Quote of the Day postsThursday December 13, 2018
Tweet of the Day
I would like to step back and point out how WILD it it that the president is tweeting, “I directed my attorney to pay hush money just weeks before the election to the porn star I cheated on my wife with,” and Republicans are responding, “See, the president is vindicated!”— Susan Simpson (@TheViewFromLL2) December 13, 2018
Cf. an NBC News headline today: Trump was in the room during hush money discussions with tabloid publisher. Cohen got three years for this, right? Will be interesting to see if the other shoe ever falls for Donnie.
This past summer, I told my friend Andy, who was afraid Trump would get reelected in 2020, that he wouldn't even last the year. I'm probably wrong but ... I'm not that wrong.
The real news right now is not about Cohen’s sentence. It is about the conclusion by federal prosecutors that Donald J. Trump has committed a serious felony.— Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) December 7, 2018
More from Adam Davidson.
“[Trump] has no interest in uniting the country, really, and actually has an interest in doing the opposite and dividing us, which he does on an almost daily basis. So that's simply a crime against humanity, as far as I'm concerned. It's an awful, awful message to send out into the world if you‘re in that job and in that position. It’s just an ugly, awful message. You are intentionally trying to disenfranchise a large portion of Americans.
”These are folks who are invested in denying the idea of a united America and an America for all. It's a critical moment. This has come so far to the surface, and it's so toxic. And it appears to have a grip . . . and to be so powerful . . . in a lot of people's lives at the moment. It's a scary moment for any conscientious American.“
Bruce Springsteen, ”Beneath the Surface of Bruce Springsteen," Vanity Fair
‘As You Wish’
Losing Bill Goldman made me cry. My favorite book of all time is The Princess Bride. I was honored he allowed me to make it into a movie. I visited with him last Saturday. He was very weak but his mind still had the Goldman edge. I told him I loved him. He smiled & said fuck you.— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) November 16, 2018
Tweet of the Day
This tweet yesterday, the bottom one, really hit home for me. The disconnect I feel listening to news coverage on NPR, say. It's like they‘re describing a monster rampaging through the city with the same tone in which they report a city council meeting. Then they quote an official who blames the taxicab driver for getting eaten by the monster: “The monster is the true victim here.” Then they bring in someone who disparages both sides for not being able to find common ground.
I’m constantly mad at media coverage in the Trump era because I desperately want a neutral observer to confirm that I'm not losing my mind. Nothing is more disorienting than watching the world burn while Wolf Blitzer calmly recites the day's headlines.— Carlos Maza (@gaywonk) October 24, 2018