Stan explains those quotes you might, or might not, have heard

It’s not important who said it. It’s more important that you give some thought to what was said. The following are some interesting quotes and comments.

“The U.S. Constitution is and must remain the supreme law of the land.”

I agree with that statement. So does most of America.

It’s sad that our president does not.

“Joe Paterno died several months ago. His legacy died last week.”

We learned that protecting a pedophile and winning games was more important to him than the welfare of young boys. To hell with him and his legacy. May all pedophiles and those who protect them rot in hell.

“The private sector is doing fine!”

Who said that? It sounds like something Bumbling Biden, our vice-president, would say. If you guessed the V.P. you’re wrong. So tell me. Who do you think made that very stupid statement?

“If I understand the Obama campaign strategy correctly, I’m supposed to be more angry about what Mitt Romney does with his money than what Barack Obama does with mine.”

Only in this administration are wealthy, successful individuals considered the enemy. We didn’t hear any talk like we do now about John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, John Corzine, Michael Bloomberg, or Jay Rockefeller. Does the word “hypocrisy” have any meaning here?

“Chick-Fil-A’s values are not Chicago’s values.”

Huh? Hey there, Mr. Mayor. Exactly what are Chicago’s values? The Windy City has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation and somehow you seem to forget what is said on bumper stickers all over America – “When guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns.” You might want to add governments and sick screwballs to the list. Just one more question, if I may. If those against the Chicken restaurants have their way and applaud as some of them close, how many jobs will be lost?

“I wish people could earn more so they could pay more.”

Really, Ms. Pelosi? Here’s where you and I differ. I wish people could earn more so that they can live a better life and not have to rely on entitlements.

“We have to stop spending money we don’t have.”

Yes, Paul. That holds true in companies, our homes, and on every level of government. Nobody knows that better than the governor of your state. Those that disagreed took him on and lost. Now let’s take on the president of the United States and beat him.

“The teacher’s union has a problem with anything that changes the status quo.”

Wow! I heard it and I didn’t believe what I heard. This quote came out of the mouth of left winger Bob Beckel on May 24 at precisely 5:06 pm. The world sure is changing. (Note to Mr. Greenspan: before you write that letter, please remember that he said it. Not me.)

“Americans cherish the right to vote.”

Really? Why then is there always such a low voter turnout?

“Take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago.”

Wow! Is he really starting to show some cohunes? If so, that may really make a difference in his campaign. This is what the anti-Obama people have been waiting for.

“I built this business without government help.”

Me too. I broke my tuckus in my rise to success. I worked 80 consecutive 10 to 14 hour days before I took my first day off.

“Don’t waste time worrying. Just embrace life and enjoy it all.”

I’ve been saying that for as far back as I can remember. If all you can afford is a movie and a pizza, then go for it. If, on the other hand, you have the bucks to travel. Don’t suffer the “gawnas.” What are the “gawnas?” Here’s my best description. The husband dies. The wife is sitting on the shiva box bawling away as her friends and relatives greet her to offer their condolences. “We were gawna take a cruise. We were gawna fly to Israel. We were gawna visit our michpocha who moved to Arizona. We were gawna, but we never got around to it.”

I am StanGershbein@Bellsouth.net saying, whatever it is that you can afford to do, do it now. Don’t suffer the gawnas.

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