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Future generations will wonder in bemused amazement that the early 21st century's developed world went into hysterical panic over a globally averaged temperature increase of a few tenths of a degree and on the basis of gross exaggerations of highly uncertain computer projections combined into implausible chains of inference, proceeded to contemplate a roll-back of the industrial age.
Professor Richard Lindzen, Atmospheric Physicist

The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
Albert Einstein, Physicist

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alerted and hence clamorous to be led to safety by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
HL Mencken, Journalist

Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you.
Benjamin Franklin, US Scientist and Politician

Some people's idea of free speech is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone says anything back, that is an outrage.
Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister

There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in the means of achieving the same ultimate end. Communism proposes to enslave men by force, socialism by vote. It is merely the difference between murder and suicide.
Ayn Rand, Author

Consensus: The process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one objects; the process of avoiding the very issues that have to be solved, merely because you cannot get agreement on the way ahead. What great cause would have been fought and won under the banner: 'I stand for consensus?'
Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
George Bernard Shaw, Playwright

What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
Edward Langley, Artist

A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have.
Thomas Jefferson, US President

Foreign aid involves taking money from poor people in rich countries and giving it to rich people in poor countries.
Otto Passman, US politician

The art of taxation consists in plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing.
Jean Colbert, French Minister of Finance

In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed, but they produced Michaelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, 500 years of democracy and peace and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock.
Orson Welles in the movie The Third Man

If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?
Will Rogers, Actor and Social Commentator

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
Will Rogers, Actor and Social Commentator

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity and I'm not sure about the former.
Albert Einstein, Physicist

The gods too are fond of a joke.
Aristotle, Philosopher

Having a smoking section in a restaurant or on an aircraft is like having a pissing section in a swimming pool.

Grammar: It's the difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit.

It's like shearing a pig. Lots of screams but little wool.
Vladimir Putin, Russian President (on the Edward Snowden spy affair)

In my many years, I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a government.
John Adams, US President

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister

Giving money and power to government is like giving whisky and car keys to teenage boys.
PJ O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free.
PJ O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavours to live at the expense of everybody else.
Frederic Bastiat, French Economist(1801-1850)

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.
Pericles, Greek Statesman

Talk is cheap, except when government does it.

The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.
Ronald Reagan, US President

What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Aesop, Storyteller

Politicians should wear sponsor jackets like NASCAR drivers and then we will know who owns them.
Robin Williams, Actor and Comedian