"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!"
"It's from my attorney."
"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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"Anachronism or not, it just ain't the fourth without the ribs and Willie Nelson."
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"The British are coming. Just sayin'."
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"My goodness, I had no idea people from California had ancestors!"
"Well, if there's not going to be any bonus, how about some reparations?"
"And this one is listed in the National Register of Historic Places."
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"That's how you know it's genuine - when you tilt it at just the right angle, you can see George Washington rolling in his grave."
"So if you've all signed and turned in your waivers - let's ride!"
"When we circle the wagons, you don't have to keep signalling."
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"He didn't do squat for cats."
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"I blame it on the success of Hamilton."
"Well they look pretty undocumented to me."
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As the tensions of the cold war eased, the threat of total nuclear annihilation was no longer taken seriously...
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" … on the other hand I can empathize with their desire to come here in search of jobs."
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"Yes, Jeffrey, it too brave men to settle the West. But it also took a particular kind of courage to stay right here in Darien."
Ed Revere, Spam Courier
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"If the secede, we'll have no place to retire."
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"Do you want a democracy where every vote counts or where we count every vote?"
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Walter, the guy who thinks nothing's changed since 1860!
"I'd like to get your arrow count down."
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