Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Quotey McQuoteface Roundup

Quote I
That’s a not insignificant part of the reason why Trump’s favorability is consistently so low in polls, I think. It’s not that he’s not volunteering during a crisis, it’s that he whines inconsolably about every setback despite being one of the hundred or so most privileged people on the planet. Even if you allow that he does it strategically rather than out of simple vanity, because it tends to work in getting him what he wants, the spectacle of a celebrity billionaire who lives in a gilded apartment in the sky above Manhattan whining that the media is mean to him appeals to literally no one outside his own cult of personality. Even Rush, who’s spent the past year apologizing for Trump, seems to find it hard to take. It’s not the sort of thing you’d waste time doing if you’re trying to claw back 10 percent from Hillary Clinton in the polls. It’s exactly the sort of thing you’d spend time doing if you’re trying to prepare your base for a loss and are desperate for them to understand that it’s not your fault.

-- Allahpundit on why attacking the media is not a viable presidential campaign strategy
Quote II
“Don’t bring that violence here,” said Kimberly Neal, one of Smith’s sisters.

Despite CNN’s selective editing, Neal was not calling for peace — she was calling for peace in black neighborhoods and requesting that rioters instead target the white community for violence. “Burning down sh*t ain’t going to help nothing,” she continued. “Y’all burning down sh*t we need in our community. Take that sh*t to the suburbs. Burn that sh*t down. We need our weave.”

-- the sister of Sylville Smith calling for 'peace' and better-targeted rioting
Quote III
"The five-shot rifle, that’s a standard military rifle; the problem is if you attach a clip to it so it can fire more shells and if you remove the pin so that it becomes an automatic weapon, and those are independent criminal offenses,” Weld said. “That is when they become, essentially, a weapon of mass destruction. The problem with handguns probably is even worse than the problem of the AR15."

-- Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate Bill Weld who also forgot about the 'shoulder thing that goes up'

Quote IV
“We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come…There is no means of testing which decision is better, because there is no basis for comparison. We live our lives without warning, like an actor going on cold.”

-- from Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Quote V
I personally feel, by the way, that it’s probably time that we start the process of fixing the Star Wars numbering system. I understand that we cannot simply pretend that the first three movies ever happened, but there’s still no reason to reward failure. We need an alternate method for counting these movies.

-- Moe Lane

Quote VI
Now I've analyzed this movie with a team of cheerleaders, who all came to one unanimous conclusion: that if I let them go, they won't tell nobody.

-- from Mr. Plinkett's review of The Phantom Menace
Quote VII
Charli XCX isn't so much a singer who strips as she is a stripper who sings.

-- from WWTDD

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anon Y. Mous said...

"The five-shot rifle, that's a standard military rifle; the problem is if you attach a clip to it so it can fire more shells and if you remove the pin so that it becomes an automatic weapon, and those are independent criminal offenses," Weld said.

The military rifle equivalent to the AR15 is the M16. I'm no expert, but Wiki says that it started out with a 20 round magazine, which was later changed to a 30 round magazine. I don't know how far back you would have to go to find a rifle with a 5 rould magazine. Probably never I imagine, since super small magazines are a modern liberal's wet dream. Unless there was a technical limitation, why would any military restrict themselves to such a small magazine?

August 16, 2016 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger thathalfricanplaya said...

*scratches that old OG ONT fix*

August 16, 2016 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Kelli McAllister said...

Where da puppy dogs at?! It's not a real Overnight Thread™ without puppy pix.

That Kimberly Neal video was hilarious. Her argument against street violence was based on the availability of weaves within the community. THEN she side-tracks herself by talking about weaves, and how she doesn't use them, but anyway ...

Comedy gold, baby!

August 17, 2016 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger Adamsunderground said...

Prediction: Moe Lane will write more and more posts on history, in subconsicious preparation for his return to political blogging.

August 17, 2016 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger Adamsunderground said...

That's right, subconsicious. I learned about the Iud, Eggo, and Supra-eggo from reading noted psychologist, Dr. Family Feud.

August 17, 2016 at 5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhh....

That's the ONT stuff

August 25, 2016 at 4:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maet? You dead, mon?

September 7, 2016 at 4:46 AM  
Blogger Maetenloch said...

I'm alive and have a bunch of stuff to post but I'm just too busy at the moment. :-(

September 7, 2016 at 10:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got directed over here from ace's place. I like the new digs. Consider yourself bookmarked.

September 14, 2016 at 4:45 AM  
Anonymous Jason said...

Maet! The ONT over at Ace just sucks eggs now. So glad you're online. I'll be by every day. Quote of the day was the best part of my day. Keep crazy and carry on.

September 14, 2016 at 6:55 AM  

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