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Wednesday July 10, 2019

‘Tucker Carlson Has Failed to Assimilate’

“While I favor granting citizenship automatically to children born in the United States, I was reminded of birthright citizenship's biggest downside Tuesday while listening to Tucker Carlson on his Fox News show.

”Unlike immigrants, natural-born citizens such as Carlson are neither screened nor forced to pass a citizenship test nor made to swear an oath. And when they stray from the American way, no one thinks to tell them that they‘re failing to assimilate.

“But isn’t ‘failure to assimilate’ an accurate way to characterize Carlson's angry identitarianism? Carlson, who broadcasts to millions of viewers on national television, keeps fueling xenophobia and needless social strife by singling out people who weren't born in America for special ire, then attributing negative qualities to whole groups. He just can't get with the program of the American experiment.”

— Conor Friedersdorf, “Tucker Carlson Has Failed to Assimilate,” on The Atlantic site

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Posted at 12:25 PM on Jul 10, 2019 in category Quote of the Day   |   Permalink  
Thursday July 04, 2019

Quote of the Day

“If the worst thing you can think of to say about the President is that he is imprecise with language, then I don't think I can reason with you. That's like saying that if Godzilla took a couple breath mints, he'd be a pleasant dinner guest.”

— Chad Long, on Facebook

Posted at 09:12 AM on Jul 04, 2019 in category Quote of the Day   |   Permalink  
Sunday May 05, 2019

Down and Out in Beverly Hills II

From a few weeks ago. Brilliant.

One hopes NPR and The New York Times get the joke.

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Posted at 01:32 PM on May 05, 2019 in category Quote of the Day   |   Permalink  
Saturday April 20, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Any American but for the president of the United States would be indicted for these actions.”

—Ryan Goodman, NYU law professor, referring to the redacted Mueller Report, on NPR's Weekend Edition. Rebuttal, or pre-buttal, came from former Whitewater prosecutor under Ken Starr, Solomon Wisenberg, a man whose name leaves a lot to live up to, who states that only one incident detailed in the Mueller Report constitutes, to him, obstruction of justice. Shame we didn't get more into the why of it.

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Posted at 07:31 AM on Apr 20, 2019 in category Quote of the Day   |   Permalink  
Friday April 12, 2019

Tweet of the Day

Posted at 09:47 PM on Apr 12, 2019 in category Quote of the Day   |   Permalink  
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