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129,592. Anyone who puts himself forward to be elected to a position of political power is almost bound to be socially and emotionally insecurity, or criminally motivated, or mad. (Language & Jargon & Words & Irony & Speak & Satire & Politics) Auberon Waugh, cited Jonathan Meades on Jargon: More Than You Ever Wanted to Know ***** BBC 2019
129,593. Don’t they [politicians] realise how tired, how clapped out their paltry jargon is? It’s the language of people who can’t think for themselves, and arrogantly believe that the rest of the populus shares their infirmity. We don’t. These people are programmed morons, their threadbare formulae are more than just pockmarks, they’re seething buboes signalling an absolute contempt for the populus whom they regard as gullible patsies to be patronisingly talked down to. They signal too a contempt for the language of the country they are meant to be governing. They signal their own poverty of thought. Are the brainwashed? They are certainly tongue-washed. (Language & Jargon & Words & Irony & Speak & Satire & Politics) Jonathan Meades on Jargon: More Than You Ever Wanted to Know ***** BBC 2019
125,340. Escobar: You are meeting up with politicians, not with gangsters.
Poison: Aren’t they the same thing, boss? (Cocaine & Gangstas: Colombia & Politics) Narcos s1e3: The Men of Always, Netflix 2013
120,774. Politics is the reflex of the business and industrial world. Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays ***** audiobook 6.57.08, part 10: The Tragedy of Women’s Emancipation
118,369. There’s nothing else but politics. (GBH Films & Italy & Politics) Il Divo 2008 starring Toni Servillo & Anna Bonaiuto & Flavio Bucci & Carlo Buccirosso & Piera Degli Esposti & Alberto Cracco & Giorgio Colangeli & Massimo Popolizio & Aldo Ralli & Giulio Bosetti et al, director Paolo Sorrentino
105,480. There is no left and right in American politics … This political charade … just a selection between pre-selected candidates … About choosing between Coke and Pepsi. (Globalisation & Politics) The Corbett Report: Still Listening to the Enemy, James Corbett online April 2012
105,634. ‘I don’t admire the Koch brothers. I’m not against people who make money, that’s fine. But what they do with their money isn’t fine with me. The Koch brothers - they are determined to do away with government.’ (Democracy & Elite & Wealth & Politics) Koch Brothers Exposed, 2014, Harry Reid senator
105,635. Billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch are the poster boys for the top one per cent using their money to fuel the growing inequality in America. Day in and day out we see the Kochs using their billions to purchase politicians and policies, taking a terrible toll on democracy as they knock down the middle class, stomping on poor people. (Democracy & Elite & Wealth & Politics) ibid.
105,636. They inherited a big pile of money from daddy Fred. (Democracy & Elite & Wealth & Politics) ibid.
105,637. Koch industries is the second largest privately held corporation in the country … (Democracy & Elite & Wealth & Politics) ibid.
105,638. ‘They are interested in using the money they make to buy a political system that allows them to become dominant players in the shaping of the country. (Democracy & Elite & Wealth & Politics) ibid. John Nichols
105,639. The Kochs gave $23 million to think tanks that published 4,055 studies, papers and media projects targeting minimum wage. Koch funded politicians proposed 67 bills in 25 states targeting minimum wage. (Democracy & Elite & Wealth & Politics) ibid.
105,640. The Koch brothers have given more than $22 to think tanks, politicians and Alec to pass anti-union legislation. (Democracy & Elite & Wealth & Politics & Trade Union) ibid.
105,645. ‘To the air and to the water of a lot of nasty chemicals.’ (Democracy & Elite & Wealth & Politics & Pollution) ibid.
105,646. ‘Koch is using natural streams to transport waste.’ (Democracy & Elite & Wealth & Politics & Pollution) ibid.
105,647. ‘Koch Industries is one of the primary sources of pollution in the United States.’ (Democracy & Elite & Wealth & Politics & Pollution) ibid.
105,648. ‘The Koch brothers are killing me and my family.’ (Democracy & Elite & Wealth & Politics & Pollution) ibid.
105,633. ‘The coloured man looms large in the communist plan to take over America.’ (Democracy & Elite & Wealth & Politics & Racism & Black Culture & Communism) Citizen Koch, 2013, Fred Koch 1960 founder John Birch society
105,641. ‘I call them patriots.’ (Democracy & Elite & Wealth & Politics) ibid. Mitt Romney
105,642. ‘I was shocked at the arrogance of the court; I was shocked at the fact that they thought corporations were people. (Democracy & Elite & Wealth & Politics & Election) ibid. Bob Edgar
105,643. Money also pours into state and local elections after 22 states lifts their corporate spending bans. (Democracy & Elite & Wealth & Politics & Election) ibid.
105,644. David Koch and his brother Charles are worth $100 billion. They founded and bankroll the anti-government group Americans for Prosperity and other groups that advance their business interests. (Democracy & Elite & Wealth & Politics & Election) ibid.
109,110. Bob Roberts is a stalwart America. Bob is a tireless worker … Bob is a people-person … (Hoax/Mockumentaries & Election & Politics) Bob Roberts 1992 starring Tim Robbins & Giancarlo Esposito & Ray Wise & Gore Vidal & John Cusack & Peter Gallagher & Alan Rickman & Susan Sarandon & James Spader & Fred Ward & Brian Murray et al, director Tim Robbins
109,111. Time magazine once called a crypto-fascist coward. (Hoax/ Mockumentaries & Election & Politics) ibid.
109,112. Bob Roberts announced his candidature for the US senate seat of Pennsylvania. (Hoax/Mockumentaries & Election & Politics) ibid.
109,113. We must be strong and resolute whenever democracy’s threatened. (Hoax/Mockumentaries & Election & Politics & Democracy) ibid. folk song lyrics
109,114. Drugs stink. Hang ’em high for a clean-living land. (Hoax/ Mockumentaries & Election & Politics & Drugs) ibid.
115,819. One body, one survivor. We have a survivor. State of Play I II III IV V VI, BBC 2003, rozzer
115,820. She went under a train. ibid. woman to Stephen re death of researcher Sonia
115,821. I’ve never screwed around before. ibid. Stephen to Cal
115,822. Don’t go home. Call me. ibid. Cal to Stephen
115,823. I don’t think Sonia Baker killed herself. We think she was murdered. ibid.
115,824. The Mail has information he was about to leave his wife. ibid. Cal to other journalists
115,825. We know Sonia Baker was on a hit-list. ibid. editor
115,826. Anne Collins Gives Dignified Performance. ibid. Anne Collins discovers Cal’s article
115,827. I knew Stephen was having an affair because somebody told me in July. I got a letter. Anonymous. ibid. Anne
115,828. You want everything I’ve got for little bits of truth. ibid. Cal to Stephen
115,855. Dominic, you’re safe here. ibid. Dan
115,856. If UEX Oil planted Sonia as a spy on the select-committee, we’ve got a major corporate crime, sure. ibid. Cal
115,860. You’re tying yourself in knots; just wrap it up. ibid. editor
115,861. Someone somewhere wants to see him hang for something he hasn’t done. ibid. Cal to Stephen’s secretary
115,862. She [Sonia] got herself pregnant to him [Stephen]. ibid. Foy
115,863. Sonia Baker was working for UEX Oil. She was put into Stephen’s office to spy on him. ibid. Cal to Anne
115,864. I’ll give you everything you need to blow this sky high. ibid. Stephen to Cal
115,865. Collins Confesses to Murder. ibid. Herald front page
115,911. Nothing lasts for ever. House of Cards I II III IV ***** BBC 1990, opening scene
115,912. Who cloud replace her? Plenty of contenders. Old warriors. Young pretenders … What me? Oh no no no. I’m the Chief Whip. Merely a functionary. I keep the troops in line. I put a bit of stick about. I make ’em jump. ibid.
115,913. I think you should be prime minister. ibid. Elizabeth to Francis
115,914. As you see no Cabinet changes at all. ibid. Collingridge
115,915. Unless a better man were to take the leadership from him. ibid. Elizabeth to Francis
115,916. Beware of an old man in a hurry. ibid. Francis to Mattie
115,917. Cocaine is awfully expensive stuff. ibid. Francis to Roger
115,918. You might think that, Mattie. I couldn’t possibly comment. ibid. Francis
115,919. So it was most unfortunate when someone tipped off the tabloids about Charles Collingridge’s holiday address. ibid.
115,920. After the Silly Season comes the Conference Season. ibid.
115,921. We’ve grasped the nettle and we’ve taken it on board. ibid. education minister
115,922. Bright girls for research: where would the House be without them? (Politics & Research) ibid. Francis to Roger
115,923. We get all the riffraff here. ibid. Francis to Mattie at conference
115,924. We need a leader who’s prepared to let his dogs off the leash. (Politics & Leader) ibid. Francis to Ben, newspaper owner
115,925. Who would be a leader in this wicked world? (Politics & Leader) ibid.
115,948. You’re a good man. ibid. Collingridge to Francis
115,949. I’m interested in you. ibid. Francis to Mattie
115,950. He was in the trap and screaming from the moment he took office. ibid. Francis
115,951. I wanted you the first time I met you … I want to call you Daddy. ibid. Mattie to Francis
115,952. I’m the best man for the job. ibid. Francis to Ben
115,953. What me? Oh no no no no. I’m just a backroom boy. ibid. Francis to Collingridge
115,954. When you’re drunk, you’re never bored. (Politics & Drunk) ibid. Charles to Mattie
115,955. Old farts die sooner. I’ll be waiting in the wings. ibid. Woolton
115,956. I’ll drag you down with me till you’re blinded and drownded! ibid. Roger to Francis
115,957. Mattie, why the hell didn’t you think of Urquhart sooner? ibid. colleague
115,958. I love you, Daddy. ibid. Mattie
116,062. Vote for me because I am more decisive. (Politics & Vote) The New Statesman s1e1: Happiness is a Warm Gun, ITV 1987, SDP on hustings
116,063. I should like to begin by thanking my loving wife Sarah. ibid. B’stard accepts nomination