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    This is mine ...

     

    Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.

     

    Winston Churchill

     

     

    I highlighted my favorite part of it. Churchill was a great leader.


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    Dan Quayle Quotes
    "If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure."

    "Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child."

    "What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is."

    "One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is 'to be prepared.'"

    "Welcome to President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts." 

    "Mars is essentially in the same orbit . . . Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe."

    "The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century." 

    "I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy -- but that could change."

    "Add one little bit on the end... Think of 'potato', how's it spelled? You're right phonetically, but what else...? There ya' go... all right!" --"correcting" a student's correct spelling of the word "potato" during a spelling bee at an elementary school (he told the student to add an "e" at the end

    "I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future." 

    "The future will be better tomorrow."

    "We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world." 

    "People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history."

    "We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a part of Europe." 
    To you I'm an atheist; but to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.

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    • Hoddy
      Hoddy commented
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      Text Of Zell Miller's RNC Speech

      Below is the text of Sen. Zell Miller's keynote speech as prepared for delivery at the Republican National Convention:

      Since I last stood in this spot, a whole new generation of the Miller Family has been born: Four great grandchildren.

      Along with all the other members of our close-knit family, they are my and Shirley's most precious possessions.

      And I know that's how you feel about your family also. Like you, I think of their future, the promises and the perils they will face.

      Like you, I believe that the next four years will determine what kind of world they will grow up in.

      And like you, I ask which leader is it today that has the vision, the willpower and, yes, the backbone to best protect my family?

      The clear answer to that question has placed me in this hall with you tonight. For my family is more important than my party.

      There is but one man to whom I am willing to entrust their future and that man's name is George Bush.

      In the summer of 1940, I was an 8-year-old boy living in a remote little Appalachian valley. Our country was not yet at war, but even we children knew that there were some crazy men across the ocean who would kill us if they could.

      President Roosevelt, in his speech that summer, told America "all private plans, all private lives, have been in a sense repealed by an overriding public danger."

      In 1940, Wendell Wilkie was the Republican nominee.

      And there is no better example of someone repealing their "private plans" than this good man. He gave Roosevelt the critical support he needed for a peacetime draft, an unpopular idea at the time.

      And he made it clear that he would rather lose the election than make national security a partisan campaign issue.

      Shortly before Wilkie died, he told a friend, that if he could write his own epitaph and had to choose between "here lies a president" or "here lies one who contributed to saving freedom," he would prefer the latter.

      Where are such statesmen today?

      Where is the bipartisanship in this country when we need it most?

      Now, while young Americans are dying in the sands of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan, our nation is being torn apart and made weaker because of the Democrat's manic obsession to bring down our Commander in Chief.

      What has happened to the party I've spent my life working in?

      I can remember when Democrats believed that it was the duty of America to fight for freedom over tyranny.

      It was Democratic President Harry Truman who pushed the Red Army out of Iran, who came to the aid of Greece when Communists threatened to overthrow it, who stared down the Soviet blockade of West Berlin by flying in supplies and saving the city.

      Time after time in our history, in the face of great danger, Democrats and Republicans worked together to ensure that freedom would not falter. But not today.

      Motivated more by partisan politics than by national security, today's Democratic leaders see America as an occupier, not a liberator.

      And nothing makes this Marine madder than someone calling American troops occupiers rather than liberators.

      Tell that to the one-half of Europe that was freed because Franklin Roosevelt led an army of liberators, not occupiers.

      Tell that to the lower half of the Korean Peninsula that is free because Dwight Eisenhower commanded an army of liberators, not occupiers.

      Tell that to the half a billion men, women and children who are free today from the Baltics to the Crimea, from Poland to Siberia, because Ronald Reagan rebuilt a military of liberators, not occupiers.

      Never in the history of the world has any soldier sacrificed more for the freedom and liberty of total strangers than the American soldier. And, our soldiers don't just give freedom abroad, they preserve it for us here at home.

      For it has been said so truthfully that it is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.

      It is the soldier, not the agitator, who has given us the freedom to protest.

      It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag, who gives that protester the freedom to abuse and burn that flag.

      No one should dare to even think about being the Commander in Chief of this country if he doesn't believe with all his heart that our soldiers are liberators abroad and defenders of freedom at home.

      But don't waste your breath telling that to the leaders of my party today. In their warped way of thinking America is the problem, not the solution.

      They don't believe there is any real danger in the world except that which America brings upon itself through our clumsy and misguided foreign policy.

      It is not their patriotism


    • willhaven
      willhaven commented
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      Best president ever.


    • Daryl Flynn
      Daryl Flynn commented
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      RogueGnome wrote:
      Dan Quayle Quotes
      "If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure."

      "Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child."

      "What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is."

      "One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is 'to be prepared.'"

      "Welcome to President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts." 

      "Mars is essentially in the same orbit . . . Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe."

      "The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century." 

      "I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy -- but that could change."

      "Add one little bit on the end... Think of 'potato', how's it spelled? You're right phonetically, but what else...? There ya' go... all right!" --"correcting" a student's correct spelling of the word "potato" during a spelling bee at an elementary school (he told the student to add an "e" at the end

      "I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future." 

      "The future will be better tomorrow."

      "We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world." 

      "People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history."

      "We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a part of Europe." 

      Haha, those are funnny as hell. Papa Bush wasn't the best judge of veeps. Just like Obama ...

       

      10. "A man I'm proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next President of the United States













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