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Famous Last Quotes

Parole e musica di Marco Ferrando, leader della minoranza trotzkista (??) di Rifondazione comunista ed ex docente di storia e filosofia in un liceo milanese (l’Ottavo Liceo Scientifico Statale) a inizio anni Ottanta, ruolo nel quale chi scrive lo ricorda nelle kermesse assemblearistiche:

“I dirigenti liberali della Gad, legati alle classi dominanti, perseguono il metodo antico dell’integrazione, offrendo posti di ministri alla sinistra. Ma ci vuole un’opposizione di massa, bisogna organizzare lotte radicali a oltranza per piegare il governo e il padrone. E’ necessario costruire insieme un polo autonomo di classe e anticapitalistico. (…) Possiamo affidare a Prodi le chiavi di un altro mondo possibile”?

Corsi e ricorsi storici

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Tratto da Camillo

Il chiacchiericcio sulle, delle, per le, con le Simone (ma finirà, come insegna il Marziano di Flaiano) ha messo in secondo piano la strage di bambini a Baghdad.
Siccome forse non è chiaro quello che è successo, riassumo: una quarantina di bambini di Baghdad si è avvicinata agli americani per ricevere cioccolato e caramelle, come facevano i nostri genitori al passaggio dei liberatori americani. I fascisti, però, non facevano saltare in aria i nostri genitori, né rivendicavano stragi come questa. I fascisti islamici sì. Secondo alcuni campioni si tratta di “resistenza”. La resistenza, ai tempi dei nostri genitori, stava dalla parte dei liberatori e poi fece il governo di liberazione, come oggi Allawi. Quelli che continuarono a combattere, e lo fecero per alcuni anni, si chiamavano repubblichini.

Realismo

Famous Last Quotes

Letto su Il Riformista:

“A cena in un ristorante romano, l’eurodeputato del Pdci Marco Rizzo si lascia andare e ammette candidamente: ‘Se la politica non fosse così degradata, io di certo non sarei un dirigente. Sarei un docente di formazione professionale a 1350 euro al mese'”

Esiste la concreta possibilità di combattere il degrado della politica italiana: è sufficiente che i Ds la piantino di candidare in collegi blindati gli esponenti di questo partito-rottame vetero stalinista chiamato Pdci…

Bushismi – Quotes

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“Anyway, I’m so thankful, and so gracious – I’m gracious that my brother Jeb is concerned about the hemisphere as well.” -George W. Bush, June 4, 2001

“It’s important for young men and women who look at the Nebraska champs to understand that quality of life is more than just blocking shots.” -George W. Bush, in remarks to the University of Nebraska women’s volleyball team, the 2001 national champions, May 31, 2001

“So on behalf of a well-oiled unit of people who came together to serve something greater than themselves, congratulations.” -George W. Bush, in remarks to the University of Nebraska women’s volleyball team, the 2001 national champions, May 31, 2001

“If a person doesn’t have the capacity that we all want that person to have, I suspect hope is in the far distant future, if at all.” -George W. Bush, May 22, 2001

“For every fatal shooting, there were roughly three non-fatal shootings. And, folks, this is unacceptable in America. It’s just unacceptable. And we’re going to do something about it.” -George W. Bush, May 14

“There’s no question that the minute I got elected, the storm clouds on the horizon were getting nearly directly overhead.” -George W. Bush, May 11, 2001

“But I also made it clear to (Vladimir Putin) that it’s important to think beyond the old days of when we had the concept that if we blew each other up, the world would be safe.” -George W. Bush, May 1, 2001

“First, we would not accept a treaty that would not have been ratified, nor a treaty that I thought made sense for the country.” -George W. Bush, on the Kyoto accord, April 24, 2001

“It’s very important for folks to understand that when there’s more trade, there’s more commerce.” -George W. Bush, at the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City, April 21, 2001

“Neither in French nor in English nor in Mexican.” -George W. Bush, declining to take reporters’ questions during a photo op with Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, April 21, 2001

“It is time to set aside the old partisan bickering and finger-pointing and name-calling that comes from freeing parents to make different choices for their children.” -George W. Bush, on “parental empowerment in education,” April 12, 2001

“This administration is doing everything we can to end the stalemate in an efficient way. We’re making the right decisions to bring the solution to an end.” -George W. Bush, April 10, 2001

“I’ve coined new words, like, misunderstanding and Hispanically.” -George W. Bush, speaking at the Radio & Television Correspondents dinner, March 29, 2001

“A lot of times in the rhetoric, people forget the facts. And the facts are that thousands of small businesses – Hispanically owned or otherwise – pay taxes at the highest marginal rate.” -George W. Bush, speaking to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, March 19, 2001

“But the true threats to stability and peace are these nations that are not very transparent, that hide behind the-that don’t let people in to take a look and see what they’re up to. They’re very kind of authoritarian regimes. The true threat is whether or not one of these people decide, peak of anger, try to hold us hostage, ourselves; the Israelis, for example, to whom we’ll defend, offer our defenses; the South Koreans.” -George W. Bush, in a media roundtable discussion, March 13, 2001

“I do think we need for a soldier to be able to house his family. That’s an important part of building morale in the military.” -George W. Bush, speaking at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida, March 12, 2001

“Ann and I will carry out this equivocal message to the world: Markets must be open.” -George W. Bush, at the swearing-in ceremony for Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman, March 2, 2001

“My plan plays down an unprecedented amount of our national debt.” -George W. Bush, in his budget address to Congress, Feb. 27, 2001

“I have said that the sanction regime is like Swiss cheese – that meant that they weren’t very effective.” -George W. Bush, during a White House press conference, Feb. 22, 2001

“You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.” -George W. Bush, Feb. 21, 2001

“It’s good to see so many friends here in the Rose Garden. This is our first event in this beautiful spot, and it’s appropriate we talk about policy that will affect people’s lives in a positive way in such a beautiful, beautiful part of our national – really, our national park system, my guess is you would want to call it.”-George W. Bush, Feb. 8, 2001

“We’re concerned about AIDS inside our White House – make no mistake about it.” -George W. Bush, Feb. 7, 2001

“There’s no such thing as legacies. At least, there is a legacy, but I’ll never see it.” -George W. Bush, speaking to Catholic leaders at the White House, Jan. 31, 2001

“I appreciate that question because I, in the state of Texas, had heard a lot of discussion about a faith-based initiative eroding the important bridge between church and state.” -George W. Bush, speaking to reporters, Washington, D.C., Jan. 29, 2001

“I am mindful not only of preserving executive powers for myself, but for predecessors as well.” -George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Jan. 29, 2001

“Then I went for a run with the other dog and just walked. And I started thinking about a lot of things. I was able to – I can’t remember what it was. Oh, the inaugural speech, started thinking through that.” -George W. Bush, in a pre-inaugural interview with U.S. News & World Report

“Redefining the role of the United States from enablers to keep the peace to enablers to keep the peace from peacekeepers is going to be an assignment.” -George W. Bush, Jan. 2001

“I’m hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure.” -George W. Bush, Jan. 2001

“The California crunch really is the result of not enough power-generating plants and then not enough power to power the power of generating plants.” -George W. Bush, Jan. 2001

“If he’s – the inference is that somehow he thinks slavery is a – is a noble institution I would – I would strongly reject that assumption – that John Ashcroft is a open-minded, inclusive person.”-George W. Bush, Jan. 2001

“She’s just trying to make sure Anthony gets a good meal – Antonio.” -George W. Bush, on Laura Bush inviting Justice Antonin Scalia to dinner at the White House, Jan. 2001

“I want it to be said that the Bush administration was a results-oriented administration, because I believe the results of focusing our attention and energy on teaching children to read and having an education system that’s responsive to the child and to the parents, as opposed to mired in a system that refuses to change, will make America what we want it to be – a more literate country and a hopefuller country.” -George W. Bush, Jan. 2001

Bushismi – Accidental Wisdom

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“It’ll be hard to articulate.” -George W. Bush, anticipating how he’ll feel upon assuming the presidency, Jan. 2001

“I do remain confident in Linda. She’ll make a fine labor secretary. From what I’ve read in the press accounts, she’s perfectly qualified.” -George W. Bush, commenting on Linda Chavez, Jan. 2001

“Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods.” -George W. Bush, Dec. 20, 2000

“I am mindful of the difference between the executive branch and the legislative branch. I assured all four of these leaders that I know the difference, and that difference is they pass the laws and I execute them.” -George W. Bush, Dec. 20, 2000

“If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier – so long as I’m the dictator.” -George W. Bush, Dec. 19, 2000

“Dick Cheney and I do not want this nation to be in a recession. We want anybody who can find work to be able to find work.” -George W. Bush, 60 minutes II, CBS, December 5, 2000

“The great thing about America is everybody should vote.” -George W. Bush

“The legislature’s job is to write law. It’s the executive branch’s job to interpret law.” -George W. Bush, Nov. 2000

“They misunderestimated me.” -George W. Bush, Nov. 2000

“If you don’t stand for anything, you don’t stand for anything!” -George W. Bush, Bellevue Community College, Nov. 2, 2000

“One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.” -George W. Bush

“Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.” -George W. Bush

“The idea of putting subliminable messages into ads is ridiculous.” -George W. Bush

“One of the common denominators I have found is that expectations rise above that which is expected.” -George W. Bush

“I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.” -George W. Bush

“I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family.” -George W. Bush

“Mr. Vice President, in all due respect, it is – I’m not sure 80 percent of the people get the death tax. I know this: 100 percent will get it if I’m the president.” -George W. Bush, during the third presidential debate, Oct. 2000

“The woman who knew that I had dyslexia – I never interviewed her.” -George W. Bush, responding to a magazine article claiming he suffered from dyslexia

“Laura and I are proud to call John and Michelle Engler our friends. I know you’re proud to call him governor. What a good man the Englers are.” -George W. Bush, Nov. 2000

“It is clear our nation is reliant upon big foreign oil. More and more of our imports come from overseas.” -George W. Bush, Beaverton, Ore., Sep. 25, 2000

“Well, I think if you say you’re going to do something and don’t do it, that’s trustworthiness.” -George W. Bush, in a CNN online chat, Aug. 2000

“We cannot let terrorists and rogue nations hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile.” -George W. Bush

“I’m gonna talk about the ideal world, Chris. I’ve read – I understand reality. If you’re asking me as the president, would I understand reality, I do.” -George W. Bush, on MSNBC’s “Hardball”

“The fact that he relies on facts – says things that are not factual – are going to undermine his campaign.” -George W. Bush on Al Gore

“I think anybody who doesn’t think I’m smart enough to handle the job is underestimating.” -George W. Bush

“This is Preservation Month. I appreciate preservation. It’s what you do when you run for president. You gotta preserve.” -George W. Bush, speaking during “Perseverance Month” at Fairgrounds Elementary School in Nashua, New Hampshire

“The senator has got to understand if he’s going to have – he can’t have it both ways. He can’t take the high horse and then claim the low road.” -George W. Bush, on Sen. John McCain

“When I was coming up, it was a dangerous world, and you knew exactly who they were. It was us versus them, and it was clear who them was. Today we are not so sure who the they are, but we know they’re there.” -George W. Bush, Jan. 2000

“I don’t want to win? If that were the case, why the heck am I on the bus sixteen hours a day, shaking thousands of hands, giving hundreds of speeches, getting pillared in the press and cartoons and still staying on message to win?” -George W. Bush, Jan. 2000

“If the terriers and bariffs are torn down, this economy will grow.” -George W. Bush, Jan. 2000

“The most important job is not to be governor, or first lady in my case.” -George W. Bush

“It’s clearly a budget. It’s got a lot of numbers in it.” -George W. Bush

“Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?” -George W. Bush

“If you’re sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign.” -George W. Bush

“Actually, I – this may sound a little West Texas to you, but I like it. When I’m talking about – when I’m talking about myself, and when he’s talking about myself, all of us are talking about me.” -George W. Bush

“I was raised in the West. The West of Texas. It’s pretty close to California. In more ways than Washington, D.C., is close to California.” -George W. Bush

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