Publius / December 23, 2015

Wednesday Short Cuts

Insight: “The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it.” —John Hay (1838-1905)

Non Compos Mentis: “It’s the fear of getting killed that is getting a lot of us killed. But it’s also other fears that are winding us up and making a few of us go crazy enough to take off on a shooting rampage. … We know that there’s no safety net for us here in the USA. … Most of us find a way to cope with all of this. … But then there are the few that can’t. And with easy access to any kind of gun — and as much ammo as they want — they find a way to act out their frustration and aggression.” —Michael Moore

Village Idiots: “I don’t believe it’s possible to imagine a Jesus who would not welcome refugees with open arms, who would not fight hatred with love, who would not understand that the ‘war on terror’ — whether it flashes from the throne of Herod the Great or Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi — is fundamentally a war of ideas.” —professor Jay Parini in a CNN article titled, “At Christmas, remember that Jesus was a refugee”

Yes, your highness: “I respect anyone who is supporting one of my Democratic opponents, but I would just ask, once this nomination is wrapped up, that they come and join with us to make sure that we don’t turn the White House back over to the Republicans. … I don’t have any sympathy for people who decide they are going to pass … because whoever the alternative is … is not ‘pure enough.’” —Hillary Clinton

Braying Jenny: “This school district, and these schools throughout Iowa, are doing a better than average job. Now, I wouldn’t keep any school open that wasn’t doing a better than average job. If a school’s not doing a good job, then, you know, that may not be good for the kids.” —Hillary Clinton (How many schools are below average?)

The BIG Lie: “We now finally are where we need to be. We have a strategy and a commitment to go after ISIS.” —Hillary Clinton

And last… “To disprove the rumor that the DNC hopes no one sees the Dem debates, Debbie Wasserman Schultz immediately scheduled another for Dec. 32.” —Twitter satirist @weknowwhatsbest

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