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INTERESTING STUFF – 15 December 2018

Quotation of the Year: “Truth Isn't Truth”

This seems to be happening a lot lately – that time gets away from me and I can't finish a proper post in time to publish. Mainly, it just takes longer for me to do everything these days than in the past so I get backed up.

I put this together quickly on Wednesday as I knew I would be gone all day on Thursday getting my new chemotherapy infusion – seven hours (!) of it at the chemo clinic.

It's hard to know if this list is funny or horribly worrisome.

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Yep. That Rudolph Giuliani quotation took the top spot this year in Yale Law School librarian Fred Shapiro’s annual list.

A few of the others in the top ten should bring back some political memories from recent months:

“I liked beer. I still like beer.” — Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh

“While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.” — Sanofi drug company

”(I am) not smart, but genius...and a very stable genius at that!” — President Donald Trump

Do you have any favorite quotations from these past 12 months you think should be included?

You can read the rest of Shapiro's picks for quotations of the year at Huffington Post and AP News.


Regarding the removal of statues of leaders of the Confederacy: “This week, it is Robert E. Lee. And I notice that Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder, is it George Washington next? And is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you have to ask yourself, where does it stop?”

Surely there could be a sizeable book filled, already, with stupid and offensive quotes from the current leader of the free world. To wit -- "So sad. . .so sad."

Kelly Ann's "Alternative facts" always cracks me up but I think that was last year stupidness coming out of the administration.

I suppose truth is in the eye of the beholder.

If you have time and the inclination check out DianaWeymar ‘tiny pricks’ series of Trump’s tweets on instagram. They are beautifully embroidered on vintage napkins, doilies and the like. It is a wonderful on- going series.

The Michael Cohen interview on GMA this morning can supply enough quotes to fill the swimming pool at Mar-A-Lago.

Good grief! I hope we recover from this mess of lies.

There are hundreds of lies, all so ridiculous I can’t pick any one, plus alternate truths to the point I continue to believe nothing that comes out of the mouth of the film flam man — then there’s his Press Sec’y’s mealy-mouthing.

....that’s flim flam, not film.

Sort of in the same vein... The Japanese Kanji organization have a promotion to select the "Kanji character of the Year". The popular choice for 2018 is the character "sai" meaning disaster.

It seemed to me that if I were to pick a word for 2018 this was a pretty good choice. We have our share of natural and human calamities. Especially the political type. Of which these quotations are just an example.
Dec 12, 2018
Kanji of the year, meaning ‘disaster,’ symbolizes 2018 amid natural and human calamities

KYOTO – The kanji sai (災, disaster) was picked as the Chinese character best describing this year’s social mood in Japan, amid a string of natural and man-made calamities, a Kyoto-based kanji promotion organization announced Wednesday.

If you don’t have time or energy for this blog, no need to make excuses. Just do the blog when you can—once a week, twice a week—we’ll take whatever we can get and be grateful. Will think of you tomorrow and send energy your way...

As a Republican, these political opinion posts and comments are difficult to muddle through, but I look at the big picture, and it does overshadow politics. I just like to hear Ronnie's thoughts and perspectives, whatever they may be.

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