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 January 12, 2013
“No peacocks, no jerks, no whiners”

President Barack Obama nominated Jack Lew for Treasury secretary and made a few comments on his current Treasure secretary, Tim Geithner, on January 10, 2013:

“On a personal note, Tim has been a wonderful friend and a dependable adviser throughout these last four years. You know, there’s an unofficial saying over at Treasury: no peacocks, no jerks, no whiners. That’d be a good saying for all of Washington: no peacocks, no jerks, no whiners.”

The authorship of the Treasury saying is unknown. “No whiners, no jerks” was cited in print in 1999. “No braggarts, no jerks, no whiners” was cited in print in 2010, as was “a ‘no whiners and no jerks’ policy.” The “no peacocks” (no people who strut personal vanity) part of the saying had been used rarely.


Google Groups: rec.music.makers.bands
Chicago- Front Man
Jack
5/16/99
Urban Rain, Rock covers & originals, looking for Lead Singer, for styles such as Allman Bros., Pearl Jam, Molly Hatchet, Big Head Todd, ability to harmonize and sing on key a must. No drugs, no alcoholics, no heavy metal, no screamers, no person under 30 should apply, previous experience required, ability to play other instrument a plus, practice 2X/wk northwest side, no profanity, no egos, no eggos, no unemployed loafers, no swimming till one hour after eating, no whiners, no jerks, no attidudes, basically not much fun at all.

Dungeons & Dragons Online
Meirnon
02-26-2010, 12:23 AM
(...)
What we’re looking for
We want a small guild of friendly, laid back characters who don’t get hissy when a quest fails halfway through and its taken up an hour. No braggarts, no jerks, no whiners. We just want plain, friendly people to have fun with, without snippy attitudes.

ECCIE
Guest011512
11-20-2010, 07:02 AM
Concerning the cancellations, perhaps the lady has a “no whiners and no jerks” policy.

Washington (DC) Post
President Obama nominates Jack Lew for Treasury secretary (full transcript)
By Washington Post Staff, Published: January 10, 2013
President Obama nominated his chief of staff, Jacob “Jack” Lew, to replace Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Jan. 10, 2013, at the White House. Here is the full transcript of Obama, Geithner and Lew’s remarks:

OBAMA: Good afternoon, everybody. Please have a seat.
(...)
On a personal note, Tim has been a wonderful friend and a dependable adviser throughout these last four years. You know, there’s an unofficial saying over at Treasury: no peacocks, no jerks, no whiners. That’d be a good saying for all of Washington: no peacocks, no jerks, no whiners.
(LAUGHTER)

PoliticsUSA
Rachel Maddow Obliterates the Republican Lie that Obama has Blown Up the Deficit
By: Jason EasleyJan. 12th, 2013
(Quoting Rachel Maddow from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show—ed.)
No peacocks, no jerks, no whiners. Sounds good in English, but it’s going to sound even better when they put it in Latin on the back of a quarter.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Saturday, January 12, 2013 • Permalink