Did you hear the one about the woman who is attacked on the street by a gorilla, beaten senseless, raped repeatedly, and left to die? When she finally regains consciousness and tries to speak, her doctor leans over to hear her sigh contently and to feebly ask, 'Where is that marvelous ape?'
hear quoteswoman quotesattacked quotesstreet quotesgorilla quotesbeaten quotessenseless quotesraped quotesrepeatedly quotesleft quotesdie quotesfinally quotesregains quotesconsciousness quotesspeak quotesdoctor quotesleans quotessigh quotescontently quotesfeebly quoteswhere quotesmarvelous quotesape quotes
Instead of giving the effort the level of attention needed, the Air Force has wasted a year doing very little to end our reliance on Russian rocket engines, if the Air Force is unwilling to do what is necessary to meet the 2019 deadline, they are going to have to figure out how to meet our space launch needs without the RD-180 (Russian engine).
giving quoteseffort quoteslevel quotesattention quotesneeded quotesair quotesforce quoteswasted quotesyear quotesend quotesreliance quotesrussian quotesrocket quotesengines quotesunwilling quotesmeet quotes2019 quotesdeadline quotesfigure quotesspace quoteslaunch quotesrd180 quotesrussian quotesengine quotes
In the 2012 election, Obamacare, as it's called, and I'll be more polite - the ACA ...was a major issue in the campaign. I campaigned all over America for two months, everywhere I could. And in every single campaign rally I said, 'We have to repeal and replace Obamacare.' Well, the people spoke. They spoke, much to my dismay, but they spoke. And they reelected the President of the United States.
2012 quoteselection quotesobamacare quotescalled quotespolite quotesaca quotesmajor quotesissue quotescampaign quotescampaigned quotesamerica quotesmonths quotessingle quotescampaign quotesrally quoteswe quotesrepeal quotesreplace quotesobamacare quotespeople quotesspoke quotesspoke quotesdismay quotesreelected quotespresident quotesunited quotesstates quotes
I wrestled and played football in high school and in my last year, I started as a wrestler and actually had a fairly good record. But I hated to lose. I always gave it everything I had which, unfortunately, was not as much as I'd hoped for. But keep in mind, I feel like I got the most out of my ability. One moment that was special above all the rest was winning my last bout at the Naval Academy to finish the entire summer undefeated. That was thrilling, but what's more, it helped me in prison because the first time I got knocked around by the Vietnamese, it did not come as a total shock.
wrestled quotesplayed quotesfootball quoteshigh quotesschool quotesyear quotesstarted quoteswrestler quotesfairly quotesgood quotesrecord quoteshated quoteslose quotesgave quoteshoped quotesmind quotesfeel quotesability quotesmoment quotesspecial quotesrest quoteswinning quotesbout quotesnaval quotesacademy quotesfinish quotesentire quotessummer quotesundefeated quotesthrilling quoteshelped quotesprison quotestime quotesknocked quotesvietnamese quotestotal quotesshock quotes
I'm not surprised that Governor Dean would oppose [the $87 billion to fund Iraq reconstruction].... I've lost confidence that he has any understanding of the national security responsibilities of a President... [b]ecause I don't believe that he has any understanding of the international role that the United States has to play in the world. I think it's a kind of a pseudo-isolationism that appeals to the base of the caucus voters. I do not believe that particularly in the case of Iraq that Governor Dean has any fundamental understanding of what's at stake here.
surprised quotesgovernor quotesdean quotesoppose quotes$87 quotesbillion quotesfund quotesiraq quotesreconstruction quoteslost quotesconfidence quotesunderstanding quotesnational quotessecurity quotesresponsibilities quotespresident quotesinternational quotesrole quotesunited quotesstates quotesplay quotesworld quoteskind quotespseudoisolationism quotesappeals quotesbase quotescaucus quotesvoters quotescase quotesfundamental quotesstake quotes
I think it's a very legitimate aspect of American life to criticize and to disagree and to debate. But I want to say I think it's a lie to say that the president lied to the American people. I sat on the Robb-Silverman Commission. I saw many, many analysts that came before that committee. I asked every one of them-I said, 'Did-were you ever pressured politically or any other way to change your analysis of the situation as you saw?' Every one of them said no.
legitimate quotesaspect quotesamerican quoteslife quotescriticize quotesdisagree quotesdebate quoteslie quotespresident quoteslied quotespeople quotessat quotesrobbsilverman quotescommission quotesanalysts quotescommittee quotesasked quotesthemi quotesdidwere quotespressured quotespolitically quoteschange quotesanalysis quotessituation quotessaw quotes
The president(Obama) comparing him to a kid in the back of a classroom, I think, is very indicative of the president's lack of appreciation of who Vladimir Putin is. He's an old KGB colonel that has no illusions about our relationship, does not care about a relationship with the United States, continues to oppress his people, continues to act in an autocratic fashion.
presidentobama quotescomparing quoteskid quotesback quotesclassroom quotesindicative quotespresidents quoteslack quotesappreciation quotesvladimir quotesputin quoteskgb quotescolonel quotesillusions quotesrelationship quotescare quotesrelationship quotesunited quotesstates quotescontinues quotesoppress quotespeople quotesact quotesautocratic quotesfashion quotes
In prison, I fell in love with my country. I had loved her before then, but like most young people, my affection was little more than a simple appreciation for the comforts and privileges most Americans enjoyed and took for granted. It wasn't until I had lost America for a time that I realized how much I loved her.
Ironically for someone who had so long asserted his own individuality as his first and best defense against insults of any kind, I discovered that faith in myself proved to be the least formidable strength I possessed when confronting alone organized inhumanity on a greater scale than I had conceived possible. Faith in myself was important, and remains important to my self esteem. But I discovered in prison that faith in myself alone, sep0arate from other, more important allegiances , was ultimately no match for the cruelty that human beings could devise when they were entirely unencumbered by respect for the God given dignity of man. This is the lesson I learned in prison. It is, perhaps, the most important lesson I have ever learned.
ironically quoteslong quotesasserted quotesindividuality quotesdefense quotesinsults quoteskind quotesdiscovered quotesfaith quotesproved quotesformidable quotesstrength quotespossessed quotesconfronting quotesorganized quotesinhumanity quotesgreater quotesscale quotesconceived quotesfaith quotesimportant quotesremains quotesimportant quotesesteem quotesprison quotessep0arate quotesallegiances quotesultimately quotesmatch quotescruelty quoteshuman quotesbeings quotesdevise quotesunencumbered quotesrespect quotesgod quotesdignity quotesman quoteslesson quoteslearned quotesprison quoteslearned quotes
There is always an element of realpolitik that has to be present in the conduct of any nation's national security affairs. At the same time, we have to also have a balance between realpolitik and Wilsonian principles of freedom and democracy and human rights. And maintaining that balance is the greatest challenge that we in the West, including the Federal Republic of Germany, have to face because it's many times a very difficult decision-making process.
element quotesrealpolitik quotespresent quotesconduct quotesnations quotesnational quotessecurity quotesaffairs quotestime quotesbalance quoteswilsonian quotesprinciples quotesfreedom quotesdemocracy quoteshuman quotesrights quotesmaintaining quotesgreatest quoteschallenge quoteswest quotesincluding quotesfederal quotesrepublic quotesgermany quotesface quotestimes quotesdifficult quotesdecisionmaking quotesprocess quotes
Immigration and border security remain critical issues that I am committed to addressing this year. The good news is that illegal immigration is at an all-time low, making now the time to dedicate the needed technology and resources to finally secure the border for good. As border security improves, I look forward to working in a bipartisan manner to fix our broken immigration system and address the millions of people living in the United States outside of legal status.
immigration quotesborder quotessecurity quotesremain quotescritical quotesissues quotescommitted quotesaddressing quotesyear quotesgood quotesnews quotesillegal quotesimmigration quotesalltime quoteslow quotesmaking quotestime quotesdedicate quotesneeded quotestechnology quotesresources quotesfinally quotessecure quotesgood quotesimproves quotesforward quotesworking quotesbipartisan quotesmanner quotesfix quotesbroken quotessystem quotesaddress quotesmillions quotespeople quotesliving quotesunited quotesstates quoteslegal quotesstatus quotes
We know that this nation entered into solemn treaties [with Indian tribes] which have been continuously violated for more than 250 years. It's a disgrace. It's an outrage. We must do everything in our power to keep those treaties. Otherwise, the word of the United States government is no good.
Just by coincidence, Senator Teddy Kennedy and I, in the last couple of days, after several months of negotiations, have reached an agreement for an immigration proposal that we will be putting out next week, ... our proposal is along the lines of make them pay a fine of a couple thousand dollars, make them work for three years, and after three years they can get in the back of the line for a green card and then eventually become citizens.
coincidence quotessenator quotesteddy quoteskennedy quotescouple quotesdays quotesmonths quotesnegotiations quotesreached quotesagreement quotesimmigration quotesproposal quotesputting quotesweek quoteslines quotesmake quotespay quotesfine quotesthousand quotesdollars quoteswork quotesyears quotesyears quotesback quotesline quotesgreen quotescard quoteseventually quotescitizens quotes
For decades we have been living lives of abundance, with little regard for our natural resources or global health. But we are now facing hard choices in our energy policy. Future generations - my children and grandchildren, along with yours - will have to live with the decisions we make today. And so it is time for us to make some tough and - hopefully - smart choices regarding our energy use and production before it is too late.
decades quotesliving quoteslives quotesabundance quotesregard quotesnatural quotesresources quotesglobal quoteshealth quotesfacing quoteshard quoteschoices quotesenergy quotespolicy quotesfuture quotesgenerations quoteschildren quotesgrandchildren quoteslive quotesdecisions quotesmake quotestoday quotestime quotestough quotessmart quotesproduction quoteslate quotes
man quotesadmire quotesrespect quotescongressman quotesjohn quoteslewis quotesamerican quoteshero quotesmade quotesallegations quotessarah quotespalin quotesworst quoteschapter quoteshistory quotessegregation quotesdeaths quoteschildren quoteschurch quotesbombings quotesgeorge quoteswallace quoteshurtful quotes
This is the free enterprise system. The only place in the world that I can recall where companies never failed was the old Soviet Union. This is what investors do in the free enterprise and capitalism system. And, yes, the free enterprise system can be cruel. But the problem with this administration is that small businesses have been the ones that have suffered the most, the kind that need investors, the kind that don't need the hundreds of pages, the thousands of pages of regulations that continue to plague them and have them continue to hold back on hiring and investment.
free quotesenterprise quotessystem quotesplace quotesworld quotesrecall quotescompanies quotesfailed quotessoviet quotesunion quotesinvestors quotescapitalism quotessystem quotescruel quotesproblem quotesadministration quotessmall quotesbusinesses quotessuffered quoteskind quotesinvestors quoteshundreds quotespages quotesthousands quotespages quotesregulations quotescontinue quotesplague quoteshold quotesback quoteshiring quotesinvestment quotes
This kind of horror has become all too familiar to us. As parents, Cindy and I offer our prayers to the memory of the slain children and ask that God ease the pain of Littleton's suffering families, ... The students of Columbine High School and children everywhere have a basic right to learn in an environment free of fear and violence. We must redouble our efforts to see that this is a reality.
kind quoteshorror quotesfamiliar quotesparents quotescindy quotesoffer quotesprayers quotesmemory quotesslain quoteschildren quotesgod quotesease quotespain quoteslittletons quotessuffering quotesfamilies quotesstudents quotescolumbine quoteshigh quotesschool quotesbasic quoteslearn quotesenvironment quotesfree quotesfear quotesviolence quotesredouble quotesefforts quotesreality quotes
In our blessed and mostly peaceful society we're not as familiar with courage as we once were. We ascribe the virtue to all manner of endeavors that only really require skill, fortitude and a little daring, the qualities Pat Tillman showed on the football field. Pat's best service to his country was to remind us all what courage really looks like, and that the purpose of all good courage is love.
blessed quotespeaceful quotessociety quotesfamiliar quotescourage quotesascribe quotesvirtue quotesmanner quotesendeavors quotesrequire quotesskill quotesfortitude quotesdaring quotesqualities quotespat quotestillman quotesshowed quotesfootball quotesfield quotespats quotesservice quotescountry quotesremind quotespurpose quotesgood quoteslove quotes
If you have a large bloc of Americans who believe you're trying to keep their ... fellow Hispanics down and deprive them of an opportunity, obviously that's going to have an effect...The Republican Party has failed to understand to a significant degree the importance of this issue to our Hispanic voters. I think the trend will continue of lack of support from Hispanic voters and also as you look at the demographics of states like mine, that means we will go from Republican to Democrat over time.
large quotesbloc quotesamericans quotesfellow quoteshispanics quotesdeprive quotesopportunity quoteseffectthe quotesrepublican quotesparty quotesfailed quotesunderstand quotessignificant quotesdegree quotesimportance quotesissue quoteshispanic quotesvoters quotestrend quotescontinue quoteslack quotessupport quotesvoters quotesdemographics quotesstates quotesmine quotesmeans quotesdemocrat quotestime quotes
Women need the education and training, particularly since more and more women are heads of their households, as much or more than anybody else...And it's hard for them to leave their families when they don't have somebody to take care of them....It's a vicious cycle that's affecting women, particularly in a part of the country like this, where mining is the mainstay; traditionally, women have not gone into that line of work, to say the least.
women quoteseducation quotestraining quoteswomen quotesheads quoteshouseholds quoteselseand quoteshard quotesleave quotesfamilies quotescare quotesthemits quotesvicious quotescycle quotesaffecting quoteswomen quotespart quotescountry quotesmining quotesmainstay quotestraditionally quotesline quoteswork quotes
I have had a strong and a long relationship on national security, I've been involved in every national crisis that this nation has faced since Beirut, I understand the issues, I understand and appreciate the enormity of the challenge we face from radical Islamic extremism. I am prepared. I am prepared. I need no on-the-job training. I wasn't a mayor for a short period of time. I wasn't a governor for a short period of time.
strong quoteslong quotesrelationship quotesnational quotessecurity quotesinvolved quotescrisis quotesnation quotesfaced quotesbeirut quotesunderstand quotesissues quotesenormity quoteschallenge quotesface quotesradical quotesislamic quotesextremism quotesprepared quotesonthejob quotestraining quotesmayor quotesshort quotesperiod quotestime quotesgovernor quotes
I am all in favor of pay equity for women, but this kind of legislation, as is typical of what's being proposed by my friends on the other side of the aisle, opens us up to lawsuits for all kinds of problems.....This is government playing a much, much greater role in the business of a private enterprise system.
favor quotespay quotesequity quoteswomen quoteskind quoteslegislation quotestypical quotesproposed quotesfriends quotesside quotesaisle quotesopens quoteslawsuits quoteskinds quotesproblemsthis quotesgovernment quotesplaying quotesgreater quotesrole quotesbusiness quotesprivate quotesenterprise quotessystem quotes
Our enemies didn't adhere to the Geneva Convention. Many of my comrades were subjected to very cruel, very inhumane and degrading treatment, a few of them even unto death. But every one of us - every single one of us - knew and took great strength from the belief that we were different from our enemies, that we were better than them, that we, if the roles were reversed, would not disgrace ourselves by committing or countenancing such mistreatment of them.
enemies quotesadhere quotesgeneva quotesconvention quotescomrades quotessubjected quotescruel quotesinhumane quotesdegrading quotestreatment quotesdeath quotessingle quotesknew quotesgreat quotesstrength quotesbelief quotesenemies quotesroles quotesreversed quotesdisgrace quotescommitting quotescountenancing quotesmistreatment quotes
An act of heroism, of extraordinary courage, the grandeur of it, won't easily inspire us to act in imitation, but it can inspire us to emulate its author. For that, we should learn what we can of the whole experience of the subject, the hero's life, as it was before and after, and believe that trying to emulate the character it reveals is one tried way to prepare for the tests that might await us and gain hope that our courage will not be wanting in the moment.
act quotesheroism quotesextraordinary quotescourage quotesgrandeur quoteseasily quotesinspire quotesimitation quotesemulate quotesauthor quoteslearn quotesexperience quotessubject quotesheros quoteslife quotescharacter quotesreveals quotesprepare quotestests quotesawait quotesgain quoteshope quotescourage quoteswanting quotesmoment quotes