Archive for ‘quote’

April 29, 2013

Rachel Maddow: Rights Aren’t Meant To Be Voted On. That’s why they’re called rights


quote by Rachel Maddow: But here’s the thing about rights-they’re not actually supposed to be voted on. That’s why they’re called rights
use of Rachel Maddow’s words or image is in no way meant to suggest that she in any way supports the content of this post or this blog
post added by Penny Carter @redglitterx

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May 2, 2012

Defeated After Surrendering


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quote: It is far better to be defeated while attempting to implement Labor policies than to be defeated after surrendering them. I do not believe we can win by surrendering these or, if by any chance we did win, that winning would be worthwhile. Jim Cairns, 1975

April 14, 2012

‘The Opposition Says’ disease has mutated, now it is ‘Tony Abbott Says’

It seems there is a strange disease infecting political journalists all across the country. From the ABC and Murdoch media (but, I repeat myself), to reporters and newsreaders and journalists everywhere.

It is spreading at an alarming rate, Latika Bourke says it with increasing frequently:

… and various mutations have been noticed.
There is the Misha Schubert variant: Tony Abbott told us

ABCs Chief Political Correspondent Sabra Lane, with her own The Opposition Says defends this practice, other wise the Opposition would have so much trouble getting their message out to the public.

I know Sabra, it must be so difficult being Opposition Leader in a country with almost the entire media hostile to the Opposition… oh wait… it is the actual Government the media are hostile towards. With one media division – Murdoch – actually on record of wanting to destroy the Greens, the governemnts partner.

Without your questions and parroting what the Opposition says, Sabra, without your diligence, Sabra, the Opposition would get, as Sabra Lane says no coverage.

How about examining why Tony Abbott says what he says? Maybe… and I am going out on a limb here, but why not get a contrasting opinion from the government – I know, controversial suggestion! talking to the Government. Instead we have political reporters across the country, who are just taking at face value, that what Tony Abbott says is, as Tony Abbott says gospel truth.

I think it’s well past time for the ABC news department to start buying Thesauruses.

And this is what Redglitterx, for TurnLeft, says.

April 14, 2012

Every gun that is made is theft from those who hunger

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its labourers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, From a speech before the American Society of Newspaper Editors, April 16, 1953
34th president of US 1953-1961, Republican

North Korea, we are looking at You.

April 14, 2012

It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate

It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate.

Gloria Steinem, US American feminist, activist, author

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.

Gloria Steinem, US American feminist, activist, author

Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before.

Gloria Steinem, US American feminist, activist, author
April 5, 2012

Art – A Nation Approaching Spiritual Doom (M.L. King)


text of image: A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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use of quote in no way suggests that King would have in any way endorsd the contents of this post or this blog

April 4, 2012

Art – The Modern Conservative Is

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The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
John Kenneth Galbraith

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quote by John Kenneth Galbraith
use of quote, is in no way intended to imply that Galbraith would have in anyway endorsed the contents of this blog, he might, but I couldn’t be sure

April 3, 2012

The class war is over. The rich have won ~ Mark Shields

The class war is over. I mean, the rich have won. Let’s be blunt about it when you see the tax cut. It’s really to comfort the comfortable. I think it is a question of what are taxes for? Are they just to return to people who are lucky enough to make that kind of money and able to pay them, or is it a question of are we going to build a fairer, more humane, more just society with better schools? How about the 45 million Americans without any health insurance? Are we going to be concerned about the hospitals that are being punished right now because we’ve had to put a cap on Medicare spending?
Mark Shields

PBS Newshour transcript; Air date: 9 Feb 2001

Mark Shields is a USAmerican political columnist and commentator, who provides weekly political analysis and commentary for PBS’ award-winning PBS NewsHour, which airs in Australia on SBS.


From the Depths, Painting by William Balfour Kerr, 1906

text by @redglitterx
additional text by Mark Shields speaking on PBS Newshour
use of quote is in no way intended to imply that Shields or PBS Newshour in anyway endorse the contents of this post or blog

April 3, 2012

Tony Abbott: We are all Israeli … Really? We Are?

The headline on this Jewish News story was taking a quote from Abbott which is further down the page

Tony Abbott as far as I’m concerned, Australians are Israelis. We are all Israelis

In other words, followers of non-Abrahamic religions, atheists, Muslims, Palestinians, Arabs, people of Middle East descent or recent migrants, or just brown people in general – You Will Not Be Welcome In Abbotts Australia.

text by @redglitterx
additional text by Tony Abbott; quote source: www.jewishnews.net.au/abbott-we-are-all-israeli/25335

April 3, 2012

Art – the power that a worker has against the corporation

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To a right-winger, unions are awful. Why do right-wingers hate unions? Because collective bargaining is the power that a worker has against the corporation. Right-wingers hate that.
Janeane Garofalo, Majority Report, Jun. 3, 2005

digital mischief by @redglitterx
use of Janeane Garofalos image or quote is in no way intended to imply that she in anyway endorses the contents of this post or blog