dont really compare, now do they?

Roger Waters on November 2, 2008 at 12:54 AM

I do know Mr. Waters, don’t think he would appreciate you using his name on a political site. I am sure he would think it was not cool. But, you are ignorant so I am just going to ignore this. His attitude sucks any ways, just like yours do.

sheebe on November 2, 2008 at 9:56 AM

Awesome viceo

ConservativePartyNow on November 2, 2008 at 9:59 AM

McCain is going to win. He had better win or Iam out $50 and
the USA is gone.There wont be another free vote in 2012.Osama will see to that. America frist Get out and vote
to save America to hell with the rest of them.

Denniscat on November 2, 2008 at 10:00 AM

Awesome viceo

ConservativePartyNow on November 2, 2008 at 9:59 AM

OMG! That was awesome!! I just woke up a while ago. This was so intense I had to cry. All events were important pieces of History. Ones that no American can forget. Is why I thank God that I am now a Republican! And is why McCain must and will Win! Let us not lose a Beautiful America! Let Lady Liberty Stand Taller. Let her Stand Brighter! We The People must stand tall with Her!

sheebe on November 2, 2008 at 10:10 AM

‘Katrina Americans’, existing in a state of permanent need and persistent demand

Janos Hunyadi on November 2, 2008 at 1:17 AM

Excellent byte, JH. Perfect way to identify the willful takers.

RushBaby on November 2, 2008 at 10:18 AM

to save America to hell with the rest of them.

Denniscat on November 2, 2008 at 10:00 AM

My thoughts exactly. I have never been so adamant before. I even gave up on a lost cause with the obamobots. Never before have I just told a friend that they were now a enemy. Is shocking that one my age can be a traitor. Is like knocking a cement block and bruising your hand. Is war to keep Our Country from falling to Evil.

sheebe on November 2, 2008 at 10:19 AM

The media has succeeded in shielding Barack Obama from journalistic scrutiny. It thereby irrevocably destroyed its own reputation and forfeited the trust that generations of others had so carefully acquired. And it will never again be trusted to offer candid and nonpartisan coverage of presidential candidates.

Worse still, the suicide of both print and electronic journalism has ensured that, should Barack Obama be elected president, the public will only then learn what they should have known far earlier about their commander-in-chief — but in circumstances and from sources they may well regret.

Read the whole thing:

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=OGFhOWY3YTZkMzliYjFjYTlkMjNjMGNhMTc3ZjYyMWM=

The enemy within!

Keemo on November 2, 2008 at 10:31 AM

Many of us are voting for Obama to teach the GOP a lesson [snip].

MedSchoolCatholic on November 1, 2008 at 10:22 PM

I just saw this(I know I’m a bit late) and I had to reply, in case there are any other people who are immature enough to think this is a good reason to vote for someone.

How dare you risk the future of our country just to be spiteful! How dare you risk the future of my children and grandchildren to stroke your own ego! Do you honestly believe that a president, with the support of congress, can’t seriously damage this country in 4 or 8 years?

I never thought I’d say this…If you are really that self-centered, do those of us who take voting seriously, and not just as a personal revenge tool, a favor and don’t vote at all.

Deanna on November 2, 2008 at 10:35 AM

Deanna on November 2, 2008 at 10:35 AM

Exactly. If you can’t bring yourself to vote for McCain, you should stay home, not vote for Obama.

Disturb the Universe on November 2, 2008 at 10:41 AM

Economic bankruptcy. Forget about “clean coal” because there’s no such thing according to an Obama presidency. Cap and tax mining industries into literal bankruptcy. For every business bankrupted by socialism are multiple unemployed American citizens. The only new jobs that Obama proposes will be his Socialist Services: his own ideological goon squad that will match or bust our military in budget before training, and illiterate/uneducated government employee positions dedicated to augmenting the perpetual welfare state.

There is no scientific basis for the Socialist diversionary propaganda converting public opinion to believe in global warming (it’s cooling!) or man-induced global climate change that in turn becomes a tool in the radical authoritarian hands of Obama & cult to legislate, rule and enforce economic Stalinism in America. Open letter from The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley to Senator John McCain about Climate Science and Policy.

People who swallow public popular opinion in order to be part of the “in” crowd never amounted to anything more than opportunistic abusers, particularly when they refuse to read original source documentation to credit legitimacy vs. hype.

Jesus had his own explanations of this. People are willing to swallow a camel but choke on a gnat. They are also too willing to mutilate others with social programs, while protruding beams are stuck in their own eyes they stick dirty fingers into others’ eyes to dig out a mote. Jesus had nothing compassionate to relate towards abusive users who leave stumbling blocks to deny the innocent of salvation; execution: drown, hung by millstone and cast into the deep. Those who swore their “good intentions” were cast into outer darkness and deprived relief because they abused the suffering (Lazarus) to remain within the needy state, failing a charitable process to enable an individual to adapt with personal responsibility into productive success. Furthermore, those who enforce others to pay higher taxation in order to provide what personal charity would accomplish, that very charity which enforcers themselves lack, can not claim to have done “good” even as they abuse Jesus, feigning the good shepherd’s works as their own, calling him a Socialist in order to simultaneously excuse and edify themselves. “But we did great works in your name!” cried Billy Goat Gruff to the Lamb of God.

King of Kings
Prince of Peace
The Anointed One
Lamb of God
Son of Man
Good Shepherd
Counselor
Son of God
Almighty and Everlasting Father
Socialist

As Hillary Clinton put it, that requires a willing suspension of disbelief. That implies Jesus reincarnated as Marx, whether figurative or literal, definitely spiritually, doctrinally and now usefully. Whether or not “Christianists” filled with antipathy refuse to accept Black Supremacy Liberation Theology, now Jesus=Socialist. Submit to your radical authoritarian lord and master. Just try to stop the demise of your traditional Constitutional government. Spiritual bankruptcy.

maverick muse on November 2, 2008 at 10:41 AM

Keemo on November 2, 2008 at 9:27 AM

Well said. Thanks for posting.

bridgetown on November 2, 2008 at 10:48 AM

A must read from the best essayist in the Aussie blogosphere in the contest between the man of valour and the six billion dollar man.

saint on November 2, 2008 at 2:56 AM

That really is an outstanding essay, saint. Thanks for that link!

Mr. D on November 2, 2008 at 10:56 AM

At 49 gaining on 50 my life is on the downhill slide so I won’t have to leave as long with the policies “the One” is going to put into place.

With an average income of around $70,000 its going to be a while before “the One” considers me too rich for my own good.

I guess the bottom line is use your vote as it was intended otherwise later you’ll have no reason to bitch.

Spiff Sends Regards

SPIFF1669 on November 2, 2008

Sorry that the next generation doesn’t mean squat to you. You have the choice to be selfish or not. You chose poorly.
Also, what makes you think Obama won’t increase your taxes? Of course, he will. The very elimination of the Bush tax cuts will do so right off the bat. And if you think that’s the extent of it, please reconsider.

SKYFOX on November 3, 2008 at 5:56 AM

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