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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 13 23:06:15 UTC 2014


Maybe the most colorful and prophetic:

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1411/12/cg.01.html

Rep. Mike Rogers, on Syria's potential for the U.S.:

"It is a cauldron of disaster."

Far worse, on other words, than a mere "quagmire."

JL

On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 3:49 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:

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> =E2=80=9CWhatever. Get in line. I=E2=80=99ve been sued lots of times
> before=
> . Get in line.
> I=E2=80=99m happy to take it on.=E2=80=9D  --Chris Christie, on the threat
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> the nurse being quarantined.
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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
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> o
> > 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
> popula=
> r
> > > 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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