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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Back in the USSR, part whatever

Another gem from Age of Delirium:
"My name is Alexander Spirkin," he said, extending his hand. "You probably read my textbook on Marxist-Leninist philosophy."

"Who doesn't know your textbook?" said Blok, taken completely aback. "But doesn't Marxist-Leninist philosophy prevent you from taking an interest in mysticism?"

"Not at all," said Spirkin good-naturedly. "Dialectical philosophy has the advantage that you can include in it today everything that you denied yesterday, including mysticism."
-- page 237

We've never been "stay the course."
-- George W. Bush, October 22

You know, Paul, Reagan proved deficits don't matter.
-- Dick Cheney to Paul O'Neill, 2002

It is up to Iraq to show exactly where it is hiding its banned weapons, lay those weapons out for the world to see, and destroy them as directed. Nothing like this has happened.
-- George W. Bush, State of the Union Address, January 2003

Other developments were not encouraging, such as the bombing of the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, the fact that we did not find stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction, and the continued loss of some of America's finest sons and daughters.
-- George W. Bush, press conference, October 25, 2006