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But this weekend he said: "People often say you first have to learn lessons from history, but history is just a bunch of screw-ups.
If government managers knew that OMB could drop in at any time--and that if it did, it would discover the truth about their program--bureaucrats might learn to fear screw-ups the way taxpayers used to fear cheating.
In his book, Ayatollah in the Cathedral, Kennedyrelates one of those narrowly averted screw-ups that makes one wonder how often similar ones aren't caught.
And he watches, in mounting horror, as the costs add up, Cynthia's (Jillian Armenante) screw-ups mount, and Rosenberg - the production's Johnny to Chess' Frankie - morphs from talented egotist into an abusive, clueless monster.
The other cases mentioned--theReagan administration's tax credits for segregated schools like Bob Jones University, the review of Social Security disability rolls that led to horror stories about people losing benefits in 1982, the Carter administration's relocation of residents of Love Canal--are also viewed mostly as screw-ups by officials who let the stories spin out of control.
That the company even got the contract at all was hard to justify since it has a long history of screw-ups on public works construction projects.
As the two biggest screw-ups on the Bay City police force, David Starsky and Ken Hutchinson are ordered to team up and track down the importer of a new, undetectable kind of cocaine.
Others are class screw-ups who simply crave the thrill of the heist.
We've been busy like hell, but so far we haven't had any screw-ups.
BUFFALO SOLDIERS: This dark comedy about a bunch of drug-dealing Army screw-ups has been moved several times since Sept.
WATCHING the desperately unhappy screw-ups that populate ``The Safety of Objects'' made me wonder why every movie that interweaves a group of stories - ``Short Cuts,'' ``Magnolia,'' ``Playing by Heart'' and ``Happiness'' come to mind - has to be so damn depressing.
Instead, he's playing scene-stealing adult screw-ups and acquitting himself quite nicely.