Wednesday, May 30, 2007

They Said It

"What makes me really sick is how New York now looks like a bad imitation of Sex and the City. Meatpacking is a good example of just how fucked up it is. You can't have a city that's interesting where the only people living in it are rich," Actor Chris Noth to New York mag...

Florida Congresswoman Virginia Brown-Waite invoking Larry the Cable Guy during a February 15th floor debate on U.S. strategy in Iraq: "In the South, we have a wonderful saying and it goes like this: Get ‘er done. Our soldiers want to get it done and come home, and our President wants the same thing, and this Congress should demand the exact same thing. Let’s get out there and get ‘er done."

Bush is portrayed as a moron. I’ve only conversed with him a couple of times – not for very long – but I found he was more literate on literature than the editor of the New York Review of Books, Bob Silvers. I’ve talked to both of them, and he makes Bob Silvers look like a slug." Author Tom Wolfe

"Mr. President, you did not listen. You continue to pursue a failed strategy that is breaking our great army and marine corps. I left the army in protest in order to speak out. Mr. President you have placed our nation in peril. Our only hope is that Congress will act now to protect our fighting men and women."
General John Batiste on President Bush's conduct of the Iraq war.

Bill O'Reilly: "You can't get more presidential-looking than Mitt Romney. If you were to make up a guy, this would be the guy, you know, that looks presidential. He's got the jaw going on, the little gray thing in there. I think that means a lot in America."

"So a Chicano can't be on TV, but a caveman can?" Comedian George Lopez to the Los Angeles Times on ABC canceling his sitcom. "And a Chicano with an audience already? You know when you get in this that shows do not last forever, but this was an important show, and to go unceremoniously like this hurts. One hundred seventy people lost their jobs."

"He's on a big hook. He wanted sole authority. He got it. Now he's got to deliver."
George Steinbrenner responding to a question on New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman's job security.

"I don't know if he was fighting dogs or not, but it's his property, it's his dog," Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis told WAVY-TV in Virginia. "If that's what he wants to do, do it. I think people should mind their business," the former Miami University "student-athlete" offering his take on the Michael Vick dog-fighting accusations...

George W. Bush: "I recognize there are a handful there, or some, who just say, `Get out, you know, it's just not worth it. Let's just leave.' I strongly disagree with that attitude. Most Americans do as well."
AP Analysis: Bush Sadly Wrong in Claiming Polls Back Him on Iraq

Sounding more like a cast member of the Sopranos than an international leader, in testimony by one key witness Mr Wolfowitz declares: "If they fuck with me or Shaha, I have enough on them to fuck them too."
From The Guardian's Angry Wolfowitz in four-letter tirade

"Iraqis are clamoring to get out of Iraq. Two million have fled so far and nearly two million more have been displaced within the country. (That's a total of some 15 percent of the population.) Save the Children reported this month that Iraq's child-survival rate is falling faster than any other nation's. One Iraqi in eight is killed by illness or violence by the age of 5. Yet for all the words President Bush has lavished on Darfur and AIDS in Africa, there has been a deadly silence from him about what's happening in the country he gave 'God's gift of freedom.'
It's easy to see why. To admit that Iraqis are voting with their feet is to concede that American policy is in ruins. A "secure" Iraq is a mirage, and, worse, those who can afford to leave are the very professionals who might have helped build one. Thus the president says nothing about Iraq's humanitarian crisis, the worst in the Middle East since 1948, much as he tried to hide the American death toll in Iraq by ke
eping the troops' coffins off-camera and staying away from military funerals..."
From Frank Rich's Operation Freedom From Iraqis

"In all of 2003, Mr. Bush, who had an unrelated war to sell, made public mention of the man behind 9/11 only seven times.But Osama is back: last week Mr. Bush invoked his name 11 times in a single speech, warning that if we leave Iraq, Al Qaeda - which wasn't there when we went in - will be the winner. And Democrats, still fearing that they will end up accused of being weak on terror and not supporting the troops, gave Mr. Bush another year's war funding ... Democratic Party activists were furious, because polls show a public utterly disillusioned with Mr. Bush and anxious to see the war ended. But it's not clear that the leadership was wrong to be cautious. The truth is that the nightmare of the Bush years won't really be over until politicians are convinced that voters will punish, not reward, Bush-style fear-mongering. And that hasn't happened yet."
Paul Krugman, Trust and Betrayal

Overheard (by me) in Astoria
Airhead #1: If I was a fireman, I would just hang out on my truck all day!
Airhead #2: I know! Where ARE they?
31st Street & Ditmars Boulevard

From Overheard in New York
Hipster Girl: Do you have any beer specials?
Bartender: It's $3. That's the special.

Holiday Cocktail Lounge


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