Quote of the Month

“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro. …  I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

Cliven Bundy

Anybody surprised by this?  What say you now, Dean Heller and Sean Hannity, and all you morons defending your fellow moron?  I especially love that “family life” part.  Oh, yes, family life on the ole plantation.  Getting raped by the master, having your husband and children sold to other masters so you never saw them again.  Good times…

Quote of the Day

“And then there is Paul Krugman, who would be the most influential columnist in the country if it weren’t for the fact that elected officials routinely refuse to listen to him. Poor Paul Krugman, our Sisyphus of elite opinion, eternally doomed to the same arguments with the same people, forever.”

Alex Pareene, Salon, in an article arguing that the NYT should dump its op-ed writers and start over.

Quote of the Day 2

“The search for meaning will fill you with a sense of meaning.  Otherwise life passes by in about seven weeks, and if you are not paying attention and savoring it as it unfurls, you will wake up one day in deep regret.  It’s much better to wake up now in deep regret, desperate not to waste more of your life obsessing and striving for meaningless crap.  Because you will have finally awakened.”

Anne Lamott, Stitches