realinterrobang (realinterrobang) wrote,

Quotes, All This Packing is Bringing Me Down Edition

Trying to cover for a coworker on vacation, so of course the database gets all sulky & sullen. *No, no can haz data, humph....*
-- @Anton_P_Nym, Twitter

“A doctor buries his mistakes. A pilot gets buried with his.”
-- Major Kong, Lawyers, Guns, and Money, comments

Once again, the laws of supply and demand elude conservatives.

Capitalism is for commies!
-- mgmonklewis and Derelict, Alicublog, comments

Americans say "Hold my beer." Canadians say "Hold my teeth."
-- Elizabeth Buchan-Kimmerly, Facebook, comments

You know what I loved as a teenage girl? School uniforms that require khaki pants. Fucking awesome.
-- scampwild, Reddit, comments [Pastel mint-green leggings, 1989. -- ?!]

Trump on the judicial branch: "They’re taking away our weapons one by one.”
-- @christinawilkie, Twitter

The most educated man in the White House knows how to perform brain surgeries — so, naturally, they put him in charge of housing.
-- Shaun King, "Stephen Miller is the latest insufferable liar and bigot on Team Trump," New York Daily News

I was somewhat in awe of how everyone around the table just assumed that of course it is crazy to not let the government take all your stuff without proving you'd gotten it through criminal behavior. It was breathtaking, or would have been, if it wasn't such a common viewpoint. It's another one of those conversations I have with people that leaves me feeling like a changeling from the species.

OFFS. I will believe civil asset forfeiture isn't highway robbery, when some billionaire has to prove his inherited fortune wasn't the handsome reward of crime paying really fucking well.
-- D Sidhe and Helmut Monotreme, Alicublog, comments

The double standard is infuriating. The Republican Party is a criminal enterprise. I would trust Tony Soprano and his goons with the federal government over any modern Republicans. Put Paulie at HUD and there’s no way he’s any worse than a Trump lackey. He would certainly have a more entertaining confirmation hearing than human quaalude Ben Carson. “I was born, I spent a few years in the army, a few more in the can, and here I am… a half a wise guy. So what?” Or how about State? Paulie ain’t soft on Russia! “How ’bout the Cuban Missile Crisis? Cocksuckers flew four nuclear missiles into Cuba, pointed them right at us!” I can see the headline “Secretary Gualtieri breaks Russian Foreign Minister’s Legs with a Lead Pipe, Leading Nuclear Exchange”
-- vic rattlehead, Lawyers, Guns, and Money, comments

[I]f you're tacky in Florida, you're in the big fucking leagues
-- Ron Gurowitz, Facebook, comments

Still waiting for political news today that doesn't make mass arson seem a reasonable & proportional response.
-- @Anton_P_Nym, Twitter

Larry Diamond, a sociologist at Stanford, has described the past decade as a period of “democratic recession.” Worldwide, the number of democratic states has diminished. Within many of the remaining democracies, the quality of governance has deteriorated. What has happened in Hungary since 2010 offers an example—and a blueprint for would-be strongmen. Hungary is a member state of the European Union and a signatory of the European Convention on Human Rights. It has elections and uncensored internet. Yet Hungary is ceasing to be a free country.
-- David Frum, "How to Build an Autocracy," The Atlantic

What gets me — is how fucking proud they are to be associated with white nationalism. It makes me physically ill when I think of these stupid, little fuckheads and remember that they fucking won! I’m the goddamn loser and these little pricks get to carry the day — what a joke on us.
-- LAO, Balloon Juice, comments

One can but stand back in awe at the religious right's infinite ability to say "Your lifestyle disgusts me and you'll probably end up roasting in eternal hellfire, but I'll be bighearted enough to pray for your soul... wait, why are you so offended all of a sudden?"
-- Ed Welthorpe, Alicublog, comments

[F]ifty years ago, most childhood cancers were a death sentence. It was only in the late 1960s and early 1970s that effective chemotherapy protocols were developed that changed childhood leukemias from a death sentence to diseases with a high likelihood of cure. These days, most childhood cancers can be treated with an 80-90% chance of long term survival; i.e., cure. This is an utterly incredible advance.
-- David Gorski, Science-Based Medicine, comments

I study grand cyclical theories of history because a) they're hilariously wrong and b) they're dangerous - as we now see.
-- @dgardner, Twitter, h/t anton_p_nym

Both Hebron and Gush Etzion were home to thriving pre-state Jewish communities that were massacred and driven out by Arab rioters in 1929 and 1948, respectively.
-- Haviv Rettig Gur, "As Trump era begins, what does Israel actually want in the West Bank?", Times of Israel

I grew up watching movies where Nazis were the bad guys and everyone except a tiny minority basically agreed it was good to shoot them, not just punch them in the face. Now it seems like 40% of the country is Nazi curious. I get how this happened but I can’t stop thinking “how the fuck did this happen? We had norms. NORMS!!!”
-- Nobdy, Lawyers, Guns, and Money, comments

[T]he Trumpenproletariat is lousy with MRAs and garden variety misogynists of all persuasions, but for every election think piece that examines the role of misogyny, it seems there are 100K that ponder the inscrutable Rust Belt. And I’ve yet to see a piece that looks into why when America finally elected an honest-to-dog racist, sexist, xenophobic authoritarian, he came from New York City rather than Dixie.
-- Betty Cracker, Balloon Juice, comments

But what gets me is, even the ones I know who have been molested or raped, seem to have at best an incomplete understanding of consent. Which must be a horrible way to live, because I assume you either have to wholeheartedly believe that all sex is bad, or that you were to blame for the abuse.
-- D Sidhe, Alicublog, comments

"Before becoming the official American Nazi party, Republicans gave women voting rights, a decision they still regret"
-- @Artzthings, Twiiter, h/t anton_p_nym

[T]his weekend, perhaps thinking he was ready for primetime, the White House unleashed Miller on the Sunday morning shows. What I saw was not simply unconventional or weird, even, but downright disturbing and unethical. Often looking like a deer caught in the headlights, or perhaps reading from a teleprompter, with tones and vocalizations that seemed not to quite match the words coming out of his mouth, the man simply told lie after lie after lie. I would call it peculiar, but dishonesty is now the norm out of the White House. However, it was one of the hardest things I’ve
ever watched - in part because it’s not actually a joke — this inexperienced bigot is crafting America’s new (failed) policies.
-- Shaun King, "Stephen Miller is the latest insufferable liar and bigot on Team Trump," New York Daily News

Yeah, ask the Germans if we're a "peaceful people". Or the Serbian paramilitaries. Or the Taliban.
-- Mark Shainblum, Facebook, comments, on Canadians

It’s very important that we use history to our advantage now, rather than finding in history taboos and ways to silence one another.
-- historian Timothy Snyder, in Matthias Kolb, "We have at most a year to defend American democracy, perhaps less," Suddeutscher Zeitung

I was a kid when Reagan doddered his senile old ass into the White House due in no small part to the ongoing hostages in Iran crisis, and I remember how all the mouth-frothers screaming that Iran should have been nuked collectively shrugged their shoulders when it came to light the extent that Reagan had been in bed with Khomeini all along.
-- John D., Alicublog, comments

That guy was made in an unlikeability factory using leftover parts from serial killers.
-- @kumailn, Twitter

As one shrewd observer told me on a recent visit, “The benefit of controlling a modern state is less the power to persecute the innocent, more the power to protect the guilty.”
-- David Frum, "How to Build an Autocracy," The Atlantic

Was reading an old orthopedic textbook and there were more TB related spine problems covered than non-TB related.
-- Simba, Science-Based Medicine, comments

I see this problem crop up not infrequently from right wingers; a lot of them really don’t grok that people having a certain skillset doesn’t qualify them as an authority on anything else. To a great number of them, people are either comprehensively brilliant and trustworthy, or not at all.
-- CP, Lawyers, Guns, and Money, comments

I'm not smart enough to understand how the party of alpha courageous patriotic manly male valor is also the party of pants shitting fear.
-- Worriedman, Alicublog, comments

Does “hero” mean anything to wingnuts other than “a uniform makes my heart flutter”?
-- Redshift, Balloon Juice, comments

Birb was warn. Birdb was given a explain. Neverthelass, Brid persisted birde ate that third baggel now I cant move. no regrets.
-- @ProBirdRights, Twitter
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