Friday, December 17, 2021

Time for Some Pithy Thoughts

“Pithy” is not how I would describe my writing style. For those who prefer short bursts of insight, here are pithy comments culled from recent Facebook and Twitter postings:

“Funny hearing how people were worried that he [Trump] was ruining his legacy on 1/6, when his legacy is that he created a health crisis, an economic crisis, a social crisis, a climate crisis, a constitutional crisis, and a humanitarian crisis in only 4 years.”—Ted@Trom771

“Failing to prevent a crime usually does not make someone an accomplice, but it is sufficient when this person had a legal duty to intervene. ... The Constitution gave Trump a clear legal duty to intervene.”—George Conway

“If the Senate can raise the debt ceiling with a simple majority vote, it can save American democracy by passing voting rights legislation with a simple majority vote.”—Ari Berman

“Never in our nations history has so many in leadership of a political party conspired to overthrow an election. Not through Civil War, World Wars, Depression, civil strife nor pandemic. This is an unprecedented level of corruption, moral cowardice and treason.”—Mike Madrid

“We’re heartbroken. We’re overwhelmed. The situation is critical. Please get vaccinated, wear a mask, wash your hands and get tested for COVID if you feel sick.”—Mayo Clinic Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program

“If my rent can go up every year, so can the minimum wage.”—Patriotic Millionaires

“I told Fox it was a bad idea to schedule their tree lighting & book burning in the same place.”—Betty Bowers

“From 1659 to 1681, The Puritans outlawed the celebration of Christmas in Massachusetts. They hated its pagan roots and excess. Meaning the only group to ever ban Christmas in America…were Christians.”—

“Today’s reminder that the GOP members of Congress who advised or encouraged Trump, Meadows and others to reject electoral votes were themselves elected in the same election on the same ballots under the same state and federal election laws.”—Jim Sciutto