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 29, 2010
“When the race gets tough, step on the gas”

Entry in progress—B.P.

Google Books
Tom Masson’s Annual
By Thomas Lansing Masson
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company
Pg. 71:
If you see you can’t dodge trouble, step on the gas and hit it head-on. — Florence Herald.

Google Books
U.S. Competitiveness: The innovation challenge:
Hearing before the Committee on Science
House of Representatives

July 21, 2008
Serial No. 109-24
Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office
Pg. 39:
It’s just like Dale Earnhardt Jr. would tell you—when the race gets tough, step on the gas.
Pg. 51:
Chairman BOEHLERT. I like the statement in your testimony when you refer to a great American, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Dr. BRODY. Yeah.
Chairman BOEHLERT.—and you say his quote, “When the race gets tough, you step on the gas.”

The Glenn Beck Program
D-Day in Massachusetts
January 19, 2010 - 14:01 ET
GLENN: (...) We need to go back and, you know, we need to be centrists and we need to back off all of these policies. But if they’re Saul Alinsky Marxists, Maoists, progressive revolutionaries, Saul Alinsky teaches step on the gas. He says when you’re surrounded, when you’re at this point, Saul Alinsky says that’s when you accelerate. So let’s see what they do. Do they in their actions, not their words, in their actions do they become moderates or do they become Marxists? Do they accelerate?

The Glenn Beck Program
Glenn Beck: Mass. Senate Race Marks Battle for Soul of Democratic Party
January 20, 2010 - 0:06 ET
It is the progressive movement and it has been using both parties, but mainly the Democratic Party as its host to feed on. And if what I am saying is right, the progressives’ hero, Saul Alinsky, says when times get tough, step on the accelerator. After tonight, if Coakley loses, times will be tough.

FOXNews.com - Glenn Beck
Title: The One Thing: 1/28
Published: Thu, 28 Jan 2010
Description: Less mouth, more math: Obama’s State of the Union is proof he needs to look at the numbers
And—he said if you’re in trouble step on the accelerator.

Posted by Barry Popik
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