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Monday, November 4, 2013

WEEKEND QUOTABLES

CAROL MARIN
I asked each to name their political heroes.Will Guzzardi said, among others, the late Minnesota Sen. Paul Wellstone and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Toni Berrios answered, “My dad.” -- Sun-Times
DANNY SCHECHTER
The super spyboys have had a good run, but now the real world is bursting their bubble with pushback and ridicule. Something’s gotta give and it will. -- The News Dissector
Anna Louise Strong
JOHN NICHOLS
The latter state [Washington] was a hotbed of radicalism, especially in Seattle, where in 1916 activist Anna Louise Strong was elected to the school board. A militant supporter of left-wing causes and campaigns, she aligned with labor unions during the city’s general strike and famously declared:  
“They say the Pharaohs built the pyramids. Do you think one Pharaoh dropped one bead of sweat? We built the pyramids for the Pharaohs and we’re building for them yet.” -- The Nation
CHRYSTIA FREELAND
Bill Gates is the leading philanthrocapitalist, and he has many emulators — nowadays, having your own policy-oriented think tank is a far more effective status symbol among the super-rich than the mere conspicuous consumption of yachts or private jets. -- NYT, "Plutocrats vs. Populists"

2 comments:

  1. Regarding Bill Gates and his wannabes: they have their yachts and private jets too - those aren't going away as status symbol anytime soon. It's just that it costs a lot more to buy the DOE than it does to buy a measly yacht or two. And just how many yachts could one person possibly buy anyway? When you're sitting on billions, you need something flashier.

    --Dienne

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  2. Why did Arne give millions in federal grants in Sept 2013 to TfA (over $8 million) and the Milken boys (over $2 million) to train teachers & principals? He froze new IES grants to public universities in June 2013 due to the sequester.

    http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-awards-30-million-grants-support-teacher-and-principal-d

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