PLEASE PRAY FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN OF UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES AND INTELLIGENCE SERVICES.
John J. Pitney, Jr.
Roy P. Crocker Professor of American Politics
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Claremont McKenna College
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"I learned several important lessons from the simulation:
- Sometimes being called the antichrist is a compliment;
- Knowing parliamentary procedure is not as important as convincing someone else that you know
- parliamentary procedure;
- Definitions are important, especially the definition of definition;
- When in doubt, stall, stall, stall, and then make a quorum call;
- Once they get mad, they're all yours;
- Simulation or not, victory is sweet."
-- Christiana N. Dominguez, 1999
"A chairman has dual roles: shepherd and sheepdog. Sometimes he must tend to his
flock, and sometimes he must bite them in the buttocks." -- Kevin Walkow, 2007
"It is easier to whip early and nice than it is to whip late and mean." -- Rylan Weythman, 2006
"No matter what position you take, there is sure to be a position you can fill."-- Andrew Lee, 2006
"There have been so many moments now in my various political jobs post-CMC where I've said, `Ah, this is just like simulation,' and my colleagues will look at me with very confused looks." -- Byron Koay, 2004, 2006
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"When I was younger I was looking for this magic meaning of life. It's very simple now," she says. Making the lives of others better, doing "something of lasting value, that's the meaning of life, it's that simple."
How about meaning, I ask. What's the picture for that word? "Ok, now I'm seeing a mother saying your book helped my kid go to college—that's meaning. Or my kid got a job because of one of your lectures—that's meaning. Or a rancher comes up and says that piece of equipment works really well—that's meaning. Concrete, real stuff. On. The. Ground."
Wall Street Journal interview with Temple Grandin.
Created: May 16, 1995; revised March 25, 2013.