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....courtesy of our current occupant of the Oval Office, Geo. W. Bush.

As a former teacher, this one makes that hair stand up on the back of my neck. I wish I could say its proof that in this country anyone can grow up to be president, but then sadly we all know that's not the case. It is I think, evidence of the mass stupidity rampant in this country that permitted the theft of not one, but two nat'l elections.

"You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test." - G.W. Bush, Townsend, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2001
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Given my strong disapproval of the conservative powers that be in our capital, particularly within the executive branch, I offer today's quote:

"You can always count on Americans to do the right thing — after they’ve tried everything else." Winston Churchill
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"It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time."
- Tallulah Bankhead (1903-1968)

And here I am at my blog. What does that say about me?
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"....A modest man, who has much to be modest about."

Sir Winston Churchill about Clement Atlee, the Labour MP who succeeded him as Prime Minister in 1945. The Labour Party trounced Churchill's Conservatives in the 1945 election.
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....and thanks to a whiny phone call an hour ago I'm wide awake. Hence today's early morning quip of the day.

"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it." Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx (1890–1977)
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William Ewart Gladstone & Benjamin Disraeli:

Gladstone: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease."
Disraeli: "That depends, sir, on whether I embrace your policies or your mistress."

William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898) was Liberal Prime Minister four times in the late 19th century. Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (1804–1881) was a British Conservative Prime Minister twice and literary figure, the first and thus far only person of Jewish parentage to do so.
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I've always loved a fast mind and a sharp tongue. For the next few weeks I plan to post a sharp quote of the day.

Today's offering:

"He had delusions of adequacy." - Walter Kerr(1913–1996)

American writer and theater critic, for the New York Herald Tribune & the New York Times. Kerr won a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1978.


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