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2024 Presidential election  Age is the only thing we have in common. My vice president actually endorses me. Joe Biden, 2024 White House correspondents' dinner © 2024
2024 Presidential election How refreshing it is to see a president of the United States at an event that doesn't begin with a bailiff saying, “All rise.” Colin Jost, featured entertainer, 2024 White House correspondents' dinner © 2024
Bullshitters say MY TRIAL IS AN ASSAULT ON AMERICA! Donald Trump, Apr 16, 2024, 7:51 AM [He's talking about his hush money/election interference trial] © 2024
Bullshitters say This conflicted, Trump Hating Judge won’t let me respond to people that are on TV lying and spewing hate all day long. He is running rough shod over my lawyers and legal team. The New York System of “Justice” is being decimated by critics from all over the World. I want to speak, or at least be able to respond. Election Interference! RIGGED, UNCONSTITUTIONAL TRIAL! Take off the Gag Order!!! Donald Trump, Apr 16, 2024, 8:10 AM [Judge Merchan's gag order only forbids him from speaking publicly about courtroom staff, prosecutors, their families, & jurors/witnesses] © 2024
Civil wars Gettysburg, What an unbelievable battle that was. What an unbelievable, I mean it was so much and so interesting and so vicious and horrible, and it’s so beautiful in so many different ways. It represented such a big portion of the success of the country. Gettysburg, wow. I go to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to look and to watch and the statement of Robert E. Lee, who's no longer in favor,  — did you ever notice that? no longer in favor —  “Never fight uphill, me boys! Never fight uphill.” They were fighting uphill. He said, “Wow, that was a big mistake.”  Donald Trump's Gettysburg address, Apr. 13, 2024 © 2024
Dead-in-the-heads say The sudden death of Alexei Navalny has made me more and more aware of what is happening in our Country. It is a slow, steady progression, with CROOKED, Radical Left Politicians, Prosecutors, and Judges leading us down a path to destruction. Open Borders, Rigged Elections, and Grossly Unfair Courtroom Decisions are DESTROYING AMERICA. WE ARE A NATION IN DECLINE, A FAILING NATION! MAGA2024 Donald Trump, Feb 19, 2024, 8:04 AM © 2024
Death God will pardon me. That's his line of work. Last words of Heinrich Heine © 2024
Death I am about to — or I am going to — die. Either expression is correct. Last words of grammarian Dominique Bonhours © 2024
Democracy After each war there is a little less democracy to save. Brooks Atkinson © 2024
God We are as gods and might as well get good at it. Stewart Brand, Whole Earth Catalog, September 1, 1968 © 2024
Ideology All the isms are wasms Anonymous © 2024
Justice Fiat justitia ruat caelum [Let justice be done, though the heavens fall] Latin legal phrase © 2024
Knowledge Nobody knows anything. William Goldman, on the impossibility of predicting whether a movie will be a commercial success © 2024
Kwiplers say Count votes in Congress by: 1. Calculating a Member's Proportional Vote (MPV) for each member, as follows: MPV = SPNP / NLRS where: SPNP = State's Percentage of the National Population NLRS = Number of Legislators Representing the State (in that legislature) 2. Totaling “yes” MPVs and “no” MPVs 3. Passing if total MPV is more than 50 OTHERWISE Abolish the Senate © 2019
Law Written laws are like spiders’ webs, and will like them only entangle and hold the poor and weak, while the rich and powerful will easily break through them. Anacharsis the Scythian [Many slightly different translations exist] © 2024
Money in politics With the RNC now joining President Trump's campaign in a joint fundraising committee, we're issuing new guidelines for candidates and committees who choose to use President Trump's name, image, and likeness in fundraising solicitations.  Beginning tomorrow, we ask that all candidates and committees who choose to use President Trump's name, image, and likeness split a  minimum of 5% of all fundraising solicitations to Trump National Committee JFC. … Any split that is higher than 5% will be seen favorably by the RNC and President Trump's  campaign and routinely reported to the highest  levels of leadership within both organizations.  April 15, 2024, letter from JFC to all (R) campigns © 2024
Planning Plan beats no plan. Timothy Geithner © 2024
Politics A thick skin is a gift from God. Konrad Adenauer © 2024
Post-2022 Senate shituation 15 states (Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming) 2020 population: 40,737,128 Senators: 30 Republicans 1 Senator per 1,357,904 people 1 state (California) 2022 population: 39,995,077 Senators: 2 Democrats 1 Senator per 19,997,539 people 19,997,539 / 1,357,904 = 14.7, therefore: average 15er's vote is worth nearly 15 times a Californian's, a Californian's vote is worth less than 7% of an average 15er's 1 state (Wyoming) 2022 population = 579,495, therefore: 1 Senator per 289,748 Wyomians, a Wyomian's vote is worth 69 times a Californian's, a Californian's vote is worth 1.4% of a Wyomian's  © 2023
Poverty Poverty  is the parent of revolution and crime. Aristotle, Politics © 2024
Power America is going through a familiar phase in  the lifespan of empires, where the hard power fades and the softer kind grows. … How does this happen? How does a declining power continue to captivate? Because of, not despite, the decline. When a nation no longer has  unilateral control over the things that matter, it is easier to embrace its cultural products. Resentment doesn’t get in the way.  You can patronise in both senses of that verb. And so the world has come to think about America to a degree that is now out of proportion with its effective power. No one wins from this. Janan Ganesh, Financial Times, April 20, 2024 © 2024
Presidency The progress of evolution from President Washington to President Grant was alone evidence to upset Darwin. Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams © 2024
Retirement The point of an institution is that it can  function without any particular individuals. The end is harshest for people who draw their identity from their job. Simon Kuper, Financial Times, April 18, 2024 © 2024
Russia Every country has its own constitution; ours is absolutism moderated by assassination. Unidentfied Russian quoted by Georg Herbert Munster-Ledenburg in Political Sketches Of The State Of Europe From 1814-1867 © 2024
Trumpists say  Today is a very sad day in American history. We have never in over two centuries of our nation's history had a new president who launched the entire Department of Justice, the entire machinery of justice on a vendetta to persecute, to attack, to investigate, to indict, to try to throw in jail the former president who, it should be noted, is also currently the leading contender on the Republican side to run against the current president. Ted Cruz, after the DOJ indicted Trump for mishandling classified documents and participating in a conspiracy to obstruct justice, © 2023
Trumpists say We want family separation. Anna Paulina Luna © 2024
Writing A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer. Dean Acheson © 2024