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jersey3730

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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2005 6:33:59 AM

It is said that politics is the second oldest profession, I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.

Ronald Reagan
(just named the Greatest american ever)
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 2:26:49 AM

"I stand by all the misstatements that I've made."
~~~Dan Quayle, to Sam Donaldson, 8/17/89....

"Unfortunately, the people of Louisiana are not racists."
~~~Vice President Dan Quayle regarding David Duke's candidacy, 10/12/90,
Reported in Esquire, 8/92....

"...what a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is"
~~~Dan Quayle, addressing the United Negro College Fund, 5/9/89
Reported in Esquire, 8/92 and in the New York Times, 12/9/92....

"Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child."
~~~Senator Dan Quayle, U.S. News and World Report, 10/10/88



[Edited by: drivebye at 9/20/2014 2:29:14 AM EST]
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 1:54:55 AM

rjhenn: Thank you. You are correct about the Latin America quote falsely attributed to Quayle. The comment was actually uttered by Claudine Schneider, a former Republican U.S. representative from Rhode Island, who admitted that the quip was a joke. Publications that inaccurately attributed the quote to Quayle included the Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, and Time.

I read the misquote at this source:
http://www.ssqq.com/archive/vinlin03.htm
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 11:22:43 AM

"Education costs money. But then so does ignorance." – Sir Claus Moser
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 5:26:53 AM


“It is possible to be a retard and a politician. In fact, it’s almost a prerequisite. ?”

-- Jarod Kintz,
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 12:50:39 AM

drivebye - "I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn't study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people."

~~~Dan Quayle

According to snopes, Quayle never actually said that. It was a joke told by someone else about Quayle.
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 11:07:40 PM


"I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn't study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people."

~~~Dan Quayle
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 3:51:42 PM

"The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself–the invisible battles inside all of us–that’s where it’s at." – Jesse Owens
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 10:10:08 AM

"It is never too late to be what you might have been." – George Eliot
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 7:18:09 AM

“Whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, I think everybody can agree that politicians are crooks. But I don’t think politicians are thieves, because you can’t steal what you’ve been given. Once we stop giving in, they’ll stop taking.?”

-- Jarod Kintz
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 11:32:44 PM


"Any ideology that places more emphasis on winning converts than on sound philosophy is sadly misguided. By this reasoning, all of our political parties and most of our religions are sadly misguided."

~~~Michel Templet
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 10:30:23 AM

"There are no traffic jams along the extra mile." –Roger Staubach
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 10:29:17 AM

"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." – Albert Einstein
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 6:12:10 AM

“You know what's truly weird about any financial crisis? We made it up. Currency, money, finance, they're all social inventions. When the sun comes up in the morning it's shining on the same physical landscape, all the atoms are in place.”

-- Bruce Sterling
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 12:36:43 AM


"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

---President Abraham Lincoln
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 12:33:28 AM

To SE3.5-

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”

---Stephen R. Covey
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[Edited by: drivebye at 9/17/2014 12:34:44 AM EST]
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 12:00:30 AM

rjhenn- "And it's only getting worse."

Sadly, I have to agree.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 3:12:51 PM

"Think of the "you" as the wealthy and powerful."

Still belongs in "stupid quotes".
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 1:07:30 PM

SE3.5 - "That one belongs in the "stupid quotes" topic."

Think of the "you" as the wealthy and powerful.
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 11:07:48 AM

"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure." – Bill Cosby
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Troller_Diesel
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 10:35:36 AM

We should develop solar energy, but it won't happen overnight.

-Little Troller_Diesel Jr - 16 years old.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 10:31:40 AM

<<If you behaved nicely, the communists wouldn't exist.”

-- Jenny Holzer>>

That one belongs in the "stupid quotes" topic.
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 10:21:44 AM

"You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame." – Erica Jong
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 6:13:42 AM

“Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.”

-- Otto von Bismarck
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 3:02:14 AM

drivebye - "Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong."

~~~Richard Armour

And it's only getting worse.
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 11:08:47 PM


"Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong."

~~~Richard Armour
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 10:59:43 AM

"I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do." – Leonardo da Vinci
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 6:26:36 AM

If you behaved nicely, the communists wouldn't exist.”

-- Jenny Holzer
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 9:44:31 PM


"What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse."

~~~Isabel Allende
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 9:33:23 AM

"In the end, their credibility will melt away quite suddenly."
- Tony Heller
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 8:42:27 AM

<<The terrible thing about terrorism is that ultimately it destroys those who practise it. Slowly but surely, as they try to extinguish life in others, the light within them dies.

-- Terry Waite>>

If they had any light within, they would not be terrorists.

--my comment
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 2:31:04 AM

Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?

-- Will Rogers
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 1:55:27 AM

"1) Whenever possible, consider alternative hypotheses; 2) Reframe the question; 3) Always remember that correlation does not entail causation; 4) Never forget the size of your sample; 5) Anticipate your own impulsivity and pre-commit[ment]; 6) Don’t just set goals. Make contingency plans; 7) Whenever possible, don’t make important decisions when you are tired or have other things on your mind; 8) Always weigh benefits against costs; 9) Imagine that your decisions may be spot-checked; 10) Distance yourself; 11) Beware the vivid, the personal, and the anecdotal; 12) Pick your spots; and 13) Try to be rational."

Gary Marcus, "Kluge: The Haphazard Evolution of the Human Mind"
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 10:19:49 PM


"When people begin to philosophize they seem to think it necessary to make themselves artificially stupid."

~~~Bertrand Russell
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 6:31:10 AM

By repetition, each lie becomes an irreversible fact upon which other lies are constructed.

-- John le Carré
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 12:25:05 AM


“When you do what you fear most, then you can do anything.”

~~~Stephen Richards
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 5:31:04 PM

Isis is not Islamic...

- b h obama
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 2:31:04 AM

The terrible thing about terrorism is that ultimately it destroys those who practise it. Slowly but surely, as they try to extinguish life in others, the light within them dies.

-- Terry Waite
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 10:26:46 PM


"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."

~~~Thomas Edison
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 3:58:31 PM

"The capacity of the human mind for swallowing nonsense and spewing it forth in violent and repressive action has never yet been plumbed."
Robert A. Heinlein
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 11:24:03 AM

Where there is no vision, the people perish. —Proverbs 29:18

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. —Publilius Syrus

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. —Peter Drucker

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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 11:20:13 AM


"Things that are bad for business are bad for the people who work for business."

Thomas E. Dewey
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 11:10:18 AM

"First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end." – Aristotle
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 10:12:18 AM

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.” - Isaac Asimov
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 3:49:44 AM

“another tradition to politics, a tradition (of politics) that stretched from the days of the country’s founding to the glory of the civil rights movement, a tradition based on the simple idea that we have a stake in one another, and that what binds us together is greater than what drives us apart, and that if enough people believe in the truth of that proposition and act on it, then we might not solve every problem, but we can get something meaningful done.”

-- Barack Obama
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 11:10:17 PM


"When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it."

~~~Clarence Darrow
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 10:35:45 AM

mweyant - "Cheap shot? Really?"

Yes, really. As I said, I copied my quote and did a search of the letter that I posted the link to, and it found it, word for word. Even the spacing and punctuation was identical. You called me a liar, and I proved that it was you who was lying. Remember, you started this.

mweyant - "The "quote" was not word for word from the letter I read and posted from what I felt was a reliable source."

Let me guess. You got it from a christian source, from someone whose income depends on distorting the truth.

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." – Lao Tzu

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RockCity
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 5:39:26 AM

“If one cannot learn from the mistakes of others, one might as well become a Democrat.”

-- Esther M. Friesner
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 5:16:24 AM

“The collectivist mindsets of our time have weakened the most fundamental concept underlying the idea of individual rights: That the individual has a right to live for himself, guided by his own reasoning and judgment, and that he should not be considered and treated as a physical or financial beast of burden expected to sacrifice his life and its potentials for a tribe, whether it is called "the nation," the "social class," the "race," the "democratic majority," or "mankind."” – Richard Ebeling
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mweyant
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 1:18:34 AM

I didn't take a cheap shot at you, ldheinz. I have never taken a cheap shot at anyone on gasbuddy. Not at all sure where you are coming from, unless you equate not agreeing with someone as taking a cheap shot at someone.

The "quote" was not word for word from the letter I read and posted from what I felt was a reliable source. And I said so. Cheap shot? Really?

I won't be posting more about this, because I have nothing more to say.
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 11:45:49 PM


“You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

~~~Winston Churchill
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