realinterrobang (realinterrobang) wrote,

Quotes, Goin' Up the Country Edition

Eeeewwww!!!! Polyester?? That's even forbidden in Leviticus!
-- Ritorna Vincitor, Raw Story, comments [Polyester is the Fabric of the Beast. -- ?!]

Consumer tip: if a US product/company is branded w/patriotic themes, it's probably dodgey.
-- anton_p_nym, Steve's LJ

I myself have adopted many special-needs jokes which other people are unable to care for.
-- Mooser, Alicublog, comments

Give us a topic of common interest and we'll socialize way past what normal people can tolerate.
-- tumblr user to-boldly-go-down-on-me, on nerds, spotted on imgur

What I find ironic about this whining is that the English language is the most bastardized and mongrel language on the planet. It shamelessly steals from other languages and incorporates them into its vernacular.

You say "steal", I say "takes a refreshingly open-minded approach to improving itself". Or perhaps just "sampling".
-- weedcard and Amanda Marcotte, Pandagon, comments

[W]hat about underwear with more political slogans and quotes. Like, "this machine kills fascists," or "I have a dream," or "We do these things not because they are easy, but because they are hard."
-- Clay Walton-Hadlock, Facebook, comments

Privilege has its privileges.
-- MarkCyst, Raw Story, comments

Disbelieving in evolution just because it supposedly led to the Holocaust is like disbelieving in gravity just because a working knowledge of Newtonian physics was necessary to be able to fire V-2s at London.

I reject atomic physics because I oppose nuclear weapons.
-- Gabriel Ratchet and brandonrg, Alicublog, comments

I’m 47. Most of my earliest memories are of my dad being gone, because he was career Navy and when I was little he was doing sea rotation after sea rotation, doing WESTPAC cruises in the South China Sea. I have a very clear memory of asking him once, when he came home, if the war with Vietnam ended – “Who will we be at war with then?” The concept of being at war with nobody at all had not occurred to me as a possibility.
-- elmo, Balloon Juice, comments

Tobacco is a very odd drug of abuse, as it has no pleasant effects even, or especially, to the naive. I have never understood the appeal, and I was an addict for a couple of decades.
-- Krebiozen, Respectful Insolence, comments

Religious people don’t tend to characterize their ideas about spiritual union as fantasies, but if the holy robe fits, wear it.
-- Dr. Susan Block, “The 6 Most Common Secret Sexual Fantasies – And What They Mean,” Alternet

Is your asshole jealous of all the shit coming out of your mouth?
-- bbayliss, Raw Story, comments

Instead of 'gay friends' can we say homiesexuals
-- tumblr user degrassholes, spotted on imgur

Last night, for example, I was at a girls basketball game in a small gym out in Rurality and sat next to a 5th grade teacher. We got to talking, as they say, and once she got comfortable with me, did an epic takedown of conservative education policy and the many specific ways in which it was destroying education for the majority of children and the quality of life for the majority of teachers. So as I've taught myself to do towards the end of these conversations, I asked her if she votes. And as is always the case, she answered with some version of "you're darn tootin I vote!!!." After which I ask if she votes against Republicans. Ah, no, the answer, as I'm finding typical, is that she votes for the person not the party. But by her demeanor, I can tell she votes almost exclusively Republican. So there's your challenge. Mine actually. Why does an obviously well-educated, very intelligent person whose life and the lives of many she loves, vote for the people that are destroying those lives? Why does a person who longs for the neighborly times of the past support the policies that make so many people unneighborly?
-- chuckling, Alicublog, comments

I’m running into an appalling number of young women who never lived with the fathers of their children, and are even having them after one night stands. It isn’t just the law – it is the climate. They’re expected to have the children, and don’t even think about a quick D&C.
-- Botsplainer, Balloon Juice, comments

A thick wallet keeps a cold heart warm at night.
-- 1984, Raw Story, comments

For some reason, however, the story of how he had renounced the germ theory of disease gives comfort to those with minds so decayed that they believe that all medical knowledge was complete at the end of the American Civil War.
-- from “Pasteur’s Last Words,” at

Stravinsky and Debussy were blown away by the music out of New Orleans.
-- coozledad, Alicublog, comments [In Debussy's case, I don't think that's saying much... -- ?!]

I guess when your head is so far up your ass that you can lick tonsil, your own shit is ice cream yummy.
-- Thers, “That’s Still Sexist, I Say, That’s Still Sexist, Son (And Heterophobic),” Whiskey Fire

My own parents qualified for us to get free lunches back in the 70′s but my parents refused to “accept charity”. So I sometimes went without lunch. They never went without alcohol. It really sucked going without lunch.
-- Stella, Balloon Juice, comments

Entrepreneurship isn't a panacea for social ills.
-- Keshi Meshi, Raw Story, comments

I have cultivated an alter-ego like a wolverine and a porcupine got snuggly together.
-- A. Beth, Whatever, comments

[Rod] Dreher seems to think that because the Holocaust was efficient, Newton was as much to blame as Hitler.

When you have high-efficiency in a morally-bankrupt enterprise, I always suspect management consultants.
-- Gromet and Pope Zebbidie XIII, Alicublog, comments

I speak perfectly pure English, as does everyone in my whanau.
-- PhoenicianRomans, Pandagon, comments

Whenever I start feeling spontaneous, my bank account quietly reminds me to calm the fuck down.
-- Twitter user @aFinnishLine, spotted on imgur

It's strange then that so few right-wing blowhards become school teachers, given their endless bitching about how overpaid and easy that career is.
-- Mike_G, Raw Story, comments

When its campuses are counted as a whole, Education Management is the second-largest university in the United States, ranking only behind the Apollo Corporation. It counted a student body of 127,360 at the end of June 2013. Private equity firms own the majority of the common stock of Education Management Corporation. Various entities within Goldman Sachs own 49.5 percent of the company’s common stock and Providence Equity Partners, a private equity firm in Rhode Island, holds another 37 percent.
-- Adam Rust, “’I Feel Like I Was Set Up to Fail’: Inside a For-Profit College Nightmare,

[P]erhaps in his childhood he was frightened by a fact.
-- smut clyde, Alicublog, comments

Fundie fanatics are afraid of the "chaos" of "live and let live."
-- celticfire, Alternet, comments

I was in surgery with a urologist who came into the OR ranting about “ObamaCare.” Besides parroting off all of the typical – and false – tropes we’ve all come to to know and love from our friends at Faux News, he was convinced that Obama specifically and intentionally designed and implemented the ACA to make the entire system collapse so he could point to the failure and force the American public into a single payer system at political gunpoint.
-- Andrey Pavlov, Science-Based Medicine, comments

I sometimes feel like I'm Carrie and the GOP is my overbearing evangelical mother...*shudder.*
-- TokenOfficeGoth, Raw Story, comments

Turn signals became standard equipment in cars in 1939. That's 75 years and [Whitebreadville] drivers still haven't figured them out.
-- Twitter user ¡Zooro!, quoted by anton_p_nym

Occasionally I speculate about what one delusion or falsehood I would purge from people's minds if I could. It's a crowded field, but it would be hard not to pick "I need to defend the economic interests of millionaires over my own, because any day now, I'm gonna become one."
-- Spaghetti Lee, Alicublog, comments

If you ever start to feel like a third wheel, stop. You are not a third wheel. You are a majestic unicycle and they are your noble training wheels.
-- tumblr user giraffepoliceforce, spotted on imgur

Poetic justice can sometimes be concrete - and tasty.
-- BrotherRog, Raw Story, comments

I don't procrastinate because I like instant gratification. It's because I don't like work.
-- Ken Kleinman, Facebook, comments

I've faced the fact that I belong to a suburban race. I've learned to deal with it.
-- Mooser, Alicublog, comments

And God said, "Let there be light"; and with a Big Bang, there was light. And God said "Ow! Ow My eyes!" and in a flash God separated light from darkness. "Whew! Now that's better. Now where was I. Oh yea . . ."
-- sig of Pale Jenova, DailyKos

Gerson therapy erm…fundamentally mistakes where coffee should go.
-- incitatus, Respectful Insolence, comments

"Theory" might be the most abused, misused, and completely misunderstood word in the English language.
-- Japooh, Raw Story, comments

My marriage requires birth control. The overwhelming majority of long-term monogamous heterosexual American relationships require birth control.
-- Thers, “That’s Still Sexist, I Say, That’s Still Sexist, Son (And Heterophobic),” Whiskey Fire

I rocket back and forth between anger and empathy. Because no one is more shocked than these (white) people when they discover that down, down, down at the bottom of the heap financially, when their UI benefits are cut off and the Republicans have ended the heating oil support during the winter, that there isn't any safety net at all. They are sincerely surprised. The flip side of their innumeracy and ignorance is that they honestly believe that vast sums of money are available to the poor and destitute. They've been nursed on the notion that the people they see begging in the streets are grifting on top of an enormous government check every month, like they panhandle for fun just because they like it. But by the time they figure this out its too late and they prefer to retreat to a Fox news cocoon that tells them that their misfortunes are the fault of "the government" or the non whites who hoovered up all that sweet sweet money while no one was looking so there's nothing left for them.
-- Aimai, Alicublog, comments

I get regular treatments of catupucture from my elderly tabby who has claws, poor balance and still likes to leap into laps.
-- mousethatroared, Science-Based Medicine, comments

i love freckles theyre skin stars
-- tumblr user schoolwitch, spotted on imgur

Over 25 years ago I remember seeing for the first time a bumper sticker that read, "Fight Racism!" My immediate reaction was the thought, "'fight racism?' He'll, no, you've got to KILL the sonofabitch!'
-- BlackWidowPilot, Raw Story, comments

It's astonishing what can be turned into a blunt instrument when you find a target you just know needs a little head trauma.
-- BigHank53, Alicublog, comments

When Edna St. Vincent Millay went to a doctor for her headaches, he suggested they might stem from “an occasional erotic impulse toward a person of [her] own sex.” “Oh, you mean I’m homosexual?” Millay responded, “Of course, I am, and heterosexual too, but what’s that got to do with my headache?”
-- Dr. Susan Block, “The 6 Most Common Secret Sexual Fantasies – And What They Mean,” Alternet

I always thought the fringe had the best of it. I don’t think I mind not being woven in.
-- Katharine Lee Bates, 1910, quoted at Whatever
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