Friday, July 25, 2014

Quote of the Day

From The Onion, of course:

WASHINGTON—In a worrying development that could have dire implications for the health of the planet, a report published Wednesday by the Environmental Protection Agency suggests that the number of climate change skeptics could reach catastrophic levels by the year 2020.

We’ll use them as sandbags along Alton Road in Miami Beach.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Quote of the Day

Convicted felon Dinesh D’Souza says African Americans are better off because of slavery.

Did America owe something to the slaves whose labor had been stolen? [Yes, but] that debt . . . is best discharged through memory, because the slaves are dead and their descendants are better off as a consequence of their ancestors being hauled from Africa to America.

Oh, I’m sure they’re grateful.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

Quote of the Day

President Obama on how to respond to people shooting off their mouths with racist comments:

When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything, you just let them talk.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Quote of the Day

Justice Stephen Bryer dissenting loudly on yesterday’s ruling from the Supreme Court that struck down overall campaign donation limits:

Where enough money calls the tune, the general public will not be heard.

It’s become clear that this Supreme Court is very much in favor of people buying an election but not so much in favor of those who want to vote in one.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Quote of the Day

Dahlia Lithwick in Slate:

“Stand your ground” laws, or at least the public conception of what they do, are changing the way the rest of us think about self-protection. This is, of course, exactly the world the NRA dreams of constructing: Everyone armed and paranoid that everyone else is armed. But the old canard that an armed society is a polite society is pretty much bunk. Ours is not a polite society; we are rude and hotheaded and terrified. Now we have guns to help us sort it all out.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Quote of the Day

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX):

They just want to use brute power to force the states to take down marriage laws that have been in place for centuries and that’s inconsistent with the Constitution, it’s not right and it’s heartbreaking.

No, he was not talking about the Supreme Court ruling in the case of Loving v. Virginia in 1967 that did away with the bans on interracial marriage.  But it’s easy to make the assumption that he was.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Quote of the Day

Ann Coulter on immigration and emigration:

Had I had wanted to live in Mexico, Pakistan or Chechnya – I could have moved to those places, too. (Although maybe not. They all have stricter immigration policies than we do.) I’m sure they’re lovely, but I wanted to live in America. Now I can’t.

I will happily contribute to buying her a ticket to anywhere she would like to go.  Hell, I’ll drive her to the airport and buy her a roll at Au Bon Pain while she waits for the plane.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

Quote of the Day

William F. Buckley on The Beatles, September 13, 1964:

The Beatles are not merely awful; I would consider it sacrilegious to say anything less than that they are god awful. They are so unbelievably horribly, so appallingly unmusical, so dogmatically insensitive to the magic of the art that they qualify as crowned heads of anti-music, even as the imposter popes went down in history as “anti-popes.”

I think he was just being his usual cranky self, but I also suspect he knew that the group would have more of an impact on American culture than his silly little National Review.

HT to Eric Loomis at LGM.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Friday, December 20, 2013

Quote of the Day

Digby on the right-wing meltdown over the canning of the Duck Dynasty homophobe:

Conservatives normally insist that the private sector can do anything it chooses, even hiring and firing on the basis of an owner’s throwback religious or racist beliefs. But that’s only as long as it doesn’t “infringe” on the right of conservatives to be assholes. That’s a sacred liberty which is derived directly from the Bible, Atlas Shrugged and the Declaration of Independence. (You can look it up!)

Monday, December 16, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Quote of the Day

President Obama responds to a heckler on immigration reform, stopping deportations, and governing in general:

The easy way out is to try to yell and pretend like I can do something by violating our laws. If in fact I could solve all these problems without passing laws in Congress, I would do so.

To which every right-wing whacko with their own projection issues said, “See, I told you he was a dictator.”

Thursday, October 24, 2013