Quotes of the day

posted at 10:44 pm on August 5, 2010 by Allahpundit

I know people are very frightened about what’s going on in this country. And these programs that you mentioned — that Obama has going with Reid and Pelosi pushing them forward — are all entitlement programs built to make government our God. And that’s really what’s happening in this country is a violation of the First Commandment. We have become a country entrenched in idolatry, and that idolatry is the dependency upon our government. We’re supposed to depend upon God for our protection and our provision and for our daily bread, not for our government. And you’ve just identified the real crux of the problem. I’ve also been endorsed by a PAC out of Washington D.C. and the name of that PAC is Government is not God. And I thought that that was so appropriate because that is really what’s happening in our society and we need to take our country back.

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Republican Sharron Angle believes the clergy should be allowed to endorse candidates from the pulpit and opposes laws allowing gays to adopt children, according to a questionnaire by the Nevada Senate hopeful that was obtained by The Associated Press…

Among her positions, outlined in answers to 36 yes-or-no questions, Angle would oppose making sexual orientation a protected minority in civil rights laws. In a section on school prayer, she affirms that students and teachers should be able to talk openly about religion in schools, including the right to “publicly acknowledge the Creator.”…

Angle favors laws to restrict the production and sale of pornography, and believes that federal involvement in public schools should end. Also, she would oppose federal efforts to regulate private schools.

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The women, all working mothers, came together to pledge their support for Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and to speak out against his Republican challenger, who has said that one parent should stay home with children because that is the “acceptable” and “right” thing to do

“I was not a better mother when I stayed home full time,” Tarkanian said.

Speaker after speaker said many women don’t have the luxury of choosing whether to work — especially in this difficult economy. And women are an integral part of the workforce, they said.


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Bill Kristol is on Redeye!..this should be interesting! :)

Dire Straits on August 6, 2010 at 3:02 AM

ACK! Watching it NOW!!!!

Kini on August 6, 2010 at 3:07 AM

ACK! Watching it NOW!!!!

Kini on August 6, 2010 at 3:07 AM

LOL! ..The Bill the Cat is a classic. :)

Dire Straits on August 6, 2010 at 3:09 AM

Hey, did I just find Palin’s playbook?

There Goes The Neighborhood on August 6, 2010 at 3:00 AM

No.

The Federalist Papers.

Kini on August 6, 2010 at 3:14 AM

Dire Straits on August 6, 2010 at 3:09 AM

Smelly Cat

Kini on August 6, 2010 at 3:16 AM

Kini on August 6, 2010 at 3:16 AMBloom County RULED!! :)

Dire Straits on August 6, 2010 at 3:21 AM

Kini on August 6, 2010 at 3:16 AM Bloom County RULED!! :)

Sorry for the screw up above! :)

Dire Straits on August 6, 2010 at 3:26 AM

Reading the comments on the First quote about Angle leads me to believe that people have been so conditioned to reject any religious tolerance in government, to immediately denounce Angle as some religious zealot extremist.

Yet, a Mosque, in NY City, will begin construction on 9, 11, 2011.

Whose the religious extremists?

Kini on August 6, 2010 at 3:31 AM

Kini on August 6, 2010 at 3:31 AM

We should trust Bill O’Reilly that it will never be built..Right?

Dire Straits on August 6, 2010 at 3:34 AM

Sorry for the screw up above! :)

Dire Straits on August 6, 2010 at 3:26 AM

No worries, I’m an equal opportunity screw up also.

Kini on August 6, 2010 at 3:35 AM

We should trust Bill O’Reilly that it will never be built..Right?

Dire Straits on August 6, 2010 at 3:34 AM

I’ve heard that NYC Construction worker, Unions, will refuse to build this monstrosity.

I hope to Allah that’s true! :)

Kini on August 6, 2010 at 3:37 AM

Hot Tip! Hot Tip! Hot Tip!

Saint Sherrod the Martyr exposed and by a leftwing website too!

Tav on August 6, 2010 at 3:41 AM

Kini on August 6, 2010 at 3:37 AM

I hope youare right.

PS..I have a book of Bloom County comics..I consider it a treasure! :)

Dire Straits on August 6, 2010 at 3:43 AM

Hot Tip! Hot Tip! Hot Tip!

Saint Sherrod the Martyr exposed and by a leftwing website too!

Tav on August 6, 2010 at 3:41 AM

Why am I not surprised? You should forward this link to Breitbart!

Imagine farm workers doing back breaking labor in the sweltering sun, sprayed with pesticides and paid less than minimum wage. Imagine the United Farm Workers called in to defend these laborers against such exploitation by management. Now imagine that the farm workers are black children and adults and that the managers are Shirley Sherrod, her husband Rev. Charles Sherrod, and a host of others. But it’s no illusion; this is fact.

Underneath this facade, the young and old worked long hours with few breaks, the pay averaged sixty-seven cents an hour, fieldwork behind equipment spraying pesticides was commonplace and workers expressing dissatisfaction were fired without recourse.

sharrukin on August 6, 2010 at 3:48 AM

Tav on August 6, 2010 at 3:41 AM

Seeking redemption?

Kini on August 6, 2010 at 3:50 AM

You should forward this link to Breitbart!

sharrukin on August 6, 2010 at 3:48 AM

Breitbart already has it.

Kini on August 6, 2010 at 3:52 AM

Seeking redemption?

Kini on August 6, 2010 at 3:50 AM

Maybe I am allowing others to. The other story was a good one too but was dismissed along with the messenger. We will see what happens to this one.

Tav on August 6, 2010 at 4:02 AM

Breitbart already has it.

Kini on August 6, 2010 at 3:52 AM

That’s good.

Now we get to sit back and watch those hawks in the world of journalism totally ignore it. Maybe they can do a follow up on that well known delinquent Piper Palin and her notorious lemonade stand, or Bristol’s love life.

sharrukin on August 6, 2010 at 4:02 AM

Dire Straits on August 6, 2010 at 3:43 AM

I don’t know if that either will, or not happen. I hope the people in MYC will rise up and demand this atrocity stopped.

People like Dumbberg, would allow this to happen, and yet condemn Christian values in NYC. Because, Christian values are extremists views. I suppose flying plains into buildings are excusable.

Angle’s views are not extreme, one only has to listen to the preachings of Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson. Now that’s extreme.

Reid is the extreme left, that would enslave all Americans to the government entitlements. It has never worked, and it will not work. It’s been tried before, and it cannot be improved, nor can it be fixed. It is simply, wrong.

Kini on August 6, 2010 at 4:06 AM

Breitbart already has it.

Kini on August 6, 2010 at 3:52 AM

I don’t know where he got it. I got it from AmericanThinker. You should drop over there sometime. I think you would like it very much. They have open registration too. Comments are delayed though, so not much interaction with other commenters, but no “trolls”.

Tav on August 6, 2010 at 4:06 AM

So Saint Sherrod enslaved blacks and very cruely. I thought only evil whites did that.

Luka on August 6, 2010 at 4:12 AM

Pesticides! That something Megele would do.

Luka on August 6, 2010 at 4:13 AM

Pure evil.

KentAllard on August 6, 2010 at 4:14 AM

sharrukin on August 6, 2010 at 4:02 AM

Mainstream Journalism is political. Bias. And distorted.

We blogger’s must fact-check the media for truth. We must focus on the needs of the nation, not the needs of the celebrity egos. Vision can be clouded by toxic rhetoric, and a message of truth will be distorted.

Only one News organization, Fox, offers Fair and Balanced, news. Hot Air, Drudge, Fox Nation, and Big Breitbart, offer Fact Checking News. No Where else can that be found.

What is not news, is that the Left will tell us who they FEAR. You only need listen to the hurled insults…. Sarah Palin can be a barometer to the lefts fears.

Angle is a non-issue, Reid is a real issue. Reid’s hops is to destroy the nation. Angle, is talk now… let’s see what she can muster.

That’s change…. that’s… hope.

Kini on August 6, 2010 at 4:22 AM

Mainstream Journalism is political. Bias. And distorted.

Kini on August 6, 2010 at 4:22 AM

Oh, I forgot. Dead.

Kini on August 6, 2010 at 4:24 AM

Yeah, but a mother admitting she’s not good at being a full-time mom? Isn’t that sad?

John the Libertarian on August 6, 2010 at 1:47 AM

You are right.. Angle needs some better PR folks (I thought RNC was doing this)..She does need to quit with the self afflicting mistakes.

Dire Straits on August 6, 2010 at 1:51 AM

Angle didn’t say that. Danny Tarkanian’s (Democrat) mother said that.

You have to start at the top to follow along here.

“I was not a better mother when I stayed home full time,” Tarkanian said.

fred5678 on August 6, 2010 at 4:35 AM

City Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian said she was personally offended by Angle’s comments. Tarkanian, a Democrat, is the mother of Republican Danny Tarkanian, who ran unsuccessfully in the GOP primary to try to unseat Reid.

Sounds like the Tarkanian’s have issues.

Come on, how many Carville and Matalin’s are there?

Kini on August 6, 2010 at 4:35 AM

posting at ha, has become dull and boring.

your filtering is obnoxious and annoying
why bother even reading posts or even commenting

you are like hitchens… dieing of cancer

Kini on August 6, 2010 at 5:44 AM

cmsinaz wow
NBC epiphany: Dump Olbermann
No Rush, No Keith. Just Play.

maverick muse on August 6, 2010 at 6:44 AM

maverick muse on August 6, 2010 at 6:44 AM


love it!

cmsinaz on August 6, 2010 at 6:45 AM

Kini, pizza looks good.

Tarkanian wanted a chance to run for office and had none against Harry Reid unless he changed parties. He wanted to use the “Tea Party” though he has no history protesting Washington’s fraud, excess and Marxism.

maverick muse on August 6, 2010 at 6:49 AM

This thread’s topic shows a Republican neoconservative (not Tea Party constitutional conservative) preoccupation to in-fight over a politician’s right to see life through Christian eyes.

Get over Angle’s personal faith, Allahpundit.

Why don’t you interview Angle about how she plans to unify political opposition to Marxism in the Senate? THAT would be worthy of effort, and helpful to her campaign, THE ONLY ONE to defeat Harry Reid. Get on point.

maverick muse on August 6, 2010 at 6:57 AM

O/T
===

The new numbers on unemployment report is due out
this morning,I think this is it!!
================================
United States Department of Labour
Bureau of Labour Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/

canopfor on August 6, 2010 at 7:05 AM

Hey canopfor,
you get to see any lights?

jerrytbg on August 6, 2010 at 7:09 AM

OT: I can watch Sunday Night Football in peace, once again!

cmsinaz on August 6, 2010 at 6:10 AM

cmsinaz: Well,it appears Obie has run out of luck,or
Karma,or reap what ye sow,er sumpin like dat!!

Did you send it to tips!!:)

canopfor on August 6, 2010 at 7:12 AM

Hey canopfor,
================
you get to see any lights?

jerrytbg on August 6, 2010 at 7:09 AM

jerrytbg: None,zip,I got screwed,on Spaceweather’s website,
people have sent in pictures,and all I had was
clear night sky!!:)

Little Sioux, Iowa, USA

Rankin Inlet area Nunavut Canada

Babbitt, Minnesota, USA

Marquette, Michigan

Rama, Ontario

http://www.spaceweather.com/aurora/gallery_01aug10.htm

canopfor on August 6, 2010 at 7:18 AM

I would support a cute yellow dog over Haryy Reid…

mjbrooks3 on August 5, 2010 at 11:05 PM

I’d support an ugly yellow dog over Harry Reid.

jimmy2shoes on August 6, 2010 at 7:21 AM

Didn’t they say it could be seen as far south as Mich…
I figured you, at least, got a peek?
I was just looking at the gallery over at space weather and wished I could see in person…when I was in Norway…never had the treat.

jerrytbg on August 6, 2010 at 7:24 AM

Canopfor- it looks like Allah posted it at the top of the home page last night…..

cmsinaz on August 6, 2010 at 7:30 AM

How can there even be an argument over whether it’s preferable to have one parent at home to raise the kids? That’s what parents do.

pugwriter on August 6, 2010 at 7:34 AM

The pulpit is for preaching the gospel.

shick on August 6, 2010 at 8:04 AM

Every time she opens her mouth Reid gains votes. God I wish we had a stronger candidate running against him. I don’t like her, but I guess I will hope she can beat him.

scalleywag on August 6, 2010 at 8:13 AM

Angle should be talking about one thing, and only one thing…the economy.
She should just say: “All of these other things are distractions, I can’ legislate personal action from the capital…but I can affect the economy. You are falling into the trap of arguing something that is not important. What is paramount is reviving Nevada’s economy, putting people back to work, saving families from the heartache that this administration, and specifically Harry Reid has put them through.
This is my pledge, I will not be deterred from my mission of rebuilding Nevada after the disaster named Harry Reid. He and the journalists can talk about all these other things…I am going to talk, work, dedicate myself to making sure families can put food on the table, commerce is vibrant in Nevada, people are back to work and productive, every thing else is an unnecessary distraction that Reid and his cronies need to keep the focus off of his failed policies, failed promises, and his failure to support Nevada while supporting Pelosi, Obama, and their gang.”

right2bright on August 6, 2010 at 8:16 AM

Discouraged workers remained at 1.2 million for the second straight month.

This is the only thing Republicans should be talking about…it is so simple…It is the economy stupid.

right2bright on August 6, 2010 at 8:57 AM

“I was not a better mother when I stayed home full time,” Tarkanian said.

So, if staying home full time doesn’t make you a better mom, than why does committing yourself fully to your job make you a better employee? I mean, nobody would expect a good worker of someone who stayed home all the time, never came into work, just sat around watching TV and drinking beer. But somehow, when it comes to motherhood, raising a family, well, that’s nothing. You can have a full time demanding career, travel the country, run a business and still and have it all.

First, it is the Christian/conservatives who actually support working moms. It is a myth that some how these backwards conservatives want women to just stay at home barefoot, dumb and pregnant.
From Proverbs 31:

A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.

11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.

12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.

13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.

14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.

15 She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.

16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.

18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.

19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.

21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.

22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.

24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.

25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.

26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:

29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”

30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

31 Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

This is a good Biblical example of a Godly woman. No, it’s not the only example nor is it meant to be the example every woman must follow. It is just one example. But you can see, this is not the example of a “barefoot, dumb and pregnant” woman. Yes, this woman is committed to her family, but this woman is also smart, She is smart with her home, she is smart in business! She’s out in the community buying, selling and not just buying the groceries but buying things like land and managing things like vineyards! Doing it with the money she has earned, (not her husband’s earnings!)all on her own and without the help of a man!

No, maybe you wouldn’t be a better mom if you stayed at home if your commitments are selfish and self serving anyway. It comes down to where your priorities are! Your treasure is where your heart is.

But, nobody expects you’d be better on your job if you stayed at home all the time so it’s also stupid to think you’d somehow be a good mom by being on your job all the time! Stay at home mom’s are putting their family first! They are a dangerous obstacle to the lib world because they influence their children more than the government does!

JellyToast on August 6, 2010 at 9:22 AM

And I will add, the woman described in Proverbs is the exact kind of woman that liberals hate and fear. Not just because she is committed to her family, but because she understands business and earns profits. She is aware of what is happening in her community and is guarding and protective of her home, business and property. She is not ignorant or easily fooled.
No, it is the libs who want women to be dumb, barefoot and pregnant! And the pregnant part is only so that they can support the abortion industry.

JellyToast on August 6, 2010 at 9:41 AM

Oh goodness….well, there goes the Independents.

AnninCA on August 6, 2010 at 9:47 AM

Angle should be talking about one thing, and only one thing…the economy.

right2bright on August 6, 2010 at 8:57 AM

This was a quote from a personal interview last April. Jon Ralston, a Nevada leftist media employee, printed her comments during an interview with a Christian news company.

She said it in April, not August 4. Since it has already been said, there is no sense in bemoaning the fact. If the interview is actually read, there is nothing there conservatives should be running from, whether they are religious or not. She was right, and her points are solid.

We need to stop this lily-livered cowering every time a Left wing operative attempts to frame Angle the way they want to frame her. Come out and defend everything she said for crying out loud. Everything she said can EASILY be dovetailed with the economy and the failures of Haryy Reid.

The best defense is a good offense. Always stay on offense. Sharron can do this, and the main stumbling block to this campaign, if there truly is one, are conservatives that dance every time the Left tells them to.

Saltysam on August 6, 2010 at 9:48 AM

Oh goodness….well, there goes the Independents.

AnninCA on August 6, 2010 at 9:47 AM

We’re supposed to depend upon God for our protection and our provision and for our daily bread, not for our government.

This is why I trust Sharron Angle. She actually understands and promotes the concept of the actual separation of church and state. The state has no business playing God, and THAT was the PRIMARY purpose of the FIRST clause of the FIRST amendment of the Bill of Rights.

The so-called independents are an array of differing opinions, they do not walk lockstep together. If the opposition to Harry Reid allow the Left to define her, then they’re just being lazy and spineless.

Saltysam on August 6, 2010 at 10:08 AM

This is why I trust Sharron Angle. She actually understands and promotes the concept of the actual separation of church and state.

Interesting. Her connecting her policies with Christianity would be precisely why I’d worry that she doesn’t separate church and state in her mind and wouldn’t as a senator, either.

In fact, I think she’s fairly explicit that she would not.

That would be a dealbreaker for me, anyway. Suffer through Reid again, I’d say.

AnninCA on August 6, 2010 at 10:24 AM

That would be a dealbreaker for me, anyway. Suffer through Reid again, I’d say.

AnninCA on August 6, 2010 at 10:24 AM

I see, you actually believe in the fusing of the Federal government and God, which Angle vehemnetly opposes.

So Harry Reid, the Mormon, and pro-lifer, is your preference because he’s done such a wonderful job playing God with the economy?

Saltysam on August 6, 2010 at 10:37 AM

I would rather support someone who believes in serving God and the people such as Angle, than someone who thinks they ARE God and the people serve them, such as Reid.

Lily on August 6, 2010 at 10:44 AM

someone who thinks they ARE God and the people serve them, such as Reid.

Lily on August 6, 2010 at 10:44 AM

Every time I see that little O emblem on those Reinvestment and Recovery highway signs, I am reminded how a portion of my work went into, and still goes into, the design, fabrication , and distribution of those signs.

Harry Reid hammers the gavel on this Man-God worship.

When I’m lifting that load at work, I’m drawn back to a time when public works meant building a pyramid for the God King. And my back hurts.

Sharron Angle knows a days work is the life blood of peoples’ survival and comfort, and that the Federal government’s role is not to worship God-Kings with the blood, sweat and tears of Americans.

Saltysam on August 6, 2010 at 11:11 AM

see, you actually believe in the fusing of the Federal government and God, which Angle vehemnetly opposes.

Yes, but put me into context. I’m one who isn’t afraid, mostly, of conservatives today because I don’t think it’s a reinstatement of the religious right movement in the past.

She’s a bit of a throwback. No thanks.

I’ve kept an open mind on her, but this last discussion pretty much is foreclosure for me.

I’d vote for her opponent.

AnninCA on August 6, 2010 at 11:14 AM

I suppose flying plains into buildings are excusable.

Kini on August 6, 2010 at 4:06 AM

I think I saw an episode of Dr. Who in which there was some flying plains and cities too.

PrettyD_Vicious on August 6, 2010 at 11:14 AM

I’d vote for her opponent.

AnninCA on August 6, 2010 at 11:14 AM

There is an extreme far left leaning socialist in charge of the senate and a far right leaning opponent. Therefore one has the chance to get rid of the socialist with a new senator that that believes in state’s right. I too think our federal government should get rid of the Department of Education, departments of social services, and a few other departments that the individual states should be wholly responsible for. A new senator has very little power to influence the senate and Angle will marginalize herself to a certain degree. In six years, one can then vote to remove Angle by voting for her primary opponent or democratic challenger in the national election.

This election should be reducing the democrats power and the best way one can do that is by eliminating their leaders. Pelosi is safe representing San Francisco area, but I think the house will fall the the republicans. The senate will probably remain in the hands of the democrats, so the best message to send to them is to get rid of the senate leader. The next senate leader would then have to listen to the American people or risk removal during the next election.

PrettyD_Vicious on August 6, 2010 at 11:32 AM

…you actually believe in the fusing of the Federal government and God…

Saltysam on August 6, 2010 at 10:37 AM

Yes, but put me into context.

AnninCA

There is no other context Ann. This is the context.

We’ve long passed the days of ancient Egypt to medieval Europe. You and Harry Reid, obviously, long for those days.

No thanks. I’ll take America with all its bumps and bruises. Sharron wants to serve, not rule. How modern!

Saltysam on August 6, 2010 at 11:36 AM

Well, Salty. I’m not in Nevada, so the good news is that my opinion doesn’t matter. *haha

However, in my own locale, I’ll pay attention. I’m not remotely interested in reviving the Christian Right movement.

AnninCA on August 6, 2010 at 11:43 AM

the good news is that my opinion doesn’t matter.

AnninCA on August 6, 2010 at 11:43 AM

The bad news is that Harry Reid is playing God with the economy and our lives, and you’ve just prostrated yourself before him.

Off your knees woman. You can still be free.

Saltysam on August 6, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Angle is just behind the times. She didn’t realize
the time when the genders were seen as having distinct roles in society and in marriage has passed. There’s been an evolution in the understanding of gender. Just ask Judge Walker.

SukieTawdry on August 6, 2010 at 2:27 PM

THIS is what Angle should be hitting Reid over the head with – every day until November:

300,000 taxpayer-funded construction jobs given away to illegal aliens, courtesy of a single Majority Leader.

Read all about it: http://therealharryreid.org/

fred5678 on August 6, 2010 at 3:54 PM

We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.

Angle thinks and says we are at war. I hope she fails in her election and I hope that she understands that we are not at war. I am so tired of the divisive crap. I don’t like Harry Reid but he is not calling for war.

lexhamfox on August 7, 2010 at 1:08 AM

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