Quote of the Day postsWednesday November 05, 2008
Quote of the Day at Arnellia's
"Our community, we're used to the legal system letting us down," he said. "I'm used to [things] going wrong. I distrust the system so much, but this is the first time I've seen the system work in my life, and I'm 40 years old. That's harsh, but it's true. It's a relief. It's a relief to say, 'Finally. Something right happened.' But not right just for me, for everybody."
— David Hall, 39, in Jim Walsh's MNPost piece "Jubiliation at Arnellia's."
Repeat Quote of the Day
"Tonight we got Hayfield. Like all the other schools in this conference they're all white. They don't have to worry about race. We do. But we're better for it."
—Coach Herman Boone (Denzel Washington) in Remember the Titans.
And we are.
Quote of the Day
It amazes me how commentators, especially conservative commentators, can argue that (a) Obama is a socialistic avatar and a radical redistributionist and yet (b) that his election doesn't mean that the voters have been pulled to the left or bestowed a liberal mandate—that the U.S. is still (this week's reigning buzzphrase) “a center-right country.”
Obama Quote of the Day - II
“Like water finding its level, you will arrive at a career that suits you.”
—Barack Obama's father, in a letter to a teenaged Obama, in Dreams From My Father, pg. 76.
Obama Quote of the Day - I
“Let's get out of here. Your shit's getting way too complicated for me.”
—Barack's friend, Ray, after Barack articulated the nuances of high school race relations in Dreams From My Father, pg. 74.