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Saturday 21st of September 2019

“Stanley Nelson […] does the finest job possible of showcasing an incredible array of accomplishments, while neither deifying or sanitizing the legend at its center.” Birth of the Cool Accurately Depicts One of Jazz’s Most Brilliant, Complex Individuals

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Friday 20th of September 2019

“On a scale of 1 to 100, how many words do you know?”
— Zach Galifianakis to Keanu Reeves, Between Two Ferns: The Movie.

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Reason: Don’t Destroy the Constitution To Fight Drag Queen Reading Hour

Steven Greenhut writing at Reason.com:

The Sacramento public library featured a drag-queen story hour, in which men dressed as women read stories to children. It seems bizarre and agenda-driven, given that a stated goal was to provide kids with “glamorous, positive and unabashedly queer role models.” I’ve seen drag queens and glamorous isn’t the first thing that jumps to mind.

But who really cares? I avoided the library that day and shrugged it off as something that takes place in a big, diverse, largely free and slightly crazy society. No one was forced to attend.

Nice. A common-sense approach — not my cup of tea, but indicative of freedom taking place.

Drag queens and religious absolutists might not be your cup of tea, but this debate should get your attention for an eye-popping reason: Many conservatives now believe the country is facing such a dire cultural threat that the nation should essentially jettison some long-standing constitutional restraints and protections.

They want an empowered government to intervene on behalf of their religious values. They might not be theocrats, but they are too close for this libertarian’s comfort.

Hear, hear. Increasingly, conservatives are more and more fearful of freedom. In the words of George Bernard Shaw, “Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.”

Thursday 19th of September 2019

“You’ve proved tonight you’re not just a great athlete […] you’re also a great sport […] and you’re an inspiration to Republican, transgender, Olympic decathlon winners everywhere…”
— Jeff Ross to Caitlyn Jenner, The Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin, 9.15.2019

Source: paullandry.micro.blog

Monday 16th of September 2019

“I’m on an all protein diet, but I’m also doing carbs.”

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Friday 13th of September 2019

“Ok. I want a grande, triple non-fat, half-decaf, soy milk, French roast, caramel cappuccino. Ok? Now, with just a splash, ok? Just a splash of hazelnut. Ok? And orange extract. The extra foam in a separate cup. I’ll have to spoon it on myself, ‘cause y’all never get it right.”

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Friday 13th of September 2019

“[Eddie] George doesn’t have to play this role for the Titans, but he has, time and again.” Eddie George’s Titans legacy about more than yards, as Derrick Henry can attest

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Thursday 12th of September 2019

“A discredited theory, rooted in notions of white racial superiority, brought us the term ‘Caucasian.’ It’s time to abandon it.” Opinion: The pernicious myth of a Caucasian race

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Thursday 12th of September 2019

“On Wednesday, the [British] government was forced to release its no-deal contingency plans, which forecast riots, higher food prices, and fuel shortages.” QUARTZ DAILY BRIEF FROM SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

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Remembering the ‘Faith-based Initiative’ we call 9/11

Those in authority should take appropriate precautions to protect our citizens. But we will not allow this enemy to win the war by changing our way of life or restricting our freedoms. (emphasis added)

–George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, remarks made during press conference/photo opportunity with the National Security Team, Wednesday, September 12, 2001, 10:53–10:56 AM EDT.

Sadly, it didn’t take long for us to ‘change our way of life’ or for us to allow the govenment to ‘restrict our freedoms’, did it?