Saturday, September 24, 2005

You can Bleed or you can Lead

"..Yeah, Mama, somebody's coming to get you. Somebody's coming to get you on Tuesday. Somebody's coming to get you on Wednesday. Somebody's coming to get you on Thursday. Somebody's coming to get you on Friday.' And she drowned Friday night. She drowned Friday night."
-Aaron F. Broussard

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. "
-Sir Winston Churchill (Honorary American)

"Mayor Nagin and most mayors in this country have a hard time getting
their people to work on a sunny day, let alone getting them out of the
city in front of a hurricane."
-Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)

"It's no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary."
-Sir Winston Churchill (Honorary American)

"Certainly, there was nobody in charge at the federal government and there was nobody willing to take responsibility to work with state and local officials"
-Sen. Hillary Clinton

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."
-Theodore Roosevelt

"If one person criticizes [the local authorities relief efforts] or says one more thing, including the president of the United States, he will hear from me. One more word about it after this show airs, and I might likely have to punch him, literally."
She burst into tears as she looked at a broken levee. "The President could have funded it," she said. "He cut it out of the budget. Is that the most pitiful sight you have ever seen in your life? One little crane."
-Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)

"Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack."
-General George S. Patton

"One of the briefings we had they were talking about getting, you know, public school bus drivers to come down here and bus people out of here."
-Mayor Ray Nagin

Nagin waited while his perfectly adequate school buses were disabled by floodwaters.

"A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan
executed next week."
-General George S. Patton

"You simply get chills every time you see these poor individuals...many of these people, almost all of them that we see are so poor and they are so black, and this is going to raise lots of questions for people who are watching this story unfold."
-Wolf Blitzer

"One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda."
-General Douglas MacArthur

"You can't have an emergency plan that works if it only affects middle-class people up."
-Bill Clinton

"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many
rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."
-Ronald Reagan

"One thing that truly troubled me about my visit to Louisiana was the level of the military presence there. I imagined before that if the military had to be used in a CONUS (Continental US) operations that they would be there to help the citizens: Clothe them, feed them, shelter them, and protect them. But what I saw was a city that is occupied."
-Cindy Sheehan (Professional Idiot)

"Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room."
-Sir Winston Churchill (Honorary American)


The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Great stuff, and well put together, too.


Dr. Phat Tony said...

So instead of speaking to cindy we should speak to m. moore?

Peakah said...

I like the Left hand column vs the right hand column layout... very nice.

I think I know which column I stand with... and more importantly, respect.

Insolublog said...

CUG - Thanks buddy.

DPT - He's the one with her leash, isn't he?

peakah - You are the first to verbally remark on this. It's something I do to all my left vs. right photo dialogues.
I also like the red state/blue state theme.

Fitch said...

Patton was right. I am cynical about religion, which is something I don't have. Nice post Insolu.

GunnNutt said...

I don't know how you do it - another great post!

kateykakes said...


Wyatt Earp said...

That may be the best thing you have ever posted, Insol!!! LOVE the TR quote. We could use him right about now.

There was a terrific quote from Patton in WWII where he claimed he and his tankers could take Berlin with "a Louisville Slugger and a case of Schlitz." Awesome!

Pebble said...

I'm impressed. Love it.

Insolublog said...

fitch - Patton was always right; Just like fitch.

gunnnut -
"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants."
Sir Isaac Newton.
(None of the words were mine; I just turned up the contrast knob.)

kateykakes - Thanks for stopping by! I'm sorry my coffee isn't quite up to par with yours Katey.

Wyatt - TR is my favorite president, next to Gen. Washington. He brought the US into the realm of superpower status. He broke the oil trusts, finished the canal, established a safe food supply, established the National park system, founded the concept of special forces (Rangers). A great and powerful man with the security of our nation in his heart.

All these men were real leaders from another time.

pebblepie - Coming from you, I am impressed.

The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Time for a post, maybe? ;)

fmragtops said...

"Yes ma'am, I am slightly inebriated (sp?) but you are ugly...and I will be sober in the morning."

-Sir Winston Churchill

"I have not a penny for ransom, but I have untold millions to send the Marines to the Barbary Coast."

-Theodore Roosevelt

My two most favorite world leaders of all time. Good stuff homey.