"The central doctrine of Christianity, then, is not that God is a bastard. It is, in the words of the late Dominican theologian Herbert McCabe, that if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you."--Terry Eagleton

"It is impossible for me to say in my book one word about all that music has meant in my life. How then can I hope to be understood?--Ludwig Wittgenstein

“The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice."--Bryan Stevenson

Thursday, May 24, 2018


On the upside, these are collectors items now, right?

That Trump cancelled the North Korean Summit meeting is neither scary nor depressing.

That Trump said "mine is bigger than yours" is neither scary nor depressing.

What is scary and depressing is that the State Department apparently no longer functions:

If you change your mind having to do with this most important summit, please do not hesitate to call me or write.
This was not a business deal between two companies.  This was a diplomatic overture between two countries that don't have diplomatic relations or ordinary diplomatic channels of communication.  "Call me"?  Or "write"?



Blogger trex said...

Actually governing is hard, unlike laundering money or being in a reality show.

Cute buttons! They’ll make a great chapter cover in a future civics textbook about American authoritarianism, if we survive this with our values intact.

9:56 AM  

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