Republican Presidential Polling Quote of the Day

From CNN

“No president has ever had a higher disapproval rating in any CNN or Gallup poll; in fact, this is the first time that any president’s disapproval rating has cracked the 70 percent mark,” said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

Now that’s what I call a quote. via Atrios.

Republican Quote of the Day


McCain made an incorrect reference about the Jewish holiday Purim — by calling the holiday “their version of Halloween here.”

(MSNBC, via Hullabaloo)

I hope you don’t mind that I post these quotes every now and then. It’s hard not to post something when there’s a major election coming up this year, you know.

But just in case, I’m adding images to the top of the quote posts.

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Republican Quote of the Day

&quot;After 10 full years inside the GOP, 90 days among honest criminals wasn’t really any great ordeal.&quot;<br /><br />Allen Raymond in <em>How to Rig an Election: Confessions of a Republican Operative</em>. Via <a href="https://cactusjungle.com/archives/blog/exit.php?url_id=1711&amp;entry_id=1515" title="http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/061356.php" onmouseover="window.status=’http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/061356.php’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">Talking Points Memo</a>.<br /><br />

Republican Quote of the Day

I don’t do these very often any more, but sometimes politicians get pretty bizarre. From Mitt Romney we find out the startling truth:

‘I’m Also Unemployed’

Wow! An extremely wealthy man running for President is now “Unemployed”. Does that mean he’s sending out resumes and checking craigslist?

Spam Clogging up the Internets

I just got this crazy spam. I’m posting it here as a warning to others: Do not attempt this! 

Dear American:

I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude.

I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of 800 billion dollars US. If you would assist me in this transfer, it would be most profitable to you.

I am working with Mr. Phil Gram, lobbyist for UBS, who will be my replacement as Ministry of the Treasury in January. As a Senator, you may know him as the leader of the American banking deregulation movement in the 1990s. This transactin is 100% safe.

This is a matter of great urgency. We need a blank check. We need the funds as quickly as possible. We cannot directly transfer these funds in the names of our close friends because we are constantly under surveillance. My family lawyer advised me that I should look for a reliable and trustworthy person who will act as a next of kin so the funds can be transferred.

Please reply with all of your bank account, IRA and college fund account numbers and those of your children and grandchildren to wallstreetbailout@nulltreasury.gov so that we may transfer your commission for this transaction. After I receive that information, I will respond with detailed information about safeguards that will be used to protect the funds.

Yours Faithfully Minister of Treasury Paulson

Supreme Court Justice Quote-of-the-Day

Sometimes I wonder.

‘Today there is much focus on our rights,” Justice Thomas said…. “Shouldn’t there at least be equal time for our Bill of Obligations and our Bill of Responsibilities?”

Travel Day with Quote

Newt Gingrich, in the 80s, wrote this:

“The third-generation shuttle of the year 2020 should offer… a typical couple… a honeymoon trip into space for around $15,000.”

To the moon!

Watch Your Language

A Phoenix native living in Franklin, Mass., or thereabouts, schools you on your cactusey language.

The general public would (be) more surprised to learn that cactuses is an acceptable plural form of cactus, not just cacti.

So true. Also, cactus is both a singular and a plural form and cacticularies is an archaic plural. I just made up that last one.

We Get Quoted in a Real Newspaper

Partner and occasional co-blogger Hap got mentioned in a Houston, Texas newspaper. Here’s the full quote:

In 2005, I wrote a similar column about a cactus in an oak tree. We saw it in Fredericksburg, Texas. Back then, I spoke with Hap Hollibaugh of Cactus Jungle in Berkeley, Calif., and he said most likely the prickly pear was “simply an advantageous grower.” Seeds sometimes germinate in odd places if they find enough nutrients.

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