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Sunday, August 25, 2019

August 2019 Quotations (55)

"Donald Trump's overt racism is a high crime and not a misdemeanor."
~~ G.E. Nordell

"Behind every cloud is another cloud."
~~ entertainer Judy Garland [1922-69]

"I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things."
~~ George Gissing [1857-1903]

"The goal of art is to create conscience."
~~ T-Bone Burnett

"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby."
~~ Langston Hughes [1902-67]

"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."
~~ country music performer Dolly Parton

"The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling."
~~ Roman poet Titus Lucretius Carus [99-55 B.C.E.]

"Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots."
~~ Frank A. Clark [1860-1936]

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"Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy."
~~ Benito Mussolini [1883-1945]

"Medicine would be the ideal profession if it did not involve giving pain."
~~ Samuel Hopkins Adams [1871-1958], in "The Health Master" [1913]

"Those that don't got it, can't show it. Those that got it, can't hide it."
~~ writer Zora Neale Hurston [1891-1960]

"There are many people who don`t know what real pressure is. Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple."
~~ football coach Barry Switzer

"Like the genie in the bottle, machines will in no way be obliged to make such decisions as we should have made . . ."
~~ mathematician & philosopher Norbert Wiener [1894-1964]

"Think nothing of me — take no thought for the political fate of any man whomsoever — but come back to the truths that are in the Declaration of Independence."
~~ Abraham Lincoln [1809-65]

"Writing is my craft. I honor it deeply. To have a craft, to be able to work at it, is to be honored by it."
~~ sci-fi author Ursula K. Le Guin [1929-2018]

"It's a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something [that] the best people have always done."
~~ Harriet Beecher Stowe [1811-96]

"Never confuse movement with action."
~~ Ernest Hemingway [1899-1961]

"The only absolute truth is that there are no absolute truths."
~~ Paul K. Feyerabend [1924-94]

"Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue."
~~ Woody Allen

"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."
~~ Albert Einstein [1879-1955]

"Donald Trump deserves no respect because he respects no one, not even himself."
~~ G.E. Nordell

"Politics is like shoes. There's a left and a right, but eventually you will want to go barefoot."
~~ Jean-Luc Godard

"Flip the White House [in] 2020. The planet depends upon it."
~~ Monica Ballard, on Facebook

"America is a tune. It must be sung together."
~~ Gerald Stanley Lee [1862-1944]

"Plant trees. Plant lots of trees."
~~ ending credits of Al Gore's movie "An Inconvenient Truth" [2006]

"This feels like a turning point in our country: When there are no repercussions for racism, what's next?"
~~ Teresa Hanafin, Boston Globe staff writer

"To live effectively is to live with adequate information."
~~ mathematician & philosopher Norbert Wiener [1894-1964]

"The evil of FoxNews is breathtaking."
~~ Loren Chapman [1927-2017]

"Information is information, not matter or energy."
~~ mathematician & philosopher Norbert Wiener [1894-1964] in "Cybernetics: Or, Control and Communication In The Animal and The Machine" [1948]

"Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."
~~ Franklin D. Roosevelt [1882-1945]

"There is something about a closet that makes a skeleton terribly restless."
~~ playwright Wilson Mizner [1876-1933]

"A bad oyster, like a bad marriage, is not known until too late."
~~ Old Farmer's Almanac

"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."
~~ Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]

"I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better."
~~ Dr. Maya Angelou [1928-2014]

"The measure of intelligence is the ability to change."
~~ Albert Einstein [1879-1955]

"It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently."
~~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1821-81]

"Trump is making America hate again . . . this is Trumpville, where the truth goes to die."
~~ Teresa Hanafin, Boston Globe staff writer

"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking."
~~ Gen. George Smith Patton, Jr. [1885-1945]

"I not only use all the brains that I have, but all [that] I can borrow."
~~ Woodrow Wilson [1856-1924]

"It is a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word."
~~ Andrew Jackson [1767–1845]

"Word-work is sublime . . . because it is generative; it makes meaning that secures our difference, our human difference – the way in which we are like no other life. We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives."
~~ author Toni Morrison [1931-2019], in her Nobel lecture in 1993

"Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at."
~~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [1749-1832]

"Tucker Carlson’s claim that white supremacy is a hoax is easy to prove wrong. Just watch his show."
~~ journalist Margaret M. Sullivan

"There are three kinds of people in the universe. Those who can count, and those who
can't . . ." ~~ bumper sticker

"There can be no justice without peace, and there can be no peace without justice.”
~~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [1929-68]

"It isn't all over; everything has not been invented; the human adventure is just beginning."
~~ Gene Roddenberry [1921-91]

"It demands great spiritual resilience not to hate the hater whose foot is on your neck, and an even greater miracle of perception and charity not to teach your child to hate."
~~ James A. Baldwin [1924-87]

"A cantankerous press, an obstinate press, a ubiquitous press must be suffered by those in authority in order to preserve the even greater values of freedom of expression and the right of the people to know."
~~ Judge Murray Gurfein [1907-79] - Pentagon Papers decision, 17 June 1971

"When you're dead, you don't know you're dead. It's only difficult for others. It's the same way when you're stupid."
~~ actor Ricky Gervais

"I decline utterly to be impartial between the fire brigade and the fire."
~~ Sir Winston Churchill [1874-1965]

"Dare to be naïve."
~~ visionary R. Buckminster Fuller [1895-1983]

"Not all capes wear heroes."
~~ Dr. Stephen Strange (fictional character from Marvel Comics)

"Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other."
~~ Oscar Ameringer [1870-1943]

"For revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival."
~~ social reformer Frederick Douglass [1818-95], on 4 July 1852

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

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Koch Industries gets caught again

Koch Foods lost a sexual and racial harassment EEOC class-action lawsuit by employees last year and had to pay out $3.75 million. The recent 680 arrests by ICE & CBP at one of the Koch Foods chicken processing plants in Mississippi targeted immigrant workers who organized unions, fought back against discrimination, or challenged unsafe & unsanitary conditions. Labor problems in Trump's America are solved speedily and efficiently asking ICE/CBP to round up the workers and deport them. The Trump administration is helping Nazis terrorize immigrants in their homes and streets as well as in the work place.

Does this make you feel safer?

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