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Vanity - Have the 99%ers been reading Mark Twain?
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court | October 14, 2011 | Self

Posted on 10/14/2011 12:57:51 PM PDT by DManA

Just learned an interesting (I think) factoid. Roosevelt got the phrase New Deal from "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court". Been reading Twain recently. Maybe the 99%ers have too?

"I was become a stockholder in a corporation where nine hundred and ninety-four of the members furnished all the money and did all the work, and the other six elected themselves a permanent board of direction and took all the dividends. It seemed to me that what the nine hundred and ninety-four dupes needed was a new deal."


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Chit/Chat; History; Society
KEYWORDS: marktwain; pages; roosevelt
Cyril Clemens states that Roosevelt personally told him that he took the phrase from the book.
1 posted on 10/14/2011 12:57:53 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Some people, when swindled, blame neither themselves or even the swindler so much as they blame the “society” for allowing the swindle to occur.


2 posted on 10/14/2011 1:17:48 PM PDT by ngat
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To: DManA

You assume they can read.


3 posted on 10/14/2011 3:15:32 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks DManA.


4 posted on 10/15/2011 5:12:05 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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