Friday's Quote:

“The airy stretch of human life is nothing to a comet.”

John Pipkin, The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter

Quote of the Day:

“Time lost to pointless delay can never be regained. It is the most reprehensible kind of theft. Why was it that men did not grasp this simple fact? Money comes and goes and comes again, and knowledge can be acquired and forgotten and rediscovered, but time once lost is lost for good, each passing second irretrievable.”

John Pipkin, The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter

Quote of the Day:

“Beautiful things summon ruin.”

Meena Alexander, Grandmother’s Garden

Quote of the Day:

“I like the sky. You can look at it forever and never get tired of it, and when you don’t want to look at it anymore, you stop.”

Haruki Murakami, Hear the Wind Sing

Quote of the Day:

“He read the newspapers but found only the obituaries trustworthy.”

Aleksander Hemon, The Bees, Part 1

Quote of the Day:

“Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.”

Jason Matthews, Palace of Treason

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And at least to some people, saying exactly what was on his mind was what some people found “refreshing” about the Orangutan, but now lots of them are upset? OK.

A gaffe is a gaffe only if it has unintended consequences. Does anyone really think that Biden will ever again sit in the same room or engage in negotiations with Putin’s regime? Biden was simply foreshadowing the Big Freeze awaiting any future Russian diplomatic efforts if the Butcher remains at the helm.

Biden won't personally remove Putin from power. Nor will he use U.S. forces to do so directly. But saying aggressive oligarchs must lose the power to invade their neighbors is perfectly reasonable.

He said out loud what everyone else is thinking. Putin does need to be removed and his people need to do it. That's the point for anyone who was listening. I guess it's a lot easier to run with looking for problems with Biden instead of focusing on what caused him to say that.

theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/

Quote of the Day:

“Envy is the religion of the mediocre. It comforts them, it soothes their worries, and finally it rots their souls, allowing them to justify their meanness and their greed until they believe these to be virtues.”

Carlos Ruiz Zafron – The Angel’s Game

Once Putin takes over Ukraine, what country is next? WWIII is definitely on the horizon.

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@TonyStark
We would be a lot better off if our political press wasn’t infested with fools trying to bring down a good hardworking man who has spent a life in public service because he isn’t entertaining enough.

Many of the mainstream media despised Trump during the disaster of his term, though they tried reporting fairly only to be called Fake News. Almost since day one, the same mainstream media has been bashing Biden relentlessly. As if to show conservative morons that, yes, we are fair and unbiased, so come watch our station. It's only been a year since we rid ourselves of theTrump disaster and we can all breathe again, relax somewhat. But now the media is determined to get Trump back into power.

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Biden’s accomplishments this year include:

The $1.9 trillion Covid relief deal.

The $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill.

Getting 72 percent of American adults fully vaccinated.

Getting 41 federal judges appointed and confirmed (Most of any president in his first year.)

An economy where the unemployment rate has dropped to 3.9 percent, and GDP growth was its highest in decades.

Got us finally out of Afghanistan, the black hole of wars.

Speeding up our transition to renewable energy (electric cars, offshore wind, solar installations.)

Cancelled future leasing of oil and gas wells on federal lands and waters.

Restored the Bears Ears national monument.

Oversaw federal responses to multiple disasters.

I'm progressive, and quite ok with this. Would I like more? You bet. But we are only 1 year into a 4 year term. I'm patient, especially considering that the only goal of Republicans is to sabotage him.
washingtonpost.com/politics/in

Two "Democratic" senators are systematically paving the way for the Republicans to take over the Senate and the House and turn the US into an autocracy.

Rotator cuff surgery tomorrow to reattach two tendons and fix a tear in third. Will be all day at the hospital, but the operation is done on out-patient basis. Thank goodness for the nerve block. Will be back when in can type again.

Quote of the Day:

“We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.”

D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Quote of the Day:

“Sometimes I can’t believe how dumb people can be. They ought to make it a law that you have to get a license, or at least a learner’s permit, before you’re allowed to talk. Until you pass your Talker’s Test, you should have to be a mute. It would solve a lot of problems.”

Stephen King, Gerald’s Game

Quote of the Day:

“The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there . . . and still on your feet.”

Stephen King, The Stand

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