Harold Coffin:

A consumer is a shopper who is sore about something.

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Maureen Reagan:

I will feel equality has arrived when we can elect to office women who are as incompetent as some of the men who are already there.

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This morning on Virginia’s Northern Neck.

Sunrise

H/T to my brother for the pic.

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Peter Jennings:

I think you can be cynical about religion on occasion, and certainly skeptical about the degree to which some people use religion to manipulate other people.

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John Astin as Gomez Adams:

We are faced with a very serious problem. There is only one thing we can do.

Worry.

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Shaun Day explains “ethics” (or at least legislation) on one situation do not lead to “ethics” (or at least legislation) on the other situation(s). A snippet:

Lawmakers have made a bipartisan effort over the years to protect incumbents, particularly those who’ve served for decades, and their respective party’s hold on that seat.

This year’s bipartisan ethics reform bill focused strictly on one component of ethics in government — restricting gifts to elected officials — while ignoring two others that are critically important: redistricting and campaign finance.

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Events.

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Kenneth L. Pike:

The price that one pays for refusing to act on the truth as one sees it, is to be led to believe untruth to avoid guilt.

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Johnny Weismuller:

How can a guy climb trees, say Me Tarzan, You Jane, and make a million?

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Willaim Jennings Bryan:

No one can earn a million dollars honestly.

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26 February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: First Looks

Everett Dirksen:

I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.

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25 February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: First Looks

Michael J. Fox:

I think the scariest person in the world is the person with no sense of humor.

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24 February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: First Looks

Vladimir Nabokov:

It is a short walk from the hallelujah to the hoot.

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23 February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: First Looks

Thoreau notices an absence.

One of my friends in the radio biz talked about pro-AUMF guests being pushed at her. I asked, “Are you also getting anti-war guests pushed and promoted to you?” She wasn’t.

I’ve pointed out this issue before many times, not all experts are created equal. Not all messages have a well-funded team pushing them. I’ve asked in several forums. “Who are the anti-war go to guests? Why aren’t they in the conversations? What will it take to get them in the conversations?”

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23 February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: First Looks

John Lithgow:

Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug.

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22 February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: First Looks

Pig:  What are you watching?  Rat:  These insecure people with various addictions being reassured that they are okay.  Pig:  What's it called?  Rat:  The Academy Awards.  Pig:  At least they are pretty.  Rat:  They do clean up nicely.


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22 February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: First Looks

Theodore Dreiser:

Our civilization is still in a middle stage, scarcely beast, in that it is no longer wholly guided by instinct; scarcely human, in that it is not yet wholly guided by reason.

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21 February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: First Looks

George Carlin:

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, ‘Where’s the self-help section?’ She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

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20 February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: First Looks

Dr. Benjamin Spock:

There are only two things a child will share willingly: communicable diseases and his mother’s age.

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19 February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: First Looks

John Nuntsman, Jr.:

If we can’t find cuts in the defense budget, we’re not looking carefully enough.

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