★ Rush Quotes & New Media Echo, Friday 5/24/13
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"The cookie-cutter liberal, the standard operating procedure liberal is really a giant ignoramus. I mean that seriously. They're really ignorant."
"None of the principals in any of these scandals know anything about what's going on. In Obama's case, that ends up being a plus. He has managed for that to be something that benefits him within the universe of low-information voters that vote for the guy."
"It was a phenomenon I noticed many years ago. Young people were just giving up every bit of information about themselves they could. They were violating their own privacy, seeking fame, wanting everybody to know everything about them, publishing nude photos of themselves, lewd photos, you name it. As one that's concerned about the overall culture, I happen to believe that a society's culture is a harbinger of what kind of country you're going to be."
"Everybody is making a big deal out of the fact that Douglas Shulman was a Bush appointee. Yeah, but he's a Democrat. Shulman is a Democrat."
"I really am governed here by love as I do this show each and every day. When I say these things, I mean them. I want a great country. I want people happy. This has got to be a great country if we are to continue to provide the opportunity, both economic and spiritual, for freedom that this country has always provided, more so than any other country ever. A great country is only as great as its people, and at some point people have to get serious."
"You want at least 5% of the population being serious. That five, 6% of the population carries the rest of the people. You've heard that old axiom: 5% of the people pull the wagon; 95% are in it."
"I know what it's like to not be able to go anywhere and do anything anonymously. And I'm telling you, when you lose that and you can't get it back, that's a huge regret, and there are a lot of people that want that. And I don't think it's healthy, and I think it leads to distorted values and distorted decisions that people make about their lives and a number of other things that are not healthy for them and the country the large."
"Look what feminism's done for everybody. It's just confused everybody and made most people miserable."
"When I tell you that I want a great country, I mean I want self-reliant, rugged individuals taking care of themselves and their families. That's how you get Norman Rockwell communities and neighborhoods and towns. That's how you get decency and respect and a common, valuable culture."
"Yeah, it may sound old-fashioned and it may sound like I want to go back to the fifties and the Donna Reed shows. No, no. That's not what I'm talking about. The stuff I'm talking about is timeless, and these characteristics are the things that used to be commonly taught. Honor, valor, honesty, integrity. That's all I'm talking about."
"If companies want to stay in business they're gonna have to let people go. Obamacare officials are shocked and stunned that this is happening. Actual people in the government can't believe this. They thought that the health care experience in America would be, as they said, enriched because of Obamacare. They're just a bunch of political lug heads who accept the flawed premise and promises of liberalism. And because they're good people and because they've put the program together, it's magically gonna work. Never does."
"We're just being governed by a minority. It's made to look like the majority because of their never-ending media support."
"As UnitedHealth pulls out, as Cigna pulls out, as Aetna pull out, what does that mean? It means consumers have fewer choices. That's the design. The people that really thought about this at the government, the Obamacare people, the people that really put this together with their ultimate aim in mind, intended all of this. They intended for it to be too big, too unworkable, and too expensive. They intended for all of these companies, be they businesses or insurance companies, to pull out, to not insure people, they intended this."
"Without being able to put my finger on it, I've been worried about what is going to happen to people who just dive head first into this anything-goes, no-judgment culture where there is no more privacy, and there is no concern for it, and people just want everybody to know everything about them every minute of the day -- what they're doing, what they're thinking, where they're going, when they got there, how long they're gonna be there, when they're leaving."
"The fines for not having a policy cost much less than having a policy. They want people to not have the policy. They want people to pay the fine."
"Liberals want an exemption. They set up two sets of rules: One set for everybody else, and another set for them. They never have to live by the rules that they set up for everybody else. 'Cause they're special! They're better. They're more important. The rules set up for everybody else are to handle "the masses," the bourgeois -- you know, the slow-witted, dim-witted, mindless people that are incapable of taking care of themselves. That is liberalism for you."
"Bill Clinton didn't ask Monica her name 'til the sixth date."
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Liberty, Where Have You Gone?
A sagacious Bible scholar told me how important it was for the Israelites to look back and remember what God had done for them in the past because it gave them the strength to persevere through difficult times.
Sometimes we need to look back, too, and remember what we have to be grateful for in this country and what it is that is worth preserving.
In the Old Testament book Lamentations, the Prophet Jeremiah was expressing his overwhelming sorrow at Babylon's destruction of Jerusalem. Jeremiah's grief reached a climax in the very center of the book when he was completely overwhelmed with despair. "My strength has perished, and so has my hope from the Lord."
But before he had finally given up, in the process of agonizing over his past suffering, he remembered something that gave him hope. God had been gracious to his people and had not totally consumed them as a result of their sins. God had always been faithful to his promises and his covenant, and therefore Jeremiah could put his hope in God. Thus, in the end, this book is more about hope than it is about despair, and that hope is based on a firm faith and trust in God. What rekindled that faith was Jeremiah's remembrance of God's character and his trustworthiness.
Please permit me a secular application of this lesson -- which also has spiritual underpinnings, in that our liberty is grounded in biblical principles.
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I have greatly admired the work of James Rosen over the years. He seems to me a classic old-fashioned reporter, as the events of the past week have strongly suggested. And while working his day job at Fox News, he also wrote an intensely interesting biography cum history, The Strong Man: John Mitchell and the Secrets of Watergate. Rosen's biography of Mitchell was unjustly neglected upon its publication in 2008. »
A knowledgeable reader who asks us to withhold his name writes to comment on our post "On section 1203." Our reader writes: I'm writing to comment on your post on the IRS and section 1203. Like the retired CID agent you quote, I'm a regular reader and a fan. I'm also an attorney with many years of service with Chief Counsel's Office of the IRS. I agree with most of »
President Obama delivered an address today at the National Defense University called "The Future of our Fight Against Terrorism." Actually, part of the speech was about the past, including much self-congratulation and some shots at President Bush. This part of the speech is revisionist rubbish. As Max Boot explains: Obama said, for example, that after he came into office, "we unequivocally banned torture, affirmed our commitment to civilian courts, worked »
Since the rancid Weiner (Anthony) announced his campaign for the mayoralty of New York, I've been looking for an excuse to enter the Weiner (punning) sweepstakes. Now I think the Houston Chronicle may have provided the fodder. Finding the local angle in a New York story, the Chronicle reports on Weiner's incredibly efficient rehabilitation in Houston: Anthony Weiner's New York mayoral candidacy was only made more improbable today after he »
John Hay's The Breadwinners: A Social Study (1883) is hardly a great novel. But it is, I'm confident, the best novel ever written by a future U.S. Secretary of State. And it's a nice send-up of the "professional reformer" of the late 19th century — precursor of the modern "community organizer." Indeed, the only fully realized character in The Breadwinners is its villain, a professional reformer. Claiming a commitment to »
President Obama's response to criticism over his Justice Department's seizure, without notice or the opportunity for a hearing, of phone records from the Associated Press and emails in Fox reporter James Rosen's personal account has been surpassingly strange. Whenever he has addressed the issue, he has cited his own support for a media shield law as if that were somehow exculpatory. Thus, in today's national security speech he said: I'm troubled by the possibility that leak investigations may chill the investigative journalism that holds government accountable. . . . »
Leaders of the 27 European Union countries met yesterday to discuss energy issues. The meeting, as described by AFP, represents a turning point in European energy policy. Europe's leaders are ready to join the shale oil and gas revolution to avoid being left behind economically: EU leaders agreed Wednesday to face up to the challenge posed by the shale oil and gas revolution which has slashed US energy prices, undercutting »
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Is this the Honor System?
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GRAPEVINE, Texas - After lengthy and wrenching debate, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have voted to open their ranks to openly gay boys for the first time, but heated reactions from the left and right made clear that the BSA's controversies are far ...
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Two more people were arrested by U.K. police as they continued their investigation into the killing of Lee Rigby, a 25-year-old soldier who once served in Afghanistan.
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Postscript: Article picks from Powerline :: Thursday evening:::
The case for drones — K. ANDERSON, COMMENTARY
Lois Lerner at the FEC — ELIANA JOHNSON, NRO
The biggest loser wins — PETER SCHIFF, RCM
Lights! QE! Action! — JOHN CRUDELE, NY POST
Growth is not an option — RICH KARLGAARD, FORBES
What is Hezbollah? — FOUND AJAMI, DEFINING IDEAS
Why did Lois Lerner take the Fifth? — JAMES TARANTO, WSJ
Postscript: Article picks from Powerline :: Friday morning :::
Towns tangled up in Dylan — C. RIEMENSCHNEIDER, STAR TRIBUNE
Thank you, Hafez al-Assad — CAROLINE GLICK
Obama "ends" terror war — JOHN PODHORETZ, NY POST
Mr. Media — CONRAD BLACK, NEW CRITERION
There's a fly in my soup — CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER, WAPO
Did Lerner waive the Fifth? — HANS VON SPAKOVSKY, FOX NEWS
The case for drones — K. ANDERSON, COMMENTARY
Lois Lerner at the FEC — ELIANA JOHNSON, NRO
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