Trivia Winner Johannes.
Congratulations to Chuck Johannes who came out first thing in the morning with the answer to the trivia
about Lincolns statement concerning the boy who stubbed his toe in the darktoo old to cry but too hurt to laugh. Adlai E. Stevenson on his first presidential loss in 1952.
One doesnt have to support Judy Baar Topinka (as I dont) to admire the Chicago casino proposal as being adroit politics, winning the evident favor of Mayor Daley even if he hasnt officially endorsed it. To the conservative base it is an add-on to gambling but Ill be interested in hearing the rationale for it.
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just your own bright minds. What female said this (not Judy Baar Topinka) and if you can, give the details:
My lords, the present occasion is too serious to allow me to follow the convention that a woman should not speak in a mans council. Those whose interests are threatened by extreme danger should think only of the wisest course of action, not of conventions.
In my opinion, flight is not the right course, even if it should bring us to safety. It is impossible for a person, having been born in this world, not to die; but for one who has resigned it is intolerable to be a fugitive. May I never be deprived of this purple robe and may I never see the day when those who meet me do not call me empress.
If you wish to save yourself, my lord, there is no difficulty. We are rich; over there is the sea and yonder are the ships. Yet reflect for a moment whether, when you have once escaped to a place of security, you would not gladly exchange such safety for death.
As for me , I agree with the adage that the royal purple is the noblest shroud.