An agenda is eaten by a hidden agenda.
"Miss Durban, is there anything C.E.O.-ish for me to do?"
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"Under new business: Peterson, at Hammond Point Beach, reports that a person in the water is flailing about and calling for help. Peterson wants to know what action, if any, he should take."
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"And then on Friday at two you're scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection."
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"First, I'll read the minutes from your last weddings."
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"Great for worship then! Great for retail now!"
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"Caroline Dolnick said my dress is a knockoff!"
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"But we're not just talking about buying a car-we're talking about confronting this country's trade deficit with Japan."
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"I'm going to give it all up and follow St. Francis."
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"Walking down here and asking if I can get you some more detergent from the store is just the beginning of my fence-mending agenda."
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"I have an agenda but I don't have a timetable."
"That's all very nice, Jefferson, but do you have any other new business?"
"First, milk and cookies, Excellency, then a nap, and then OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!"
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"I'd love to sit down and discuss my project with you some time. Let me check my calendar and I'll get back to you."
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"It's obviously what this whole space thing was about from the first!"
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"I'm sure you want little Jimmy to have a complete set of 'Muscular Heroes of the Cosmos,' now, don't you, Mr. Bennett?"
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"Sounds a little like the 'party line' to me."
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