|"Ever notice we live in a world where good men are murdered and mediocre hacks thrive? John Kennedy murdered, Gandhi murdered. Martin Luther King murdered. Jesus murdered. Reagan... wounded."Bill Hicks
"Trees cause more pollution than automobiles do." Reagan '81
"A tree is a tree. How many more do you have to look at?"
Reagan '66, opposing expansion of Redwood National Park
"I have flown twice over Mt St Helens out on our west coast. I'm not a scientist and I don't know the figures, but I have a suspicion that that one little mountain has probably released more sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere of the world than has been released in the last ten years of automobile driving or things of that kind that people are so concerned about." Reagan '80. Actually, Mount St. Helens, at its peak activity, emitted about 2,000 tons of sulphur dioxide per day, compared with 81,000 tons per day by cars.
Some other good (so to speak) Reagan quotes
"Facts are stupid things." '88 (slight misquote of John Adams, 'Facts are stubborn things.')
"We think there is a parallel between federal involvement in education and the decline in profit over recent years." '83
"Fascism was really the basis for the New Deal." '76
Here is what Reagan said according to Political Babble by David Olive:
"The American Petroleum Institute filed suit against the EPA [and] charged that the agency was suppressing a scientific study for fear it might be misinterpreted... The suppressed study reveals that 80 percent of air pollution comes not from chimneys and auto exhaust pipes, but from plants and trees." Presidential candidate Ronald Reagan, in 1979. There is no scientific data to support this assertion
by Yosha X. Bourgea, Grand High Dispensor of Arbitrary Illogic
Ronald Reagan Ate My Balls!
Official cDc Press Release Concerning President Reagan
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