Notable Quotables for $20 Alex

“Posterity is just around the corner” [Wikipedia]

“He is a nice man, but he is out of his depth.” [Spectator]

“What I don’t think people should do is suddenly stuff money in their mattresses and pull back completely from spending” [Faux Hotlanta]

“The graveyards are full of indispensable men.”  [Wikipedia]

“In today’s regulatory environment, it’s virtually impossible to violate rules…it’s impossible for a violation to go undetected, and certainly not for a considerable period of time.”  [Wikipedia]

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.” [Wikipedia]

“Self-regulation is to regulation as self-importance is to importance”  [FT]

“Rome is on fire. The government is pumping gasoline through the fire hoses, and the only ones benefiting are the recipients of the trillions and trillions of dollars of your money. Fairly soon, I think it will be safe to say that the formerly prosperous middle class will become the working poor, in a land filled with half-vacant strip malls selling shoddily-made crap to a populace so numb and dazed it doesn’t know the difference and can’t remember anything better. Just as 50 years ago seems like a fairy-tale time, when a gas station attendant could support a wife, kids, a car or two, and a home on his salary, a few years ago will sound surreal to our children; imagine a time when two working parents could afford a home and a car! Imagine when there was enough work for both of them to even work steadily! Imagine owning a car! Or a home! That’s crazy talk, and we can’t change things, so why dwell on it…”  [Sanity Check]

“In characteristic Trump fashion, Trump Ocean Resort Baja will be the best of the best, and consequently always in demand” [Breitbart]


First they came for the homeowners and I didn’t complain.
Then they came for the credit card holders and I didn’t complain.
When they came for me, there was nobody left to complain.

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2 Responses to Notable Quotables for $20 Alex

  1. Hi Numpty

    Great post. I might steal your Zepplin JPEG Ad for a future post on my blog.

    Take care

    Jim

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