Quote of the Day postsMonday August 22, 2016
Quote of the Day: Poz on A-Rod
“But here's something about Rodriguez, something that even some of his foremost critics have said: He has been a different public person since returning from his suspension. He hasn't complained about his plight. He hasn't made excuses. He hasn't allowed himself to get embroiled in the controversies that, for him, are always ready to blossom.
”He has been, dare I say it, something like admirable. Even the way he handled the hacky retirement business with the Yankees — with the team forcing him out for roster spots that will be available in two weeks anyway — has been commendable. 'With all the screw-ups and how badly I acted,' he said, 'the fact that I'm walking out the door and Hal (Steinbrenner, Yankees owner) wants me (as) part of the family, that's hitting 800 home runs for me.'
“That's a pretty good statement filled with humbleness and regret.”
-- Joe Posnanski, “Why 696 is Better Than 700,” NBC Sports
Patti Davis' Open Letter to Donald Trump
“To Donald Trump: I am the daughter of a man who was shot by someone who got his inspiration from a movie, someone who believed if he killed the President the actress from that movie would notice him. Your glib and horrifying comment about 'Second Amendment people' was heard around the world. It was heard by sane and decent people who shudder at your fondness for verbal violence. It was heard by your supporters, many of whom gleefully and angrily yell, 'Lock her up!' at your rallies. It was heard by the person sitting alone in a room, locked in his own dark fantasies, who sees unbridled violence as a way to make his mark in the world, and is just looking for ideas. Yes, Mr. Trump, words matter. But then you know that, which makes this all even more horrifying.”
-- Patti Davis, daughter on Pres. Ronald Reagan, on Facebook
Reagan hearing from “a Second Amendment person,” 1981.
Quote of the Day
“Vulnerability is a counterproductive trait for a famous person to have, but [Jonah] Hill is funniest on-screen when he plays characters thumping up against their feeble natures, and he is most affecting in dramatic roles doing the same. It makes you wonder whether the kind of person most suited to being an actor—sensitive, expressive, slightly weird—is the kind of person least suited to being a celebrity.”
--Molly Young in her thoughtful profile, “Jonah Hill is No Joke,” in The New York Times Magazine
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“On Nov. 8, I will vote for Hillary Clinton. Between now and then, I will do everything I can to ensure that she is elected as our 45th president.
”Two strongly held beliefs have brought me to this decision. First, Mrs. Clinton is highly qualified to be commander in chief. I trust she will deliver on the most important duty of a president — keeping our nation safe. Second, Donald J. Trump is not only unqualified for the job, but he may well pose a threat to our national security."
-- Michael J. Morell, former acting director and deputy director of the CIA, in an Op-Ed in today's New York Times
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“I do not expect perfection, but I do require more than the embodiment of at least a short list of the seven deadly sins.”
-- U.S. Rep Richard Hanna (R-NY), in an Op-Ed, breaking with party to announce his support for Hillary Clinton for president over Donald Trump. He's the first U.S. Congressman to cross the aisle to vote for the Democrat; may there be many more. May the rest of the GOP recognize that, politics aside, no man is less temperamentally suited for the office than Trump.
In other news, Trump ordered a crying baby from a rally today. I shit you not.
No, this seriously happened... pic.twitter.com/kAptsQAWR1— The Briefing (@TheBriefing2016) August 2, 2016