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Quote of the Week: "In the United States, the majority undertakes to supply a multitude of ready-made opinions for the use of individuals, who are thus relieved from the necessity of forming opinions of their own." - Alexis de Tocqueville, French writer (1805-1859)


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 Post subject: Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback PostPosted: 2010-10-06 08:50pm
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 Post subject: Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback PostPosted: 2010-10-27 12:15pm
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 Post subject: Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback PostPosted: 2010-11-14 02:55pm
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So, why is the Madoff quote censored?



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 Post subject: Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback PostPosted: 2010-12-05 07:34pm
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Rogue 9 wrote:
So, why is the Madoff quote censored?


Yeah, that seems pretty un-SD.netish to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback PostPosted: 2010-12-20 07:17pm
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How is Isaac 'quote of the week' to stephen fry? Isaac is the only biochemist out there who seemed determined to bore people to accept his points of life and that quote is of no exception, there must be much better (and entertaining) quotations then that surely?

Well better put forward some quotes for next week's.

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The current quote is marked "anonymous." Not sure why; ten seconds on Google reveals those to be the words of David Frum.



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"The moral code, the moral compass of the state-controlled media is something to behold. Now, some of you may not know the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner hosted a state dinner last night (January 19) for Hu Jintao of China. Hu Jintao is holding the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner in prison in China. Not making it up. The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner hosted a dinner for the guy holding the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner in prison, and the media does not get the irony of this at all. They're too busy running around chasing Sarah Palin and radio talk show hosts over 'civility.'"

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 Post subject: Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback PostPosted: 2011-01-29 01:32pm
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While that was pretty ironic, I think you can cut the quote down quite a bit.

"The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner hosted a dinner for the guy holding the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner in prison." -Rush Limbaugh

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Of course, that is if Mike would ever put Rush Limbaugh into the quote rotation.



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EDIT: from H.P. Lovecraft, in one of his "forbidden texts." Thanks to Yosemite Bear for pointing this out!



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the above poster forgot to credit the quote to Howard Phillip Lovecraft, who attributed it to one of his forbidden texts.



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