Al Franken Truth, and a Truth Telling Person That Tells the Truth
Advice When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both. Al Franken, "Oh, the Things I Know", 2002 Al Franken I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and dog-gone it, people like me. Al Franken, Saturday Night Live Freedom Of Speech "I'm neutral in this race but I'm for freedom of speech, which means people should be able to assemble and speak without being shouted down." Al Franken Fox "And by the way, a few months ago, I trademarked the word 'funny.' So when Fox calls me 'unfunny,' they're violating my trademark. I am seriously considering a countersuit." Al Franken, responding to Fox's copyright infringement suit over Franken's use of the words "fair and balanced" in the title of his new book, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right. George W. Bush This president hasn't asked anyone affluent to sacrifice anything. Hasn't asked a thing of us, except maybe "to stay alert. The President took a surplus and made it into a deficit, took a surplus of goodwill, made that into a deficit. And who sacrifices? The troops in Iraq, the people on the bottom are losing medicade, jobs. No child left behind is the most ironically named piece of legislation since the 1942 Japanese Family Leave Act. Al Franken Nov 19, 2003 speech at the University of Missouri-Columbia Media The biases the media has are much bigger than conservative or liberal. They're about getting ratings, about making money, about doing stories that are easy to cover. Al Franken, "Lies and the Lying Liars who Tell Them", 2003 Mistakes Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from. Al Franken, "Oh, the Things I Know", 2002 Newt Gingrich He [Newt Gingrich] is the most unpopular politician in America. His favorable rating is only four points higher than the Unabomber. Al Franken Source:BQ Reagan I think if you're going to do a movie about Reagan you do it about the fact that he created the huge deficit, that he armed the mujahadeen, that he armed Saddam, that he armed Iran, he armed 2/3s of the Axis of Evil, he funded terrorists in Central America, he was in my mind a terrible president. Al Franken Rush Limbaugh "Most of us here in the media are what I call infotainers... Rush Limbaugh is what I call a disinfotainer. He entertains by spreading disinformation." Al Franken The reason I chose Limbaugh is first of all, when I made the decision, it was late '94, right before the Congressional elections. He was this huge power, he was being called the "Majority Maker." He was made an honorary member of the Republicans' freshman class. They certainly deserve each other. And I listened to him, I just listened to him. And I thought, how does this guy get away with this? This guy can't be allowed to get away with this. Someone's got to do something's that funny. Someone's got to do something in his face. We let Limbaugh speak for himself. Al Franken SALON Interview Rush Limbaugh Being Fat Oh no, it's obviously how his disease manifests itself, any kind of substance dependency is very deep, issues of self esteem, you can just tell that he's a really insecure and vulnerable person -- and I love him. You know, sometimes I listen to him on the radio, and he's very judgmental, he's a very angry person, and I just want to remind him that anytime you have a finger pointing at someone else, there's three pointing back at you. Al Franken SALON Interview Rush Limbaugh and Drug Abuse Drug war, well, as Rush Limbaugh said, Anyone who uses drugs illegally should be prosecuted and put away I don't agree with him, I think they should be treated, but that's what Rush believes and so, you know, we're praying for Rush because he's in recovery and you take responsibilities for your actions so I'm sure any day now Rush will demand to be put away for the maximum sentence and ask for the most dangerous prison and we'll be praying for maybe and African American cellmate who saw the Donavon McNabb comments on ESPN. So we're prayin'. Al Franken Sean Hannity I said that Sean Hannity took residence up Newt Gingrich's butt from 94 to 98. I got that from British intelligence. It turns out he only took up residence in 95. Al Franken Source:World Of Quotes If you watched Hannity and Colmes during the war, it was hilarious. Hannity would, every day, be saying that Democrats were undermining the President by criticizing the Commander in Chief with criticisms that were so either nonexistent or mild. Whereas, Hannity, if you went back and looked at what he was saying during Kosovo, was attacking Clinton in the harshest terms every day. Hannity deliberately meant to undermine Clinton by saying he's not following his advisors, we're running out of ammunition, he doesn't know what he's doing. He was allowing guests to come on and say this is the worst planned military operation in history, and he'd nod, and say, "Um-hmm." Al Franken Source:L Slippers It's easier to put on slippers than to carpet the whole world. Al Franken, 'Stuart Saves His Family' The O'Franken Factor "There's no liberal echo chamber in this country. There's a right-wing echo chamber. I want to create a countervailing echo chamber." Al Franken Source:Chicago Tribune
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