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jeffp 25 Jan 06 - 08:22 AM
jeffp 11 Jan 06 - 09:03 AM
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jeffp 10 Jan 06 - 08:08 AM
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Little Hawk 08 Jan 06 - 11:45 PM
GUEST,Rodriques 08 Jan 06 - 03:19 PM
catspaw49 08 Jan 06 - 02:32 PM
Donuel 08 Jan 06 - 01:17 PM
GUEST 08 Jan 06 - 01:01 PM
mkebenn 08 Jan 06 - 11:57 AM
GUEST,Woody 08 Jan 06 - 01:32 AM
GUEST,Woody 08 Jan 06 - 12:24 AM
GUEST,Mike 08 Jan 06 - 12:13 AM
GUEST,Thomas Payne 07 Jan 06 - 05:12 PM
GUEST,Clogger 07 Jan 06 - 02:28 PM
Mrrzy 06 Jan 06 - 05:21 PM
GUEST,Ronnie 06 Jan 06 - 03:09 PM
GUEST,Woody 06 Jan 06 - 01:09 AM
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Amos 05 Jan 06 - 01:49 PM
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Alba 05 Jan 06 - 11:36 AM
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GUEST,Woody 05 Jan 06 - 11:19 AM
number 6 05 Jan 06 - 11:13 AM
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GUEST,Woody 05 Jan 06 - 10:37 AM
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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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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: Paco Rabanne
Date: 10 Jan 06 - 10:00 AM

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


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

such as... http://www.angelfire.com/md2/customviolins/bushlaughsa.jpg


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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: 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,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: GUEST,Woody
Date: 08 Jan 06 - 12:24 AM

"I did not have sex with that woman."


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

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


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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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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: 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: 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 - 12:10 AM


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 - 11:13 AM

"And that's the way it is. "

... Walter Cronkite

sIx


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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: 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: 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,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: 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,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: 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: 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: 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 - 11:07 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: 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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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