“Love not what you are, but what you may become.”
Monthly Archives: April 2021
Middle English, late 1500s
The supposed vital principle that guides the development and functioning of an organism or other system or organization. (Philosophy) The realization of potential.
Example: After years of self-doubt, I came to appreciate my own entelechy and could move forward.
FOX News host and far-right sycophant Tucker Carlson invited Ed Gavin, a former New York City corrections officer, to opine on the conviction of Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis on Tuesday, April 20. When Gavin said Chauvin’s actions were “pure savagery”, Carlson reacted in the only way a right-wing extremist would.
“Chauvin was imprisoned not without his day in court, as celebrity loudmouths demanded. He was not thrown to the mob to be torn limb from limb, or boiled to death in a cauldron, or slowly dismembered on a torture rack, as used to happen in medieval times, or burned alive in a cage as ISIS liked to do.”
“It’s vital for all of us to show that this is not all about some expensive politically correct, green act of bunny-hugging, or however you want to put it… This is about growth and jobs, and I think the [US] president was absolutely right to stress that.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, during a virtual world summit on climate change
“Her message was clearly intended to get to the jury – ‘If you will acquit or if you find the charge less than murder, we will burn down your buildings. We will burn down your businesses. We will attack you. We will do what happened to the witness – blood on their door.’”
– Alan Dershowitz, claiming U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters incited violence during the trial of Derek Chauvin
He was also referring to how the former home of defense expert Barry Brodd was recently vandalized.
“This weekend in Minnesota, Maxine Waters broke the law by violating curfew and then incited violence.”
McCarthy – who declined to do anything about Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) after social media posts indicating her support for murdering top Democrats emerged – also revealed that he was moving to censure Waters over her comments telling protesters to keep up their demonstrations.
“Well, first, let me say that if I go to Cubbyhole, I think I’m going to be accompanied by at least one of my two campaign managers who are both gay. So there’s like a lot of, you know, familiarity with, with the community, at the head of my campaign leading it.”
His efforts failed and have resulted in a series if mocking memes.
“Confederate artifacts are undeniably a representation of hate, racism and of oppression. They are an insult to the many people who visit our Capitol today in the state of Texas. The argument that these monuments preserve history somehow or symbolize America’s past is merely to reshape and rewrite the intent of the Civil War.”
“We can’t stop here.”
President Joe Biden, on race relations in the United States, after the conviction of Derek Chauvin
“I can’t believe I’m going to say anything good about her. You all know I’m no fan of Nepotism Barbie. But here I go. Take a deep breath…Yesterday, I commend Ivanka Trump for having used her platform to show herself getting the vaccine and promote vaccination, when she says, I hope you get the shot too. And if you see the responses from Trump-supporting Republicans against what used to be their favorite daughter, you can see how political it has become.”
Ana Navarro, co-host of The View, on former First Daughter Ivanka Trump posting a photo of herself getting a COVID-19 vaccine
Either COVID-19 quarantines have turned people’s minds into mush or we need to start classes on the art of Zoom. A Canadian politician, William Amos, gave his Zoom audience more than they expected (or wanted) when he inadvertently appeared butt naked on camera. What makes this incident truly disturbing is that he was in his office. I think most of us could understand if this had happened at home, but at work? He has since apologized.
In some ways, I can empathize with Amos. Work-related stress used to compel me to engage in somewhat dubious antics. I just never had a laptop camera to assist me! But I often had Polaroids and would share them later.