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Worst Quote of the Week – August 16, 2019

“What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled those people out that were products of rape and incest?  Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?  Considering all the wars and all the rapes and pillages taken place and whatever happened to culture after society?  I know I can’t certify that I’m not a part of a product of that.”

U.S. Congressman Steve King at the Westside Conservative Club in Urbandale, Iowa, on August 14; defending his position of not allowing exceptions for rape and incest in anti-abortion legislation he tried to pass in Congress.

This is what happens when people attend a family reunion to meet their ideal mate.

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Best Quote of the Week – August 16, 2019

“We’re open for business, not for sale.”

– Ane Lone Bagger, Foreign Minister of Greenland, in a terse, but well-worded response to Pseudo-President Donald Trump’s suggestion the U.S. purchase the Danish island territory.

Image courtesy Astalor/Getty Images – Rodebay, Greenland.

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How a REAL President Responds to a Tragedy

This is the official response President Barack Obama issue to the dual tragedies in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

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In Memoriam – Toni Morrison, 1931-2019

“The writing is — I’m free from pain.  It’s where nobody tells me what to do; it’s where my imagination is fecund and I am really at my best.  Nothing matters more in the world or in my body or anywhere when I’m writing.”

Toni Morrison

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In Memoriam – El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio

“It is not the length of life but the depth of life.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

El Paso Victims

Dayton Victims

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In Memoriam – Judith Krantz, 1928 – 2019

“I love magazines and film critics, so I eat it up.  I’m not one of those people who says, ‘I never read anything.’  I generally read all of it.”

“I’m convinced that it’s energy and humor.  The two of them combined equal charm.”

“Surely the whole point of writing your own life story is to be as honest as you possibly can, revealing everything about yourself that is most private and probably most interesting for that very reason.”

“Have some sort of private place to work in.  Put up a sign to keep from being interrupted.  Mine says: ‘Please, do not knock, do not say hello or goodbye, do not ask what’s for dinner, do not disturb me unless the fire or policemen have to be called.’”

“Thousands of people plan to be writers, but they never get around to it.  The only way to find out if you can write is to set aside a certain period every day and try.”

“Some questions are not meant to be asked as long as the answers are right.”

“The rich are different only because people treat them as if they were.”

Judith Krantz

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Meet Pete

I’ve all but abandoned the Democratic Party.  In my opinion, they’ve let Americans down on so many issues.  They didn’t push for an absolute end to our engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq.  They didn’t seek to find the causes of the 2008 economic downturn – the “Great Recession” –which caused millions of job losses and very nearly upended the entire U.S. and subsequently seek to punish (imprison) those who created the mayhem.  They didn’t even seek to impeach President George W. Bush when they took over both Houses of Congress in 2007.

But I’m actually starting to like Pete Buttigieg, the young mayor of South Bend, Indiana.  He’s highly-educated (a Rhodes scholar); a military veteran (he didn’t have bone spurs or other priorities); multi-lingual; media savvy; and personable.  He certainly seems real and unburdened with the baggage of his political elders.  A lot of people focus on the fact he’s a homosexualite, but considering what we have in the White House now, is that really the worst anyone can be?

Besides, I feel this nation is at the point where we need someone in office who’s too young to remember the novelty of color television, but mature enough to conduct their own spell-check.

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