Quotes quotatations sayings maxims -- misc.
Lawyers see their mistakes off to jail; doctors bury theirs; only reporters sign theirs on the front page for everyone to read -- anon. via David Cay Johnston, or David Gay Johnston as it's funnily misprinted here:
A man in fighting trim runs on testosterone. That is what makes him an effective killer; it also makes him think about sex every minute of the day. Putting women on the battlefield is like shoving the cheerleaders into the locker room with the team after a football game and locking the doors.
What a laff riot.... because it's so true!!!!
At some level [Russell] Brand wants to be seen as an heroic and idealistic character. As we saw with the baby boomer generation, people sometimes develop these displaced moral urges when they give into their worst desires.
The pedophile, bestialist, or drug addict may feel the need to win some moral brownie points by opposing Apartheid or Saving the Whale, all in order to keep on doing what he or she is doing. There is always a stench of this whenever a libertine member of the showbiz elite starts climbing on some soapbox or going on some moral crusade.
"Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Should Be a Convenience Store, Not a Government Agency" -- !!!!!
"What we need is not a third party but a second government" -- Schaefer Cox from Fairbanks, Alaska. (Email from Emily H.)
1/11 The Solution - Schaeffer Cox
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"any organization that is not explicitly right-wing will over time become left-wing."
Of course lots that are explicitly right-wing do become lefty also. Never happens the other way around.
Via email, and maybe even true:
"There is a reason why in NY harbor there is a Statue of Liberty , not a Statue of Equality" Charles Krauthammer
A 94-year-old Prophecy is Fulfilled
H.L. Mencken (born 1880 - died 1956) was a journalist, satirist, critic and Democrat.
He wrote the editorial below while working for the Baltimore Evening Sun,
which appeared in the July 26, 1920 edition.
"As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron."
Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
So it was written, and so it has come to pass.