Archive for ‘Quotes’

August 4, 2012

Quotes by Nazis

by Ben Hoffman

“Why of course the people don’t want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don’t want war neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”
~ Hermann Goering

“Education is dangerous – Every educated person is a future enemy”
~ Hermann Goering

“Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.”
~ Adolf Hitler

“It also gives us a very special, secret pleasure to see how unaware the people around us are of what is really happening to them.” ~ Adolf Hitler

“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.”
~ Adolf Hitler

“What luck for the rulers that men do not think.”
~ Adolf Hitler

“Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.”
~ Adolf Hitler

“The greatness of every mighty organization embodying an idea in this world lies in the religious fanaticism and intolerance with which, fanatically convinced of its own right, it intolerantly imposes its will against all others.”
~ Adolf Hitler

“The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, for the vast masses of the nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies but would be ashamed to tell a big one.”
~ Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

“The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth becomes the greatest enemy of the State.”
~ Josph Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister

“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly – it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.”
~ Josph Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister

“It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion.”
~ Josph Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister

“Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.”
~ Josph Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
~ Josph Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister

March 1, 2012

Fear of Death

by Ben Hoffman

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
~ Mark Twain

November 19, 2011

GOP: “The Stupid Party”

by Ben Hoffman

When Rick Perry’s brain froze at last Wednesday’s GOP debate—leaving him unable to name the third of three federal departments he proposes to shut down—it wasn’t like someone setting up a joke and then forgetting the punchline. He was reciting something straight out of his standard stump speech: shutter the Departments of Education, Commerce, and Energy. I know that Meat Loaf says two out of three ain’t bad, but in this case it was disastrous.

How did we devolve to the point where a leading Republican candidate for the presidency can’t count to three? Whatever happened to conservative intellectuals?

John Stuart Mill famously dismissed mid-19th-century British conservatives as the “stupid party.” But in the America of my youth, it wasn’t true. Conservatives looked up to intellectuals. William F. Buckley set the tone with his sesquipedalian erudition. George F. Will was a must-read, and my conservative classmates at the University of Texas in the Age of Reagan could all quote Milton Friedman.

No more. Today’s conservatives are more likely to mimic Rush Limbaugh than Buckley, and they probably know more of the work of Salma Hayek than Friedrich Hayek. To be sure, Will still commands respect, and intellectuals like David Frum and Bill Kristol carry the torch ably. But today’s Republican Party is more the party of Sarah Palin’s defiant know-nothingness than the brainy conservatism of Bill Bennett. The GOP is a party of ideologues, not ideas.

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October 26, 2011

Steve Jobs: Fox News ‘A Destructive Force In Our Society’

by Ben Hoffman


Steve Jobs told Rupert Murdoch that Fox News was a “destructive force in our society,” according to the blockbuster biography of the late Apple CEO.

Poynter was the first to uncover Jobs’ blunt words about the network in Walter Isaacson’s new book. Isaacson writes that, after speaking at a News Corp. retreat, Jobs unloaded on Murdoch:

“You’re blowing it with Fox News,” Jobs told him over dinner. “The axis today is not liberal and conservative, the axis is constructive-destructive, and you’ve cast your lot with the destructive people. Fox has become an incredibly destructive force in our society. You can be better, and this is going to be your legacy if you’re not careful.” Jobs said he thought Murdoch did not really like how far Fox had gone. “Rupert’s a builder, not a tearer-downer,” he said. “I’ve had some meetings with James, and I think he agrees with me. I can just tell.”

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September 29, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Congress Takes Group Of Schoolchildren Hostage

by Ben Hoffman


WASHINGTON—Brandishing shotguns and semiautomatic pistols, Republicans of the 112th U.S. Congress took a class of visiting schoolchildren hostage today, barricading themselves inside the Capitol rotunda and demanding $12 trillion dollars in cash.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), who has emerged as spokesman for the right-wing extremist group, informed FBI negotiators this morning that the ransom was to be placed in stainless-steel suitcases and left on the Capitol steps by 4 p.m. sharp. If their demands are not met in full, the 11-term representative announced, “all the kids will die.”

“Bring us the money and we let the children go, simple as that,” said Boehner, appearing in the East Portico with a serrated switchblade held to one of the fourth-grader’s throats. “If you want to play games and stall for extra time, we’re going to shoot one kid an hour, starting with little Dillon here.”

“Tick tock,” he added, vanishing back into the building with the terrified child in tow.

Arlington gun shop confirms Rep. Eric Cantor bought 6 semi-automatic handguns, 3 rifles & 600 clips of ammo last month.

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August 12, 2011

If liberals really hated America, we’d vote Republican.

by Ben Hoffman
  • Annoy a Conservative: Live Like Jesus
  • Democrats: Cleaning up Republican Messes since 1933.
  • Environmentalism: the crazy idea that we ought to clean up after ourselves.
  • Like Jesus would own a gun and vote Republican!
  • Tea: It’s the new Kool-Aid
  • Feminism: The radical notion that women are people
June 23, 2011

John McCain: “Illegal Aliens Broke Into My House And Hid My Remote In The Freezer”

by Ben Hoffman

Sen. McCain claimed last week that illegal immigrants had started the wildfires still raging across Arizona, an assertion that has since been debunked. He now claims that Mexicans were breaking into his home to steal his glasses, knock over his trash cans and, most insidiously, hide his remote control. Read more…

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May 22, 2011

Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. may enter presidential race

by Ben Hoffman

Huntsman, currently Obama’s Republican ambassador to China, staged a political coming-out party in Washington, D.C. over the weekend to test the waters for a presidential run against his boss. That would constitute insubordination in most businesses, but this is politics.

Huntsman is a Mormon and is distantly related to Mitt Romney. He is one of the more moderate Republicans and favors same-sex civil unions, believes in anthropomorphic climate change, and was for cap-and-trade policies to control pollution, although he now claims he’s against it due to the the floundering economy. Those things won’t go over too well with conservatives, libertarians, Tea Party members, and most Republicans in general.
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May 22, 2011

Illinois to pass education reform – Make it easier to fire bad teachers

by Ben Hoffman

The new bill to be signed into law by Democratic Governor Pat Quinn makes it more difficult for teachers to strike by requiring 75% of the teachers to go out on the picket line. But more important, it makes it easier to fire bad teachers. It streamlines the process from the current two years to a more reasonable three months.

The biggest problem with our public school system is teacher tenure. Once a teacher has tenure, it’s almost impossible to fire him or her. Even the most egregious acts of incompetence such as violence against a student or sleeping in the classroom generally aren’t grounds for dismissal because of the power of the teachers unions. We can dump billions and billions of dollars into the school system, but as long as we have bad teachers, student achievement and teacher morale of good teachers will remain low.
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May 22, 2011

Roger Ailes thinks Sarah Palin is an idiot

by Ben Hoffman

[Roger Ailes] thinks Palin is an idiot. He thinks she’s stupid. He helped boost her up. People like Sarah Palin haven’t elevated the conservative movement.”
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Hey, we agree on something!

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May 22, 2011

David Pogue hits wife with IPhone after she bites him

by Ben Hoffman

He told police his wife had bitten his left arm and that she had been filming the altercation with her iPhone camera. Arciola said David Pogue followed Jennifer Pogue into a bedroom and allegedly jumped on top of her and hit her in the head with a phone.

Both had evidence of the alleged assaults: David Pogue had a bite mark on his arm and Jennifer Pogue had marks on her head, Arciola said.
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May 22, 2011

Denver Mayoral Runoff: Michael Hancock turns out to be a pro-life creationist

by Ben Hoffman

Who says there are no pro-life Democrats? Hancock refused to admit that he’s pro-life and doesn’t believe in evolution, but he also refused to deny it. We don’t need a mayor who believes in children’s fairy-tails. Romer takes the reality based approach. Read more…

May 21, 2011

The Rapture has begun: 34 earthquakes reported so far

by Ben Hoffman


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The numbers don’t lie. It’s the end of days. In about another 30 minutes, good Christians in the eastern time zone will begin ascending into heaven. The rest of us (especially us Jews) will begin our descent into hell. AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!

May 19, 2011

Why have health care costs gone through the roof?

by Ben Hoffman

We’ve traditionally relied on doctors to make such decisions. But the rise of medical technology means that there are far more ways to spend money on health care than there were in the past. This makes so-called “flat of the curve” medicine, in which doctors call for every procedure that might be of medical benefit, increasingly expensive.

Moreover, the high-technology nature of modern medical spending has given rise to a powerful medical-industrial complex that seeks to influence doctors’ decisions. Let’s hope that extreme cases like the one reported in The Times a few months ago, in which surgeons systematically used the devices of companies that paid them consulting fees, are exceptions. Still, the drug companies in particular spend more marketing their products to doctors than they do developing those products in the first place. They wouldn’t do that if doctors were immune to persuasion.

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May 19, 2011

Harriet Miers, former Supreme Court nominee, is now lobbying for Islamic fundamentalists in Pakistan

by Ben Hoffman

You can’t make this stuff up. There are just too many coincidences between terrorists and the Republican party. Harriet Miers is now representing the same people who sheltered Bin Laden for some ten years and trying to influence legislation in their favor. Here’s her short form registration statement:

Source: www.fara.gov/docs/5856-Short-Form-20080805-22.pdf

A recent story showed Eric Prince is creating a private army for the United Arab Emirates to help put down revolts. God forbid the people get a say in their governments. And don’t forget about the Bush family ties to the Bin Laden family. We have an awful lot of brainwashed people supporting these anti-American terrorist supporters, otherwise known as Republicans.