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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

Recent entries:
“You can’t tax your way to prosperity. You can’t bomb your way to security. And you can’t ban your way to liberty” (4/21)
“You can’t bomb your way to security” (4/21)
“You can’t bomb your way to democracy” (4/21)
“You can’t ban your way to freedom” (4/21)
“If you can’t expose crime in the government, you don’t really have a government. You have a dictatorship…” (4/21)
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“Heads, I win; Tails, the government will bail me out”

Robin Hood Plan (property tax)

“In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current”

“If something cannot go on forever, it will stop” (Stein’s Law)

“Free Crabs Tomorrow” (Joe’s Crab Shack)

“Goodnight, Austin, Texas, wherever you are”

“Tomorrow Happens Here” (SXSW slogan)

“Unsustainable is the new normal” (“Fiscal crisis is the new normal”)

“Communism is the opiate of the intellectuals”

“The people get the government they deserve”

“Never trust a skinny chef”

“The governor proposes and the legislature disposes”

“Don’t let your mouth write checks your body can’t cash”

“If you’re not catching flak, you’re not over the target”

“Every reporter is a hope; every editor is a disappointment”


“Everyone thinks politicians are corrupt, except the ones they vote for”

“A consultant is someone who borrows your watch to tell you the time, and then keeps the watch”

“Don’t mistake activity for achievement”

“You can’t legislate morality/common sense/prosperity”

Republitard (Republican + retard)

Christocrat (Christian + -ocrat)

Origin of “Hoosier” (Indiana nickname)

“(When you) Get a hunch, bet a bunch”

“The bull walks up the stairs and the bear jumps out the window”

War Chest

“If you don’t stop lying about me, I’ll start telling the truth about you”

“Term limits - one term in office and one term in jail”

“From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed”

Wastewood (Westwood High School nickname)

Hotel Goldman (Embassy Suites nickname)

“Pioneers take the arrows”

“What Would Jesus Do?” (WWJD); “What Would Reagan Do?” (WWRD)

“Come-to-Jesus” Meeting

“Two things are important in politics: The first is money and I can’t remember the second”


Jewel of Jamaica (Rochdale Village)

“To hell with the Constitution when the people want coal!”

Sovereign District (U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York)

Death Star (Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington)

“You can’t spend your way to prosperity” (“You can’t borrow your way to prosperity”)