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Love some Ratzenberger

January 18, 2010

“The manual arts have always taken precedence over the fine arts. Remember, somebody had to build a ceiling before Michelangelo could go to work.”
— Jon Ratzenberger

That’s my favorite “The Way I See It” quote from a Starbucks cup (which is good since the RUH Starbucks seems to have an endless supply of that exact cup).  Today I found another Ratzenberger quote at The National Review via Five Feet of Fury.

This isn’t the Democratic party of our fathers and grandfathers. This is the party of Woodstock hippies.  I was at Woodstock — I built the stage. And when everything fell apart, and people were fighting for peanut-butter sandwiches, it was the National Guard who came in and saved the same people who were protesting them. So when Hillary Clinton a few years ago wanted to build a Woodstock memorial, I said it should be a statue of a National Guardsman feeding a crying hippie.

Brilliant.

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