The Nacilbupera Guzzle

Whoever examines with attention the history of the dearths and famines … will find, I believe, that a dearth never has arisen from any combination among the inland dealers in corn, nor from any other cause but a real scarcity, occasioned sometimes perhaps, and in some particular places, by the waste of war, but in by far the greatest number of cases by the fault of the seasons; and that a famine has never arisen from any other cause but the violence of government attempting, by improper means, to remedy the inconveniences of a dearth. (Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations IV.5.44)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Previous Nacilbupera Guzzles

2009 Guzzles

"And anyone who was in a position of authority on September 11th, for us every day since then has been September 12th. And every day you recognize that it could happen again." -- C-Span interview with outgoing Secretary of State Condolezza Rice 11/12/08

"You know, you can ruin one lawyer or three lawyers or however many lawyers. The important thing to those of us who care about the country is, we need to have the government...given the threat that we're up against, moving heaven and earth to figure out what the threats are against us, to figure out where the next place we might get hit is." -- Andrew C. McCarthy in interview May 6th 2009 with Rush Limbaugh, on the Obama administration's attempts to punish Guantanamo Bay architect lawyers.
"I think a problem in our country today in our country is apathy. It would be apathetic to just kinda hunker down and go with the flow. We're fishermen we know that only dead fish go with the flow."--Sarah Palin July 3rd 2009 on her unorthodox decision to resign the Alaska governorship to pursue other ways of service to state and nation.
"The Obama mantra appears to be – 'ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do to atone for your country.'" -- Nile Gardiner in UK Telegraph Sept 23, 2009, commenting on Obama's UN speech and worldwide apology tours.

"My maiden name is Bacon….Our Senators think that it’s their job to “bring home the bacon” but actually it’s just the opposite: it’s their job to help our state to keep the bacon right here at home, help our people…hang on to those hard earned dollars that they have; and that’s what we got to do if we’re going to turn this around."-- 2010 Utah U.S. Senate Candidate Cherilyn Eagar on Nov 2, 2009, in interview with 912 Project Truck

"I've been in Harry Reid's office for 13 hours and I'm glad to get out of there." -- Sen. Chuck Schumer, Dec 19 2009, on the behind-closed-doors healthcare amendment as quoted in the original AP news article by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar before article was modified and quote deleted by David Epso. [Nacilbupera: we would be happy to get out of Reid's office, too!]

Jan 2010

"Citizen service is something you do for your country, not for your retirement."--Bob Bennett campaining for the Utah Senate seat in 1992 as quoted by The Deseret News 9/3/1992.Now in 2010 and running for a fourth term, he would reach 83 in office if elected.

"With all due respect, it's not the Kennedy seat, it's not the Democrats' seat, it's the people's seat."--Massachusetts US Senate Candidate Scott Brown winning the debate 1/11/10 with his position that the Democratic healthcare scheme is bad.

“I have worked in a chemical factory, driven a bus and a garbage truck, worked in a gas station, and on the farm.. I have worn the judicial robe, but I have also worn the work gloves of the working person. I’ll wear these same work gloves when I go to work for you in Washington, D. C. as your U. S. Senator.” --Rising Illinois 2010 US Senate Candidate Judge Don Lowery in his 2009 campaign announcement.

“At least I wasn't the Edwards girl." --Amber Lee Ettinger aka Youtube sensation "The Obama Girl" in interview 1/28/2010 with Sean Hannity on her disenchantment with Obama.

Feb 2010

“We are going stinking broke…because morons like these two Fruitloops like you got representing you in the Senate right now they go up there and they get money and they get money and they get money…and it doesn’t get paid—it just gets borrowed and you and I get deeper and deeper… in the swamp. It is an act I consider of treason because it is fundamentally an act of destruction of our republic because you cannot survive…in a sea of debt: you will drown…. It’s time to flush Bennett and Hatch.” --KNRS Radio talk show host Bob Lonsberry 2/15/2010 on earmarks and the terrible debt Utah's Senators have incurred during their inordinate tenures.

“I have not heard people in the Republican Party yet admit they have a problem…I haven’t seen the “come to Jesus moment” of the Republican Party yet…[to say] "Hello my name is the Republican Party and I’ve got a problem. I’m addicted to spending and Big Government.” --Keynote speaker and self-described "recovering alcoholic" Glenn Beck at CPAC 2/20/2010 in describing how it isn't just the Democrats who have a spending problem.

“Dingy Harry's campaign slogan is 'Vote for me or my wife gets beat up.'" --Rush Limbaugh 2/24/2010 reacting to Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid's 2/22 comments of "Men, when they're out of work, tend to become abusive" coupled with Reid's unlikely prospects of reelection.

Mar 2010

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“…Mike lee is kinda like a high school kid who trained for wrestling gets out on the mat, looks up and realizes he has to wrestle a girl. And it’s like now what? What if she beats me? Where do I put my hands? I don’t know what to do--instead of getting out there and fighting a good fight and doing the best he can…he just kinda gives up and like “I don’t want to wrestle a girl.” -- Lisa, caller on the 3/4/10 Bob Lonsberry Show during the hour Lee was scheduled to debate Cherilyn Eagar. (Lee had withdrawn on short notice with no valid reason.)

"...what happens if you don't get health care for this president? This is really all-or-nothing for the sense of his power, for his legacy. He's invested so much in this in this first year. You've GOT to get this for him!-- Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC on 3/12 pleading to Rep. Cummings to pass the bill as a favor for Obama. Cummings agreed "a million percent."

"My great freedom-loving Americans, we must save America as we knew it. -- Jon Voight 3/20/10 at the D.C. tea party rally

Apr 2010

"Nah. These are my people. Americans." -- Tea partier Darryl Postell responding 4/15/2010 to a NBC reporter questioning if as an "African American" he ever felt uncomfortable attending tea party events.

May 2010
"God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend." -- Quote from Job 37:5 KJV pointing to the belief of our Founding Fathers that we are a nation under God and that that we owe our continued existence to the great things he does for us

June 2010
"...The people are always most in danger when the means of injuring their rights are in the possession of those whom they entertain the least suspicion." --Alexander Hamilton in the Federalist Papers, No. 25, p. 164.

July 2010
"Reasonable people cannot differ that when men stand in front of polls with weapons and prevent people from getting into vote--that there is any difference of opinion on that. That is sacred in America. The polling place is sacred." --Ex-DOJ attorney J. Christian Adams on 6/30/10, revealing the politically-motivated DOJ's dismissal of charges against the Black Panthers.

Nov 2010
"It's easy to continue to raise taxes without thinking of those who cannot pay any more." -- Utah State Representative Carl Wimmer advocating a state Constitutional Amendment requiring 2/3rds majority for passage of tax increases.

"When President Bush came into office, we had a budget surplus and the national debt was a little over $5 trillion. It has doubled over the last eight years. And we are now looking at a deficit of well over half a trillion dollars."Barack Obama in the 3rd Presidential Debates of 2008 decrying Bush's irresponsible deficits. (In his first half of office, President Obama exploded the debt by $4T running a current annual deficit of $1.5T, three times his predecessor. At this pace, as pledged by his so-called "freeze" in the SOTU address, Obama would easily surpass Bush's doubling of the debt.)

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