Notably Quotable: “You’ve got to make your elected officials…”

“You’ve got to make your elected officials afraid of you. That’s American.”

— Jimmy Dore (7/25/20)


the Matrix style programming is so deep
the pushing of false conspiracies to hide the real ones
the intentional wrecking of the environment
the drumbeat for WW3

— Tom Crofton


“Having nothing to offer their base except endless austerity (“Race to the Bottom”) and war, the corporate Democrats have made Trump the sole issue of their campaigns.”

— Glen Ford, Who Is The Most Dangerous Fascist?


“This pandemic has shown us that our private health insurance system does not work for the American people. Millions of people have lost their jobs and their healthcare at the same time. There’s people leaving the hospital now with millions of dollars in medical bills. What are we going to do about that?”

— Judith Whitmer, a Sanders delegate and chair of the convention’s Nevada delegation, ‘Red Line for a Humane Society’: 360+ DNC Delegates Vow to Oppose Democratic Platform If It Doesn’t Support Medicare for All


“Every single Republican senator that failed to fulfill their constitutional oath is complicit. And so in my opinion, all of them, with the possible exception of Mitt Romney, need to never hold public office again.”

— Nancy Shively, ‘I failed my fellow Americans’: the white women defecting from Trump


“This rage is sometimes portrayed as love of freedom. But people who insist on the right to pollute are notably unbothered by, say, federal agents tear-gassing peaceful protesters. What they call “freedom” is actually absence of responsibility.”

— Paul Krugman, Americans are all living the Republican dream now


“I just want to apologize to the world. I feel so guilty for having a part in voting this moron in.”

— Julie, a fraud manager from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who asked that the Guardian not use her real name, ‘I failed my fellow Americans’: the white women defecting from Trump


“As much as many recognize the President’s dangerousness, most fail to grasp how dangerous.  This may be changing as,  facing realities he cannot bluster away, his flailing becomes more pronounced.  Dr. Mary Trump’s articulation of the profound emptiness of her uncle tells me there is very little he would not do to salvage his bloated but ever so fragile pride.  It is crucial that those who can restrain him act now or be prepared to do so.  Not only our democracy as so many have said, but our lives may depend on it.”

— Dr. Edwin Fisher, a clinical psychologist and a professor in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Psychiatrist explains what the media missed in Mary Trump’s book


“I’m so disappointed in you.”

— Protest sign at moms protest standing up to Trump’s storm trooper goons in Portland , Oregon.


“Yes, they’re uncomfortable. Yes, they steam your glasses up. Yes, they chafe your ears and give you spots on your chin. I’ll tell you what’s worse, though: a fucking ventilator tube down your fucking gullet.” 

— Jonathan Pie, alter ego of comic Tom Walker, ‘Put A F**king Mask On’: Comic’s Blunt Coronavirus Plea Makes It Really Simple