438) UNDERSHAFT [of his son]: He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.
[George] Bernard Shaw Major Barbara (play, 1907)
439) He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
[George] Bernard Shaw Man and Superman (play, 1903)
440) Populist reformers [of the 1890s] felt that business domination of the political process - through massive campaign contributions to friendly officeholders and persistently effective lobbying in the national Congress and the state legislatures - had proceeded to the point that the practice had begun to undermine the democratic idea itself.
Lawrence Goodwyn "Populism" in The Reader's Companion to American History (1991) Eric Foner & John A Garraty (eds.)
441) [Franklin D.] Roosevelt seized on liberal, until then a word of minor importance in the American political vocabulary, to describe his New Deal, his attempt to temper economic individualism with social democratic safeguards.
Fred Siegel "Liberalism" in The Reader's Companion to American History (1991) Eric Foner & John A Garraty (eds.)
442) When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
Hunter S. Thompson personal motto (c. 1980)
443) In a campaign, you need help from your friends; in Washington you need it from your enemies.
Hunter S. Thompson Better Than Sex (1994)
444) Elections are about fucking your enemies. Winning is about fucking your friends.
James Carville advisor to Bill Clinton's 1992 Presidential campaign, quoted by Hunter S. Thompson in Better Than Sex (1994)
445) Let's make the bastard deny it.
Lyndon Baines Johnson after a scurrilous accusation about a political opponent (c. 1948) quoted by Hunter S. Thompson in Better Than Sex (1994)
446) Politics is the art of controlling your environment.
Hunter S. Thompson Better Than Sex (1994)
447) You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.
Mario Cuomo in The New Republic magazine (4/8/85) [CQ]
448) Maybe a nation that consumes as much booze and dope as we do and has our kind of divorce statistics should pipe down about "character issues."
P.J. O'Rourke Parliament of Whores (1991) [CQ]
[CQ] - The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations (1993)
Note: "3089/898" is the designation I've given to the project of posting all my collected quotes, excerpts and ideas (3089 of them) in the remaining days of the Bush administration (of which there were 898 left when I began). As of today, there are 739 days remaining in the administration of the worst American President ever.
hostile to science
lacking in empathy
lacking in public spirit
out of control
Thanks to: Breeze, Chuck, Ivan Raikov, Kaiju, Kathy, Roger, Shirley, S.M. Dixon
i've got a little list...
Steven Abrams (Kansas BofE)
Howard Fieldstead Ahmanson
Roger Ailes (FNC)
Alan Bonsell (Dover BofE)
Bill Buckingham (Dover BofE)
George W. Bush
Bruce Chapman (DI)
The Coors Family
William A. Dembski
Leonard Downie (WaPo)
John Gibson (FNC)
Fred Hiatt (WaPo)
James F. Inhofe
Philip E. Johnson
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Stephen C. Meyer (DI)
Judith Miller (ex-NYT)
Sun Myung Moon
Elspeth Reeve (TNR)
Martin Peretz (TNR)
Richard Mellon Scaife
Susan Schmidt (WaPo)
John Solomon (WaPo)
Richard Thompson (TMLC)
Bob Woodward (WaPo)
All the fine sites I've
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Arthur C. Clarke
Daniel C. Dennett
Philip K. Dick
Stephen Jay Gould
"The Harder They Come"
Ursula K. LeGuin
The Marx Brothers
Michael C. Penta
Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
"The Red Shoes"
"Singin' in the Rain"
Talking Heads/David Byrne
Hunter S. Thompson
"2001: A Space Odyssey"
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