Quotes and more

“We should look to …[Fidel Castro] as one of the Earth’s wisest people, one of the people we should consult.” –Oliver Stone

“Right here, Mr. President, is where your tax cut is stuck. The Republicans can’t quite swallow it, and the Democrats can’t cough it up.” –Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist

France has asked Iran to allow more thorough international inspections of its nuclear program. And if Iran won’t do it, France is threatening to … you know, ask again. –Jay Leno

The London Guardian found documents showing Paris fed intelligence to Baghdad before the war. Iraq got diplomatic secrets and military guidance from France. Who else could have taught the Iraqis how to lose their entire country in two weeks? –Argus Hamilton

 Challenge evolution:  To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains. Mary Pettibone Poole, A Glass Eye at a Keyhole, 1938

The great and invigorating influences in American life have been the unorthodox: the people who challenge an existing institution or way of life, or say and do things that make people think. William O. Douglas (1898 – 1980)

Aggression unchallenged is aggression unleashed. Phaedrus (15 BC – 50 AD)

“We are generally the better persuaded by the reasons we discover ourselves than by those given to us by others.” –Blaise Pascal

“A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.” –Theodore Roosevelt

“I don’t know if the presidential candidates are running for the White House or Animal House.” –Bob Hope

Wifely revelation:  “I thought yesterday when you heard all this unnecessary spouting about each man nominated, what their wives must have thought of all these men that they were married to all these years, and were just finding out how wonderful they were.” –Will Rogers

“Our choice is not between a unipolar world and a multipolar world. Our choice is for a just, free, and democratic world.” –Vice President Dick Cheney

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