Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Running of the Quotes - January Catchup Edition

Since the spool has now grown large enough to have its own detectable gravitation, I'm trying to whittle it down towards semi-OSHA-acceptable levels...

Quote of the Day I
The Muslim Middle East is a perpetually Nazi realm. We do ourselves and the Muslim/Nazi children no favor by inviting them into our homes and allowing them to continue their wicked ways. That ensures that the suffering of innocents, both Muslim and non-Muslim, that we currently see will extend into unknown numbers of generations, rather than ending as it should, here and now.

-- Bookworm's harsh (but correct IMO) assessment of immigration from the Middle East

Quote of the Day II
In fact, Carrie Fisher stated in an interview that she found the interrogation scenes in Star Wars so difficult, not due to the nature of the scenes, but because in real life, Peter Cushing was such a nice man it was difficult when acting against him to be intimidated by him. She was quoted as saying she found it difficult to be intimidated by a man wearing carpet slippers.

-- from Peter Cushing's Wikipedia page

Quote of the Day III
Under the Densepack theory, Trump should end DACA now. Not enough bandwidth to have 2 MSM/anti-Trump outrage explosions at once.

-- Mickey Kaus on the current MSM meltdown over Trump's Friday executive order

Quote of the Day IV
One little note; a major reason Europe has enjoyed so many decades of peace following WWII is the huge amount of state-sanctioned ethnic cleansing that took place from the Volga to the Rhine. This removed many of the simmering problems related to ethnic minorities stirring up trouble.  Poles were forced at the end of a bayonet to Poland. Germans to Germany. Italians to Italy ... and for the most part that is what happened. Ugly, but effective and probably already saved the lives of tens of millions.

Not content to enjoy the good harvest from the bloody sacrifice of the post-war migrations, the Europeans decided to import an even harder problem.

-- CDR Salamander in Germany is Turning Itself in to What it Didn't Want to Be
Quote of the Day V
It's easy to forget that the ship that is being decommissioned this year was first commissioned just in time to sail off to the Cuban Missile Crisis with a hangar deck full of prop-driven Skyraider strike planes, Phantoms with no guns, piston-engine helicopters, and F-8 Crusader day fighters.

-- Tam on the decommissioning of the USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
Quote of the Day VI
Academia has an infantilising effect. I understand that. Many professors dress and act like adolescents right up to the time they are ready to hand in their tenure and live off their generous pensions. The Peter-Pan aspect of academia is not entirely the professors’ fault. After all, the points at which the real world intrudes upon academia are so few and so tenuous that academics may be forgiven for some of their hyperbole and inadvertently comic displays of self-importance. They exist, like kept women of yore, entirely at the pleasure of an affluent society they despise. So in a way it is not surprising that they endeavour to transform their entire campus into a sort of existential boudoir, which is French for “room for pouting in.”

-- Roger Kimbell on academia’s inauguration meltdown

Quote of the Day VII
The Senate reconvened after the inaugural ceremonies on Friday, with Pompeo’s nomination set to come up at 4:50pm. Cotton angrily confronted Schumer about his broken promise....Schumer told Cotton that the Senate had never previously confirmed a CIA director on Inauguration Day and if Cotton had been around eight years earlier, he’d know that Republicans didn’t extend that courtesy for incoming president Barack Obama. “Eight years ago, I was getting my ass shot at in Afghanistan,” Cotton snapped. “So don’t talk to me about where I was 8 years ago.”

Cotton asked Schumer why he’d gone back on his word. Schumer claimed that he’d only been speaking for himself when he promised to let Pompeo through. “I said that I would not block him,” Schumer said, emphasizing the personal pronoun, according to sources who witnessed the exchange. “I never said that I could speak for 47 other Democrats.”

-- from a Weekly Standard account of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer being true to his nature during the nomination hearings for Mike Pompeo as CIA Director

Quote of the Day VIII
Vaca was driving through Bakersfield, CA, on December 19th when he and a friend were pulled over by police. The convicted felon had a rifle in the car with him and he decided to use the traffic stop as an opportunity to test a theory he had about police brutality, and “What I was hoping for them to do was tell me, ‘Drop the gun! Back away from the firearm! Get on the ground! Turn around!’ and it was going to be an arrest,” he said. “But I was completely wrong.”

When Vaca exited the vehicle holding the rifle, Officer Christian Hernandez opened fire.

-- from Darwin Award Winner Pulls Gun on Cops to “Test a Theory”

Quote of the Day IX
Well, it’s not so much that they think Trump is a Nazi, as that they want to think of themselves as the bold resistance. The absence of actual brownshirts — well, except for the ones from the Left who were smashing windows, and Trump supporters, in DC last night — only makes it easier and more appealing to strike that pose.

-- Glenn Reynolds

Quote of the Day X
The problem for the left is that, when everyone's Hitler, nobody's Hitler.

-- Mark Steyn
Quote of the Day XI - Yet Another Victim of the Bra Edition
George comes up to me the first day of filming and he takes one look at the dress and says, "You can't wear a bra under that dress."
So, I say, "Okay, I'll bite. Why?"
And he says, "Because. . . there's no underwear in space."

...What happens [according to Lucas] is you go to space and you become weightless. So far so good, right? But then your body expands??? But your bra doesn't—so you get strangled by your own bra.

Now I think that this would make for a fantastic obit — so I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.

-- Carrie Fisher in Wishful Drinking

6 Comments:

Anonymous Chi said...

Damn, but it's nice to see you back.
And bringing it, too.

Hope you're doing well.

January 30, 2017 at 6:30 PM  
Anonymous CygnusA81 said...

Maet,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZzEzDkeHzI

-Everyone

January 31, 2017 at 7:41 AM  
Anonymous thathalfrican said...

Welcome back Maet, good to see you.

February 1, 2017 at 6:02 PM  
Blogger junodavid said...

Welcome back.

February 8, 2017 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Maet, so give us a hint of what you're up to these days. I miss the wit hombre.

February 16, 2017 at 10:47 AM  
Anonymous Emmie said...

Maet! I've missed you!

I enjoyed your post.

February 20, 2017 at 10:02 PM  

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