JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/10/quote-of-day_05.html (7 comments)

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jsid-1223302323-597444  GrumpyOldFart at Mon, 06 Oct 2008 14:12:03 +0000

Or as a friend of mine is fond of saying: "The United States of America... finest justice money can buy."

jsid-1223302486-597445  BobG at Mon, 06 Oct 2008 14:14:46 +0000

"It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress."
-Mark Twain

"Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing -- and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even."
-Will Rogers

jsid-1223321532-597456  Russell at Mon, 06 Oct 2008 19:32:12 +0000

“A bureaucrat is the most despicable of men, though he is needed as vultures are needed, but one hardly admires vultures whom bureaucrats so strangely resemble. I have yet to meet a bureaucrat who was not petty, dull, almost witless, crafty or stupid, an oppressor or a thief, a holder of little authority in which he delights, as a boy delights in possessing a vicious dog. Who can trust such creatures?” —Marcus Tullius Cicero

jsid-1223389560-597478  GrumpyOldFart at Tue, 07 Oct 2008 14:26:00 +0000

"A professional politician is a professionally dishonorable man. In order to get anywhere near high office he has to make so many compromises and submit to so many humiliations that he becomes indistinguishable from a streetwalker."

- H. L. Mencken

jsid-1223389888-597479  Kevin Baker at Tue, 07 Oct 2008 14:31:28 +0000

Yeah, that's one of my favorites.

Except the mental image of Ted Kennedy in fishnets makes me want to scrub my brain with a Brillo pad. ;)

jsid-1223394222-597485  Russell at Tue, 07 Oct 2008 15:43:42 +0000

Ah crap, Kevin, you need have warnings before you say stuff like that!

I don't think I have enough mental bleach to purge that image now!


jsid-1223422797-597515  markm at Tue, 07 Oct 2008 23:39:57 +0000

I didn't realize that HL Mencken had libeled streetwalkers.

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