The magic number is 161

The magic number is 161 April 5, 2012

Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and to make gentle the life of this world.”

Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”

“Without such changes the U.S. may well become a permanently divided society.”

“Since the Chamber has such wide sway over the composition of Congress, and the laws we must all live under, it’s worth digging into which corporations fund the Chamber.”

Businesses that conduct themselves honorably are put at a disadvantage. Competitors who engage in bait-and-switch and other unfair tactics no longer face an economic penalty for cheating.”

“Coca Cola appears to have carefully weighed the consequences of supporting any group or organization that is openly attempting to suppress the rights of 99 percent of the population against it’s need to sell products to that same 99 percent.”

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“Just as I would never dream of telling my staff what to do with their bi-weekly paychecks, I have no interest in telling them how to use their insurance benefits.”

“There’s a continued, frustrating, bothersome narrative in the health care debate that women are conniving, evil, stupid, little things.”

“For allergy sufferers, this is probably not the news that you want to hear.”

“Joseph Bernadin was a towering figure of the liberal church, a good and decent man who died too young of pancreatic cancer. His memory deserves better than to be thrown by a pipsqueak know-nothing into a game of wingnut Mad Libs.”

Reagan gave amnesty to undocumented immigrants, expanded the size of the federal government, tripled the deficit and added trillions to the debt, bailed out domestic industries, and called for a world without nuclear weapons.”

“There has been a clear strategic calculation here among Republican elites. Better to leverage or at least accept the racism of much of the Republican base than try to clean it up.”

“National concern about vigilantism that stole the life of a young man should not fall along racial and partisan lines.”

“The only way to explain the possibility of overturning the law is as an expression of the panic that has consumed conservatives during the Obama era. Smith’s outburst is actually a telling example of that panic.” (Also, and also, and especially)

“Making sure policies are in place to insure wanted babies are able to be born and thrive in their first year of life just kinda screams ‘pro-life,’ right?”

“Policy Basics: Where Do Our Federal Tax Dollars Go?

God separated the dirt from the grass. He called the grass Outfield and the dirt He called Infield.”

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