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Forum topic by Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor posted 03-20-2013 04:31 PM 1283 views 2 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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03-20-2013 04:31 PM

THE VERY BEST SAYINGS.
1. In my many years I have come to a
conclusion that one useless man
is a shame, two is a law firm,
and three or more is a congress.
—John Adams

2. If you don’t read the newspaper
you are uninformed, if you do
read the newspaper you are
misinformed. —Mark Twain

3. Suppose you were an idiot. And
suppose you were a member of
Congress. But then I repeat
myself. —Mark Twain

4. I contend that for a nation to try to
tax itself into prosperity is like a
man standing in a bucket and
trying to lift himself up by the
handle. —Winston Churchill

5. A government which robs Peter to
pay Paul can always depend on
the support of Paul. —George
Bernard Shaw

6. A liberal is someone who feels a
great debt to his fellow man,
which debt he proposes to pay off
with your money. —G. Gordon
Liddy

7. Democracy must be something
more than two wolves and a sheep
voting on what to have for
dinner. —James Bovard , Civil
Libertarian (1994)

8. Foreign aid might be defined as a
transfer of money from poor
people in rich countries to rich
people in poor countries.
—Douglas Case ,
Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University .
9. Giving money and power to
government is like giving whiskey
and car keys to teenage boys.
—P.J. O’Rourke , Civil Libertarian

10. Government is the great fiction,
through which everybody
endeavors to live at the expense
of everybody else. —Frederic
Bastiat , French economist(1801-1850)

11. Government’s view of the
economy could be summed up
in a few short phrases: If it
moves, tax it. If it keeps
moving, regulate it. And if it
stops moving, subsidize it.
—Ronald Reagan (1986)

12. I don’t make jokes. I just watch
the government and report the
facts. —Will Rogers

13. If you think health care is
expensive now, wait until you
see what it costs when it’s free!
—P. J. O’Rourke

14. In general, the art of government
consists of taking as much
money as possible from one
party of the citizens to give to
the other. —Voltaire (1764)

15. Just because you do not take an
interest in politics doesn’t mean
politics won’t take an interest
in you!—Pericles (430 B.C.)

16. No man’s life, liberty, or
property is safe while the
legislature is in session.
—Mark Twain (1866)

17. Talk is cheap, except when
Congress does it. —Anonymous

18. The government is like a baby’s
alimentary canal, with a happy
appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other.
—Ronald Reagan

19. The inherent vice of capitalism is
the unequal sharing of the
blessings. The inherent blessing
of socialism is the equal sharing
of misery. —Winston Churchill

20. The only difference between a
tax man and a taxidermist is that
the taxidermist leaves the skin.
—Mark Twain

21. The ultimate result of shielding
men from the effects of folly is
to fill the world with fools.
—Herbert Spencer , English
Philosopher (1820-1903)

22. There is no distinctly Native
American criminal class, save
Congress. —Mark Twain

23. What this country needs are
more unemployed politicians
—Edward Langley ,
Artist (1928-1995)

24. A government big enough to give
you everything you want, is
strong enough to take everything
you have. —Thomas Jefferson

25. We hang the petty thieves and
appoint the great ones to public
office. —Aesop

FIVE BEST SENTENCES

1. You cannot legislate the poor into
prosperity, by legislating the
wealthy out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without
working for, another person must
work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to
anybody anything that the
government does not first take
from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by
dividing it.

5. When half of the people get the
idea that they do not have to
work, because the other half is
going to take care of them, and
when the other half gets the idea
that it does no good to work
because somebody else is going to
get what they work for, that is the
beginning of the end of any nation!

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 03-20-2013 04:41 PM

Sadly, all of them are very true statements.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 03-20-2013 04:47 PM

Amen.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Craftsman on the lake

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#3 posted 03-20-2013 05:02 PM

My brother in law told me this one yesterday. I had never looked at it this way.

FOX NEWS consistently gets the highest viewership of any news organization.

Typical weekly viewership ratings numbers:
FOX 17%
MSNBC 14%
CNBC 15%
CNN 12%
All the rest combined 42%

That means that 17% of the people are listening to FOX news and 83% are not.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 03-20-2013 06:02 PM

Craftsman: I’m not sure of your point, but if you are assuming that a person who appreciates the wisdom of the above quotes is automatically a fan of Fox News, you are quite mistaken.

I think one of the biggest factors behind the divisiveness in U.S. politics these days is the assumptions we tend to make. No matter whether we consider ourselves liberals or conservatives, we always think of the other side in terms of its most extreme form. IMO, the vast majority of us are much closer to the center than we imagine the other guy to be.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Craftsman on the lake

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#5 posted 03-20-2013 06:09 PM

I agree charlie. Point of it was. No matter how they spin it the far right (and probably the far left) are the minority.

Anyway, it was just another saying.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 03-20-2013 06:13 PM

I’ll buy that!

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 03-20-2013 06:26 PM

Agreed.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Jimbo4

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#8 posted 03-21-2013 01:16 AM

You mean Cluster Fox News ?

-- *Arachnoleptic Fit*: The frantic dance performed just after you've accidently walked through a spider web.

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crank49

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#9 posted 03-21-2013 01:46 AM

FNC 1,199 223 467
CNN 348 104 163
MSNBC 405 121 177
CNBC 180 53 93
FBN 50 5 22
HLN 489 161 262

This is a typical rating of cable news viewership from yesterday, according to Neilson.
Somebody is not telling the truth here.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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Roger

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#10 posted 03-21-2013 12:35 PM

Those are all very fine words of wisdom. It’s too bad that we nothing but stupids trying to run our country

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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DrDirt

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#11 posted 03-21-2013 11:39 PM

” There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” Will Rogers

•If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

•If, in the largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a 24-ounce soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

•If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book, but not to vote who runs the government … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots. Anonymous

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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CL810

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#12 posted 03-22-2013 12:39 AM

crank – I can’t make sense of your numbers. It displays as FNC almost 2 billion??

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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crank49

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#13 posted 03-22-2013 03:13 AM

Yea, there were three nice columns for different demographics and they all got bunched together when I posted.
FNC———1,199 – 223 – 467
CNN———348 – 104 – 163
MSNBC—- 405 – 121 – 177
CNBC——- 180 – 53 – 93
FBN————50 – 5 – 22
HLN———- 489 – 161 – 262
Maybe this is better?

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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