Quote of the Day postsFriday August 31, 2018
‘Only a Flesh Wound’
Earlier this summer, some idiot on Twitter thought they'd shut down John Cleese by calling him a snowflake. His response.
Yes I've heard this word. I think sociopaths use it in an attempt to discredit the notion of empathy https://t.co/6tKNUdRAJ5— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) July 8, 2018
The President's Statement on the Passing of John McCain
Our statement on the passing of Senator John McCain: pic.twitter.com/3GBjNYxoj5— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 26, 2018
All the President's Lies
1/12 - WH denies Stormy Daniels payment— NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 23, 2018
2/13 - Cohen says he paid her out of pocket
3/7 - WH says Trump didn’t know about it
4/26 - Trump admits Cohen ‘represented him’ in it
5/2 - Giuliani says Trump repaid it
8/21 - Cohen implicates Trump
8/22 - Trump admits it ‘came from me’ pic.twitter.com/Amkc7Ij7qW
Kidding. That's not nearly all of them. The party's just getting started.
Not Both Sides Now
Journalists: rather than looking for “both sides,” I'd suggest covering Trump, now, more like a natural disaster than a courtroom drama.— Adam Davidson (@adamdavidson) August 23, 2018
We know he is damaged. Our reporting should be about the extent of the damage and the effectiveness of the response. https://t.co/zV1fuHLWic
Quote of the Day
“[Citizens United] changed our political system from a democracy to an oligarchy. Money is now preeminent. I mean, it's just gone to hell now.”
(Former) Pres. Jimmy Carter, 93, in the Washington Post piece, “The Un-Celebrity President: Jimmy Carter shuns riches, lives modestly in his Georgia hometown,” by Kevin Sullivan and Mary Jordan. It's about simple living. He's not exactly kind to Trump, either, calling him a disaster, and saying there's an “attitude of ignorance toward the truth” with him. But his harshest words seem to be for this idiot SCOTUS decision.
Interesting tidbit: “Carter has been an ex-president for 37 years, longer than anyone else in history.”