Wednesday Short Cuts

Alpha Jackass: "My New Year's resolution is to make sure that the Republican Party dies." —actress Jane Curtin

Political Editors · Jan. 2, 2019

Insight: “All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

For the record: “The same people who trashed Brett Kavanaugh for drinking in college were on television [New Year’s Eve] doing shots and funneling champagne.” —Ryan Fournier

A blind squirrel finds a nut: “Next time we have a … shutdown, Congressional salaries should be furloughed as well. It’s completely unacceptable that members of Congress can force a government shutdown on partisan lines & then have Congressional salaries exempt from that decision. Have some integrity.” —Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Non Compos Mentis: “We must look at climate change as if it were a devastating military attack against the United States and the entire planet. And we must respond accordingly.” —Bernie Sanders

Hypocrite: “We all have a moral responsibility to ensure all children of God are treated with compassion and decency.” —Nancy Pelosi, leading supporter of abortion

Race bait: “In the NFL they got a bunch of old white men owning teams and they got that slave mentality.” —LeBron James

Braying Jackass: “I think [Trump] is without question the worst president we’ve ever had. We’ve had some bad ones, and there’s not even a close second to him. He’ll lie. He’ll cheat. You can’t reason with him.” —Harry Reid

Alpha Jackass: “My New Year’s resolution is to make sure that the Republican Party dies.” —actress Jane Curtin

And last… “Let’s not get too excited about 2019. Our emotional state, going forward, should be hopelessness leavened with despair, as we can see when we look back at the grotesque boof-a-palooza that was 2018.” —Dave Barry

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