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Posted: 6/3/2008 6:19:55 AM EDT

"We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into
prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying
to lift himself up by the handle."


'nuff said.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:20:21 AM EDT
I like mine the best.  See Sig.

Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:20:28 AM EDT
Churchill is pretty much always relevant.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:20:32 AM EDT
Obama has hope for change though.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:31:58 AM EDT

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Churchill is pretty much always relevant.



Agreed.




-K
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 10:25:21 AM EDT

Quoted:

"We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into
prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying
to lift himself up by the handle."


'nuff said.
You can see that first hand in Cali-fornia. The Dems want to raise taxes to close the $20 billion deficiit, but I don't see any of the Dems proposing to cut spending.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 10:33:50 AM EDT

Britain and France had to choose between war and dishonour. They chose dishonour. They will have war.
Churchill's comment on the Munich Accords.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 10:34:26 AM EDT

Quoted:
Churchill is pretty much always relevant.


Agreed!
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 10:35:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 10:44:36 AM EDT
He was truly a great American!
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 10:49:17 AM EDT

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He was truly a great American!


Link Posted: 6/3/2008 12:18:10 PM EDT

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All apologies to the great Ronnie, but Churchill was the greatest man of the 20th century.

his quotes, born of voracious historical study, will always be relelvent.


Uh,...NO.  Ronnie didn't have a Gallipolli, Dieppe, "Force Z', etc....
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 12:32:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 1:56:48 PM EDT

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He was truly a great American!


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Churchill's mother was an American, he is the only foreign world leader ever that was also a American citizen.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 2:02:20 PM EDT

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He was truly a great American!


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Churchill's mother was an American, he is the only foreign world leader ever that was also a American citizen.


I did not know that. That explains Churchill.



Link Posted: 6/3/2008 2:07:18 PM EDT
Too bad Churchill is no longer relevant in Great Britain.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 2:19:44 PM EDT
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Winston Churchill

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
Winston Churchill

I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
Winston Churchill

I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
Winston Churchill

If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time-a tremendous whack.
Winston Churchill

My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them.
Winston Churchill
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 2:23:24 PM EDT

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He was truly a great American!


www.sciencesavvy.net/smilies/emot-haw.gif


Churchill's mother was an American, he is the only foreign world leader ever that was also a American citizen.


I did not know that. That explains Churchill.

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I didn't know that either.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 3:02:12 PM EDT

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Obama has hope for change though.



Link Posted: 6/3/2008 8:03:20 PM EDT

What was your issue with Gallipolli?
the strategic concept?   the tactical execution?  


Piss poor intel, piss poor planning, piss poor execution, and tossing Australian and New Zealand troops into a meat grinder that has impacted Commonwealth relations to this day, (and was repeated at Dieppe with Canadians).


Contrast gallipolli with the Somme.  Which was a larger failure?


Some one else's larger failure excuses Churchill's large failure...  HOW, exactly?


Keep going with your etc.  How about the whole list, you obviously have more.  I am sure you can google some, but ill give you a few minutes, as you are obviously an expert.


Starting construction of HMS Vanguard when it would not be finished in time to participate in WWII.

Fitting Vanguard with WWI era 15" guns.

Continuing to complete Vanguard after the war was over.

The Itallian "Soft Underbelly" campaign that turned out not to be so soft and diverted resources away frommore promising avenues, and blew up the abbey at Monte Cassino.

Insisting that Montgomery get supplies that kept Patton from getting to the Seigfried line before it was fully manned and fortified.

Failing to find a diplomatic solution before firing on French forces in Algeria.

That's just the short list off of the top of my head...
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 8:52:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 8:57:13 PM EDT
I'm paraphrasing here, but consider it in light of this being an election year:

"A politician is someone who spends their time planning how to best win the next election; a statesman is someone who spends their time planning what is best for their country."
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 8:58:56 PM EDT
You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police. Yet in their hearts there is unspoken - unspeakable! - fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts! Words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home, all the more powerful because forbidden. These terrify them. A little mouse - a little tiny mouse! - of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.
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