This Week In Quotes: Dec 3 – Dec 9
It is a statistical impossibility that the group of Katie Courics, Contessa Brewers, Keith Olbermanns, et al. have never in their lives gotten unexpectedly and unwantedly pregnant.
So what are they all really mocking Bristol Palin for? Not that she became pregnant out of wedlock; at least 35% of them (if not more) have gotten pregnant out of wedlock, too, so if they were mocking her for that that would be hypocrisy, and we know they can’t be hypocrites, because they themselves are using the hypocrisy card to justify attacking Bristol Palin.
So what are they mocking her for?
Only for one thing: For not getting an abortion, like any smart career-minded media woman, or media man, like Keith Olbermann, would do. Or advise. Or cajole. Or insist upon. Or pay for, and I don’t just mean for the costs of the procedure.
Really? — Ace
The old saying goes Fascism is forever descending upon America, but landing in Europe. Similarly for the media wish-casters, Civil war is forever threating the GOP but engulfing the Democrat Party. — Ace
The media’s Humpty Dumpty position on compromise — an objective good for conservatives, a weak-sister response for liberals — is a perfect example of how the media crafts neutral-sounding story lines when in fact the choice of when to deploy grossly incompatible and contradictory storylines is shot through with dishonest partisanship and dishonest ideological dealing. — Ace
Do you allow yourself to be held hostage and get something done for the sake of getting something done, when in fact it might be perverse in its ultimate results? It’s almost like the question of do you negotiate with terrorists. — Democratic Senator Bob Menendez on negotiating with Republicans. — Ace
You can’t call someone a “hater” just because they, like 10,000 generations before them, find gay sex to be deviant and strange. — Ace
Total transparency produces total opaqueness. If everything’s open, no one says anything. — Richard Cohen
Liberalism: I want it all, I just don’t want to have to provide it to myself or anyone else, and I despise those who actually do produce worthwhile things. — Dan Flynn
Progressive taxation creates an irresponsible electorate. We seem a tad bit disconnected from the cost of all the utopian voting we do. — David Harsanyi
Every war brings its own deformations, but consider this disturbing fact about America’s war against al-Qaeda: It has become easier, politically and legally, for the United States to kill suspected terrorists than to capture and interrogate them. — David Ignatius
They basically are just raping you in public. I got asked the other day, do you want to go for a screening or get patted down,” she said. “I don’t want that X-Ray to see everything, honey. The people are so aggressive! It’s like, ‘Chill out, you didn’t find anything on me yet, calm down,’. They say, ‘OK, I’m going to be patting you down and I’m going to be touching the crease of your ass.’ That is so inappropriate! — Khloe Kardashian on the TSA patdowns
Want to prevent this from happening again? Let the world see a man who can’t sleep in the same bed on consecutive nights, who fears the long arm of American justice. I’m not advocating that we bring out of retirement the KGB proxy who, on a London street, killed a Bulgarian dissident with a poisoned umbrella tip. But it would be nice if people like Assange were made to worry every time they go out in the rain. — Charles Krauthammer
It’s tempting not to negotiate with hostage takers, unless the hostage gets harmed…the hostage was the American people. — Barack Obama on the GOP
I will confess I won’t fight if anyone wants to draw a comparison between what you’ve (Obama) done with our domestic policies of our day to what Neville Chamberlain did with the domestic policies of his. — Keith Olbermann
Assange is not a ‘journalist’ any more than the ‘editor’ of al-Qaeda’s new English-language magazine Inspire is a ‘journalist.’ He is an anti-American operative with blood on his hands. — Sarah Palin
‘I want to cut off his toes’ — Meat Loaf on Julian Assange
It’s not in the national interest to subsidize farmers, because food would be produced at low cost without subsidies. It’s not in the national interest to subsidize Americans, through Social Security and Medicare, for the last 20 or 25 years of their lives because healthier people live longer and the huge costs make the budget unmanageable. It’s not in the national interest to subsidize mass transit, because most benefits are enjoyed locally: If the locals want mass transit, they should pay for it. — Robert Samuelson
[Obama] was not born here. That’s my belief. I was born here. If someone accuses me of not being born here, I can go – within 10 minutes – to my filing cabinet and I can pick up my real birth certificate and I can go, ‘See? Look! Here it is. Here it is.’ The man has dodged everything. He dodges questions, he doesn’t answer anything. — Luke Scott
My advice (to Anthony Weiner) would be to come clean and clear it up. Again, perhaps he’s trying, but I
The percentage of federal prosecutions tried by juries declined from 19 percent in 1980 to 3 percent today, as prosecutors