Category ►►► Quote of the Weak
September 25, 2012
If There Was Ever Any Room For Doubt...
...our Senate majority leader Harry Reid really is a pathetic little twerp:
"He’s coming to a state where there are a lot of members of the LDS Church," Reid said in advance of [Mitt] Romney’s Friday visit to Nevada. "They understand that he is not the face of Mormonism."
Said the man who built his fortunes on shady real estate deals and peddling influence as a member of Congress. The story goes on:
Reid, the highest-ranking Mormon in elected office in America, noted on Friday a recent opinion piece published in the Huffington Post by Gregory A. Prince, co-author of "David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism." "He said that Romney has sullied the religion that he, Prince and Romney share," Reid said.
Being accused of sullying religion by Harry Reid is rather like being castigated by Madonna for not being a virgin. Considering his bearing of false witness against Mitt Romney over the man's taxes, I'd recommend re-reading of the Ten Commandments before sitting in judgement on anyone.
September 19, 2011
Quote of the Decade - So Far
President Barack H. Obama, explaining why he is demanding $1.5 trillion in new taxes in the depths of a recession:
"We can't just cut our way out of this hole," the president said.
No, of course not. Sheer folly. We must tax our way out of this hole!
That's the Chicago way.
July 12, 2010
The Surreality-Based Community
This quotation, at the very end of an ABC News article, is a real jaw-scratcher:
"We have to close the enthusiasm gap," NAACP president Ben Jealous said in an interview with the Associated Press Friday. "The danger of the Tea Party is that people see them and think about periods in history when groups like them were much more powerful than they are now, and so a lot of what we spend energy doing is explaining to people what reality is, and that the reality is that the majority from 2008 still exists."
Uh... whatever you say, Jealous Ben!
(The thrust of the article is that the NAACP is gearing up to launch a campaign against the Tea Party popular front, accusing it of being utterly racist to the core. Of course, if I even typed the full name of the NAACP, they would accuse me of being racist to the core; so what do I know?)
May 7, 2010
NYT: In Triumph for Obama, Unemployment Rate Rises!
I just couldn't resist this quick hit:
Economy Gains Impetus as U.S. Employers Add 290,000 Jobs
The American economy continued to add jobs in April in a further sign that an economic recovery was on track.
Payrolls surged with an unexpectedly strong 290,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department reported on Friday, while the unemployment rate rose to 9.9 percent. “This is unambiguously a strong report for growth implications,” James O’Sullivan, chief economist at MF Global, said. “It adds to the evidence that the pickup in growth is leading to a clear-cut pickup in employment. It is very clear there has been a bounce here, and momentum has been up.”
Let's perform a little Gedankenexperiment with this piece: Suppose the same financial report were issued, but assume the president is George W. Bush.
How would the Times have written this story?
September 25, 2009
Quote of the Century (So Far)
I snitched it out of a great Beldar post; he's back to classic form after -- well, you know. (We won't go into the whole "lost fortnight" thingie, with the nylons and the egg salad and the dwarf tossing. Don't ask him about it; he'll claim he doesn't remember a bit of it... and odds are he genuinely doesn't.)
Where was I?
Oh the quote. Quotation. Here it is, and it's brilliant:
Amateurs. Incompetents. Ideologues. Full-time politicians turned half-wit government officials. Brilliant leftists who, confronted with the real world, are exposed as clueless idiots and children.
Scotch tape it to your teevee; you'll refer back to it often.
September 6, 2009
Slapback di Giorno
Producer, writer and director David Zucker ("Scary Movie," "Naked Gun," "Airplane!" ) denounced as "left-wing crazies" the individuals who signed a letter called " The Toronto Declaration" to protest Israeli government policies.
Mr. Zucker said he is "outraged" that actors such as Danny Glover and Jane Fonda, along with about 50 other activists, would sign a declaration that condemns Israel as an "apartheid regime" and dismisses the work of Tel Aviv filmmakers as "Israeli propaganda."
The protest of Israel began Aug. 27 when Canadian filmmaker John Greyson released a public letter stating he would withdraw his film from the 10-day festival, which opens Thursday, to protest Israel's "brutal" military assault on Gaza earlier this year....
Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici complained that Mr. Greyson is now trying to shut down the voices of filmmakers in the only country in the Middle East that allows free expression.
If Mr. Greyson "were to walk down the streets of Tel Aviv with a sign saying he is a homosexual filmmaker, he would be invited to the Tel Aviv Queer Film Festival. But if he did that in Ramallah or any Palestinian village in the Territories, his films would have to be shown posthumously because they would kill him," said Mr. Jacobovici.
In fact, Mr. Greyson was invited to the Tel Aviv Queer Festival and withdrew another of his films from that event.
Perhaps Mr. Greyson can win some kind of award for the most number of loud, messy, political withdrawals without ever visibly entering...
September 7, 2008
Funniest Quote of the Week...
We innaugurate a new feature of Pig Lizards tonight: the Quote of the Week!
(The label "Quote of the Weak" attached to such posts does not constitute any warranty or guarantee that a post will in fact be selected each seven-day period and dubbed the "Quote of the Weak." Past results do not guarantee future performance. All the glistens is not gold. Reader waives all responsibility and liability for the non-appearance in any given week of a "Quote of the Weak." Now git. Adios, muchachos. 23 skiddoo.)
I plan to trot this hoary, old chestnut out whenever somebody on the web or the air writes or says something that makes me laugh out loud.
This week, the miscreant is Wolf Howling; here, grok this:
As the left becomes more frightened by the popularity of Sarah Palin, they are becoming ever more unhinged in their attacks. The first one is an article in the "LA Progressive" that, as Michelle Malkin notes, reads like something out of the Onion. Apparently, the author has found a bevy of unidentied people in Alaska who are willing to tell a sordid tale of racism and sexism by Gov. Palin, but too afraid to be identified lest they be sent to a secret Alaskan Gulag and . . . snowboarded, I guess.
Oh. The rest of the post is good, too. But I howled at GW's one-liner. Of course, I'd had one of my "special" apple martinis (Sky vodka, Dekuyper apple schnapps, lime juice, molasses, Sterno, absinthe, cocktail cheese wedge anchored w/peppermint flavored dental floss) and was listening to No Doubt at the time, which might have aided the effect.
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