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"If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure."
    Posted by JT on 13 Sep 2009. + (2) - (0) Permalink
A classic, but still a good one.

"Politics" category? Or is it too similar to "People"?
    Posted by Wrongfellow on 13 Sep 2009.
Was thinking the same - it'll be a handy place to shovel all the billions of Bushisms we're going to get before long, too.
    Posted by JT on 13 Sep 2009.

"David Cameron! is he conservative or Tory? I read he is a member of conservative but also see articles where he is Tory? please correct me before election day."
    Posted by JT on 21 Apr 2010. + (6) - (0) Permalink
Thereby proving my belief that some people should not be allowed to vote due to being too stupid.
    Posted by JT on 21 Apr 2010.

"I think gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman." (Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger)
    Posted by JT on 16 Sep 2009. + (8) - (0) Permalink
I couldn't agree more.
    Posted by Socky on 20 Sep 2009.

"My job is a decision-making job, and as a result, I make a lot of decisions" - George W. Bush
    Posted by Olipro on 13 Sep 2009. + (3) - (0) Permalink

"I did sacrifice a goat. I know that's probably a quibble in the mind of most Americans."
    Posted by Wrongfellow on 6 Oct 2015. + (0) - (0) Permalink

Belgian: Yeah, I'm from Belgium.
American: Oh yeah, that's the capital of Brussels, right?
    Posted by Socky on 10 Oct 2009. + (4) - (0) Permalink
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    Posted by Socky on 10 Oct 2009.

There's nothing illegal about it, it's just... illegal.
    Posted by CheddarBBQ on 16 Nov 2010. + (4) - (0) Permalink
This reminds me of the famous quote from Keith Hellawell, UK "drugs czar", that "There's a myth that if we legalise a substance it would somehow take the illegality out of it."
    Posted by Wrongfellow on 17 Nov 2010.
That quote deserves a place here in its own right!
    Posted by JT on 17 Nov 2010.

"I do not like this word "bomb." It is not a bomb. It is a device that is exploding." (French ambassador, speaking on the subject of France's nuclear weapons programme)
    Posted by JT on 15 Sep 2009. + (4) - (0) Permalink
He's right, you know. It's not a bomb, it's an ├╝berbomb!
    Posted by Socky on 14 Nov 2009.
Yes yes, he's right. It's not the "Nuclear Bomb," it's the "Nuclear Device That Is Exploding." Sounds to me like a literal translation of the North Korean word for the bomb. :)
    Posted by Moosh on 14 Nov 2009.

"If we want people to listen, we have to predict ridiculously catastrophic events." - Sir John Houghton, first chairman of IPCC
    Posted by Socky on 18 Nov 2009. + (7) - (0) Permalink
The weird thing is... he was right!
    Posted by Socky on 18 Nov 2009.

"A woman has the right to compete in elections whether she's male or female!"
    Posted by JT on 3 Mar 2011. + (2) - (1) Permalink
Our Libyan friend again.
    Posted by JT on 3 Mar 2011.
Maybe he's just being sensitive to postmodernist gender issues?
    Posted by Wrongfellow on 3 Mar 2011.