Thursday Short Cuts

Alpha Jackass: "Buy stock in coat hangers! Here we go, 60 years, back to the back alleys!" —Bette Midler

Political Editors · Feb. 7, 2019

Insight: “If I want to be free from any other man’s dictation, I must understand that I can have no other man under my control.” —William Graham Sumner (1840-1910)

For the record: “Megyn Kelly was fired from her show for asking a hypothetical question about blackface. Joy Behar actually wore blackface, and admitted it, and showed a picture of it on TV, yet she still has her job.” —Matt Walsh

Braying Jenny: “It’s really quite a sad thing when you know that we’ll be talking about something that applies to the health and life — health and ability to have other children of women. I hope that in his family, he never has to face that crisis and apply his attitude toward it.” —Nancy Pelosi replying to Donald Trump going after late-term abortion

Braying Jackass: “I saw [the State of the Union] as a psychotically incoherent speech with cookies and dog poop. He tries to put together in the same speech these warm, kind things about humanitarianism, and caring about children. At the same time, he is demonizing people who are immigrants in a way that was appalling. … There were people in that gallery who were children, who have been torn away from their mothers at the border. He did not mention them. There were soldiers who were transgender, who have been thrown out of the military. He didn’t mention them. … There are veterans who he has thrown out of this country who are Dreamers. He did not mention them. And he didn’t say one positive thing.” —Van Jones

Alpha Jackass: “Buy stock in coat hangers! Here we go, 60 years, back to the back alleys!” —actress Bette Midler

Dezinformatsiya: “Virginia Attorney General Says He Also Dressed in Dark Makeup.” —The New York Times, which subsequently substituted in the word “blackface” following objections

Non Compos Mentis: “It has now been shown completely that nothing about my background ever had anything to do with any job I got in any place.” —Elizabeth Warren

And last… “‘Immigrants have to come here legally.’ Only half the room stands and applauds. This is a position that every elected Democrat held until 2009.” —Twitter satirist @hale_razor

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