"O.K., the third of July is out. How about the fourth?"
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"I'm going to California for the gold. I'm not into nation-building."
"We're just here for a few days to get our names crudely Anglicized, do some shopping, sightseeing—stuff like that."
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"We gave them corn last year!"
"Founding Fathers! How come no Founding Mothers?"
Unexpected Help for the Colonists at the Boston Tea Party
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A woman has an "A+" scarlet letter.
"Dude! I am so not prepared for this!"
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"It's from my attorney."
"Remember, gentlemen, we aren't here just to draft a constitution. We're here to draft the best damned constitution in the world."
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"O.K. Will somebody please bring me up to date?"
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"I love the way you make those yams. You'll have to give me the recipe before your culture is obliterated from the face of the earth."
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"I've been in the doghouse ever since I tried to get my mother-in-law hanged as a witch."
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"As long as you're Grant, get me a 7-Up."
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"Perhaps we should provide for the separation of state and entertainment."
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"I can't decide - do I go for the prettiest doll or the one with the most compelling back story?"
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"This ain't no ordinary footstool, Dusty. That there's the king of the hassocks, all leather and a yard wide! He's proud, powerful proud, but mark my words. Someday soon someone'll catch him. He'll be roped, he'll be broke, and he'll be rid. I'm aimin' to be that someone, Dusty
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"Are you sure everyone will know we're being ironic?"
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"Oh, and give the executive the right to rain down death from on high."
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"Anachronism or not, it just ain't the fourth without the ribs and Willie Nelson."
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"It's a shame you missed the eighties."
"The British are coming. Just sayin'."
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"My goodness, I had no idea people from California had ancestors!"
One of the chief causes of the War of 1812 was British insistence on impressing American seamen.
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"Tell it like it was, man."