Quotable quotes

Posted by: twocats

Quotable quotes - 02/11/12 04:43 PM

I looked for the older thread with quotes, but I couldn't find it, so I started another one.

"When JFK was President, the right-wing was worried he'd be taking "orders" from the Vatican. Now look at the right-wing."
-WSBYWSO
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/11/12 04:45 PM

One more:

The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think.
Posted by: Ayuveda

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/11/12 04:58 PM

\:\) maaan.


Here's one.

"We are going to inherit the earth. There is not the slightest doubt about that. The bourgeoisie may blast and burn its own world before it finally leaves the stage of history. We Are not afraid of ruins. We who ploughed the prairies and built the cities can build again, only better next time. We carry a new world, here in our hearts. That world is growing this minute." ----Durruti
Posted by: Ayuveda

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/11/12 10:47 PM

"If you're not a born-again Christian, you're a failure as a human being."
--Jerry Falwell
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/24/12 08:11 PM

“Conservatives say if you don't give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they've lost all incentive because we've given them too much money.”
― George Carlin
Posted by: Ayuveda

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/24/12 08:45 PM

''I even accept for the sake of argument that sexual orgies eliminate social tensions and ought to be encouraged.''

-Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/24/12 08:54 PM

"Woodstock is the great American orgy. This is who the Democratic Party has become. They have become the party of Woodstock. The prey upon our most basic primal lusts, and that’s sex. And the whole abortion culture, it’s not about life. It’s about sexual freedom. That’s what it’s about. Homosexuality. It’s about sexual freedom.

All of the things are about sexual freedom, and they hate to be called on them. They try to somehow or other tie this to the Founding Father’s vision of liberty, which is bizarre. It’s ridiculous."
-Santorum

Where in the Constitution do the founding fathers approve only male on female missionary position sex? Why is it ANY of his business at all what kind of sex consenting adults choose to have? Sex is not evil or impure or immoral. Keep your rules to yourself.


This guy's as obsessed with sex as CJ is with Mrs. Obama's behind.
Posted by: MeRightYouWrong

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/24/12 09:32 PM

In 1995 Bill Kristol confessed to the New Yorker: "The liberal media were never that powerful, and the whole thing was often used as an excuse by conservatives for conservative failures."
Posted by: Ayuveda

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/25/12 04:56 PM

“Jane reminds us that God is in his heaven, the monarch on his throne and the pelvis firmly beneath the ribcage. Apparently rock and roll liberated the pelvis and it hasn't been the same since.”

― Emma Thompson, The Sense and Sensibility Screenplay and Diaries: Bringing Jane Austen's Novel to Film
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/07/12 09:24 PM

If we could just take the profit out of war, there wouldn't be any.

-Woody Guthrie
Posted by: MeRightYouWrong

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/07/12 09:30 PM

Originally Posted By: KiDcRaZeD - Countless Times
This is a public forum and I can post whatever I want to!!!! If you don't like what I post then don't read it!!!!! Use the IGNORE button!!!!


R.I.P.
Posted by: Ayuveda

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/13/12 05:43 PM

"Our quest for the lesser evil has arrived at an impasse. On one hand we have a world-class Doublethinker who expects us to thank him for keeping promises he has vigorously broken and to accept the cynical notion that war is peace. On the other we have a mob of flesh-eating galoots who promise to give us Orwell’s Hate Week 52 weeks a year for as long as it takes them to bring about Armageddon."
- Jeff Huber R.I.P.
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/17/12 01:05 AM

"The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse: You cannot post 'Thou shalt not steal,' 'Thou shalt not commit adultery,' and 'Thou shalt not lie' in a building full of lawyers, judges, and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment."
-George Carlin
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/17/12 01:06 AM

I must have missed this one. Great quote!
Posted by: Ayuveda

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/17/12 02:32 AM

;\) Good one!
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/29/12 06:46 PM

Mr. President, remember when the country rallied around you in hopes of a better tomorrow,” asked Kimmel. “That was hilarious.”


"The president wanted to have this dinner at the Kennedy Center, and the Republicans wanted to keep it here at the Hilton. So they compromised and we're having it here....at the Hilton."

“I have my own theory about Lincoln’s death. I think John Wilkes Booth was innocent. I don’t even think it was an assassination. I believe Lincoln had a vision about what the Republican party would become in 150 years and killed himself.”

-Jimmy Kimmel
White House Correspondent's Dinner 2012


"Just to clear things up for the extreme right-wingers, here is the difference between Bill Maher and Rush Limbaugh,” said Kimmel. “The people who watch Bill Maher know he’s an a--hole.”
Posted by: Ayuveda

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/29/12 06:57 PM

So true. HA! \:\)
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/29/12 07:18 PM

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy. "It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego." He continued, "The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too." The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed." —
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/29/12 09:45 PM

An Indian boy asked his dad how Indian names were chosen. His dad answered that when a child was born, the father carried it out of the tipi, and it was named after the 1st thing he saw. This was considered an omen of good luck. He further clarified this by citing the boy's sister's name, Running Deer, and asked, "Why do you ask, Two Dogs [Mating]"?

Okay...it's only a joke, and not a quote, apocryphal or otherwise, but you reminded me of it, and I know that Lusi wanted me to have another post. \:\)
Posted by: Ayuveda

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/29/12 10:08 PM

Sheesh. Whatta way to boost that post count...or whatever. ;\)

“Anybody who says they are a good liar obviously is not, because any legitimately savvy liar would always insist they're honest about everything.”
― Chuck Klosterman
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/29/12 10:20 PM

Quote:
or whatever.


Well, I consider the "whatever" simply a chance to tell a joke. Not a bad or unimportant thing at all...this old world's about a quart low on laughter, IMO. ;\)
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/09/12 12:33 AM

Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. -Plato, Greek philosopher, BC 427-BC 347

(IOW, forget about the test, and teach the child.)
Posted by: Ayuveda

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/09/12 04:06 AM

"There is no doubt that the Capitalist class will blast and burn this world before it leaves the stage of history. But it is we the workers who built these palaces and cities, who toiled the fields and worked the factories, and we can build them again, better than before. We are not afraid of ruins."

-José Buenaventura Durruti Dumange (14 July 1896 - 20 November 1936) was a central figure of Spanish anarchism during the period leading up to and including the Spanish Civil War.


Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/25/12 12:57 AM

"A study shows that Congress speaks at a 10th grade level. So we're being governed by children who were left behind."
-Andy Borowitz
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/27/12 06:59 PM

"...it is the natural human tendency of those who wield power to abuse those without it."

-Peter Keane
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/27/12 07:52 PM

The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite."
-- Thomas Jefferson
Posted by: Ayuveda

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/27/12 08:00 PM

"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed."

-- U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864
(letter to Col. William F. Elkins)
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/27/12 08:49 PM

"No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent."
-- Abraham Lincoln, October 16, 1854
Posted by: Ayuveda

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/27/12 09:02 PM

Good quote. Although it appears Lincoln's political understanding matured over the following ten years, as shown in his letter of 1864 previously quoted.



"Mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges... which are employed altogether for their benefit."

- Andrew Jackson
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/28/12 04:31 PM

"Facebook has lost so much money that founder Mark Zuckerberg has been named an honorary board member of JPMorgan." –Jay Leno
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/28/12 05:48 PM

Quote:
Although it appears Lincoln's political understanding matured over the following ten years


It did; he was a consummate politician, but his moral and ethical understanding went right downhill, which so often happens in politics and government.

Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/28/12 06:00 PM

The government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like state governments, whose powers are more general. Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government."
-- James Madison, speech in the House of Representatives, January 10, 1794
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/29/12 08:48 PM

Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/31/12 12:04 AM

Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/31/12 05:53 AM

"I am an anarchist in my personal life ... but I don't feel we have evolved far enough as a species to make anarchy work in society itself. We still need government to transfer the wealth from those who have too much to those who have too little, to make sure important projects get done, and keep territorial humans from screwing over and killing each other."

JELLO BIAFRA
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/31/12 06:56 AM

Quote:
We still need government to transfer the wealth


LOL! More from that deep thinker, Boucher. He thinks he's smart enough for anarchism to work in his personal life, but not the common people, in "society itself". If he's not in society, then he must be on another planet. Socialists are so elitist.

So...what's the word of the day today?
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 06/09/12 05:48 AM


"The idea of "free contract" between the potentate and his starving subject is a sick joke, perhaps worth some moments in an academic seminar exploring the consequences of, in my view, absurd ideas, but nowhere else."

- Noam Chomsky
Posted by: Kitty

Re: Quotable quotes - 06/10/12 04:24 PM

“There is no quarrel between science and spirituality. I often hear people of science trying to use it to prove the nonexistence of the spiritual, but I simply can't see a chasm in between the two. What is spiritual produces what is scientific and when science is used to disprove the spiritual, it's always done with the intent to do so; a personal contempt. As a result, scientists today only prove their inferiority to the great founding fathers of the sciences who were practitioners of alchemy. Today's science is washed-out and scrubbed-down and robbed of everything mystical and spiritual, a knowledge born of contempt and discontent. Or perhaps, there are a few who wish to keep those secrets to themselves and serve everyone else up with a tasteless version of science and the idiots of today blindly follow their equally blind leaders.”
― C. JoyBell C.

A good read for those that care to explore further
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 06/12/12 10:41 PM



“The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and in triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of the dot on scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner of the dot. How frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity — in all this vastness — there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us. It’s been said that astronomy is a humbling, and I might add, a character-building experience. To my mind, there is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to preserve and cherish that pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”

— Carl Sagan
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 06/13/12 12:02 AM

"How can any one of us be happy if all the others were sad?"
-a child

Not long ago someone posted the photo above on their Facebook posting. Very cute to say the least. It had this caption with it…
"An anthropologist studying the habits and customs of an African tribe found himself surrounded by children most days. So he decided to play a little game with them. He managed to get candy from the nearest town and put it all in a decorated basket. at the foot of a tree.

Then he called the children and suggested they play the game. When the anthropologist said "now", the children had to run to the tree and the first one to get there could have all the candy to him/herself.

So the children all lined up waiting for the signal. When the anthropologist said "now", all of the children took each other by the hand ran together towards the tree. They all arrived at the same time divided up the candy, sat down and began to happily munch away.

The anthropologist went over to them and asked why they had all run together when any one of them could have had the candy all to themselves.

The children responded: "Ubuntu. How could any one of us be happy if all the others were sad?"

Ubuntu is a philosophy of African tribes that can be summed up as "I am what I am because of who we all are."
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 06/20/12 01:05 AM

Is there a sweeter word in the English language than Summer?

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. - John Lubbock.
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 06/22/12 09:10 AM

Here’s to the nights where the sand is your seat, the waves kiss your feet, your friends outnumber the stars, and even the chilliest of nights are still warmer than the cold one in your hand.
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 06/25/12 09:31 PM

"It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power." -- David Brin
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 06/27/12 02:30 PM

“Grades are a problem. On the most general level, they're an explicit acknowledgment that what you're doing is insufficiently interesting or rewarding for you to do it on your own. Nobody ever gave you a grade for learning how to play, how to ride a bicycle, or how to kiss. One of the best ways to destroy love for any of these activities would be through the use of grades, and the coercion and judgment they represent. Grades are a cudgel to bludgeon the unwilling into doing what they don't want to do, an important instrument in inculcating children into a lifelong subservience to whatever authority happens to be thrust over them.”
― Derrick Jensen
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 07/12/12 01:52 AM

I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
-Einstein
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 07/14/12 06:07 AM

"The reason i post News story is not to keep my fellow citizens informed, but to create hate and discontented."
- C.J.
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 07/14/12 10:20 PM

HA!


It is difficult but not impossible to conduct strictly honest business. . . . What is true is that honesty is incompatible with the amassing of a large fortune.
Mohandas K. Gandhi
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 07/15/12 04:02 PM

Talent is God given. Be humble.
Fame is man given. Be grateful.
Cinceit is self-given. Be careful.
-John Wooden
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 08/22/12 12:01 AM

"I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." - Ghandi
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 08/31/12 07:48 PM

“Let me get this straight, so if your dry cleaning succeeds with a Democrat in office, you built that,” Stewart said Thursday. “But if your dry cleaning business fails with a Democrat in office, the government [screwed] you.”
-Jon Stewart
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 08/31/12 11:44 PM

Ta!




“I beg young people to travel. If you don’t have a passport, get one. Take a summer, get a backpack and go to Delhi, go to Saigon, go to Bangkok, go to Kenya. Have your mind blown. Eat interesting food. Dig some interesting people. Have an adventure. Be careful. Come back and you’re going to see your country differently, you’re going to see your president differently, no matter who it is. Music, culture, food, water. Your showers will become shorter. You’re going to get a sense of what globalization looks like. It’s not what Tom Friedman writes about; I’m sorry. You’re going to see that global climate change is very real. And that for some people, their day consists of walking 12 miles for four buckets of water. And so there are lessons that you can’t get out of a book that are waiting for you at the other end of that flight. A lot of people—Americans and Europeans—come back and go, Ohhhhh. And the light bulb goes on.”

–Henry Rollins, “Punk Rock World Traveler,”
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/05/12 02:22 AM


Big money and big business, corporations and commerce, are again the undisputed overlords of politics and government. The White House, the Congress and, increasingly, the judiciary, reflect their interests. We appear to have a government run by remote control from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers and the American Petroleum Institute. To hell with everyone else.

- Bill Moyers - PBS Commentator
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/07/12 12:36 AM

In Tampa -- in Tampa -- did y'all watch their convention? I did. In Tampa, the Republican argument against the president's re-election was actually pretty simple -- pretty snappy. It went something like this: We left him a total mess. He hasn't cleaned it up fast enough. So fire him and put us back in.

-Bill Clinton-former President of the United States
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/08/12 12:48 AM

Good one!




“When Congressman Ryan looked into that TV camera and attacked President Obama’s Medicare savings as quote ‘biggest coldest power play,’ I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Because that 716 billion dollars is exactly, to the dollar, the same amount of Medicare savings that he has in his own budget. It takes some brass to attack a guy for doing what you did.”

-Bill Clinton-former President of the United States


Posted by: Kitty

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/08/12 02:49 AM

"There ain't no answer. There ain't gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. That's the answer".
Gertrude Stein

Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/09/12 01:09 AM

I like that answer! ;\)

"Or to put it another way: Republicans harping on Obama about the state of the economy is like Ted Bundy blaming his trail of murders on detectives not catching him fast enough."
http://www.politicalgarbagechute.com/no-statute-of-limitations/
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/09/12 03:01 AM

More like John Wayne Gacy complaining that Bundy wasn't caught fast enough.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/13/12 04:29 AM


"If you object to unfair treatment, you're an ingrate. If you seek equity and fair consideration, you're uppity. If you demand union security, you're un-American. If you rebel against repressive management tactics, they will lynch and scalp you. But if you are passive and patient, they will take advantage of both."

— Congressman William Clay, Sr., speaking to the AFL-CIO Federation of Government Employees, 1975


Ruins of striking mine workers' tent city following the 1914 Ludlow Massacre. A militia formed by mining companies, wearing National Guard uniforms with the blessing of the Governor, riddled the tent city with machine gun fire before burning it to the ground. 19 were killed, including 2 women and 11 children, some as young as 3 months old. Almost 200 would be killed in the ensuing Colorado Coalfield Wars. The miners did not achieve their objectives (not immediately, at least) and the only man ever charged in connection with the Ludlow Massacre was union organizer John Lawson, who was framed for murder. Lawson's conviction was eventually overturned.
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/13/12 11:04 PM

America has one heck of a history when it comes to labor, doesn't it?

Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/23/12 01:08 AM



Our America is under siege. Everywhere we look labor is being attacked and, to our chagrin, so are our Veterans, elderly and disenfranchised. There should be outrage from one and all. This is OUR America, isn't it? DAMN RIGHT!

—Moe Lepore, President Boston Metro Area Local APWU (2003)
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/23/12 06:35 PM

"I've been on food stamps and welfare. Anybody help me out? No."

-Proud Republican, Craig T. Nelson
Posted by: Festus

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/23/12 09:17 PM

“I don’t think you change Washington from the inside. I think you change it from the outside.”

Mitt Romney in 2007, running against John McCain in the Republican primaries.
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/25/12 09:23 PM

"I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can. Never turn back and never believe that an hour you remember is a better hour because it is dead. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance.”

Beryl Markham, West with the Night
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/27/12 10:52 AM

Arguing against including contraception in insurance because it may violate an employer’s beliefs is like arguing insurance shouldn’t cover kids born out of wedlock.

In America, you have the freedom of your beliefs. And I have the freedom to not have your beliefs thrust upon me.

-eclectablog
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/28/12 01:50 AM

Mr. Rogers (socialist at heart):
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/28/12 02:40 AM

Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and
intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished
from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and
the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people,
in order to betray them."
Justice Joseph Story
(1779-1845) US Supreme Court Justice
1833
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/30/12 02:29 PM

Libertarian policy prescriptions are based on just a few principles, outwardly appealing in their seeming simplicity ...'simple rules for a complex world.' The first ... is that social problems can be resolved by creating a market. Are schools failing? Create a free market in education. Is there pollution or waste of resources? Create a market in the resource or the right to pollute; ... Is there a shortage of human organs for transplants? Let people sell their body parts. Not enough babies for adoption? Allow people to sell their babies ... These principles of 'economic correctness' are increasingly mouthed in the universities and especially in conservative think tanks, but their obvious long-term implications may strike ordinary Americans as horribly cruel. They need to hear this economic gibberish first-hand... Free-market rhetoric is powerfully persuasive only to a certain kind of elite audience; uncoupled from nationalist appeals...it begins to lose its power to motivate general audiences in a positive way.

-James Arnt Aune, "Selling the Free Market"




It can be shown that for any nutty theory, beyond-the-fringe political view or strange religion there exists a proponent on the Net. The proof is left as an exercise for your kill-file.

- Bertil Jonell
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/30/12 02:36 PM

Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority
and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?
William O. Douglas
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/30/12 02:51 PM

“Political tags -- such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth -- are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.” -- Robert A Heinlein
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/30/12 03:25 PM


Of course, anarchists will not understand this at all, and I can only ask them what replaces their hated state: some sort of Big Rock Candy Mountain in which we all get what we need including a lake of stew and whiskey too, or the physical domination of most of us by savage boys, large armed men and corporations. My street smarts tell me it is the latter.

-Edward G. Nilges
Posted by: Kitty

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/30/12 04:24 PM

Originally Posted By: VM Smith
"I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can. Never turn back and never believe that an hour you remember is a better hour because it is dead. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance.”

Beryl Markham, West with the Night


A glimpse into the real VM! Sometimes a sarcastic blowhard; also an introspective, caring, and passionate individual.

Your past is not your future....take the good stuff of the past and make it your foundation: your family, your values, and your integrity; use the rest to help you make sound decisions for your future.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/01/12 12:55 AM


"Libertarians, hearing such a description, run gagging to the sink. There are no nations, no communities, no families. Only self-seeking individuals exist, and the "common good" is a term invented by fascist oppressors. This is the only answer they have for any social question, from drugs to pornography to fast food. This shopworn and counterintuitive platitude from the Enlightenment is so self-evidently stupid as to require no refutation, though David Hume supplied one in his great essay on "The Original Contract." Nonetheless, people such as Ayn Rand and the nerds and geeks who cling to her in the naive belief that her rotten novels will turn them into supermen could never understand the fact that human beings are social animals. This is a part of human nature which no libertarian theory can eradicate, and my advice to them is to find another planet where they can all live in solitary caves, where they can snort coke and watch porn videos to their hearts content. Their ideas are irrelevant, not just to present circumstances, but to the human condition."

- Thomas Fleming, Chronicles of Culture
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/01/12 04:04 AM

Quote:
Thomas Jefferson wrote what I tend to see as the best example of the non-aggression principle in a letter to Francis Gilmer in 1816, “Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’, because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.” and “No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another, and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him.”
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/01/12 11:53 PM

Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/02/12 09:30 PM

Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/04/12 10:16 PM



Posted by: Kitty

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/05/12 12:09 AM

Quote:
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
John Burroughs
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/05/12 12:38 AM

There's this weird thing where people say - "Well you know, a 'free society' is only going to work if everybody is perfect, if everybody is really good." And they think that we're going to be like these dreamy-eyed, dewy-eyed, rainbow-afro'd lambs - baaa-ing around, chewing on the cuds of liberty...but the moment a wolf comes in, AHHHH, it's all over! The moment some bad guy comes along he's just going to take over all of society, and we're all just gonna go "baa-aa-aa-aa" and walk right back into the slaughterhouse.

And nothing, really, could be further from the truth. The idea of a voluntary society, or a stateless society, or an anarchic society, is not idealistic. What is idealistic is a statist society - that is naive, and dangerous... because a statist society carries with it the assumption that you're going to create this incredible hierarchy, this blood-soaked pyramid - institutionalized hierarchical power - with the power to print money whenever it wants, the power to start wars, to incarcerate at-will, to create laws at will, to bribe friends and punish enemies... and not ONE SINGLE evil guy is ever going to be interested in running that system! Never! You're only going to get really great guys at the top, and all the evil guys are going to be criminals in alleys, they're never going to be congressmen or presidents or prime ministers, or anything like that!

It is the statist who is naive about human nature and the potential for evil. The anarchist, the voluntaryist, recognizes that human nature is corrupted by power - and to create a monolithic thing called "the state," with all of the powers that it has, is only gonna draw - like flies to crap - the most evil people to the top of that pyramid structure. And so, we cannot have a state because human nature is prone to wanting something for nothing - 'the desire for the unearned is the root of all evil.' And so we recognize that you can't create this monster machine called "the state," and not end up with bad people driving it. The possibility of human evil is exactly why we can't have a state.

Stephan Molyneaux
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/05/12 12:51 AM


I find it interesting that libertarians never picked up on the fact that when the British ran Hong Kong, they decided not to live under that kind of system in their own country. For some reason Western libertarians want to admire these experiments in laissez faire, anarcho-Somalianism and Hoppean monarchy at arm's length, while they enjoy the benefits of living in the developed democratic countries where they nurture their strange grievances against government.
- Mark Plus
Posted by: Kitty

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/14/12 08:21 PM

Compassionate conservatives [...] offer a new way of thinking about the poor. They know that telling the poor that they are mere passive victims, whether of racism or of vast economic forces, is not only false but also destructive, paralyzing the poor with thoughts of their own helplessness and inadequacy. The poor need the larger society's moral support; they need to hear the message of personal responsibility and self-reliance, the optimistic assurance that if they try – as they must – they will make it. They need to know, too, that they can't blame "the system" for their own wrongdoing.

—Myron Magnet, The Wall Street Journal
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/18/12 11:53 PM

Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/19/12 12:02 AM


Right ON!
-Black Panther Party for Self-Defense
Posted by: I did it!

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/19/12 02:45 AM

"How smooth must be the language of the whites, when they can make right look like wrong, and wrong like right."
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/20/12 03:58 AM


“The Republican organization today is extremely dangerous, not just to this country, but to the world. It’s worth expending some effort to prevent their rise to power, without sowing illusions about the Democratic alternatives.”

- Noam Chomsky, Democracy Now! Recent interview.
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/20/12 04:23 AM

The fatal attraction of government is that it allows busybodies to impose decisions on others without paying any price themselves. That enables them to act as if there were no price, even when there are ruinous prices -- paid by others.

Thomas Sowell
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/20/12 04:48 AM


"Working in a homeless shelter is widely regarded as 'community service'-- as if aiding and abetting vagrancy is necessarily a service, rather than a disservice, to the community."

- Thomas Sowell
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/20/12 05:38 PM

The media have a very strong pro-government bias. A huge part of their reporting is about government activity, and government sources provide them with a huge amount of copy. Liberal or conservative biases are at times relevant. But the key continuing phenomenon that needs to be recognized and understood is the media’s pro-government bias.

Michael S. Rozeff
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/20/12 05:55 PM

Joe Biden on culturalism: "In Delaware, the largest growth of population is Indian Americans, moving from India. You cannot go to a 7/11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking."
Posted by: I did it!

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/21/12 02:28 AM

Dunkin' Donuts yuck puke
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/22/12 02:16 AM

Bill Clinton on ordinary Americans: "African Americans watch the same news at night that ordinary Americans do."
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/22/12 02:28 AM


I'll never tell
You Must Be Kidding
Another, you must be kidding. Do you think I'm nuts to tell the world what I do for a living and who I work for. I still like just a thread of personal privacy.

-Facebook
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/22/12 03:00 AM

Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all.

Frederic Bastiat
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/23/12 03:20 AM

“Gov. Romney, I’m glad you recognize al-Qaeda is a threat, because a few months ago when you were asked what is the biggest geopolitical group facing America, you said Russia — not al-Qaeda. And the 1980′s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back — because the Cold War has been over for 20 years. But Governor, when it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980′s, just like the social policy of the 1950′s, and the economic policies of the 1920′s.

-President Obama
Posted by: Cuzi Sedso

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/23/12 03:53 AM

Originally Posted By: twocats
"Gov. Romney, I'm glad you recognize al-Qaeda is a threat, because a few months ago when you were asked what is the biggest geopolitical group facing America, you said Russia -- not al-Qaeda. And the 1980's are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back -- because the Cold War has been over for 20 years. But Governor, when it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980's, just like the social policy of the 1950's, and the economic policies of the 1920's.

-President Obama

Closed caption interpretation: slap (forward swing, open palm), slap (return swing, back hand), smack (fist to the nose)
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/23/12 08:35 PM

Congressman Hank Johnson on Guam: "My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize,"
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/24/12 12:25 AM

Originally Posted By: VM Smith
Congressman Hank Johnson on Guam: "My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize,"


I watched that video a few years back and kept waiting for a punch line, thinking, "this man can't be serious."
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/26/12 03:37 AM

My fav part was the poker face of the Admiral he said that to. He answered as if Johnson had asked what time it was. That man could have his knickers full of chipmunks and his face wouldn't change.
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/31/12 01:23 AM

Worth repeating:
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/31/12 05:28 PM




“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You sha
re hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.”

― Bob Marley
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/31/12 09:47 PM

Well, we'll, well, it sounds like bob fell in love. Awwwww.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/01/12 03:51 AM


To demonize state authoritarianism while ignoring identical albeit contract-consecrated subservient arrangements in the large-scale corporations which control the world economy is fetishism at its worst.

Bob Black, The Libertarian As Conservative, 1984
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/03/12 10:23 PM


Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/04/12 08:21 PM

Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/06/12 12:19 AM


“Libertarians are not the brightest lights in the candelabra, a fact that is evident from the alternatives they tend to offer to public prevention of private abuses. For example: if you don’t like working a hundred hours a week for twenty-five cents a day, then find another employer! It is obvious to intelligent people, if not libertarians, that more generous employers will price themselves out of a market whose standards are set by the most rapacious.”
― Michael Lind
Posted by: Kitty

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/06/12 12:56 AM

It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way.
Josh Billings
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/06/12 01:11 AM

Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/06/12 01:20 AM



“If you're too open-minded; your brains will fall out.”

― Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/11/12 10:20 PM

Along the way, he’ll drop lots of coin to grease the skids for himself. Mitt Romney is the silly putty of politicians — press on him real hard and he’ll take on whatever image you press into him until the next group starts pressing.
http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/11/from-november-8-2011-see-i-told-you-so/
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/21/12 04:15 AM

The more alike men are, the weaker each feels in the face of all.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/21/12 04:18 AM

“Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/21/12 04:24 AM

The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government omnipotent. They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office. Every man but a subordinate clerk in a bureau. What an alluring utopia! What a noble cause to fight!

Against all this frenzy of agitation there is but one weapon available: reason. Just common sense is needed to prevent man from falling prey to illusory fantasies and empty catchwords."

From "Bureaucracy" by Ludwig von Mises (1944)
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/24/12 05:04 PM

Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/29/12 09:20 PM

"People seem to be faintly drawn to the idea that there might be more political dimensions than just "left" and "right". B.S. Being in favour of allowing other people to take drugs, shag each other or read what they want isn't a political position; it's what we call "manners", "civilisation" or "humanity", depending on the calibre of yokel you're trying to educate. The political question of interest splits fair and square down a Left/Right axis: either you think that it is more important to provide a decent life for everyone in the world, or you think it is more important to preserve the rights of people who own property. You can hum and haw as much as you like about whether the two are necessarily incompatible, or whether the one is instrumental to the other, or what constitutes a "decent life" anyway, but when you've finished humming and hawing, I'm still gonna be asking you the question, and your answer to it will determine whether or not we're gonna have an argument."

- Daniel Davies, http://d-squareddigest.blogspot.com December 31, 2002
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/30/12 12:08 AM

People can hem and haw all they want to, but it comes down to whether they favor protecting property rights, or whether they favor stealing people's property at gunpoint and giving it to people it doesn't belong to, in return for votes.

V M Smith


Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/30/12 05:03 PM


'Protect me from my followers!'
-Ayn Rand
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/01/12 03:39 PM

“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” — Ernest Hemingway

Wishing you a restful weekend. ♥
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/02/12 08:19 PM

Opinionated Democrat
Every time Republicans call things we've paid for "entitlements" I appreciate that they remind us we're entitled to them. By them wanting to cut what we've paid for to keep tax cuts for the wealthiest among us makes them look outright evil.
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/05/12 11:01 PM

Fred Claus:
Nick, there's been one thing that's been eating at me since I've been here. That Naughty-Nice List that you got? There's no naughty kids, Nick. They're all good kids. But some of them are scared. And some of them don't feel listened to. Some of them had some pretty tough breaks too. But every kid deserves a present on Christmas..
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/05/12 11:06 PM


Right ON Fred.
Posted by: Rooster Cogburn

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/06/12 07:11 PM

Bender
I can hope my ass is made of ice-cream but that don't make me a hot fudge sundae.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/12/12 04:41 AM



Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/15/12 01:47 AM

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

Helen Keller
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/17/12 04:45 AM

Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/17/12 06:54 AM

Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.

Vaclav Havel
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/17/12 10:47 PM

Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/18/12 02:46 AM

The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.

Spinoza
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/19/12 12:27 AM


"You see men sailing on their ego trip, blast off on their spaceship, million miles from reality, no care for you, no care for me." - So Much Trouble in the World

Bob Marley
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/22/12 12:41 AM



\:\)

"Mayans didn't have leap day in their calendar, so the end of the world actually happened 7 month ago when facebook went public."

-John Fugelsang
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/26/12 06:14 PM

I discovered very quickly that criticism is a form of optimism, and that when you are silent about the shortcomings of your society, you're very pessimistic about that society. And it's only when you speak truthfully about it that you show your faith in that society.
― Carlos Fuentes
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/28/12 01:59 AM

Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/28/12 02:00 AM

This was an actor speaking the words of Dr. Cornel West. I've been considering it for a month, and it's one of the most head-changing distinctions I've ever been made aware of, and it's also great advice on how to live a good, mentally healthy life: If you don't continually fool yourself into expecting things to get better, which they might never, you're going to be happier, because of less disappointment. But hope is the key to even trying to change anything. If you don't hope, you won't even start:


I use the language of decline, decay, and despair rather than doom, gloom, and no possibility because I think any talk about despair is not where you end but where you start..and then the courage and the sacrifice come in…but at the level of hope not optimism. Optimism and hope are different. Optimism tends to be based on the notion that there is enough evidence out there that allows us to think that things are going to be better, much more rational, deeply secular. Whereas hope looks at the evidence and says “it doesn’t look good at all,” says “it doesn’t look good at all.” Says “we gonna make a leap of faith…go beyond the evidence in the attempt to create new possibilities based on visions that become contagious to allow us to engage in heroic actions always against the odds no guarantee what so ever.” That’s hope. That’s hope.

Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/30/12 07:49 PM

Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/30/12 07:54 PM

"When I was an Army battalion commander I thought I had the most complex job in the world, responsible for hundreds of soldiers and their families 24 hours a day. I was also a Boy Scout Troop Scoutmaster, so my weekends were basically gone. Then, my soldiers asked to volunteer to sponsor an elementary school near our post. I got talked into volunteering for just 1.5 hours a week to cover for a 3rd grade teacher while she got a break. I had NO idea what I was in for! That was the most physically, emotionally and intellectually demanding 90 minutes of my week. I would leave there absolutely exhausted. The teacher seemed to take it all in stride, although I have no idea how she possibly did it. I just wanted to salute all the teachers out there and wish them all the best. Thank you."
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/30/12 08:49 PM

Posted by: charlieblueeyes

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/30/12 11:53 PM

i'm nobody
who are you
are you a nobody, too
then hush don't tell
how public like a frog
to sit and to tell your tale
the live-long day
to an admiring bog

emily dickenson


takes a lot of editing when you're trying to quote from memory
Posted by: charlieblueeyes

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/30/12 11:59 PM

Originally Posted By: twocats
I looked for the older thread with quotes, but I couldn't find it, so I started another one.

"When JFK was President, the right-wing was worried he'd be taking "orders" from the Vatican. Now look at the right-wing."
-WSBYWSO


they are/were both democrats, but kennedy was a good prez
'nuf said
Posted by: Josephus

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/31/12 05:40 AM

Originally Posted By: twocats
"When I was an Army battalion commander I thought I had the most complex job in the world, responsible for hundreds of soldiers and their families 24 hours a day. I was also a Boy Scout Troop Scoutmaster, so my weekends were basically gone. Then, my soldiers asked to volunteer to sponsor an elementary school near our post. I got talked into volunteering for just 1.5 hours a week to cover for a 3rd grade teacher while she got a break. I had NO idea what I was in for! That was the most physically, emotionally and intellectually demanding 90 minutes of my week. I would leave there absolutely exhausted. The teacher seemed to take it all in stride, although I have no idea how she possibly did it. I just wanted to salute all the teachers out there and wish them all the best. Thank you."

HA! Make sure Blowzone sees this one. \:\/
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/31/12 11:39 AM

In other words, make someone else foot the bill at all costs -- success or fail.


Posted by: charlieblueeyes

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/03/13 01:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Kitty
It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way.
Josh Billings



exactly
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/03/13 03:13 PM

Originally Posted By: charlieblueeyes


“The man creates a pseudonym and hides behind it like a worm”

-Sylvia Plath


Posted by: charlieblueeyes

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/03/13 10:52 PM

you must be very literate, teonan.
Posted by: I did it!

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/03/13 11:35 PM

Originally Posted By: twocats
"When I was an Army battalion commander I thought I had the most complex job in the world, responsible for hundreds of soldiers and their families 24 hours a day. I was also a Boy Scout Troop Scoutmaster, so my weekends were basically gone. Then, my soldiers asked to volunteer to sponsor an elementary school near our post. I got talked into volunteering for just 1.5 hours a week to cover for a 3rd grade teacher while she got a break. I had NO idea what I was in for! That was the most physically, emotionally and intellectually demanding 90 minutes of my week. I would leave there absolutely exhausted. The teacher seemed to take it all in stride, although I have no idea how she possibly did it. I just wanted to salute all the teachers out there and wish them all the best. Thank you."



Hold on did I again miss something? One time you mentioned being a man then the next you were a woman,then teacher. WHWTS?
Posted by: charlieblueeyes

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/04/13 08:35 PM

Chuck Norris Column: Resolve to Conquer or Die http://bit.ly/W6FtUN

..The big question is: Will the next four years result in the fundamental transformation of the U.S.? The answer to that is: Only if WE LET IT. Freedom is lost not by a single election but by surrendering to everyday assaults on our liberties.."
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/08/13 02:20 AM

Posted by: Kitty

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/08/13 03:11 AM

I wouldn't call myself a beautiful person, but I have met the requirements. Not bad for a Republican! ;\)
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/08/13 04:40 AM

I will be the first to admit that I am a pessimist by nature. It is, after all, the wisest way to be. We pessimists have everything to gain, whereas optimists have a fifty-fifty chance of being disappointed.

Tamar Myers, As the World Churns
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/09/13 09:16 PM


Too him that is in fear everything rustles.
-Sophocles
Posted by: bluezone

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/09/13 10:12 PM

Originally Posted By: Josephus
Originally Posted By: twocats
"When I was an Army battalion commander I thought I had the most complex job in the world, responsible for hundreds of soldiers and their families 24 hours a day. I was also a Boy Scout Troop Scoutmaster, so my weekends were basically gone. Then, my soldiers asked to volunteer to sponsor an elementary school near our post. I got talked into volunteering for just 1.5 hours a week to cover for a 3rd grade teacher while she got a break. I had NO idea what I was in for! That was the most physically, emotionally and intellectually demanding 90 minutes of my week. I would leave there absolutely exhausted. The teacher seemed to take it all in stride, although I have no idea how she possibly did it. I just wanted to salute all the teachers out there and wish them all the best. Thank you."

HA! Make sure Blowzone sees this one. \:\/


tc wrote it to make herself look good...

you think the commander got the summers off or his 'job' stopped at 3pm?

Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/09/13 11:02 PM


Save the bluzone bile for your teacher-bashing thread.

-quote t h i s
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/10/13 12:14 AM

Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/10/13 12:16 AM

Originally Posted By: Kitty
I wouldn't call myself a beautiful person, but I have met the requirements. Not bad for a Republican! ;\)


Beauty comes from within. Always and without exception. \:\)

(Well, Kenny Chesney may be an exception. I hear he's quite the jerk; one fine, hot, beautiful jerk.)
Posted by: I did it!

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/10/13 12:34 AM

"TO THE WORLD YOU MAY BE ONE PERSON, TO ONE PERSON YOU MAY BE THE WORLD"
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/10/13 03:58 AM

It must be, I thought, one of the race's most persistent and comforting hallucinations to trust that "it can't happen here" -- that one's own time and place is beyond cataclysm.”
― John Wyndham, The Day of the Triffids
Posted by: bluezone

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/13/13 04:05 PM

Originally Posted By: Teonan

Save the bluzone bile for your teacher-bashing thread.

-quote t h i s


Originally Posted By: Teonan
The objective of civilizing us is to make Indian history become our permanent reality.
- John Trudell
Posted by: bluezone

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/13/13 04:22 PM

Originally Posted By: twocats


Originally Posted By: Josephus
HA! Make sure Blowzone sees this one. \:\/


Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/13/13 05:45 PM


“The universe is a complete unique entity. Everything and everyone is bound together with some invisible strings. Do not break anyone’s heart; do not look down on weaker than you. One’s sorrow at the other side of the world can make the entire world suffer; one’s happiness can make the entire world smile.”

- Shams Tabrizi
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/13/13 11:19 PM

Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/17/13 12:15 AM

"There is but one way to celebrate a plump ripe plum - polish it on your shirt sleeve, see your face
in the silvery black shine then open wide, lock your lips on the skin, sink your teeth into the sensuous
center suck in the flesh, slurp up the juices. Ah! The purple of it all."
- James Ciletti, Ode to a Ripe Plum


"Summer afternoon - Summer afternoon... the two most beautiful words in the English language."
- Henry James
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/20/13 03:34 PM

Originally Posted By: twocats
"There is but one way to celebrate a plump ripe plum - polish it on your shirt sleeve, see your face
in the silvery black shine then open wide, lock your lips on the skin, sink your teeth into the sensuous
center suck in the flesh, slurp up the juices. Ah! The purple of it all."
- James Ciletti, Ode to a Ripe Plum


"Summer afternoon - Summer afternoon... the two most beautiful words in the English language."

- Henry James



Tasty quotes.

Summer ... bring it.
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/20/13 03:47 PM

Soon. \:\)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/20/13 04:26 PM



"We d[o] not hesitate to call our movement an army. But it was a special army, with no supplies but its sincerity, no uniform but its determination, no arsenal except its faith, no currency but its conscience".

~Martin Luther King, Jr., Why We Can't Wait, 1963
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/21/13 05:58 PM

We may have some serious problems, but there are some things I am grateful for on this Inauguration Day.

“We are not going to have a Supreme Court that will overturn Roe vs. Wade. There will be no more Antonin Scalias and Samuel Alitos added to this court. We’re not going to repeal health reform. Nobody’s going to kill Medicare and make old people in this generation — or any other generation — fight it out on the open market to try to get themselves health insurance. We’re not going to give the 20% tax cut to millionaires and billionaires, and expect [cutting] programs like food stamps and kids’ health insurance to cover that tax cut. We’re not going to make you clear it with your boss if you want to get birth control with the insurance plan that you’re on. We are not going to redefine rape. We are not going to amend the constitution to stop gay people from getting married. We’re not going to double down on Guantanamo. We’re not eliminating the Department of Energy, the Department of Education, or Housing at the Federal level. We are not going to spend two trillion dollars on the military, that the military does not want. We are not scaling back on student loans because the country’s NEW plan is that you should borrow money from your parents. We are not vetoing the Dream Act, we are not ‘self-deporting.’ We are not letting Detroit go bankrupt. We are not starting a trade war with China on Inauguration Day in January. We are not going to have — as a president — a man who once led a mob of friends to run down a scared gay kid to hold him down and forcibly cut his hair off with a pair of scissors while that kid cried and screamed for help. (And there was NO apology, not EVER.) We are not going to have a Secretary of State John Bolton. We are not going to bring Dick Cheney Back. We are not going to have a foreign policy shop stocked with architects of the Iraq war … We had the choice to do that if we wanted to do that, as a country, and we said no, loudly.” – Rachel Maddow
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/21/13 06:41 PM

Originally Posted By: twocats
We may have some serious problems, but there are some things I am grateful for on this Inauguration Day.

“We are not going to have a Supreme Court that will overturn Roe vs. Wade. There will be no more Antonin Scalias and Samuel Alitos added to this court. We’re not going to repeal health reform. Nobody’s going to kill Medicare and make old people in this generation — or any other generation — fight it out on the open market to try to get themselves health insurance. We’re not going to give the 20% tax cut to millionaires and billionaires, and expect [cutting] programs like food stamps and kids’ health insurance to cover that tax cut. We’re not going to make you clear it with your boss if you want to get birth control with the insurance plan that you’re on. We are not going to redefine rape. We are not going to amend the constitution to stop gay people from getting married. We’re not going to double down on Guantanamo. We’re not eliminating the Department of Energy, the Department of Education, or Housing at the Federal level. We are not going to spend two trillion dollars on the military, that the military does not want. We are not scaling back on student loans because the country’s NEW plan is that you should borrow money from your parents. We are not vetoing the Dream Act, we are not ‘self-deporting.’ We are not letting Detroit go bankrupt. We are not starting a trade war with China on Inauguration Day in January. We are not going to have — as a president — a man who once led a mob of friends to run down a scared gay kid to hold him down and forcibly cut his hair off with a pair of scissors while that kid cried and screamed for help. (And there was NO apology, not EVER.) We are not going to have a Secretary of State John Bolton. We are not going to bring Dick Cheney Back. We are not going to have a foreign policy shop stocked with architects of the Iraq war … We had the choice to do that if we wanted to do that, as a country, and we said no, loudly.” – Rachel Maddow



I could not agree with you more tc. Right ON Ms. Maddow.
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/22/13 09:36 PM

Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/25/13 01:34 PM

Right on twocats.




“The worst illiterate is the political illiterate, he doesn’t hear, doesn’t speak, nor participates in the political events. He doesn’t know the cost of life, the price of the bean, of the fish, of the flour, of the rent, of the shoes and of the medicine, all depends on political decisions. The political illiterate is so stupid that he is proud and swells his chest saying that he hates politics. The imbecile doesn’t know that, from his political ignorance is born the prostitute, the abandoned child, and the worst thieves of all, the bad politician, corrupted and flunky of the national and multinational companies.”

― Bertolt Brecht
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/28/13 02:30 PM


It was three years ago that we lost Howard Zinn, teacher, historian, activist, optimist, radical speaker of truth to power. He is missed.

"If history is to be creative, to anticipate a possible future, without denying the past, it should, I believe, emphasize new possibilities by disclosing those hidden episodes of the past, when, even if in brief flashes, people showed their ability to resist, to join together, occasionally to win. I am supposing, or perhaps only hoping, that our future may be found in the past’s fugitive moments of compassion rather than its solid centuries of warfare."
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/29/13 12:05 AM

Howard Zinn's Education Project lives on! \:\)


Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/01/13 01:37 AM

Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/11/13 11:52 PM

So very true. It's your time; don't waste it.

Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/12/13 01:58 AM


Rock ON Billy!
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/12/13 02:05 AM

LOL...it's now my regret that they didn't take girls, for TWO reasons, instead of one.


“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”
― Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

Note to Teo, mostly:

Kitty opined that this thread had devolved to quotes advocating various political philosophies. She's right, and I think it ruins the thread. I may actually have started that; if I did, I've regretted it, and for a while, I've been selecting from "optimism quotes". This last one is from a saved list of 1400 "hope quotes".

Like many, I have strong opinions about political philosophy, but there are other threads for that; I'm going to try to concentrate on uplifting, inspiring quotes. As a practical matter, they make me feel better. \:\)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/12/13 05:42 AM


I wholeheartedly agree VM. To 'walk in balance', essential for our well-being.

Treading common ground...along this path anyway. ;\)

Namaste
- T


"Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds' wings.”

- Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi



Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/15/13 08:12 PM



It always seemed strange to me that the things we admire in men - kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest - sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first, they love the produce of the second.

- John Steinbeck
Posted by: bluezone

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/13 02:04 PM

ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country

mr K
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/13 04:00 PM

Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/13 01:49 AM

Dorothy Parker:

You can't teach an old dogma new tricks.
Quoted in The Algonquin Wits (1968) edited by Robert E. Drennan

It serves me right for putting all my eggs in one bastard.
On her abortion, as quoted in You Might as well Live by John Keats (1970)

You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think.
Parker's answer when asked to use the word horticulture during a game of Can-You-Give-Me-A-Sentence?, as quoted in You Might as well Live by John Keats (1970)
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/26/13 03:01 AM

Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/06/13 02:06 AM

HA!
Posted by: I did it!

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/06/13 04:12 AM

Originally Posted By: bluezone
ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country

mr K


I have always loved this one.
It's getting time we the people take back our country or live under a dictatorship.
Posted by: I did it!

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/06/13 04:14 AM

Teonan, I must say if this is yours or a C&P it's great either way.
""If history is to be creative, to anticipate a possible future, without denying the past, it should, I believe, emphasize new possibilities by disclosing those hidden episodes of the past, when, even if in brief flashes, people showed their ability to resist, to join together, occasionally to win. I am supposing, or perhaps only hoping, that our future may be found in the past’s fugitive moments of compassion rather than its solid centuries of warfare."
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/06/13 05:26 AM

Originally Posted By: I did it!
Teonan, I must say if this is yours or a C&P it's great either way.
""If history is to be creative, to anticipate a possible future, without denying the past, it should, I believe, emphasize new possibilities by disclosing those hidden episodes of the past, when, even if in brief flashes, people showed their ability to resist, to join together, occasionally to win. I am supposing, or perhaps only hoping, that our future may be found in the past’s fugitive moments of compassion rather than its solid centuries of warfare."


Props to the late great Howard Zinn on that.
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/21/13 02:43 AM

Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/25/13 02:46 AM

Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/27/13 01:49 AM

Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/27/13 02:23 AM





“The EU has banned all cosmetics and toiletries tested on animals, while here in America we’re still trying to ban the shooting of children.”

- John Fugelsang, Viewpoint.



John on Jesus and the GOP.
http://www.truthwinsout.org/blog/2012/02/22255/
Posted by: Frisco kid

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/27/13 05:22 AM

"The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money".
< Margaret Thatcher >
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/27/13 05:57 PM


Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/27/13 09:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Teonan


"Of course that's only if you believe what's actually in the Bible."

Good one.
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/27/13 10:19 PM

Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/27/13 11:58 PM

“If what you seek is Truth, there is one thing you must have above all else.” “I know. An overwhelming passion for it.” “No. An unremitting readiness to admit you may be wrong.”
― Anthony de Mello
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/04/13 10:50 PM

“I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try.”
Roger Ebert
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/04/13 11:10 PM

Through it all, such a centered guy.
Ride the Wind Roger.


Originally Posted By: twocats
“I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try.”
Roger Ebert
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/06/13 04:25 AM


"Anarcho-capitalism, in my opinion, is a doctrinal system which, if ever implemented, would lead to forms of tyranny and oppression that have few counterparts in human history. There isn't the slightest possibility that its (in my view, horrendous) ideas would be implemented, because they would quickly destroy any society that made this colossal error. The idea of "free contract" between the potentate and his starving subject is a sick joke, perhaps worth some moments in an academic seminar exploring the consequences of (in my view, absurd) ideas, but nowhere else."

-- Noam Chomsky
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/08/13 12:22 AM

"It's going to happen again and again and again, and every time it will be in somebody else's community and somebody else's community and somebody else's community, until, one day, you wake up, and it's not."

-Sandy Hook parent
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/08/13 07:11 PM


When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves.
-David Orr
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/08/13 10:28 PM

And speaking of healing....


Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/09/13 04:01 AM

Posted by: bluezone

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/09/13 01:36 PM

'but the givers sleep better'

you posted this at 12 am
does that imply you are a 'taker'?



hope you do not have to 'teach' tomorrow...
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/09/13 01:43 PM


“You, madame, are an idiot,”
-Krusty the Klown
Posted by: bluezone

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/09/13 02:00 PM

God loves you

-God
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/09/13 04:53 PM


"The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand”

- Robert Valett
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/09/13 07:01 PM



"I like when Senators who demand Benghazi hearings decide 21 dead kids don't deserve an up-or-down vote on gun control."
-John Fugelsang
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/09/13 11:27 PM

Posted by: bluezone

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/11/13 12:51 AM

"how soon before eye get another paid week off"

-underperforming teacher
Posted by: bluezone

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/11/13 12:55 AM

"homey don't play that"

- homey the clown
Posted by: bluezone

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/12/13 01:33 PM

"if you can not stand the heat get out of the kitchen"

-the cook
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/14/13 07:30 AM

“Learning to read is probably the most difficult and revolutionary thing that happens to the human brain and if you don't believe that, watch an illiterate adult try to do it.”

John Steinbeck
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/16/13 10:14 PM

"Of course some people are surprised I can even read."

George W. Bush
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/16/13 11:00 PM

Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/18/13 11:51 PM

The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.

-Henry Van Dyke
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/19/13 02:15 AM


I want
To do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.

― Pablo Neruda
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/19/13 03:13 AM


Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/19/13 01:30 PM

Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/25/13 01:25 AM

Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/17/13 01:23 PM

Dig that cat^^ \:\)





"I believe that marijuana prohibition has failed and continues to bring hardships to average Americans, including those who are severely ill. Every year, millions of dollars are spent on law enforcement and thousands of young people — disproportionately young people of color — have their futures destroyed for possession of small amounts of cannabis.

"I believe that our state should seriously consider legalizing marijuana; taxing it, and regulating it."


- Ithaca's Mayor Svante Myrick is a proactive proponent of abolishing marijuana prohibition


Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/24/13 12:31 AM

Posted by: Rich_Tallcot

Re: Quotable quotes - 06/01/13 11:39 AM

I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy. Tom Clancy

You know "that look" women get when they want sex? Me neither. Steve Martin

Having sex is like playing bridge. If you don't have a good partner, you better have a good hand. Woody Allen

Biasexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night. Rodney Dangerfield

My girlfriend always laughs during sex – no matter what she's reading. Steve Jobs

My mother never saw thew irony in calling me a son of a bitch. Jack Nicholson

Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place. Billy Cyrystal

According to a new survey, women they feel more comfortable undressing in front of men than other women. They say women are too judgemental whereas men are just grateful. Robert De Niro

Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and just give her a house. Rod Stewart

See the problem is that God gives men a brain and a penis, and only enough blood to run one at a time. Robin Williams
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 06/16/13 02:02 AM



Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 06/27/13 01:59 AM

Posted by: MeRightYouWrong

Re: Quotable quotes - 06/27/13 06:59 PM

"False is the idea of utility that sacrifices a thousand real advantages for one imaginary or trifling inconvenience; that would take fire from men because it burns, and water because one may drown in it; that has no remedy for evils, except destruction. The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."

- Cesare Beccaria's 'Essay on Crimes and Punishments', 1767
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 07/08/13 02:35 AM


Posted by: Oldgzr

Re: Quotable quotes - 07/08/13 11:58 PM

I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.

Margaret Thatcher
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 07/10/13 08:10 PM

That's purty! \:\)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 07/12/13 12:00 AM


Posted by: Rich_Tallcot

Re: Quotable quotes - 07/17/13 02:01 AM

"Socialism only works
in two places:
Heaven where they don't
need it and hell where they already have it."
-Ronald Reagan

'Here's my strategy on
the Cold War:
We win, they lose.'
- Ronald Reagan

'The most terrifying words
In the English language are:
I'm from the government
and I'm here to help.'
-Ronald Reagan

'The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.'
-Ronald Reagan

'Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.
- Ronald Reagan

'I have wondered at
times about what the
Ten Commandments would
have looked like if Moses
had run them through
the U.S. Congress..
-Ronald Reagan

'The taxpayer:
That's someone who works
For the federal government
but doesn't have to take the
civil service examination.'
- Ronald Reagan

'Government is like a baby:
An alimentary canal with a
big appetite at one end and
no sense of responsibility
at the other'
- Ronald Reagan

'The nearest thing to eternal
life we will ever see on
this earth is a
government program.'
- Ronald Reagan

'It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession.
I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first'
- Ronald Reagan

'Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:
If it moves, tax it.
If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving,
subsidize it'
- Ronald Reagan

'Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed,
there are many rewards;
if you disgrace yourself,
you can always write a book.'
- Ronald Reagan

'No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.'
- Ronald Reagan

'If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.'
-Ronald Reagan
Posted by: Rich_Tallcot

Re: Quotable quotes - 07/17/13 02:05 AM

Sometimes when I reflect back on all the wine I drink, I feel shame. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the vineyards and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this wine, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, "It is better that I drink this wine and let their dreams come true, than be selfish and worry about my liver."

~ Jack Handy


I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they Wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."

~Frank Sinatra


"When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading."

~ Henny Youngman


"24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case . Coincidence? I think not."

~ Stephen Wright



"When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to heaven. So, let's all get drunk and go to heaven!"

~ Brian O'Rourke



"Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."

~ Dave Barry



To some it's a six-pack, to me it's a Support Group. Salvation in a can!

~Dave Howell


"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

~ Benjamin Franklin



"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this. A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers."

by Cliff Clavin, of Cheers
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 07/17/13 12:45 PM

Posted by: Rich_Tallcot

Re: Quotable quotes - 08/02/13 11:26 AM

No society ever thrived because it had a large and growing class of parasites living off those who produce. Thomas Sowell

Telling a Democrat not to cry racism is like telling Lynard Skynrd not to play Freebird. Greg Gutfield

Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it. Mark Twain

Political correctness is tyranny with manners. Charlton Heston

The optimists are learning English. The pessimists are learning Chinese. But the realists are learning to shoot. Unknown

If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Dessert, in five years there would be a shortage of sand. Milton Friedman

You need to be worried about Obamacare. 16,000 new IRS agents are going to be looking at your medical records. Will our healthcare decisions be decided on whether or not we support Democrats or Republicans? Rand Paul
Posted by: Rich_Tallcot

Re: Quotable quotes - 08/04/13 01:53 AM

President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people. Clint Eastwood
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 08/06/13 01:10 AM




Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 08/06/13 02:45 AM


“Al Jazeera America represents something more than news that isn’t profit or ratings driven — they represent foreign investment in a country where the two-party system outsourced your jobs. They represent facts over opinion and they represent our cultures coming together just a little more, whether you bigots like it or not.”
~ John Fugelsang
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 08/07/13 03:28 AM

There is a story they tell of two dogs…

Both at separate times walk into the same room.
One comes out wagging his tail while the other comes out growling.
A woman watching this goes into the room to see
what could possibly make one dog so happy and the other so mad.
To her surprise she finds a room filled with mirrors.
The happy dog found a thousand happy dogs looking back at him
while the angry dog found a thousand dogs growling back at him.
What you see in the world around you is a reflection of who you are.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 08/07/13 05:25 PM

Originally Posted By: twocats
There is a story they tell of two dogs…

Both at separate times walk into the same room.
One comes out wagging his tail while the other comes out growling.
A woman watching this goes into the room to see
what could possibly make one dog so happy and the other so mad.
To her surprise she finds a room filled with mirrors.
The happy dog found a thousand happy dogs looking back at him
while the angry dog found a thousand dogs growling back at him.
What you see in the world around you is a reflection of who you are.



So true.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/20/13 01:52 PM


Libertarians understand freedom less than anyone. Freedom is rooted in egalitarianism, not individual license & predilection.
~Mark Newbold
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/23/13 11:35 PM

I think I remember a quote from Proverbs that says to ignore the poor, deny them access to health care, and let them starve. Oh sorry, I'm mistaken, that's the Republican manifesto.

Proverbs actually states this:

"The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern."

"He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God."

-The Christian Left
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/10/13 02:22 AM


"This is fundamentally an issue of changing the balance of power: of stopping corporate and elite interests outweighing the power of ordinary citizens and communities."

- Dipti Bhatnagar, Friends of the Earth International
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/21/13 04:58 PM

This is the question...to answer. Do you want smaller government with less handouts or do you want do you want a low minimum wage because you cannot have both. If Colonel Sanders isn’t going to pay the lady behind the counter enough to live on, then Uncle Sam has to. And I for one (am) getting a little tired of helping highly profitable companies pay their workers.

-Bill Maher
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/21/13 05:29 PM

Originally Posted By: twocats
This is the question...to answer. Do you want smaller government with less handouts or do you want do you want a low minimum wage because you cannot have both. If Coronel Sanders isn’t going to pay the lady behind the counter enough to live on, then Uncle Sam has to. And I for one (am) getting a little tired of helping highly profitable companies pay their workers.

-Bill Maher


Originally Posted By: twocats
I think I remember a quote from Proverbs that says to ignore the poor, deny them access to health care, and let them starve. Oh sorry, I'm mistaken, that's the Republican manifesto.

Proverbs actually states this:

"The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern."

"He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God."

-The Christian Left


In the Spirit of the Season...

Posted by: Timbo

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/22/13 06:15 AM


Even this atheist thinks Jesus was one cool dude!

Oh, yeah...

“The trouble with quotes on the internet is that it’s difficult to determine whether or not they are genuine” - Abraham Lincoln
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/22/13 07:45 AM


"The best approach to get away with saying inappropriate things is by presenting them in the form of famous quote." – Abraham Lincoln
Posted by: young guns

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/22/13 02:32 PM

Show me something Scientific? Hmm!
Timbo
Posted by: birdwatcher123

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/22/13 03:32 PM

He who gossips with you, will gossip about you.
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/22/13 05:45 PM

Originally Posted By: young guns
Show me something Scientific? Hmm!
Timbo

That's a misquote. Timbo NEVER said that.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/17/14 12:28 PM


Why don't people with limited employment options and mouths to feed, and no money to move or continue their job search, in a glutted labor market just find better jobs?
crazy

~Things Libertarians Actually Think
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/14 05:21 PM


“The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations.”

- Thomas Jefferson
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/14 06:18 PM


Everything changes, yet nothing changes.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/14 09:00 PM


“I’m the f-----g victim here..."



Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/14 09:13 PM

Quote:
What you see in the world around you is a reflection of who you are.


That might be true if the only things we had to face in this world were mirrors.
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/14 09:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Timbo

Everything changes, yet nothing changes.


Human nature doesn't change. But I like this:


A generation goes, and a generation comes,
but the earth remains forever.

The sun rises, and the sun goes down,
and hastens to the place where it rises.

The wind blows to the south
and goes around to the north;
around and around goes the wind,
and on its circuits the wind returns.

All streams run to the sea,
but the sea is not full;
to the place where the streams flow,
there they flow again.

All things are full of weariness;
a man cannot utter it;
the eye is not satisfied with seeing,
nor the ear filled with hearing.

What has been is what will be,
and what has been done is what will be done,
and there is nothing new under the sun.

Is there a thing of which it is said,
“See, this is new”?
It has been already
in the ages before us.

There is no remembrance of former things,
nor will there be any remembrance
of later things yet to be among those who come after.
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/23/14 08:39 PM

If you're the smartest person in the room, find a different room.

Michael Dell
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/28/14 06:34 PM

Originally Posted By: VM Smith
If you're the smartest person in the room, find a different room.
Michael Dell



Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.
~ Sun Tzu



Good idea. Maybe Richie will rent you a room in Greeneville. grin


Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/02/14 02:13 PM


"We're in a transitional economy in many respects. Capitalism, at its rankest form, is not a humanistic economic system. It allows the most powerful to tear into the economic fabric of the least powerful. It allows people with big money to control people with no money, low money and small money in many ways including politically."

Chokwe Lumumba (1947-2014) Revolutionary activist, attorney, and Mayor of Jackson, Miss.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/10/14 01:44 AM


"I know whats best for you, I want to eliminate take over government, then legalize discrimination, cut all education and infrastructure to nothing and remove all social safety nets; trust me, I am a libertarian and I read in a book that this would work out differently than all places that already do that."

- Things libertarians actually think
Posted by: tubby

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/10/14 07:05 PM

Talking to yourself again, take another toke.
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/10/14 07:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Teonan

"I know whats best for you, I want to eliminate take over government, then legalize discrimination, cut all education and infrastructure to nothing and remove all social safety nets; trust me, I am a libertarian and I read in a book that this would work out differently than all places that already do that."

- Things libertarians actually think

Yyyyyyuuup! wink
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/10/14 07:14 PM


“Exercise freaks… are the ones putting stress on the health care system.”
– Rush Limbaugh
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/10/14 07:21 PM


“You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.”
-George W. Bush
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/28/14 03:58 AM


"If you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be....Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the `criminal justice system,' I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal."

~Rand Paul
Plagiarizing the racist newsletter his father never wrote. whistle
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/29/14 12:46 AM


"I always get a kick out of those voluntaryists who gripe about how they "never signed anything", and therefore should be exempt from the social contract.

The reason why the social contract is involuntary and does not require your express consent is really quite simple: society only works if people are playing by the rules, if you want to live in society and enjoy its benefits you need to play by its rules. If you don't want to play by its rules you can live in the wilderness and disavow civilization. However, if you still want to live in society, but don't want to play by its rules, be prepared to get a boot stuck up your arse, because you are not f*cking special enough to be above the rules that everyone else follows. Only a petulant teenager would think that they are entitled to the benefits of civilization without having to owe anything in return."

- Hobbes
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/29/14 01:55 AM

“Now the wren has gone to roost and the sky is turnin' gold
And like the sky my soul is also turnin'
Turnin' from the past, at last and all I've left behind”
&#8213; Ray Lamontagne, Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs - God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/29/14 02:00 AM

I am cheerful. I don't know if I'm happy. There is a difference, you know.

Tom Robbins
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/29/14 11:27 AM

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

Oscar Wilde
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/30/14 02:50 PM


“The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself but the ends you serve that are for all, in common, will take you into eternity.”
- Marcus Garvey
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/30/14 03:08 PM

“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”
Mark Twain

“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”
&#8213; Ernest Hemingway
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/30/14 03:25 PM


"One of the great things about young people is that they do question, that they do care deeply about justice, and they they have open minds."

- Zack de la Rocha
(Singer-songwriter-activist, a ferocious 1990s icon as frontman of Rage Against the Machine)
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/31/14 07:01 PM

“There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.”
Anthony de Mello
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/13/14 11:54 AM


"Jesus was a radical nonviolent revolutionary who hung around with lepers hookers and crooks; wasn't American and never spoke English; was anti-wealth anti-death penalty anti-public prayer (M 6:5); but was never anti-gay, never mentioned abortion or birth control, never called the poor lazy, never justified torture, never fought for tax cuts for the wealthiest Nazarenes, never asked a leper for a copay; and was a long-haired brown-skinned homeless community-organizing anti-slut-shaming Middle Eastern Jew."

- John Fugelsang
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/14/14 06:10 PM


"All kinds of people today call themselves “libertarians,” especially something calling itself the New Right, which consists of hippies, except that they’re anarchists instead of collectivists. But of course, anarchists are collectivists.

Capitalism is the one system that requires absolute objective law, yet they want to combine capitalism and anarchism. That is worse than anything the New Left has proposed. It’s a mockery of philosophy and ideology. They sling slogans and try to ride on two bandwagons. They want to be hippies, but don’t want to preach collectivism, because those jobs are already taken. But anarchism is a logical outgrowth of the anti-intellectual side of collectivism. I could deal with a Marxist with a greater chance of reaching some kind of understanding, and with much greater respect. The anarchist is the scum of the intellectual world of the left, which has given them up. So the right picks up another leftist discard. That’s the Libertarian movement."


-Ayn Rand
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/25/14 09:45 PM


Not a bad way to live.


"I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday, and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you."

~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/27/14 01:17 PM


My Man, Neil!
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/28/14 08:03 PM



Rest In Peace Sister Maya
April 4, 1928 ~ May 28, 2014
Posted by: twocats

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/30/14 01:32 AM



"You've Got To Be Carefully Taught," (Lyrics from South Pacific.)

You've got to be taught to hate and fear,

You've got to be taught from year to year,

It's got to be drummed in your dear little ear,

You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught to be afraid

Of people whose eyes are oddly made,

And people whose skin is a diff'rent shade,

You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught before it's too late,

Before you are six or seven or eight,

To hate all the people your relatives hate,

You've got to be carefully taught!



"You've Got to Be Carefully Taught" (sometimes "You've Got to Be Taught" or "Carefully Taught") is a show tune from the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific.

South Pacific received scrutiny for its commentary regarding relationships between different races and ethnic groups. In particular, "You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught" was subject to widespread criticism, judged by some to be too controversial or downright inappropriate for the musical stage.[1] Sung by the character Lieutenant Cable, the song is preceded by a lyric saying racism is "not born in you! It happens after you’re born..."

Rodgers and Hammerstein risked the entire South Pacific venture in light of legislative challenges to its decency or supposed Communist agenda. While the show was on a tour of the Southern United States, lawmakers in Georgia introduced a bill outlawing entertainment containing "an underlying philosophy inspired by Moscow."[2] One legislator said that "a song justifying interracial marriage was implicitly a threat to the American way of life."[2] Rodgers and Hammerstein defended their work strongly. James Michener, upon whose stories South Pacific was based, recalled, "The authors replied stubbornly that this number represented why they had wanted to do this play, and that even if it meant the failure of the production, it was going to stay in."[2]
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 07/05/14 10:43 AM


"Must be nice to be a Republican senator sometimes, because you get the fun of breaking sh*t and the joy of complaining the sh*t you just broke doesn't work." - Jon Stewart
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 07/09/14 11:25 PM



“...the Court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield”

- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her blistering 35-page defense of women’s rights in the Hobby Lobby case.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/16/14 04:14 PM


grin

"Where do you think you're going? Nobody's leaving. Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We're all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here. We're gonna press on, and we're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny f*n Kaye. And when Santa squeezes his fat white azz down that chimney tonight, he's gonna find the jolliest bunch of a-holes this side of the nuthouse."

- Clark Griswold, Christmas Vacation
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/08/15 11:37 AM


Wisdom from Saint Bob:

"If she's amazing, she won't be easy. If she's easy, she won't be amazing. If she's worth it, you won't give up. If you give up, you're not worthy. Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for."

~ Robert Nesta Marley
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/09/15 06:13 PM


Thank you Mr. President...

"Tonight we celebrate artists whose music and message help shape our culture. And together we can change our culture for the better by ending violence against women and girls,"..."It’s on us – all of us - to create a culture where violence isn’t tolerated, where survivors are supported, and where all our young people – men and women – can go as far as their talents and their dreams will take them."

- President Obama's message, 2015 Grammys.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/11/15 01:09 AM


Presente!...

"I find God in the suffering eyes reflected in mine, if that is how you are revealed to me, this is how I will forever seek you."

~ Kayla Jean Mueller
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/11/15 02:42 PM


Right ON Jon. Best luck in your future endevors. Hope you score the 'Meet the Press' host gig. wink

“I’m not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance.”

~Jon Stewart
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 06/06/15 11:56 PM


"There are two kinds of "globalization" going on simultaneously right now. One is the much-touted economic globalization being pushed by the transnational corporations, the national elites and their pet institutions like the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO. The other globalization - which you won't hear a peep about, by the way, in the corporate media - is the bottom-up, grassroots, internet-mediated, people-based movement springing up all over the world. Itís saying, 'We know how to do renewable energy. We know how to do organic agriculture. We know how to do economic democracy. We know how to create a sustainable society.' All the pieces are there. Now we just have to connect the dots."

-Kevin Danahur, Co-Founder with Medea Benjamin of Global Exchange; Editor, Democratizing the Global Economy.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/21/15 07:53 PM


CONNECTION

The birch leaves are yellowing and soon the cranes will be flying south as Summer seamlessly moves into Autumn. When does the one end and the other begin? It's different every year, but one day I become aware that the light is changing and I find myself looking back on the warm mornings of July and forward to the cool evenings of October. What did I plant in the Springtime and what am I harvesting now?

At the end of the soul-retrieval course in August I realized that my red thread for the course was connection: connection with the circle, connection with the spirits, connection with all there is. But sometimes it is difficult to feel the connection. When the world around us is ill and it affects us all. The wars, the pollution, the social injustice. The list goes on and on. Most human activity in the world today is clearly dysfunctional. Who is sick – and how does it happen?

People forget that they are connected, even to themselves. Here in the western world we are brought up to succeed, whatever that word may mean, and everyone seems to be battling for their place in the sun, and we become ill in some way - physical, emotional, or otherwise - it's about 'me' - my stress, my ulcer, my illness.

But is it? Many indigenous peoples living in a traditional way realize that when one person is not well then it has an effect on the entire social fabric. The illnesses we suffer from do not only affect us. They touch our families who must take care of us, our friends who want to help out, and more. The reverse is also true, when the society is ill the people suffer. Because of this awareness the healing ceremonies in traditional societies are not only for the sick - they are opportunities to bring the people back together with the spirits, to repair the net of power which connects us all, and to re-establish balance in the community.

The interconnection is clear. As the Buddhist teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh would say, "We inter-are". Yet so many ask, "But what can I do?" I feel the first step must be to realize and live our connection, to know that we are not isolated, to constantly remind ourselves that we are all in this together - with all there is - that it’s not about me, it is about us. And here we are.


Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/24/15 09:48 PM


"Climate change is a problem which can no longer be left to a future generation."

~Pope Francis
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/21/15 10:55 PM


There is just one love y'all
There is just one beat

~Michael Franti
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/12/15 02:17 PM


“And hope does not disappoint.” (Romans 5:5)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/16/15 11:59 PM


"He now felt glad at having suffered sorrow and trouble, because it enabled him to enjoy so much better all the pleasure and happiness around him."

~ Hans Christian Andersen
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/07/16 10:24 PM




“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

~Siddhartha Gautama
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/08/16 02:55 AM


"Wherever you go, there you are." -Buckaroo Banzai (among others)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/08/16 01:46 PM


There isn't time, so brief is life, for bickerings, apologies, heartburnings, callings to account. There is only time for loving, and but an instant, so to speak, for that.

~ Mark Twain
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/11/16 11:54 PM




"We are the ancestors of the future."

~ Julia Butterfly Hill
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/14/16 01:22 AM




... As long as you continue to tar social democracy with all the crimes of communism, I feel equally entitled to tar the free market with the crimes of slavery, segregation, colonialism and genocide; piss me off and I'll add fascism and the Nazis.

-Greg Erwin
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/16/16 03:01 AM




"...bunches of flowers and kisses, their bodies locked together by a stopwatch."
Descriptive on an affair."

~ Susan Richards Shreve
Posted by: secure white guy

Re: Quotable quotes - 08/19/16 01:08 AM


"We all fight. Fight nature, obstacles, plateaus, negativity, doubt. Keep fighting, watch yourself outlive it all."

~Alpha Cat Zingano





Posted by: secure white guy

Re: Quotable quotes - 08/23/16 01:05 PM


Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/01/16 01:44 AM


Dave Cline ... 25th Inf. Div., Organizer VVAW and bridge to healing with NamVets and Vietnamese survivors. He was an anti-war soldier, military veteran activist, trade unionist, anti-racist, and friend to many.

Dave Cline Was The First To Shake My Hand And Say Welcome Home Brother (poem)
~By Nathan Lewis

same Kalashnikovs, newer M-16's
cities were the jungles
sandstorms instead of monsoons
same burning homes
Hellfires instead of Zippos
we convoyed, never humped
near beer instead of beer
no day passes, no Tu Do street
but something called an X-Box
wi-fi porn, not much grass
same lies pouring from TV
different newscasters
same blood pouring from twenty year olds
different countries
same war profiteers
different boogie man
DU instead of Agent Orange
pills instead of heroin
torture pictures in higher resolution
regionally appropriate racial slurs
same Johnny Cash
Kid Rock not Hendrix
no Bob Hope
and a much lamer Jesse James
same despised puppet regime
same buses to DC
same boonie hats, different colors
but when I got home from Iraq
wise uncles inspired
instead of condemned


~Nathan Lewis is an artist, activist and Iraq vet. He makes handmade paper from military uniforms with other veterans. They call it Combat Paper.
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/01/16 02:01 PM

Originally Posted By: secure white guy


Truth.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/04/16 03:45 PM


These are not the chosen things.
These are the things that have chosen me.
And I'm riding for my life; it's a terrible thing to be afraid all the time.
When you reach the point of a death wish, feeling that anything has got to be better than this
then just keep repeating.
Just go on repeating.
There's always hope, that no good thing ever dies.
The river is carrying each one of us to the finish line.
One day we'll be on the other side.

~Ty Rocky
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/05/16 11:26 PM


The Bleeding Heart

You called me a bleeding heart.

Words flung with force and fury,

Spittle clinging to your lips like a rabid dog.

Because I refuse to meet your hate with more hate all you have left

is to attack my heart.

My lifeblood, lifeforce, life-affirming, life-loving, life-giving heart.

And you were right.

My heart bleeds in the midst of suffering.

Regardless of race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation or

political affiliation, my heart bleeds.

My heart bleeds in the midst of injustice.

For every child who loses a parent,

Every man who loses his life,

Every loved one left behind,

Every person denied their rights,

My heart bleeds.

Your insult is my badge of honor.

It is what makes me weep for you

My critic

My persecutor

My mirror

My cautionary tale

My compass

My teacher

My heart bleeds for you.

For your heart.

So like that rabid dog,

So mired in misplaced fear and anger

irrational, and yet so very real to you.

That same bleeding heart you so fanatically condemn

bleeds in equal measure for your abandonment of your own.

Because if your heart doesn’t bleed

It doesn’t love.

If your heart doesn’t break in the face of horror, regardless of lines on a map or shades of skin,

it should.

And it would,

If the hate

And the fear

And the anger

Were stripped away.

Because that is what a heart is for.

At the heart of the heart is love.

~Jennifer Merlich, July 7, 2016
Posted by: Rich_Tallcot

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/17/16 12:38 AM

A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both. – Milton Freedman
Posted by: Rich_Tallcot

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/20/16 04:53 PM

There’s nothing on this green earth that a liberal progressive fears more than a black American who wants a better life and a smaller government. – Allen West
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/20/16 07:11 PM


BAM! cool

Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/20/16 10:43 PM





Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.

~ Theodore Roethke ~
Posted by: Rich_Tallcot

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/20/16 11:36 PM

I played Barrack Obama’s inauguration even though I didn’t vote for him. I didn’t agree with his policies. But there was an exciting sense of change in the air. That promise hasn’t been fulfilled – the country is more divided than ever. – Kid Rock
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/21/16 12:04 AM



Pffft. Irrelevant a$$ Kid Rock representin'.



“How in the hell can Kid Rock represent Detroit and wave that flag just generating millions and millions in ticket sales — a flag that represents genocide to most of Detroit?”
~Sam Riddle
Posted by: Rich_Tallcot

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/21/16 12:09 AM

A Liberal's paradise would be where everyone Has a guaranteed job free health care, free education, free food, free housing, free clothing, free utilities, and only law enforcement has guns. Believe it or not such a place does indeed already exist. It’s called prison. – Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/21/16 12:24 AM

Kid Rock now Arpaio?
Your proclivity for quoting butthurt white losers tonight is oddly entertaining Rich. grin


"Well you know, they call you KKK. They did me. I think it's an honor. It means we're doing something."

-Arpaio to CNN host Lou Dobbs, 2007.

Posted by: Rich_Tallcot

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/21/16 12:29 AM

I have never understood why it is greed to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take someone else’s money. - Thomas Sowell
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/21/16 12:44 AM


Idiot Emitrus Sowell. Three in row from your rogues gallery of reactionaries. You're killin' tonite Rich. laugh

Posted by: Rich_Tallcot

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/21/16 02:13 AM

I contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. – Winston Churchill
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/21/16 03:05 PM

Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/21/16 04:08 PM




"Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes."

~Theodore Dreiser
Posted by: Rich_Tallcot

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/21/16 08:27 PM

Awe, sounds like Toeman got his toes stepped on.

Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. – Ronald Reagan
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/21/16 09:02 PM


Hmmmm. Seems like you could do better than hacking up nonsensical gak capped with a lame quip from the "Great Communicator."

Allergy problem from adopting Fuzzy's kitty maybe?
laugh








Posted by: Formermac

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/21/16 10:14 PM

I love when idiots like Rich paint themselves into a corner,especially when it's a ssslllllooooowwwww drying paint. Ask the fool the question, if it's the government's job to protect it's people by virtue of military and police agencies, why does any individual have any need of personal weapons or does it work both ways? That being the case, the inner city residences are qualified or afforded the same benefits and privileges.Right? confused
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/21/16 10:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Formermac
I love when idiots like Rich paint themselves into a corner,especially when it's a ssslllllooooowwwww drying paint. Ask the fool the question, if it's the government's job to protect it's people by virtue of military and police agencies, why does any individual have any need of personal weapons or does it work both ways? That being the case, the inner city residences are qualified or afforded the same benefits and privileges.Right? confused


Hehehe. Paleocons, John Birchites, Alt-righties, and garden variety neo-cons will pick and grouse over your reasonable inquiry til' they're neck high in history's tarpits.

And let that be none too soon. wink


Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/22/16 11:41 AM

“It's the usual Socialist fiscal math of 1 + 1 = You're paying, so who cares.” - Rachel Marsden
Posted by: Rich_Tallcot

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/22/16 11:52 AM

Originally Posted By: cwjga
“It's the usual Socialist fiscal math of 1 + 1 = You're paying, so who cares.” - Rachel Marsden
smile
We don’t have deficits because we are taxed too little. We have deficits because big government spends too much. – Ronald Reagan
Posted by: Rich_Tallcot

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/22/16 12:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Formermac
if it's the government's job to protect it's people by virtue of military and police agencies, why does any individual have any need of personal weapons or does it work both ways? That being the case, the inner city residences are qualified or afforded the same benefits and privileges.Right? confused

You're obviously confused because you've never read or don't understand the Constitution.

Individuals have a right to defend themselves as long as they don’t violate the rights of others. - Rich Tallcot
Posted by: Formermac

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/22/16 06:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Rich_Tallcot
Originally Posted By: Formermac
if it's the government's job to protect it's people by virtue of military and police agencies, why does any individual have any need of personal weapons or does it work both ways? That being the case, the inner city residences are qualified or afforded the same benefits and privileges.Right? confused

You're obviously confused because you've never read or don't understand the Constitution.

Individuals have a right to defend themselves as long as they don’t violate the rights of others. - Rich Tallcot



ROTFLMAO, funny how when anyone disputes the statements of someone ignorant as yourself, the next narrative is sure to sound like a taped message "You don't understand the Constitution" NOW son, look back on my previous statement in regard to inner city kids having guns ( Looked yet?) they have the same rights as yourself in regard to gun possession according to your interpretation. Ignorance on your part will now attempt to wiggle away from that point... hypocrite much??????? wink
Posted by: Rich_Tallcot

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/22/16 07:12 PM

No, you’re as delusional as it. Show me where my quote excluded anyone. “Kids” is a rather general term which still doesn’t exclude them from the law. Of course felons are excluded because they broke the law. Of course those without a handgun permit could not legally carry a handgun. Why would the inner cities be excluded? Are you really that dense?

What part of “Individuals have a right to defend themselves as long as they don’t violate the rights of others. - Rich Tallcot” don’t you understand?

Maybe you should take your crying to one of the gun threads; this one is for quotes. Stay on topic.
Posted by: Formermac

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/22/16 07:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Rich_Tallcot
Originally Posted By: Formermac
if it's the government's job to protect it's people by virtue of military and police agencies, why does any individual have any need of personal weapons or does it work both ways? That being the case, the inner city residences are qualified or afforded the same benefits and privileges.Right? confused

You're obviously confused because you've never read or don't understand the Constitution.

Individuals have a right to defend themselves as long as they don’t violate the rights of others. - Rich Tallcot


I rest my case, idiot such as yourself can't even stay focus on his own topic.....Now once again, please stop the immature foolishness of attempting to making yourself relevant. wink
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/23/16 11:41 AM

“Self-esteem comes from achievements. Not from lax standards and false praise.” – Condi Rice
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/23/16 04:06 PM




Nature itself is the best physician.
~ Hippocrates ~
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/23/16 06:10 PM

"The government is not your salvation. The government is not your road to prosperity. Hard work, education will take you far beyond what any government program can ever promise." - Mia Love
Posted by: Formermac

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/23/16 06:12 PM

"There's no fool like an old fool"

Author unknown
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/23/16 09:33 PM

"I will not have my sons grow up in a world where the new original sin is being a man." -- Dana Loesch
Posted by: Formermac

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/23/16 10:50 PM

"Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving"

Formermac
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/23/16 11:28 PM


Happy Thanksgiving Formermac! May tomorrows celebration with your family be full of laughter and peace.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/27/16 11:08 PM


“This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” ~Maya Angelou
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/28/16 01:23 AM




When my house burned down, I could finally see the sunrise.
~Japanese proverb
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/30/16 01:07 PM

"Racism oppresses its victims, but also binds the oppressors, who sear their consciences with more and more lies until they become prisoners of those lies. They cannot face the truth of human equality because it reveals the horror of the injustices they commit." -- Alveda King
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/30/16 10:13 PM


For real Michael Franti...

Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/01/16 10:09 PM

"It continues to defy explanation why liberals who theoretically love liberty, equality, tolerance and moderation, should find so much to despise in their own country, which represents the fullest expression of those virtues anywhere on the globe." -- Mona Charen
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/06/16 02:12 AM

"I hope very much that my campaign for president will not endlessly be discussed from an historical perspective, looking back. I hope that my efforts, and the incredibly hard work of hundreds of thousands of grassroots volunteers in every state in our country, will be seen as a turning point in American politics and a blueprint for the future."

~ Bernie Sanders, Our Revolution
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/07/16 11:27 AM

“Why does the left hate free speech? Because they don't know how to talk about the substantive merits when they are challenged. Having submerged themselves in disciplining each other by denouncing any heretics in their midst, they find themselves overwhelmed and outnumbered in America, where there is vibrant debate about all sorts of things they don't know how to begin to talk about. They resort to stomping their feet and shouting ‘shut up’… when they aren't prissily imploring everyone to be ‘civil.’" - Ann Althouse
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/07/16 11:52 AM


"Republicans are the party of colorblind individual merit. That sounds great. But as much as Republicans hate to admit it, some nasty strains of some bigotry and some bias, including some actually scary white supremacists, have found a home in their party. And they don't seem to want to acknowledge that or even confront it in a serious way."

"I am not saying that every Democrats is an elitist. And I am certainly not saying that every Republican is bigoted. Far from it. I'm saying something else. I'm saying: Neither major political party today seems to truly respect all Americans. In fact, both parties seem to disrespect an awful lot of Americans, an awful lot of the time. That is no longer a partisan problem. That is now an American problem." ~ Van Jones
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/07/16 12:27 PM

"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." -- Margaret Thatcher
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/07/16 01:28 PM


"Social Security, which transformed life for the elderly in this country was "socialist." The concept of the minimum wage was seen as a radical intrusion into the marketplace and was described as "socialist." Unemployment insurance, abolishing child labor, the 40-hour work week, collective bargaining, strong banking regulations, deposit insurance, and job programs that put millions of people to work were all described, in one way or another, as "socialist." ~ Bernie Sanders
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/10/16 01:09 AM




Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.
~ Rumi
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/15/16 01:41 PM

Whenever I read liberals reporting about the goings- on of conservatives I always get the nature-documentary vibe. A liberal reporter puts on his or her Dian Fossey hat in order to attempt to write another installment of Conservatives in the Mist. I've followed this particular brand of reporting for years, it's almost a fetish of mine. Most attempts fail. Of these lesser varieties, there's fear ("Troglodytes!"), mockery ("Irrelevant troglodytes!"), condescension ("I had to explain to them they're troglodytes."), bewilderment ("Why don't they understand they're troglodytes?"), astonishment (Dear God, they're not all troglodytes!"), and a few combinations of all the above. -- Jonah Goldberg
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/15/16 09:17 PM


Yepper. Stupefying trogs... crazy

ONLY IN AMERICA CAN YOU BE PRO-DEATH PENALTY, PRO-WAR, PRO-UNMANNED DRONE BOMBS, PRO-NUCLEAR WEAPONS, PRO-GUNS, PRO-TORTURE, PRO-LAND MINES AND STILL CALL YOURSELF 'PRO-LIFE'.

~John Fugelsang
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/10/17 12:39 PM


Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/12/17 01:28 PM


"So I think the Democrats have to make a very fundamental choice, Chris—and that is, which side are they on? You cannot be on the side of Wall Street, you can’t be on the side of the drug companies and the insurance companies and the big-money interests and say to working people,‘Hey, I’m on your side."

- Bernie Sanders, CNN, 9 Jan. 2017
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/14/17 12:04 AM


“Pass along the value of empathy to our children. Not sympathy, but empathy, the ability to stand in somebody else’s shoes; to look at the world through their eyes. Sometimes it’s so easy to get caught up in ‘us,’ that we forget about our obligations to one another. There’s a culture in our society that says remembering these obligations is somehow soft; that we can’t show weakness, and so therefore we can’t show kindness. But our young boys and girls see that. They see when you are ignoring or mistreating your wife. They see when you are inconsiderate at home; or when you are distant; or when you are thinking only of yourself. And so it’s no surprise when we see that behavior in our schools or on our streets. That’s why we pass on the values of empathy and kindness to our children by living them. We need to show our kids that you’re not strong by putting other people down – you’re strong by lifting them up. That’s our responsibility as fathers.” ~ Barack Obama, 2008
Posted by: young guns

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/15/17 05:02 AM


"I care deeply about certain things, I am not bashful about expressing my thoughts.
Some are intimidated,some are offended but none are left in doubt"
Benny Alongi ..
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/16/17 03:33 PM




“When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”

~ Martin Luther King Jr. “Revolution of Values,” 1967
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/22/17 01:12 AM


We were made for these times.
~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/28/17 01:49 PM




Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will also be in our troubled world.

~Etty Hillesum
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/11/17 01:21 PM




Children who develop strong, caring relationships with all the people and living things around them will be more grounded and ultimately more prepared to function in, and meaningfully contribute to, an increasingly complex society.

~Mark Sorensen
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/17 07:58 PM



(image: "The Dream Tree" by Maximusfox)


It's 3:23 in the morning
and I'm awake
because my great great grandchildren
won't let me sleep
my great great grandchildren
ask me in dreams
what did you do while the planet was plundered?
what did you do when the earth was unraveling?

~Drew Dellinger

Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/17 12:59 PM




If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.

~Rainer Maria Rilke
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/17 12:00 PM





"The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.”
~Abraham Lincoln
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/26/17 02:27 PM




“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.”
~ President Harry S. Truman, Message to Congress, Aug. 8, 1950.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/28/17 02:03 AM

Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/10/17 03:33 PM


Happy birthday Harriet Tubman, who would be blowing out 195 candles today. Ex-slave, abolitionist, suffragist, hero. After 1850 she entered the Confederacy 13 times to smuggle 70 slaves north to their freedom. Thank you, Harriet, for demonstrating that freedom isn't just going to fight for itself.

Posted by: Timbo

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/16/17 09:52 PM


Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/05/17 01:54 PM





Grateful living brings in place of greed: sharing; in place of oppression: respect; in place of violence: peace.

~ Br. David Steindl-Rast
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/13/17 08:29 PM




“I've come to the point where I never feel the need to stop and evaluate whether or not I am happy. I'm just 'being', and without question, by default, it works.”

~ Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/23/17 11:35 PM


"Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie" is a poem written by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, and recited live during his April 12, 1963 performance at New York City's Town Hall.



"The poem is essentially an analysis of hope. Dylan sets the scene by describing the stressors of everyday life and the myriad of challenging choices we have to make. These stimuli can, essential, cause us to feel alone, lost and without hope. Dylan then explains the function of hope and how we need something to give our lives meaning. He then finishes the poem by suggesting that Woody Guthrie is as much a source of hope and beauty in the world as God, or religion."
- www.woodyguthrie.de/


Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie


When yer head gets twisted and yer mind grows numb

When you think you're too old, too young, too smart or too dumb

When yer laggin' behind an' losin' yer pace

In a slow-motion crawl of life's busy race

No matter what yer doing if you start givin' up

If the wine don't come to the top of yer cup

If the wind's got you sideways with with one hand holdin' on

And the other starts slipping and the feeling is gone

And yer train engine fire needs a new spark to catch it

And the wood's easy findin' but yer lazy to fetch it

And yer sidewalk starts curlin' and the street gets too long

And you start walkin' backwards though you know its wrong

And lonesome comes up as down goes the day

And tomorrow's mornin' seems so far away

And you feel the reins from yer pony are slippin'

And yer rope is a-slidin' 'cause yer hands are a-drippin'

And yer sun-decked desert and evergreen valleys

Turn to broken down slums and trash-can alleys

And yer sky cries water and yer drain pipe's a-pourin'

And the lightnin's a-flashing and the thunder's a-crashin'

And the windows are rattlin' and breakin' and the roof tops a-shakin'

And yer whole world's a-slammin' and bangin'

And yer minutes of sun turn to hours of storm

And to yourself you sometimes say

"I never knew it was gonna be this way

Why didn't they tell me the day I was born"

And you start gettin' chills and yer jumping from sweat

And you're lookin' for somethin' you ain't quite found yet

And yer knee-deep in the dark water with yer hands in the air

And the whole world's a-watchin' with a window peek stare

And yer good gal leaves and she's long gone a-flying

And yer heart feels sick like fish when they're fryin'

And yer jackhammer falls from yer hand to yer feet

And you need it badly but it lays on the street

And yer bell's bangin' loudly but you can't hear its beat

And you think yer ears might a been hurt

Or yer eyes've turned filthy from the sight-blindin' dirt

And you figured you failed in yesterdays rush

When you were faked out an' fooled white facing a four flush

And all the time you were holdin' three queens

And it's makin you mad, it's makin' you mean

Like in the middle of Life magazine

Bouncin' around a pinball machine

And there's something on yer mind you wanna be saying

That somebody someplace oughta be hearin'

But it's trapped on yer tongue and sealed in yer head

And it bothers you badly when your layin' in bed

And no matter how you try you just can't say it

And yer scared to yer soul you just might forget it

And yer eyes get swimmy from the tears in yer head

And yer pillows of feathers turn to blankets of lead

And the lion's mouth opens and yer staring at his teeth

And his jaws start closin with you underneath

And yer flat on your belly with yer hands tied behind

And you wish you'd never taken that last detour sign

And you say to yourself just what am I doin'

On this road I'm walkin', on this trail I'm turnin'

On this curve I'm hanging

On this pathway I'm strolling, in the space I'm taking

In this air I'm inhaling

Am I mixed up too much, am I mixed up too hard

Why am I walking, where am I running

What am I saying, what am I knowing

On this guitar I'm playing, on this banjo I'm frailin'

On this mandolin I'm strummin', in the song I'm singin'

In the tune I'm hummin', in the words I'm writin'

In the words that I'm thinkin'

In this ocean of hours I'm all the time drinkin'

Who am I helping, what am I breaking

What am I giving, what am I taking

But you try with your whole soul best

Never to think these thoughts and never to let

Them kind of thoughts gain ground

Or make yer heart pound

But then again you know why they're around

Just waiting for a chance to slip and drop down

"Cause sometimes you hear'em when the night times comes creeping

And you fear that they might catch you a-sleeping

And you jump from yer bed, from yer last chapter of dreamin'

And you can't remember for the best of yer thinking

If that was you in the dream that was screaming

And you know that it's something special you're needin'

And you know that there's no drug that'll do for the healin'

And no liquor in the land to stop yer brain from bleeding

And you need something special

Yeah, you need something special all right

You need a fast flyin' train on a tornado track

To shoot you someplace and shoot you back

You need a cyclone wind on a stream engine howler

That's been banging and booming and blowing forever

That knows yer troubles a hundred times over

You need a Greyhound bus that don't bar no race

That won't laugh at yer looks

Your voice or your face

And by any number of bets in the book

Will be rollin' long after the bubblegum craze

You need something to open up a new door

To show you something you seen before

But overlooked a hundred times or more

You need something to open your eyes

You need something to make it known

That it's you and no one else that owns

That spot that yer standing, that space that you're sitting

That the world ain't got you beat

That it ain't got you licked

It can't get you crazy no matter how many

Times you might get kicked

You need something special all right

You need something special to give you hope

But hope's just a word

That maybe you said or maybe you heard

On some windy corner 'round a wide-angled curve



But that's what you need man, and you need it bad

And yer trouble is you know it too good

"Cause you look an' you start getting the chills



"Cause you can't find it on a dollar bill

And it ain't on Macy's window sill

And it ain't on no rich kid's road map

And it ain't in no fat kid's fraternity house

And it ain't made in no Hollywood wheat germ

And it ain't on that dimlit stage

With that half-wit comedian on it

Ranting and raving and taking yer money

And you thinks it's funny

No you can't find it in no night club or no yacht club

And it ain't in the seats of a supper club

And sure as hell you're bound to tell

That no matter how hard you rub

You just ain't a-gonna find it on yer ticket stub

No, and it ain't in the rumors people're tellin' you

And it ain't in the pimple-lotion people are sellin' you

And it ain't in no cardboard-box house

Or down any movie star's blouse

And you can't find it on the golf course

And Uncle Remus can't tell you and neither can Santa Claus

And it ain't in the cream puff hair-do or cotton candy clothes

And it ain't in the dime store dummies or bubblegum goons

And it ain't in the marshmallow noises of the chocolate cake voices

That come knockin' and tappin' in Christmas wrappin'

Sayin' ain't I pretty and ain't I cute and look at my skin

Look at my skin shine, look at my skin glow

Look at my skin laugh, look at my skin cry

When you can't even sense if they got any insides

These people so pretty in their ribbons and bows

No you'll not now or no other day

Find it on the doorsteps made out-a paper mache¥

And inside it the people made of molasses

That every other day buy a new pair of sunglasses

And it ain't in the fifty-star generals and flipped-out phonies

Who'd turn yuh in for a tenth of a penny

Who breathe and burp and bend and crack

And before you can count from one to ten

Do it all over again but this time behind yer back

My friend

The ones that wheel and deal and whirl and twirl

And play games with each other in their sand-box world

And you can't find it either in the no-talent fools

That run around gallant

And make all rules for the ones that got talent

And it ain't in the ones that ain't got any talent but think they do

And think they're foolin' you

The ones who jump on the wagon

Just for a while 'cause they know it's in style

To get their kicks, get out of it quick

And make all kinds of money and chicks

And you yell to yourself and you throw down yer hat

Sayin', "Christ do I gotta be like that

Ain't there no one here that knows where I'm at

Ain't there no one here that knows how I feel

Good God Almighty

THAT STUFF AIN'T REAL"



No but that ain't yer game, it ain't even yer race

You can't hear yer name, you can't see yer face

You gotta look some other place

And where do you look for this hope that yer seekin'

Where do you look for this lamp that's a-burnin'

Where do you look for this oil well gushin'

Where do you look for this candle that's glowin'

Where do you look for this hope that you know is there

And out there somewhere

And your feet can only walk down two kinds of roads

Your eyes can only look through two kinds of windows

Your nose can only smell two kinds of hallways

You can touch and twist

And turn two kinds of doorknobs

You can either go to the church of your choice

Or you can go to Brooklyn State Hospital

You'll find God in the church of your choice

You'll find Woody Guthrie in Brooklyn State Hospital



And though it's only my opinion

I may be right or wrong

You'll find them both

In the Grand Canyon

At sundown
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 04/30/17 12:18 PM


Neil Gaiman's feminist poem about the dawn of science.


(Exaltation of the Flower, stele from Thessaly, 470 B.C.E., in the collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris.)

THE MUSHROOM HUNTERS

Science, as you know, my little one, is the study
of the nature and behaviour of the universe.
It’s based on observation, on experiment, and measurement,
and the formulation of laws to describe the facts revealed.

In the old times, they say, the men came already fitted with brains
designed to follow flesh-beasts at a run,
to hurdle blindly into the unknown,
and then to find their way back home when lost
with a slain antelope to carry between them.
Or, on bad hunting days, nothing.

The women, who did not need to run down prey,
had brains that spotted landmarks and made paths between them
left at the thorn bush and across the scree
and look down in the bole of the half-fallen tree,
because sometimes there are mushrooms.

Before the flint club, or flint butcher’s tools,
The first tool of all was a sling for the baby
to keep our hands free
and something to put the berries and the mushrooms in,
the roots and the good leaves, the seeds and the crawlers.
Then a flint pestle to smash, to crush, to grind or break.

And sometimes men chased the beasts
into the deep woods,
and never came back.

Some mushrooms will kill you,
while some will show you gods
and some will feed the hunger in our bellies. Identify.
Others will kill us if we eat them raw,
and kill us again if we cook them once,
but if we boil them up in spring water, and pour the water away,
and then boil them once more, and pour the water away,
only then can we eat them safely. Observe.

Observe childbirth, measure the swell of bellies and the shape of breasts,
and through experience discover how to bring babies safely into the world.

Observe everything.

And the mushroom hunters walk the ways they walk
and watch the world, and see what they observe.
And some of them would thrive and lick their lips,
While others clutched their stomachs and expired.
So laws are made and handed down on what is safe. Formulate.

The tools we make to build our lives:
our clothes, our food, our path home…
all these things we base on observation,
on experiment, on measurement, on truth.

And science, you remember, is the study
of the nature and behaviour of the universe,
based on observation, experiment, and measurement,
and the formulation of laws to describe these facts.

The race continues. An early scientist
drew beasts upon the walls of caves
to show her children, now all fat on mushrooms
and on berries, what would be safe to hunt.

The men go running on after beasts.

The scientists walk more slowly, over to the brow of the hill
and down to the water’s edge and past the place where the red clay runs.
They are carrying their babies in the slings they made,
freeing their hands to pick the mushrooms.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/03/17 12:34 AM




dreamtree drifting / where past lives on to die for / endless smile of yesterdaze
~bc



Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/07/17 11:55 AM




If I could summarize nonviolence in one word, it would be: patience.

~Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/15/17 02:41 PM




"Life is sweet in the belly of the beast."

~ Death Cab For Cutie



Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/29/17 06:24 PM


Cleese is, of course, exactly correct. If "Christian" alt/righties need a refresher on the Beatitudes, they can open a random Bible to Matthew 5:3-10. “Chinese hoax” is a reference to Trump’s campaign claim that global climate change is a hoax perpetrated by China in order to cripple U.S. business growth.





I'm beginning to think that in America, a Conservative Christian is one who thinks the Beatitudes are a Chinese hoax

— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) May 26, 2017


Posted by: Timbo

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/30/17 12:51 AM


smile
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 05/31/17 02:23 PM





This was written by Mother Teresa during a turbulent period of her life and times.

"There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering and too much pain. Then suddenly the sprit will emerge through ordinary people that hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways."
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 06/06/17 12:37 PM




Environment day: a day a year to remind us our everyday responsibility to #MakeOurPlanetGreatAgain pic.twitter.com/7KfBIbarVQ

— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) June 5, 2017
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 07/17/17 03:18 PM




"Summertime is always the best of what might be."

~Charles Bowden
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 08/20/17 12:10 PM




“It is useless to discuss the peace of the world. What is necessary just now is to create peace in ourselves that we, ourselves, become examples of love, harmony and peace. That is the only way of saving the world and ourselves.” ~Hazrat Inayat Kahn
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/22/17 11:58 AM


Flower Power suffers no fools. wink



Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~Albert Camus
Posted by: FLHTCUI-XL1200R

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/16/17 09:12 PM

Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/10/18 09:02 PM

“To understand the workings of American politics, you have to understand this fundamental law: Conservatives think liberals are stupid. Liberals think conservatives are evil.” – Charles Krauthammer
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 07/06/18 07:56 PM

Law professor Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit often refers to the American press as Democrat operatives with bylines. (If Trump Cures Cancer, The Media Will Complain About Overpopulation):
Posted by: kyle585

Re: Quotable quotes - 07/26/18 05:54 AM

Originally Posted By: cwjga
Law professor Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit often refers to the American press as Democrat operatives with bylines. (If Trump Cures Cancer, The Media Will Complain About Overpopulation):

Obviously Professor Reynolds has no idea what he is talking about. There are conservative websites: Fox, Breitbart, and Infowars. The last two are on the far right lunatic fringe. I usually go to Fox every day just so I can see what the almost sane conservative view is today. Their twisted words to support Trump is so pathetic.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: Quotable quotes - 07/26/18 05:56 AM

Originally Posted By: cwjga
“To understand the workings of American politics, you have to understand this fundamental law: Conservatives think liberals are stupid. Liberals think conservatives are evil.” – Charles Krauthammer
Trump is definitely evil. But he is not conservative. He only cares about himself and how much money he can make being president. And he wants to tear down everything Obama did because he is such a racist.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 07/26/19 07:08 PM

"However weak our country may be, I hope we shall never sacrifice our liberties." —Alexander Hamilton (1790)
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 08/01/19 10:37 AM

"On every question of construction carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed." —Thomas Jefferson (1823)
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 08/05/19 03:05 PM

"When Men are employ'd they are best contented. For on the Days they work'd they were good-natur'd and chearful; and with the consciousness of having done a good Days work they spent the Evenings jollily." —Benjamin Franklin (1771)
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 08/08/19 07:06 PM

“Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved?” – Carl Sagan
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 08/12/19 06:57 PM

"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms … disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." —Cesare Beccaria
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 08/15/19 12:45 PM

"If by the liberty of the press were understood merely the liberty of discussing the propriety of public measures and political opinions, let us have as much of it as you please: But if it means the liberty of affronting, calumniating and defaming one another, I, for my part, own myself willing to part with my share of it." —Benjamin Franklin (1789)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 08/18/19 03:44 PM





Hermann Hesse's visionary 1905 essay, “On Little Pleasures,”

"Great masses of people these days live out their lives in a dull and loveless stupor. Sensitive persons find our inartistic manner of existence oppressive and painful, and they withdraw from sight… I believe what we lack is joy. The ardor that a heightened awareness imparts to life, the conception of life as a happy thing, as a festival… But the high value put upon every minute of time, the idea of hurry-hurry as the most important objective of living, is unquestionably the most dangerous enemy of joy."
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 08/19/19 08:27 PM

"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them." —Federal Farmer (1787)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 08/31/19 12:56 PM




Here is the world.
Beautiful and terrible things will happen.
Don't be afraid.

-Frederick Buechner
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 08/31/19 08:50 PM


Transatlantic Crossing 2019 - UK to USA, August 2019



"Of course there are climate delayers who want to do everything to shift the focus of the climate crisis to something else or want to make people question the science."

-Greta Thunberg
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/03/19 08:19 PM

"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe." —Noah Webster (1787)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/06/19 07:29 PM




It's Friday.

Remember. Spontaneous decisions equal the BEST memories!



Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/07/19 10:40 AM




"And from the coffin of your madness there is no escape.”
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- Angela Carter, Nights at the Circus
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/08/19 10:07 AM

"To cherish and stimulate the activity of the human mind, by multiplying the objects of enterprise, is not among the least considerable of the expedients, by which the wealth of a nation may be promoted." —Alexander Hamilton (1791)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/08/19 11:24 AM



Trump quotes fellow psychopath Mussolini:

"@ilduce2016: “It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.” – @realDonaldTrump #MakeAmericaGreatAgain"

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 28, 2016

Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/09/19 02:10 PM

“Unless you live in Canada and have the dubious pleasure of experiencing the one-tier system of finding a family doctor, wait times in hospitals, wait times for imagery exams, wait times to see specialists and wait times for treatment or surgery, you can’t really appreciate the true meaning of the word ‘affordable’ in Canada’s very affordable public health care,” reveals Canadian resident Valerie Sobel. “Canada’s single-payer public health care system, heavily funded by taxpayers, forced over one million patients to wait for necessary medical treatments last year. An all-time record in a country of only 36 million. The only thing Canadians are guaranteed is a spot on a waitlist.”
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/09/19 08:42 PM




"There may come a time, sooner than any of us likes to think, when the systems of industrial agriculture and global trade break down and homeless people outnumber people with homes. At that point, traditional local farming and strong communities will no longer just be liberal buzzwords. Kindness to neighbors and respect for the land—nurturing healthy soil, wisely managing water, caring for pollinators—will be essential in a crisis and in whatever society survives it. A project like the Homeless Garden offers me the hope that the future, while undoubtedly worse than the present, might also, in some ways, be better. Most of all, though, it gives me hope for today."

- Jonathan Franzen
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/12/19 12:20 PM

"National defense is one of the cardinal duties of a statesman." —John Adams (1815)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/13/19 02:32 PM




“Forests … are in fact the world’s air-conditioning system—the very lungs of the planet—and help to store the largest body of freshwater on the planet … essential to produce food for our planet’s growing population. The rainforests of the world also provide the livelihoods of more than a billion of the poorest people on this Earth… In simple terms, the rainforests, which encircle the world, are our very life-support system—and we are on the verge of switching it off.”

— Prince Charles
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/15/19 07:55 PM




”You don’t “have” to. You “get”to.

-James Clear

"Atomic Habits"
https://getpocket.com/explore/item/how-t...e=pocket-newtab
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/18/19 02:36 PM



"For decades, many corporations have single-mindedly pursued profits at the expense of everything else — employees, communities and the air, land and water we all share. Now we face a dangerously hot and fast-changing climate that is exacerbating natural disasters, causing food and water shortages, and speeding us toward the biggest economic catastrophe in history. The plain truth is that capitalism needs to evolve if humanity is going to survive."

- Rose Marcario

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/enough-jo.../?sf219300827=1
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/18/19 02:39 PM



"Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom." John Adams
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/18/19 03:41 PM




“The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.”

- Martin Luther King Jr.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/19/19 07:09 PM

"An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation." —John Marshall (1819)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/19/19 07:40 PM




“If you want advice for what you should do, invite scientists, ask scientists for their expertise."
“We will no longer be known as the kids fighting the apocalypse. We will be known as the solution to the climate crisis.”

- Greta Thunberg
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/20/19 11:48 AM

"I'll give you props for so easily goading one particular user on the cartoon thread.
Carry on.
Thanks." FL1 Mod 2
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/20/19 11:58 AM

Originally Posted By: cwjga
"I'll give you props for so easily goading one particular user on the cartoon thread.
Carry on.
Thanks." FL1 Mod 2

Absolutely. View counts. Lifeblood of any successful forum site. wink
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/20/19 08:42 PM


"There’s nothing “ordinary” about decency, courage under fire, compassion, tenacity, lion-heartedness, and that is what is being called forth in a moment – a deeply mythic moment – like this."

-Dr. Martin Shaw

Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/21/19 10:49 AM




"The fact that most governments have barely lifted a finger in response to our mutually assured destruction amounts to one of the greatest inter-generational human rights violations in history."

-Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General of Amnesty International, March 2019
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/21/19 02:08 PM

"Foreign influence is truly the Grecian horse to a republic. We cannot be too careful to exclude its influence." —Alexander Hamilton (1793)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/22/19 10:44 AM


Cwiggy's finally grasping the fact.



Originally Posted By: cwjga
"Foreign influence is truly the Grecian horse to a republic. We cannot be too careful to exclude its influence." —Alexander Hamilton (1793)
Posted by: ovidtech

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/28/19 03:20 PM

“…The Washington press corps is full of hysterical females, convinced Trump will stuff their uterus with Bibles and sew their legs shut…”

– Z Man
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 09/29/19 12:02 PM


WHEN I AM AMONG TREES by Mary Oliver

When I am among the trees,
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oaks, and the pines,
they give off such hints of gladness.

I would almost say that they save me, and daily.
I am so distant from the hope of myself,
in which I have goodness, and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
but walk slowly, and bow often.
Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, “Stay awhile.”

The light flows from their branches.
And they call again, “It’s simple,”
they say, “and you, too, have come
into the world to do this, to go easy,
to be filled with light, and to shine.”
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/02/19 12:21 PM

"Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind. With such persons, gullibility, which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand of reason and the mind becomes a wreck." —Thomas Jefferson (1822)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/03/19 10:23 AM


"Trump’s presser was like ‘a rabid groundhog popped out to predict 6 more weeks of word vomit." laugh
-Seth Meyers

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/seth-me...-of-word-vomit/
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/03/19 11:50 AM

"Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt." —Samuel Adams (1749)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/03/19 12:05 PM


Wrap your powdered wig brain pan around this one Cwiggy. Benjamin Franklin called impeachment a substitute for assassination.

“Docr. Franklin was for retaining the clause as favorable to the executive,” say James Madison’s notes from that day. “History furnishes one example only of a Magistrate being formally brought to public Justice. Every body cried out agst this as unconstitutional.

“What was the practice before this in cases where the chief Magistrate rendered himself obnoxious?” said Franklin. “Why recourse was had to assassination in wch. He was not only deprived of his life but of the opportunity of vindicating his character.

“It wd. be the best way therefore,” said Franklin, “to provide the Constitution for the regular punishment of the Executive when his misconduct should deserve it, and for his honorable acquittal when he should be unjustly accused.”

-The paragraph above is James Madison's summary of what Benjamin Franklin said about the impeachment power at the Constitutional Convention on July 20, 1787.

Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/04/19 08:08 PM

"When Men are employ'd they are best contented. For on the Days they work'd they were good-natur'd and chearful; and with the consciousness of having done a good Days work they spent the Evenings jollily; but on the idle Days they were mutinous and quarrelsome, finding fault with their Pork, the Bread, and in continual ill-humour." —Benjamin Franklin (1771)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/05/19 10:22 AM


"The answers I remember longest are the ones that answer questions that I didn't think of asking."

-Jonathan Kozol
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/07/19 03:25 PM

"When occasions present themselves, in which the interests of the people are at variance with their inclinations, it is the duty of the persons whom they have appointed to be the guardians of those interests, to withstand the temporary delusion, in order to give them time and opportunity for more cool and sedate reflection." —Alexander Hamilton (1788)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/07/19 08:00 PM


"A stain” on America’s honor.

"Just spoke to Sen. Chris VanHollen about situation in Syria.
We will introduce bipartisan sanctions against Turkey if they invade Syria and will call for their suspension from NATO if they attack Kurdish forces who assisted the U.S. in the destruction of the ISIS Caliphate."


Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina blasting Trump over his decision to pull the US military out of Syria. (7 October 2019)
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/08/19 09:02 PM

"But if we are to be told by a foreign Power ... what we shall do, and what we shall not do, we have Independence yet to seek, and have contended hitherto for very little." —George Washington (1796)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/09/19 09:45 AM


“It is high time that we stop thinking politically as Republicans and Democrats about elections and started thinking patriotically as Americans about national security based on individual freedom. I don’t want to see the Republican party ride to political victory on the four horsemen of calumny: fear, ignorance, bigotry, smear.”

-Sen. Margaret Chase Smith (R-Maine) “Declaration of Conscience.” 1950





The Senator Who Stood Up to Joseph McCarthy When No One Else Would
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/s...ould-180970279/
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/09/19 05:00 PM

"Where there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community." —Benjamin Rush (1788)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/10/19 11:49 AM


“It's much easier to wear your pain on the outside...”

Fifty Shades Freed
-E.L. James

Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/10/19 05:42 PM

"A wise and frugal government ... shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government." —Thomas Jefferson (1801)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/10/19 07:11 PM


“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”

- Taylor Caldwell, A Pillar of Iron
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/11/19 06:03 PM

"It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. Subject opinion to coercion: whom will you make your inquisitors?" —Thomas Jefferson (1781)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/11/19 07:03 PM



"...on a day like this."
- Bc
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/12/19 11:05 AM


Amen.



The dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and … guide our feet into the way of peace.—Luke 1:78-79
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/14/19 05:57 PM

"No nation was ever ruined by trade, even seemingly the most disadvantageous." —Benjamin Franklin and George Whaley (1774)
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/15/19 03:57 PM

"The safety of the people of America against dangers from foreign force depends not only on their forbearing to give just causes of war to other nations, but also on their placing and continuing themselves in such a situation as not to invite hostility or insult; for it need not be observed that there are pretended as well as just causes of war." —John Jay (1787)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/15/19 09:17 PM


“Plot twist: everything goes exactly as planned.”
- Criss Jami, Healology
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/16/19 09:24 AM


“So if you don’t fit in; if you feel at odds with the world; if your identity is troubled and frayed; if you feel lost and ashamed, it could be because you have retained the human values you were supposed to have discarded. You are a deviant. Be proud.”

- George Monbiot

Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/17/19 11:05 AM


"What you are, the world is. And without your transformation, there can be no transformation of the world."

-J. Krishnamurti
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/17/19 07:40 PM

"To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace." —George Washington (1790)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/18/19 11:11 AM


“The Trump Administration has demonstrated repeatedly that it is willing to disregard the Constitution, defy decades of clear precedent, and invent frivolous new arguments to delay and obstruct Congress’ oversight authority, and Attorney General( William) Barr and Secretary( Wilbur) Ross are complicit in this cover-up, both Secretary Ross and Attorney Attorney General -LRB- William -RRB- Barr are refusing to comply with duly authorized subpoenas from Congress.”

- Elijah Cummings
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/21/19 10:42 AM


“You think you will never forget any of this, you will remember it always just the way it was. But you can't remember it the way it was. To know it, you have to be living in the presence of it right as it is happening. It can return only by surprise. Speaking of these things tells you that there are no words for them that are equal to them or that can restore them to your mind. And so you have a life that you are living only now, now and now and now, gone before you can speak of it, and you must be thankful for living day by day, moment by moment, in this presence.
But you have a life too that you remember. It stays with you. You have lived a life in the breath and pulse and living light of the present, and your memories of it, remember now, are of a different life in a different world and time. When you remember the past, you are not remembering it as it was. You are remembering it as it is. It is a vision or a dream, present with you in the present, alive with you in the only time you are alive.”

- Wendell Berry, 'Hannah Coulter'
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/21/19 04:58 PM

"Public affairs go on pretty much as usual: perpetual chicanery and rather more personal abuse than there used to be." —John Adams (1826)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/23/19 01:51 PM


“Donner Party
Forsaken, f*cking in the cold,
eating each other, lost,
runny noses,
complaining all the time
like so many
people
that we know”

- Richard Brautigan
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/23/19 05:04 PM

"It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions." —Thomas Jefferson (1808)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/23/19 08:16 PM


“I stared at the list, as though willing the murderer's name to appear in red letters before my eyes. I felt I was so close to discovering something, if only I could find the right link, some bit of information that would point in the right direction. At least, that was how it worked in the mystery novels.”

- Ashley Weaver, 'Murder at the Brightwell'
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/24/19 04:48 PM

"I suppose, indeed, that in public life, a man whose political principles have any decided character and who has energy enough to give them effect must always expect to encounter political hostility from those of adverse principles." —Thomas Jefferson (1808)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/24/19 08:22 PM


“With regard to power, women don’t have the vanity men have. They don’t need to make power visible, they only want the power to give them the other things they want. Security. Food. Enjoyment. Revenge. Peace. They are rational, power-seeking planners, who think beyond the battle, beyond the victory celebrations. And because they have an inborn capacity to see weakness in their victims, they know instinctively when and how to strike. And when to stop. You can’t learn that...”

- Jo Nesbø, 'Nemesis'
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/25/19 06:17 PM

“I don't know what's going on in those closed doors. We as members of Congress do not have access to the information that's being shared. I think the American people deserve to know exactly what the facts are, what the evidence is being presented as this inquiry goes on." Tulsi Gabbard
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/26/19 09:18 AM


“Chaos doesn’t come close to describing things.”

- Camilla Läckberg, 'The Girl in the Woods'
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/27/19 01:26 PM


"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves."

-Will Rogers
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/30/19 10:13 AM


Today, all of Germany is encircled just as Stalingrad was. All Germans shall be sacrificed to the emissaries of hate and extermination. Sacrificed to him who tormented the Jews, eradicated half of the Poles, and who wishes to destroy Russia. Sacrificed to him who took from you freedom, peace, domestic happiness, hope, and gaiety, and gave you inflationary money.
That shall not, that may not come to pass! Hitler and his regime must fall so that Germany may live. Make up your minds: Stalingrad and destruction, or Tripoli and a future of hope. And when you have decided, act.

The White Rose, Leaflet VII
by Christoph Probst 1943
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/31/19 06:30 PM

“Only the dead have seen the end of war.”
&#8213; Plato
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 10/31/19 08:22 PM

Irony is dead.

"Donald Trump Jr: I wish I was like Hunter Biden so I could make millions off of my father’s presidency"

-The eldest son of the president who currently runs his father's business said this with a straight face Wednesday night.
thedailybeast.com
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/02/19 10:06 AM


“White supremacists love what America used to be, even though America used to be - and still is - teeming with millions of struggling White people. White supremacists blame non-White people for the struggles of White people when any objective analysis of their plight primarily implicates the rich White Trumps they support.”

- Ibram X. Kendi
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/02/19 11:57 AM

"In all very numerous assemblies, of whatever character composed, passion never fails to wrest the sceptre from reason." —James Madison, Federalist 55
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/02/19 07:36 PM


"Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero."

- Fred Rogers
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/03/19 10:33 AM


Maria Popova @brainpicker Tweet Oct. 28,2019
"If you read one thing this week, possibly even this century, make it Eve Ensler's extraordinary letter of apology to Mother Earth – a masterwork of empathy and civilizational self-awareness, and a transfusion of courage to us all."


Dear Mother,

It began with the article about the birds, the 2.9 billion missing North America birds, the 2.9 billion birds that disappeared and no one noticed. The sparrows, black birds, and swallows who didn’t make it, who weren’t ever born, who stopped flying or singing or making their most ingenious nests, who didn’t perch or peck their gentle beaks into moist black earth. It began with the birds. Hadn’t we even commented in June, James and I that they were hardly here? A kind of eerie quiet had descended. But later they came back. The swarms of barn swallows and the huge ravens landing on the gravel one by one. I know it was after hearing about the birds, that afternoon I crashed my bike. Suddenly falling, falling, unable to prevent the catastrophe ahead, unable to find the brakes or make them work, unable to stop the falling. I fell and spun and realized I had already been falling, that we have been falling, all of us, and crows and conifers and ice caps and expectations — falling and falling and I wanted to keep falling. I didn’t want to be here to witness everything falling, missing, bleaching, burning, drying, disappearing, choking, never blooming. I didn’t want to live without the birds or bees and sparkling flies that light the summer nights. I didn’t want to live with hunger that turned us feral or desperation that gave us claws. I wanted to fall and fall into the deepest, darkest ground and be finally still and buried there.

But Mother, you had other plans. The bike landed in grass and dirt and bang, I was ten-years-old, fallen in the road, my knees scraped and bloody. And I realized that even then nature was something foreign and cruel, something that could and would hurt me because everything I had ever known or loved that was grand and powerful and beautiful became foreign and cruel and eventually hurt me. Even then I had already been exiled, or so I felt, forever cast out of the forest. I belonged with the broken, the contaminated, the dead.

Maybe it was the sharp pain in my knee and elbow, or the dirt embedded in my new jacket, maybe it was the shock or the realization that death was preferable to the thick tar of grief coagulated in my chest, or maybe it was just the lonely rattling of the spokes of the bicycle wheel still spinning without me. Whatever it was. It broke. It broke. I heard the howling.

Mother, I am the reason the birds are missing. I am the cause of salmon who cannot spawn and the butterflies unable to take their journey home. I am the coral reef bleached death white and the sea boiling with methane. I am the millions running from lands that have dried, forests that are burning or islands drowned in water.

I didn’t see you, Mother. You were nothing to me. My trauma-made arrogance and ambition drove me to the that cracking pulsing city. Chasing a dream, chasing the prize, the achievement that would finally prove I wasn’t bad or stupid or nothing or wrong. Oh my Mother, what contempt I had for you. What did you have to offer that would give me status in the market place of ideas and achieving? What could your bare trees offer but the staggering aloneness of winter or greenness I could not receive or bear. I reduced you to weather, an inconvenience, something that got in my way, dirty slush that ruined my overpriced city boots with salt. I refused your invitation, scorned your generosity, held suspicion for your love. I ignored all the ways we used and abused you. I pretended to believe the stories of the fathers who said you had to be tamed and controlled — that you were out to get us.

I press my bruised body down on your grassy belly, breathing me in and out. I have missed you, Mother. I have been away so long. I am sorry. I am so sorry.

I am made of dirt and grit and stars and river, skin, bone, leaf, whiskers and claws. I am a part of you, of this, nothing more or less. I am mycelium, petal pistil and stamen. I am branch and hive and trunk and stone. I am what has been here and what is coming. I am energy and I am dust. I am wave and I am wonder. I am an impulse and an order. I am perfumed peonies and the single parasol tree in the African savannah. I am lavender, dandelion, daisy, dahlia, cosmos, chrysanthemum, pansy, bleeding heart and rose. I am all that has been named and unnamed, all that has been gathered and all that has been left alone. I am all your missing creatures, all the sweet birds never born. I am daughter. I am caretaker. I am fierce defender. I am griever. I am bandit. I am baby. I am supplicant. I am here now, Mother. I am yours. I am yours. I am yours.

-Eve Ensler
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/04/19 12:15 PM


“Salander was the woman who hated men who hate women.”

- Stieg Larsson, 'The Girl Who Played with Fire'
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/04/19 12:28 PM


“Normally seven minutes of another person's company was enough to give her a headache so she set things up to live as a recluse. She was perfectly content as long as people left her in peace. Unfortunately society was not very smart or understanding.”

- Stieg Larsson, 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/04/19 04:09 PM

Originally Posted By: cwjga
"No nation was ever ruined by trade, even seemingly the most disadvantageous." —Benjamin Franklin and George Whaley (1774)

• First of all, Franklin also offered such mindless pearls as "Save a penny every year and you shall die a millionaire."

• Secondly, he conveniently disregarded the spice (slave) trade.

• No doubt, he would have couched his comments had he witnessed the results of unbridled trade with countries containing the rain forests (think coffee, timber, commodity agriculture, mining etc, etc)...

You get the picture.
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/04/19 04:35 PM


B. Franklin at odds with himself:

"By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail."

and...

"Preparation is the burden of fools."
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/04/19 04:51 PM

"It will not be denied that power is of an encroaching nature and that it ought to be effectually restrained from passing the limits assigned to it." —James Madison (1788)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/04/19 05:53 PM


Up sh*t creek without a paddle, via the 'limited modified admission' route.

Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/05/19 10:24 AM


"All Americans have to understand that the office of the presidency has to have checks and balances. Someone else will hold that job."
"If we allow that office to have no limitations, no boundaries, eventually, the framers understood this: It is human nature to abuse power and to ultimately use it against regular people."


- Kim Wehle, former federal prosecutor' and author of the new book "How to Read the Constitution -- and Why"
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/05/19 06:00 PM

"If duties are too high, they lessen the consumption; the collection is eluded; and the product to the treasury is not so great as when they are confined within proper and moderate bounds." —Alexander Hamilton (1787)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/06/19 11:35 AM


“Welcome sweet November, the season of senses and my favorite
month of all.”


- Gregory F. Lenz
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/06/19 04:39 PM

"Excessive taxation ... will carry reason and reflection to every man's door, and particularly in the hour of election." —Thomas Jefferson (1798)
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/06/19 05:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Teonan

Up sh*t creek without a paddle, via the 'limited modified admission' route.


LOL! Trump's been backstroking those tributaries for awhile now.
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/06/19 05:35 PM

Originally Posted By: cwjga
"Excessive taxation ... will carry reason and reflection to every man's door, and particularly in the hour of election." —Thomas Jefferson (1798)

Currently, until such time that it begins to even APPROACH equitable, "excessive" is of no legitimate consideration. -Middle class America (2019)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/07/19 10:37 AM


“Sometimes, in life-changing moments, we are afforded at least a few minutes to contemplate the stakes before making those crucial calls that can alter the very course of our lives, but other times, a moment's hesitation will give it all away.”

- Alex Dahl, 'The Boy at the Door'
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/07/19 04:33 PM

"[The Judicial Branch] may truly be said to have neither FORCE nor WILL, but merely judgment; and must ultimately depend upon the aid of the executive arm even for the efficacy of its judgments." —Alexander Hamilton (1788)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/08/19 12:37 AM


“It fascinated him that the human will to survive was so strong that despite the complete absence of any quality of life, one still chose to go on, day after day, year after year. Was there any cause for rejoicing left in a life like Anders Nilsson’s? Did he ever experience the emotions that made life worth living: joy, anticipation, happiness, elation? Or was everything merely a stop on the way to the next shot of alcohol?”

-Camilla Läckberg, 'The Ice Princess'
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/08/19 08:13 PM

"When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary." —Thomas Paine (1776)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/09/19 10:24 AM


frown For St.today . . . and all who battle the Hell Dust.

Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/09/19 07:18 PM

"We did nothing wrong, but we’ll never do it again." Joe Biden
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/11/19 11:37 AM


"Thank you for giving me something so I know how to think."

- cwjga
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/11/19 09:38 PM


"Haaa-haaa-haaa-haaa!!!"
-Cmdr. Data


Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/12/19 10:50 AM

Originally Posted By: Timbo

"Haaa-haaa-haaa-haaa!!!"
-Cmdr. Data




* laugh *
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/12/19 10:58 AM


“But she wished she had had the guts to go up to him and say hello. Or possibly break his legs, she wasn't sure which.”

- Stieg Larsson, "The Girl Who Played with Fire"
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/14/19 11:25 AM


"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/14/19 06:17 PM


"Anything worth doing good takes a little chaos."

-Flea, RHCP
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/16/19 08:15 PM


"Justice doesn't only mean that the people who commit crime are punished. It also means that we can never give up seeking the truth."

-Henning Mankell
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/19/19 01:17 PM


“Teachers dread nothing so much as unusual characteristics in precocious boys during the initial stages of their adolescence. A certain streak of genius makes an ominous impression on them, for there exists a deep gulf between genius and the teaching profession. Anyone with a touch of genius seems to his teachers a freak from the very first. As far as teachers are concerned, they define young geniuses as those who are bad, disrespectful, smoke at fourteen, fall in love at fifteen, can be found at sixteen hanging out in bars, read forbidden books, write scandalous essays, occasionally stare down a teacher in class, are marked in the attendance book as rebels, and are budding candidates for room-arrest. A schoolmaster will prefer to have a couple of dumbheads in his class than a single genius, and if you regard it objectively, he is of course right. His task is not to produce extravagant intellects but good Latinists, arithmeticians and sober decent folk. The question of who suffers more acutely at the other's hands - the teacher at the boy's, or vice versa - who is more of a tyrant, more of a tormentor, and who profanes parts of the other's soul, student or teacher, is something you cannot examine without remembering your own youth in anger and shame. yet that s not what concerns us here. We have the consolation that among true geniuses the wounds almost always heal. As their personalities develop, they create their art in spite of school. Once dead, and enveloped by the comfortable nimbus of remoteness, they are paraded by the schoolmasters before other generations of students as showpieces and noble examples. Thus the struggle between rule and spirit repeats itself year after year from school to school. The authorities go to infinite pains to nip the few profound or more valuable intellects in the bud. And time and again the ones who are detested by their teachers are frequently punished, the runaways and those expelled, are the ones who afterwards add to society's treasure. But some - and who knows how many? - waste away quiet obstinacy and finally go under.”

- Hermann Hesse, "Beneath the Wheel" 1906
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/19/19 01:40 PM


cool
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/20/19 10:03 AM


“We did not ask for this room or this music. We were invited in. Therefore, because the dark surrounds us, let us turn our faces to the light. Let us endure hardship to be grateful for plenty. We have been given pain to be astounded by joy. We have been given life to deny death. We did not ask for this room or this music. But because we are here, let us dance.”

-Stephen King
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/23/19 12:06 PM


"When we pick teams for the apocalypse I’m going with Fiona Hill"

-Jess Mcintosh
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/25/19 11:15 AM


“Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.”

-Wendell Berry, "The Dying of the Trees"
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/26/19 03:18 PM


“Imagine how unbearably, how unutterably cold the Universe would be if one were all alone ...”

- Terry Bisson, "They're Made Out of Meat"
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/27/19 10:45 AM

Una gran lectura viejo camarada.


“I was very aware that the army was here to kill something hiding out (and I think the other black folks felt this as well) not only on the mountain, but inside my heart as well.”

- Terry Bisson, "Fire on the Mountain"
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/28/19 11:19 AM


“Thanksgiving is a lot like Christmas, except you don’t get any presents for holding in your familial rage.”

- Unknown grin
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 11/30/19 11:27 AM


"Once in a while you find yourself in an odd situation. You get into it by degrees and in the most natural way but, when you are right in the midst of it, you are suddenly astonished and ask yourself how in the world it all came about."

-Thor Heyerdahlwas
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/08/19 07:06 PM


“The market was king, that much was clear. Share worth had replaced human worth. And it wasn’t so much a question of what that meant for the present day, since that was quite obvious: economic redistribution from the poor to the rich.”

-Arne Dahl, "Europa Blues"
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/11/19 12:04 AM


“Our love affair with guns has nothing to do with tyranny, or militias, or self-preservation. Just ask any NRA member the following: If Jesus Christ himself were to come down off the cross and grant you one wish, would you opt for a world without guns -- or the one we live in now? If every gun owner truly feared for their life and liberty, the answer would be obvious. But it's not about life and liberty. It's all about the sheer hard-on of owning a gun.”


- Quentin R. Bufogle
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/11/19 11:05 AM

"We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth — and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it." —Patrick Henry (1775)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/11/19 12:34 PM

“One only wishes Wayne LaPierre and his NRA board of directors could be drafted to some of these scenes, where they would be required to put on booties and rubber gloves and help clean up the blood, the brains, and the chunks of intestine still containing the poor wads of half-digested food that were some innocent bystander's last meal.”
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- Stephen King, "Guns"
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/12/19 12:36 PM

"This is not about Ukraine. Facts are on the president's side. Zelensky said he wasn't pressured. Ukrainians didn't even know aid was held at the time of the call, and most importantly, they did nothing to get the aid released. This is about one basic fact: the Democrats have never accepted the will of the American people... The attacks on the president started before the election." Jim Jordan
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/12/19 12:54 PM


“Forget the National Debt Clock. We need an electronic billboard to track all the daily shootings in this country. I'm really sick of listening to all the mouth breathers who soil their camouflage pants every time someone suggests we might have a gun problem. Other countries have crazy, violent people. What they don't have is 300,000,000 WMDs and a gun show loophole that allows any psycho with a valid credit card to own 'em.”

- Quentin R. Bufogle
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/12/19 01:12 PM

"They lied to the [FISA] Court 17 times. Didn't tell the Court the guy who wrote the dossier was desperate to stop Trump. Didn't tell the Court the guy who wrote the dossier was working for the Clinton campaign. Didn't tell the Court the guy who wrote the dossier had been fired by the FBI for leaking information to the press and the FBI continued the investigation," Jim Jordan
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/12/19 01:27 PM


The Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day: Jim Jordan

July 31st, 2007: Jim Jordan votes against the Equal Pay Bill.
October 25th, 2007: Jordan votes against the reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, denying health insurance to millions of children.
November 7th, 2007: Jim Jordan votes against ENDA, allowing the continued discrimination of LGBT citizens based on their sexual identity in the workplace.
January 9th, 2009: Jordan votes against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
April 29th, 2009: Jim Jordan votes against the Hate Crimes Expansion that would provide protections to LGBT citizens.
June 30th, 2010: After Wall Street bankers taking unnecessary risks nearly imploded the global economy in 2007, legislation finally comes forward to prevent the same behaviors from being permitted in the future. The signature piece of legislation to prevent another financial meltdown was Dodd-Bill Wall Street Reform, which Jim Jordan voted against.
July 30th, 2010: Months after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a bill comes to the floor to better regulate off-shore drilling. Jordan is apparently alright with ecological disasters continuing in the future, as he votes against it.
December 8th, 2010: Rep. Jordan votes against the DREAM Act.
December 15th, 2010: Jordan votes against the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”.
January 5th, 2011, Rep. Jordan co-sponsors the first attempt by Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act. He has voted for every attempt to do so since.
On February 18th, 2011, Jordan votes to defund Planned Parenthood.
September 15th, 2012: Jim Jordan votes for the “No More Solyndras Act”.
February 28th, 2013: Jordan votes against the new version of the Violence Against Women Act.
June 19th, 2013: Rep. Jordan votes against restoring $20.5 billion towards the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program.
September 30th, 2013: Jordan votes for the 2013 Government Shutdown.
October 16th, 2013: Jim Jordan voted against reopening the federal government and ending the 2013 Government Shutdown.
Feb 26th, 2014: Jordan goes “all in” on the faux-scandal surrounding the IRS researching SuperPACs by co-sponsoring and voting for the “Stop the Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act”.
July 10th, 2014: Rep. Jordan votes for House Amendment 1040, to prevent the implementation of the dreaded United Nations Agenda 21 Treaty, that in spite of just being recommended climate change guidelines, have many conspiracy theorists within the extreme right convinced it’s a plot for global domination.
February 3rd, 2015: Jim Jordan votes for the 60th Republican attempt at repealing the Affordable Care Act. This in spite of the fact that the law is not just working, but better than experts predicted.
March 3rd, 2015: Jordan votes against funding the Department of Homeland Security as part of a Republican protest of President Obama’s executive orders on immigration.
May 13th, 2015: Jim Jordan votes for HR 36, a 20 week abortion ban.
September 11th, 2015: Jordan votes against the United States’ nuclear treaty with Iran.
September 18th, 2015: Rep. Jordan votes for a bill with most House Republicans to defund Planned Parenthood, based on highly edited “sting” videos submitted by a Pro-Life advocacy group that have been repeatedly debunked by investigators.
November 19th, 2015: Jordan votes for the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act, reacting to the terror attacks in Paris by jihadists from France and Belgium by trying to create greater restrictions to keep out Syrian refugees, of whom exactly zero were involved in those attacks.
February 2nd, 2016: Jim Jordan votes for HR 3762, the 61st attempt by Congressional Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (which is still working better than was predicted).
May 19th, 2016: Rep. Jordan votes against House Amendment 1079, which would have prohibited the use of federal funds for discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. So if you were wondering, yes, he’s pro-discrimination, apparently.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/13/19 12:58 AM


“If you're one of those delusional 2nd Amendment types who believes you and your trailer park 'militia' might need to take on the Army, the Navy, the 101st Airborne and SEAL Team 6; not only should you be denied the right to bear arms -- but the right to your belt & shoelaces as well ... 'cause you're stark, ravin' batshit!!!”

-Quentin R. Bufogle
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/13/19 07:38 PM

"If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send 150 lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, & talk by the hour? That 150 lawyers should do business together ought not to be expected." —Thomas Jefferson (1821)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/13/19 08:09 PM


"Shut up, you American. You Americans, all you do is talk, and talk, and say "let me tell you something" and "I just wanna say." Well, you're dead now, so shut up."

-Monty Python, "The Meaning of Life"
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/14/19 11:44 AM

“You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see that there is something seriously wrong with this system. Predatory capitalism is a system that puts rich people on a pedestal, legalizes greed, and enables the rich to exploit the poor.

It’s morally wrong.

What kind of a God would support something so immoral? Would Jesus support the exploitation of the poor by the rich? No, of course not.

If you think of yourself as a follower of Christ’s teachings, if you consider yourself a good person, you are morally obligated to be against greed. It’s your duty as a good person to be against exploitation. It’s your moral duty to be against predatory capitalism.”

- Oliver Markus Malloy, "How to Defeat the Trump Cult: Want to Save Democracy?"
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/16/19 03:26 PM

"Brits went to the polls and told the hard left institutionally anti-Semitic, Brexit-blocking, identity politics obsessed, climate changed hysterics of the Labour Party, led by terror sympathizing socialist simpleton Jeremy Corbyn to get stuffed," Rita Panahi
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/16/19 04:21 PM


“He was rather like a Christmas tree whose lights, wired in series, must all go out if even one bulb is defective.”

- J.D. Salinger, "Nine Stories"
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/16/19 05:02 PM

"I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power." —Thomas Jefferson (1820)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/16/19 05:22 PM


“Despite the odium and widespread condemnation of Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America, he passed with all the fanfare of a fart in a mesh sack. Medical examiners said it was a thrombotic stroke, likely exacerbated by obesity and high blood pressure. Some said cocaine and opioids had been found in his system, but these reports were never confirmed. Trump was dead, and now it was time to start glossing over his dismal legacy and perpetuating his vision, posthumously, for Making America Great Again...”

- Philip A. Becnel IV, "Freedom City"
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/18/19 12:32 PM

"It behooves you, therefore, to think and act for yourself and your people. The great principles of right and wrong are legible to every reader; to pursue them requires not the aid of many counselors. The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest. Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail." —Thomas Jefferson (1775)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/18/19 12:47 PM

“Brought from their infancy without necessity for thought or forecast, [blacks] are by their habits rendered as incapable as children of taking care of themselves, and are extinguished promptly wherever industry is necessary for raising young. In the mean time they are pests in society by their idleness, and the depredations to which this leads them.”

-Thomas Jefferson, quoted in, “Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves,” by historian Henry Weincek. Jefferson wrote this in 1819, 43 years after the Declaration of Independence, in response to a request for support from a family friend who was taking his own slaves to freedom. Jefferson refused, and this was part of his response.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/18/19 06:07 PM

"There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily." —George Washington (1795)
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/19/19 04:38 PM

"[Impeachment] will seldom fail to agitate the passions of the whole community, and to divide it into parties more or less friendly or inimical to the accused. In many cases it will connect itself with the pre-existing factions, and will enlist all their animosities, partialities, influence, and interest on one side or on the other; and in such cases there will always be the greatest danger that the decision will be regulated more by the comparative strength of parties, than by the real demonstrations of innocence or guilt." —Alexander Hamilton (1788)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/21/19 10:59 AM

Dress however you please.
Call yourself whatever you like.
Sleep with any consenting adult who’ll have you.
Live your best life in peace and security.
But force women out of their jobs for stating that sex is real?


- J.K. Rowling
Verified account @jk_rowling
Dec 19





Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/21/19 01:44 PM

"If the federal government should overpass the just bounds of its authority and make a tyrannical use of its powers, the people, whose creature it is, must appeal to the standard they have formed, and take such measures to redress the injury done to the Constitution as the exigency may suggest and prudence justify." —Alexander Hamilton (1788)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/22/19 11:29 AM


The world of Islam is a world completely distinct from ours. Muslims have a different set of values. They look at the world through the contorted mirror of Islam and everything they see is warped. That is the only reality they know. Islam is their only point of reference. Therefore when they commit the most dastardly acts such as murder of school children, they genuinely don't know that what they are doing is evil.

-Ali Sina
Ali Sina is an Iranian-born Canadian activist and author.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/24/19 11:35 AM


"Society evolves not by shouting each other down, but by the unique capacity of unique, individual human beings to comprehend each other."

- Lewis Thomas, "Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher"
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/27/19 11:13 AM


"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."

-William Arthur Ward
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/28/19 04:25 PM


"There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right."

-Martin Luther King Jr.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/30/19 11:18 AM

“So do we pass the ghosts that haunt us later in our lives; they sit undramatically by the roadside like poor beggars, and we see them only from the corners of our eyes, if we see them at all. The idea that they have been waiting there for us rarely crosses our minds. Yet they do wait, and when we have passed, they gather up their bundles of memory and fall in behind, treading in our footsteps and catching up, little by little.”

-Stephen King, "Dark Tower Set"
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 12/31/19 10:36 AM


"No wonder kids grow up crazy. A cat's cradle is nothing but a bunch of X's between somebody's hands, and little kids look and look and look at all those X's . . ."
"And?"
"No damn cat, and no damn cradle."


- Kurt Vonnegut, "Cat's Cradle"
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/01/20 12:16 PM

"There exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity." —George Washington (1789)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/03/20 10:52 AM


Happy Birthday Greta!




"A very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future." - Greta Thunberg
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/03/20 11:44 AM

"I will not believe our labors are lost. I shall not die without a hope that light and liberty are on a steady advance."—Thomas Jefferson (1821)
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/04/20 05:34 PM

Frank Figliuzzi (Former FBI Assistant Director): Here’s your deep state: Trump briefed Graham on airstrike, but kept Dems in the dark (as well as Republican leaders in congress)
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/04/20 05:39 PM

Joyce Alene (U of Alabama law professor):

Always read Ruth Marcus: Even as the House voted to approve 2 articles of impeachment, it was abundantly clear there was more relevant testimony to which lawmakers are constitutionally entitled. That has become even more apparent in the weeks since
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/04/20 05:42 PM

TexasRose52:

Whatever happened to the caravan @realDonaldTrump???

I'm sure you have the answer, they were supposed to overtake our country weren't they?

Or just one more lie to used to fear monger your ignorant base?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/04/20 05:45 PM

Adam Best @adamcbest: Who to believe: 97% of the scientific community or a dude named Meat Loaf? Tough call!

The Independent @Independent: Meat Loaf says Greta Thunberg has been 'brainwashed' over climate change http://independent.co.uk/arts-entertainm...n-a9270246.html
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/04/20 05:47 PM

Herbert @HHooversGhost:

#LindseyGraham claims Trump wants to show Iran that you can't kill Americans & get away with it.

Instead its OK to deny them healthcare, steal their voting power, corrupt their elections & sovereignty, poison their air & water, neuter their government & enslave them with debt
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/04/20 07:09 PM

Senator Brian Schatz: Lotta experts saying this is going to work out fine. And by experts, I mean people who were aggressively wrong over the last twenty years.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/05/20 06:42 AM

Daniel Dale (reporter for CNN):

One side effect of lying for four years about things like dishwashers, the weather, the Boy Scouts and whether you were named man of the year in the state of Michigan is that it can be hard for people to take your word when you say you have sensational secret information.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/05/20 06:48 AM

Scathing Pelosi statement: “This classified War Powers Act notification delivered to Congress raises more questions .. (and) prompts serious and urgent questions about the timing, manner and justification of the Administration’s decision to engage in hostilities against Iran”
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/05/20 07:04 AM

Senator Chris Murphy: Iran is full of malevolent evildoers, and Soleimani was the worst of them. But Iran is also a nation state. And the reason the U.S. doesn't kill leaders of other countries is because once you normalize assassinations, it's hard to put the genie back in the bottle.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/05/20 10:56 AM

LaDonna .... I feel desperate. I don’t understand how anyone can support trump. Why isn’t he being stopped? I have no faith left in our government. The checks & balances are holograms. This all feels so dystopian. I’m so scared for my children. What has become of America?
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/05/20 11:32 AM

"Why is the world silent while Christians are being slaughtered in the Middle East and Africa?".
"In Europe and in the United States, we have witnessed demonstrations over the tragic deaths of Palestinians who have been used as human shields by Hamas, the terrorist organization that controls Gaza. The United Nations has held inquiries and focuses its anger on Israel for defending itself against that same terrorist organization. But the barbarous slaughter of thousands upon thousands of Christians is met with relative indifference".



- Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress, The New York Timess, August 19, 2014.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/05/20 06:46 PM

Walter Shaub (former Director of @OfficeGovEthics): You know who threatens to blow up cultural sites populated by civilians? Terrorists. Terrorists and, apparently, the current president of the United States of America.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/05/20 10:35 PM

Pam-PamResists @ResisterForever:

Trump tweeted that his media posts will serve as notice to Congress of future attacks.

Last fall I predicted that Trump would dissolve Congress by the summer of 2020.

He’s pretty much done that already.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/06/20 08:09 AM

George Conway (a lawyer married to Kellyanne Conway who works for Trump) ......Even apart from its relevance the impeachment process, Congress has a duty to conduct serious hearings on the president’s mental state. It has become the most important issue facing the country.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/06/20 11:04 AM


“All extremes of feeling are allied with madness.”

- Virginia Woolf
, Orlando
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/06/20 11:15 AM


"A solid answer to everything is not necessary. Blurry concepts influence one to focus, but postulated clarity influences arrogance."

- Criss Jami
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/06/20 05:56 PM

"If you do win an award tonight, don't use it as a platform to make a political speech, alright. You're in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg. So, if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent, and your guard and f**k off."

Ricky Gervais
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/06/20 06:15 PM

PoliticsVideoChannel @politvidchannel

BREAKING: New York times just reported that people close to john Bolton have "indicated that his testimony would likely be damning to Mr. Trump and put additional pressure on moderate Republicans to consider convicting him."

this could be the john dean moment
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/06/20 06:22 PM



"I think being funny is not anyone's first choice."

- Woody Allen
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/06/20 06:33 PM


"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
"


- Ephesians 6:12, KJV
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/06/20 10:12 PM

"It is a principle incorporated into the settled policy of America, that as peace is better than war, war is better than tribute." —James Madison (1816)
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/06/20 10:17 PM

Nate Lerner @NathanLerner:

Iran believes it will hurt Trump more if they target his real estate properties instead of military sites.

They're not wrong.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/06/20 10:18 PM

Joyce Alene @JoyceWhiteVance

It is very hard to trust John Bolton but I would like to believe he wants to end up on the right side of history
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/07/20 10:59 AM


"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."

- W.B. Yeats
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/07/20 11:19 AM

"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/07/20 11:37 AM

"It is a general insight, which merits more attention than it receives, that teaching should not be compared to filling a bottle with water but rather to helping a flower to grow in its own way. As any good teacher knows, the methods of instruction and the range of material covered are matters of small importance as compared with the success in arousing the natural curiosity of the students and stimulating their interest in exploring on their own."

-Noam Chomsky
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/07/20 03:03 PM

@LeonaLioness666 .....I really loathe the world we live in right now. A bunch of greedy old farts starting wars, stirring up hate, lying, cheating, bringing harm to our people, wildlife & planet. I'm so sick & tired of it. Let's make sure we get out to vote these fartds out in 2020.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/07/20 08:44 PM

"If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War." —George Washington (1793)
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/08/20 05:00 PM

concerned citizen ...... This is the clown who says that according to intelligence gathered, Soleimani was plotting attacks against the US. The same intelligence services that he tweets and attacks on a daily basis and calls liars. Can't have it both ways.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/08/20 05:04 PM

Evelyne Wallace ..... This lie that we gave Iran money has to stop! It was their money that we released back to them when they signed the accord!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/08/20 05:07 PM

Anastasia BeaverHousen ..... Iran showed restraint humiliated him, made indirect threat against his property bombed without killing and it was like middle east mic drop against him and he cant do a thing now without committing war crimes who knew Iran was going to be the reasonable smart ones
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/08/20 05:10 PM

Ammee Vanderpool ......In the same speech, Trump criticizes Obama's plan limiting Iran's nuclear capability then says "we must all work together toward making a deal with Iran that makes the world a safer, and more peaceful place."

He pulled out of the deal that achieved that.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/08/20 10:45 PM

Steve Herzfeld ......#TrumpSpeech I'm struggling to find the words to explain how much I'm freaking out. Trump* is unstable. He is dangerous. I don't understand how any normal person can watch this 'speech' and admire Trump*. I don't understand why the GOP Still has his back.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/09/20 02:10 AM

"Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities
no doubt have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.

Tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with
your old nonsense.

This day is all that is
good and fair.
It is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on yesterdays."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/09/20 12:57 PM

"There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace … it must be known that we are at all times ready for war." —George Washington (1793)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/09/20 01:09 PM


"They [surviving ISIS fighters] have better techniques, better tactics and a lot more money at their disposal. They are able to buy vehicles, weapons, food supplies and equipment. Technologically they're more savvy. It's more difficult to flush them out. So, they are like al-Qaeda on steroids."

-Lahur Talabany, a top Kurdish counter-terrorism official, in an interview with the BBC.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/10/20 10:29 AM

"Five years after the killings at Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher, France has learned to live with the Islamist threat.

"Not a month goes by... without a murderous attack with the cry of 'Allahu Akbar' taking place on our soil.... But what is the point of fighting the effects of Islamism if we do not tackle the origins of this ideology of death? On that front, however, denial continues to compete with naiveté. Nothing has changed in the last five years. On the contrary.

"In the name of diversity, non-discrimination and human rights, France has accepted a number of blows to its culture and history... Islamists are a hot-button issue. They continue the fight which, even without weapons, has all the allure of a war of civilizations. Is the famous 'Charlie spirit', which some people thought was blowing after the January 2015 attacks, just an illusion?"


-Yves Thréard, deputy editor at the daily newspaper Le Figaro.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/10/20 01:10 PM

"In times of peace the people look most to their representatives; but in war, to the executive solely." —Thomas Jefferson (1810)
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/10/20 06:20 PM

Robert Reich @RBReich .... You know what gives the stock market a sugar high? Cutting taxes on corporations & corporations using the savings to buy back their shares. You know who benefits? Just corporations. The typical American household remains poorer today than it was before the 2008 financial crash.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/10/20 07:58 PM

Daniel Dale @ddale8 ....Over two days, Trump has gone from 1) not mentioning embassies to 2) saying it was the embassy in Baghdad to 3) saying it was embassies plural to 4) saying it was four embassies.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/10/20 08:21 PM

Molly Jong-Fast @MollyJongFast .... Turns out the imminent threat trump was worried about was being removed by the senate.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/11/20 12:59 PM

"National defense is one of the cardinal duties of a statesman." —John Adams (1815)
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/11/20 05:40 PM

Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1 ....In an open letter, a group of 13 former White House press secretaries, foreign service and military officials call for the return of regular White House and other press briefings: "The public has a right to know what its government is doing."
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/12/20 11:29 AM


"There are such relationships which must be a very great, almost unbearable happiness, but they can occur only between very rich natures and between those who, each for himself, are richly ordered and composed; they can unite only two wide, deep, individual worlds."


From "Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke, 1892-1910,1945"
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/13/20 04:23 PM

"I had always hoped that the younger generation receiving their early impressions after the flame of liberty had been kindled in every breast ... would have sympathized with oppression wherever found, and proved their love of liberty beyond their own share of it." —Thomas Jefferson (1814)
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/13/20 05:17 PM

Molly Jong-Fast @MollyJongFast .....The presidents twitter feed is a garbage dump of insults, racism, propaganda and strange misspelling this morning.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/14/20 04:33 PM

"Why do German people behave so apathetically in the face of all these abominable crimes, crimes so unworthy of the human race? ... The German people slumber on in their dull, stupid sleep and encourage these fascist criminals....[The German] must evidence not only sympathy; no, much more: a sense of complicity in guilt....For through his apathetic behaviour he gives these evil men the opportunity to act as they do.... he himself is to blame for the fact that it came about at all! Each man wants to be exonerated ....But he cannot be exonerated; he is guilty, guilty, guilty!... now that we have recognized [the Nazis] for what they are, it must be the sole and first duty, the holiest duty of every German to destroy these beasts."

-White Rose Student Resistance (From Leaflet 2)
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/14/20 09:41 PM

"Imagine what our country could accomplish if we started working together as one people, under one God, saluting one flag," President Donald Trump
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/15/20 12:03 AM

Bill Kristol Retweeted Attorney@Law @TheGlare_TM .....In documents just released by the House Intel Committee, we have Rudy Giuliani’s colleague Lev Parnas proving the whole case
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/15/20 12:11 AM

emigre80 @emigre80 ....This is beyond monstrous. This is how mobsters behave. ..... Pé Resists @4everNeverTrump .... Replying to @NatashaBertrand ..... This looks like they—including a current GOP candidate for Congress—were plotting the assassination of a US Ambassador and called it off because she got additional security.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/15/20 01:14 AM

Alexandra Chalupa @AlexandraChalup ... How is Jay Sekulow going to serve on @realDonaldTrump ’s impeachment legal team when texts between Lev Parnas and Rudy Giuliani, just published on the House Intelligence Committee website, show that he too is involved in the Ukraine scandal?
https://intelligence.house.gov/uploadedf..._attachment.pdf
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/15/20 01:16 AM

Natasha Bertrand @NatashaBertrand .... Um holy sh*t. This certainly makes it sound like Parnas and co. were actively tracking Yovanovitch's movements. This could explain why Yovanovitch was moved out of Ukraine so quickly. https://intelligence.house.gov/uploadedf..._attachment.pdf
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/15/20 01:17 AM

American Veteran @amvetsupport .....that lying, draft dodging coward is at, yet another, rally. Is that what a president is supposed to do? Of course not. He is a joke. He does no work. Laziest president ever. He lies constantly, insults everyone and is destroying our Republic. He has to go. Period.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/15/20 01:22 AM

On MSNBC Tuesday, former federal prosecutor John Flannery said that the new trove of documents released to the House Intelligence Committee by Rudy Giuliani business associate Lev Parnas remove any uncertainty that President Donald Trump was involved in the Ukraine extortion scheme.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/15/20 11:02 AM


"In this world without quiet corners, there can be no easy escapes from history, from hullabaloo, from terrible, unquiet fuss."

-Salman Rushdie
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/15/20 03:44 PM

"Born in other countries, yet believing you could be happy in this, our laws acknowledge, as they should do, your right to join us in society, conforming, as I doubt not you will do, to our established rules." —Thomas Jefferson (1801)
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/15/20 07:23 PM

“This is about the Constitution of the United States and it's important for the president to know and Putin to know that American voters — voters in America — should decide who our president is," Pelosi said.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/15/20 07:27 PM

Markie .... Pelosi names the Impeachment Managers......A diverse group of superb men & women led by none other than the man himself Adam Schiff who's a bona fide Rock Star when it comes to speaking for all of us. This Senate trial movie is going to be better than the book
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/15/20 07:28 PM

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday called for an investigation into documents produced by House lawmakers suggesting then-Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch was placed under surveillance.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/15/20 07:30 PM

“It is outrageous that the President’s personal lawyers appear to have directed the surveillance of a U.S. ambassador. This must be fully investigated as the Senate conducts the impeachment trial,” Sanders tweeted Wednesday. “We have a responsibility to hold this lawless administration to account.”
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/15/20 07:33 PM

Hyde, who is running to unseat Rep. Jahana Hayes ..... (D) in the state’s 5th Congressional District, also texted Parnas “Wow. Can’t believe Trumo hasn’t fired this bitch. I’ll get right in that.”
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/15/20 07:34 PM

"I don't know how any member of this body could pick up the newspaper this morning, read this new revelation and not conclude that the Senate needs access to relevant documents like these in the trial," Schumer said from the Senate floor.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/15/20 07:38 PM

Tonight at 9 PM, Rachel will sit down with Lev Parnas & his lawyer for an in-depth interview. Why would Lev Parnas do this? Any thing he says on TV can be used against him! It will be something to see.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/15/20 07:40 PM

PoliticsVideoChannel .....BREAKING: Giuliani associate Lev Parnas is going to be interviewed by @maddow tonight. this is just a week from Trump's impeachment trial. A must watch tv
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/15/20 08:17 PM

WSentinel2 ..... Just heard on @MSNBC that Fox has not mentioned anything about this new info from Lev Parnas, Amb. Yovanovitch, etc. That means milions of people who rely on Fox for their news haven't even heard about it.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/15/20 08:19 PM

Joyce Alene .....If Republicans want to call Hunter Biden, maybe we should also hear from women who’ve accused Trump of sexual assault, because their testimony would have about as much relevance to the charges in the articles of impeachment as Biden’s would.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/15/20 10:55 PM

Auntie hereby moves that @SpeakerPelosi, @RepAdamSchiff, and @RepJerryNadler immediately begin investigations into possible charges against Donald J Trump for the crimes of Criminal Conspiracy to Murder a sitting US Ambassador.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/15/20 11:12 PM

Thomas Paine .......If the worst-case happened a few months ago- and we were told a lie that Ambassador Yovanovitch committed suicide - would we have ever found out the truth? I wonder how close she came to being murdered. https://twitter.com/MiaFarrow/status/1217257243420262401
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/16/20 12:07 PM

"Here comes the orator! With his flood of words, and his drop of reason." —Benjamin Franklin (1735)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/16/20 12:24 PM

“The grand plan is for them to force the Hungary that is standing in the pathway of the immigrants to submit and first to settle thousands and then tens of thousands of immigrants in the country in the period of a few years. These numbers are no exaggeration. Europe is now under invasion. If we allow it, tens and tens of millions [of people] from Africa and the Middle East will leave for Europe in the next one or two decades. The Western half of Europe is watching all of this with their hands held high.”

- Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban, speaking at commemoration of the 1848 Hungarian Revolution, March 15, 2018.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/16/20 07:20 PM

"The good news is the partisan circus in the House is over. Nancy Pelosi’s circus is done. And we’re not going to see the one-sided show trial that the House has engaged in for months and months and months. That farce is over. In the Senate, here’s what I hope happens; I hope the Senate — I’m confident the Senate will conduct a fair trial. That means we’ll give the House managers an opportunity to present their case." Ted Cruz
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/16/20 08:19 PM

Trump deluged in mockery as Ukraine announces an investigation into his associates
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/16/20 08:24 PM

Sen. Schumer: "I am actually filled with anger. When you read the attempt to subvert our democracy. So these charges are serious. Very. And it's on those charges which the Senate has to render a verdict."
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/16/20 08:26 PM

This is a big deal.......The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office says the Trump Administration broke the law by withholding Congressionnally approved aid to Ukraine.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/16/20 08:31 PM

He has a narcissistic personality disorder that will *never* allow him to admit mistakes. He is unfit. He can't feel shame or empathy. His only interest, ever, will be himself.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/16/20 08:34 PM

@JoeNBC ....: "We do know how history writes this. We know that everyone who defends Donald Trump right now will be exposed... History, it will be bleak... if they decide to continue lying for a failed reality TV host who will show them no loyalty."
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/16/20 10:56 PM


“The veil deliberately marks women as private and restricted property, nonpersons. The veil sets women apart from men and apart from the world; it restrains them, confines them, grooms them for docility. A mind can be cramped just as a body may be, and a Muslim veil blinkers both your vision and your destiny. It is the mark of a kind of apartheid, not the domination of a race but of a sex.”

-Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/17/20 11:45 AM

“Wishful thinking about the peaceful tolerance of Islam cannot interpret away this reality: hands are still cut off, women still stoned and enslaved, just as the Prophet Muhammad decided centuries ago.”

- Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Infidel
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/17/20 01:29 PM

"If we move in mass, be it ever so circuitously, we shall attain our object; but if we break into squads, everyone pursuing the path he thinks most direct, we become an easy conquest to those who can now barely hold us in check." —Thomas Jefferson (1811)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/17/20 02:38 PM

“You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see that there is something seriously wrong with this system. Capitalism is a system that puts rich people on a pedestal, legalizes greed, and enables the rich to exploit the poor.

It’s morally wrong.

What kind of a God would support something so immoral? Would Jesus support the exploitation of the poor by the rich? No, of course not.

If you think of yourself as a follower of Christ’s teachings, if you consider yourself a good person, you are morally obligated to be against greed. It’s your duty as a good person to be against exploitation. It’s your moral duty to be against predatory capitalism.”

- Oliver Markus Malloy, How to Defeat the Trump Cult: Want to Save Democracy?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/17/20 09:22 PM

4mvp @44mmvvpp ....Rachel Maddow’s interview with Lev Parnas on MSNBC Wednesday night, set a record with 4.5 million viewers! @Maddow was the most-watched show on cable, beating FOX News Hannity by almost a million more viewers!
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/17/20 09:40 PM


"Everybody was in the loop."

- Lev Pamas
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/18/20 01:06 PM

"It is proper you should understand what I deem the essential principles of our Government... Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever persuasion, religious or political." —Thomas Jefferson (1801)
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/18/20 02:08 PM

Nancy Pelosi: ......The President has fought tooth-and-nail to keep thousands of documents away from the public. And no wonder – each time new pieces come out, they show President Trump right at the center of the effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rivals.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/18/20 02:13 PM

Bette Midler: ....It looks like Pelosi will be President. -----spring@summmer: They were all in the loop..
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/18/20 04:00 PM

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and think critically. Intelligence plus character; that is the goal of a true education."

- Martin Luther King Jr.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/18/20 06:34 PM

"I actually thought they understood that they were liberal. They were a part of kind of helping with the Democratic agenda. On a daily basis, you see whatever the Democrat talking points are are the talking points in the liberal mainstream media as you know and I thought they were aware of it but somehow they just check their journalism objectivity at the door. What's been fascinating in response is it seems like they actually think they're neutral. They think they're objective, and that is more troubling -- it's just delusional how they've responded to this. You know, never mind their hyperbolic words about ... did she just have a bad day? Was she emotional? No. I was a fighter pilot. This was a choice I made. I did not crumble under their pressure. I've flown A-10s in combat. I decided to call a liberal a liberal and for whatever reason they couldn't handle it." Sen. Martha McSally
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/18/20 07:12 PM

Andrew Wortman @AmoneyResists ....Recalling the details that led up to the strike he ordered to kill Soleimani, Trump said: “He was saying bad things about our country. How much of this crap do we have to listen to? How much are we going to listen to?” He described NO IMMINENT THREAT WHATSOEVER. There was none.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/18/20 07:15 PM

Danny @danzu72 ....I have worked in government for 30 years now and I am shocked how quickly our systems crumbled under authoritarianism. Many didn't even put up a fight and went straight to the dark side. Trump wins re-election we are done. There is no 2024, this is possibly our last election.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/18/20 07:16 PM

Sen. Michael Bennet y'day on Yovanovitch: "It is so pathetic to have a Secretary of State that has this little regard for the men and women of our foreign service. I can't think of a Secretary of State certainly in my lifetime who has had this level of disregard." @MSNBC
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/18/20 07:18 PM

Owen Whaley @owenawhaley ....Ivanka Trump's resume: Ran unsuccessful retail store, Started unsuccessful fashion line, Got sued for stealing designs, Had products recalled for violating safety standards. YOU are paying for this woman to serve as Senior Advisor to the President of the United States. Angry yet?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/18/20 07:20 PM

Jon Cooper @joncoopertweets ..... Trump was literally unable to read the US Constitution while filming an HBO documentary
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/18/20 09:23 PM

san @sanosbo1 ....The smartest thing Lev Parnas has ever done was be clever enough to take pics with all the criminals he was "in cahoots," with. Lev has enough pics to create Trump crime syndicate year books yrs 2016-2019.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/18/20 09:43 PM

On Wednesday, Parnas implicated Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Attorney General Bill Barr and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA). Plus former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is Trump’s private attorney. On Thursday, Parnas implicated former Energy Secretary Rick Perry. And then Sen. Lindsey Grahm (R-SC) was added to the list.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/18/20 10:00 PM

Steve Brown @MileHiSteve7 .....We demand and deserve a fair and thorough Senate trial @senatemajldr! If McConnell and his henchmen are allowed to pervert this trial and continue the treacherous cover up and obstruction to protect Trump, they will blow up The Constitution!
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/19/20 01:06 PM

"Implicit in most Americans’ staunch support of a free press is the assumption that that press will treat us with honesty and respect. Manipulative wordsmiths, with their clever attempts to bend the news according to their personal biases, make a mockery of that support. They lend substance to those who label them as “fake.” Joe Nacca
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/19/20 01:33 PM

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/469408-the-worst-thing-about-trumps-fake-news-warning ---- The worst thing about Trump's 'fake news' warning
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/19/20 01:34 PM

Politicians often grumble about journalists. But President Donald Trump has upped the ante to a level unprecedented in modern times. No, the press is not the "enemy of the American people." BY JASON BOATRIGHT | NEIL NAKAHODO
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/19/20 06:08 PM

"The strangest thing about fascism in America today is that American facists are so dumb, they don't even know they're fascists. They don't even know what the word fascism means.

They vaguely know that it had something to do with Hitler and the Nazis, but that's it. They have no idea that the first words of the Nazi anthem were "Germany above all else" which was their version of "America first." And the way Nazis demonized jews was no different than the way American fascists demonize liberals. Hitler promised to "make Germany great again." And Hitler denounced the newspapers, which exposed him for what he really was, as "Lügenpresse," which is German for "fake news."

If the German Nazi party still existed today, they would look exactly like the Republican party under Trump. Hitler's rallies looked no different than Trump's rallies. And Hitler would absolutely love a well-oiled propaganda outlet like Fox News."


- Oliver Markus Malloy, Inside The Mind of an Introvert
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/19/20 08:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Teonan
"The strangest thing about fascism in America today is that American facists are so dumb, they don't even know they're fascists. They don't even know what the word fascism means.

They vaguely know that it had something to do with Hitler and the Nazis, but that's it. They have no idea that the first words of the Nazi anthem were "Germany above all else" which was their version of "America first." And the way Nazis demonized jews was no different than the way American fascists demonize liberals. Hitler promised to "make Germany great again." And Hitler denounced the newspapers, which exposed him for what he really was, as "Lügenpresse," which is German for "fake news."

If the German Nazi party still existed today, they would look exactly like the Republican party under Trump. Hitler's rallies looked no different than Trump's rallies. And Hitler would absolutely love a well-oiled propaganda outlet like Fox News."


- Oliver Markus Malloy, Inside The Mind of an Introvert


Except that both the fascists and nazis were anti-capitalism. But Democrats would never know that because they love to ignore/forget history. lying about it so it fits their narrative is playbook 1.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/19/20 08:56 PM

[T]he present Constitution is the standard to which we are to cling. Under its banners, bona fide must we combat our political foes - rejecting all changes but through the channel itself provides for amendments. Alexander Hamilton
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/19/20 09:48 PM

Mark Hultmark .....House Democrats may call new impeachment witnesses if Senate doesn't | TheHill #SmartNews
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/19/20 09:49 PM

House impeachment manager Jason Crow to President Trump: If Ukraine call was "perfect" then "call the witnesses" https://cnn.it/378HU6v
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/19/20 10:19 PM

Mona @Monaheart1229 .....Word is beginning to leak from Cap Hill, & certain Reps saying that House Judiciary may very well take testimony from Parnas, Bolton etc.. if the Senate won't do it. The House can & will cont to investigate if necessary. #SundayThoughts
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/19/20 11:45 PM

Kyle Griffin ... Ron Reagan: My Father, Ronald Reagan, Would Not Want Republicans to Vote for 'Traitor' Trump in 2020.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 01/19/20 11:46 PM

Simon Rosenberg .....For all the GOP's whining about process, the Senate trial starts in less than 48 hours and McConnell hasn't informed anyone of how it is going to work. It's totally insane.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/19/20 11:51 PM

https://www.mediaite.com/politics/bloomb...the-super-bowl/ ....Bloomberg Campaign Makes $10 Million Dollar Ad Buy to Troll Trump During the Super Bowl
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/20/20 12:25 AM

Originally Posted By: cwjga
Originally Posted By: Teonan
"The strangest thing about fascism in America today is that American facists are so dumb, they don't even know they're fascists. They don't even know what the word fascism means.

They vaguely know that it had something to do with Hitler and the Nazis, but that's it. They have no idea that the first words of the Nazi anthem were "Germany above all else" which was their version of "America first." And the way Nazis demonized jews was no different than the way American fascists demonize liberals. Hitler promised to "make Germany great again." And Hitler denounced the newspapers, which exposed him for what he really was, as "Lügenpresse," which is German for "fake news."

If the German Nazi party still existed today, they would look exactly like the Republican party under Trump. Hitler's rallies looked no different than Trump's rallies. And Hitler would absolutely love a well-oiled propaganda outlet like Fox News."


- Oliver Markus Malloy, Inside The Mind of an Introvert


Except that both the fascists and nazis were anti-capitalism. But Democrats would never know that because they love to ignore/forget history. lying about it so it fits their narrative is playbook 1.


Professing Hitler embraced a pro-socialist ideology fly's in the face of historic reality cwjga. Communists and trade union organizations were eliminated. Democracy in Germany was in it's grave by 1933.

Curious Curator Mini: Capitalism, Fascism, Socialism, and Communism
http://www.museumcenter.org/the-curious-...m-and-communism

Nazism, socialism and the falsification of history
https://www.abc.net.au/religion/nazism-socialism-and-the-falsification-of-history/10214302

Against mirror world: fascists were not socialists
https://libcom.org/blog/against-mirror-world-fascists-were-not-socialists-26082018
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/20/20 12:41 AM

Putting it mildly.

"Islam in its origins is just as shady and approximate as those from which it took its borrowings. It makes immense claims for itself, invokes prostrate submission or "surrender" as a maxim to its adherents, and demands deference and respect from nonbelievers into the bargain. There is nothing-absolutely nothing-in its teachings that can even begin to justify such arrogance and presumption." Islam in its origins is just as shady and approximate as those from which it took its borrowings. It makes immense claims for itself, invokes prostrate submission or "surrender" as a maxim to its adherents, and demands deference and respect from nonbelievers into the bargain. There is nothing-absolutely nothing-in its teachings that can even begin to justify such arrogance and presumption.


-Christopher Hitchens
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/20/20 01:15 AM

“As women, we were immensely powerful, Sister Aziza explained. The way Allah had created us, our hair, our nails, our heels, our neck, and ankles—every little curve in our body was arousing. If a woman aroused a man who was not her husband, she was sinning doubly in God’s eyes, by leading the man into temptation and evil thoughts to match her own. Only the robe worn by the wives of the Prophet could prevent us from arousing men and leading society into fitna, uncontrollable confusion and social chaos.”

- Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Infidel
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/20/20 10:49 AM

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”

-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/20/20 10:59 AM


“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Frankly, I have never yet engaged in a direct action movement that was ‘well-timed,’ according to the timetable of those who have not suffered unduly from the disease of segregation. For years now I have heard the word ‘Wait!’ It rings in the ear of every Negro with a piercing familiarity. This ‘Wait’ has almost always meant ‘Never’ ...

“We have waited for more than 340 years for our constitutional and God-given rights. The nations of Asia and Africa are moving with jetlike speed toward the goal of political independence, and we still creep at horse and buggy pace toward the gaining of a cup of coffee at a lunch counter. …

“A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. ... Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust. All segregation statutes are unjust because segregation distorts the soul and damages the personality. It gives the segregator a false sense of superiority, and the segregated a false sense of inferiority.

“(Segregation) ends up relegating persons to the status of things. So segregation is not only politically, economically and sociologically unsound, but it is morally wrong and sinful.”


-Dr. Martin Luther KIng Jr.,excerpt from the essay “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” April 16, 1963
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Re: Quotable quotes - 01/20/20 11:22 AM

"I'm going to go back to a statement by the Majority Leader, Mr. Hoyer from Maryland and he made a very revealing statement. For anyone who's concerned about [the] Constitution and rights, and especially me, and even those who, my Democratic counterparts who worry about their communities where they discuss police action and rights being violated. It's a matter of – it's amazing to me they're willing to set that aside to come up with this. Steny actually said, 'The president – we allowed him every opportunity to come prove his innocence,'" Doug Collins
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/20/20 11:48 AM

"Doug Collins sure preaches a weak argument. He obviously does not understand that history is recording his stand for all time. He and the rest of his GOP comrades will be the cockroaches under Trump's heel just like Hitler's henchmen are remembered today. The GOP is dead."

- Citizen Pete, #VetResistSquadron
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/20/20 05:52 PM

PoliticsVideoChannel @politvidchannel ......BREAKING: Former GOP Sen. Jeff Flake just called out republican senators on Trump. “the president did something wrong and for Republicans to maintain that he didn’t is just wrong.”
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/20/20 05:55 PM

Glenn Kirschner @glennkirschner2 .... To Alan Dershowitz: why are you surprised? By backing a criminal, corrupt, abusive president who aspires to be a dictator, YOU, Mr. Dershowitz, are assisting him in his goal of ending our democracy. Something like that tends to upset Americans.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/20/20 05:56 PM

Scott Dworkin .... If we call it an impeachment trial, Trump will act like the Senate is holding a trial to decide if he’s impeached. And use it for his propaganda. So let’s not give him that. Trump was already impeached. This is all about removal. So let’s call it what it is—Trump’s removal trial.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/20/20 06:25 PM

Washington Post: ... President Trump made 16,241 false or misleading claims in his first three years
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Re: Quotable quotes - 01/20/20 06:35 PM

John Pavlovitz ...Can you imagine what the response by MAGA Christians would be, if today in Richmond a group of armed Muslims gathered in public to demand that their rights be protected?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/20/20 06:36 PM

ANITAFELLOWS .... Trump Wants to Cancel All 2020 Presidential Debates Because He Thinks They’ll Be ‘Unfair’
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/20/20 07:03 PM

Chuck Schumer ..... Senator McConnell is trying to stop witnesses and documents from coming to light. Democrats will force a vote on witnesses and documents. All America needs are four Senate Republicans for a fair trial.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/20/20 07:06 PM

Seth Abramson .....BREAKING NEWS: Trump Hits 16,000 False or Misleading In-Office Claims, Further Solidifying His Never-to-Be-Surpassed Lead As the Most Dishonest President in U.S. History.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/20/20 07:44 PM

"This message is directly to you [Donald McEachin]. We're coming to your state. I live in Tennessee. My name is Ace Baker. I'm coming to the state of Virginia on January 20th and I hope to see you personally on Lobby Day. Because I would love nothing more than to tell you to your face, you are a coward. You are a tyrant, committing treason. And as a good friend of mine said a few minutes ago, treason is punishable by death. I'm not telling you that I'm going to kill you. I'm telling you that your acts constitute treason and the punishment for treason is hanging in the middle of the street ... You should be pulled out of office by the hair on your head, walked down the streets of the capital, walked up to the steps of a swinging rope that's placed around your neck."


- Ace Baker [ Fb pseudonym of scumbag Joshua Shoaff], American Warrior Revolution
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/20/20 08:11 PM

"It behooves you, therefore, to think and act for yourself and your people. The great principles of right and wrong are legible to every reader; to pursue them requires not the aid of many counselors. The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest. Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail." —Thomas Jefferson (1775)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/20/20 08:17 PM

"Eat a peach"

-Duane Allman
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/20/20 09:57 PM

The construction applied...to those parts of the Constitution of the United States which delegate Congress a power...ought not to be construed as themselves to give unlimited powers, nor a part to be so taken as to destroy the whole residue of that instrument. Thomas Jefferson
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/20/20 10:13 PM

“NO DIVINE BOVINE ! The clumsy creature currently inhabiting the White House is a distinctly dangerous animal. Part boneheaded raging bully, part dastardly coward showing signs of advanced stage mad cow disease. Neither of good pedigree nor useful breeding stock, there is essentially very little of substance between the T (bone) and the RUMP, except of course for an abundance of methane and bullshit. It's high time brave matadors for you to enter the bullring, with nimble step and fleet of foot. Take good aim and bring down this marauding beast once and for all. Slay public enemy number one and we will salute you forever. A louder cheer you will not hear from Madrid to Mexico City, from Beijing to Brussels, from London to Lahore, from Toronto to Tehran and ten thousand cities in between.”

- Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/21/20 09:02 PM

"The legislative department is everywhere extending the sphere of its activity and drawing all power into its impetuous vortex." —James Madison (1788)
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/22/20 12:25 AM

Ari Berman .... Senate Republicans who represent 15 million fewer people than Senate Dems can block impeachment of a president who committed crimes worse than Watergate, lost popular vote by 2.9 million votes & suffered largest midterm election defeat in US history
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/22/20 08:19 AM

Kamala Harris @SenKamalaHarris

On break right now and let me just say this: I fully support Senator Schumer’s amendment to ensure we see all relevant documents withheld by the White House. Documents don’t lie. If Republicans block this, then it’s not a fair trial. Period.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/22/20 08:32 AM

Washington Post: Impeachment Diary --- And the White House defense is ... well, there isn’t one By Dana Milbank
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/22/20 07:53 PM

Charles Johnson ... I talked to a German friend last night, and she said everyone she knows is very worried about the US. She’s pretty far left so she didn’t have a high opinion of America to start with. But now she’s afraid she’s seeing the rise of a new fascist super-power
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/22/20 10:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Ben444
Charles Johnson ... I talked to a German friend last night, and she said everyone she knows is very worried about the US. She’s pretty far left so she didn’t have a high opinion of America to start with. But now she’s afraid she’s seeing the rise of a new fascist super-power


The Dem candidates for President do bring those fears for a lot of people.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/22/20 10:10 PM

"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." —John Adams (1770)
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/22/20 10:34 PM

Kelly .... According to reports, almost 1/2 of GOP Senators are not in the chamber to hear these arguments. Something that's against the rules put forth by their own party. Proof the @SenateGOP & @senatemajldr don't care about rules nor do they want to hear the truth!
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/23/20 12:31 PM

“Well, the gulags were founded as re-education camps. … What will help is when we send all the Republicans to the re-education camps.” Martin Weissgerber
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/23/20 01:10 PM

Glenn Kirschner (30 year prosecutor) .....In Davos, Trump said, “we have all the documents, the Dems have nothing.” Let’s be clear - this is the president BRAGGING about his Obstruction of Congress. It’s no different than a defendant charged w/murder saying, “I got rid of the body & the prosecutors will never find it
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/23/20 01:17 PM

Conservative Naval War College Prof. Tom Nichols .....“Schiff is laying out a narrative that is so clear – and undeniable, because it is rooted in a huge amount of documents and testimony – that the President’s defenders only have the choice now of looking complicit, stupid, or immoral (or all three) in rejecting it,” he wrote.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/23/20 01:19 PM

“I’m already on Twitter, following numerous groups around the country that are ready to organize yellow vest protests. I’m ready … I’m ready to start tearing bricks up and start fighting. … I’m not — no cap, bro. I’ll straight up — I’ll straight up get armed, I want to learn how to shoot, and go train. I’m ready for the f***ing revolution, bro. … I’m telling you. Guillotine the rich.” Martin Weissgerber
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/23/20 02:23 PM

Jennifer Rubin (conservative blogger at Washington Post) ... What's going on: House managers are putting on a ridiculously compelling case, far beyond a reasonable doubt which is the criminal not impeachment standard. Trump attys respond with noise. R senators pretend they've heard nothing wrong. Media needs to communicate that clearly
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/23/20 03:40 PM

Laurence Tribe (law professor).....The way the House Managers are using videoclips to tell the story of #Ukrainegate despite Trump’s stonewalling is truly brilliant. It’s making the case for demanding the silenced witnesses and withheld documents at the same time that it’s proving Trump’s guilt even without them.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/23/20 04:42 PM

“Leave it to the Soviets to make the most badass f***ing, most effective gun in the world … AK-47 … the destroyer of imperialism and coloniali[sm] … that’s why I want to get it [AK-47] tattooed on me.” Martin Weissgerber
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/23/20 08:09 PM

Glenn Kirschner ....Rep. Jerry Nadler is CRUSHING the President’s position that his abuse of power is not an impeachable offense by using the very words of the president’s own supporters and enablers: Barr, Dershowitz and Turley.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/23/20 08:10 PM

Elizabeth C. McLaughlin .....OMG. Nadler just played Lindsey Graham’s statements from the Clinton impeachment on why impeachable offenses need not be a statutory crime and it was DELICIOUS.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/23/20 08:11 PM

Seth Abramson.... (IN A NUTSHELL) GOP senators' defense of Donald Trump: everyone in America who knows about the Ukraine scandal is lying except the guy who's told 16,000 lies as president
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/23/20 10:49 PM

Ted Lieu ....Let’s be clear: If any Senator or Representative repeatedly asked a foreign power to help our re-election campaign, we would be indicted. What @realDonaldTrump did was bigly ILLEGAL.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/23/20 10:52 PM

@Groucho_Manx .... Chief Justice Roberts shows himself to be just as impotent as you’d expect a republican water boy to be.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/23/20 10:53 PM

@JohnLukeSam1 .....Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has spent most of the impeachment trial not paying attention. She's spent her 3rd day ignoring the proceedings & spent the 1st day of proceedings speaking with Faux News when she was supposed to be on the floor. Her behavior is repugnant to US law!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/24/20 12:34 AM

Laurence Tribe....The way the House Managers are using videoclips to tell the story of #Ukrainegate despite Trump’s stonewalling is truly brilliant. It’s making the case for demanding the silenced witnesses and withheld documents at the same time that it’s proving Trump’s guilt even without them.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/24/20 12:38 AM

Congressman Ted Lieu ..... CAN WE PLEASE SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT. SOLICITING A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT TO HELP YOUR RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN IS A CRIME. IT IS ILLEGAL. PRISON IS ONE OF THE PUNISHMENTS.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/24/20 07:47 AM

Laurence Tribe (law professor) ...“Right matters. And truth matters. Otherwise we are lost.” — @RepAdamSchiff That final ten minutes was extraordinary. Schiff made a compelling case that leaving Trump in office endangers us all. We all know we can’t count on Trump. To do what’s right not for him but for us all.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/24/20 10:52 AM

danieltrombley .....I think we're actually watching 243 years of democracy being eroded right before our eyes. Over a f*cking bankrupt, cash poor, Russian owned, sexual assaulting reality TV star. I....just can't believe this is happening. Unless there's some miracle in this trial, we're done.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/24/20 10:57 AM

Connie Hurt ......This is the way the country ends, this is the way the country ends, this is the way the country ends-not with a bang, with a whimper!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/24/20 11:18 AM

Maurice ..... Republicans are going to murder democracy in a few days won't be a democracy to pass on to our kids they'll be living under a trump dictatorship and if you're a minority in America you better look out
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/24/20 11:19 AM

@SusanDFoster1 .....The GOP and Russia are wanting Americans to give up. We can’t even when it looks impossible we have to resist in any way each of us can. Keep letting Mr. Schiff and the rest keep us fired up!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/24/20 11:21 AM

Stacy(disabled Army vet) .....This is what I've been saying all day. The United States of America is dead. An authoritarian regime is now wearing its corpse. This is no longer the country I was born in, the country I served for 12 years. It is unrecognizable to me.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/24/20 01:05 PM

"Nigeria is now the deadliest place in the world to be a Christian. What we have is a genocide. They are trying to displace the Christians, they [Boko Haram] are trying to possess their land and they are trying to impose their religion on the so-called infidels and pagans who they consider Christians to be."

- Emmanuel Ogebe, Attorney
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/25/20 12:24 AM

Kyle Griffin .... Breaking via NYT: Lev Parnas said that he had turned over to congressional Democrats a recording from 2018 of the president ordering the dismissal of Marie Yovanovitch. Parnas located the recording after its existence was first reported by ABC News.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/25/20 12:25 AM

...Take her out” also takes a different meaning when you factor in that trump was frustrated because he hadn’t been able to fire her

Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/25/20 12:25 AM

"She is going to go through some things" He ordered a hit. Period.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/25/20 12:26 AM

Let's stop giving him the benefit of the doubt. Pres. Hanging. Out. With. Mobsters.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/25/20 07:22 AM

Alex Bartos ...As a foreigner, I lament that my American friends are losing faith in all 3 branches of their govt. The presidency is corrupt. The Legislative Branch is protecting a corrupt president, and a disinterested & ineffective Justice Roberts has damaged the credibility of the Judiciary.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/25/20 07:24 AM

Seth Abramson ....A piece of *good news* for Democrats: all signs point to Trump's defense team planning to do all it can to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory tomorrow, marring a case they are almost certain to win by bringing up such putrid Kremlin propaganda it will unnerve even GOP jurors.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/25/20 07:25 AM

Eric Garland ......Adam Schiff has just shown us that true, patriotic leaders still exist, still love this nation, and a make A More Perfect Union still possible. All thanks to their tireless, honorable work.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/25/20 07:29 AM

Garry Kasparov (Russian chess champion) ........I care about Ukraine. And while it’s true I’m not American, after Putin invaded Ukraine in 2014 I wrote why Americans should care, and act. Ukraine is on the front line of a global war between liberty and tyranny.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/25/20 07:36 AM

Charles Hinckley ......In all probability, trump is too stupid to have originated his Ukraine scheme. Much more likely, Putin and his mob have been pulling the strings all along. We don’t yet have the evidence making this certain, but it is still rather obvious to those with eyes to see.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/25/20 07:38 AM

Ted Boutrous ......Some Republicans: I was on the verge of doing my duty as a Senator to support the Constitution but then Adam Schiff referenced a news report about something a White House source said so I am mad and now I won’t fulfill my constitutional responsibility.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/25/20 07:59 AM

@Teesa_Michele .....Schiff references #HeadsOnPikes.....Murkowski "That's where he lost me. " Meanwhile, the man she's protecting said this..."I just start kissing them. I don't even wait. And when you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything."
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/25/20 01:47 PM

Rep Adam Schiff reminded the jurors, and Trump's defenders, they themselves have long questioned Trump's integrity and fitness for the very powers he stands accused of abusing.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/25/20 02:57 PM

Ted Lieu .....I dare any @GOP elected official to call up a foreign government and ask for help against a re-election opponent. Let’s be very clear: If any elected official did what @realDonaldTrump did, he would have been indicted.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/25/20 08:19 PM

"So this is what you do when it all slows down and the minutes that tick by feels a little longer than before. You open your eyes a little wider, and look at everything. Take it all in. Rehash stories of old, remember people, times and occasions gone by. Allow everything you see to remind you of something. Talk about those things. Stop and take your time to notice things and make those things you notice matter. Find out the answers you didn't know to yesterday's crosswords. Slow down. Stop trying to do everything now, now, now."

-Cecelia Ahern, Thanks for the Memories
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/26/20 12:57 AM

Barry R McCaffrey (Four Star US Army General Ret.} ...... In 50 years of experience in the military, business, and Federal service I have never encountered a more abusive and foul leader than Trump. Disgraceful.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/26/20 10:07 AM

Bill Maxwell ...... You can't count on an election getting rid of a criminal who is allowed to cheat elections without consequences.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/26/20 01:07 PM

PoliticsVideoChannel - General Mattis on Trump - "The only member of the military Trump doesn't think is overrated is Colonel Sanders."
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/26/20 04:52 PM


"Every day may not be good... but there's something good in every day".

- Alice Morse Earle
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/26/20 08:55 PM

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/donald-trump-goes-off-the-hypocritical-deep-end/24714/ --- there is credible evidence to suggest that Trump has paid for 8 abortions for 8 different women.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/26/20 09:19 PM

Mindful Primate @MichellesDude .....Trump is a mobster. His family worked with the Gambino & Genovese mobs, later acquired by the Russian Vor. He hires mobsters like Manafort, Cohen, Sater, Parnas. He's an idiot, but has risen high through $413M inheritance & Putin-Moglievich help.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/26/20 09:43 PM

Washington Post: Trump lawyers’ weak start opens the door to devastating questions By Jennifer Rubin
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/26/20 10:58 PM

"Kobe Bryant was not only one of the greatest basketball players ever, he was also the hardest working player I’ve ever been around. I was so fortunate to have known him and coached him with Team USA. Our thoughts and our prayers are with his wife, Vanessa, and the Bryant family."

- Jim Boeham, Syracuse University Head Coach
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/27/20 03:43 PM

“Many well-meaning Dutch people have told me in all earnestness that nothing in Islamic culture incites abuse of women, that this is just a terrible misunderstanding. Men all over the world beat their women, I am constantly informed. In reality, these Westerners are the ones who misunderstand Islam. The Quaran mandates these punishments. It gives a legitimate basis for abuse, so that the perpetrators feel no shame and are not hounded by their conscience of their community. I wanted my art exhibit to make it difficult for people to look away from this problem. I wanted secular, non-Muslim people to stop kidding themselves that "Islam is peace and tolerance.”

- Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Infidel
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/27/20 08:46 PM

"All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree." —James Madison (1787)
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/27/20 09:12 PM

Ryan Knight @ProudResister .....Major props to Chris Wallace, the lone voice of reason on Fox News, for telling his Fox News co-anchors aka Trump sycophants to: “Get your facts straight!”
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/27/20 09:26 PM

Joyce Alene @JoyceWhiteVance (U of Alabama law professor)...I've been trying to listen with an open mind to the president's defense but this argument that all of Trump's abuses of power don't put the president above the law is really awful.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/27/20 10:06 PM

Jason Overstreet @JasonOverstreet ....Everyone on planet earth is wanting these BORING Trump clowns to STFU so we can get to reality, which is Mustache Bolton.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/27/20 10:17 PM

David Jolly (former Republican congressman) ....The odd part of the Trump team's takedown of Hunter Biden just now is that it serves to confirm the House managers' case that the President was indeed engaged in impeachable behavior by asking a foreign government to investigate his political opponent. A terrible legal argument.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/27/20 10:33 PM

Michael McFaul (former ambassador to Russia)....We are a democracy; a country of laws. If Hunter Biden was involved in misconduct, we have law enforcement officials who can investigate. That's the way it works in America (& you are innocent until proven guilty). That's NOT the job of Trump, Zelensky, or the U.S. Senate.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/27/20 10:35 PM

Daniel R. Rubin (attorney) .....So rich that Trump defenders slamming Hunter Biden for not freely disclosing how much he earned with Burisma while Trump still refuses to disclose his tax returns that show where he made his money. One is a private citizen. One is a public official.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/27/20 10:36 PM

Andy Ostroy .. @LindseyGrahamSC - you really wanna honor your old pal #JohnMcCain? Be the 4th Repub Senator and give a ‘thumbs up’ to more documents and witnesses
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/28/20 08:16 AM

Scott Dworkin ...BREAKING: John Bolton says he told AG Barr he was concerned Trump was granting personal favors to autocratic leaders of China and Turkey. More proof Trump uses the government to trade for personal favors with foreign governments, even if it hurts America. #JohnBoltonMustTestify
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/28/20 02:40 PM

Tony Schwartz (wrote "Art of the Deal" book for Trump).....Now the deluge. The dam has broken and no matter what the Republicans do, the revelations will get worse and worse. Trump's malfeasance is infinite.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/28/20 02:43 PM

Gearóid Ó Dubhedír ....Bolton is pure genius. He hid the "facts of Ukraine" in the last place Trump would ever look, a book.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/28/20 02:48 PM

Conjobble ......The slow drip of negative news about Trump will continue and IF @GOP ignores that drip without calling witnesses, that DAM will break and the flood of negative news will take down the Republican Party for years to come.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/28/20 02:54 PM

Glenn Kirschner ....Isn’t it interesting how Trump’s lawyers are desperately trying to convince us that Trump was obsessed with corruption in Ukraine? Yet, Trump has never ONCE expressed even a passing interest in corruption in Russia.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/28/20 03:03 PM

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries ....Donald Trump withheld $391 million in security aid to cheat in the 2020 election.The President argues no evidence of a corrupt shakedown scheme exists.OK. So why are you trying to stop John Bolton from testifying? FACTS.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/28/20 08:01 PM

Michael Grossman ......Ex-WH Chief John Kelly says: "I believe John Bolton." John Kelly has so much credibility that his validation of John Bolton is beyond question. This is the second domino dropping. I expect more dominos will fall that lead directly to Mick Mulvaney & AG Wm Barr. MSNBC.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/28/20 10:33 PM

"In disquisitions of every kind there are certain primary truths, or first principles, upon which all subsequent reasoning must depend." —Alexander Hamilton (1788)
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/28/20 10:51 PM

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/crime-of-the-century/24771/ Crime of the century!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/28/20 11:14 PM

Walter Shaub .....A Senator who doesn't want to hear from witnesses is a Senator who fears the truth.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/28/20 11:15 PM

Ryan Knight ....In a new Quinnipiac poll: 75% of Americans want witnesses including 49% of Republicans. So if @GOP Senators don’t listen to the will of the people they’re only hurting themselves and making the #BlueWave BIGGER in November. Call your Senators and demand witnesses. 202-224-3121
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/28/20 11:17 PM

NoelCaslerComedy ....The backslaps ‘Pig’ Pompeo received when Trump lauded him for bullying a female reporter and infringing upon the rights of a free press, not to mention the laughter that filled the room, tell you all you need to know about the ‘men’ of the GOP
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/28/20 11:19 PM

Diane Bouchard .....@mikepompeo is a really big man for berating and belittling a reporter. And that's not a compliment.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/29/20 12:53 AM

Selina .....Pompeo and Trump are what is wrong with the GOP.....no respect for women or anyone who doesn’t kiss their a**! They are cowards who are involved in a cover-up!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/29/20 12:56 AM

Bella Rista ....What a disgusting @GOP party to applaud a pig like Trump and Pompeo for harassing a journalist..
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/29/20 10:51 AM

Joe Lockhart .....News reports say Ivanka Trump's factories in China pay $62 a week. Now there's a scandal that's worthy of some witnesses and documents. See you on the Hill on nepotism day.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/29/20 10:59 AM

David Rothkopf - next book-"Traitor: A History of American Betrayal from Benedict Arnold to Donald Trump." .....Can you think of a single instance in which President Trump has taken an action that benefited the weaker over the stronger, the poorer over the richer, the more disadvantaged over the more privileged, the disenfranchised over the more empowered?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/29/20 11:33 AM

Scott Dworkin .....BREAKING: Massive protest planned by over 100 progressive groups for Wednesday at noon in the Hart Senate Office Building. The protest is to support witnesses for Trump’s removal trial and to call for Trump’s removal from office. @Remove_TrumpNow
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/29/20 12:15 PM

“Islam will invade Europe and America, smashing Western civilisation and replacing it with Islam”.
– Mohamed Mahdi Akef

“...destroying the Western civilization from within”.
– Muslim Brotherhood plan

“Islam wishes to destroy all states and governments anywhere on the face of the earth
which are opposed to the ideology and program of Islam, regardless of the country or the nation which rules it."
-Maududi

"Presidents have the right, and the duty, to exclude persons holding allegiance to a hostile ideology".

- Michael Copeland, Jan 28, 2020


Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/29/20 03:37 PM

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/rick-wi...them-into-dust/ Rick Wilson: Bolton’s bombshell has GOP terrified of a long trial that will ‘grind them into dust’
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/29/20 04:17 PM

Non Sum Qualis Eram ......Trump’s talked, and w/ increasing frequency, about being “president” for the next 20 yrs. And we know he’s a fascist that idolizes dictators, while pissing on the rule of law & the Constitution. He’s not concerned about re-election b/c he’s not going anywhere. He must be removed!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/29/20 05:15 PM

Ms. Krassenstein ....BREAKING: Lev Parnas is in possession of multiple other video recordings, including those from Mar-a-Lago. The recordings range from a few minutes in length to 38 minutes and reportedly show his close association to Trump.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/29/20 05:39 PM

Scott Dworkin .....BREAKING: Hart Senate Office Building is full of protesters. At least hundreds more in all security lines stretched around the block. Are GOP Senators listening? Americans know they are trying to cover this up. We won’t let them. #WeWantWitnesses
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 09:46 AM

Neal Katyal:

Trump is:
*Afraid of the House of Reps
*Afraid of his own National Security Adviser
*Afraid of his own Chief of Staff
*Afraid of his own National Security Council Staff
*Afraid of every document held by our Govt
*Afraid of testifying himself
*Afraid of the Chief Justice of the US
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 09:48 AM

billo @kweriousgeorge .....Listening to trumps lawyers, I have to ask, is joe Biden being impeached? CJ just sat there while Russian propaganda was being spewed and parroted on the senate floor!!!!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 09:53 AM

John Pavlovitz .....Can you imagine how much good we could all be doing if we didn't have to spend so much time protecting ourselves, other people, and the planet from this malignant Administration? Now, imagine if we all voted and got to make that reality.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 11:43 AM


"I get a kick out of the Republicans saying impeachment is an effort to overturn the will of the American people when Hilary beat the dumbbell by 3 million votes. He won because of the antiquated electoral college, a 2-mule wagon in a jet plane world."

- Stephen King
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 12:42 PM

"As our president bears no resemblance to a king so we shall see the Senate has no similitude to nobles. First, not being hereditary, their collective knowledge, wisdom, and virtue are not precarious. For by these qualities alone are they to obtain their offices, and they will have none of the peculiar qualities and vices of those men who possess power merely because their father held it before them." —Tench Coxe (1787)
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 12:56 PM


“That was one of the most bizarre things I’ve ever heard as a response. That means that basically anybody, even someone who is totally off-base or even insane, if that person happens to be the president ... that’s A-OK.”

-Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono, commenting on Dershowitz
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 03:03 PM

Barb McQuade ....Absurd legal argument by @AlanDersh’s that a president cannot be impeached for conduct that helps him politically. Is this the cold water that might finally awaken GOP from its stupor?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 03:18 PM

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/cnn-hos...win-reelection/ CNN hosts Jim Sciutto and Poppy Harlow on Thursday found themselves stunned after Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) refused to say whether he thought President Donald Trump should be allowed to do anything he wants to win the 2020 election.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 03:20 PM

Evan McMullin (former Independent Republican candidate) .... Republican leaders in Congress believe—and privately say—that they fear the country is quickly changing in ways that may soon deprive them of power, and that they must use the power they have now to delay it as long as possible, even by harming the Republic if necessary.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 03:21 PM

Scott Dworkin .....Now 50 US troops suffered brain injuries after the Iranian attack. 50. And Trump lied about it. He said no one was hurt. Making terrible decisions as president leading to our troops getting hurt, then lying about it so you wouldn’t have bad PR, warrants a president’s removal.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 03:24 PM

Meet the Press .....Alan Dershowitz's argument that quid pro quo is not impeachable would be "one of the most destructive precedents to have existed in our nation's history," former Acting Solicitor General @neal_katyal says. "That's what kings do. That's not what presidents do."
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 03:27 PM

Richard W. Painter (Bush ethics offier) .....This is a clown show. No witnesses. Senators sworn to be impartial who admit they are partial. The president represented by America’s most notorious lawyer for accused pedophiles and wife murderers. An argument so incoherent that observers thought counsel had lost his briefs....
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 03:29 PM

James C. W. Bock ..... CALL ALL GOP SENATORS unless you want King Trump on Friday. American Heartland ? Tyrant King is being anointed Fri, Jan. 31, 2020 by 51 GOP Senators.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 07:21 PM

Ms. Krassenstein .... BREAKING: E. Jean Carroll, the woman who claims Trump raped her 30 years ago, just legally requested a sample of Trump's DNA to compare it to DNA found on the dress she wore the night of the alleged sexual assault. In other words, there might be proof that Trump's a rapist!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 07:23 PM

Kamala Harris ......Let’s be real clear: even if Trump wanted to claim he’s been exonerated after the trial, there cannot be a true acquittal if there hasn’t been a fair trial. We need witnesses. We need documents. Anything less doesn’t constitute a fair trial and fair process.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 07:53 PM

David Hogg (survived Parkland high school shooting): Angry teenagers and college students will take down Donald Trump in 2020.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 08:02 PM

Natasha Bertrand ..... New: Newly released video shows indicted Giuliani associate Igor Fruman with RNC chief Ronna McDaniel. She hugs him during a Trump event at Mar a Lago and says she's "so glad" he's there.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 08:11 PM

Chris Hayes.....His entire adult life Trump has stolen from and bullied people, some powerful, most powerless, with "extended litigation" and now he's doing it to the House and the constitution and it's probably gonna work.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 08:14 PM

Brian Beutler ..... Schiff stunned the room just now when he informed senators that JUST TODAY, as Trump’s lawyers argue in the Senate the House should’ve gone to court to enforce subpoenas, DOJ lawyers argued in COURT that judges have no place to enforce subpoenas because of the impeachment power.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 08:15 PM

Laurence Tribe ....if, as now seems likely, the Senate votes not to hear or look at any of the readily available evidence, every Senator who votes to “hear no evil, see no evil” will betray what the founders gave us to keep our republic. History will remember.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 08:16 PM

Owen Whaley .....Ivanka Trump is working in the White House.
Jared Kushner is working in the White House.
Giuliani’s son is working in the White House.
Barr’s son-in-law is working in the White House.
None of these people have ANY government experience.
But please, tell me about Hunter Biden.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 08:18 PM

Elizabeth C. McLaughlin ..... The Senate just broke into laughter at the hypocrisy of the @GOP to be claiming that the House should be fighting for subpoenas in court, while the DOJ is in court arguing that subpoenas against the President can’t be enforced because impeachment is the only remedy.

Funny crying
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 08:21 PM

Joyce Alene (U of Alabama law professor) ...@RepAdamSchiff on the implications of Dershowitz’s argument: “What we have seen over the last two days is a descent into Constitutional madness...the only reason you make that argument is because you know your client is guilty.”
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 08:27 PM

"The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." (Orwell, "1984")
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 08:41 PM

Alexandra Chalupa ..... Trump’s lawyers are lying to U.S. Senators again... “Senior figures in Kyiv knew of the aid freeze during the Trump administration’s pressure campaign.” Zelensky’s team “sought to keep it from surfacing to avoid getting drawn into impeachment debate.”
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 09:14 PM

Tatergator ....It's past 3AM. My sick young un & my sick BFF are on my heart but that's not why I'm walking the floor reading the same tweets over and over. It's Trump (God damn him).It's hatred and helplessness. It's fury I can't act on. Walking keeps my heart from exploding.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 09:23 PM

Uncle Blazer ..... No one should be counting on any arm of DOJ to do anything to hurt Trump. Not the US Attorney for DC, not the US Attorney for SDNY, and certainly not Main Justice. If anyone tries, Barr will bury them and they know it.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 09:41 PM

Nancy Pelosi ..... You cannot be acquitted if you don’t have a trial. You don’t have a trial if you don’t have witnesses and documentation. If Republican Senators choose a cover-up, the American people and history will judge it with the harshness it deserves.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 11:19 PM

Ben Rhodes ... The absurdity of this whole trial is that everyone knows Trump is guilty but doesn’t know what to do about the fact that Republicans don’t care
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 11:20 PM

Rep. Eric Swalwell ...... A vote to acquit @realDonaldTrump is also a vote to acquit Russia. To justify his corrupt scheme, Trump peddled Russian propaganda. Letting Trump go free invites Russia to further weaponize misinformation.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 11:22 PM

Joy ..... I don’t think we’re going to stop him no matter what we do. He’s done everything his way since the day he entered that White House. Everyone is petrified of his bullying and humiliation. Mitch McConnell is just as dangerous if not more so than trump.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 11:23 PM

Carl Horn .... What happens when king Trump says elections are no longer in his best interest or the countries best interest?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 11:32 PM

Secret Agent Number Six .....The government would be better prepared to protect us from the corona virus if Trumpocalypse Donald did not shut down and de-fund agencies and fire people whose job it was to do that.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/30/20 11:34 PM

Ironhorse RESISTS .....The level of intellectual dishonesty is astounding! Any effort to compare #FusionGPS & the #SteeleDossier to Trump's use of taxpayer dollars to extort a vulnerable foreign ally for his own personal gain is doing nothing but spouting false syllogisms!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 09:49 AM

Senator Ron Wyden .... I never thought that in my lifetime I would witness the government officials responsible for protecting our democracy argue that it's okay to ask a foreign country to help influence an American election. Abhorrent doesn't begin to cover it.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 09:50 AM

Merritt Kelly ...... I want to know how it is the RNC ever allowed trump even to gain speed in the 2016 election. He should have been dismissed the moment he made fun of a reporter with the disability.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 09:51 AM

Mike Pence in the 2016 vice presidential debate: "This is basic stuff. Foreign donors — and certainly foreign governments — cannot participate in the American political process."
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 09:53 AM

Garry Kasparov (former Russian chess champion) ....Don't be surprised, be angry. Show all of these GOP Senators treating Trump like a king that American democracy still works by voting them out. Every last one of them. Trump's pathetic defenders deserve to be grilled every day as further evidence of his abuses comes out. They are also complicit in his every act going forward. They know what he is and what he did, and that now he will do more. The 2020 election is under assault.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 10:18 AM

Susan Hennessey (Lawfare Executive Editor, Brookings Senior Fellow, CNN National Security and Legal Analyst, Former IC attorney.) .....This is just shocking. Alexander openly saying Trump did it. That the House proved its case. He just doesn't care.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 10:43 AM

Joyce Alene (U of Alabama law professor).....Alexander says, even if Trump did what they say he did, we shouldn’t hear more evidence because the vote on articles of impeachment wasn’t bipartisan. So we should just let the people vote. He seems to have missed the whole part about the president tampering with the election.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 10:45 AM

Bag_Oh_Donuts ..... Alexander concedes that Trump did exactly what he’s accused of.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 10:47 AM

Brendan Byrnes -- Replying to @SenatorCollins .....You didn’t announce your decision to support witnesses until moments before Lamar Alexander said NO. McConnell must have given you permission to vote yes. You get ZERO credit for being YOUR typical spineless self. You could’ve taken the lead, instead you followed.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 11:11 AM

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/1/...ds-no-witnesses ---- Lamar Alexander agrees that the House proved its case, but thinks Senate needs no witnesses
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 11:26 AM

"The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave." —Patrick Henry (1775)
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 11:37 AM

John Weaver ....Burn it down. The GOP has put the country on the path toward corrupt authoritarian rule. All that remains to stop this are sweeping Democratic wins in November. We are all in this together.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 11:38 AM

Amanda Carpenter..... He might be acquitted, but he won’t be exonerated.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 11:39 AM

George Conway ...... The evidence will keep coming in. And the verdict of history will condemn the people who refused to hear it.\

*************************************************************

Senator Chris Murphy ....It’s simple really. If the trial is rigged to keep hidden the most damming, most important, most relevant evidence, then it’s not a trial. Nor is it an acquittal. It’s a coverup. If this is what happens tomorrow, the Senate will be disgraced.


Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 11:41 AM

Susan Hennessey (Lawfare Executive Editor, CNN National Security and Legal Analyst, Former IC attorney.) ... Just a complete disgrace and an incredibly dark day for American democracy. No one is going to save us from Trump and his corruption and destruction of the rule of law. Not Mueller. Not 51 Republicans. Not John Roberts. We have to save ourselves. We have 10 months. Get to work.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 11:41 AM

“Show, by your actions, that you choose peace over war, freedom over oppression, voice over silence, service over self-interest, respect over advantage, courage over fear, cooperation over competition, action over passivity, diversity over uniformity, and justice over all.”

- Anthony J. Marsella, PhD
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 11:44 AM

“Are you a communist?"
"No I am an anti-fascist"
"For a long time?"
"Since I have understood fascism.”


- Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 02:18 PM

Joyce Alene (U of Alabama professor) ....What comes next? Expect massive efforts to keep Democrats from voting or prevent their votes from counting. The focus will be minority communities. I’ve spent years fighting suppression. I expect the worst election cycle we’ve ever experienced. We all have to fight for fairness.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 02:22 PM

Ali Velshi .... Hey @AmbJohnBolton, on behalf of ALL of my colleagues at @NBCNews, @msnbc, and, frankly, ALL journalists, come and talk to us now and tell us the things Senators won’t invite you to tell them. Time is short. Let’s get the whole story out.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 02:24 PM

Random Guy ..... If #Bolton is half as smart people give him credit for, he should go on @maddow and AC360 tomorrow morning and expose #TraitorTrump & #Giuliani / #Firtash / #Putin Ukraine Drug Deal as well as #CorruptTrump self-dealing with #Erdogan on Syria/Kurds and #XiJinping on ZTE, etc
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 02:28 PM

Ms. Krassenstein ..... Later today it is expected that the US Constitution will henceforth be meaningless to half of this country.
Congrats Mr. Putin. You have succeeded. VOTE like the other side and foreign adversaries have their feet on the scale, because they do.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 02:30 PM

Senator Chris Murphy ... Bolton's story is going to come out. Republicans can't stop that. Thus, the purpose of keeping his story hidden NOW is to make sure voters don't have the information in time to pressure their Senator on the impeachment vote. That's why this is a cover up.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 02:33 PM

Walter Shaub (former chief gov ethics office) .... No points for the couple Republican Senators who only now say they'll vote for witnesses. Rather than putting pressure on their colleagues by declaring their position earlier, they waited until it was clear their vote wouldn't change the outcome. "Best of both worlds" they think.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 02:36 PM

Sandi Bachom ..... Listen to me. It's ALL going to come out, just in time for the election. I was in court for the #DeutscheBank #Epstein and #LevParnas hearings and I filmed 4 Trump rallies. Have courage, suit up, show up and we will be fine.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 02:38 PM

Senator Kamala Harris (presidential candidate) .... We know John Bolton is available and willing to testify. The Senate should call him forward. If we don’t see a single witness in Trump’s impeachment trial, this is a miscarriage of justice.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 02:46 PM

"When I feed the hungry, they call me a saint, but when I ask why people should be hungry, they call me a communist."

- Former Brazilian Archbishop Dom Helder Camara
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 02:46 PM

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/donald-trump-just-got-his-ass-kicked/24826/ ----- Donald Trump just got his butt kicked
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 02:53 PM

If Republicans give Trump his coverup, his acquittal will be worthless (Washington Post Editorial Board)
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 03:02 PM

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/ex-repu...ter-presidency/ --Ex-Republican congressman heaps scorn on Senate GOP for rubber stamping Trump’s ‘mobster’ presidency
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 03:04 PM

Calvïn Graves .... House should issue a few subpoenas right now. Let the GOP know that testimony will be heard one way or another.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 03:05 PM

Poetic Justice ..... 83% of Americans support background checks for gun purchases. Republican’s oppose. 75% of Americans support witnesses in the impeachment trial. Republicans oppose. No wonder Republicans need to cheat to remain in power.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 03:14 PM

Sean Eldridge ....History will remember that Senate Republicans had an opportunity to stop Trump and protect our democracy, and that they chose partisan cowardice over patriotism.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 03:15 PM

Kim @Blacklace40 .....It's both a fascinating & frightening coincidence that today the UK officially w/draws from EU & Trump is acquitted. Both events are EXACTLY what Putin wants. He & Lavrov will be celebrating w/100 yr old vodka tonight & laughing their Russkie asses off at the useful idiot Trump.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 03:28 PM

Rep. Adam Schiff says "breathtaking admission by the president's lawyer" that Rudy Giuliani wasn't conducting foreign policy "undermined their entire argument." "They have now acknowledged that the person in charge of this was not conducting policy." https://abcn.ws/31dGLZ4
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 03:50 PM

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/trump-i...his-presidency/ - Trump is on the brink of entering a horrifying new phase of his presidency
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 06:30 PM

Michael McFaul (former Russian ambassador) .....A shockingly sad day for the American rule of law. We know there are key eyewitnesses who have not testified in this impeachment trial. Yet Republicans refuse to allow the American people to hear from them. I’m depressed about the status and future or our republic.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 06:35 PM

Chuck Schumer ..... I believe the truth will eventually come out. Republican Senators should think about that before they vote today. The truth will eventually come out.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 06:39 PM

JB @jennabeck1 .... I think about when im an old woman..will I be safe?Will my family hav grown in a free world?Have we become more civilized?Will I hav fear in my heart in leaving this world and my children?What’s happening RIGHT NOW makes me feel hopeless and sad.I’ll keep searching for hope.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 06:42 PM

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/coward-...ill-acquit-him/

‘Coward’ Marco Rubio torn to bits after he admits Trump’s actions are impeachable — but he’ll still acquit him
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 06:47 PM

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/legal-e...ct-of-interest/

Legal experts pound Trump lawyer Cipollone after ‘damning’ Bolton book leak reveals his ‘conflict of interest’
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 06:48 PM

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/schumer...test-bombshell/

Schumer warns GOP senators ‘the truth will come out’ — minutes before Bolton’s latest bombshell
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 01/31/20 06:52 PM

Seth Abramson (attorney) .....Now that there's no purpose to any of what's happening on the Senate floor anymore, I honestly think Adam Schiff should spend the next whatever number of hours basically rhetorically torching Pat Cipollone, GOP senators, everyone involved in this evil. No reason to hold back now.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/01/20 12:35 AM

Orange Peel ......I feel war or an uprising or a revolution in the air. Do you? Something is about to snap and it's not going to be pretty. But it may be necessary.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/01/20 12:41 AM

Poetic Justice ......Lamar Alexander basically said: Trump is guilty as charged. We are not going to do anything about it. Why should I jeopardize my lucrative post retirement gigs by voting for witnesses. Lamar Alexander is a selfish coward.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/01/20 12:43 AM

Bryan Behar .......

I went to a funeral this morning.

Now I feel like I’m watching another one unfold.

For our democratic values and institutions.

RIP
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/01/20 12:50 AM

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/traitor...t-for-impeachme

‘Traitor Thom Tillis’ blasted by angry North Carolina voters who want to throw him out for impeachment vote
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/01/20 07:54 AM

Former WH chief of staff John Kelly advises the Senate: "If you don’t respond to 75 percent of the American voters and have witnesses, it’s a job only half done. You open yourself up forever as a Senate that shirks its responsibilities.”
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/01/20 10:01 AM

Joy Reid ....Wow. Historian John Meacham told Brian Williams, when asked to assess the level of Trump's power after Senate Republicans took step 1 in voting that only the electorate can remove him but he can use his power to rig the election, that Trump is now "functionally a monarch."
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/01/20 10:04 AM

Wajahat ......Trump won by only 77K votes across 3 states. Nothing. A whisker. People thought it would be impossible to take the House in 2018 due to all the cheating. You got a wave. 40 seats picked up. Republican Party has shrunk. The majority is against Trumpism. Don't lose hope.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/01/20 10:07 AM

Joe Lockhart (worked for Obama) ..... Cipollone is going to have to face the DC bar to explain why, even though he was warned by Congress, he did not disclose he was a potential fact witness in this case. A clear violation of legal ethics. I hope he knows a good lawyer.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/01/20 11:39 AM


“If the US has someone whom historians will look back on as the gravedigger of American democracy, it is Mitch McConnell.”

"Because an ever-shrinking base of support for traditional conservatism made it impossible to carry out their authoritarian revision of the constitution, Hindenburg and the old right ultimately made their deal with Hitler and installed him as chancellor. Thinking that they could ultimately control Hitler while enjoying the benefits of his popular support, the conservatives were initially gratified by the fulfillment of their agenda: intensified rearmament, the outlawing of the Communist Party, the suspension first of freedom of speech, the press, and assembly and then of parliamentary government itself, a purge of the civil service, and the abolition of independent labor unions. Needless to say, the Nazis then proceeded far beyond the goals they shared with their conservative allies, who were powerless to hinder them in any significant way."

-Christopher Browning, a professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/01/20 12:34 PM

Sahil Desai #NeverTrump
@SahilcdesaiC

I was against Trump entering the .@gop
primaries. Still against him now. I haven’t changed my stance. There is no Good Trump. Ask the sweet lady whose house he wanted to take over using eminent domain. He is filth and #GOP is knee deep in it. #NeverTrump #ExGOP

7:15 PM · Jan 31, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/01/20 01:00 PM

"McConnell and his craven Republicans established a precedent “in which the president of the United States can do almost anything without being held accountable,"

Carl Bernstein the famed Watergate journalist told CNN’s Anderson Cooper
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/01/20 04:07 PM

Dr. DaShanne Stokes ..... I've never seen a party do anything more cowardly, more corrupt, or more greedy and what the GOP has done to our country. They should be ashamed of themselves have lost all right to call themselves patriots or Americans.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/01/20 07:29 PM

John Harwood (White House Correspondent for @CNN) ...... Republican senators lament “flawed process” and partisanship of Trump impeachment. But this moment isn’t about process or Democrats or facts about Trump’s conduct. now, at the end, they admit the House proved the case
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/01/20 07:31 PM

2020 Vision @JohnGunter2020 ....saw @CNN Headline: "Trump has changed the balance of power" Let's get ONE thing straight: Trump did NOTHING, CORRUPTION, LIES, DECEIT and FRAUD changed the balance of power. Trump is nothing more than a conduit of such
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/01/20 07:32 PM

Ida Skibenes ..... Every time you say “my vote won’t matter anyway, it’s all rigged” etc., you’re doing exactly what they want. Becoming numb, indifferent, apathetic. Vote like you live in a perfect democracy that can’t survive without *your* vote. And encourage others to do the same.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/01/20 07:33 PM

Jeh Jager ..... Because of @lisamurkowski, I just changed my voter registration. Alaska has (at least) one more official Democrat.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/01/20 07:35 PM

concerned citizen ..... Farm bankruptcies are up 20%, the highest rate in 8 years. Farmers are being given subsidies to offset the trumps disastrous tariffs, which isn't covering the bills, but there they are, ready to vote for him again!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/01/20 07:42 PM

The Republicans have gone from Abraham Lincoln to Sarah Palin to Donald Trump. No wonder they don’t believe in evolution. --— Andy Borowitz
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/01/20 07:45 PM

Sandi Bachom ...... SNAP OUT OF IT!!!! I was in court for the Deutsche Bank, Epstein and Lev Parnas hearings they ALL lead to Trump. This will all come out in a tsunami before the election. More whistleblowers, more true Americans. Stay strong. Suit up and show up and march,
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/01/20 07:47 PM

Tony Schwartz (wrote "Art of the Deal" book for Trump) ....Know this: Trump has zero loyalty to the Republican senators selling their souls to defend his crimes. They mean nothing to him. He sneers at how easily they fall in line.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/01/20 08:13 PM

Brian C Huegel ... His entire life he has been accountable to one person and one person only. Himself. The GOP Senators will forever look back on this as a Day of Infamy.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/01/20 08:17 PM

Max Boot .... Will I ever rejoin the GOP? No. Trump will leave office some day (I hope!), but he will leave behind a quasi-authoritarian party that is as corrupt as he is. The failure to call witnesses in Trump’s impeachment trial revealed the GOP’s moral failure.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/01/20 08:19 PM

Palmer Report

Donald Trump's day so far:

- Calls himself "America's Greatest President"
- Tweets photo of himself playing golf
- Trump thinks he's won
- He's not taking 2020 seriously
- That means we'll beat him if we work hard and work smart
- Trump is going to prison
- It's still only 3pm
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/01/20 09:37 PM

Scott Dworkin ......BREAKING: Protests scheduled for Wednesday night in hundreds of cities across the country to protest this sham of an impeachment “trial.”
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/02/20 12:03 AM

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/rudy-gi...ment-witnesses/ ***** Rudy Giuliani posted celebratory pics of him sucking on cigars after GOP blocked impeachment witnesses
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/02/20 01:14 AM

Bill Kristol ......I assume the Republican senators in the “it was inappropriate (though he shouldn’t be removed from office)” camp will introduce a resolution censuring the president for his inappropriate conduct, and warning him, since he’ll still be in office, about doing anything like it again.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/02/20 01:20 AM

Bill Tzamaras...Yesterday I left the @GOP, having been a registered R since March 1980. Would I ever rejoin the Republican Party? The answer is an emphatic, "Hell to the no!"
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/02/20 01:21 AM

Steven Beschloss .......It’s sickening to think John Bolton will further cash in on book sales next month while cleverly & cynically refusing to come forward on his own & publicly assert what he knows. He has committed a grave disservice to our country by facilitating Trump’s escape from accountability.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/02/20 09:57 AM

Tami Burages .... You can't have a useful conversation about dealing with the ramifications of a democracy-destroying cult without naming it's cause. ========= FOX.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/02/20 12:15 PM

"If we move in mass, be it ever so circuitously, we shall attain our object; but if we break into squads, everyone pursuing the path he thinks most direct, we become an easy conquest to those who can now barely hold us in check." —Thomas Jefferson (1811)
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/02/20 05:54 PM

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/new-study-suggests-donald-trumps-fake-news-attacks-are-backfiring/ ======= New study suggests Donald Trump’s ‘fake news’ attacks are backfiring
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/02/20 08:16 PM

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/02/schiff-senators-trump-impeachment-off-hook-110362 ------- Schiff: Senators who fail to convict Trump will not be ‘off the hook’
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/02/20 09:40 PM

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/be-best...usbands-regime/ ====== ‘Be Best?’: Melania Trump caught telling a whopper about life expectancy under her husband’s regime
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/02/20 09:42 PM

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/republican-joni-ernst-pledges-to-impeach-joe-biden-if-hes-elected/ ====== Republican Joni Ernst pledges to impeach Joe Biden if he’s elected
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/02/20 10:22 PM

AbigailResists@TruBluDem ..... Trump is freeeaking over Bloomberg who has REAL money of his own. He doesn’t have to borrow from our Russian enemies and wear a dog leash like Trump does for Putin. He should be scared.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/02/20 10:25 PM

David Limbaugh (Never Trump charter memeber) ......When does @GOPChairwoman @parscale @gop @housegop @senategop realize more and more facts are going to keep coming out about @realDonaldTrump? History is NOT going to be kind to the Republican Party of this era. This era will make Harding, Grant and Nixon's pale in comparison!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/02/20 10:29 PM

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/vapid-p...ins-super-bowl/ ====== ‘Vapid propaganda’: Fox Sports faces fan backlash after Sean Hannity segment ‘ruins’ Super Bowl
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/02/20 10:30 PM

MSNBC ...... If White House counsel Pat Cipollone, who acted on Pres. Trump's impeachment defense team, was in fact involved in the Ukraine pressure scheme, "this is big-ticket unethical conduct, at a minimum," says fmr. federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/03/20 12:28 AM

We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men, who would clip the wings of the American eagle in order to feather their own nests.” .... ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/03/20 12:31 AM

John M. Talmadge, MD (Physician, Professor of Psychiatry & Addiction Medicine) .....Too late. The facts are out there in plain sight, and this great nation will overcome the recent unpleasantness. It’s not about me. It’s about a seriously cognitively impaired old man holding nuclear codes & unable to think or speak normally.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/03/20 08:56 AM

Jill Wine-Banks (Watergate prosecutor)..... Why can't the House Managers negotiate to drop the removal trial, save us the embarrassing pain of the remaining 3 days in exchange for a Censure Resolution? Meanwhile, House should subpoena Bolton etc to get the truth out to voters & we shld #BoycottBoltonsBookUnlessHeTestifies
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/03/20 10:20 AM

"To live in a country where a president can do whatever he wants so long as he doesn’t violate some criminal statue, provable beyond the reasonable doubt required in criminal law, is a morally obtuse proposition. If the president routinely went on TV dropping racial epithets and anti-Semitic broadsides, he would be completely within his rights to do so. But I would like to think we live in a country where the democratically elected legislative branch would say, “this is unacceptable” regardless of what the criminal justice system has to say about it."

-Jonah Goldberg, conservative commentator, author of Liberal Fascism.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/03/20 05:57 PM

Rob Reiner (70's TV star) ....The most Criminally Corrupt President in US history has committed the Impeachable offense our Founders were most afraid of: An unchecked POTUS using his power to pressure a foreign country to win an election. A Senate acquittal=A Criminal POTUS can never be held Accountable.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/03/20 06:02 PM

Kevin McCarthy ..... Imagine if President Trump actually had a Congress that worked with him to put America first instead of one that blames America first. ========= Jon Reinish ...... He did. For two years. And the results were so abominable that you lost 40 seats and seven governorships.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/03/20 06:05 PM

Michael Proia ... What will Trump do during his State of the Union address:

1. Lose his place on the teleprompter.
2. Praise Putin.
3. Mispronounce his words.
4. Tell us how great he is.
5. Sniffle.
6. Call someone a name.
7. Lie.
8 Take credit for what Obama did.
9. Make us reach for a barf bag.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/04/20 12:17 AM

The Resistance ..... Conservatives are Furious About 'Softcore Porn' Super Bowl Halftime Show But Melania is 'Classy'
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/04/20 07:28 AM

Andrew Wortman .....The worlds most vindictive sociopath is about to be given a license by the @senateGOP to commit any crime he wants with no consequences and to abuse the power of his office with no limits and impunity. Get ready for illegal investigations of Bolton, Schiff, the Bidens, etc.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/04/20 12:36 PM

"We should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections." —John Adams (1797)
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/04/20 02:23 PM

Joyce Alene (law professor) ....Don’t get roped into Iowa conspiracy theories. It was human error. When Trump spouts this stuff, remember, he’s doing it to get you to lose confidence, give up & not vote. Don’t let him keep you from voting. The one way to be sure your vote won’t count is if you don’t cast it.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/04/20 02:25 PM

Brown Eyed Susan .....LISA MURKOWSKI (R) Red Square has tweeted that she will be voting to NOT CONVICT 45, because the Democrats did NOT show "TRANSPARENCY"

1. Blocked/hidden documents
2. Blocked subpoenas
3. NO WITNESSES AT TRIAL?!

Who does she THINK believes this?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/04/20 06:29 PM

John Dodge ..Feb 3 --- 71% is Trump's highest poll yet ..."In a survey of 32 major countries around the world, a median of 71% indicated they had “no confidence in Trump to do the right thing in world affairs"
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/04/20 08:50 PM

Eric Swalwell .....Preparing for @realDonaldTrump’s snow job tonight. An impeached, corrupt president with no health care plan, gloating about a top-floor economy that leaves working families behind, while we’re less safe at home & abroad. The only good thing is that this should be his last #SOTU
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/04/20 09:06 PM

Molly Jong-Fast ...... I think democrats should skip the state of the union the way republicans skipped having witnesses.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/05/20 09:45 AM

Scott Dworkin .....Most stories I’ve seen about the State of the Union across the world are about Speaker Pelosi ripping the speech in half. F******* brilliant.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/05/20 09:46 AM

Joe Scarborough ...... Reversed the failed economic policy of the past administration?? Donald, you are benefiting politically from the 10TH YEAR of the Obama recovery. You don’t have to send him a thank you card. Just don’t insult your supporters by lying about recent history.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/05/20 09:48 AM

Nancy Pelosi ....... Don't be distracted. He did it once. And he will continue to cheat in the elections. He abused his power once. And he’s planning on doing it again. For Trump and Republicans in Washington, it’s #StateOfTheCoverup. #SOTU
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/05/20 09:49 AM

Scott Dworkin ..... A lot of Trump’s speech was written by Stephen Miller. So if you are defending the speech Speaker Pelosi ripped to shreds, you’re defending Stephen Miller, and you should rethink your life.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/05/20 09:50 AM

Nancy Pelosi .....The manifesto of mistruths presented in page after page of the address tonight should be a call to action for everyone who expects truth from the President and policies worthy of his office and the American people. #SOTU
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/05/20 09:52 AM

Ken Dilanian .....While the nation’s top generals sit with their arms folded, CIA Director Gina Haspel is standing and applauding the president who once said he believed Vladimir Putin over his intelligence agencies, and whose allies seek to expose a CIA whistleblower.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/05/20 12:45 PM

"Public affairs go on pretty much as usual: perpetual chicanery and rather more personal abuse than there used to be." —John Adams (1826)
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/05/20 02:28 PM

Walter Shaub (former Director of @OfficeGovEthics):

Republican Senators know
— Trump did it
— it’s impeachable
— they’d have impeached Obama for it
— Trump will escalate after acquittal

But their concern for democracy is a whisper to the roar of their lust for power.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/05/20 02:51 PM


“Before mass leaders seize the power to fit reality to their lies, their propaganda is marked by its extreme contempt for facts as such, for in their opinion fact depends entirely on the power of man who can fabricate it.”

- Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/05/20 03:00 PM

Cheri Jacobus ..... Pelosi may have acted on a whim by tearing up Trump's 'fire sale" speech, but if that's what it takes to force Dems to take off the gloves and double down, then good. I'm sick of them playing "nice" and then being shocked at what Trump and his corrupt GOP do.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/05/20 03:41 PM

TX Pablito .... Trump explained how great he was for over an hour and with out a word, Pelosi stole all of the attention from Trump! Bloomberg also is able to strike directly at Trump's ego and will cause him to screw things up.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/05/20 03:42 PM

Scott Dworkin ....Speaker Pelosi’s done more good for the world in 8 seconds, from a rip and a clap, than Trump has done overall, his entire life. #NancyPelosiROCKS
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/05/20 06:43 PM

Joyce Alene (law professor) ...Why are we giving any headspace to whether Nancy Pelosi tore up a copy of Trump’s speech when there are kids in cages, no plan for climate change, white supremacy on the rise, healthcare at risk & we have a president who acts only in his own self-interest?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/05/20 07:03 PM

Seth Abramson (law professor) ....

*KEY SIGNS YOU ARE IN A CULT*

1. An inability to criticize the cult or its leader.
2. An inability to assess the relative importance of issues inside the cult and outside of it.
3. An ethical code defined by fealty to the cult.

We have already lost untold Americans to Trumpism.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/05/20 07:12 PM

Greg Sargent .......

@MittRomney, who's voting to convict, tells the truth about Trump!

"Corrupting an election process in a democratic republic is about as abusive and egregious an act against the Constitution—and one's oath—that I can imagine. It's what autocrats do."
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/05/20 07:16 PM

As they just said on MSNBC, Mitt Romney was the Republican presidential candidate 8 years ago. This shows how much the Republican party has changed in 8 years!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/05/20 07:26 PM

Chris Murphy ... I sat silently across the chamber, listening to my friend give one of the most important speeches I have ever had the good fortune to hear in person.

At a time when many wonder what honor is left in public life, there stands Mitt Romney.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/05/20 07:50 PM

former Republican congressman David Jolly ....The Republican attacks on Romney will be vicious. Support him today, resoundingly.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/05/20 09:23 PM

Congressman Eric Swalwell ....Make sure the anger you feel at this moment stays just as hot as we head for November. Nobody who voted to acquit in this fixed #impeachment sham trial should be spared.
Organize.
Vote.
That's how justice must be served.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/05/20 09:30 PM

David Jolly (former Republican congressman) Important note.....

It was the GOP's 2008 presidential nominee, John McCain, that sunk Trump's Obamacare repeal.

Today, the GOP's 2012 nominee, is voting to convict Trump on impeachment charges.

A fitting condemnation, but sad confirmation of where the party now rests.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/05/20 09:32 PM

Manu Raju ...... Sen. Doug Jones, vulnerable Alabama Democrat: “After many sleepless nights, I have reluctantly concluded that the evidence is sufficient to convict the President for both abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.”
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/05/20 09:33 PM

Rep. Eric Swalwell.....

Today I asked FBI Director Wray if the Russians were interfering in our elections right now. His response?

"We certainly are seeing ... efforts to engage in malign foreign influence by the Russians."
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/05/20 09:38 PM

Bill Maxwell ...

52 Republican Senators just let Trump off the hook for abuse of power.

Now watch them act surprised when he takes that as permission to in fact do, "whatever I want."

Trump will remain stained with the mark of impeachment forever though
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/05/20 09:41 PM

Jill Wine-Banks (Watergate prosecutor) ... Even the GOP Senators who said the case against President Trump was proved beyond doubt voted Not Guilty. How will they look in the mirror or explain to history acquitting a guilty president. Whatever their explanation, he is NOT EXONERATED and yes I know I'm shouting.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/05/20 09:46 PM

Lawrence O'Donnell ..... The 48 Senators who found Trump GUILTY represent 18 million MORE people than the 52 who voted not guilty.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/05/20 09:49 PM

Michael Grossman ...... Nicholle Wallace: The Democrats voted solidly to convict. The facts are going to kick these Republicans in the teeth. MSNBC.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/06/20 01:15 PM

"He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient." —U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 3
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/06/20 04:48 PM

Chris ..... Sitting in a cafe here in Germany, I keep hearing the name "Nancy Pelosi." I don't know what the general reaction is in the USA, but internationally it seems she is a hero.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/06/20 07:49 PM

Congressman Ted Lieu ......Regardless of your politics, you must admit that this vote by Senator @MittRomney is a profile in courage. Pleased to see Mitt Romney honor our Constitution, the rule of law, and the truth.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/06/20 07:55 PM

congressman Ted Lieu .....Last night @realDonaldTrump came before Congress and the American people and made up a series of lies. That was unbecoming, violated tradition & was offensive. And right now the Administration is still suing to eliminate coverage for pre-existing conditions.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/08/20 05:35 PM

"It is good to recall how our freedom has been gained in this country—not by great abstract campaigns but through the objections of ordinary men and women to having their money taken from them by the State. In the early days, people banded together and said to the then Government, 'You shall not take our money before you have redressed our grievances.' It was their money, their wealth, which was the source of their independence against the Government." Margaret Thatcher
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/09/20 06:28 PM

"What nature should do next is figure out some way to plug the computer chip into our DNA so we could become re-aware that we are connected, and that we have a compassion and a love for ourselves and what’s around us. Perhaps that’s been the message of all those people throughout history who stood up and spoke out, and were nailed to sticks and burned to death."

-Maynard James Keenan, songwriter,Tool
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/10/20 08:59 AM


”The time is always right to do what is right.”

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/10/20 09:02 AM

“There is no Negro problem. The problem is whether the American people have loyalty enough, honor enough, patriotism enough, to live up to their own constitution.”

– Frederick Douglass
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/11/20 10:59 AM

“I have declared war on the rich who prosper on our poverty, the politicians who lie to us with smiling faces, and all the mindless, heartless, robots who protect them and their property.”

- Assata Shakur, Assata: An Autobiography
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/11/20 12:27 PM


"But though I was initially disappointed at being categorized as an extremist, as I continued to think about the matter I gradually gained a measure of satisfaction from the label. Was not Jesus an extremist for love: "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you." ... And Thomas Jefferson: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal ..." So the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be."

- Martin Luther King, Jr., “Letter from Birmingham City Jail”
April 16, 1963
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/11/20 05:52 PM

"We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt." —Thomas Jefferson (1816)
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/12/20 09:46 AM

Jill Wine-Banks (Watergate prosecutor) ..... Today was worse than the Saturday Night Massacre because this time the AG was part of the interference with justice. During Watergate AG Richardson and Deputy AG Ruckelshaus stood up to Nixon and refused to do his dirty work. Shame on Trump and Barr and new US Attorney. #VoteBlue
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/12/20 09:47 AM

Eric Holder ......Jonathan Kravis, Aaron Zelinsky, Adam Jed and Michael Marando — Department of Justice heroes. I support them and all of the men and women of goodwill at DOJ. Be tough. Do not compromise your values; there can be no compromise with those who act corruptly.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/12/20 09:48 AM

Andrew Weinstein ......Let’s get this straight. The draft dodging president who took money from the military to build his wall and gleefully pardoned war criminals is now encouraging discipline of a Purple Heart recipient and American patriot and Republicans in Congress are totally fine with all of it.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/12/20 09:58 AM

Jesse Lee ....It’s really missing the story to say that Trump is interfering for his friends. He’s interfering for Stone and Manafort, the two top witnesses who went to jail rather than tell what they know about Trump, Russia, and Wikileaks.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/12/20 10:17 AM

We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt." —Thomas Jefferson (1816) (I must note that our national debt has reached a record level under our current president who gives tax cuts to the top 1% and is planning on cutting SS and Medicare to pay for that outrageous move)
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/12/20 03:12 PM

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/patheti...ations-quashed/ ‘Pathetic little man’ Jim Jordan slammed over new report he tried to get OSU allegations quashed
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/12/20 09:10 PM

Christopher Zullo ....Replying to Donald Trump,
Donald Trump’s partisan attacks on Robert Mueller are ludicrous. Mueller is a registered Republican, appointed by a Republican and was nominated by Republicans. He is widely respected on both sides of the aisle as being non-partisan. You tried to manipulate DOJ to lessen sentence
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/12/20 09:11 PM

Christian Vanderbrouk ... The president's deep commitment to justice is highlighted by his support for Chinese-style executions for drug dealers and reduced (if any) prison time for his longtime political fixer.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/12/20 09:13 PM

Bob Geiger ....... Trump just shot 20 people on Fifth Avenue on live TV – your response? Graham: "Would I prefer that the president not blow people away? Yes. But that's how he communicates." Cruz: "Here comes another attack on the 2nd Amendment." Collins: "I find his behavior... disappointing."
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/12/20 10:32 PM

"The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people." —George Washington (1789)
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/12/20 10:45 PM

Jeremy Herb .....Sen. Murkowski on the Stone sentencing revision: "I don't like this chain of events ... The President weighs in, all of a sudden, Justice comes back and says change the deal. I think most people in America would look at that and say hmm, that just doesn't look right."
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 12:34 AM

Angry Staffer ..... Lots of slightly-furrowed brows and reporter-dodging acrobatics from the GOP today. For those of you who are wondering: yes, they really thought he would calm down after impeachment. Yes. They really are that dumb, and yes, they realize what they did with their sham acquittal.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 12:36 AM

Seth Abramson ..... If a president pardons a defendant in order to ensure that the defendant does not cooperate with the government by providing incriminating information about the president, it is a corrupt—and, as importantly, criminal— exercise of a constitutional power and therefore impeachable.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 12:39 AM

Trump is Shamelessly Handing Out MAGA Hats in the Oval Office Now — In Clear Violation of the Hatch Act
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 12:42 AM

Scott Dworkin ..... BREAKING: Speaker Pelosi calls for investigation into actions of DoJ on Stone sentencing: "Stepping down of prosecutors should be commended & actions of DOJ should be investigated.”
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 07:11 AM

Nicolle Wallace .....What @maddow did tonight with was really important and incredibly brave. GOP should be especially alarmed by her point about the “career destruction” of Bolton, Vindman, Taylor and Yavonovich-republican senators emboldened Trump’s savage treatment of them all.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 07:14 AM

Bambi Koslen .... GOODNIGHT..My opinion: The horror that awaits us if Trump wins, has the potential to be every bit as cataclysmic as Hitler’s reign.I’m Jewish l’m not minimizing the evil/horror of the Holocaust. Trump has the same capacity for evil/cruelty and the eradication of his “enemies”.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 07:16 AM

"If I am confirmed, my allegiance will be to the Rule of Law, the Constitution, and the American people." -- William Barr.. Perjury: "The voluntary violation of an oath or vow, either by swearing to what is untrue, or by omission to do what had been promised." -- Merriam-Webster
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 07:17 AM

Bill Kristol ...... “The prosecutors...simply endorsed the sentence recommended by the probation office. That’s standard operating procedure...If Stone were not a Trump crony, no one at the Justice Department would have batted an eye about his proposed sentence.”
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 07:20 AM

Leah Frances Greenberg ....Feb 11..Just to recap: 2/5: Trump is "acquitted". 2/6: Trump uses National Prayer Breakfast to promise vengeance. 2/7: Trump starts firing witnesses.2/11: Career officials resign in protest as Trump administration intervenes in sentencing to protect Stone. It's been less than a week.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 07:29 AM

The degradation of William Barr’s Justice Department is nearly complete. (Washington Post Editorial Board)
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 08:51 AM

Thomas Paulauskas ..... Trump: 'Serious economic conditions' demand cut to worker raise http://a.msn.com/01/en-us/BBZW6AB?ocid=st2 As with so much Trump's cognitive dissonance on this subject, given he has for days claimed our economy is the best ever, is past stunning.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 09:34 AM

Joe ..... I could buy Jordan's denial if it was one maybe two accusers, but 177? It was a clear cultural acceptance that the Dr. was abusing those athletes. What an incredibly deceitful man Jim Jordan is.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 09:38 AM

Peter Baker (NY Times reporter) ....The president of the United States today accused Bob Mueller, a former FBI director and prosecutor, of a felony by asserting that he lied to Congress. The White House had no explanation and offered nothing to back up the charge.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 09:45 AM

Big Daddy Wickster ..... If you support trump, your choice is not political. It’s a choice you’re making based on a steady diet of lies from Fox News, your own prejudiced, sexist, homophobic, bigoted ,racist views & a misplaced sense of entitlement. Don’t pretend it’s political. It’s not. It’s wrong..
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 09:48 AM

Douglas Reber .... Is there any doubt now as to whether Trump had Barr kill Epstein, but make it look like a suicide?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 11:05 AM

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/arc...d-trump/606496/ John Kelly Finally Lets Loose on Trump --- The former chief of staff explained, in the clearest terms yet, his misgivings with Trump’s behavior regarding North Korea, immigration, and Ukraine.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 12:33 PM

Jeff Tiedrich ....

Trump: I'll CRIME AGAIN
Susan Collins: he probably won't
Trump: I'M CRIMING RIGHT NOW
Susan Collins: he's just kidding
Trump: LA LA LA LA I'M CRIMING AND YOU CAN'T STOP ME
Susan Collins: he certainly is spirited isn't he
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 12:50 PM

Washington Post: -----Trump seeks to bend executive branch as part of impeachment vendetta The president aims to protect his friends and punish his foes, even at the risk of compromising the Justice Department’s independence and integrity.

By Philip Rucker, Robert Costa and Josh Dawsey
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 03:26 PM

MSNBC .....David Frum, Senior editor of The Atlantic, says President Trump is “so much more protective of [Roger] Stone than of [Paul] Manafort, and that suggests Stone knows things that Manafort does not know.”
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 03:49 PM

After being acquitted in his impeachment trial in early 1999, President Bill Clinton made a point of appearing contrite — even though his approval ratings were soaring. But President Donald Trump, on the other hand, has been more arrogant than ever following his February 5 acquittal in the U.S. Senate on two articles of impeachment.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 04:08 PM

Karen Resists ....Mussolini said "The truth is men are tired of liberty" That's why 40% support a man like Trump! Democracy is hard work & we have gotten lazy & taken it for granted! Please keep speaking truth to power, we need your voice!! We need to fight for our republic!!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 04:29 PM

Andrew C Laufer, Esq ....... was just told by one of my contacts that the actual reason why Hope Hicks is being brought back to the WH is due to Trump’s declining mental state. ......

Tom Joseph ...... This is 100% true. You can take it to the bank. Dementia is dominating everything w/Trump now. What’s sickening are his enablers thinking Hope Hicks can buy them more time. He needs to be removed & receive neurological evaluation & caregiver assistance that eases his decline.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 06:55 PM

TRUMP'S FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF John Kelly: "If you only watch Fox News... you are not an informed citizen."
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 09:44 PM

John Haltiwanger .....I've been talking to experts on authoritarianism about Trump since he took office. Their tone and sense of urgency has shifted dramatically over his tenure, moving from concerned with his behavior to extremely alarmed. Here's more: https://businessinsider.com/authoritaria...eferrer=twitter via @businessinsider
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 09:47 PM

Sharon ....Too bad the @HouseGOP @SenateGOP don't care. They are fine with authoritarianism as long as their guy is the authoritarian. They will gladly kill democracy if it will help them hold on to power.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 10:13 PM

Rod ....."There need to be mass protests. The GOP is betraying democracy, and these are historical times. Someone has got to push back," the Yale Philosophy Professor stated.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 10:18 PM

Ted Lieu ...... Dear Donald Trump You never served in our military. Those of us who served on active duty understand our obligation is to the Constitution, not to you. And when we are finished serving, we do not keep our mouth shut. Like this: you are the most corrupt @POTUS ever, sir.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 10:28 PM

Citizens for Ethics ....

You may be wondering why Trump wants to shut down NY lawsuits and investigations.

Here's an incomplete list:

-NY DA sued for tax returns
-NY AG forced $2 mil settlement for misuse of Trump charity
-SDNY & EDNY are investigating inaugural
-NY AG is investigating Trump Org loans
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 10:38 PM

Chuck Schumer ......BREAKING: With Senator Kaine’s War Powers Resolution now passed, A bipartisan majority of Senators just sent a clear shot across the bow saying President Trump cannot wage war without Congress’s explicit approval.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/13/20 10:39 PM

PoliticusUSA The President Of The United States threatened the state of New York and demanded that they drop several lawsuits against him and his business.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 12:43 AM

Kimberley Johnson .... Bob Mueller, John Kelly, Jim Mattis, and McMaster are people who could step up to protect democracy like Yates, Vindman, and Yovanovich. Where the hell are they?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 12:48 AM

Finally, Democrats take the gloves off... 'Elizabeth Warren Calls For William Barr To Resign Or Be Impeached
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 12:50 AM

Kyle Griffin ..... “LTC Vindman complied with a subpoena. The President would have him defy it,” Pressman said. “LTC Vindman told the truth under oath. The President would have him lie.”
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 12:53 AM

Joyce Alene @JoyceWhiteVance ......Our justice system can only work if citizens have confidence in it. The nation has lost confidence in Barr's leadership at DOJ. If Barr cared about DOJ, he would resign in order to protect the institution he says he cares about. That he doesn't tells us all we need to know.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 12:55 AM

Peter Baker .....Lou Dobbs, Wednesday: “Bill Barr is doing the Lord’s work as well as that of this great republic.” Lou Dobbs, Thursday: “I am so disappointed in Bill Barr."
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 12:56 AM

Rick Wilson @TheRickWilson .....“I barely knew Bill Barr. He wasn’t up for the job. When I fired him he begged to stay like a dog. He was a volunteer. Coffee boy.”
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 01:23 AM

Donald Ayer, former deputy attorney general under George H. W. Bush, blasted William Barr on Thursday and said it’s become clear that he is not fit to lead the Department of Justice.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 01:25 AM

Robert Reich ...... Barr has turned the DOJ into Trump's stooge. McConnell has turned the Senate into Trump's rubber stamp. Gorsuch and Kavanaugh have turned the Supreme Court into Trump's doormat.The GOP has turned itself into a Trump cult. At what point do we call this a dictatorship?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 01:30 AM

Black Dynamite .......I think the biggest thing people are missing here with Trump is that he was literally named in the trial of Roger Stone, as an active participant to what Stone was doing. Trump isn’t just covering for Roger, he’s covering for himself to.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 07:18 AM

Preet Bharara (SDNY lawyer fired by Trump) .... I think Bill Barr is shrewd, deliberate, smart, calculating, careful, and full of it
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 08:01 AM

Scott Dworkin .....BREAKING: Trump admits in new interview that he did send Giuliani to Ukraine. Trump lied about it during the entire impeachment inquiry. Trump even was asked if he was sorry he sent Rudy and he said “no, not at all.” Trump’s learned absolutely nothing. What a pathetic traitor.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 08:04 AM

BrooklynDad_Defiant! .... I myself was a "victim" of the stop and frisk policies under Bloomberg. 3 times in one month, when I lived in the sketchy East New York section of Brooklyn. That said, if Bloomberg somehow ends up as the nominee, I'll vote for him. It's THAT serious.
NO. MATTER. WHO.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 08:05 AM

Scott Dworkin ..... BREAKING: The US Senate just voted 55-45 to limit Trump’s military authority against Iran. Great. Now limit Trump’s military authority against every other country in the world.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 09:36 AM

Greg @GregMolidor ..... Monday the 17th of February is President's Day.
Since we currently do not have a REAL PRESIDENT in office, Can we rename it until we do get one? LT. COL.VINDMAN DAY? MARIE YOVANOVITCH DAY?
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 09:53 AM

Nora Brup ..... So Kelly is finally speaking up. Too little, too f*cking late. Kelly could have done something to stop the carnage early on. But he was a soldier who cowered in the face of danger for the country he claims to love.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 09:53 AM

Rep. John Garamendi speaks on Attorney General William Barr's recent comments: "Finally, he seems to have found his backbone" https://cnn.it/37mLPvt
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 10:08 AM

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/top-fed...one-court-case/ Top federal judge issues rare statement after Trump goes after Roger Stone court case
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 11:10 AM

Bill Barr: "I cannot do my job here at the Department with a constant background commentary that undercuts me.”
Translation: "Covering crime is harder when the criminal keeps changing the lie."
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 11:27 AM

Jon Meacham (writer, reviewer, and presidential biographer) ..... I just heard him on TV. He said "here are the three break the glass moments for me about Trump". I forget the first two but the third one was will he try to postpone an election. I am scared he will try and postpone the election in November if he thinks he will not win.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 11:32 AM

"Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at pleasure." —Thomas Jefferson (1823)
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 11:57 AM

Kamala Harris ....Attorney General Barr thinks of himself as Trump’s personal lawyer instead of the people’s lawyer. It’s imperative that the Senate Judiciary Committee put him under oath and get to the bottom of improper political interference at the DOJ.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 11:59 AM

RynheartTheReluctant .... ‘Trump is considering barring all officials from listening to his phone calls with foreign leaders, which could be 'catastrophic' for national security’ &#128529

Helena ..... So they're going to have the biggest idiot on the planet, surrounded by unqualified, know-nothing sycophants, as the only ones on these calls? God, we're screwed.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 12:02 PM

Dan Rather ..... So Barr says Trump’s tweets make it ‘impossible for me to do my job?" As in his job of letting the President undermine the rule of law?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 02:30 PM

Ms. Krassenstein ... This Valentine's Day, let's remember how loving our President has been to the three wives he cheated on with other women.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 07:58 PM

Roger Tansey ....CNN BREAKING: Barr has appointed a Special Prosecutor to “review” the Flynn case. This is HIGHLY unusual - Flynn already pled guilty to lying.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 08:00 PM

Chelsea Clinton .....Heartbreaking read- “Many bullies now target other children differently than they used to, with kids as young as 6 mimicking the president’s insults & the cruel way he delivers them.” Trump’s bigotry continuing to fuel bullying in schools. Shame on us all.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 08:17 PM

Dr. Jack Brown .....Imagine the worst tyrants in history —

Ghengis Khan
Adolf Hitler
Joseph Stalin
Pol Pot
et. al.

Now imagine Trump in their places. Do you think he would hesitate to commit all the same acts that these men committed?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 08:47 PM

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/the-nig...tic-city-venue/ The night the Rolling Stones fired Trump: Keith Richards once pulled a knife to get him out of Atlantic City venue
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 09:06 PM

Kurt Bardella .... Let's be clear here, Donald Trump's weaponization of the Justice Department is a reminder that we have much more at stake in 2020 than Right vs Left, Liberal vs Conservative. Our entire democracy is at stake. Nothing else matters. We have to get this right.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 09:12 PM

Ashlie Weeks .... May we please start using the term, “First Impeachment” with trump because a) it’s fun to irritate him and more importantly, b) he should be impeached again.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 09:18 PM

PoliticsVideoChannel: FACT OF THE DAY - Fox News has won ZERO awards for excellence in broadcast journalism from NONE of the prestigious or even secondary organizations who present them. Peabody Awards? ZERO! Emmy Awards? ZERO! duPont-Colombia Awards? ZERO!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 09:29 PM

Chuck Schumer ..... President Trump publicly attacked the judge who will decide Roger Stone’s fate. Another example of his blatant contempt for the independence of the judiciary. Now would be the time for Chief Justice Roberts to speak up and directly defend the independence of this federal judge.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 09:30 PM

Kamala Harris .... Stephen Miller’s white supremacist and anti-immigrant ideology has been the driving force behind some of this administration’s cruelest policies. I introduced a resolution in the Senate yesterday calling for his immediate removal from the White House.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/14/20 09:33 PM

Kyle Griffin ..... Inbox: Nonpartisan watchdog group American Oversight today sued the CIA and State Department to shed light on "potentially abusive conduct by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo toward staff and journalists."
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/15/20 12:02 AM

Harvey Bobrow ....Barr is bringing an outside prosecutor to re-examine a case where the defendant (Flynn) pleaded GUILTY. Does it get any more corrupt that that?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/15/20 01:02 AM

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/this-one-is-for-all-the-marbles/25199/ my biggest worry is that Trump will use the power of the Department of Justice to contest any part of the 2020 election he doesn’t like, especially the part deciding the next president and the outcome of various Senate races. Whatever the case, should a Democrat win the presidency, there’s an extremely high likelihood that both Bill Barr and Donald Trump will go to prison. So Barr and Trump are both highly motivated to cheat if they have to.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/15/20 10:49 AM

Secret Agent Number Six ..... Disney raised their price again. It now costs $200 per person to enter their theme parks. Disney wants to price out the average person so the crowd inside will have a certain image. They pay their workers very little and advertise on Fox News on top of that.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/15/20 10:51 AM

Bob Roblyer ...... We can all vote with our “pocketbooks.” Power hungry corporations are never in the best interest of the average 99% of Americans. Just look at what agribusiness has done to family farms. Walt is spinning in his grave and I’m not talking teacups.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/15/20 10:52 AM

Rita LiLz ...... There are Disneyworld workers who can't afford rent, they sleep in there cars & work for $7.25 per hour because they grew up loving a cartoon mouse. Now Disney is pricing their parks so the people who made them rich can't get in the gate. Still wonder why it's called Mauschwitz?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/15/20 10:53 AM

That makes sense. Disney is about fantasy and colorful entertainment. FOX although most think it is news, it is just for entertainment purposes.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/15/20 10:55 AM

Lee Young ..... I used to be their clientele. I'm not any more. I don't support fascism. I don't support Fox. I don't support Trump. I don't support Disney. There are so many places in the world to see, but Naziland is not on that list.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/15/20 11:34 AM

President Donald Trump has rehired his former chief of staff Reince Priebus and former press secretary Sean Spicer almost three years after both men unceremoniously departed the White House. Spicer, who resigned in July 2017 out of dissatisfaction with the hiring of Anthony Scaramucci as communications director, courted controversy for repeatedly telling lies on behalf the president. Among those were false claims that Trump’s inauguration had the biggest crowds in history, that the president would have won the popular vote in the 2016 if not for voter fraud, that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower and that Adolf Hitler had not used chemical weapons
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/15/20 03:07 PM

Washington Post: How democracy dies: In full view of a public that couldn’t care less By Max Boot
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/15/20 03:22 PM

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/ex-just...the-department/ Bill Barr shredded by ex-Justice Department counsel for doing irreparable damage to his department
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/15/20 05:21 PM

Jim Jordan served notice by OSU wrestler: ‘Other things are going to come out … and it’s just going to get worse’ https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/jim-jor...g-to-get-worse/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/15/20 05:22 PM

Internet disgusted after Trump retweets gross video of Texas mayor in bathroom: ‘I think you have hit a new low’ https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/interne...-hit-a-new-low/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/15/20 05:46 PM

Donald Trump’s stooge Jim Jordan sinks to a whole new low https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/do...-new-low/25200/
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/15/20 06:04 PM

WATCH: Pompeo greeted with uncomfortable silence at Munich conference after boast about Trump’s achievements https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/watch-p...s-achievements/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/15/20 06:06 PM

Trump’s new claim comparing himself to a ‘king’ sets off alarms among legal experts https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/trumps-...-legal-experts/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/16/20 01:44 AM

Charles Seymour ..... Number of people who go bankrupt every year because of medical bills:

UK - 0
France - 0
Spain - 0
Portugal- 0
Denmark - 0
Australia - 0
Iceland - 0
Italy - 0
Finland - 0
Ireland - 0
Germany - 0
Netherlands - 0
Sweden - 0
Japan - 0
Chile - 0
Canada - 0

United States - 643,000
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/16/20 10:43 AM

Steve Herzfeld ......Trump sent 69,550 immigrant children to detention camps in 2019. This was reported by the Associated Press on November 12. Why is this not getting a ton of press coverage? Most people don't even know.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/16/20 10:56 AM

Amee Vanderpool ......In the 10 days since Trump got acquitted he's:
-fired both Vindmans
-held a racist rally
-gotten the DOJ to change Roger Stone's sentencing recommendation
-gotten a review of other DOJ cases, including Flynn's
-held a racist rally
-hosted a $10million, 40 person fundraiser
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/16/20 10:58 AM

fuxake! ...Since there will be no peaceful transition of power, who will get the distinct honor of physically removing Trump? We all want that job so how about a lottery?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/16/20 10:59 AM

“…given my experience working for Mr Trump, if he loses the election in 2020, there will never be a peaceful transition of power.” —Michael Cohen, Trump’s Fixer/Lawyer
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/16/20 04:49 PM

Elie Honig .........I’m proud to be one of over 1,100 former DOJ officials to join this call for Barr to resign as Attorney General. Enough is enough. All a prosecutor has is credibility and independence. Barr’s credibility and independence are long gone.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/16/20 04:50 PM

Mimi Rocah .........Very proud that so many former DOJ officials (myself included) are speaking out about Barr. 1100 in just a short time & growing via &#8294;@nytimes
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/16/20 04:51 PM

Matthew Miller ........This is not something you see every day: more than 1100 former DOJ officials calling on the AG to resign.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/16/20 04:51 PM

Ryan Goodman ......... Overwhelming majority of these 1,100+ former Justice Department lawyers—calling on Barr to resign and for DOJ lawyers to report abuses—served in Republican administrations. About 85% in Republican admin. Over 100 in Trump admin.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/16/20 04:52 PM

Renato Mariotti .......I was one of over 1,100 former DOJ officials who signed this letter condemning Barr’s politicization of the Justice Department and calling on him to resign.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/16/20 05:58 PM

Dennis Herring .......The more than 1,100 former federal prosecutors and Justice Department officials “also urged current government employees to report any signs of unethical behavior at the Justice Department to the agency’s inspector general and to Congress.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/16/20 06:02 PM

Mona @Monaheart1229 ..... A public statement has been released by 1100 fmr DOJ officials condemning Barr and calling on current Fed Prosecutors to 'be prepared to report future abuses to IG, OPR & Congress' as they acknowledge Barr will not resign.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/16/20 06:10 PM

Joseph A. Bondy (Preeminent criminal defense attorney).....Today, over 1100 former DOJ lawyers publicly called on AG William Barr to resign. On 1/20/20, we asked AG Barr to recuse himself from the Lev Parnas case. @TheJusticeDept is yet to reply. We’ll be supplementing our request, to include recent events, later this week. #LevRemembers
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/16/20 06:12 PM

Carol Leonnig (Washington Post Reporter) ......Barr's politically-tainted actions "and the damage they have done to the Department of Justice’s reputation for integrity and the rule of law, require Mr. Barr to resign.” From more than 1000 former DOJ officials
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/16/20 06:17 PM

Tea Pain....Trump will never let go of a man(Barr) this corrupt and unfit for office.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/16/20 06:28 PM

Benedict Donald .....HOLY SMOKES: talk about being on the wrong side of the law. 1100 former Justice Dept officials & federal prosecutors call for Barr Resign. Count them Eleven Hundred That's because Barr has but one client: Not America But Career Criminal Donald Trump
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/16/20 08:25 PM

Ms. Krassenstein .....BREAKING: A new study published in medical journal The Lancet, shows that Medicare for All will save us $450 Billion and prevent 68,000 deaths every year. How can you call yourself "pro-life" or "fiscally conservative" while also opposing our right to be healthy?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/16/20 08:27 PM

Seth Abramson ......What I've learned in the last 24 hours: the far right has been pushing the fake news—while we were all asleep—that Clinton never conceded the 2016 election to Trump. It's clear they're doing this to pre-justify Trump not conceding in November. Scary stuff.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/16/20 09:52 PM

CNN exposes depth of Trump associates buying rally attendance and votes for cash https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/cnn-exp...votes-for-cash/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 12:16 AM

Alison Ainsworth ........ NBC News Poll: Trump losing support among women voters Only 30% of Women will support this Demon. https://msnbc.com/hardball/watch/nbc-news-poll-trump-losing-support-among-women-voters-66615365949 via @msnbc
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 10:18 AM

Fox News is part of the press. Trump says that the press is the enemy of the people. Therefore, Fox News is the enemy of the people! This is one of the biggest lies of Trumps 16,000 lies. Getting rid of the free press is what dictators do early on to consolidate power.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 01:26 PM

Trump walloped as a ‘dictator’ in blistering column from Reagan daughter https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/trump-w...eagan-daughter/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 01:36 PM

Trump campaign forced to delete #Daytona500 Air Force One photo because it was from 15 years ago https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/trump-c...m-15-years-ago/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 02:45 PM

Navy Mom .....Trump's at the Daytona 500 campaigning & endearing himself to his southern flock of bible-thumping sycophants. Does anyone find it mindlessly stupid to watch cars go round & round 200 times for 500 miles for over 3 hours? No wonder these people support Trump! They're mindless!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 06:18 PM

The startling truth about Donald Trump’s reprehensible moral abnormality https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/the-sta...al-abnormality/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 06:29 PM

Joyce Alene (law professor) ..... For everyone making excuses for Trump & Barr, saying Presidents have the right to decide who gets prosecuted, who doesn't & what kind of sentence is too long for their buddy, I'll remember that under President Sanders, Warren, Klobuchar, Buttigieg, Biden or Bloomberg.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 06:33 PM

Joe Walsh (former Republican congressman) .....There are more people in this country who oppose Donald Trump than who support him. It’s actually not very close. If they all unite behind a candidate and vote, Trump loses. If they don’t, he wins.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 06:44 PM

Spiro Agnew’s Ghost ...... The Bloomberg campaign is hiring experts on malignant narcissism and comedy writers to get into Trump’s head and push all his buttons to make him even crazier. Utter genius.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 06:57 PM

K. WYCISZKIEWICZ ..... My sister hated Trump, yet she liked being a Republican. She protested against him but believed her party will wakeup & recognize that Trump was a fraud. Yesterday she changed her party connection to democrat.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 06:59 PM

"Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt." —Samuel Adams (1749)
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 08:59 PM

Richard W. Painter (Law Professor. Former chief White House ethics lawyer 2005-07.) ......So how many federal prosecutors will be reassigned, fired or forced to resign before they close in on Rudy?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 09:02 PM

Jack v. Harris .....“I believe Kavanaugh was falsely accused and will be a fair judge for women.” @SenSusanCollins ...“I think Bill Barr will uphold the law.” @SenSusanCollins .....“I believe the President has learned his lesson.” @SenSusanCollins .....We deserve a Senator with better judgement.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 09:04 PM

Richard W. Painter .....RWPUSA ....The long arm of the law is closing in.No wonder &#8294;Donald Trump and Bill Barr want to take control of these cases.Federal prosecutors weigh new charges that bring Lev Parnas investigation closer to Giuliani - CNNPolitics
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 09:10 PM

Ryan Goodman ..... Barr personally tried to push SDNY away from indicting Turkish bank Halkbank but US Attorney Berman resisted, per CNN. Same bank case NYT cited—via John Bolton book—as Trump wanting to do favor for Turkey’s Erdogan cabal for Trump’s personal interest.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 09:19 PM

Oh, Now We Find Out: from Barr's old boss at DOJ: "With Bill Barr, on an amazing number of occasions... you can be almost 100% certain that there's something improper going on,“ Donald Ayer, former deputy attorney general in the G.H.W. Bush administration.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 09:25 PM

DelVeneto .....Barr’s entire career is built on using lies, stonewalling Congress & the law to circumvent justice. He is a GOP operative, like Starr, Kavanaugh & the whole looney tunes gang from the 1980s. They are working on a one party state.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 09:28 PM

Malcolm Welch .....Watch the short speech Trump made at Daytona 500 but concentrate on the background and watch Trump with the shakes down his left side, is this early signs of Parkinson's? go to Tom Joseph
@TomJChicago, Parkinson can lead to dementia but can cause early memory loss, it differs
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 09:32 PM

Pam Resists .....Whether the Republic survives is now dependent on the DOJ. We’re at a *crucial* turning point, fam. I cannot emphasize that strongly enough. If Barr isn’t stopped, all is lost, for the laws will be rewritten before Novembe
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 09:36 PM

Real Angry Boomer ...... The “winning” just keeps happening, right,
Donald Trump ??? Farmers union vice president says farmers have "pretty much lost all our markets since Trump took over"
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 09:39 PM

‘Bill Barr is un-American’: The AG’s ex-boss explains his ‘twisted’ worldview — and why he must be ousted https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/bill-ba...must-be-ousted/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 09:42 PM

BiggerFatterPolitics .....Obama was a class act surrounded by competent and moral people. The MAGAts can't see past his complexion but they loves tRump's ridiculous orange spray tan.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 09:44 PM

P Ebo .....Secret Service would drag him out at 12:01PM on 20 January 2021. As soon as new president gives order. (I’d really like it if his stuff was thrown out on the North lawn.) ....Su Watch him try to take some of the WH furniture with him.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 09:50 PM

Jessie Miller .....Re-watching Obama's speech the night he won the election gave me goosebumps. What happened to us? That was just 11 years ago. We've come so far... in the wrong direction.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 09:51 PM

emigre80 .....Murkowski, Alexander and Collins have all announced multi-million dollar funding for pet projects in their states within 12-22 days of their votes to acquit the president. Coincidence? Oh, I think not.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 09:54 PM

Protect Democracy ......UPDATE: 2,000+ DOJ Alumni have now signed a statement condemning President Trump’s and Attorney General Barr’s political interference at @TheJusticeDept
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 10:02 PM

Joe Walsh (former Republican congressman) ...Had a radio interview last week with a pro-Trump host. I said one of my biggest issues with Trump is that he just can’t tell the truth. The host didn’t buy it, so I asked him straight up: “Has Donald Trump EVER lied to the American people?” He. Couldn’t. Say. Yes. It’s a cult.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 10:03 PM

THE ACCOUNTANT ...... I don’t know why any woman on this planet would ever vote for tRump.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 10:05 PM

Ale ..... President Trump’s budget proposal would reduce funding for federal bomb-sniffing dogs at New York City’s travel hubs to zero, as well as shift the financial burden of several other national security programs to states and cities.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 10:06 PM

Max Boot..... Trumpism, like all populist movements, is based on the pernicious conceit that only the strongman speaks for “real” people. The corollary is that the supreme leader is justified in doing just about anything in the people’s name—including abusing his power.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 10:15 PM

Chris Miller .... Thank you Barack Obama for leading us out of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression and moving the US toward an economy that is STILL expanding thanks to your hard work and leadership! #44POTUS #PresidentObama

felixMJ ..... Replying to Chris Miller and Barack Obama ......Trump thanks you too. He’s not good about articulating his gratitude, but he truly appreciates being able to ride your wave the last 3 years.

All Wonky ...... Replying to Chris Miller and Barack Obama ..... Thanks, Obama, for also creating way more jobs than Trump, tho he lies and says otherwise.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 10:27 PM

MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace on Monday broke down “the case against William Barr” as controversy continues to envelop the Department of Justice. https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/watch-nicolle-wallace-breaks-down-the-case-against-william-barr/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 10:31 PM

Bernie Sanders’ goon squad is now trying to destroy Parkland father Fred Guttenberg, and it should be the last straw https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/fred-guttenberg-bernie-sanders-goon-squad/25283/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 10:38 PM

@Teesa_Michele ...... Why is everyone so upset about Bloomberg and the way he is spending his own money. We have to do everything possible to get that lying, cheating con man evicted from the White House. If it takes a billionaire, spending his own money to do it, so be it.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 10:39 PM

Norm ...... His commercials are hitting Trump hard. Keep spending Mike
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 10:40 PM

YouCantTouchThis ..... Better his money than Russians money.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 10:41 PM

Mary Beth Livingston .....Better than sitting on a gold toilet like Trump. Bloomberg has given hundreds of millions $$ to a lot of charities. Not perfect, but a charitable guy who generally seems to remember what it was like to not be rich. Plus he irritates DT.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 10:42 PM

Maureen ...... Bloomberg is "buying in" the race, but, if he 's the nominee, I'll vote for him.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 10:43 PM

Melissa ...... This is a very exceptional election that Democrats need to win and I don't mind Bloomberg stepping in to help defeat Trump at his personal expense.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 11:31 PM

StealthTweet .....I am with you on this. For far too many years the GOP has simply used money to elect lunatics---no reason not to unleash the same tactic on them.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/17/20 11:42 PM

GOP lawmakers owe Lt. Col. Vindman ‘a public apology’ for sitting by in ‘guilty silence’: columnist https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/gop-law...ence-columnist/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 12:15 AM

Bill Barr has finally implemented his ‘vision’ that the president ‘needs to be above the law’: Ex-Deputy AG https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/bill-ba...w-ex-deputy-ag/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 12:16 AM

Federal Judges Association calls emergency meeting to discuss AG Barr as crisis ‘could not wait’: report https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/federal...ot-wait-report/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 12:18 AM

Trump desperately tries to convince Americans he saved the economy after the 2007 crash https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/trump-d...the-2007-crash/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 08:44 AM

rump said he ‘loved’ the fact that America is more divided than ever: ex-GOP congressman ---- https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/trump-s...op-congressman/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 08:47 AM

Donald Trump has completely berserk jealous meltdown about President Obama ==== https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/president-obama-jealous-donald-trump-meltdown/25289/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 08:49 AM

Lisa Global Resistance ..... Amazon's Jeff Bezos pledges $10bn to save Earth's environment
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 08:53 AM

Joe Biden tells @NicolleDWallace that Attorney General Barr should "absolutely, positively" resign.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 08:54 AM

Pete Buttigieg ...... At its best, the presidency unites and uplifts the American people. Today, we're seeing it do the opposite. Let's make sure we do what it takes so that next #PresidentsDay, dignity is restored to the Oval Office.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 08:56 AM

Jeffrey Ritchey ..... Lord help if I make it through the election without destroying my TV. The media is repeating 2016. All I see is Dem candidates attacking each other. Trump is the enemy, dammit. He's also a fascist, racist, unbelievably unfit for office, a threat to humanity. Report that.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 08:57 AM

Southern Sister Resister .... America's cities are becoming hunting grounds for immigrants. Special trained, 'Swat Like Units' are in sanctuary cities to "round up" immigrants. Hitler SENT THE SS into European cities to "round up" Jews leading up to the Final Solution.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 09:01 AM

Southern Sister Resister ..... Anyone who refuses to #VoteBlue for the Democratic nominee is assuring Donald J. Trump will be a 2 term president. I will not have that on my conscience.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 09:02 AM

Hehe ---- People who confuse "burro" & "burrow" don't know their ass from a hole in the ground.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 09:03 AM

Amy Klobuchar ..... Our country cannot take another four years of Donald Trump. His playbook is not hard to understand, it is three words: divide and demoralize. I have a playbook that's three words: unite and lead.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 09:05 AM

Jennifer Rubin (Conservative opinion writer at @WashingtonPost) .... Challenging line attorneys to defend the rule of law and praising them when they do so are among the most effective means of trying to hold the line against an authoritarian and corrupt chief executive.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 09:06 AM

Ben >>>>> 2,000+ fmr. DOJ officials call for Barr to resign; Bush '41 deputy AG says Barr is 'un-American'. Barr is a Russian asset, just like traitor Trump.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 09:09 AM

Senate braces for fight over impeachment whistleblower testimony ------ https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/4831...lower-testimony
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 09:12 AM

Bad News For Trump As Roger Stone Judge Orders On The Record Meeting ------ https://politicususa.com/2020/02/16/bad-...rd-meeting.html via @politicususa
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 09:12 AM

First Lady Michelle Obama once said, “Don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” So shine on and let your voice be heard. #BlackGirlsRock
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 10:12 AM

Elizabeth de la Vega (21 yr Fed Pros) .....I don't think Barr will resign, but the call -- from all of us -- should be that he resign or he gets impeached by the House. House impeachment hearings against Barr would reveal a raft of additional behind-the-scenes machinations
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 10:21 AM

walter dellinger (law professor) ->>> Bolton is asked whether he agreed with Trump that his July 25 call was “perfect.” Bolton says “you will love Chapter 14” of his book. Declines to answer further.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 10:23 AM

Brewdood >>> Many people are saying because MAGA hats are made in China, they may be infected with the #Coronavirius. The only safe way to dispose is by burning them.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 10:28 AM

Joanie Reb >>>> *We're left with a dynamic in which there are two parallel systems: one for cases that the president cares about, in which Barr plays a direct and personal role, and another for the rest of the justice system.*
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 10:36 AM

Robert Reich (Sec of Labor under Obama) >>>> Socialism is a scare word they've hurled at every advance the people have made. Socialism is what they called public power, social security, deposit insurance, and independent labor organizations. Socialism is their name for anything that helps all people.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 10:38 AM

Matthew Miller (MSNBC Justice & Security Analyst) >>>> I think Bolton has behaved cowardly too...BUT, the president's former national security advisor just called major elements of his national security stewardship a failure. That is earthshaking news in any other admin, and should be here too.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 10:41 AM

Deepak Gupta >>>>> Wake up, people. The rule of law in the United States is seriously hanging by a thread. Trump said he wanted his Roy Cohn at the DOJ. Now he has him there, unconstrained.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 10:43 AM

Jennifer Cohn (attorney) >>>>> Unlike Trump, Bloomberg at least cares about protecting the environment, which is a critical issue for the future of all of humanity. I understand the concerns with Bloomberg, but equating him with Trump is a bridge too far. I plan to vote for
@ewarren in the primary.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 10:46 AM

Rachel Maddow MSNBC >>>>>> I know you've seen headlines about former DOJ officials calling for AG Barr to resign, but read their actual letter.

This part strikes me as really important in terms of what happens next, and how the country can potentially pull back from the brink:

DOJ Alumni Statement on the Events Surrounding the Sentencing of Roger Stone >>>>> https://medium.com/@dojalumni/doj-alumni-statement-on-the-events-surrounding-the-sentencing-of-roger-stone-c2cb75ae4937

Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 10:49 AM

Mikel Jollett [screams into the void] >>>>> Elizabeth Warren created an entire government agency dedicated to stopping corruption by the rich. She’s the only one who wanted to prosecute the big banks after the subprime collapse and is the only one promising to prosecute Trump’s criminal ass.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 10:50 AM

freddy atton >>>>> I think most people can't comprehend that Donald Trump is a drug addict. Compulsive lying is what drug addicts do, because the drugs have hijacked their brain. Trump is on drugs. That is the reality of the situation. The sooner we accept that fact, the better.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 10:52 AM

Regular Resister >>>>> We currently have the worst president in American History because he is an evil vindictive man. Every economist in the world knows this one fact: the one thing to deplete or completely stop an economy is uncertainty. He thrives on uncertainty, at our expense, and it's oppressive.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 11:02 AM

freddy atton >>>>

PUTIN OWNS TRUMP PROPERTIES

— he cosigned the loans

— & he owns the banks

— therefore he owns the properties

— the fake-loans are really paychecks

— trump functions as a "cut-out" for putin to purchase properties for his money laundering operation
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 11:06 AM

Jon Meacham (presidential historian) >>>> says President Trump is acting like a monarch who has "decided whatever he wants to do is not only proper, but legal."
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 11:09 AM

Christopher C. Alberto (Experienced criminal defense attorney working for criminal justice reform) >>>> Jimmy Lohman knows Billy Barr.
Barr bullied him as a Jew “commie” in the 9th grade b/c Lohman supported racial equality. When Lohman attended Columbia he discovered Barr was one of the leading campus “pukes” who teamed up w/ NYC riot police to attack anti-war protestors.

Wow! https://twitter.com/adamtebrugge/status/1227722971634114563
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 11:31 AM

Mimi Rocah (former federal prosecutor) >>>>> Update: over 2000 (!) former DOJ officials have signed. This is an extraordinary bi-partisan show of unity about our concern for the independence of DOJ.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 11:33 AM

Senator Kamala Harris >>>>> I called for Barr’s resignation last year when he refused to answer whether Trump has asked him to investigate anyone. I stand by it today—Barr needs to go.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 11:35 AM

Ian Bassin (Former Associate White House Counsel) >>>>>> Wow. After more than 2,000 former DOJ expressed alarm about challenges to rule of law, now the Federal Judges' Association has called an emergency meeting re concerns around independent law enforcement.

Our institutions are sounding alarms.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 12:40 PM

Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (Republican strategist) >>>>> Disgraceful. Patriots, Vindman and Fiona Hill, who worked under John Bolton, had the courage to speak truth. They paid a high price. Instead, Bolton is on a $$peaking tour & pimping a book. I’d rather read an instruction manual written in Chinese. I don’t read Chinese.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 12:46 PM

Tris Resists (commentary) >>>> 2 kindergartners told a Latino boy that trump would send him back to Mexico. Teens in ME sneered ‘Ban Muslims’ at classmate wearing hijab. TN a group linked arms chanting ‘build the wall’ as they refused to let nonwhite students pass. ANY Dem is better!!!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 12:49 PM

Teri Robins >>>>> Prepare: The Deutsche Bank loan scandal is coming. David Enrich's book The Dark Towers is coming out tomorrow. The Russian gov't bank VTB had funneled dirty money thru Deutsche Bank to you, Donald Trump. VTB co-signed all your loans. The story IS COMING. You should be scared. Bad
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 12:52 PM

MSNBC .... WATCH: @maddow >>>>> runs through President Trump's financial scandals: "Any little money thing related to him that has been fully reported reveals a catastrophe."
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 12:55 PM

David Condreay >>> The money laundering and tax cheating by trump and co. has likely been ongoing for decades. Trump, Kushner, Russia deals at Deutsche Bank raised red flags

https://msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/tr...ags-78916165801 via @msnbc
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 12:58 PM

David Enrich (author) >>>> Today’s the day: DARK TOWERS finally goes on sale. It tells the wild story of how @DeutscheBank became the world’s most destructive bank — and paved the way for @realDonaldTrump to become president.

I hope you’ll read it! https://harpercollins.com/9780062878816/dark-towers/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 12:59 PM

paul johnson >>>> Giuliani may face charges in half-million-dollar investment scam involving Lev Parnas: CNN -
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 01:07 PM

Trump Breaks The Law With Campaign Stunt At Daytona 500 >>>> https://www.politicususa.com/2020/02/16/...ZySkvi599rgJFQE
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 01:12 PM

John Pavlovitz (Author of 'A Bigger Table', 'Hope', and 'Low.' Unapologetically committed to equality, diversity, compassion, love, and justice.) >>>>>>> I'm starting a new church. Our mission statement is simply this: Don't be horrible to people. Don't treat them as less worthy of love, respect, dignity, joy, and opportunity than you are. I hope it catches on.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 01:16 PM

Giuliani keeps turning up on Fox News — despite network’s own warnings about his ‘disinformation’ ...... https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/giulian...disinformation/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 02:13 PM

OMG. LOL. --- Trump demands new trial for Roger Stone after watching Fox News legal analyst make the case ----- https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/trump-d...-make-the-case/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 03:46 PM

Michael O'Grady >>>>>>>> #MosvowMitch gets $50,000 from pharma after blocking bill to lower drug prices. #MitchMcConnell said in September that he would not allow a vote on the #LowerDrugCostsNowAct.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 03:47 PM

Table for one, please >>>>> Today's GOP is absolutely insane. If America allows them to retain power, we'll never regain our democracy. It will be gone forever.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 04:02 PM

Fred Guttenberg (I will dedicate the rest of my life to the cause of gun safety.)>>>>>> My daughter is Jaime Guttenberg. She was murdered in Parkland Florida on February 14, 2018. She was 14. I will dedicate the rest of my life to the cause of gun safety. Today's milestone is two years since I buried my daughter. I will be going to the cemetery today.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 04:38 PM

Donald Trump fixer Bill Barr is finally facing a serious uprising at the DOJ — but will he be forced out? https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/donald-...-be-forced-out/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 06:20 PM

David Frum >>>>> If Trump loses in November too decisively to deny, there will be a spasm of pardons in December and January, including (who doubts it?) an attempt at self-pardon.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 06:21 PM

David Condreay >>>>>> You guys notice things are accelerating? He's now flinging the federal prison doors open for his corrupt criminal buddies.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 06:27 PM

Walter Shaub >>>>>> AMAZING! We've now got 71,363 regular citizens demanding Barr resign (in addition to the 2000+ former DOJ officials). Keep it going folks!!! If you haven't signed the demand by @CREWcrew for him to resign, here's the link:
https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/attorney-general-barr-must-resign?source=ws21120
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 06:42 PM

Death Row Tull >>>> If a democrat ran for president on a platform of, "If I become president, I won't do anything....nothing..... I'm just here to get rid of Trump", and that person got the nomination, I'd vote for that person.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 06:56 PM

Kaivan Shroff ......

Hillary Clinton — cleared
James Comey — cleared
Barack Obama — cleared
Lisa Page — cleared
Peter Strzok — cleared
Andrew McCabe — cleared

Manafort — guilty
Gates — guilty
Flynn — guilty
Stone — guilty
Cohen — guilty
Papadopoulos — guilty
Kilimnik — guilty
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 06:58 PM

Neal Katyal (Supreme Court lawyer;law professo) >>>>>21 former ABA litigation chairs: “The president’s recent tweet against Amy B. Jackson, the judge in Roger Stone’s trial, must be called out for what it is: inappropriate and destructive to the role of an impartial judiciary in our constitutional democracy”
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 07:00 PM

Aunt Crabby >>>>> Buttigieg: If Trump refuses to leave White House, he can 'do chores'. There is a very real possibility that Donald Trump, if he refuses to leave the White House after losing the election, will have to be evicted forcibly.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 07:19 PM

Ms. Krassenstein >>>>> Watching Fox News Viewers try to figure out a way to praise Trump for commenting the sentence of Rod Blagojevich, a corrupt Democrat, really is something straight out of an Orwell Novel. Blago is the definition of corruption. and Trump has fittingly tied his name to him foreve
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 07:21 PM

“When Fascism came into power, most people were unprepared... They were unable to believe that man could exhibit such propensities for evil, such lust for power, such disregard for the rights of the weak, or such yearning for submission." – Erich Fromm
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 07:22 PM

Jeff Bezos has committed $10,000,000,000 to fight climate change.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 07:23 PM

Amy Klobuchar >>>>> You can get rural cell and high-speed internet in Iceland, with its volcanoes, more easily than in parts of northern Nevada. That doesn't make sense. We need to rebuild America's infrastructure. I have a plan to do it and I show how to pay for it.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 08:13 PM

PoliticsVideoChannel >>>> BREAKING: Jim Durkin, Illinois state House Republican leader just called out Trump for commuting Blagojevich's sentence. HE SAID THIS: “We have a massive federal investigation into corruption in the state of Illinois and this action distracts and dilutes."
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 08:31 PM

"There exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity." —George Washington (1789)
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 08:44 PM

Joe Walsh (former Repuglican congressman) >>>> Yes, he’s a lawless President. Yes, he’s as corrupt as the day is long. And yes, he’ll pardon all of his corrupt friends. He doesn’t care. But this is on you Congressional Republicans. You’ve enabled him. You’ve never held him accountable. It’s your fault. And it will get worse.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 08:49 PM

(No. you are not. Bill "corrupt" Barr is). Donald Trump: ‘I’m actually, I guess, the chief law enforcement officer of the country’ https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/donald-...of-the-country/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 08:51 PM

A Federal investigation of Lev Parnas is inching closer to Trump’s personal attorney ---- https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/a-feder...sonal-attorney/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 08:55 PM

Here comes Donald Trump’s big pardon head-fake with Roger Stone --- https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/pardon-head-fake-donald-trump-roger-stone/25328/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 09:11 PM

WH just announced a list of 11 people pardoned/sentences commuted by President Trump:
-Edward DeBartolo, Jr.
-Bernie Kerik
-Mike Milken
-Paul Pogue
-Ariel Friedler
-David Safavian
-Angela Stanton
-Rod Blagojevich
-Tynice Nichole Hall
-Crystal Munoz
-Judith Negron
Feb 18, 2020
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 09:12 PM

John Lundin >>>> Donald is in the throes of a lawless thumbing of his nose, proving to the world that as president he can do whatever the f**k he wants. This is on you @SenateGOP. You 'acquitted' a criminal president, and now we all are paying.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 09:17 PM

Mark Fryer >>>> When over 2000 former DOJ officials are calling for Barr to resign, it’s clear Trump’s assault on the justice system has passed the point of a 5 alarm fire. Any rational person understands this administration and party are a malignancy that must be excised at all cost.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 09:24 PM

California for Warren >>>>>> warren on DOJ corruption: “We can’t let this moment go un-remarked. What the attorney general has done, we should all be calling for the resignation of the attorney general. If he won’t resign, remember the attorney general can be impeached”
#Warren2020
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 09:25 PM

Republiculos >>>> I will not listen to those labeling dem candidates (socialist, billionaire, old, gay, etc.), saying they can't win. Let's not forget, in '16 the country elected a labeled racist, xenophobe, misogynist, pedo, unfit, lying, sexual assaulter, heathen, white supremacist republican.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 10:26 PM

Rufus T. Firefly >>>>> I am not a genius, but it doesn’t take one to understand that it’s not Bernie vs. Warren vs. Klobuchar etc. It’s Democrats vs. Republicans for the soul of our country. When your house is on fire you don’t argue about who puts out the fire; you try to save your house...
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 10:27 PM

Darrell Moore @darrellmoore

Trump's next round of pardonees:

Bernie Madoff(pre-paid)
Lee Harvey Oswald (posthumous)
Lex Luthor (imaginary)
Ted Kaczynski (anonymous)
Charlie Manson (posthumous)
Roger Stone (hilarious)
Donald Trump (pre-emptive)
Harley Quinn (foreplay)
Jeffrey Epstein (existential))
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 11:42 PM

Trump issues pardon to tax-evading executive whose family paid his campaign over $200,000 ---- https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/trump-i...gn-over-200000/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 11:53 PM

David Cicilline >>>>>> Nothing says “I hate political corruption” quite like commuting the sentence of a corrupt Governor of Illinois who went to prison for withholding money from a children’s hospital until they paid him a $50,000 bribe.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/18/20 11:58 PM

Congresswoman Maxine Waters >>> It’s not enough for Barr to resign. I want him out of DOJ, disbarred, disgraced, & investigated for obstruction of justice. Barr sabotaged Mueller report, was in on Ukraine plot, & now he wants to free Trump’s criminal friends. In my estimation, they ALL belong in jail!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/19/20 12:04 AM

Asha Rangappa >>>> Funny that the folks who think that impeachment tries to “undo an election” by citizen-voters don’t have problems when Trump uses his pardon power to “undo a conviction” by citizen-juries.

Wait, what? “It’s in the Constitution!” you say? Yes, exactly.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/19/20 12:06 AM

Bill Maxwell >>>> The criminal the GOP put in the White House has picked over 200 judges and has pardoned more than a dozen criminals who are either friends of his or just guilty of stuff he is also guilty of.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/19/20 12:47 AM

Congressman Eric Swalwell >>>>>> It's no coincidence Donald Trump uses his power to pardon those accused of the same crimes he and his cronies are accused of. Don't let him normalize abuse and fraud.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/19/20 12:49 AM

Cheri Jacobus >>>>> If @mikeBloomberg is not the nominee, he'll still make sure the Dem nominee can outspend Trump/Putin. This is why @realdonaldTrump so fears Bloomberg.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/19/20 09:48 AM

Don Winslow >>>>> Democrats,Beating Trump is going to take EVERYTHING we ALL have...and then some.And ANYONE who tells you otherwise is dead ass wrong and dangerous. 2020 is 2016 on STEROIDS. This is combat. This will be World War 1 trench warfare. And if you're not up for THAT, HE WINS.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/19/20 09:49 AM

Ted Johnson >>>>>> Buttigieg on Trump-Limbaugh talking about family values. “The one thing about my marriage is it has never involved me having to send hush money to a porn star for cheating on my spouse.”
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/19/20 09:50 AM

Scott Dworkin >>>>>BREAKING: AG Barr tells people he might quit over Trump tweets-AP Source #ResignNowBarr
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/19/20 09:58 AM

Ned Price >>>>>BREAKING: More than 1,000 military veterans condemn President Trump's attacks on LTC Vindman. They write: "LTC Vindman and all of his colleagues should know that we stand with them even when their Commander-in-Chief does not. For all of us, right still matters...."
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/19/20 11:14 AM

Statement from military veterans ---- https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ndVhRw0utMyLayMaMaPvGakVaUCMJxAe_-nvls9BgiQ/edit#
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/19/20 11:23 AM

audubon >>>>> 1000 vets stand together against Trump.
2000 former DOJ officials stand together against Trump.
1000 judges stand together against Trump.
What will it take to convince voters he's bad for the country?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/19/20 11:28 AM

BIGD >>>> I'm a USN Veteran and to me LTC Vindman is a soldier of the highest caliber. He spoke truth to power in telling what he knew without worrying about the consequences. He thought what he did was right and it was. But we have a President who is so corrupt he can't stand the truth.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/19/20 11:34 AM

Travis J. Tritten >>>> Crimes of those granted clemency by Donald Trump today:

-failing to report felony
-criminal financial schemes
-conspiracy to hack a computer
-tax fraud + false statements
-obstructing an investigation
-selling a Senate appointment
-drug trafficking
-Medicare frau
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/19/20 11:38 AM

Uncle Blazer >>>> The pardons are a distraction to take the focus off of Trump and Barr’s corruption of DOJ and off of @davidenrich’s blockbuster Dark Towers book about Trump’s money laundering and other ties to the Russian mob facilitated by Deutsche Bank. Ignore it and stay focused.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/19/20 03:05 PM

Brooke Binkowski >>> Just a reminder from November last year: The Trump family is disallowed from operating any charity in the state of New York because they stole money from a children cancer charity. They were ordered to pay 2 million to this charity
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/19/20 03:15 PM

Michael @mdevoney >>> Blagojevich is granted clemency by Trump today after serving a little more than half of his 14 year sentence. He was convicted of trying to sell a US Senate seat. How many more body blows must the PEOPLE receive from TRUMP before we mass in the streets? What's it going to take??
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/19/20 03:17 PM

Palmer Report >>> Bernie Sanders refusing to release his medical records is just as bad as Donald Trump refusing to release his financial records – and they’re both doing it for the same reason.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/19/20 03:20 PM

Congressman Ted Lieu >>> Your regular reminder that the Donald Trump Administration is suing to eliminate the law that guarantees health care coverage for Americans with pre-existing conditions.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/19/20 05:47 PM

"The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of the society." —James Madison (1788)
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/19/20 07:40 PM

James Doleman >>> Breaking, at pre-trial hearing for Julian Assange a court has heard that he will be calling a witness who will allege he was offered a pardon by the US government, if he would say Russia was not involved in the leak of DNC documents during the 2006 election.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/19/20 07:42 PM

Donald Trump 'offered Julian Assange a pardon if he denied Russia link to hack' ---- https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/f...-hack-wikileaks
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/19/20 07:43 PM

The extraordinary claim was made at Westminster magistrates court before the opening next week of Assange’s legal battle to block attempts to extradite him to the US. Assange’s barrister, Edward Fitzgerald QC, referred to evidence alleging that the former US Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher had been to see Assange, now 48, while he was still in the Ecuadorian embassy in August 2017.

Republican dubbed 'Russia's favorite congressman' loses seat after 30 years. Dana Rohrabacher once arm-wrestled Putin, but his extreme positions have increasingly alienated California constituents
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/19/20 08:06 PM

Ms. Krassenstein >>> Make no mistake about it. Today's Julian Assange news means that Trump was willing to pardon an enemy of our nation in exchange for him helping another enemy of our nation, Russia. That makes Trump an enemy of our nation!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/19/20 08:07 PM

Ms. Krassenstein >>> BREAKING: Trump claims that Rod Blagojevich is innocent and blames his 8 year sentence on James Comey. You'd have to be a complete and total moron, who also believed his Birtherism smear in order to take this man seriously. WAKE UP you idiots!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/19/20 09:17 PM

Ms. Krassenstein >>> Think about this for a minute. Trump allegedly offered a pardon to Julian Assange in order to help cover up Russia's hack of the DNC but Trump refused to pardon Reality Winner for leaking to the public that Russia hacked our elections.

WAKE UP AMERICA!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/19/20 10:32 PM

Don Winslow >>> Before we move on to the next Trump corruption, could we just stay on the case of Bill Barr? Bill Barr is corrupt.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/19/20 10:34 PM

Rick Wilson >>> Pretty sure House Intel needs Comrade Rorabacher’s ass in the chair, oh, TOMORROW.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 12:03 AM

‘Democrats are angry’: Polling shows a ‘massive blue wave’ is rising in America’s cities - https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/democra...mericas-cities/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 12:15 AM

Elle DeSylva >>> Mitt Romney’s safety has been threatened due to his vote to convict. Why is this not a bigger story? THIS IS NOT NORMAL. WE DO NOT LIVE IN THE SOPRANOS.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 01:13 AM

Kyle Griffin >>> Sen. Mark Warner: "The President has selected an individual without any intelligence experience to serve as the leader of the nation’s intelligence community ... This is the second acting director the President has named ... apparently in an effort to sidestep the Senate."
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 01:17 AM

Kyle Griffin >>> Whitehouse told Pompeo that as a son, grandson, nephew and cousin of Foreign Service officers, he thinks those in the Foreign Service are being treated badly. Whitehouse, according to lawmakers, stood his ground as Pompeo got visibly upset. "I've made my point," Whitehouse said.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 09:08 AM

Stephanie Kennedy >>> “Democracy dies in darkness,” so the Washington Post wishes us to believe. To the contrary, as we can clearly see, democracy is dying slowly right in front of us, every day. Fight the dying of democracy’s light. Fight the forces of fascism Trump has recruited to conquer America.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 09:14 AM

Joe Lockhart (worked in Clinton White House) >>>The Sanders campaign has reminded us in the last 24 hours about who they are. They set their own rules, no one can question them and only Sanders, no other Dems, can solve the nations problems. Sound familiar? Right out of the Trump playbook.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 09:55 AM

Adam Schiff >>>> For those who were convicted of lying to cover up his crimes, Trump urges lighter sentences and dangles pardons. He demands his enemies be investigated and prosecuted. He retaliates against witnesses and public servants. Republicans’ response? Silence.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 11:00 AM

Denton21990 >>>> Honestly, did you EVER in your life think you'd see the day where an American *president* would openly attack regular US citizens for doing their patriotic DUTY when serving on a jury? Not to mention the judge? All for another 1 of his corrupt friends. It's just unbelievable!!!!!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 11:54 AM

Boozy the Bluebird >>> Please good folks of Kentucky, don’t miss this opportunity to banish McConnell’s wretched mug from our television screens, and his dark soul from our body politic.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 11:56 AM

Mehdi Hasan >>>> "At least 60 lawsuits, along with hundreds of liens, judgments, and other government filings reviewed by the USA TODAY NETWORK, document people who have accused Trump and his businesses of failing to pay them for their work."
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 11:59 AM

Death Row Tull >>> I'm still seeing A LOT of people denying the importance of voting for anyone but Trump. It feels EXACTLY like it did in 2016 when certain people refused to vote for Hillary, and when you asked them why, they said, "She's just as bad". How the hell are they still not getting it!!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 12:48 PM

Scott Dworkin >>> Roger Stone gets sentenced in a few hours. Stone deserves the maximum sentence, and no pardon—ever. Period.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 12:50 PM

Neil Young attacks Trump in open letter: ‘You are a disgrace’ --- https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nationa...yd4a-story.html
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 01:06 PM

Christopher Bouzy >>> Our knight in shining armor was always going to be a woman. The quicker you accept that the quicker we can get this clown out of office.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 01:54 PM

Laurence Tribe >>> We’ve never seen Bernie in any mode other than self-righteous anger. That’s why his followers include an unusually high % of angry, intolerant folks who display no patience with those who don’t fully agree with them and their candidate. That’s an alarming sign for taking on Trump
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 01:56 PM

Walter Shaub (former Director of OfficeGovEthics) >>>> It's bad. The country is in a dangerous place. What happens in the coming months may make what you've seen so far seem like nothing. You need to be strong. Don't give in to fear or despondency. Stay focused. You remain democracy's best hope in this world. Fight for it, America.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 01:58 PM

Lawrence O'Donnell >>> Not one sentence of Democratic health care legislation will become law next year if McConnell is still Majority Leader of the Senate even if there’s a Democratic President.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 02:00 PM

Tom Nichols >>> My guess is that Dana Rohrabacher could walk into court tomorrow, put his hand on a Bible, and say that Russia paid Assange, Trump knew it, and Trump offered Assange a pardon, and the average Trumper would say: "That's how you make America great."
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 02:23 PM

Walter Shaub (former Director of OfficeGovEthics) >>> I have some suggestions for folks feeling overwhelmed by the assault on democracy. First, take action. Any action in defense of democracy. Make a very small donation, even just a dollar, to something; sign up to volunteer for one hour, go learn how to register voters .

TAKE ACTION. Any action. It's not big things that will save us. It's persistent small actions carried out by one individual, and another, and another and another across the nation. Change comes not from waiting for Some Big Action but from building momentum.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 02:37 PM

Rico >>> This sleazy POS does not deserve to walk about free!!!! ‘Traitor!’ Trump ally Roger Stone heckled as he enters courtroom for sentencing -
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 02:39 PM

Brian J. Karem >>> Trump budget zeroes out funding for Stars and Stripes, the military's newspaper
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 02:43 PM

Craig Ogawa >>> I like the candidates generally but my main concern is who's best capable of being a resistance leader if our democracy gives out. I can't help thinking the Dems are not merely nominating a Presidential candidate but, in dark times, someone we may need to look to as the first leader of a true Resistance.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 02:44 PM

Stephanie Renee >>> Folks, if I were the Judge for Roger Stone, I'd give him the max of nine years, then when they're dragging him out of the courtroom as he's calling me every name in the book, I'd face him, raise my middle finger, & pretend to be scratching my nose.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 05:15 PM

WASHINGTON — Former California Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher confirmed in a new interview that during a three-hour meeting at the Ecuadorian Embassy in August 2017, he told Julian Assange he would get President Trump to give him a pardon if he turned over information proving the Russians had not been the source of internal Democratic National Committee emails published by WikiLeaks.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 05:17 PM

Judge in Roger Stone case needles Trump admin for reducing sentencing guidelines - https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/judge-i...ing-guidelines/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 05:22 PM

The New York Times >>> After Bernie Sanders had a heart attack in October, he said he'd release "comprehensive" medical records. He hasn't. And on Tuesday, he suggested that he won't.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 05:24 PM

Nancy Pelosi >>> It cannot be said enough: A budget is a statement of values. The Trump Budget is a frontal attack on the health and wellness of low income working families. To be blunt, “This budget will make America sicker, poorer, hungrier, and less safe.”
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 05:29 PM

Kyle Griffin >>> Judge Amy Berman Jackson called Roger Stone an "insecure person" and said nothing about his case is "funny." "At his core, Mr. Stone is an insecure person who craves and recklessly pursues attention. Nothing about this case was a joke. It wasn’t funny."
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 05:30 PM

Polly Sigh >>> !!! Judge Jackson: “[Roger Stone] was not prosecuted, as some have claimed, for standing up for the president. He was prosecuted for covering up for the president.”
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 05:40 PM

Before being sentenced, the judge reads Roger Stone the riot act: He ‘injected himself’ - https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/before-...jected-himself/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 05:40 PM

Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison - https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/roger-stone-sentenced-to-40-months-in-prison/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 06:56 PM

Trump ally Roger Stone frequently led chants of “Lock her up!” about Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign — but on Thursday, the table decisively turned. After Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison for charges of perjury, witness tampering, and obstruction of justice, a crowd of people greeted the right-wing dirty trickster by chanting, “Lock him up!” outside the courthouse.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 07:03 PM

Dr. Robert Fortuna >>> When Wm. Barr said 7-9 years was to long a sentence for Stone, he implied that 40 months is a just sentence. When King Trump pardons Roger Stone, Barr's interference in this case will backfire.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 07:08 PM

dylan >>> The mere fact that everyone Trump hires goes to prison should make him a lame duck with a single digit approval rating. Nope, it’s a cult and the crook has a shot, as an impeached President, to be re-elected. I regularly rub my eyes to make sure I’m not in a nightmare.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 09:54 PM

"Here comes the orator! With his flood of words, and his drop of reason." —Benjamin Franklin (1735)
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 10:16 PM

‘Possibly the craziest and scariest thing he has done’: Conservative blasts Trump for DNI Richard Grenell - https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/possibl...ichard-grenell/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 10:24 PM

Scott Dworkin >>> Judge Berman Jackson just read off Roger Stone’s threats which included an f-bomb.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 11:43 PM

Scott Dworkin >>> NY Times says Russia is already aiding Trump’s re-election campaign. So that “person” you might be furious with that you don’t know online, might actually be a member of the Russian military trying to mess with you in every way possible. And Trump/GOP is cool with that. Traitors.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/20/20 11:46 PM

Walter Shaub (office of govethics) >>> If you post demoralizing tweets about the hopelessness of defending democracy, you are doing to Putin's job. Make him earn his pay. Don't go telling people democracy can't be saved. It can be saved. And you will do it.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 12:31 AM

Rob Reiner >>> We will not be surprised when our Criminal President pardons Roger Stone & his fellow Partners in Crime. He’s hoping his continual blatant Corruption will wear US down. Won’t happen. Our Democracy will not do down without a fight.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 12:37 AM

Joyce Alene >>>>> Trump is tweeting while Stone’s sentencing is in progress. If Barr doesn’t resign after this, he has no credibility with anyone - DOJ, courts, the public. Hard to see how he can remain in place IF he cares about DOJ & the rule of law more than power & politics.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 12:44 AM

Ruth Marcus >>> The president attacks government prosecutors . He attacks federal judges. Now he is attacking a juror—a juror!—for doing her public duty. This is beyond the pale. Attorney General Barr??
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 12:49 AM

Cyrus McQueen >>> Trump just fired the Director of National Intelligence for briefing Congress that Russia’s trying to help him get re-elected... he fears Democrats will use it against him... Imagine being so dumb that the thing you don’t wanna be used against you, you draw even MORE attention to.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 12:51 AM

Dr. Dena Grayson >>> Hey @GOP, Donald Trump *openly* knows that Russia is AGAIN trying to throw the election to him and just fired the DNI for informing Congress. Yet AGAIN, you do NOTHING. History will remember ALL of you for your complicity in Trump’s treason.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 12:55 AM

Hamish Mitchell Photography >>> Which does the President of the United States have more of? A. Friends with felony convictions or B. Credible sexual assault allegations against him? I should never be able to honestly ask that question about any world leader.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 12:58 AM

Roscoe James >>> Considering Russia's role in the downfall of America we must consider one of two possibilities: The Republican House and Senate are both inept and must be replaced. Or the Republican House and Senate are both complicit and, again, must be replaced. There is no middle ground.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 08:48 AM

Ms. Krassenstein >>> BREAKING: Feb 13 - Office of Acting-DNI Joseph Maguire briefs Congress that Russia is trying to help Trump in 2020 election Feb 19 - Trump pushes Maquire aside and names new DNI. If you are an American and not irate right now, then you are insane
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 08:54 AM

kurt drivick >>> I live in France, but as an American I pay a small mutuelle ( 45 euros a month ) for complete, medical, dental and vision care.. Wake up America!
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 11:08 AM

Jeff Tiedrich >>> latest update

Roger Stone: 3.5 yrs (pending pardon)
Rick Gates: jail, 3 yrs probation
Michael Cohen: 3 yrs prison
Paul Manafort: 4 yrs prison
Michael Flynn: awaiting sentencing
Individual-1: (aka Donnie) IMPEACHED FOR LIFE

Hillary: having a nice walk in the woods

me: laughing at all you "lock her up" morons
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 11:54 AM

Joyce Alene (law professor) >>> Before the Senate impeachment vote, I argued that if not removed, Trump would no longer feel bound by our laws & Constitution. He's proven that quickly. We should be very worried about what he'll do if reelected.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 01:07 PM

‘Staring into the abyss’: Off-the rails Colorado Trump rally highlights stakes of 2020 election == https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/staring...-2020-election/ ==resident Donald Trump’s rally in Colorado Springs Thursday night threw into sharp relief the stakes of the 2020 presidential election, observers said after watching the president joke about remaining in office for 26 years, complain that the Oscar for best picture went to a South Korean film, goad his audience into booing teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, gin up xenophobia against undocumented immigrants, and more. “We’re staring into the abyss,” tweeted Vox‘s Aaron Rupar, who highlighted many of the bizarre moments from the rally and expressed hope that the clips will give the public “a sense of the stakes of the 2020 election.”
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 01:29 PM

Ms. Krassenstein >>> The President of the United States was informed that Russia is again trying to interfere in our elections, and instead of being pissed at Russia, he's pissed at his own intelligence community for informing the public. WAKE UP GOP! WAKE THE HELL UP!
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 02:13 PM

Ex-CIA chief John Brennan blasts Trump’s ‘virtual decapitation’ of spy agencies == https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/ex-cia-...f-spy-agencies/
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 02:49 PM

‘Appalling’: Roger Stone juror levels Trump on CNN for attacks on judicial process === https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/appalli...dicial-process/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 02:52 PM

Intel given to Trump ‘revolves around his feelings’ and not facts: NYT’s Haberman == https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/intel-g...-nyts-haberman/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 02:53 PM

Casualties mount as Trump seeks ‘unquestioning obedience’ in the executive branch == https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/casualt...ecutive-branch/
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 06:20 PM

Congresswomen Jackie Speier >>> Make no mistake, if Russian interference is allowed in our election, it will be transformative. We will be walking into a dictatorship with our eyes wide open. If our intelligence officials fear telling us the truth for fear of losing their jobs, we are exceedingly vulnerable.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 06:22 PM

Tony Posnanski >>> BREAKING NEWS- Hillary Clinton has not been locked up while 91% of the guys who chanted “Lock Her Up” have.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 06:32 PM

Walter Shaub (former Director of @OfficeGovEthics0 >>>> This is the most important message I have for you: democracy can be saved! I know this to be true. But it becomes harder if we lose hope. Putin and Trump believe both of these statements. That's why they're committing so many resources to fostering despondency. Don't help them. It's our responsibility to remind folks that hope is not lost. It's ok to feel down. It's ok to say or tweet that you feel down. But tweeting that people's efforts are pointless, that this or that action won't work, is doing Putin's job for him. Don't be a Twitter demoralizer. If all were lost, the forces of authoritarianism wouldn't working so hard to convince you that all is lost. They know it is not lost. Democracy can be saved, and that's what alarms them. Combat them by countering their message, not by reinforcing it. There's fight left in you!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 07:10 PM

Former longtime U.S. Republican Congressman Tom Coleman: Trump's danger to America has reached the point where Presidents Carter, Clinton, Bush, and Obama must issue a joint statement and hold a joint press conference to call for the removal from office of the President. They owe it to the nation.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 07:14 PM

American Veteran >>> One thing we are certain of in the Palm Springs area, trump will never go near one of our very efficient windmills because that dead muskrat on his empty head would blow off.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 07:23 PM

"Foreign influence is truly the Grecian horse to a republic. We cannot be too careful to exclude its influence." —Alexander Hamilton (1793)
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 07:30 PM

Former longtime U.S. Republican Congressman Tom Coleman >>> Trump's danger to America has reached the point where Presidents Carter, Clinton, Bush, and Obama must issue a joint statement and hold a joint press conference to call for the removal from office of the President. They owe it to the nation.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 08:23 PM

Tom Coleman @RepTomColeman >>> Why would normal people wait in line for hours to see Trump do his clown show routine? Answer: they don't. His rallies are becoming more & more like a psychiatric couch session but standing up w/no psychiatrist present. Trump's enablers will pay the price he will probably avoid
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 08:24 PM

Tom Coleman @RepTomColeman >>> Trump sacks Dr. of Nat'l Security bec a staff person did what she was supposed 2 do & that is 2 keep the House Intel Comm. informed. This is legally required & Trump fired someone over it. Shutting out Congress is dangerous 2 Americans. Now only DJT knows
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 09:42 PM

Kyle Griffin >>> Trump was close to nominating GOP Rep. Chris Stewart as director of national intelligence. But that idea was scrapped when Trump learned of a 2016 video clip in which Stewart said "Donald Trump does not represent Republican ideals, he is our Mussolini."
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 09:43 PM

Ms. Krassenstein >>> We have officially entered a timeline when our own intelligence agencies are afraid to tell the President that a hostile foreign power is attacking our election. Just think about that for a moment.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 09:45 PM

WTFGOP? >>> Did you all see the female Trump supporter at his psycho rally in Nevada say that she doesn’t care if Russia is interfering on his behalf to win the election? If this is what 35 to 40% of our country feel, our democracy is truly screwed.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 09:46 PM

hypatia >>> To reclaim our country, we must have a PEACEFUL protest that shuts the Country down. Congress must feel the pain. We need:

1. Experienced organizers
2. Specific demand
3. Sustained protest until demand is met
4. Publicized logistics
5. Everyone to participate

Please
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/21/20 10:25 PM

Alex Ward >>>> I asked a senior White House official if Trump really removed Maguire over the Russia briefing. Official didn’t mince words.

“That’s absolutely why. Anyone from here on out that opposed POTUS will get fired.”

That bad, I asked?

“Yup,” official said. “He’s not f***ing around.”
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/22/20 12:16 AM

Ed Overbeek >>> “By the end of the day, almost all of the roles created after 9/11 literally to prevent the next 9/11 will be either vacant or lack permanent appointees.“
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/22/20 08:21 AM

Roger Stone moves to disqualify judge in last-ditch bid to avoid prison By Kyle Cheney >>> https://www.yahoo.com/news/roger-stone-moves-disqualify-judge-043103504.html
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/22/20 09:37 AM

Tom Coleman (former Republican member of congress) >>> Republican senators especially own everything Trump does until he leaves office. They had their chance and blew it. They are now responsible for his actions from here on out.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/22/20 09:38 AM

Tom Coleman >>> Vladimir Putin has become Donald Trump's running mate. What will Moscow Mitch do about it? Our intelligence community is being neutered by Trump on directions from Putin. Installing a Nunes toady as second in command of intelligence. Trump is becoming what looks like a dictator.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/22/20 09:54 AM

SEAN COSMO >>> I WILL vote for Bernie over Trump if it comes to that. But as Super Tuesday is coming up I must endorse any actual Democratic Candidate over Sanders. OR Bloomberg who is really a Republican. But I'll vote for a mop over Trump, so there's that.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/22/20 10:52 AM

Chuck Schumer >>> No matter how many times President Trump lies, the reality is clear: Putin is interfering in our elections again in 2020—just like in 2016. Senate Republicans need to explain why they have blocked election security bills TWENTY times.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/22/20 11:58 AM

TheResistance! >>> In the entertainment industry many who have known/worked w/ Trump think he’s a self-serving, dishonest, morally bankrupt ego maniac who doesn’t care about anything or anyone but his Fame & bank account & is hustling the US-Howard said.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/22/20 12:00 PM

Former longtime U.S. Republican Congressman Tom Coleman says: Trump's danger to America has reached the point where Presidents Carter, Clinton, Bush, and Obama must issue a joint statement and hold a joint press conference to call for the removal from office of the President. They owe it to the nation.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/22/20 03:32 PM

Marie Yovanovitch is about to get her revenge against Donald Trump === https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/ma...ld-trump/25453/
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/22/20 04:02 PM

Tea Pain @TeaPainUSA >>> Rush Limbaugh's real cancer is Trumpism.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/22/20 04:05 PM

Bishop Talbert Swan >>> The most ignorant, brazen, disrespectful, aggressive, infantile, fragile, triggered, temper tantrum having, supporters on Twitter after Trump’s are definitely Bernie’s. Any leader who consistently draws this behavior out of his supporters needs to ask what he’s doing wrong.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/22/20 05:39 PM

GatodeMiel >>> I hope someone from the press will ask Chuck Grassley if he will be refusing the next round of payments to farmers because that sort of benefit is socialism at its purest.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/22/20 06:28 PM

PoliticsVideoChannel >>> Trump today retweeted a tweet saying the cost of the Mueller investigation was $40 million. FACT: It was $32 million according to official figures and is expected to recoup $17 million. FACTS MATTER!
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/23/20 12:50 AM

Mike Bloomberg >>> Justice Sotomayor is right to sound the alarm. If Trump wins in November, the Supreme Court essentially will become a rubber stamp for his assault on immigrants, health care and equality. The stakes couldn't be higher.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/23/20 09:43 AM

Stacey >>> Being taught to avoid talking about politics and religion has led to lack of understanding of politics and religion. What we should’ve been taught was how to have a civil conversation about a difficult topic
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/23/20 11:07 AM

Jill Wine-Banks (Watergate prosecutor) >>> All Trump's pardons and commutations since Sheriff Joe Arpaio are to send a message that corruption is okay, that obstruction of justice and ignoring court orders is fine and that he is a king and above the law.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/23/20 11:16 AM

Joyce Alene (law professor) >>> Trump wouldn’t spend so much time condemning CNN & MSNBC if he wasn’t afraid of the truth. Facts matter. Push back. Start by asking his supporters, why doesn’t Trump trust you to sort fact from fiction for yourself? Why does he want to keep this from you? What is he afraid of?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/23/20 05:17 PM

JohnCornyn can KMFA today! Vote him out in 2020. >>> I'm 65 and I was taught that the U.S.S.R was a communist country and a danger to it's people and the world. I know that it was not a communist country but a totalitarian state where one man had total control. I'm asking if that's what we want for America?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/23/20 05:19 PM

Emoluments Clause >>> #BREAKING:In a STINGING dissenting opinion,#SupremeCourt Justice #Sotomayor CALLED OUT her 5 Conservative colleagues for essentially HELPING #Trump's #DOJ to LEAPFROG cases to #SCOTUS without good reason.#SAD
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/23/20 05:20 PM

Mark Jacob >>> WH spokesman Marc Short says "there's no intelligence" that Russians are interfering to boost Trump's re-election. Chris Wallace asks if he's denying that an intel official told Congress exactly that -- Russians helping Trump. Short won't answer, says it's "classified." What BS.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/23/20 06:38 PM

PoliticsVideoChannel >>> FACT: Trump's Farmer bailout is now twice the size of Obama’s GM bailout
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/23/20 06:41 PM

Brooklyn today: Tried to drive one block on a flat to a tire repair place. Closed. Flat bed truck pulls up next to me, insists I pull over so he can put in air. Does it and won't take any money (got his card) Turns out he's a Muslim immigrant. How about more, not less of this?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/23/20 06:43 PM

Angry Staffer >>> I don’t hate Bernie. My fear isn’t that he would win the WH — it’s that he would win the nomination and lose the election. Again: I’ll vote for a paraplegic platypus if that’s what the Dems nominate. It doesn’t matter to me, I just don’t think Bernie is the best option.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/23/20 08:02 PM

Rodney Caston >>> Donald Trump must be the ultimate humanitarian, just this morning he was congratulating his potential rival Bernie Sanders and wishing that he would be treated fairly by the DNC, suggesting if he doesn't get the nomination, that it was rigged. Not weird at all...
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/23/20 08:54 PM

Paul Krugman >>> America under Bernie Sanders would still be America, both because Sanders is an infinitely better human being than Trump and because the Democratic Party wouldn’t enable abuse of power the way Republicans have.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/24/20 12:33 PM

Vincent D'Onofrio >>> I know I'm not alone in thinking that it would be SO NICE to have some peace and quiet for four years in the whitehouse.No finger wagging or loud voice. Just someone normal. Who's not dumb.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/24/20 03:21 PM

Woman In The Moon >>> The GOP acquittal of the most dangerous man to hold the position of United States President has stepped on my soul. I can hardly breathe. America is in trouble. Big, big trouble.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/24/20 05:58 PM

"The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind." —Thomas Jefferson (1790)
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/24/20 07:34 PM

Kyle Griffin >>> Rep. Mike Quigley on CNN: "There are no coincidences with this administration. If you're not fully on board with this president and agree with his policy, whatever the truth is, you're gone. You disagree with the king, we don't want you around."
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/24/20 07:35 PM

Ms. Krassenstein >>> The Dow is down 900 points because investors know that Trump, who proposes massive cuts to the CDC, and who allowed people infected with #coronavirus to fly home with healthy people, can not be counted on to protect American lives
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/24/20 07:39 PM

Michael McFaul (former US Ambassador to Russia) >>> We have reached a dangerous moment in American democracy when senior Trump administration officials are politicizing and selectively declassifying intelligence to help Trump win reelection. That's wrong. It needs to stop now.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/24/20 08:16 PM

Pete Buttigieg >>> After four years of looking on in horror as Trump cozied up to dictators, we need a president who will be extremely clear in standing against regimes that violate human rights abroad. We can't risk nominating someone who doesn't recognize this.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/24/20 08:17 PM

Kyle Griffin >>> Senate Democratic leaders sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin demanding they sanction Russia — and potentially Putin himself — for attempting to influence the 2020 presidential election.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/24/20 08:19 PM

PoliticsVideoChannel >>> BREAKING: Actor Jack Black just endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential bid.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/24/20 09:09 PM

This line was in a Letter to the Editor in the Finger Lakes Times today: "The President was found overwhelmingly not guilty by the Senate". OMG. The vote was 52-48! That is overwhelming? I wonder where he heard that it was overwhelming? Anyone want to hazard a guess? grin
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/25/20 01:09 PM

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @AOC >>> This isn’t about swing seats or pushing communities “too far left.” It’s about accountability. Working families deserve so much better. And if we aren’t willing to admit where we can do better, then what is the point? Our job is to serve the people, not the powerful.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/25/20 01:36 PM

Tea Pain @TeaPainUSA >>> Putin couldn’t destroy America faster if he did it himself.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/25/20 02:43 PM

PoliticsVideoChannel >>> BREAKING: CNN's Jim Acosta BRILLIANTLY responded to Trump saying CNN should apologize for not telling the Truth. HE SAID THIS: “Mr. President, I think our record on delivering the truth is a lot better than yours sometimes." mic drop
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/25/20 02:55 PM

Kyle Griffin >>> Important cases related to Trump will soon come before the Supreme Court, including litigation regarding his secret tax returns. The fact that Trump wants Sotomayor and Ginsburg's recusal on Trump matters "suggests he may be concerned about the cases."
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/25/20 06:20 PM

Judd Legum >>> As we face a potential pandemic, the Trump administration's public statements are COMPLETELY INCOHERENT.

TRUMP TODAY: Coronavirus is "very well under control in our country".

CDC TODAY: "We are asking the American public to prepare for the expectation that this might be bad"
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/25/20 07:58 PM

I’m no fan of Bernie Sanders. But #NeverTrump means never Trump. By Joe Walsh (former Republican congressman)
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/25/20 08:30 PM

Senator Kamala Harris >>> Russia and other foreign adversaries can’t hack a piece of paper. It’s common sense. We need hand-marked paper ballots.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/25/20 08:31 PM

Bridget Joy >>> Does trump saying he’s got the coronavirus under control & we have nothing to worry about make you feel more safe or less safe or panicked?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/25/20 08:55 PM

Senator Elizabeth Warren >>> The Trump administration is absolutely bungling the response to coronavirus, putting our public health and our economy at risk. This is why we need a real plan and an adult in charge.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/25/20 09:08 PM

Trinity >>> The Holocaust was deemed legal every step of the way. Hitler started by discrediting the media. He attacked livelihoods & purged dissenters. He consolidated power by eliminating positions & non-loyalists. He quickly installed his judges who passed laws to commit mass genocide.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 02/25/20 09:10 PM

Lincoln's Bible >>> How can the stock market fall with Best Brain Orange Jesus President in charge? Shouldn’t he be impervious to what Limbaugh calls a fake health threat, ginned up by the libs? You can’t have it both ways, MAGA. He’s either a superhero strongman or a weak punching bag. Choose.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/25/20 10:03 PM

Quinn Cummings >>> TomJChicago keeps telling us, the dementia has affected his ability to swallow and this is a thickener, to keep him from choking. ==== Tom Joseph >>> As long suspected, Trump is getting puréed food. It’s ridiculous how they try to frame it & what’s happening to him...Like it’s a normal way to get vegetables...for babies maybe. Sounds like Ronny has been feeding Trump purée since early 2018- which helps timestamp his condition === “Trump doctor hid cauliflower in mashed potatoes to improve diet: report
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/26/20 01:02 AM

Glenn Kirschner (former 30 yr prosecutor) >>> Do the Republicans have a breaking point? Do they let Trump declare a national emergency & cancel the election? Do they let him round up & imprison his political opponents? Do they let him turn over the codes to Russia? Is there anything he can do that would be a bridge too far?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/26/20 01:04 AM

David Leavitt >>> CDC just stated on teleconference that Americans need to prepare for SIGNIFICANT disruptions to daily life. (Working from home, keeping the kids from school, planning for life without daycare, etc) The time to prep is now folks. Not IF but WHEN.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/26/20 08:12 AM

Stephanie Kennedy >>> Pay no attention to that pesky pandemic spreading all over the world. Everyone’s “getting better.” Trump has now met a crisis he cannot hoax away. Coronavirus crisis is threatening lives, & a far greater danger to the US due to his incompetence. #COVID&#12540;19
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 02/26/20 03:23 PM

Congressman Ted Lieu >>> Dear @realDonaldTrump:

Here are some ideas to combat the coronavirus:

-Tell the truth

-Restore @WhiteHouse pandemic position

-Reverse your cuts to @CDCgov

-Reverse your cuts to @NIH

-Have @DHS_Wolf stop telling people the kill rate is same as the flu. It’s 20 times deadlier.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/02/20 06:13 PM

Ms. Krassenstein >>> BREAKING: Now that Joe Biden has come back with a huge win in South Carolina, GOP Senator Ron Johnson is seeking subpoenas to investigate Joe Biden for Burisma. This is the same Senator who secretly visited Putin on 4th of July. Republicans can’t stop cheating!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/02/20 06:15 PM

Conservatives warn ‘Americans should fear’ re-electing Trump: ‘The consequences will be dark’ >>> https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/conserv...s-will-be-dark/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/02/20 06:19 PM

Susan Glasser (Staff writer, @NewYorker @CNN global affairs analyst) >>> I know everything is terrible and we are inured to it, but still never going to be reconciled to the President of the United States calling the press ‘the enemy of the people.’ #journalism
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/02/20 07:18 PM

Breaking: Amy Klobuchar has withdrawn from the presidential race and will endorse Joe Biden Klobuchar’s great act of patriotism helps unify the Democratic Party heading into Super Tuesday.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/02/20 07:21 PM

An emergency room doctor who works at New York-Presbyterian Hospital ripped into the Trump administration on Monday for being woefully behind in its preparations for dealing with coronavirus. During an appearance on CNBC, Dr. Matthew McCarthy said that he and his colleagues at NY-Presbyterian do not have the proper tools to quickly diagnose patients with coronavirus.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/02/20 08:02 PM

LinFranco >>> @MSNBC an elderly man at a Trump rally, he was asked about COVID-19. He said it was the 1st he'd heard of it. Adding, with 10 month's to go till election, it must be a hoax. So sad for them.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/02/20 08:06 PM

Major Gaurav Arya (Retd)>>> North Korea becomes the first country to find a cure for its own citizens suffering from coronavirus. The cure is uniquely North Korean. Apparently, they are executing the victims.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/02/20 08:12 PM

Andrea Junker >>> I don’t know who needs to hear this, but a Biden/Harris ticket would mop the floor with Trump/Pence.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/02/20 08:26 PM

The Volatile Mermaid >>> At this point I would feel safer if the Coronavirus gave a press conference about how it’s going to save us from Trump.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/02/20 08:59 PM

Palmer Report @PalmerReport

Joe Biden’s day so far:

- Amy Klobuchar drops out
- Amy and Pete Buttigieg both endorsing Joe Biden today
- Trump is going to hate this
- Biden’s numbers climbing in Texas and California
- Biden is going to be President
- Trump is going to prison
- It’s still only 3:48pm
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/02/20 09:06 PM

Spin Doctor @SpinDr >>> Donald Trump told us 4 days ago that there were only 15 cases of Coronavirus in the US, and “within a couple days [it is] going to be down to close to zero.” Our government had advanced notice of the virus and failed to have sufficient test kits available or a plan to respond.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/02/20 09:46 PM

"To restore ... harmony ... to render us again one people acting as one nation should be the object of every man really a patriot." —Thomas Jefferson (1801)
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/02/20 10:25 PM

Walter Shaub >>> Several Senators are urging Sec. Esper not to use authority Trump purported to delegate him to kill DoD unions. Esper admits he didn't ask for the delegation and doesn't know why Trump issued it, hurting Trump's claim that it's needed for nat'l security.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/02/20 10:28 PM

#TuckFrump >>> CNN's Begala: Trump will 'dump Pence' for Haley on day of Democratic nominee's acceptance speech
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/02/20 10:36 PM

Mystery Solvent >>> Since 8:00am Trump has tweeted or retweet 32 times. Mostly garbage and old endorsements. Let’s guess total tweets and retweets before midnight EST. I’ll retweet the winner, plus huge bragging rights... A little break from politics....
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/02/20 11:32 PM

Scott Dworkin >>> Trump clearly appointed Pence to head the coronavirus task force so he could blame everything on him. But don’t get it wrong, Trump is to blame. For all of it. Everything. The slow response time. The massive failures. The lies about how many Americans are infected. All on Trump.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/03/20 07:57 AM

Trump launches unhinged late night Twitter attack on ‘sleepy’ Joe Biden https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/trump-l...eepy-joe-biden/
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/03/20 08:41 AM

Congresswoman Jackie Speier >>> We are the richest country in the world. We know now that the Coronavirus has been in Washington state for 6 weeks. Where are the test kits?! As of Thursday, South Korea had tested 66,652, the US had tested only 445. The hoax, as POTUS calls it, is a hoax on the American people.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/03/20 09:59 AM

Tom Joseph >>> As COVID-19 spreads, Trump's detachment from reality accelerates. "15-0, disappear, hoax." Fakes Gallup poll. We're in new territory w someone in his position on public display, this far in to dementia. Ignore him & listen to State Govs & professionals working to contain COVID-19
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/03/20 10:26 AM

Oliver Willis >>> Medical experts at the White House have to patiently explain to Trump that his idea of using the flu vaccine to address the coronavirus will not work. ==== Tommy Vietor >>>We're a bit close to a global pandemic for Trump to be asking questions this stupid.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/03/20 11:33 AM

Laura Campbell >>> Okay, well, now I’m getting nervous about Corona. I live about 7 miles from that nursing home where people are dying. 1/4 of that cities emergency workers are now Quarantined. I’m in N. Seattle, they’re in Kirkland. My sons high school is not closed yet.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/03/20 03:47 PM

Trump-loving actor Rob Schneider pushes bogus vitamin C cure for coronavirus https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/trump-l...or-coronavirus/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/03/20 04:42 PM

CNBC’s Jim Cramer ‘now more nervous’ about coronavirus tanking the economy https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/cnbcs-j...ng-the-economy/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/03/20 07:22 PM

Trump complains he can’t execute drug dealers after ‘quick trials’ like they do in China https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/trump-c...ey-do-in-china/
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/03/20 07:41 PM

Ned Price >>> The American President had a phone call with the head of the Taliban... and the American people learn about it from the Taliban.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/03/20 07:49 PM

"All see, and most admire, the glare which hovers round the external trappings of elevated office. To me there is nothing in it, beyond the lustre which may be reflected from its connection with a power of promoting human felicity." —George Washington (1790)
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/03/20 08:09 PM

Cameron Joseph (Senior political reporter) >>> BernieSanders supporters have started booing reporters at rallies. One yelled at us in the pen as he exited in LA yday. Not at the same level but starting to feel Trumpian. And Sanders and some top surrogates have been going after "the corporate media" with increasing disdain.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/03/20 08:15 PM

Mia Farrow >>> Im supporting Joe Biden but if Bernie is the nominee, ill vote for him and i hope all the Bernie supporters will do the same if Joe wins We MUST oust Trump.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/03/20 08:19 PM

Manu Raju >>> Senate Ds emerge from Pence briefing saying US not prepared for Coronaviru. “No,” Tester said when asked if US is prepared, arguing Trump “dropped the ball early” and there are “not enough test kits
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/03/20 08:20 PM

Tim O'Brien >>> Taxpayers have spent about $130 million supporting Trump’s golf outings (often at his own courses) during his presidency. That’s $129,900,000 more than this check.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/03/20 08:29 PM

SockApocalypse >>> Yesterday Trump demanded that the Fed cut interest rates, so they did. The markets briefly rose - until he complained that they didn't cut the rates enough. And now the market has decided the economy is in trouble, so is crashing again. Thanks, stable genius
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/03/20 09:16 PM

OUTRAGE: "Tens of thousands of Uyghur Muslims in China have been forcibly taken from prisons in Xinjiang province to work in factories that manufacture products and parts for companies including Apple, Nike and Volkswagen. That’s according to a new report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute." - Democracy Now!
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/03/20 09:21 PM

Melissa Myers >>> Jim Jordan voted against protecting whistleblowers to help his corrupt Congress cronies. Whistleblower victims also came forward about Jim's knowledge of OSU coach Strauss's sexual abuse of 177 male students. It's no wonder he hates whistleblowers
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/04/20 12:40 AM

4mvp >>> Donald Trump asked medical experts yesterday, why not just use the flu vaccine to fight corona ... the White House thought it be best, to keep what this moron says private. Right pointing backhand index White House prohibits audio and video at coronavirus briefing!
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/04/20 08:19 AM

President Donald Trump is back on the campaign trial Monday night for another counter programming rally, this time in Charlotte, North Carolina, the day before Super Tuesday, as his administration continues to work to combat the growing threat of the novel coronavirus.*****Kurt Eichenwald >>> ...folks...epidemics do not stop at the point of infection. If some Trump fan infects another Trump fan and that one walks into a movie theater tomorrow, touches the bathroom doorknob, and then a Sanders (or biden or...) supporter follows...the dem supporter will be infected.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/04/20 08:25 AM

Coronavirus panic buying prompts toilet paper rationing in Australia >>> https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/coronav...g-in-australia/
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/04/20 08:43 AM

PoliticsVideoChannel >>> BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: sources are telling us that Bloomberg is planning to drop out and endorse Biden
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/04/20 09:45 AM

Joe Walsh (former Republican congressman and Republican candidate for president) >>> I’m not a Democrat, but I want to thank Democrats for coming out to vote today. Keep it up. I’m a libertarian/conservative & I pledge to support WHOEVER Democrats nominate. Because Donald Trump is a threat to this country & he must lose. If I can make that pledge, anyone can.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/04/20 09:47 AM

Ms. Krassenstein >>> The stock market (Dow futures) jumped by 400 points after Joe Biden wins #SuperTuesday. Imagine what it will do after he beats Donald Trump!
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/04/20 09:51 AM

Deon >>> It's time Bernie drop out.. Biden spent no money....had a half ass staff and beating Bernie like this.....drop out ...give the party more time to heal and move on the beat Thump.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/04/20 11:15 AM

Stephanie Kennedy >>> To the disgruntled Bernie supporters who resent even the prospect of voting for Biden in November: Please, think about what you’re proposing. You’re willing to sacrifice all of America to the tyranny of Trump, a traitor whose criminal enterprises will wholly destroy us. NO.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/04/20 12:19 PM

Dow futures climb 500 points after Biden scores big wins on Super Tuesday
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/04/20 01:45 PM

BREAKING: The U.S. Military just launched an airstrike against the Taliban in Afghanistan this morning. Remember last week, President Trump bragged about signing a truce with the Taliban? It was a HOAX.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/04/20 03:29 PM

Republicans disgruntled as ‘frenzied’ Trump allies push Democrat-like stimulus measures to save US economy >>> https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/republi...ave-us-economy/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/04/20 03:31 PM

Rob Reiner (70's TV star) >>> Last night was a nightmare for Donald Trump. And when he wakes from it, he’ll find Joe Biden sitting in the Oval Office. ----- David Weiss Replying to Rob Reiner >>> And hopefully within a year or so, Trump will wake up every day in federal prison
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/04/20 04:40 PM

Lawrence O'Donnell >>> Donald Trump got impeached trying to prevent what Joe Biden is doing tonight.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/04/20 05:14 PM

(WOW) Matt Fuller >>> Truly stunning to hear some Republicans advocate for free Coronavirus testing and treatment for the uninsured. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), one of the most anti-ACA members: “You can look at it as socialized medicine, but in the face of an outbreak, a pandemic, what’s your options?”
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/04/20 08:11 PM

Thomas Kaine >>> A trump supporter told me that trump doesn't want to report the number of people affected by corona-virus or corona-virus deaths because the democrats will use that info against him. Then he said 'why do people need to know?"
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/04/20 09:31 PM

@FZirm >>> Dear MAGAts, Please keep going to tRump’s hothouse rallies. Shake hands and hug your fellow cultists. Touch every surface and then lick your fingers to really “own the libs.” tRumpy himself told you this coronavirusMicrobeis a hoax. Trust in tRump!
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/04/20 10:23 PM

"An ELECTIVE DESPOTISM was not the government we fought for; but one which should not only be founded on free principles, but in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among several bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend their legal limits, without being effectually checked and restrained by the others." —James Madison (1788)
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/05/20 12:13 AM

Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) >>> @MikeBloomberg, I can’t thank you enough for your support—and for your tireless work on everything from gun safety reform to climate change. This race is bigger than candidates and bigger than politics. It’s about defeating Donald Trump, and with your help, we’re gonna do it.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/05/20 12:26 AM

Aunt Crabby >>> Fox News Poll: Things Are Getting Worse for Donald Trump’s Reelection Hopes – Looks Like His Approval Numbers Create a Huge Uphill Battle He Is Unlikely to Overcome
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/05/20 12:34 AM

IN AN EMBARRASSMENT FOR THE WHITE HOUSE, KELLYANNE CONWAY WAS CAUGHT BY MAINSTREAM MEDIA TRASHING DONALD TRUMP OFF CAMERA. MARCH 3, 2020
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/05/20 12:42 AM

Palmer Report >>> I'm not a Bernie Sanders fan at all, but the unlikely event that Bernie is the nominee, I will stand in line all day in the rain just to vote for him over Trump.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/05/20 12:45 AM

Soledad O'Brien >>> Trump blames Obama for coronavirus because he’s nuts and any reporter who covers this President as if this is normal is failing you. (My public service announcement for the day.)
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/05/20 09:13 AM

SAVE AMERICA >>> Pence shakes hands with a coronovirus carrier and then later sneezes into his hands before shaking hands with trump3. What would happen if trump3 and Pence were to come down with the virus? Guess who takes over the Government? That's right, Nancy.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/05/20 09:16 AM

Secret Agent Number Six >>> If Trump and Nunes get to sue The Washington Post for not even telling lies then when does everyone else get to sue Fox News and the Republican party for lying their asses off?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/05/20 11:50 AM

Glenn Kirschner (30 yr federal prosecutor) >>> So Trump disagrees w/medical & scientific data from the World Health Organization regarding the fatality rate of the Coronavirus. Trump said infected people get better by just “sitting around”, “not going to the doctor” & “even going to work.” Trump is a danger to public health.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/05/20 11:58 AM

Brian Klaas >>> Trump suggested it’s fine to go to work even if you have coronavirus. Don’t! I’m not a public health expert, but every single public health expert clearly says the opposite. During crises, leaders must calmly amplify accurate information, not spread their dangerous “hunches.”
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/05/20 01:26 PM

Jennifer Malinchalk >>> I have a compromised immune system due to my spinal disease. I handle money all day and interact with more humans in 8-10 hours than most of you do in 2 days. If you're sick stay your ass at home. Period. Don't listen to the idiot that wanted to nuke a hurricane.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/05/20 03:54 PM

‘Listen to the scientists’: Lindsey Graham rebukes Trump for blurting out ‘hunch’ on coronavirus deaths https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/listen-...navirus-deaths/
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/06/20 12:01 AM

Jeff Tiedrich >>> it occurs to me that the guy who lied about crowd size and lied about bone spurs and lied about his wealth and lied about his racist wall and and lied about his Ukraine call and lied about fourteen thousand other things just might be lying about the coronavirus. call it a hunch
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/06/20 01:16 AM

John Hergt (civil rights attorney) >>> How many people with bacterial infections or Pneumonia will die because they stayed home self quarantining, and not seek medical attention because the doctor can’t test for the #coronavirus This advice is insane, as many more people will die than be killed by the #coronavirus
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/06/20 08:24 PM

Ms. Krassenstein >>> It's disgusting what the GOP is doing to
@JoeBiden. He has tragically lost a wife, a daughter & a son and now the GOP is attacking his only living child with the same stupid investigations that got Trump impeached. It's time to investigate Trump's kids!
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/06/20 11:28 PM

Dr. Robert Fortuna >>> Pence's update on Grand Princess cruise ship off California coast:About half those 45 tested for the virus, tested positive.There are 1300 passengers. Stark figures indeed.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/06/20 11:30 PM

Manu Raju >>> The uptick in discussions reflects the growing realization that it's only a matter of time before an aide or a member of Congress tests positive or is exposed to it
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/07/20 01:15 AM

Erin Cox >>> Gov. Larry Hogan said all three Maryland patients were from an Egyptian cruise ship that traveled the Nile, and are linked to six cases in Texas.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/07/20 01:18 AM

Hamish Mitchell >>> Did I hear correctly that tRump is heading to Mar-A-Lago for the weekend? I actually like the idea of him spending the weekend amongst large groups of elderly people in a filthy resort during a coronavirus outbreak. Enjoy your weekend Donnie! Be sure to hit the buffet.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/07/20 08:11 AM

Ladywolf >>> The sec’y of defense warned overseas military commanders not to take measures to fight the COVID-19 virus that do not fit into Donald Trump's message that he has the virus under control. At what point does Congress figure out Trump is endangering lives?
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/07/20 08:19 AM

Barry R McCaffrey (Four Star US Army General Retired, National Security Professor West Point). >>> TRUMP HAS ENORMOUS UNILATERAL EMERGENCY POWER UNDER THE CONSTITUTION. His boasting, self focus and ignorance are a danger to all of us. I have never encountered a leader in any walk of life with such a shallow grasp of reality.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/07/20 08:25 AM

Caroline Orr >>> News! Trump is replacing Mick Mulvaney with Rep. Mark Meadows as his new chief of staff. This is the same Mark Meadows who threatened a rebellion once, and in 2016 reportedly said he “feared living with the legacy of nominating Trump.”
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/07/20 09:50 AM

Susan Glasser >>> Trump has been president for 1141 days. Many of them have been crazy and chaotic. But firing his chief of staff late on a Friday night to distract from his disastrous management of a spreading pandemic virus is pretty up there...
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/07/20 10:02 AM

Michael McFaul (former ambassador to Russia) >>> At a moment when Washington residents are dying, sick, and scared (my family members there included), attacking their governor is unpresidential, petty, wrong, and embarrassing. Take your campaign hat off, Mr. President, and fulfill your responsibilities as OUR leader.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/07/20 10:45 AM

former senator Barbara Boxer >>> Don't be fooled by the latest GOP attack on Joe Biden's family. It's all part of a ploy to shift the focus from a President who is corrupt, incompetent, and at his core, a bully. This is just what bullies do.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/07/20 10:48 AM

Strongbreeze >>> People like senator Ron Johnson don't care if they're receiving disinformation from foreign actors or even the Russians in fact they welcome it. Anything they can do to keep their corrupt President in office they'll use. There use to be a time when our country was better than this.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/07/20 10:50 AM

John AravosisFlag of United States >>> Horrific new CNN story just aired on Jim Jordan and the Ohio State sexual abuse scandal. Wow. 14 wrestlers tell CNN that Jordan knew. And 3 say they witnessed Jordan being told about it. Jordan got upset at CNN and slammed his office door shut on them when asked.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/07/20 10:58 AM

Joanna Carr >>> I found out the other day, that a couple of my family members, who have been super trump supporters, will NOT be voting for trump in 2020! They are registered independents & will be voting for the Democratic nominee! Ya see what happens when you turn off FOX news, lol!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/07/20 02:34 PM

New CDC guidance says older adults should 'stay at home as much as possible' due to coronavirus https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/06/health/coronavirus-older-people-social-distancing/index.html
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/07/20 06:58 PM

Jon Cooper >>> Trump’s incompetent and shortsighted response to the growing coronavirus threat could tank the US economy.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/07/20 07:01 PM

Joe Lockhart >>> it's time to make an issue out of the President's mental health.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/07/20 07:08 PM

Ms. Krassenstein >>> The first case of CoronaVirus was reported well over 2 months ago. There is NO REASON why the US could not have had tests ready a month ago. Now we likely have thousands of people walking around our streets with the virus, who could have been tested and quarantined.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/07/20 07:12 PM

Coronavirus live updates: New York governor declares state of emergency, Quarantine hotel in China collapses. Coronavirus is now confirmed in at least 26 states.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/07/20 07:28 PM

George Conway >>> I don’t understand why people are attacking Melania. I think it’s really nice of her to be building Joe Biden some new tennis courts.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/07/20 07:44 PM

Carleen Ceraldi >>> Trump has his MAGA hats made in China, so chances are they are infected with Coronavirus. The only absolute way to kill the virus is to burn them. It is recommended that people remove the hat before burning.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/07/20 08:12 PM

MichaelWater >>> In a recent FOX interview, #trump said he will be cutting Social Security...Medicare...and other Safety Net Programs. He said it's necessary to cut the national debt, and he will do so in a second term. We must make sure that doesn't happen. Everyone should post this everyday!!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/07/20 09:46 PM

PoliticsVideoChannel >>> FACT OF THE DAY --- Michael Bloomberg gave $3.3 billion to charity last year – more than President Donald Trump’s entire net worth.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/07/20 09:48 PM

Neeners777 >>> For most incumbent presidents running for reelection, approval ratings really matter. With Trump, there are several different striking ways to look at those numbers. He's historically unpopular — the most unpopular incumbent ever to stand for reelection.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/08/20 12:05 AM

Michael >>> Federal Judge #ReggieBWalton told AG #BillBarr he doesn't trust him because he has no credibility. That's a terrible indictment when a Federal Judge states the Attorney General, the top law enforcer in the country, that he has no credibility. How can Barr possibly lead DoJ??
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/08/20 07:47 AM

Trump's mismanagement helped fuel coronavirus crisis >>> Current and former administration officials blame the president for creating a no-bad-news atmosphere that stifled attempts to combat the outbreak.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/08/20 09:34 AM

BTM829 >>>> Fox “News” needs to be tried at The Hague for crimes against humanity.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/08/20 10:18 AM

Sarah Reese Jones >>> A Florida woman has been arrested for changing the voter registration of 119 Democratic voters to Republican or no affiliation.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/08/20 10:22 AM

Arun Karlamangla >>> Can a president’s tax and business records be subpoenaed by Congress? Previous Congresses have obtained bank records of Presidents Andrew Johnson and Carter, Nixon’s tax records, Reagan’s diaries, and the law-firm billing records of Hillary Clinton.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/08/20 10:24 AM

JaneDoe >>> Why why why are people getting on cruise ships in the middle of an epidemic? Why are the cruise ships still operating?
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/08/20 10:25 AM

Palmer Report >>> This evening Palmer Report pointed out that Donald Trump hadn't tweeted anything in about twenty-six hours. Four minutes later, Donald Trump tweeted something. This fool is stalking me.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/08/20 10:27 AM

Fiona Hill says Putin has America 'exactly where he wants us' ---- She'll be on 60 Minutes later tonight talking about the Kremlin's hold on us thanks to Trump: Fiona Hill says Putin has America 'exactly where he wants us' - https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/07/politics/fiona-hill-russia-putin/index.html
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/08/20 10:31 AM

Tomthunkit™ >>>> NOW AWAITING A PARDON: Roger Stone, Trump’s longtime associate, was sentenced by a federal judge to 40 months in prison on 7 charges including lying to Congress, obstruction of justice, and witness tampering https://go.nowth.is/37PU3wJ
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/08/20 01:36 PM

Kamala Harris >>> Joe Biden has served our country with dignity and we need him now more than ever. I will do everything in my power to help elect him the next President of the United States.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/09/20 12:21 AM

‘This coronavirus situation has become a bigger threat to President Trump than impeachment’: Conservative https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/this-co...t-conservative/
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/09/20 12:25 AM

State Department issues warning to stay off cruise ships if you have health issues https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/state-d...-health-issues/
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/09/20 12:26 AM

Ted Cruz interacted with coronavirus-infected CPAC attendee — and won’t return to Washington https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/ted-cru...-to-washington/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/09/20 12:34 AM

Yep, Donald Trump really is going to prison https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/yep-donald-trump-really-is-going-to-prison/26008/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/09/20 06:25 AM

gadgetgirl6 >>> We are being involuntarily held on Grand Princess currently cruising just outside San Francisco. We are confined to our cabins and given limited options for meals. Apart from the original 45 people tested Thurs (2 days ago), no one we know of has been tested. What is happening???
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/09/20 06:27 AM

JTMontgomery >>> I'm in Seattle and we feel it here. Schools closed. Events cancelled. 1,000's of people working from home. University classes suspended. Remote synagogue services. Businesses suffering. Hotels being bought up for hospital overflow. 84% of US deaths. It's scary.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/09/20 06:29 AM

Trump Calls Washington Governor A ‘Snake’ During CDC Visit https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-washington-inslee-snake
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/09/20 06:31 AM

Preet Bharara (Patriotic American & proud immigrant. Banned by Putin, fired by Trump. Former US Attorney, SDNY ) >>> Donald Trump is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on America
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/09/20 06:55 AM

Steven Rattner >>> The virus is spreading like wildfire, markets are crumbling, the Saudis have started an oil price war and the president is....golfing.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/09/20 07:13 AM

former Republican congressman Joe Walsh >>> Team Trump put out a video of Joe Biden that is a lie. And millions of Americans shared the lie on social media. Donald Trump’s legacy is the destruction of truth.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/09/20 07:25 AM

Scott Galloway: from 2 yrs ago: Trump administration cuts 80 percent of CDC's efforts to prevent global disease outbreak
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/09/20 10:12 AM

Ms. Krassenstein >>> Here is a reminder that the stock market went up when the Swine Flu was killing 12,000 Americans. That’s because we actually had a man who could calm the whole world as President. A man who didn’t brag about being Nero. Barack Obama!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/09/20 10:14 AM

CNN says we are now in a world wide pandemic and they will be using that term. In other news, Trump golfed all weekend.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/09/20 11:52 AM

Ms. Krassenstein >>> This weekend as Trump remained huddled in the situation room with heads of the CDC & HHS, doctors couldn't get tests for their patients who thought they had coronavirus and the # of reported cases nearly tripled. Oh wait... Trump was Golfing at his resort, raking in taxpayer $
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/09/20 12:08 PM

Simon Rosenberg >>> Entire Trump family spent the weekend partying in Florida.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/09/20 04:57 PM

Amy Siskind >>> Trump should resign over his handling of the coronavirus - golfing in the midst of a global health crisis! The rest of the Republicans who enabled him should be sent packing come November.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/09/20 04:58 PM

Alex >>> Businesses will NOT be Hiring anyone during this period. Small businesses are going to suffer. We need 'leadership' to solve these problems. NOW!Economist tells CNBC it’s ‘more likely than not’ that we’re headed towards recession
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/09/20 05:11 PM

Laurence Tribe >>> Some are mulling a plan to allow Congress to vote remotely if it needs to get out of town. Mull fast, guys! And make plans NOW to ensure Hill aides and executive branch aides can telework. The time for a competent administration to lay this groundwork was a year or two ago. MOVE!
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/09/20 05:12 PM

Glenn Kirschner >>> The stock market has been shut down, turned off or, technically, “halted.” Well folks, Trump has made good on his promise to run our country the way he ran his businesses.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/09/20 05:14 PM

SimonWDC >>> *New * - Senate Republicans should have removed Trump when they had the chance. Now they are tied to him and everything he does, including his gross mismanagement of #COVID&#12540;19. Don't just be mad at Trump - be mad at Mitch too for keeping him there.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/09/20 05:15 PM

Bill Harkins >>> Although 0.2% is a low mortality rate for the "young" age groups, it is still 1 in 500. People think not me, I'm young and healthy. You still have a ticket in the COVID-19 lottery. Older sick people have more tickets.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/09/20 07:44 PM

gadgetgirl6 >>> We are being involuntarily held on Grand Princess currently cruising just outside San Francisco. We are confined to our cabins and given limited options for meals. Apart from the original 45 people tested Thurs (2 days ago), no one we know of has been tested. What is happening???
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/09/20 09:36 PM

John Harwood >>> new Quinnipiac national poll on prospective Trump vs Biden matchup:

white men
Trump 58%, Biden 34%

everyone else
Biden 60%, Trump 32%
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/09/20 09:41 PM

AndriyKo Podilnyk >>> BREAKING: DC mayor asking everyone who attended Christ Church in Georgetown to self-quarantine for 14 days from the last time they visited. Church rector was the first DC coronavirus patient. Officials say it could be "several hundred people" who potentially interacted with him.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/09/20 10:43 PM

Tom Joseph >>> Trump interacted w/ Matt Schlapp & Doug Collins- both who spent time w/ the coronavirus patient at CPAC. Obesity & his age are high risk factors for lung complications. If he was exposed, a potential hospital stay would expose many aspects of his dementia in addition to CV issues
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/09/20 11:52 PM

Ms. Krassenstein >>> BREAKING: During his #Pressconference Trump says he wants to cut payroll taxes to help with #COVID19. The purpose of payroll taxes is to fund Social Security and Medicare. So once again Trump confirms he wants to cut Social Security and Medicare. How about taxing billionaires?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/10/20 08:23 AM

Nancy Chen >>> BREAKING: DC mayor asking everyone who attended Christ Church in Georgetown to self-quarantine for 14 days from the last time they visited. Church rector was the first DC coronavirus patient. Officials say it could be "several hundred people" who potentially interacted with him.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/10/20 12:18 PM

Michael McFaul (former ambassador to Russian) >>> Donald Trump, you realize that your buddy Putin has triggered this oil price war, impacting our stock market, and launching a major assault against our shale producers. Maybe he's turned on you? Maybe time for you to rethink your appeasement strategy towards him?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/10/20 12:20 PM

Bryce Tache >>> I don’t say this to cause panic but in 2 weeks the US will probably look like Italy and I’m pretty sure payroll tax cuts aren’t going to save lives.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/10/20 02:58 PM

Sarah Westwood >>> New: The CPAC attendee w/ coronavirus didn't just have general admission, but a higher-level ticket which gave him special access. CPAC staff are in direct contact w/ the patient & are relying on his memories, as well as their own, to reconstruct his experience at the conference.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/10/20 04:43 PM

Scott Dworkin(Investigator who helped expose #TrumpRussia) >>> BREAKING: Trump is looking at providing federal relief for hotels regarding coronavirus, because he owns hotels. Him and his company could personally benefit. Trump is a sick dude. He’s the most corrupt and illegitimate president in American history. By far. No close second.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/10/20 04:57 PM

Seth Abramson >>> BREAKING NEWS (CNN): New York Calling Out National Guard to "Contain" Area in New Rochelle Experiencing Major Coronavirus Outbreak
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/10/20 10:10 PM

Manu Raju >> At lunch with Trump today, Sen. Richard Shelby, the Senate appropriations chairman, said GOP senators asked Trump about how the package would be paid for and the cost of the package -- and says they didn't get an answer.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/10/20 10:17 PM

Florida man spent night in Walmart park lot after potentially infecting the leader of the free world with coronavirus https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/florida...th-coronavirus/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/10/20 10:18 PM

@Acosta >>> At Coronavirus task force briefing, Kudlow says Trump would prefer payroll tax holiday to last until the end of the year. (In other words... after the electio
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/10/20 10:27 PM

Former Republican congressman David Jolly >>> A payroll tax cut is a foolish head fake by shameless politicians afraid of their own drop in the polls, not serious leaders committed to facing a public health crisis
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/10/20 11:47 PM

Marie Squared >>> My neighbor is a republican. In his 79 years, he has never voted for a Democrat and never voted in a primary. Until today. Today, he voted for @JoeBiden #MissouriPrimary
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/11/20 08:03 AM

Dan Rather (retired TV broadcaster) >>> To resurrect a favorite from the past, with what seems like a big loss in Michigan the odds of Sanders getting the nomination are slim to none, and slim just left town.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/11/20 08:11 AM

Ladywolf >>> Acting Director of Nat’l Intelligence Richard Grenell declined to appear before Congress today to speak about foreign election threats, saying he isn’t prepared to address “sensitive subjects that tend to upset the president.” WTF!!!!!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/11/20 08:15 AM

Carl Quintanilla >>> (Reuters) - The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has jumped by 168 to 631, an increase of 36%, the Civil Protection Agency said on Tuesday, the largest rise in absolute numbers since the contagion came to light on Feb. 21.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/11/20 09:23 AM

Biden will be the Democratic nominee. Think of it: A year from now, we could be calling him "President Biden." Rolls off the tongue. https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/10/opinions/tuesday-primary-results-commentary/index.html
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/11/20 09:45 AM

Trump’s Favorite Pastor Paula White Has a Fake Doctorate Degree and a History of Bankruptcy https://www.politicalflare.com/2019/11/t...-of-bankruptcy/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/11/20 06:09 PM

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who is 86 and the oldest member of the Senate, suggested that the US Capitol should be closed down — at least temporarily — in light of the coronavirus scare. “I’m worried about the fact that we need to close this place down. I really believe that now. Look at us, how close. It’s just an example of what’s happened. The cases have topped 1,000 and here’s where they’re going," she said. Asked to clarify, she said: “I think you close it for meetings and that kind of thing and people can come in if they want to come into their office. I’ve got constituents by the hundreds that come across the country and I don’t think they should right now.” On whether essential business should continue, she said: “I don’t think there’s anything that’s all that important. We are out next week anyway. It will be closed so I don’t real I think this is an issue.”
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/11/20 08:13 PM

Trump blasted by former HHS chief: ‘He is dangerous to our health every time he opens his mouth’ >>> https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/trump-b...pens-his-mouth/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/11/20 10:38 PM

senator Ron Wyden >>> No voter should have to choose between exercising their right to vote and putting their health at risk. I just introduced legislation to protect voters and our elections against #COVID19 risks by mandating emergency #VoteByMail for all federal elections.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/12/20 12:35 AM

Seth Abramson >>> CNN is reporting (and I'm *not kidding*) that Trump's chief message when he addresses the nation from the Oval Office tonight is going to be "this is not my fault"
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/12/20 12:40 AM

Daniel Dale >>> Trump today: "We're having to fix a problem that four weeks ago nobody ever thought would be a problem." The US had its first confirmed case seven weeks ago...
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/12/20 12:42 AM

Erin Banco >>> Dr. Fauci is asked about the president cutting the NSC desk that would have handled coronavirus. "We worked well with them. It would be nice if it was still around"
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/12/20 12:47 AM

Schooley >>> I have gotten more sober and responsible messages on Coronavirus response from Target and Lowes than from the President.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/12/20 07:03 AM

Ben Rhodes >>> Republican leaders knew better. They knew this man was not at all up to this job, and yet they've supported him, defended him, literally voted to keep him in office despite that knowledge. And now here we are in this dystopian nightmare, without a mature adult to run the country.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/12/20 10:13 AM

PoliticsVideoChannel >>> Trump on Feb 28th: "The Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus. This is their new hoax." Trump on March 11th: Bans travel from Europe to the US
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/12/20 10:41 AM

Fernand R. Amandi >>>Don’t blame me, I voted for Hillary Clinton.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/12/20 10:48 AM

Kevin M. Kruse >>> It was very comforting to hear the 73-year-old president who never exercises and lives off a diet of fast food say in a halting sniffling speech that the virus will largely impact "elderly population with underlying health conditions."
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/12/20 10:59 AM

Daniel Goldman >>> Let’s be very clear: unless you have pneumonia and traveled to one of 5 high-risk countries recently, you can NOT get a #COVID19 test in New York City. If you, like me, have a fever and a headache (but tested negative for the flu), you are unable to rule out #COVID19. Shameful.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/12/20 11:59 AM

he’ll also have to deal with the reality that the stock market is imploding. To give you an idea of how ugly this is getting, if the Dow Jones has three more days in a row like it had yesterday, it’ll fall below where it was when Trump first took office.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/12/20 12:03 PM

Palmer Report >>> All Donald Trump had to do was sit there for a few minutes behind a desk and look alive while reading words off a screen, and he couldn’t even pull that off. I don’t want to hear one goddamn word about Joe Biden’s health or mental fitness the rest of this election.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/12/20 12:07 PM

Laurence Tribe (Havard Law professor) >>> If you watched President Trump’s Oval Office address announcing his surprise ban on travel from Europe (oddly exempting the UK), you surely noticed he looked seriously medicated. Being governed by a zombie is no joke. Something is deeply wrong with this man.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/12/20 12:12 PM

Greg Olear >>> Hey Mike Bloomberg, are you working on a video that splices together Trump/Pence/admin/rightwing news lies with actual COVID-19 facts? Politics aside, MAGA needs to see this, to face reality. Not only is their emperor naked, there's blood on his tiny hands.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/12/20 12:59 PM

Trump has been accused of sexual assault by over 20 women. A Trump supporter on Twitter says Trump has never had a drink of alcohol in his life! If both of these statements are true, I dare say no other man in America fits in both these categories. grin
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/12/20 02:43 PM

American Veteran >>> trumps 11 minute pathetic reading of someone else’s words was the death knell for his presidency. No one could possibly believe that this idiot is capable in any way of saving our country. His moronic plans were ridiculous.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/12/20 03:56 PM

Peter Baker >>> At the moment, the markets have now wiped out roughly 83 percent of the gains of the entire Trump presidency
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/12/20 06:17 PM

Jon Cooper >>> Trump owns this. He owns all of this. Our nation’s failure to respond adequately to the coronavirus outbreak. The resulting stock market crash. The unfathomable damage to the US economy. The growing death toll. ALL OF IT.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/12/20 08:44 PM

“We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to
the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. They have come to realize that their freedom is
inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.” MLK
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/13/20 06:28 AM

Daniel Summers >>> Since @chrislhayes is talking about Trump’s lies about coronavirus testing, let me state plainly again: I am a doctor in an area with a known nearby coronavirus outbreak. I have absolutely no way of ordering or directly accessing tests for my patients if they show symptoms.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/13/20 06:30 AM

Ramtin Arablouei >>> My Uncle in Iran passed away from corona virus. He was gentle and kind. He’d been battling cancer for several years. His family had to stand one hundred meters away and watch him be buried by men in hazmat gear. My Aunt is now sick. Please take this virus seriously.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/13/20 06:34 AM

Jared Yates Sexton >>> I’m begging you to understand something. Trump is an authoritarian. All authoritarians are insecure and incompetent because of that insecurity. He can’t help but make this worse and as it does he’ll blame vulnerable populations and seize power. We are in incredible danger
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/13/20 10:59 AM

Ana Cabrera >>> JUST IN: An American Airlines pilot has tested positive for #coronavirus, according to the airline and a second source familiar with the matter.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/13/20 12:53 PM

Methy Anne >>> BREAKING: White House insiders suggest Trump refuses corona virus testing because his DNA has been legally requested in his rape cases.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/13/20 12:56 PM

Joe >>> Republicans have been harping on government bloat for decades. Trump fires scientists working for the nation and well here we are. They won't learn from this. They'll blame Democrats, Obama, Hillary's emails, Hunter Biden, and on and on. Be ready. It's going to get worse.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/13/20 12:58 PM

Ronald Klain >>> Facts: The Obama administration tested 1 million people for H1N1 in the first month after the first US diagnosed case. The first US coronavirus case was 50+ days ago. And we haven't event tested 10,000 people yet.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/13/20 01:02 PM

MSNBC’s Morning Joe sees shift in Fox News virus coverage: ‘Even Sean Hannity said the White House screwed up’ https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/msnbcs-...use-screwed-up/
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/13/20 05:40 PM

Ms. Krassenstein >>> Mar 11 - BREAKING: Dr. Fauci, a member of Trump's Coronavirus team, announced that up to 100 million Americans will contract #COVID19 within a year. That's 1/3 of America. Here's the math: 3.4% fatality rate = 3.4 million Americans dead (1% of the country). And Trump calls it a HOAX!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/13/20 08:11 PM

Carlton Larson (Professor of Constitutional Law and Legal History) >>> And even if the election was delayed, Trump's and Pence's terms would still end at noon on January 20, 2021. If no election has been held by that point, the Speaker of the House would assume the powers of the presidency under the Presidential Succession Act.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/13/20 10:40 PM

Senator Sherrod Brown >>> Two years ago, President Trump fired the entire global health security team at the White House. Their job?Managing pandemics. Now we're all paying the price for President Trump's decisions.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/14/20 03:00 PM

Amy Siskind >>> You can see how Americans are already starting to take in the gravity of what his happening and shift their behavior. We will save our country together, despite Trump. Gratitude to Speaker Pelosi and the House for working late into the night to pass relief.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/14/20 03:03 PM

An 82-year-old woman who tested positive for coronavirus died in a New York City hospital Friday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed on a media conference call today, marking the state’s first coronavirus-related death. The woman was “long suffering with emphysema,” Cuomo said.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/14/20 03:45 PM

Bill Kristol (conservative and former magazine owner) >>> The more I’ve thought about it, and trying to set aside my (well-justified!) loathing of Trump, I’m increasingly appalled by the tone of yesterday’s Rose Garden event: far too much complacency and back-patting by all parties, and far too little a sense of urgency and emergency.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/14/20 04:14 PM

Kyle Griffin >>> NBC's Kelly O'Donnell just reported on MSNBC that a member of the White House health team is taking the temperature of members of the press in the briefing room before the briefing with Mike Pence begins.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/14/20 04:18 PM

Jimmy >>> How can anyone in the world, trust a man that flat-out said: “I’m not taking responsibility” (trump) during a national crisis? Speaking for myself, that man is not fit, mentally, to be representing America.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/14/20 04:19 PM

Chuck Schumer >>> It was remarkably irresponsible & out of touch for Sen. Mitch McConnell to send senators out of town in the middle of a public health crisis before the House passed the #FamiliesFirst Coronavirus Response Act. Sen. McConnell & Republicans should pass this bill as is IMMEDIATELY.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/14/20 04:42 PM

TuckFrump >>> Fox News hosts sit silent as Jerry Falwell Jr suggests coronavirus is North Korean and Chinese plot
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/14/20 04:43 PM

Laffy >>> Trump’s talking about bipartisanship. Lol. As he refused to meet with Pelosi.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/14/20 04:56 PM

Newmo99 >>> If you’re like me and worried about your favorite local businesses right now, buy their gift certificates. It will help with their immediate liquidity needs and you can use it later once we’re past this.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/14/20 04:58 PM

Trump announces he took the coronavirus test last night, which is when his doctor sent a memo saying he didn't need one.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/14/20 05:00 PM

Jeff Tiedrich >>> it occurs to me that the liar who lied about crowd size and lied about bone spurs and lied about his wealth and lied about his stupid racist wall and and lied about Ukraine and lied about fifteen thousand other things just might be lying about having been tested for coronavirus
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/14/20 05:02 PM

Yamiche Alcindor >>> President Trump says he has been tested for coronavirus and is now waiting for his results.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/14/20 05:11 PM

Alison Greene >>> Mike Pence opens up today's press conference with the words "We continue to implement the President's vision." Those are seven scary ass words considering this Administration.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/14/20 05:12 PM

Chris Hayes (Host of @allinwithchris on MSNBC, weeknights at 8pm) The core of the impeachment case was Trump's unwillingness or inability to distinguish between the public interest and his own personal political interest. We're now seeing that exact same dynamic playing out amidst a global pandemic.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/14/20 05:48 PM

Rapunzel(mom) >>> Trump telling Kelly O'Donnell (journalist) this morning to "relax" creeps me out to no end. I'll bet that's a word he frequently uses with women and not in a good way.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/14/20 05:53 PM

President Obama created the best pandemic unit in the world. The whole world looked at it as a shining example. NOT ONE American got Ebola on American soil, not one. THAT pandemic teams purpose was to secure preparedness for the USA. Republicans fired them in 2018!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/14/20 05:56 PM

Senator Sherrod Brown >>> The House-passed package is gathering dust until Senators return on Monday. Americans expect us to do our jobs in times of crisis. Mitch McConnell should never have sent the Senate home.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/14/20 06:01 PM

Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams told reporters that they needed to stop reporting the facts about the Trump administration’s coronavirus mistakes.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/14/20 06:05 PM

Helen >>> I am sitting in an ER in the epicenter with COVID symptoms being told that I am not able to have the 2 view chest x-ray the doctor ordered so that I do not contaminate the x-ray room and that I am not able to have a COVID test because they are being tightly rationed for patients
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/14/20 09:13 PM

Tim Hogan >>> We will not survive this if @FOXNews is not shut down. Having an enemy directed black-Propaganda organ as large and as dangerous as Fox News will be game over for the Republic. NYGovCuomo has the inherent power to shutter them in NYC. Do it. While there is still time.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/14/20 09:18 PM

Bloomberg >>> JUST IN: Spaniards will only be able to leave their homes under limited circumstances, El Mundo reported
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/14/20 09:25 PM

Coronavirus Will Change How We Shop, Travel and Work for Years >>> https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/...YD953pQrK6IiiEw
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 12:28 AM

GOP: “We must all come together as one, with no bickerin’ or finger-pointin’ and support this president while he takes no responsibility whatsoever and blames everything on Obama.”
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 12:37 AM

Paul >>> People should be talking about Trump FIRING the ENTIRE pandemic response team 2 years ago, NOT replacing them & considered the pandemic as a HOAX less than two months ago!
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 12:39 AM

Uncle Blazer >>> The House also knew by this point SCOTUS had pushed their Mazars and Deutsche Bank cases, as well as the Manhattan DA’s Mazars case, all the way back to the end of March, and knew that they’d likely not have access to evidence of Trump’s financial crimes until as late as July.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 12:49 AM

Breaking: Teaneck, NJ, is across river from NYC. Number of positive Cornonavirus cases doubled overnight,. Everyone in down is asked to voluntarily quarantine themselves.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 12:51 AM

Ms. Krassenstein >>> Trump says he tested negative for #COVID-19, so that probably means he tested positive, based on the fact that he has lied about every single thing related to this #TrumpPlague so far. For a man who demanded Obama’s birth certificate, I think it’s fair we see the results.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 12:56 AM

Jonathan Jewel >>> A couple of weeks ago, Cornyn said #coronavirus was a hoax and did nothing while Americans died. Now he’s enjoying a long weekend instead of voting on a bill to help Americans while more Americans die. Texas - you own this
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 12:57 AM

Just heard on local news that only 475 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Governor Baker says we have the capacity to test 200 a day in the state, but CDC rules for testing are so strict that it’s almost impossible to meet them.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 12:58 AM

Elle DeSylva >>> Of course Trump tested negative to coronavirus. You have to be human to catch it.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 01:00 AM

“People just show up in the Oval and spout off ideas,” said a former senior administration official briefed on the coronavirus discussions. “He’ll either shoot down ideas or embrace ideas quickly. It’s an ad hoc free-for-all with different advisers just spitballing.”
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 07:33 AM

Chris Hayes >>> These airport scenes are *infuriating*. A policy designed around propaganda rather than science and announced suddenly is now resulting in possibly exposing *thousands* of Americans to infection right before bringing them into the country. This is almost criminal malpractice.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 07:38 AM

MAJORITY OF AMERICANS DON'T TRUST DONALD TRUMP TO TELL TRUTH ABOUT CORONAVIRUS THREAT: POLL https://www.newsweek.com/majority-americ...-threat-1492125
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 07:40 AM

Steve Herzfeld >>> Donald Trump has tested negative for the coronavirus. He also tested negative for intelligence and compassion.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 07:45 AM

FLIP THE SENATE >>> My daughter just reported that her boyfriend may lose his job because of the downturn in business. And no one is hiring. I will never, ever forgive the Trump Administration for their actions in this crisis. Their response will be ultimately catastrophic.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 07:49 AM

Brooke Geiger McDonald >>> This is the scene at O’Hare airport. The traveler who took the photo said it’s a 6-hour wait for bags then on to customs for 2-4 more of waiting in shoulder-to-shoulder crowds. Police are handing out water and disinfectant wipes. @fly2ohare #ord #coronavirus #COVID19
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 07:51 AM

Mayor Lori Lightfoot (Chicago mayor) >>> This is unacceptable. The reactionary, poorly planned travel ban has left thousands of travelers at ORD forced into even greater health risk. donald trump no one has time for your incompetence. Fully staff our airport right now, and stop putting Americans in danger.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 07:58 AM

Quancy Clayborne replying to chicago mayor >>> No masks, gloves or other ways to stop the spread as undoubtedly some in a crowd this size are infected with COVID19 without any symptoms. What a mess we are in right now.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 08:00 AM

Ashley Hyland Katz Replying to @chicagosmayor >>> Unbelievable, and now us in Illinois are going to pay a personal price for this incompetence. I am a republican already going to vote for Biden in November. But if it’s Bernie, I will still vote for Trump. God help us.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 08:03 AM

Kathi Kalina Replying to @chicagosmayor >>> Well said, Mayor Lightfoot. However, you used words that are beyond Mr. Trump’s comprehension.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 09:46 AM

Rod Dreher >>> A physician friend driving home tonight from a long, grueling day at nearly-overwhelmed hospital treating COVID19 patients, knowing it's going to get much worse for us all, saw lines of young people waiting to get in the bars in his city, writes, "I cannot believe the stupidity." Some are asking, "Which hospital?" I'll ask doc friend if I can say. Doc told me this wk that he believes most of their patients w/acute respiratory issues have COVID19, but they can't officially declare that, bec they can't test. Official numbers are vastly undercounting.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 10:11 AM

Brimshack >>> Fox News helped sell a bullshit war, taught its consumers to believe wildly inaccurate rumors about Obama then covered for Putin and his hand-chosen train wreck through a campaign and 3 years of office. They supply a great portion of the disinformation in America today.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 10:20 AM

Dan Rather (retired TV news broadcaster) >>> You can't yell fire in a crowded theater when there isn't one. What about standing outside a burning building and refusing to pull the fire alarm? That's in essence what we've been getting on the coronavirus from the White House and Fox News for weeks.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 10:32 AM

Brendan Buschi >>> Dr. Fauci could have done more for this country and our virus response by using his moment on the stage with Trump yesterday to say to the world that we are behind and trying to play catch up with our response because this administration has failed to act - criminal negligence.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 10:36 AM

During a Feb. 28, 2020, campaign rally in South Carolina, President Donald Trump likened the Democrats' criticism of his administration's response to the new coronavirus outbreak to their efforts to impeach him, saying "this is their new hoax." During the speech he also seemed to downplay the severity of the outbreak, comparing it to the common flu.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 10:49 AM

OHIO Republican Gov Mike DeWine says there are at least 100,000 cases in OH. OH has 5 confirmed cases and has 1,000 tests. DeWine said no need to test, it’s here and will double in 6 days. 11.6 million / 100,000 = .86 = 1% At 1% infection rate, the virus can’t be stopped
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 12:10 PM

Senator Brian Schatz >>> Social distancing is not about being scared or a germaphobe or a wimp or panicky. It is about NOT GETTING VULNERABLE PEOPLE KILLED. You are not tough or brave or savvy or cool by ignoring best practices. You are just making this thing worse.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 12:12 PM

Dan replying to Senator Brian Schatz >>> We are really seeing the distinction right now between those who care about others and those who only care about themselves.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 12:14 PM

Bill Kristol (former owner conservative Magazine) >>> You know who played an awfully big role in our government and our people not being prepared? Fox News.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 12:16 PM

CarmelaHuerta Replying to Bill Kristol >>> Can you guys help shut them down? Maybe get the CEOs indicted or turn their audience against them. They're an anti-American propaganda network --Putin's network.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 12:20 PM

Steve Schmidt >>> It is essential the record be reviewed and every asinine comment by Ingraham, Dobbs, Fox n’ Friends, ect...be documented and memorialized for posterity. The irresponsibility and perniciousness of this “news network” cannot be overstated. Their idiocy and cynicism will kill.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 12:46 PM

Ms. Krassenstein >>> Reminder: 17 days ago President Trump called this whole thing a "democratic hoax," and claimed: "When you have 15 people, and that 15, within a couple of days, is going to be down to close to zero, that's a pretty good job we've done." That "15" is now 3,000+
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 12:47 PM

Kashana >>> “Ask not what staying home on the couch can do for you, but what staying home on the couch can do for your country.” grin
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 12:52 PM

Grant Stern >>> Louisiana’s Democratic Governor has one of the best #CoronavirusOutbreak public health ideas I have seen. Getting LSU’s champion college football coach to record a PSA. I think we need more of these, FAST, to break through Fox News & Trump’s disinformation.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 04:06 PM

Kyle Griffin >>> The president is tweeting about Hillary Clinton during a global pandemic.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 04:07 PM

RegularRed >>> The worst thing for Trump right now is every single American talking about Trump's failure to respond to the Coronavirus. So America, let's talk.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 04:08 PM

Lucia >>> So I just got off the phone with a girlfriend of mine. She thinks her whole family has the COVID-19, including her 2 year old, who is experiencing shortness of breath. This is scary people.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 04:11 PM

Naveed Jamali >>> We pay farmers NOT to grow, why shouldn’t we pay waiters and waitresses to not serve food during a global pandemic?
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 07:31 PM

Mom's Resistance "NEVER TRUMPER" >>> Mike Flynn is going to be pardoned??? Doesn't this indicate that Trump is GUILTY???? Mike Flynn pleaded guilty and now they want to overturn his plea???? Could this just be another WEAPON OF MASS DISTRACTION?
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/15/20 11:55 PM

Dante Atkins >>> The United States is a formerly developed country that decided to abandon its public infrastructure in service of cutting taxes for the rich.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/16/20 12:16 AM

John Hergt >>> If Mara a Lago was a cruise ship it wouldn’t be allowed to dock in the US until it was quarantined, but with 4 cases it’s members roam Palm Beach County without restrictions. Why aren’t club members quarantined?
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/16/20 12:19 AM

Geoff Bennett >>> "Everything we do before a pandemic will seem alarmist. Everything we do after will seem inadequate." - Michael Leavitt, former HHS Secretary under President George W. Bush
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/16/20 12:26 AM

Rebecca Schuman >>> Clement is a young, healthy “regular dude,” 38 years old. He lives in Utah. He contracted COVID19 and went into severe respiratory failure. He’s still extremely ill. He was the first COVID patient in his ICU; now there are many. MANY. STOP!! GOING!! TO!! FUCKING!! BARS!!!!!
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/16/20 08:20 AM

Italy may abandon over-80s to their fate as crisis grows https://amp.smh.com.au/world/europe/ital...hndEzCtu6TwEzJk
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/16/20 08:21 AM

biden was vice president when the first black man was president and might be president when the first woman is vice president....i dunno, feels pretty progressive to me.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/16/20 08:24 AM

Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) >>> We have to treat climate change like the existential threat it is. As president, I will: - End subsidies for fossil fuel corporations - Ban new drilling on federal lands & waters - Hold oil executives accountable - Rally the world to raise the commitments of the Paris Agreement
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/16/20 08:29 AM

Dave Matt >>> If social distancing means stay at home and drink and spend all your time on Twitter, then I've already been doing that. grin
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/16/20 08:33 AM

Greg Schultz Drum - Will you pick a woman as your Vice President?JoeBiden : “yes”
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/16/20 08:35 AM

Woman In Moon - Flipped over to Fox. They just called this the "Pelosi Wuhan virus."
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/16/20 12:08 PM

hypatia >>> Convo with FOX viewing MAGA last night... “People are stupid, over-blowing everything; I went to my (huge sounthern mega), church and hugged everyone, we are not scared. Fear is from Satan. if you drink hot garlic water it kills the virus.” WTH?
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/16/20 12:10 PM

Ms. Krassenstein >>> Dear World, We're sorry that Trump is trying to steal a #COVID19 vaccine from Germany. We're sorry that he refused test kits from the WHO, causing the virus to spread like wildfire. We're sorry that Trump is Trump. But don't worry. Joe Biden is coming soon!
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/16/20 01:54 PM

Ms. Krassenstein >>> I'’m old enough to remember when Donald Trump bragged about the stock market rising 1985 points. That was yesterday....The market just fell 2250 in 2 seconds, and Trump is lost for words.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/16/20 02:09 PM

Lis Power >>> CNBC Contributor: "I would say [Trump] autographing the five-minute chart of the market's performance on Friday will go down in history along the same lines as George W. Bush with the 'Mission Accomplished' banner on the aircraft carrier. It's pretty much the same thing." >>> Jennifer Malinchalk >>> And it just keeps dropping. The plunge is scary this morning. We're not headed into a recession. This really is Great Depression type shit.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/16/20 02:20 PM

Rob Reiner (70's TV star) >>> We will get through this. But unfortunately not with the help of this President. First he must be removed from the public square to let competent experts take over, then he must be removed from office to allow US to heal
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/16/20 02:31 PM

Scott Dworkin >>> Renowned Psychiatrist Says Trump Response To COVID-19 Pandemic Worse Than No Response At All; Believes POTUS Lacks Mental Capacity And Should Be Removed From Office As Soon As Possible https://politicaltribune.org/renowned-psychiatrist-says.../
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/16/20 02:57 PM

David Doak >>> At what point do Republican Senators go to Trump and tell him that he has to resign? It is clear that he is destroying the nation, and his incompetence is actively harming our ability to control this situation.
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Re: Quotable quotes - 03/16/20 03:00 PM

DeanObeidallah (radio host) >>> Trump should be charged with Manslaughter. Trump intentionally misled Americans on how fast coronavirus was spreading+risks. Examples: Feb 26 Trump lied when said # of people infected in US-at that time 15-is "going very substantially down, not up." Feb 28 called threat a "hoax."
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