This Week In Quotes: Feb 1 -7

by John Hawkins | March 8, 2013 12:01 am

Mr. Holder’s letter answers Mr. Rand’s question, “Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill Americans not engaged in combat on U.S. soil. The answer to that question is “no.” — Jay Carney[1]

Housing in California is on average 2.7 times more expensive than in Texas. The median house costs $459 per square foot in San Francisco and $323 in San Jose, but just $84 in Houston, according to chief economist Jed Kolko of the San-Francisco based real-estate firm Trulia TRLA +3.02% . Housing in California is cheaper inland than on the coast, but good luck finding a job. The median home in Fresno costs $95 per square foot, but the unemployment rate is nearly 15%, compared with 6% in Houston. — Allysia Finley[2]

So, while the old GOP bulls were busy trying to pull defeat from the fires of victory, Rand Paul got that victory. — John Hayward[3]

“I don’t think that what happened yesterday is helpful to the American people”. — John McCain[4] on Rand Paul’s filibuster

There’s an increasing sense in America now that the facades are intact but the machinery inside is broken. — Peggy Noonan[5]

“I asked the president, can you kill an American on American soil, it should have been an easy answer. It’s an easy question. It should have been a resounding, an unequivocal, ‘No.’ The president’s response? He hasn’t killed anyone yet.”Rand Paul[6]

Are you so afraid that you are willing to trade your freedom for security? — Rand Paul[7]

Look at how law school applications are in free fall. I hire lawyers and train them myself. They usually have about $200,000 in debt. To service that debt, I’d have to pay them about $133,333 per year. Do you think I pay a kid with zero experience $133,333 a year? There are far too many graduates and too few jobs, so I can hire a new lawyer for $50,000 — which is less than I made when I started 20 years ago. And that’s one near the top of his class at a prestigious school. Supply and demand is awesome for me; for young people, who largely voted for Obama, not so much. They get the hope but those of us who are established in liberal-approved fields like the law get to keep the change. — Kurt Schlichter[8]

Say what you like about those Mayan guys, but they only schedule an apocalypse once every 5,126 years. Only Washington would try to pull it off every six weeks. — Mark Steyn[9]

Endnotes:
  1. Jay Carney: http://hotair.com/archives/2013/03/07/jay-carney-okay-fine-obama-doesnt-have-the-authority-to-target-americans-on-u-s-soil/
  2. Allysia Finley: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324338604578326402863024028.html
  3. John Hayward: http://www.humanevents.com/2013/03/07/rand-pauls-republican-critics/
  4. John McCain: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/03/07/not-helpful-to-the-american-people-now-we-know-where-sen-mccain-falls-in-the-drone-debate/
  5. Peggy Noonan: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323628804578346680172271600.html
  6. Rand Paul: https://rightwingnews.com/photoshops/rand-paul-i-asked-the-president-can-you-kill-an-american-on-american-soil-picquote/
  7. Rand Paul: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/03/06/top-10-quotes-from-rand-pauls-amazing-8-plus-hour-filibuster-on-civil-liberties-drone-strikes/#.UTgXI7jIlx4.twitter
  8. Kurt Schlichter: http://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2013/03/04/lets-help-academia-destroy-itself-n1523876/page/2
  9. Mark Steyn: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/342014/sequestageddon-mark-steyn

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