“[T]his is the only the country in the world where we don’t have healthcare. Countries embarrass us around the world. And this is the only country in the world, we don’t have gun law. I watched you, you know, talked about that.
You know, quite frankly it’s embarrassing. Obama was not embarrassing. The country is embarrassing.”
“[T]he shrieks of “USA!” for our athletes take on a “doth protest too much” quality. Our shiny medallions and our patriotic braying reassure us that, despite our slipping world standing, we at least still kick international ass in the competition that gets the highest Nielsen ratings. Meanwhile, the downward standard of living trends persist at home and anti-Americanism festers abroad among a community of nations that often perceives us to be more trash-talking aggressor than humble friend. As if deliberately perpetuating the cycle, our Olympic victories — and celebrations of those wins — then (wrongly) convince us of our ongoing superiority, while robbing those weaker nations of any wins that might give them a fleeting feeling of self-empowerment or sovereignty against us. In other words, we are further distracted, and they further emasculated by us militarily, economically, geopolitically and, every four years, athletically. And so the cycle continues…”
“Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks”
“The message is that Occupy represents violence, and marginalization and insanity, when in reality it’s the 1% that represents violence, and insanity and militarism.
We’ve got a militarized society and its become so common sense that, getting on the airplane coming out here, the first thing they said was let all the, uhh, let all the ya know, uniformed military get on first and thank you for your service. And I said as I always do: let’s let the teachers and nurses get on first and thank them for their service.
I mean, why is it that everything military has got to be good and everything that has to do with actual work, real work, not jobs, real work for people, that stuff gets discouraged and marginalized.”
“Martin, you’re from the more intelligent side of the Earth – where they have different gun control laws – and I wonder what you make of America’s cultural sort of fixation on [gun ownership].”
“Mr. Hannity was outraged that any American would not cross her hand over her heart and repeat the hypocritical words, “one nation.” Whenever we come up on the Fourth of You Lie, I think of Frederick Douglas and his masterful oration, “The meaning of the Fourth of July to the Negro.” Pledge the flag? I think not!”