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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2014-08-21

"The politics of respectability are, at their root, the politics of changing the subject -- the last resort for those who can not bear the agony of looking their country in the eye." -- Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2014-08-15 [thanks to @mackenzian for quoting this earlier]

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2014-08-20

"I've been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn't think I would have to do it when I was 90. We need to stand up today so that people won't have to do this when they're 90." -- Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor, after getting arrested during a protest in St. Louis 2014-08-18, quoted in an article by Steven Hsieh in The Nation

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2014-08-19

"Justice for Renisha would have looked like Michael Brown being able to attend college. Justice for Trayvon would have looked like Renisha McBride getting the help she needed the night of her accident. Justice for Oscar Grant would have looked like Trayvon Martin making it home to finish watching the NBA All-Star game, Skittles and iced tea in tow. And so on, and so on. Justice should be the affirmation of our existence.

"In the absence of such justice, we take to the streets. We protest, we hold vigils and, yes, we riot. What options are left? Rioting/looting (what some would call rebellion) may not provide answers or justice. But what to do with the anger in the meantime? We are told to stay calm, but calm has not delivered justice either. Do we wait for the FBI to investigate? I guess, but what to do in the meantime, as the images coming from Ferguson echo Watts in 1965? We're told not to tear up our own communities, when time and time again we're reminded that they don't belong to us. Deaths like Michael Brown's tell us we don't belong here. What, then?"

-- Mychal Denzel Smith, 2014-08-12 [thanks to [info] browngirl for quoting this earlier]

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2014-08-18

"When radical #feminism has the same position on trans people and sex work as the religious right, it's time to quit pretending it's radical.
A truly radical and gender critical feminism wouldn't be enforcing the gender binary by attacking trans people.
A truly radical feminism wouldn't be attacking women who do sex work, but the system that forces women into it via economic coercion.
Radical would be dismantling the capitalist misogynist racist systems of oppression, not attacking those trying to survive those systems."

-- @SabinePublic, 2014-08-11, series of four tweets [thanks to @tjathurman for retweeting]

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2014-08-17

From the Quotation of the day mailing list, 2014-01-12:

"You know, as much as aging sucks, there's a huge advantage to it, and that's called life experience. No, I don't like having lines on my face and stuff, but, on the other hand, I really like knowing what I'm doing." -- Julia Louis-Dreyfus, actress.

[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/julia-louis-dreyfus-queen-frazzled-656747]

(submitted to the mailing list by Lynn Kisilenko)

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2014-08-16

"I've never undersood the appeal of vampire romances. The traditional Dracula scenario is to be mesmerized by a vampire who sucks your blood for sustenance. The real life equivalent would be a handsome man seducing you while you're drunk and stealing your wallet to buy a sandwich." -- Grace Sciuridae, in EGS:NP, an out-of-continuity side-comic using the same characters as El Goonish Shive, by Dan Shive, sometimes in 2009

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2014-08-15

"When someone dies of cancer, the refrain is 'fuck cancer.' But when someone dies of depression, it's 'get help.'

"Well.

"Fuck depression."

-- @tracyvwilson, 2014-08-11

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2014-08-14

"operator: what is your emergency?
 woman: please help, some men broke into my home
 operator: not all men are like that, i wouldn't do that"

-- @bluntswdad, 2014-05-27 [thanks to @tjathurman for retweeting it]

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2014-08-13

"In queering a text, one of the first steps may simply be to acknowledge those individuals already in that text who are presented as sexual minorities. It is not terribly radical actually, but it can go a long way to open up a discussion about otherness in the Bible and the essential roles that non-gender normative people play in it and in the world today. If you see yourself as an LGBTQ ally, the next time you talk give a sermon or perform a skit about the Book of Esther, go out of your way to include the eunuchs. Do not overlook the gender-variant, sexual minorities all over the page." -- Peterson Toscano, "Eunuch-Inclusive Esther--Queer Theology 101", 2013-09-30

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2014-08-12

"Lister remembered reading in one of Rimmer's Strange Science mags that an Earth biochemist claimed he'd isolated the virus which caused Love. According to him, it was an infectious germ which was particularly virulent for the first few weeks, but then, gradually, the body recovered." -- from Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, 1989

[I do not seem to develop antibodies to this virus. It sticks around.]

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2014-08-11

"It must be really nice to have the luxury of being able to casually opine on trans identities and rights w/o actual consequence." -- Parker Marie Moloy (@ParkerMolloy), 2014-05-13

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2014-08-10

From the Quotation of the day mailing list, 2014-07-19:

"Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life! Before succumbing to the intoxicating warmth of that promise, it's critical to ask, "Who, exactly, benefits from making work feel like nonwork?" "Why should workers feel as if they aren't working when they are?" In masking the very exploitative mechanisms of labor that it fuels, DWYL is, in fact, the most perfect ideological tool of capitalism. If we acknowledged all of our work as work, we could set appropriate limits for it, demanding fair compensation and humane schedules that allow for family and leisure time.

"And if we did that, more of us could get around to doing what it is we really love."

-- Miya Tokumitsu

[http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2014/01/do_what_you_love_love_what_you_do_an_omnipresent_mantra_that_s_bad_for_work.single.html]

(submitted to the mailing list by Rob Wood)

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2014-08-09

"I understand the American work ethic but I mean, ideally National Masturbation Day is a day you'd get off" -- @AmyDentata, 2014-07-29

[ (in case you were wondering...)]

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2014-08-08

"The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people's expense, whether whites know/like it or not. When we see Phil Robertson talking about how happy black people were in the South during a period of time that we all KNOW was politically ratchet for black people, we can all go, 'Yeah, black people weren't really happy about that, and it's racist of you to suggest that discrimination wasn't bad.'

"Swear to God, they were singing just a second ago.

"Yet when we hear about big picture stuff like the disproportionate ratio of blacks in prisons, something short circuits in white folks. Suddenly there are plenty of other reasons why these things might 'play out that way.' Folks, that's racism too, both the statistic as well as your denial that there might be anything racial about it.

"Here's the deal with racism:

"Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn't care if you are a white person who likes black people; it's still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don't look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we're immediately born into. It's like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It's not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It's a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it's hard work, but it's the price you pay for owning everything."

-- Scott Woods, 2014-01-03

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2014-08-07

"Well, ha, poets tell us love is enduring, but I tell you good food is not, so we take our funs in the right order, nie?" -- Nicholas van Rijn, in "Lodestar" (1973) by Poul Anderson (b. 1926-11-25, d. 2001-07-31)

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2014-08-06

"What is important is always to appear to know what you are about, and most especially when others are uncertain. That is a fourth part of magic and half of all medicine. It is most important of all in military matters [...]" -- Damiano Delstrago, in Damiano's Lute by R.A. MacAvoy (1984, Bantam Books, New York)

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2014-08-05

"Weeping is not the same thing as crying. It takes your whole body to weep, and when it's over, you feel like you don't have any bones left to hold you up." -- Sarah Ockler

Today is:
Gregorian: 2014 August 05
Julian: 2014 July 23
Hebrew: 5774 Av 09 (Fast of Tisha B'Av, day of mourning)
Islamic: 1435 Shawwal 08
Persian: 1393 Mordad 14
Mayan: 0.0.0.13.0.1.11.12
Indian: 1936 Sravana 14

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2014-08-04

"It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets." -- Voltaire

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2014-08-03

"Monotheism has a catch, you see. If the one God created the whole world, then that God belongs to the whole world. And the whole world belongs to God. No exceptions. If the one God made all creation, that has to include even the people I despise, the storms that destroy my crops and the cancer cells that take my friend's life. If God is taking care of my wealthy, lucky neighbor, that care must somehow also extend to my other credit-poor, alcoholic neighbor. [...] Whose side is God on? The (un)comfortable answer is: everyone's." -- @the_parishioner, 2014-07-14, "Taking Monotheism Seriously" (Alas I left that tab open so long before copying the passage I wanted to quote, that I've forgotten who linked me to that page in the first place (quoting part of the same passage).)

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2014-08-02

From the Quotation of the day mailing list, 2014-06-21:

"A cheese may disappoint. It may be dull, it may be naive, it may be oversophisticated. Yet it remains cheese, milk's leap toward immortality." -- Clifton Fadiman

(submitted to the mailing list by Mike Krawchuk)

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