Many villagers and farmers in the Italian coastal town of Latina swear they often hear the rumbling of Benito Mussolini’s old, red Guzzi 500 motorcycle. Some even say they have been lucky enough to see him — a ghost in a leather hood and goggles — riding under the rain …
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“I always say, always have a prenuptial agreement. But I won’t say that because you people don’t get divorced, right?” –Donald Trump, dispensing wisdom to students at Liberty University, the Evangelical college founded by Jerry Falwell. Donald Trump | Swampland | TIME.com.
“I did go back and look at my taxes, and over the past 10 years I never paid less than 13%.” –Mitt Romney, speaking to reporters at a press conference in Greer, S.C. | Swampland | TIME.com.
“Well, the truth is that as President of the United States, I’ve got a lot of responsibilities.” –President Obama’s explanation for not campaigning for Tom Barrett in Wisconsin’s recent recall election. | Swampland | TIME.com.
“Call me cynical, but I didn’t think his views on marriage could get any gayer.” –Sen. Rand Paul on Obama and gay marriage. | Swampland | TIME.com.
Two years ago, in April of 2010, President Obama nominated economist Peter Diamond to the board of the Federal Reserve. Four months later, after Republicans in the Senate blocked his appointment, Obama nominated him again. After almost a full year of waiting, Diamond gave up and withdrew his name from …
“Being a Vice President is kind of like being a First Lady. You are there to support and serve the President. There is no job description.” –Hillary Clinton on Joe Biden. | Swampland | TIME.com.
“Who would’ve guessed we’d look back at the Carter years as the good ol’ days?” –Mitt Romney turning back to the issue of the economy, but not away from the Jimmy Carter parallels. | Swampland | TIME.com.
A boy who is waiting to greet U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the National Museum makes a face while holding the U.S. and Chinese flags in Beijing, May 4, 2012. Waiting to greet U.S. Secretary of State Clinton | Political Pictures of the Week, April 28-May 4 …
500,000 –The number of jobs Mitt Romney says the U.S. economy “should be” adding every month. | Swampland | TIME.com.
“I hardly think you’ve seen any excessive celebration taking place here.” –President Obama commenting on the anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden. Previous Post | Swampland | TIME.com.
“Speaker Gingrich, with all due respect, let’s get on with this, OK?” –Former presidential candidate Herman Cain, who endorsed Gingrich in January but now says Gingrich “doesn’t have a shot” via Previous Post | Swampland | TIME.com.