[Ads-l] Desperate Last Plea for Most Notable Quotations of 2014 (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Thu Nov 13 19:20:10 UTC 2014


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Depending on what happens, Obama's statement that he will implement immigration reform by executive order may end up being a big deal.

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> On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 8:55 PM, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
> >
> > It's November 11 and I still don't have 10 quotations that I consider
> > to be suitable for my annual list, run by the Associated Press, of
> the
> > top 10 most notable quotations of the year.  By "notable" I mean
> "important" or "famous"
> > or "particularly revealing of the spirit of our times" rather than
> > necessarily being eloquent or admirable.  So I am renewing my plea
> for
> > suggestions of notable quotations from 2014, particularly ones from
> > politics or popular culture or entertainment or sports or business or
> technology.
> 
> How about...
> 
> "We will not get dragged into another ground war in Iraq." -- Pres.
> Obama
> 
> Or from early in the year...
> 
> "I come out here to apologize to the people of New Jersey. I am
> embarrassed and humiliated."  --Chris Christie
> 
> Probably need something Ebola-related on there. Perhaps one of the more
> inflammatory political statements, like...
> 
> "Ladies and gentlemen, we have an Ebola outbreak, we have bad actors
> who can come across the border. We need to seal the border and secure
> it." -- Thom Tills (R-NC)
> 
> The previously suggested "Hands up, don't shoot" from Ferguson is
> probably the most memorable.
> 
> --bgz
> 
> 
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> Ben Zimmer
> http://benzimmer.com/
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