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Thomas Jefferson.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

“Poor Dear, There’s Nothing Between His Ears.”

“Poor dear, there’s nothing between his ears.”
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
“President Reagan doesn’t always check the facts before he makes statements, and the press accepts this as kind of amusing.”
former president Jimmy Carter, March 6, 1984
“His errors glide past unchallenged. At one point…he alleged that almost half the population gets a free meal from the government each day. No one told him he was crazy. The general message of the American press is that, yes, while it is perfectly true that the emperor has no clothes, nudity is actually very acceptable this year.”
Simon Hoggart, in The Observer (London), 1986
“The task of watering the arid desert between Reagan’s ears is a challenging one for his aides.”
Columnist David Broder
“He has the ability to make statements that are so far outside the parameters of logic that they leave you speechless”
Patti Davis (formerly Patricia Ann Reagan) talking about her father, The Way I See It
“If he gets even more sedate, we will have to water him twice a week. ” Molly Ivins, on Reagan
“It’s such a fun admininistration–half of it is under average, and the other half is under indictment”
It’s been said for months now that when we got to the bottom of the Iran-contra mess, we’d find out the president was either a fool or a liar. According to Admiral John Poindexter, he’s both…He could just wear a button that said THE BUCK STOPPED BEFORE IT GOT HERE.”
“If the man had a brain, he’d play with it.”
“The charm of Ronald Reagan is not just that he kept telling us screwy things, it was that he believed them all. No wonder we trusted him, he never lied to us. That patented Reagan ability to believe what he wants to–damn the facts, full speed ahead–gave the entire decade its Alice in Wonderland quality. You just never knew what the president would take into his head next–or what odd things were already lurking in there.”


Anonymous said...

Laura, I was pleasantly surprised by the pictures of yer, Halloween Party…

By golly; you Canucks don’t dance too much different from us Uuppers…?

Eah Yah…!
Gramps, sends best regards…

Laura said...

We dance about the same because we are pretty much the same! Myself, I am a mix of the two samenesses,I moves to Canada at 40 years old so I didn't 'learn' dancing here. The Halloween party was actually Two guys' 50th birthday party the week before Halloween. Thanks for commenting Gramps, hardly anyone does though I know they've been here.

Anonymous said...

Just read your postings about Prez Ronnie Raygun(Reagan). Have seen them before, but attributed to other sources, wonder which attribution is correct??
Are you a "bon a fide" upper that has moved to Canada?? Where abouts in the U.P.?? I'm from lower pennisula and have moved to Portugal.....bill