Wednesday Short Cuts

"Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all." —Peter Drucker (1909-2005)

Political Editors · Sep. 27, 2017

Insight: “Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” —Peter Drucker (1909-2005)

For the record: “Nearly 900 additional blacks were killed in 2016 compared with 2015, bringing the black homicide victim total to 7,881. … The increase in black homicides last year comes on top of a previous 900-victim increase between 2014 and 2015. Who is killing these black victims? Not whites, and not the police, but other blacks.” —Heather Mac Donald in her piece entitled, “All that kneeling ignores the real cause of soaring black homicides”

Upright: “Kaepernick started this fight, insisting, ‘I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.’ He was oppressed to the tune of $39 million over the last three years of his career. Millions of his supposed oppressors were not.” —L. Brent Bozell & Tim Graham

Hypocrite of the Year Award: “Our big problem right now is politics. Can’t even get it out of football!” —Barack Obama chastising Trump

Race bait: “It’s about fanning the flames of racial hatred, and this president is a master of that, and that’s the reason he’s playing the plantation politics. He thinks he is a slave master of black people in the NFL, of black people in the country.” —CNN’s Keith Boykin

Missing the forest for the trees: “You know where citizens are required to stand for the National Anthem? North Korea.” —George Takei

Non Compos Mentis: “White Athletes Still Standing For The Anthem Are Standing For White Supremacy.” —Jesse Benn in the Huffington Post

Alpha Jackass: “[Trump] has tendencies toward authoritarianism. … Hopefully he hasn’t ordered the killing of people and journalists and the like.” —Hillary Clinton

Late-night humor: “Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison for his sexting scandal. Weiner can get out in eight months with good behavior. So he’ll be serving 21 months.” —Jimmy Fallon

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