Archive for the ‘Quotations’ Category

“You hammer homers. We hammer beers.”

–anonymous SF Giants fans at the game tonight

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(This is on what would have been my dad’s 104th birthday. He would have approved.)

“If I don’t listen to my imaginary friend, why the fuck should I listen to your imaginary friend?”

–“Elliot Alderson,” hallucinating protagonist of “Mr. Robot” (on religion), eps2.1_k3rnel-pan1c.ksd

Donald Trump

“Trump – who got five deferments from Vietnam – is currently cosplaying as a military man, complete with hat and jacket.”

–Joy Reid (quoted by The Guardian)

“The only jacket Trump should be wearing is a straight jacket.”

Ahmed Tawakal‏ (on Twitter)

Reggie Jackson

“For the right amount of money, you’re willing to eat Alpo.”

–Reggie Jackson, quoted in The Sporting News, February 1, 1988

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(from The Heretic’s Handbook of Quotations)

Front cover of "The Heretic's Handbook of Quotations

“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”

–Albert Einstein (attributed–I have major doubts about this one, but it’s funny enough to post anyway)

Ed Snowden

“I think the focus on Trump is a mistake. Faith in elected leaders to fix our problems is the mistake that we keep repeating. When President Obama was elected to the White House, he said all the right things. If we’re hoping for a champion, if we’re waiting for a hero, we’ll be waiting forever.”

–interview on acTVism

“You can always tell the FBI agent. He’s the one who’s trying to get you to bomb something.”

–Anonymous, quoted on Rats-NoSnitch

(Rats-NoSnitch has a free e-book on recognizing informers and provocateurs, and avoiding FBI entrapment. I haven’t read the whole thing, but what I have read of it seems right on the money.)

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I returned a couple of hours ago from the anti-Trump march/rally in downtown Tucson today. My best guess is that at least 10,000 people showed up. More on this in a post later tonight or tomorrow.