Don’t trust the newspapers

To your request of my opinion of the manner in which a newspaper should be conducted so as to be most useful, I should answer ‘by restraining it to true facts & sound principles only.’ yet I fear such a paper would find few subscribers … nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. I really look with commiseration over the great body of my fellow citizens, who, reading newspapers live & die in the belief that they have known something of what has been passing in the world in their time.

—  Thomas Jefferson, 1807

Nancy Pelosi on Economic Development

Remember that one time when Nancy Pelosi claimed we’d lose 500 million jobs every month until we passed Obama’s Stimulus package?

Just to be clear, there are only about 300 million people in the United States. Although Factcheck went to great lengths to cover Nancy on this one, she did it more than once.  Nancy was never one to let obvious facts get in her way.  Or, for that matter, common sense.  “You have to pass it to find out what’s in it.”, “I was for it before I was against it.”  The list of stupid Pelosi quotes and actions is long.  Really long.  However, the good people of this town continue to vote for her in huge margins:

That’s San Francisco.  These voters could care less that the person they are voting for can accomplish simple math, has any comprehension of the congressional process, or for that matter, apparently will send the US to war without any clue whatsoever why we are going.

Now, these same people whine a lot about term limits.  Let me put this as clearly as I can.  If you are willing to vote for very stupid, corrupt people, repeatedly, for decades, what difference does it make who the candidate is?  The problem to me is not not “term limits”.  Every Representative is limited to two years.

The problem is the voter.  Until they actually think, we’ll just get younger Nancy Pelosi’s, or worse.

Steven Wright

Ever wonder who my favorite comedian of all time would be? For stand-up, no one could beat Steven Wright:

My neighbor has a circular driveway… he can’t get out.

If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving definitely isn’t for you.

I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I’m the only one moving.

When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me, ‘Did you sleep good?’ I said ‘No, I made a few mistakes.’

Right now I’m having amnesia and deja vu at the same time.
I think I’ve forgotten this before.

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