Stupid Quotes From History



alonso

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"Corruptus in Extremis"

not a quote but the motto on the seal of the Mayor of Springfield.
 

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"To compare us with the Stickies is an obscenity... For anyone who has eyes to see, it is clear that the Sticky leadership has abandoned armed struggle as a form of resistance to British rule as part of their historic new departure into British and Free State constitutionality."
- Gerry Adams, master of irony and the long con, at the 1986 Ard Fheis

"The IRA needs no political mandate. It derives its mandate from the presence of the British in the 6 counties"
- Gerry Adams

"There can be no such things as an Irish nationalist accepting the loyalist veto and partition. You cannot claim to be an Irish nationalist if you consent to an internal six county settlement and if you are willing to negotiate the state of Irish society with a foreign government."
- Gerry Adams November 22 1984 (AP/RN)

"No Irish nationalist could support any treaty which institutionalizes British government claims to a part of Irish national territory. Indeed, the term - 'constitutional nationalism'- used by Mr.Mallon (SDLP) and his colleagues to describe their political philosophy is a contradiction in terms. The only constitutional nationalist in Ireland today is Sean McBride. He puts his nationalism within a framework of Irish constitutionality. Mr. Mallon, however, puts his within the framework of British constitutionality. Irish nationalism within British constitutionality is a contradiction in terms."
- Gerry Adams1986
("The Politics of Irish Freedom", Gerry Adams, Brandon Book Publishers, Ltd., Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland 1986, page 112, lines 26-35. NOTE: REMOVED FROM 1995 and1996 EDITIONS).

"British rule depends upon repression and collaboration and the Irish people should recognise that those who collaborate with Britain in exchange for a slice of the cake will implement British policy and remain silent when Irish people are murdered and oppressed. It is they who are responsible for prolonging the war in Ireland. Without the quislings, without the collaborators, we would already have reached freedom."
- Martin McGuinness, Bodenstown, June 26 1986 (AP/RN)

"Armed struggle is a necessary and morally correct form of resistance in the six counties against a government whose presence is rejected by the vast majority of the Irish people".

"There is those who tells us that the British Government will not be removed by armed struggle. As has been said before, the history of Ireland and of British colonial involvement throughout the world tells us that they will not be moved by anything else".
- Gerry Adams, 1986 (1986 Ard Fheis, AP/RN)
 

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alonso said:
"I always found him to be a proud honourable man, loyal and true, persevering and principled, caring and committed but tough and a person who often lost friends very easily. On behalf of the Government and particularly on behalf of the Fianna Fáil Party, I thank him for his distinguished years in the service of his constituents and his country."
Bertie Ahern
Speaking on Ray Burke on his resignation.

"It is quite unacceptable that a member of Dáil Éireann and in particular a Cabinet Minister and Taoiseach, should be supported in his personal lifestyle by gifts made to him personally.
Bertie Ahern"
On Charles Haughey, Dáil Éireann transcript, September 1997

"I never condemn wrongdoing in any area."
Bertie Ahern
22 February 2006 in the Dáil.


He quickly corrected that to "condone", at Mary Harney's prompting.
 

alonso

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yeh I know, and it was listed directly below it where I found it. It's still funny; almost bushesque. But the other 2 are better anyway.
 

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"Republicans are prepared to work an executive. We are really prepared to administer British rule in Ireland for the foreseeable future. The very principle of partition is accepted, and if the Unionists had had that in the 1920s they would have been laughing."

- Francie Molloy, Provisional Sinn Fein, March 28 1999
 

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The seventies will be socialist
 

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The greatest injustice ever inflicted on the beleaguered nationalist community was to be trapped in a gerrymandered, undemocratic sectarian state.

Martin McGuinness
 

alonso

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why are you reposting the same sh1t over again?
 

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My apologies!
 

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Eirenua said:
Bushisms:

"There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again." —Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002

"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." —Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004

"They misunderestimated me." —Bentonville, Ark., Nov. 6, 2000

"Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country." —Poplar Bluff, Mo., Sept. 6, 2004

"I hear there's rumors on the Internets that we're going to have a draft." —second presidential debate, St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 8, 2004

"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully." —Saginaw, Mich., Sept. 29, 2000

And my favourite Bushism: "Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream."

I know, I know you, are all going to say I picked an easy fool to quote because he made so many gaffs but someone had to include him
They are so wacky you'd think that he couldn't possibly have said them. I've seen the evidence on youtube and every one is completely true. It is scary that such an individual ever became president.
 

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"In France for instance I'm told that marriage is now frequently contracted in seven year terms where either party may move on when their term is up."

Mitt Romney, one of the leading Republican Party candidates for the presidential nomination in 2008. Yesterday he won the Iowa Straw Poll with 32% of the vote. And we thought Bush was dumb!!! (In fact it was the French president who had a seven year term, not marriages, though the term was reduced to 5 years some years ago.)
 

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"Few things seem to lie so far beyond the ordinary human ken than computers. To most people the notion that computers can be understood and operated by anyone other than a scientific genius seems wildly improbable. (The Times Editorial 1960)
 

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"There comes a time when even the strongest shoulder bows, the stoutest heart falters and the very best can resist no longer."

Bertie on the day Ray Burke resigned.
 

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Bertie was off-topic when he said that. LH moderators should've had a word
 

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"We'll negotiate a withdrawal from the EEC which has drained our natural resources and destroyed jobs" Tony Blair, before he became an MP in 1983.

Blair now "Britain must be at the heart of Europe".
 

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