1163) There is just one rule for politicians all over the world: Don't say in Power what you said in Opposition; if you do, you only have to carry out what the other fellows have found impossible.
John Galsworthy Maid in Waiting (1931) posted by Kevin Harris [UAQ] (7/3/95)
[Note: In a speech made at Princeton University (5/11/1954), Senator John F. Kennedy quoted Galsworthy, saying:
To those who have carried the practice of campaign utterances beyond election day, I would refer these words of John Galsworthy, written many years ago ... The Republicans have not yet learned this lesson.]
1164) When I became President, what surprised me most was that things were just as bad as I'd been saying they were.
John F. Kennedy (attributed) posted by Kevin Harris [UAQ] (7/3/95)
1165) Public opinion sets bounds to every government, and is the real sovereign in every free one.
1166) Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it and then misapplying the wrong remedies.
Groucho Marx (widely attributed) posted by Kevin Harris [UAQ] (7/3/95)
1167) The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois.
Gustave Flaubert (widely attributed) posted by Kevin Harris [UAQ] (7/3/95)
1168) A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.
Robert Frost (widely attributed) posted by Kevin Harris [UAQ] (7/3/95)
[Note: Sometimes attributed to Barry Goldwater.]
1169) It is of the essence of the demand for equality before the law that people should be treated alike in spite of the fact that they are different.
Friedrich August von Hayek The Constitution of Liberty (1960) posted by Kevin Harris [UAQ] (7/3/95)
1170) We, the people, are not free. Our democracy is but a name. We vote? What does that mean? We choose between Tweedledum and Tweedledee. We elect expensive masters to do our work for us, and then blame them because they work for themselves and for their class.
Helen Keller (attributed) (1911) posted by Kevin Harris [UAQ] (7/3/95)
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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 494 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
Be sure to visit them all!!
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"
If you read unfutz at least once a week, without fail, your teeth will be whiter and your love life more satisfying.
If you read it daily, I will come to your house, kiss you on the forehead, bathe your feet, and cook pancakes for you, with yummy syrup and everything.
(You might want to keep a watch on me, though, just to avoid the syrup ending up on your feet and the pancakes on your forehead.)
Finally, on a more mundane level, since I don't believe that anyone actually reads this stuff, I make this offer: I'll give five bucks to the first person who contacts me and asks for it -- and, believe me, right now five bucks might as well be five hundred, so this is no trivial offer.