November 22, 2009

Asses, atheists, elephants, donkeys and cows “come home to roost”


“We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye...America’s chickens are coming home to roost.”
       Rev. Jeremiah Wright (b. 1941)
       Commenting on the September 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S.
       In a “sermon” he gave on September 16, 2001


“Loose talk about chickens coming home to roost is the moral equivalent of the hateful garbage emitted by [Jerry] Falwell and [Pat] Robertson, and exhibits about the same intellectual content.”
       Christopher Hitchens (b. 1949)
       English-American author, journalist and advocate for atheism
       In his column in The Nation, October 8, 2001


“All of this infusion of trillions of trillions of spending by this administration and this Congress comes home to roost...It roosts in the back pockets of small business owners in this country, which this [Obama] administration has done zip for.”
       Republican Party Chair Michael Steele (b. 1958)
       Commenting on recent GOP gubernatorial recent wins in Virginia and New Jersey
       Interview on ABC News, November 8, 2009


“Some people say don’t count your chickens before they're hatched. Well, the Republicans have already hatched their chicken in this campaign and George Bush is a dead duck.”
       Sen. Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy (1932-2009)
       Speech at the Democratic National Convention on July 19, 1988
       Incorrectly predicting that Democrat Michael Dukakis would beat George H.W. Bush in the 1988 presidential election (though Bush’s goose was cooked by Bill Clinton in 1992)


“Looks like the cows have come home to roost.”
       Leslie Nielsen (b. 1926) as Lt. Frank Drebin
       In the movie Naked Gun 2½ (1991)

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