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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Elizabeth Warren says Trump’s budget is obscene

an email from Senator Elizabeth Warren today contained the following:

Trump’s budget will be devastating for working families.
It’s obscene:
• $5 billion in cuts to public education
• $73 billion in cuts to Social Security
• $191 billion in cuts to food stamps
• $610 billion in cuts to Medicaid (and that's in addition to the $880 billion that House Republicans are slashing in their so-called 'health care' bill)

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

May 2017 Quotations (57)

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”
~~ Marcus Aurelius [121-180 C.E.]

"Democracy must not be a spectator sport. The right to protest, the right to assemble freely, the right to petition one's government - these are not just rights ... these are obligations."
~~ Anthony D. Romero, May 2017 TED Talk 'This is what democracy looks like'

"The class struggle is not going to go away. Unless you abandon it, and say: Okay, [the oppressors] win."
~~ Noam Chomsky

"Action is the clearest revelation of the individual, of his temperament as well as his aims – what a man is at bottom and in his inmost being comes into actuality only by his action."
~~ 'famous dictum' of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel [1770-1831], in the posthumous "Aesthetics, Volume 1"

"Go for it now. The future is promised to no one."
~~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer [1940-2015]

"One of the most time-consuming things is to have an enemy."
~~ E.B. White [1899-1985]

"Science fiction films are not about science. They are about disaster, which is one of the oldest subjects of art."
~~ Susan Sontag [1933-2004]

"Witchcraft is one of the most baseless, absurd, disgusting, and silly of all the humbugs.”
~~ American showman Phineas Taylor 'P.T.' Barnum [1810-91]

"Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living. And above all, all those who live without love."
~~ character Professor Albus Dumbledore, in "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows"

“Looking back, I guess I used to play-act all the time. For one thing, it meant I could live in a more interesting world than the one around me.”
~~ Marilyn Monroe [1926-62]

"Be a voice not an echo."
~~ Albert Einstein [1879-1955]

"There ain't no answer. There ain't gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. That's the answer."
~~ Gertrude Stein [1874-1946]

"Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving."
~~ sci-fi author Terry Pratchett [1948-2015]

"Give all the power to the many, they will oppress the few. Give all the power to the few, they will oppress the many."
~~ Alexander Hamilton [1757-1804]

"How can fear disturb me when love has dissolved me?"
~~ Persian poet & mystic Rumi [1207-73]

"The rich man is not the one who has the most, he is the one who needs the least.”
~~ Arab saying

"A guilty conscience is like a room with wall-to-wall carpeting ... You can't sweep anything under the rug."
~~ Ziggy cartoon panel 5/2017

t-shirt idea: "Some features not available in all states"

"[This is the] first administration to have top people taking the Fifth in the first 100 days. Let Trump brag about that one."
~~ The Pen at Peace Team activism website

"Data is the new oil."
~~ Jonathan Taplin, in "Move Fast and Break Things" [2017]

"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy."
~~ Nobel-laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore [1861-1941]

"The disastrous Trumpcare plan [that] Republicans pushed through the House last week makes being a woman a pre-existing condition."
~~ Congressman Ben Ray Lujan [Dem NM-03] in May 2017

"The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it."
~~ William James [1842-1910]

"Real poverty is lack of books."
~~ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette [1873-1954]

"The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see."
~~ Alexandra K. Trenfor of Bogotá, Colombia

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all."
~~ Aristotle [384-322 B.C.E.]

"Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow."
~~ Anthony J. D'Angelo

"We are shaped and fashioned by what we love."
~~ {Johann Wolfgang von} Goethe [1749-1832]

"Creativity is contagious. Pass it on."
~~ Albert Einstein [1879-1955]

"Education is not the filling of the pail, but the lighting of the fire."
~~ Irish poet William Butler Yeats [1865-1939]

"Our job is to teach the students [that] we have. Not the ones [that] we would like to have. Not the ones [that] we used to have. Those we have right now. All of them."
~~ Dr. Kevin Maxwell

"Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives if their students."
~~ Solomon P. Ortiz

"I am not a teacher, but an awakener."
~~ poet Robert Frost [1874-1963]

"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation."
~~ U.C.L.A. coach John R. Wooden [1910-2010]
“Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”
~~ Dale Carnegie [1888-1965]

“What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh no, it's curved like a road through mountains."
~~ playwright Tennessee Williams [1911-83], in 'A Streetcar named Desire", 1947

“Every crowd has a silver lining.”
~~ American showman Phineas Taylor 'P.T.' Barnum [1810-91]

“What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.”
~~ Salman Rushdie

“Censorship is telling a man he can’t have a steak just because a baby can’t chew it.”
~~ Mark Twain [1835-1910]

“Every assault on freedom has begun with an assault on reason and every assault on reason has begun by attacking man’s confidence that his mind, operating on the basis of sense perception, is capable of grasping reality objectively."
~~ Dr. David Kelley

“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.”
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson [1803-82]

“The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.”
~~ salesman & speaker Zig Ziglar [1926-2012]

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”
~~ Napoleon Hill [1883-1970]

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
~~ Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu [IVth Century B.C.E.]
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one tank.”
~~ ad for gasoline, 2017

“He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.“
~~ Immanuel Kant [1724-1804]

“An obstacle is often a stepping stone.”
~~ Col. William Prescott [1726-95]

“The theater is so endlessly fascinating because it's so accidental. It's so much like life.“
~~ playwright Arthur Miller [1915-2005]

"Hungry man, reach for a book, it is a weapon."
~~ Bertolt Brecht [1898-1956]

“Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of others without putting his thumb on the scales.“
~~ Byron J. Langenfeld [1909-96]

“There is no surer way to misread any document than to read it literally.“
~~ Judge Learned Hand [1872-1961]

“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.“
~~ Joseph Addison [1672-1719]

“Men make counterfeit money; in many more cases, money makes counterfeit men.“
~~ columnist Sydney J. Harris [1917-86]

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”
~~ {Johann Wolfgang von} Goethe [1749-1832]

“Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice, and need.“
~~ philosopher Voltaire [1694-1778]

“It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one’s life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than 'try to be a little kinder'.”
~~ Aldous Huxley [1894-1963]

“The past exists only in our memories, the future only in our plans. The present is our only reality.“
~~ philosopher Robert M. Pirsig [1928-2017]

“There are two kinds of light - the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.“
~~ writer James Thurber [1894-1961]

{each set of posted quotations are then posted at the Working Minds website, alphabetical by author}