The wit and wisdom of Dan Quayle. Remember him?

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The wit and wisdom of Dan Quayle. Remember him?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:03 pm

It is alleged here that Dan Quayle coined the slogan "diversity is our strength".

http://takimag.com/article/the-wisdom-of-dan-quayle/

Without commenting on the rest of the rant I will say that I am skeptical of this.
Not on the same level as Abe Lincoln's dictum about dildos, but the claim he was first.

Can anyone here find an earlier citation?
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Re: The wit and wisdom of Dan Quayle. Remember him?

Post by Skeeve » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:15 pm

Well, this is Canadian, so it may not count, and it is a bit later than Mr Potato (or was it Po-tat-oh?).

The origin of "Diversity Our Strength"

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The phrase “Diversity Our Strength” first appeared in the Star in an article titled Bear, Beaver Called Too Fat.
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In July, the city posted a survey about the coat of arms on its website and distributed copies through libraries, community centres and other civic buildings. Among the questions: “What should be the motto for a new Toronto?”

The city received 1,105 responses; the Star’s Royson James cobbled together a column from the lowlights, including “Growing Together, United by Our Differences” and the simple but elegant “Resistance Is Futile.”

When a revised coat of arms flanked by a beaver and bear was presented to councillors in the fall, they were given a choice of six mottoes: “Diversity Our Strength,” “Stronger in Unity,” “Strength in Diversity,” “The Meeting Place,” “Home to the World,” and “A New Destiny.”
Eh, don't know if I quite believe this...YMMV.
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Re: The wit and wisdom of Dan Quayle. Remember him?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:14 pm

Even the alleged origin in a Quayle malapropism is more plausible than any possible "official" explanation.
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Re: The wit and wisdom of Dan Quayle. Remember him?

Post by skeptiker-in-chief » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:57 pm

It seems that it was Quayle. Here he is from 1992. It's in the fourth paragraph down. Stunning, but apparently true.
http://www.vicepresidentdanquayle.com/s ... ccc_1.html
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Re: The wit and wisdom of Dan Quayle. Remember him?

Post by shemp » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:36 am

Goddamn libtard RINO!
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Re: The wit and wisdom of Dan Quayle. Remember him?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:27 am

skeptiker-in-chief wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:57 pm
It seems that it was Quayle. Here he is from 1992. It's in the fourth paragraph down. Stunning, but apparently true.
http://www.vicepresidentdanquayle.com/s ... ccc_1.html
You can thank this guy's detective work on Twitter @TheodoricMagnus
A N00b! :o

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Re: The wit and wisdom of Dan Quayle. Remember him?

Post by Skeeve » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:48 am

shemp wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:36 am
Goddamn libtard RINO!
http://www.vicepresidentdanquayle.com/s ... ccc_1.html
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But in the midst of all of these discussions of international affairs, I was asked many times in Japan about the recent events in Los Angeles. From the perspective of many Japanese, the ethnic diversity of our culture is a weakness compared to their homogeneous society. I begged to differ with my hosts. I explained that our diversity is our strength. And I explained that the immigrants who come to our shores have made, and continue to make, vast contributions to our culture and our economy.
Not quite a direct quote per say, but close enough.
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Re: The wit and wisdom of Dan Quayle. Remember him?

Post by corplinx » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:00 pm

It doesn't count since he was mansplaining it to asians.

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Re: The wit and wisdom of Dan Quayle. Remember him?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:07 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:27 am
skeptiker-in-chief wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:57 pm
It seems that it was Quayle. Here he is from 1992. It's in the fourth paragraph down. Stunning, but apparently true.
http://www.vicepresidentdanquayle.com/s ... ccc_1.html
You can thank this guy's detective work on Twitter @TheodoricMagnus
A N00b! :o

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