A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 06, 2013
“Never take a hostage that you can’t shoot”

Entry in progress—B.P.

Twitter
Leading Authorities
‏@LAIspeakers
Gregg: “Never take a hostage you can’t shoot.” The economy is a hostage you can’t shoot in the fiscal cliff debate. #LAIevent
5:46 AM - 17 Jan 13

Twitter
M. Alam
‏@thinkx
Quote of the day: “Don’t take a hostage you can’t shoot!”
8:14 PM - 2 Oct 13

Twitter
Cyn Bigelow
‏@CynBig
Judd Gregg said “I’ve said all along we shouldn’t take a hostage you can’t shoot”. Weird.. why would anyone sane want to take hostages?
11:14 PM - 2 Oct 13

Boston (MA) Globe
GOP under pressure to toe the line
Conservative groups using aggressive tactics to leverage fear

By Matt Viser | GLOBE STAFF OCTOBER 05, 2013
(...)
For example, the Club for Growth earlier announced it was supporting a challenger to Representative Mike Simpson, an eight-term Republican from Idaho. Simpson, an ally of House Speaker John Boehner, has said he would support a budget bill that isn’t tied to defunding the health care law.

“There is an old saying in politics that you never want to take a hostage that you can’t shoot,” he told the Idaho Statesman in August. “This is a hostage we should not shoot, and I won’t. Closing the government down has significant consequences.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Sunday, October 06, 2013 • Permalink