Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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Clipfile - January 28, 2015

‘‘Neither party in this country really wants the middle class to wake up and seize control.  Democrats can talk about it because they know they won’t rouse it.  Republicans can’t talk about it for fear that they will.’’

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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

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Clipfile - January 20, 2015

‘‘...A society in which people can do and say what they want will also tend to be one in which the most efficient solutions win, rather than those sponsored by the most influential people.  Authoritarian countries become corrupt; corrupt countries become poor; and poor countries are weak.’’ - Paul Graham

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Saturday, 17 January 2015

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Clipfile - January 17, 2015

‘‘Blasphemy is the price we pay for not [living in] a theocracy.’’

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Friday, 16 January 2015

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Clipfile - January 16, 2015

‘‘When merit is bestowed rather than earned, it becomes worthless, and the false meritocracy crumbles under the weight of its own stupidity and lack of capability.’’ - Bill Quick

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Thursday, 08 January 2015

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Clipfile - January 8, 2015

‘‘This is a battle of blasphemies.  Cartoonists blaspheme the prophet, and men with guns blaspheme with the blood of cartoonists in the temple of liberal public discourse.  When we have competing blasphemies, how shall we decide between them?  Without a transcendent arche — the Lord Jesus Christ — any battle of blasphemies is going to be won by the side that is willing to take their blasphemy clean out to the edge.

‘‘And that would be the Muslims.  They know what they are doing, and they are doing it with all their might.  The secular West does not know what it is doing, and is doing it halfheartedly.’’

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Sunday, 21 December 2014

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Clipfile - December 21, 2014

‘‘A peaceful, prosperous community or nation does not need community organizers.

‘‘Community organizers, on the other hand, can’t function in a peaceful, prosperous nation, so they are always, ALWAYS, striving to destroy it.’’

- ‘‘Weirddave,’’ posting at Ace

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Thursday, 18 December 2014

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Clipfile - December 18, 2014

‘‘The reason America why usually wins isn’t that its leaders outsmart their leaders, but because its ordinary Joes outpower the other guy’s ordinary Joes.  In the phrase ‘President of the United States,’ the important part is ‘United States.’  The president can be almost anybody.’’

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

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‘‘...the only real objection that progressives have to ‘McCarthyism’ is being the subject of it themselves.  Leftists are quite enthusiastic about ‘McCarthyism’ when they wield the hammer.’’
 - ‘‘Taffy3,’’ commenting at Instapundit

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Friday, 05 December 2014

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Clipfile - December 5, 2014

‘‘One... side effect... of the legal/regulatory state [is] to cut off poor people from small-scale entrepreneurship.  Want to open a roadside taco stand?  Offer cab services with your private car?  Braid hair in your living room?  Clean houses without a license or OSHA inspection?  Work for less than minimum wage?

‘‘Add in a host of other restrictions and requirements that effectively function as a moat to competition that protects larger, better funded businesses, and you block an entire class of people (by income) from entrepreneurial work.

‘‘Remember the history of Jews in America?  Remember the pushcarts and rug peddlers and all the other modes of self-employment that kept them and their offspring warm, fed, and well enough educated to become the next generation of doctors, lawyers, scholars, and businessmen?

‘‘We don’t do that any more.  And if you try, you risk your life.  Because that makes you a vile criminal.’’
- Bill Quick

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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

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Clipfile - November 11, 2014

‘‘When... elected officials, and those who advise them, deliberately construct policies to hide value choices that would be unpopular were they transparent and explicit, we end up with two terrible outcomes:  We get policies that do not reflect our values, and we re-elect representatives who are lying to us.’’ - Keith Hennessey

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