Sunday, September 21, 2008

Quotes of the Day

Thanks to my email correspondent, Dodgy Geezer, who has sent me a couple of most excellent G K Chesterton quotes...
"It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged."—G K Chesterton, Cleveland Press, 3/1/21

This is, of course, a situation which one hopes that the people of Britain might remedy—if they aren't too busy singing "Britons never, never shall be slaves" at the Last Night of the Proms to realise that they already are.
"It's not that we don't have enough scoundrels to curse; it's that we don't have enough good men to curse them."—G K Chesterton, Illustrated London News, 3/14/08

And that is, of course, very true. However, at least the blogosphere is bringing together those of us who do curse them into one big, raging community. Perhaps when the last quote is contradicted, the problem in the first quote may be solved...

9 comments:

Panopticon Britain said...

The person who stands up and says, 'This is stupid,' either is asked to behave or, worse, is greeted with a cheerful 'Yes, we know! Isn't it terrific!'
-Frank Zappa

If we in the LPUK as well as every other freedom loving organization manage to turn even half the anger on the web into real world anger, we'll be half way there.

Oswald Bastable said...

'Britons never, never shall be slaves'

Serfdom is on cards, though!

Winston said...

Here's my quote of the day...

"Denham today said today he had no plans to interfere in universities' admissions standards, conceding that the degree of autonomy within higher education was one of the reasons that they were some of the best in the world."

University admissions procedures must be more transparent, says Denham | Politics | guardian.co.uk

There's a Tory in the ranks!!!

Luke said...

“The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy.” ~ Oscar Wilde

Sound similar, anyone?

Vicola said...

I'm happy to sign up to hang my quota of politicians. Do I get to choose which ones I get to arrange to perform the aerial tapdance or do I just get them allocated to me? If I have a choice I'd like to pick Hazel Blears, Harriet Harman and David Miliband, although I do accept that there may be rival bids in for these three, given that they are unmitigated fucktards.

Trixy said...

I thought that post was going to be about the cost of plumbers and electricians...

Dodgy Geezer said...

Winston said...

Here's my quote of the day...
"Denham today said today he had no plans to interfere in universities' admissions standards..


Alas, that is a quote of a single day, while the others are quotes for all time....

But where the cost of plumbers and electricians comes in has me completely confused....

Devil's Kitchen said...

"But where the cost of plumbers and electricians comes in has me completely confused...."

I believe that I should have written "Quotations of the Day"...

DK

Trixy said...

Quite.