Posted by Barney on April 06, 2001
In Reply to: Huh?? Part 2 posted by R. Berg on April 05, 2001
: : : : : : Yes, it is still in print. I got a copy last year in anticipation of the first Jewish U.S vice president. (Sob.)
: : : : : And then the other ticket won. (S.O.B.)
: : : : "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."
: : : : Media roundtable, Washington, D.C., March 13, 2001
: : : Was that a statement by our Fearless Leader? Scary, isn't it.
: : Yes on both counts!!
: : "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,Interview with the New York Times, Jan. 14, 2001
: : "You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.''
: : George W. Bush, Townsend, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2001
: I don't know how long the webmaster will allow us to roam this far from the topic, but before we get shut down, I have one more digressive comment. Yesterday I attended a lecture in Berkeley by Richard Dawkins, the eminent biologist and Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. His writings are another treat for those who love language (and clear thinking). In response to questions about the pitiful state of
: science education in the U.S. and the stance of our current leadership on environmental issues, Dawkins told his largely American audience that the English public is not so well informed about science either. One third of the British population doesn't know the earth goes around the sun. A large percentage believe humans coexisted with dinosaurs. He said: "In England we have idiots and fanatics too--but they don't go into politics."
On reflection I'm not sure I can think of Foot, Thatcher and Kinnock; to name but a few.