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    Sir Groucho de Marx

    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, misdiagnosing it, and then misapplying the wrong remedies. -- Groucho Marx



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    "I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member" ~Groucho Marx
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.

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    "POLITICS is the OTHER opiate of the people." -- Groucho Marx

    (OK, I just made that one up, with apologies to both Karl and Groucho)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin Truth View Post
    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, misdiagnosing it, and then misapplying the wrong remedies. -- Groucho Marx
    Misattributed: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Grouch...#Misattributed

    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.
    • Apparently attributed to Marx in Bennett Cerf's Try and Stop Me, first published in 1944. A citation of this can been seen in the Kentucky New Era on November 9, 1964. Also attributed to Marx by Rand Paul in "The Long Stand," ch. 1 of Taking a Stand: Moving Beyond Partisan Politics to Unite America (New York, N. Y.: Center Street, 26 May 2015), p. 5.
    • The original quotation ("Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedy.") belongs to Sir Ernest Benn; a first known citation reportedly appears in the Springfield (MA) Republican on July 27, 1930.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    I've seen it both ways. It still works. <shrug>
    Last edited by Ronin Truth; 06-18-2015 at 11:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Ron is wrong...
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Amash is wrong...

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    I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
    Groucho Marx

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    The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
    Groucho Marx



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    Quote Originally Posted by acptulsa View Post
    Must...spread...reputation

    This is one of my favorite movies, and the single greatest movie ever made about Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
    ΟΥ ΓΑΡ ЄCΤΙΝ ЄξΟΥCΙΑ ЄΙ ΜΗ ΥΠΟ ΘЄΟΥ

    "Patriotism should come from loving thy neighbor, not from worshiping graven images" - Ironman77

    "ideas have the potential of being more powerful than any army....The concept of personal sovereignty was pulled screaming from the ether into this reality by the force of men believing in a self evident truth, that men are meant to be free." - The Northbreather

    "Trump is the security blanket of aggrieved white men aged 18-60." - Pinoy

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    Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
    Groucho Marx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin Truth View Post
    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, misdiagnosing it, and then misapplying the wrong remedies.” -- Groucho Marx
    But not through foppishness, for were that so the odds would pretty well guarantee that once in a blue moon we would see a result with which we were pleased and that was actually beneficial to the rights and liberties of people.
    Through lives and lives shalt thou pay, O' king.

    Pray for reset.


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    Quote Originally Posted by osan View Post
    But not through foppishness, for were that so the odds would pretty well guarantee that once in a blue moon we would see a result with which we were pleased and that was actually beneficial to the rights and liberties of people.
    Even a blind pig can manage to turn up a truffle, once in a while.


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    Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others.
    Groucho Marx

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    Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
    Groucho Marx

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    I intend to live forever, or die trying.
    Groucho Marx

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    One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I'll never know.
    Groucho Marx



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    Well, Art is Art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.
    Groucho Marx

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    Before I speak, I have something important to say.
    Groucho Marx

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    It isn't necessary to have relatives in Kansas City in order to be unhappy.
    Groucho Marx

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    I have had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
    Groucho Marx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin Truth View Post
    I intend to live forever, or die trying.
    Groucho Marx
    ΟΥ ΓΑΡ ЄCΤΙΝ ЄξΟΥCΙΑ ЄΙ ΜΗ ΥΠΟ ΘЄΟΥ

    "Patriotism should come from loving thy neighbor, not from worshiping graven images" - Ironman77

    "ideas have the potential of being more powerful than any army....The concept of personal sovereignty was pulled screaming from the ether into this reality by the force of men believing in a self evident truth, that men are meant to be free." - The Northbreather

    "Trump is the security blanket of aggrieved white men aged 18-60." - Pinoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rebel Poet View Post
    Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx (October 2, 1890 August 19, 1977)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groucho_Marx

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    Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?
    Groucho Marx

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    The great thing about the Marx Brothers to me is that extra level Chico and Groucho rise to. Groucho starts out acting as straight man, and sets up Chico. Chico delivers the punch line. Now, if Stan Laurel or Lou Costello delivers a punch line, that's it. But after Chico delivers his punch line, Groucho makes a sarcastic comment on it which is funnier than the punch line.



    Not that Harpo wasn't a great thing about the Marx Brothers too.

    Last edited by acptulsa; 06-30-2015 at 09:02 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Ron is wrong...
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Amash is wrong...



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    "Oh, I see, then it was murder. Will you marry me? Did he leave you any money? Answer the second question first."
    ΟΥ ΓΑΡ ЄCΤΙΝ ЄξΟΥCΙΑ ЄΙ ΜΗ ΥΠΟ ΘЄΟΥ

    "Patriotism should come from loving thy neighbor, not from worshiping graven images" - Ironman77

    "ideas have the potential of being more powerful than any army....The concept of personal sovereignty was pulled screaming from the ether into this reality by the force of men believing in a self evident truth, that men are meant to be free." - The Northbreather

    "Trump is the security blanket of aggrieved white men aged 18-60." - Pinoy

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    Getting older is no problem. You just have to live long enough.
    Groucho Marx

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    "Women should be obscene and not heard." -- Groucho Marx

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    "Go, and never darken my towels again." -- Groucho Marx

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    Are you a Marxist, RT?
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.

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    And why is this under New York?
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.

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