1. “The war in Iraq is the biggest disappointment for us, I mean the inability to stop the war in Iraq," Pelosi, 67 and in her 11th House term, said in a recent roundtable interview. At the beginning of 2007 she believed Republican support for the war would erode. It didn't. In fact, it solidified as the U.S. surge that began in the summer helped reduce the violence.
"They have stayed wedded to the president on this," Pelosi said.
WOW! Madame Speaker, have you ever considered that real American’s don’t like to quit and don’t like to lose? I guess it’s just too bad for the Democrat Party that we are reducing the violence in Iraq. We certainly wouldn’t want to confuse that with any sign of success, would we?
2. “The titans of the major media don’t see themselves as in need of reform. They think the voters have to be reformed, not the media.” —Brent Bozell (so this one wasn't a stupid quote but worthy of mention for its accuracy).
Perhaps they should look at the latest polls on how American’s feel about the job the mainstream media does. Our President is polling higher.
3. “It’s getting lonelier all the time at the top for America, which with a corporate tax rate of 35% is one of the few developed nations left with a rate of more than 30%... Foreign leaders have learned that, in a world of easy global capital flows, high tax rates chase away investment and entrepreneurs.” —The Wall Street Journal
The Democrat Party wants to be like Europe and the rest of the world so perhaps they should get on board with and lower the corporate tax rate. Wouldn’t that rile their base?
4. “There’s no doubt about it. And there’s no way to read it except as a rebuke to President Bush.” MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Barak Obama’s caucus win in Iowa.
Hey, Chris: Bush was not on the ballot.
5. From the Class Warfare Department: “There was a statistic that came out this week from the Congressional Budget Office which was just stunning to me. It said that in the last two years—from 2003 to 2005—the increase in income for the top one percent exceeded the total income of the bottom 20 percent. Given that, what would be wrong with letting the tax cuts for the top one percent expire and plowing that money into education?” —ABC’s George Stephanopoulos
George, how do you cut taxes for people that don’t pay them? From the IRS website: Here is who pays taxes – The top 1% of income earners pay 39% of all taxes; the top 50% of income earners pay 97% of all taxes; the BOTTOM 50% only pay 3.46% of income taxes!
The bottom wage earners already pay less than 4% of income taxes. Yeah, let’s stick it to the ones that already pay the brunt of the bill. That makes sense.
6. “Bush Won’t Visit Yasser Arafat’s Tomb” —Jerusalem Post Headline
Darn that President Bush not going to the grave of a terrorist.
7. “George Clooney Boycott Threat to Oscars” —Times (London) (Thanks to The Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto)
And that's a bad thing? I say anytime we don’t have to see or hear Clooney is a good time.
8. More from the Class Warfare Department: “[Last week’s] jobs report confirms what most Americans already knew: President Bush’s economic policies have failed our country’s middle class.” —House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Madame Speaker, how does a failed policy give us 24 quarters of uninterrupted economic growth? How does a GDP grow 3.8% in a quarter with a failed economic policy?
9. “Of course he’s sexy. He seems to be flourishing and following his calling. It’s just the most enviable thing in the world, like watching a beautiful racehorse run.” —actress Uma Thurman on Al Gore
Uma, maybe all of that fake blood in the Kill Bill movies hasn’t been cleaned out of your eyes. The word ‘sexy’ and Al Gore do not fit together.
10. "The economists can argue about it, you can see them on TV," Senator Clinton said, discussing her economic stimulus plan. "The statistics are one thing. The stories are something altogether different."
That’s right, Hillary, don’t let statistics and facts interfere with the gloom and doom soup kitchen economy the Democrat Party wants us to believe is out there.
And here's one from my martini library you'll love:
Heavenly Coffee Martini
1 part Vanil Vodka
1 part coffee liqueur
Shake over ice and strain into cold cocktail glass. Garnish with coffee beans.