A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 18, 2007
“You can tell who’s winnin’ by who’s whinin‘“ (Ross Perot)

"You can tell who’s winnin’ by who’s whinin’” is said to be a quote by Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot. The quote isn’t on many websites, but one website (below) claims that the saying is from Texas.


Wikipedia: Ross Perot
H. Ross Perot (born June 27, 1930) is an American businessman from Texas, who is best known for seeking the office of President of the United States in 1992 and 1996. Perot founded Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in 1962 and later sold the company to General Motors and founded Perot Systems.

Perot is a billionaire. With an estimated net worth of around $4.4 billion as of 2007, he is ranked by Forbes as the 57th-richest person in America. 

Salon.com
Jun 21, 2001
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“Just like Ross Perot said, ‘You can tell who’s winning by who’s whining!’ And the louder the press whines, the better I like it!”

Free Republic
“It is always the stuck hog who squeals.”

As they say in Texas…

You can tell who’s winnin’,
by who’s whinin’!

37 posted on 07/03/2007 4:05:58 PM PDT by VOA

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Thursday, October 18, 2007 • Permalink