Wednesday, March 12, 2008


another in a series of quotes compiled by a media specialist in St. Louis who sometimes clicks on The Brazosport News...

"I'D LIKE TO comment regarding Little League baseball that will be starting up soon. I know people will be signing up their sons and daughters. Just remember this year that most of us want to win. So if your son or daughter can't play very well and he's just going to be playing right field for one inning and get one at bat, let him take piano or chess or something he can do because you're hurting the rest of the team. I got my players that I need to play and I can't restrict them and lose the game because a few players aren't that talented. Let them get involved in something that they'd rather do anyway and it will be a good season for everybody."
*- caller to Town Talk, printed in South Side Journal, Feb. 27, '08

"How am I gonna stand up and say, I'm a 'vagina-friendly' Mayor to these cameras after 'Chocolate City' and some of the other stuff that I've done. But you know what? I'm in."
* Mayor Ray Nagin of New Orleans welcoming upcoming "Vagina Monologues" to N.O.

"If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept.
------------- Geraldine ferraro, a member of Hillary Clinton's finance committee

"What is worse is that breasts have lost their charisma. Where once "boobs" were a secret waiting to be revealed, now double welts of marbled flesh propped up by balcony bras are pushed at you by waitresses, schoolgirls and receptionists of all ages, and in all states of scrawn, bloat, and freckle- and wrinkle-dom. Where once you would have blushed to display a bra strap, dresses are cut so low that the brassiere and its bulging overspill are on permanent display. Big girls think nothing of displaying enormous bulges, like sumo buttocks, emerging from their decolletage. Now that you can buy them, bosoms are over."
------- germaine greer, Manchester (UK) Guardian, march 10, '08

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