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Post by Al Franken.

A quote to start your Thursday…

“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”

-Theodore Roosevelt

Quote of the day, courtesy of RFK

“Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.”

– Robert Kennedy

A quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I felt this was fitting, given today is the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I have a dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

– Dr. Martin Luther King., Jr.

Today’s quote, courtesy of Hubert H. Humphrey

“Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.”

– Hubert H. Humphrey

Shocking News: Turns out Mitt Wasn’t Fit (HUMOR AND SATIRE)


CALIFORNIA: Former Presidential hopeful and former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney has reportedly been rushed to a mental health facility (conveniently located just five minutes outside of La Jolla, California) earlier this morning! According to sources close to the Romney family, the former Governor and his wife Ann were uttering their bedtime […]

Wiggy Extends Contest Submission Deadline

Perhaps embarrassed at having won his own contest, ” Dumbass Connecticut comments of the day ” conservative bombasticist James Wigderson appears to have extended the submission deadline to accommodate new entries.


Comments that Deserve to be Posts: PJ on Utopian Conservatives

Lovingly lifted from the comments section of the post Why do so many union haters want a race to the bottom?, PJ delivers a gem.

In response to this from Denis:

Yes, employees add value to businesses or they would not be hired. Also, the owners risk their wealth with every new hire and would […]

Economic Ironies: Conservative Hypocrisy Edition

E.J. Dione

Forgive me for noting that conservatives seem to believe that the rich will work harder if we give them more, and the poor will work harder if we give them less.

Indeed… Tax cuts for the “job creators” and Unemployment Benefit, Medicare, TANF and Food Stamp cuts for everyone else. Welcome to America.


Adam Smith on the Buffett Rule

From The Wealth of Nations:

The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and […]