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Quotes, Sleeeeeeepy Edition

Now that the detainees in Dallas have been released, protesters are chanting "clean up." They are leaving the airport the way they found it.
-- @kurteichenwald, Twitter

Americans are so terrified of the word "conspiracy", they ignore real ones.
-- Andrew Zador, Facebook, comments

Canada also noted last year that it had more Sikhs in its cabinet than India did.
-- Nicholas Kristof, "Canada, Leading the Free World," The New York Times

Keep Hope alive.
We'll eat her last.
-- duquesne_pdx, Alicublog, comments

Soviet tampon baler is best, most advanced in world.
-- optiongeek, Reddit, comments

history: know yours, know the world's. Theres not one country that's done things they're not proud of.
-- @bigjessjess, Twitter, h/t anton_p_nym

I believe Seymour Hersh has plenty of cred. His interpretation is that Trump is eliminating the middle men. We are looking at a post-state foreign policy (driven entirely by select business interests, it’s why the deep state is freaking out, that plays well with Trump’s base) and a complete privatization of all public programs and infrastructure. Then a major increase in domestic surveillance, including control of what different government agencies say. There’s not going to be the sort of Nazi style rounding up and deportations of people.
-- Emma, Whatever, comments

What I want to suggest an actual comparison with Hitler that deserves thought. It’s what you might call the secret technique, a kind of rhetorical control that both Hitler and Trump used on their opponents, especially the media. And they’re not joking. If you’d received the threatening words and pictures I did during the campaign (one Tweet simply read “I gas Jews”), as did so many Jewish reporters and people of color, the sick bloodthirsty lust to terrify is unmistakably sincere. The playbook is Mein Kampf.
-- Ron Rosenbaum, "Against Normalization," The LA Review of Books

I don't think anyone in this hall selected their place of birth. And no one on the face of this earth selected their place of birth. But Khaled, Aboubaker, Abdelkrim, Azzedine, Mamadou and Ibrahima they selected the place they wanted to live in. They selected the society they wanted to be their society. They selected with whom they wanted their children to grow. And it was Canada. It was Quebec. It was the city of Quebec in the same way they selected Quebec. ... It is up to the society to choose them the same way they have chosen this society.
-- Imam Hassan Guillet, "In his own words: Imam Hassan Guillet's address at Quebec City funeral for 3 mosque victims," CBC News

Reality has never been fun. That's why we have drugs and alcohol.
-- David Hersh, Facebook, comments

whats the difference between rebel media and 22 minutes? When 22 minutes makes up news its funny.
-- @evil_ezra, Twitter, h/t anton_p_nym

"Your and idiot" Every time. Every damned time. And it's always an old white guy whose page is decorated with a muscle car or a truck and his sports team. Every time. Angry old white guy. Muscle car. Sports team. Can't spell. Every time. It's like being gummed to death by a Viagra commercial.
-- Jim Wright, Facebook

There's no hypocrite as hypocritty as a right wing hypocrite.
-- DigMed, Alicublog, comments

Alexandre [Bisonnette], before being a killer he was a victim himself. Before planting his bullets in the heads of his victims, somebody planted ideas more dangerous than the bullets in his head. This little kid didn't wake up in the morning and say 'Hey guys instead of going to have a picnic or watching the Canadiens, I will go kill some people in the mosque.' It doesn't happen that way. Day after day, week after week, month after month, certain politicians unfortunately, and certain reporters unfortunately, and certain media were poisoning our atmosphere. We did not want to see it. We didn't want to see it because we love this country, we love this society. We wanted our to society to be perfect. We were like parents, their kids [are] smoking or taking drugs and your neighbour says that your kid was taking drugs, I don't believe it, my son is perfect.
-- Imam Hassan Guillet, "In his own words: Imam Hassan Guillet's address at Quebec City funeral for 3 mosque victims," CBC News

Milo Yupsofucko. I know that's not his real name, but fuck him. If he was the only gay guy I knew, I'd be homophobic.
-- Transwiththeplans, Reddit, comments

Would it be unconstitutional for our Queen to have urgent ironing or a need to wash her hair for the entire length of his visit?
-- @BluejoWalton, Twitter, h/t anton_p_nym, on Trump

But don’t worry, folks! Blundering numpties are dangerous enough!
-- John Scalzi, "A Fortnight of Trump," Whatever

I think the "progressive sexism/racism/homophobia" pieces are basically directed towards those among their readers who still maintain enough self-awareness and a strong enough conscience to wonder, once in a while, why they are wearing skulls on their caps, and doesn't that make them the baddies? "You know, all our comments sections seem to be filled with people making cunt jokes and laughing about how 'Moochelle' is a tranny. Doesn't that make us the assholes?" "Now, now, young person, don't allow your delicate sensibilities to lead you from the true path; here, look at how they make fun of our women too!"
-- Jeffrey_Kramer, Alicublog, comments

Prochaine Station, démanteler la monarchie!
-- derpado514, Reddit, comments

I asked the foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland (herself a daughter of a Ukrainian immigrant), if the Trump travel ban would help Canada poach the best of the world’s scientists and entrepreneurs for itself. “That’s exactly right!” she responded, and she noted that she had heard from C.E.O.s that Canada was now more attractive than ever. Then she made her pitch directly, through me.
-- Nicholas Kristof, "Canada, Leading the Free World," The New York Times

four legs good, two legs. Sad!
-- @rdafyddarnold, Twitter, h/t anton_p_nym

Now we don't have enemies. I repeat we don't have enemies. We have some people who don't know us. It should be easier to explain to these people who do not know us, it is easier to let them know who we are.
-- Imam Hassan Guillet, "In his own words: Imam Hassan Guillet's address at Quebec City funeral for 3 mosque victims," CBC News

The Munich Post never stopped investigating who Hitler was and what he wanted, and Hitler never stopped hating them for it. As Hitler sought to ingratiate himself with the city’s rulers (though never giving up the threat of violence), the Post reporters dug into his shadowy background, mocking him mercilessly, exposing internal party splits, revealing the existence of a death squad (“cell G”) that murdered political opponents and was at least as responsible for Hitler’s success as his vaunted oratory. And in their biggest, most shamefully ignored scoop, on December 9, 1931, the paper found and published a Nazi party document planning a “final solution” for Munich’s Jews — the first Hitlerite use of the word “endlosung” in such a context. Was it a euphemism for extermination? Hitler dissembled, so many could ignore the grim possibility.
-- Ron Rosenbaum, "Against Normalization," The LA Review of Books
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