Archive for January 23rd, 2012

What did liberals do that was so offensive to the Republican party? 

I’ll tell you what they did.

Liberals got women the right to vote.

Liberals got African-Americans the right to vote.

Liberals created Social Security and lifted millions of elderly people out of poverty.

Liberals ended segregation.

Liberals passed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act.

Liberals created Medicare.

Liberals passed the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act.

What did conservatives do?

They opposed them on every one of those things — every one.

So when you try to hurl that label at my feet,


As if it were something to be ashamed of,

Something dirty,

Something to run away from,

It won’t work, Senator.

Because I will pick up that label and I will wear it as a badge of honor.

—  Lawrence O’Donnell Jr.

[“Yeah.  But, I’m _________!  What have you done for ME lately?”  (You fill in the blank…)  —  KMAB]

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Last night the Forty Niners lost the NFC Championship game to the New York Giants by the score of 20 to 17. 

The early reviews are we blew the game with a couple of poorly executed special teams play – a muffed punt and a fumbled punt.  It would be easy to blame the kick returner as a focal point of disappointment.  The truth, unfortunately, is rarely that simple.  Is it likely that without those two errors we might have won the game?  We’ll never know.  But the simple truth in football is that it is a team game and one play and one player is almost never the single deciding factor. 

On this day, the Giants were the better team – as determined by the final score.

Thank you Forty Niners for an enjoyable and exciting season!

Keep your heads up!!  We’ll get ’em next year!!!


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Our culture is afflicted with knowingness.  We exalt in being able to know as much as possible.  And that’s great on many levels.  But we’re forgetting the pleasures of not knowing.  I’m no Luddite, but we’ve started replacing actual experience with someone else’s already digested knowledge.

—  Erik Davis
 from the article: “Rate This Article: What’s Wrong with the Culture of Critique” written by Chris Colin in the August 2011 issue of Wired Magazine


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