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Fortune: 447 - 456 of 693 from Linux Politics

Linux Politics:  447 of 693

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised
when others believe him.
                -- Charles DeGaulle
 
Linux Politics:  448 of 693

Since aerosols are forbidden, the police are using roll-on Mace!
 
Linux Politics:  449 of 693

[Sir Stafford Cripps] has all the virtues I dislike and none of the
vices I admire.
                -- Winston Churchill
 
Linux Politics:  450 of 693

Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work ... I did not, when
a slave, understand the deep meanings of those rude, and apparently incoherent
songs.  I was myself within the circle, so that I neither saw nor heard as
those without might see and hear.  They told a tale which was then altogether
beyond my feeble comprehension: they were tones, loud, long and deep,
breathing the prayer and complaint of souls boiling over with the bitterest
anguish.  Every tone was a testimony against slavery, and a prayer to God
for deliverance from chains.
                -- Frederick Douglass
 
Linux Politics:  451 of 693

So from the depths of its enchantment, Terra was able to calculate a course
of action.  Here at last was an opportunity to consort with Dirbanu on a
friendly basis -- great Durbanu which, since it had force fields which Earth
could not duplicate, must of necessity have many other things Earth could
use; mighty Durbanu before whom we would kneel in supplication (with purely-
for-defense bombs hidden in our pockets) with lowered heads (making invisible
the knife in our teeth) and ask for crumbs from their table (in order to
extrapolate the location of their kitchens).
                -- Theodore Sturgeon, "The World Well Lost"
 
Linux Politics:  452 of 693

... so long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those
who wish to tyrranize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent,
and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious
and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.
                -- Voltarine de Cleyre
 
Linux Politics:  453 of 693

So many men, so many opinions; every one his own way.
                -- Publius Terentius Afer (Terence)
 
Linux Politics:  454 of 693

Some men rob you with a six-gun -- others with a fountain pen.
                -- Woodie Guthrie
 
Linux Politics:  455 of 693

        Somewhat alarmed at the continued growth of the number of employees
on the Department of Agriculture payroll in 1962, Michigan Republican Robert
Griffin proposed an amendment to the farm bill so that "the total number of
employees in the Department of Agriculture at no time exceeds the number of
farmers in America."
                -- Bill Adler, "The Washington Wits"
 
Linux Politics:  456 of 693

Stamp out organized crime!!  Abolish the IRS.
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