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GUEST,Woody 04 Jan 06 - 01:22 PM
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bobad 04 Jan 06 - 01:46 PM
Amos 04 Jan 06 - 01:52 PM
GUEST 04 Jan 06 - 01:55 PM
Wesley S 04 Jan 06 - 01:57 PM
Rapparee 04 Jan 06 - 02:17 PM
GUEST,Woody 04 Jan 06 - 02:34 PM
the one 04 Jan 06 - 03:07 PM
leftydee 04 Jan 06 - 05:00 PM
jeffp 04 Jan 06 - 05:06 PM
kendall 04 Jan 06 - 08:03 PM
Peace 04 Jan 06 - 08:14 PM
Peace 04 Jan 06 - 08:19 PM
Peace 04 Jan 06 - 08:21 PM
Peace 04 Jan 06 - 08:22 PM
Peace 04 Jan 06 - 08:27 PM
bobad 04 Jan 06 - 08:28 PM
GUEST,Woody 04 Jan 06 - 08:43 PM
Peace 04 Jan 06 - 08:46 PM
Alba 04 Jan 06 - 08:49 PM
Peace 04 Jan 06 - 08:53 PM
GUEST,Crazy Chester 04 Jan 06 - 09:23 PM
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leftydee 04 Jan 06 - 10:48 PM
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Peace 04 Jan 06 - 11:10 PM
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GUEST,Woody 04 Jan 06 - 11:37 PM
heric 04 Jan 06 - 11:50 PM
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Rapparee 05 Jan 06 - 09:30 AM
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Subject: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: GUEST,Woody
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 01:22 PM

"Earlier today I ordered America's armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors. While other countries also have weapons of mass destruction, Hussein is in a different category because he has used such weapons against his own people and against his neighbors."


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 01:36 PM

"First make sure you're right, then go ahead."
- Davy Crockett

"Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties."

- Abraham Lincoln


"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You win the war, by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country!"

- Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: bobad
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 01:46 PM

"I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms Lewinsky."

-B.J.Clinton


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: Amos
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 01:52 PM

Interesting mission statement. Do you think in light of the consequent failure to discover any targets that their mission was (a) successfully completed from the beginning? or (b) doomed to continue for eternity because it could not be completed since no such weapons could be found?

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 01:55 PM

"Are you now, or have you ever been?"    Senator McCarthy


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From: Wesley S
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 01:57 PM

"The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion"

George Washington

"It's amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit"

Harry Truman


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 02:17 PM

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
                            -- Thomas Jefferson and the boys

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
                            -- Pretty much the same bunch


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: GUEST,Woody
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 02:34 PM

"I was not as convinced as the President was"


Heard by American POWs over the loudspeakers in North Vietnamese prison camps:

"had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam"


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: the one
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 03:07 PM

we was not born to fail, we fail because we were born.pip.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: leftydee
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 05:00 PM

"Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana." Townes Van Zandt


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: jeffp
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 05:06 PM

"Everybody I like is either dead or not feeling very well." Tom Waits


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: kendall
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 08:03 PM

Mission accomplished. GW Bush


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: Peace
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 08:14 PM

"They have misunderestimated me."


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From: Peace
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 08:19 PM

"And so, in my State of the - my State of the Union - or state - my speech to the nation, whatever you want to call it, speech to the nation - I asked Americans to give 4,000 years - 4,000 hours over the next - the rest of your life - of service to America. That's what I asked - 4,000 hours."


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: Peace
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 08:21 PM

"Sometimes, Washington is one of these towns where the person - people who think they've got the sharp elbow is the most effective person."


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: Peace
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 08:22 PM

"You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test."


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: Peace
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 08:27 PM

Now, a few quotes from Americans who aren't idiots:

"A man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over someone who can't."

"All right then, I'll go to hell."

"All politics is apple sauce."

"If nominated I will not run, and if elected I will not serve."

"When ya got nothin', ya got nothin' to lose."


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: bobad
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 08:28 PM

"I am not a crook"

-R.M.Nixon


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: GUEST,Woody
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 08:43 PM

1998:

"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line."

"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."

"Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face."

"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983."

"[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."

"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."

"Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies."

2001:

"There is no doubt that ... Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies."

2002:

"We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and th! e means of delivering them."

"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country."

"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power."

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction."

"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..."

"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force -- if necessary -- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security."

"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years ... We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction."

"He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do"

"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members ... It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."

"We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction."

2003:

"Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real..."


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: Peace
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 08:46 PM

There's those WMDs again. Go ask Geoduck where they are. Hell, even Bush says there are none in Iraq. OOPS.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: Alba
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 08:49 PM

Looks like you just want quotes from one particular American Woody!
:>)
Jude


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: Peace
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 08:53 PM

Woody is just taking his stuff from here.

The quotations are from lots of people. Woody is the resurrection of Geoduck who said there were WMDs in Iraq even after President Bush said there aren't. Go figure. Woody needs to protect the myth and the lie.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: GUEST,Crazy Chester
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 09:23 PM

Life is good and if any Catters ever gonna be in the Shanandoah Valley fir anything, ya' let me know an' we'll hook up.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: mack/misophist
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 09:27 PM

This may be slightly wrong. I'll let you figure out who said it and why:

"So brilliant yet so corrupt, like a mackerel rotting and stinking and glowing in the moonlight."


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: Peace
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 09:37 PM

m/m: We are all made from clay. Close?


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: Peace
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 10:04 PM

From yer frien an mine . . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 10:39 PM

The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter, they are an entire banquet.

The new political gospel: public office is private graft.

Look at the tyranny of party--at what is called party allegiance, party loyalty--a snare invented by designing men for selfish purposes--and which turns voters into chattels, slaves, rabbits, and all the while their masters, and they themselves are shouting rubbish about liberty, independence, freedom of opinion, freedom of speech, honestly unconscious of the fantastic contradiction; and forgetting or ignoring that their fathers and the churches shouted the same blasphemies a generation earlier when they were closing their doors against the hunted slave, beating his handful of humane defenders with Bible texts and billies, and pocketing the insults and licking the shoes of his Southern master.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: leftydee
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 10:48 PM

I'll let you be in my dream if you'll let me be in yours. I think Abraham Lincoln said that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: Deda
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 10:59 PM

"All right, here's your five-day ShitStorm forecast. We've got quagmire conditions in Iraq; Homeland Security remains scattered and hazy. Look for global warming-fueled super-hurricanes to start your week. And rank stupidity sets in on Tuesday. More indictments by midweek. We're just going to have to keep an eye on that. And that's all the shit from ShitStorm Center Five. George, Takayama, back to you." -- Bill Maher, November 2005.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: number 6
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 11:02 PM

"and, Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job."

... President George W. Bush.

sIx


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From: number 6
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 11:07 PM

"A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals."

... Vice President Spiro Agnew in Denouncing Moratorium Day protest against Vietnam War 10/69

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: Peace
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 11:10 PM

The letters of his name can be rearranged to spell out 'grow a penis'.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: number 6
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 11:13 PM

Yeah I know .... he was the ultimate monster asshole ... next to Bush.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: number 6
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 11:23 PM

"Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way."

..... General George Patton Jr

Now there's the kind of leader we need these days (Yikes!)

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: GUEST,Woody
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 11:37 PM

You know something? If you had told us one year ago that we were going to come in third in Iowa, we would have given anything for that.Not only are we going to New Hampshire, we're going to South Carolina and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico, and we're going to California and Texas and New York. And we're going to South Dakota and Oregon and Washington and Michigan. And then we're going to Washington, D.C. to take back the White House."
"YAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!"
"We will not give up! We will not give up in New Hampshire! We will not give up in South Carolina! We will not give up in Arizona or New Mexico, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan! We will not quit now or ever! We'll earn our country back for ordinary Americans! And we're going to win in Massachusetts! And North Carolina! And Missouri! And Arkansas! And Connecticut! And New York! And Ohio!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: heric
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 11:50 PM

The United States, as the world knows, will never start a war.

JFK said that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: GUEST,Dáithí Ó Geanainn
Date: 05 Jan 06 - 04:53 AM

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds" - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Come on, you lot over there - there must be far more interesting, witty, wise, challenging, insightful quotes from Americans other than Bush! What about Longfellow, Dorothy Parker, WC Fields, Groucho Marx, Robert Oppenheimer,Joan Rivers, Jackie Mason, Richard Prior, Henry Ford, Muhammad Ali etc etc...

Dáithí


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Jan 06 - 09:30 AM

How about my last post, the quotes of which were all from Mark Twain?

I have never tried, in even one single little instance, to help cultivate the cultivated classes. I was not equipped for it either by native gifts or training. And I never had any ambition in that direction, but always hunted for bigger game--the masses. I have seldom deliberately tried to instruct them, but I have done my best to entertain them, for they can get instruction elsewhere.

Will a day come when the race will detect the funniness of these juvenilities and laugh at them--and by laughing at them destroy them? For your race, in its poverty, has unquestionably one really effective weapon--laughter. Power, Money, Persuasion, Supplication, Persecution--these can lift at a colossal humbug,--push it a little-- crowd it a little--weaken it a little, century by century: but only Laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of Laughter nothing can stand.

There are shams and shams; there are frauds and frauds, but the transparentest of all is the sceptered one. We see monarchs meet and go through solemn ceremonies, farces, with straight countenances; but it is not possible to imagine them meeting in private and not laughing in each other's faces.

It is my belief that nearly any invented quotation, played with confidence, stands a good chance to deceive.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: GUEST,Woody
Date: 05 Jan 06 - 10:37 AM

I have quoted only Democrats


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: Alba
Date: 05 Jan 06 - 10:48 AM

Eh we know Woody!!!! and you've quoted 1 particular Dem's speech twice now here on two threads. It wasn't all that interesting the first time round and even less the second time...yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaa
The thing is it isn't a quote it's a prophecy for 2008...be afraid, be very afraid :>)
Jude
Lightheartedly


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: number 6
Date: 05 Jan 06 - 11:13 AM

"And that's the way it is. "

... Walter Cronkite

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: GUEST,Woody
Date: 05 Jan 06 - 11:19 AM

"My words to Howard Dean are simple - shut up... He is not hired to make major policy announcements on behalf of all the Democrats,"


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: number 6
Date: 05 Jan 06 - 11:21 AM

""My aunt once said the world would never find peace until men fell at their women's feet and asked for forgiveness."

... jack Kerouac


sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: Alba
Date: 05 Jan 06 - 11:36 AM

Now I can go with Jack on that one sIx...:>)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: bobad
Date: 05 Jan 06 - 11:50 AM

m/m that sounds like somethig said by John Crosby, a colourful Conservative politician from Newfoundland.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: Amos
Date: 05 Jan 06 - 01:49 PM

There are shams and shams; there are frauds and frauds, but the transparentest of all is the sceptered one. We see monarchs meet and go through solemn ceremonies, farces, with straight countenances; but it is not possible to imagine them meeting in private and not laughing in each other's faces.


That is going straight into my collection, Rapaire. Thanks.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 05 Jan 06 - 03:32 PM

"How well I remember my first encounter with The Devil's Brew. I happened to stumble across a case of bourbon--and went right on stumbling for several days thereafter."

W.C. Fields


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: bobad
Date: 05 Jan 06 - 04:21 PM

Another from Mr.Fields

A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even have the decency to thank her.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: GUEST, Chief Sitting Bull
Date: 05 Jan 06 - 05:51 PM

F*ck me ... - Gen. George Custer


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: GUEST,Woody
Date: 06 Jan 06 - 12:10 AM


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: number 6
Date: 06 Jan 06 - 12:21 AM

Sitting Bull .... It actually was "man, now am I really f*cked!"

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: GUEST,Woody
Date: 06 Jan 06 - 01:09 AM

"Make no mistake about it, I am a tax, tax, spend, spend Democrat"


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: GUEST,Ronnie
Date: 06 Jan 06 - 03:09 PM

'I was soon convinced', he said, 'that instead of being some dangerous cult it was an important advance in philosophy.'


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: Mrrzy
Date: 06 Jan 06 - 05:21 PM

One of my favorite foreign-born Americans was asked where her accent was from, and she answered, It comes from trying to speak English!


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From: GUEST,Clogger
Date: 07 Jan 06 - 02:28 PM

DOH ....... sums it all up realy!


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From: GUEST,Thomas Payne
Date: 07 Jan 06 - 05:12 PM

"Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society."


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: GUEST,Mike
Date: 08 Jan 06 - 12:13 AM

There is no terrorist threat in this country. This is a lie. This is the biggest lie we've been told."


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: GUEST,Woody
Date: 08 Jan 06 - 12:24 AM

"I did not have sex with that woman."


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From: GUEST,Woody
Date: 08 Jan 06 - 01:32 AM

"Send me everything you have"

Miles O'Brien: What what day did you ask for Federal troops? "I don't even know what day it is."

"I really need to call for the military, I mean, I really should have started that in the first call."


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: mkebenn
Date: 08 Jan 06 - 11:57 AM

"Well, you can all go to hell, I'm going to Texas" David Crockett on losing his congressional seat. Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jan 06 - 01:01 PM

"The most important thing in art is The Frame. For painting: literally; for other arts: figuratively - because, without this humble appliance, you can't know where The Art stops and The Real World begins. You have to put a 'box' around it because otherwise, what is that shit on the wall? - Frank Zappa, "The Real Frank Zappa Book"


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: Donuel
Date: 08 Jan 06 - 01:17 PM

There are shams and shams; there are frauds and frauds, but the transparentest of all is the sceptered one. We see monarchs meet and go through solemn ceremonies, farces, with straight countenances; but it is not possible to imagine them meeting in private and not laughing in each other's faces.

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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: catspaw49
Date: 08 Jan 06 - 02:32 PM

"Anyone who claims to be a man of God and has more than one suit of clothes while someone else has none, is a shyster...a con artist of the first order."

"I would never sell my country out, never.....What are they doing with that other guy? They got his pants down........Doesn't matter, I'm a patriot.......Why are they heating up that lead? I don't care, I'd never tell the secrets, never sell out my homeland.......Why are they sticking that funnel up his ass? They're not going to pour that hot lead into the funnel in his ass are they? WHOA-HO, JESUS CHRIST!!!....THEY POURED THE HOT LEAD IN HIS ASS!!!......Man, I'll tell all the secrets....Shit man, I'll make up secrets! Just don't give me the hot lead enema!.......................Yeah Jim, that's it ain't it? If you can take the hot lead enema, you can cast the first stone."

"There is only what is; what should be never existed."

...............Quotes from Leonard A. Schneider
                                    Stand-Up Philosopher


Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: GUEST,Rodriques
Date: 08 Jan 06 - 03:19 PM

Is that what they are talking about when they say "Get the lead out of your ass"?


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Jan 06 - 11:45 PM

Custer was reputed to have said a toast to his family and fellow officers "To a brevet (promotion) or a coffin!" before riding off to meet his final destiny at Little Big Horn. He was a fatalist, and he figured it was his last big chance for glory, and could secure him a possible future run for the presidency. He knew the risks were great, and he was a man always known to take risks without hesitation. It had always worked before. Why not one more time...?


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: autolycus
Date: 09 Jan 06 - 05:31 PM

I have quite a few obscure quotes by Americans in my private collection. Just one for now.

Judgmental people always lack curiosity.
   Barbara Sher in her book ," I Could do Anything if I Only Knew What it was"(1994)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 09 Jan 06 - 07:19 PM

"I am eternally the pessimist. In this wise, if the worst fails to happen, I am pleasently surprised. If it does happen I am consoled by the fact that I was right."

Ben Franklin


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: jeffp
Date: 10 Jan 06 - 08:08 AM

A king can stand people fighting but he can't last long if people start thinking. -Will Rogers, humorist (1879-1935)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: John P
Date: 10 Jan 06 - 09:57 AM

"If pro is the opposite of con, what is the opposite of progress?"

Mark Twain


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 10 Jan 06 - 10:00 AM

"Does my bum look big in this?" - Bob Dylan.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: jeffp
Date: 11 Jan 06 - 09:03 AM

We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.
-Dwight David Eisenhower, U.S. general and 34th president (1890-1969)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotes by famous Americans
From: jeffp
Date: 25 Jan 06 - 08:22 AM

As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.
-Gore Vidal, writer (1925- )


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