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Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 06:37
by Stanley
It's not worked with the Tories yet!
"Self interest militates against policy change", SCG today!

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 11:47
by Tripps
" The more I look at economics the more I realise I don't know!" SCG yesterday.

Join the club - neither does anyone else. :smile:

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 05:09
by Stanley
David, my problem is that the same applies to just about everything I used to think I understood. It's my personal Uncertainty Principle.

Can't help remembering the old trade union official when asked about his feelings on switching from Communist Party to Labour. He said "Beware of certitude!"

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 10:29
by Tardis
The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates. – Tacitus

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 10:54
by catgate
Tardis wrote:The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates. – Tacitus
He was a lad who knew what he was talking about. :exactly:

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 22 Feb 2012, 06:26
by Stanley
"Stanley the site is full of nice people" Eileen David.

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 22 Feb 2012, 14:47
by Tardis
Education...has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading

G.M. Trevelyan

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 22 Feb 2012, 16:47
by Tizer
Trevelyan would be shocked to see how many Britons are still fully or partially illiterate and innumerate almost a century later.

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 22 Feb 2012, 16:59
by Bradders Bluesinger
Graeme Garden on Twitter (from memory) .... "We're told that bankers get huge bonusses so they don't leave and go to work elsewhere.Err Who'd employ them anyway ?"
He has a point ...stop them all and see who moves, eh

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 23 Feb 2012, 06:05
by Stanley
Brad, some studies have been done and they suggest that whilst rates of pay are an important factor they are nowhere near as damaging as the bankers suggest. This also applies to banks moving cities after changes in regulations.

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 23 Feb 2012, 11:40
by Tardis
Tizer wrote:Trevelyan would be shocked to see how many Britons are still fully or partially illiterate and innumerate almost a century later.
Would he though?

Do you think he thought that the world would be a 'better place' by now? He did die in the 60's

I was only amused by the fact that anyone should consider a distinction in reading material, when the basic joy is reading per se rather than the content being digested. Or would he point at my shelves and say well done for the weight of history books, but really bad for all that graphic novel stuff?

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 27 Feb 2012, 10:39
by Tardis
"Tax Credits: like being mugged and then handed a tissue from your own handbag to clean yourself up" Old Holborn

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 27 Feb 2012, 15:05
by Tardis
"If you live in a country run by committee, be on the committee" Graham Summer

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 28 Feb 2012, 07:01
by Stanley
If you're on the committee, write the minutes. (SCG 2012)

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 28 Feb 2012, 10:54
by Bradders Bluesinger
"Find out who you are, and do it on purpose !".......Dolly Parton. (Clever Woman , I opine)

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 28 Feb 2012, 11:27
by Tripps
I opine too....

"People say I'm a dumb blonde; well I ain't dumb....and I ain't blonde."

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 28 Feb 2012, 12:50
by Bradders Bluesinger
YESS EXCELLLLLLENT ....I'd forgotten that one.... !

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 29 Feb 2012, 05:16
by Stanley
Heard on an American chat show during a discussion on the fact that Dolly had been asked to play Juliet in Romeo and Juliet.
"I don't know about her acting but she sure can lean over a balcony".

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 29 Feb 2012, 11:08
by Bruff
'Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgement' - Dorothy Parker, on what she would have on her headstone.

'I like to have a Martini, two at the very most. Three I'm under the table, four I'm under the host' - Dorothy Parker

'I require only three things of a man. He must be handsome, ruthless, and stupid' - Dorothy Parker


Dorothy Parker is endlessly quotable as she combines wit with the insight that comes with a troubled relationship with the human condition. She called her pet parrot Onan, as he was always spilling his seed........

Richard Broughton

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 29 Feb 2012, 17:09
by Whyperion
From link from http://oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/viewtopi ... 6462#p6462

Leggett and Platt, in Barnoldswick, said the deal secures 36 jobs and comes after they beat off competition from Germany and Turkey to seal the exclusive agreement to supply springs to bed manufacturers Silentnight, also based in Barnoldswick. ..


“We had to beat off stiff competition for the contract.."

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 01 Mar 2012, 05:07
by Stanley
Richard, now I know where the lady I knew got the Onan connection from when she named her parrot. Dorothy had a rival, forget her name, They met in a doorway one day and the other lady said "Age before Beauty" and stood aside. Dorothy sailed through saying "Pearls before swine!"

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 01 Mar 2012, 10:43
by Tardis
Stanley wrote:If you're on the committee, write the minutes. (SCG 2012)
I believe Comrade Stalin may have beaten you to that, but I'm not going to look for the original cyrillic

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 22 Mar 2012, 14:58
by Tardis
Vince Cable says being lectured by Ed Balls on the economy is like being lectured on seamanship by the captain of the Costa Concordia

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 23 Mar 2012, 14:51
by Tardis
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. Voltaire/Evelyn Hall

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 24 Mar 2012, 04:55
by Stanley
See Charles Wirz of the Voltaire Institute. Voltaire never said it, it gained credence due to misplaced quotation marks in a publication called 'They Never said it'.