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Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
« Reply #75 on: October 03, 2019, 05:50:44 pm »
Yup.  I like his stuff but if you read too much of it you run the risk of developing the Irish predilection for frequenting pubs and complaining.   :cool

Psh, I'm an expert complainer before I even get drinks in me  :neener .
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Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #76 on: October 03, 2019, 05:58:43 pm »
    Ok.  I'll grant you that but the Irish have perfected the art and using a glass of your favorite beverage gives you a prop that can be used to affect a dramatic pause or just appear thoughtful as you sip before replying.  Ask me how I know .   .   .    :whistle
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    « Reply #77 on: October 03, 2019, 06:16:36 pm »
    Ok.  I'll grant you that but the Irish have perfected the art and using a glass of your favorite beverage gives you a prop that can be used to affect a dramatic pause or just appear thoughtful as you sip before replying.  Ask me how I know .   .   .    :whistle

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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #78 on: October 03, 2019, 06:49:40 pm »
     :cool
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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #79 on: October 03, 2019, 10:13:24 pm »
    I started reading O'Rourke when I was in High School, so could not legally imbibe.  The complaining may have stuck, ask my wife, but the taste for Irish whisky came from reading Jack Higgins.  I think he was still employed at Rolling Stone, when my History/Government teacher recommended him to me.
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    « Reply #80 on: October 08, 2019, 12:34:47 am »
    "When law and morality contradict each other, the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense or losing his respect for the law."   

    Frederic Bastiat
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    « Reply #81 on: October 08, 2019, 07:18:26 am »
    I started reading O'Rourke when I was in High School, so could not legally imbibe.  The complaining may have stuck, ask my wife, but the taste for Irish whisky came from reading Jack Higgins.  I think he was still employed at Rolling Stone, when my History/Government teacher recommended him to me.

    Parliament of Whores came out my senior year of high school, amusingly enough while I was taking the required Civics/US Government class.  I don't remember how I came by the book, though.
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    « Reply #82 on: October 08, 2019, 11:30:41 am »
    I decided to take some advice on here and poke around some quotes by P.J. O'rourke.


    When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.

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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #83 on: October 08, 2019, 04:22:29 pm »
    I see that your education continues.  Carry on sir.   :thumbup1

    For a bit more contemporary take on current affairs and perhaps a touch more bite in the satire you may want to check out the commentary articles and books by Kurt Schlichter.   His style of writing reads like a screenplay or the text of an impassioned speech and he reminds me a lot of Dr. Paul Elam - only with a somewhat wider focus setting.  Definitely some quote worthy content in there.   

    https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter

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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #84 on: October 09, 2019, 01:20:35 pm »
    I’m so old, I can remember when California was an aspirational place, and not a warning to the rest of America.

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    « Reply #85 on: October 10, 2019, 07:49:51 pm »
    It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.

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    « Reply #86 on: October 16, 2019, 04:36:46 pm »
    " Truth uncompromisingly told will always have its jagged edges. "   Herman Melville
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    « Reply #87 on: November 04, 2019, 11:16:09 pm »
    " Think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of them are stupider than that. "     George Carlin
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    « Reply #88 on: November 05, 2019, 06:55:51 am »
    " Think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of them are stupider than that. "     George Carlin

    Corollary:  Half of everyone is below average.
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    « Reply #89 on: November 05, 2019, 11:18:31 pm »
    " Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations.  There is more logic in humor than in anything else.  Because, you see, humor is truth. "    Victor Borge
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    « Reply #90 on: November 18, 2019, 05:27:16 pm »
    Laughter is the spontaneous communal recognition of a truth being ignored.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    « Reply #91 on: November 19, 2019, 09:30:53 pm »
    " We live in times of wonderful technology and crappy politics.  The task before us now is not to let the latter destroy the former. "
                                                   
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    « Reply #92 on: December 08, 2019, 11:53:34 am »
    "Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves." 
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    « Reply #93 on: December 14, 2019, 04:12:37 pm »
    "There seems to have been an actual decline in rational thinking. The United States had become a place where entertainers and professional athletes were mistaken for people of importance. They were idolized and treated as leaders; their opinions were sought on everything and they took themselves just as seriously-after all, if an athlete is paid a million or more a year, he knows he is important ... so his opinions of foreign affairs and domestic policies must be important, too, even though he proves himself to be ignorant and subliterate every time he opens his mouth."  R.A.H.

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    « Reply #94 on: December 15, 2019, 04:41:39 pm »
    Nailed it.   :thumbup1
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    « Reply #95 on: December 19, 2019, 04:53:32 am »
    “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”– C.S. Lewis​
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    « Reply #96 on: December 19, 2019, 06:37:15 am »
     :thumbup1 :clap :thumbup1 :clap

    One of my favorites.
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    « Reply #97 on: December 19, 2019, 04:41:27 pm »
    Agreed.
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    « Reply #98 on: December 21, 2019, 11:22:53 am »
    Agreed here, too.   ;)
    "Through ignorance of what is good and what is bad, the life of men is greatly perplexed." ~~ Cicero.

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    « Reply #99 on: January 01, 2020, 02:21:58 pm »
    Feels like a Daniel Webster kind of week to me so here goes  .   .   .   

    " There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern.  They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters. "
                         
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