Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Danny Schechter's quotes of the day

by Larry Geller

Quotes worth passing on, I thought, from today's News Dissector:

"Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense." -Mark Twain

AN IRONY FROM A READER: "This year, both Groundhog Day and the State of the Union Address fall on the same day. It is an ironic juxtaposition: one involves a meaningless ritual in which we look to a creature of little intelligence for prognostication. The other involves a groundhog."

"Every question, if it's a truthful question,can be answered by askin' it." Bob Dylan

"He who can lead you to believe an absurdity, can lead you to commit an atrocity." Voltaire

The rest of Danny's posts today, dissecting the State of the Union address and the "tepid" Democratic response, and more, is a must-read.

Worth repeating here also, from Danny's post today, a quote from Greg Palast:

In his State of the Union, the President asked Congress for $300 million for poor kids in the inner city. As there are, officially, 15 million children in America living in poverty, how much is that per child? Correct! $20.

Here’s your second question. The President also demanded that Congress extend his tax cuts. The cost: $4.3 trillion over ten years. The big recipients are millionaires. And the number of millionaires happens, not coincidentally, to equal the number of poor kids, roughly 15 million of them. OK class: what is the cost of the tax cut per millionaire? That’s right, Richie, $287,000 apiece.

Mr. Bush said, “In neighborhoods across our country, there are boys and girls with dreams. And a decent education is their only hope of achieving them.”

So how much educational dreaming will $20 buy?

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