Category Archives: Quotable Notables

Quotable: Martin Luther King on “riots”

Please note that he said this all the way back in 1967. And yet, were he still living, he could just as easily have uttered it yesterday. The very conditions black US-Americans face today were already in place back then. … Continue reading

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Quotable: Adam Smith on capitalism and poverty

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Quotable: 106-year-old cowboy remembers the 1918 flu pandemic

He’s been through two world wars, a great depression, and umpteen pandemics. What’s he doing to stay safe and sane now? “I don’t drink as much as I used to, that’s a bad deal.” God love you, Curley. Hope you … Continue reading

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Quotable: Victor Hugo on progress and revolutions

“Progress infallibly wakes up, and, in short, we might say that it advances even in sleep, for it has grown. When we see it upright again, we find it taller. To be always peaceful belongs to progress no more than … Continue reading

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Quotable: John Oliver on “checks and balances”

…or shit and salad bars, if you will: And by this token, the Repugs are the irresponsible parents, who can’t seem to toilet-train their toddler OR stop him from crapping all over that damn salad bar.

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Quotable: Victor Hugo on guillotines

“We may be indifferent to the death penalty, and not declare ourselves either way, so long as we have not seen a guillotine with our own eyes. But when we do, the shock is violent, and we are compelled to … Continue reading

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Quotable: Karl Kraus on demagoguery

Remind you of anyone???

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Quotable: Aneurin Bevan on Tories

For my dear British readers, my condolences on the results of your recent election. And a few words which may or may not comfort you, but which I’m sure you’ll find relatable, regardless: It’s going to be a rough few … Continue reading

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Quotable: Shirley Chisholm on political incorrectness

Happy 95th birthday to a woman who was truly politically incorrect…and who made a great virtue of that, very much ahead of her time. We miss you, Shirley.

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Quotable: Kiefer Sutherland’s clapback to Doug Ford

This ought to teach Dougie not to compare himself to an actually great Canadian. In fact, Tommy Douglas is the Greatest Canadian. And he won that title not by championing cutbacks (and breaks for the ultra-rich), but by making medicare … Continue reading

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