Saturday, May 14

[The weather is changing and breaking my stride]
I'm bored and have nothing of my own to say. Just yet. So I think I'll quote some people.

"You can quote me: Americans will vote for cornpone Nazis before they will give up their entitlements to a McHouse and a McCar."
-- Author James Howard Kunstler

"Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities."
-- Architect Frank Lloyd Wright

"The genius of the Russian system was its appeal to people's laziness. They said, "Look, get drunk, don't do any work at all, we'll give you just enough money to live, and we'll take care of everything else." That's what Soviet Russia was all about: Live in your shitty village, we'll give you cheap vodka, and we'll take care of your medical bills, and you don't have to worry about all that other stuff. They counted on the fact that Russians would rather wallow in their own shit than organize and protest anything that's actually happening in their country. It is really kind of similar to what's going on here. People bitch and moan, but basically all they really want to do is sit in front of their televisions and watch the football game. Even people on the left who complain about Bush, when it comes right down to it, they don't really want to do anything. If they do go to protests, they go, and then they come home, and it's all over."
--Neo-Gonzo journalist Matt Taibbi

"I was telling the women from Stanford that I was just with Condoleezza Rice, former provost of Stanford University. I said, 'Come by and welcome the homegirls.'"
-- President George W. Bush

"Write as if everyone you know is dead."
-- Unknown (unless you can find out and tell me)

2 Comments:

Blogger nashgirl said...

Where did you find those quotes? I hope in some snarky book.

Mon May 16, 06:32:00 PM  
Blogger theogeo said...

Mostly Salon.com. The Wright quote came from The Week, but it was quoted from some other newspaper (though it had to be an old quote, since he's dead, right?)

The last quote I heard on NPR the other day. Terry Gross was talking to the lady who wrote "The Position."

Tue May 17, 07:31:00 AM  

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