Posts Tagged ‘Quotes of the day’

The Mad Bomber

October 5, 2008

“How can you countenance someone who was engaged in bombings that could have or did kill innocent people?”

John McCain, Republican candidate for President, 2008.

McCain’s plane was shot down in 1967 over the city of Hanoi during his 23rd air mission over North Vietnam. It is not clear how many “innocent people” McCain’s bombs killed.


It’s energy & freshness vs experience, says Palin

October 1, 2008

Quote of the Day

“I’m the new energy, the new face, the new ideas and he’s got the experience based on many many years in the Senate and voters are gonna have a choice there of what it is that they want in these next four years.”

Sarah Palin, answering Katie Couric’s query in a newly released segment of an interview that her jokes about listening to Biden’s speeches since she was in the second grade — not that she would have been — aren’t an odd thing to say given her own running mate’s age.

Don’t ask me what new ideas she’s talking about, unless it’s this:

Quote of the Day

September 7, 2008

“… judging by previous US elections, McCain and Palin are sure to be elected because the American electorate invariably seems to opt for the worst possible choice.”

Bill Ralston, Herald on Sunday, 7 September 2008

What I’ve been thinking too. Reagan over Mondale in 1984, Bush Snr over Dukakis in 1988, Dubya over Gore in 2000 and Kerry in 2004. Oh dear.

Quote of the Day: Philanderers do it better?

September 3, 2008

Bill Maher on the Democratic Party’s decision not to invite former senator John Edwards to speak at last week’s convention:

“Our society is quick to chastise men who think with their dicks. But, sacrificing a major voice on a big issue [poverty] on the altar of Puritanism, isn’t that just as stupid as thinking with your dick?

“You know some presidents who had extramarital affairs? Kennedy, Eisenhower, Roosevelt, Jefferson. You want to know a president who never had an affair: George W. Bush.”

Quote of the day: Olympic food

August 30, 2008

From Anthony Lane’s hilarious account of the Olympics in the New Yorker:

“The fact is that the Olympic Games could happen anywhere. They seem to unfold in a vast and spotless nowhere. I could have been in Melbourne, or Toronto, where at least the food would have been better—where the Chinese food would have been better.”

And from the same source

“Long before this year’s competition began, on August 10th, I was lost in the arcana of the American press handout, which explained that the stuff the [synchronized] swimmers rub into their hair, to keep it helmet-hard and out of their smiles as they cavort, is unflavored Knox gelatin, “also used in Jell-O and cheesecake.” The main ingredient of Knox is “soft horse cartilage.” Add the Knox to the nose clips that the women affix, for those tricky submarine somersaults, and you get an unsavory blend of sport, cooking class, and circus.”

Quote of the Day

August 14, 2008

“In the 21st century, nations don’t invade other nations.”

John McCain, 13 August, 2008 (Watch him say it here.)

Unless they’re the USA, of course. Or there’s oil involved.

This from the man who is touted as the one with all the foreign policy credentials in the US presidential elections. Now, can anyone remember what McCain said in 2003?

Like father, like son?

August 12, 2008

Quote of the Day…

“George W. Bush is to Georgia as George H.W. Bush is to Kurdistan”

Marty Kaplan, post at Huffington Post.

It goes back to W’s trip to Georgia, where he told the cheering crowd, “The path of freedom you have chosen is not easy, but you will not travel it alone.” I guess that must be the “Not the quote of the day”, especially in Tbilisi.

Quote of the Day

August 10, 2008

“Let’s face it, politicians will say anything to get elected. Electronic recording devices merely hold them to account.”

Sums it all up so neatly!

Finlay Macdonald, Sunday Star Times, 10 August 2008.

Quote of the day

July 10, 2008

Actually, two quotes:

“It suits you.”

Witness ‘Woman A’, a S&M practitioner, when barrister David Sherborne, representing Mr Max Mosley at the High Court in London, produced as an exhibit a prisoner costume used in a S&M sex session.

“By the time the election rolls around… the only people left supporting Bush will be the Democrats in the House and Senate.”

‘socalmonk’, commenting on Daily Kos on the US Senate’s vote to approve a bill amending the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act including immunities for telecommunications companies facilitating Bush’s illegal wiretapping program.