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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Americalex » Apr 03, 2017 12:05 am

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I could have posted it in the islamo-humanist fag of the day thread also :D
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Fat Tony » Jun 01, 2017 6:45 pm

Wanda: [after Otto breaks in on Wanda and Archie in Archie's flat and hangs him out the window] I was dealing with something delicate, Otto. I'm setting up a guy who's incredibly important to us, who's going to tell me where the loot is and if they're going to come and arrest you. And you come loping in like Rambo without a jockstrap and you dangle him out a fifth-floor window. Now, was that smart? Was it shrewd? Was it good tactics? Or was it stupid?
Otto West: Don't call me stupid.
Wanda: Oh, right! To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people! I've known sheep that could outwit you. I've worn dresses with higher IQs. But you think you're an intellectual, don't you, ape?
Otto West: Apes don't read philosophy.
Wanda: Yes they do, Otto. They just don't understand it. Now let me correct you on a couple of things, OK? Aristotle was not Belgian. The central message of Buddhism is not "Every man for himself." And the London Underground is not a political movement. Those are all mistakes, Otto. I looked them up.


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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Fat Tony » Jun 17, 2017 5:32 pm

"George Smiley: I've been reviewing my situation in the last half-hour of hell, and I've come to a very grave decision. After a lifetime of living by my wits, and on my memory, I shall give myself up full-time to the profession of forgetting. I'm going to put an end to some emotional attachments with have long outlived their purpose. Namely the Circus, this house, my whole past. I shall sell up and buy a cottage, in the Cotswolds, I think. Steeple Aston sounds about right. Do I need overnight things? 
Peter Guillam: I'm not taking any. 
George Smiley: There I shall establish myself as a mild eccentric. Discursive, withdrawn, but posessing one or two lovable habits, such as muttering to myself as I bumble along innocent pavements. I shall become an oak of my own generation. 
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Re: Quote of the Day

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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Bayowolf » Aug 01, 2017 11:00 am

^^^^^^^^


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Re: Quote of the Day

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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Americalex » Aug 14, 2017 3:39 pm

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Communism and fascism are both subsets of socialism, another one is social-democracy. Meanwhile, socialism itself is the political-economic system of humanists. It differs very little from islamic conceptions of tyranny when you think about it.
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Bayowolf » Aug 14, 2017 10:33 pm

Really? Ayn Rand as someone who is quotable? Barry Goldwater said the same thing but he probably said it much more eloquently.
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Americalex » Aug 15, 2017 10:19 am

You are probably right, ultimately she was an atheist so she does have that creepy libertarian vibe about her whole paradigm.

I just stumbled on her quote about this while not looking for it, and I agree that I would not normally have quoted her.
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Fat Tony » Aug 24, 2017 1:23 pm

Her looks remind one of Virginia Woolf or Nancy Kulp. I tried reading her stuff but found it stuffy & boring. She single handedly snuffed my interest in rolling stock.
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Americalex » Aug 24, 2017 2:35 pm

She was the dilitante girlfriend of a Rosthchild, making the libertarian case from the perch of her position of extreme luxury.

However, while her book is indeed dry and boring, I can appreciate the analogy of the railway for explaining the vigor of capitalism and rigor of socialism... working for a class one now doing workforce planning really teaches a big deal about how it all weaves itself into something that powers industrial economies and war itself in very fundamental ways.
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Fat Tony » Aug 24, 2017 5:47 pm

Also reminds me of Amelia Earhart's ugly cousin. It seems Earhart caused quite a ripple with her mode of dress. I suppose her crossdressing was through necessity. Let's face it, an Edwardian dress with puffy shoulders is just not practical for long range flights.

Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Bearsy » Nov 05, 2017 11:46 pm

Speaking to a group of business leaders in Tokyo, Trump reportedly said: “Try building your cars in the United States instead of shipping them over. That’s not too much to ask. Is that rude to ask?”


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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Bayowolf » Nov 07, 2017 1:26 pm

Bearsy wrote:
Speaking to a group of business leaders in Tokyo, Trump reportedly said: “Try building your cars in the United States instead of shipping them over. That’s not too much to ask. Is that rude to ask?”


https://jalopnik.com/trump-absurdly-tel ... 1820167035

There are no Toyota Camrys made in Japan; they are all made in North America. That makes the following the quote of the day.

Lawrence O'Donnell wrote:Dear news media, Trump is the stupidest man in government, so please stop sounding surprised when he says something stupid.


Couldn't have said it better myself.
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Americalex » Nov 07, 2017 1:50 pm

The Toyota Venza was entirely built in Kentucky, the state where doctors have violent altercations with one another.
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Bayowolf » Nov 07, 2017 6:01 pm

^^^^^^
Exactly! Toyota has 3 vehicle assembly plants and 3 engine manufacturing plants in the U.S. (I looked it up). I would imagine that Nissan, Honda, and Subaru would have similar numbers of plants depending on their relative numbers of auto sales.

Obviously, Trump has never heard the old advice: "Make sure that the brain is in gear before putting the mouth into motion."

Unfortunately, embarrassing your country does not count as an impeachable offense.
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Fat Tony » Nov 12, 2017 10:51 pm

Roddy Martindale interrogates George Smiley on Justin Trudeau.

Roddy Martindale: So who's doing the business for him? Who is it?

George Smiley: I cannot help you!

Roddy Martindale: Who's the clever boots? Well not Justin, that's for sure. Don't tell me the Americans have started trusting us again, because they'd never fall for Justin!
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