Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Dad Strength

Dad-Strength: That energy that a father can transfer to his child through his embrace. Useful for soothing injuries, persevering through hardship, restoring hope, and overcoming obstacles.

-- Don Appleman

Monday, November 14, 2016


Trump's appointments over the next six weeks will be very significant because they can show whether he wants to create some unity in the country, or whether he really intends to deliver on his ideas.

-- Presidential historian Robert Dallek, New York Times, 13 November 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

A Good Rule

This a good rule: Don't answer any questions when they start yelling at you.

-- President Barack Obama to president-elect Donald Trump after they met for the first time at the White House, 10 November 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016


Tinnunculite: A mineral that grows in the feces of the Kestrel after being cooked by underground coal fires.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Tremendous Potential

As I've said from the beginning, ours was not a campaign, but rather an incredible and great movement made up of millions of hard-working men and women who love their country and want a better, brighter future for themselves and for their families.

It's a movement comprised of Americans from all races, religions, backgrounds and beliefs who want and expect our government to serve the people, and serve the people it will.

Working together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream.  I've spent my entire life and business looking at the untapped potential in projects and in people all over the world.  That is now what I want to do for our country.

Tremendous potential.  I've gotten to know our country so well -- tremendous potential.  It's going to be a beautiful thing.  Every single American will have the opportunity to realize his or her fullest potential.  The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.

-- Republican President-elect Donald J. Trump in his victory speech, 9 November 2016

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Just A Headline

I'm just a headline -- the bad president, the bad guy, who is killing the good guys.  You know this narrative.  The real reason is toppling the government.

-- Syrian President Bashar al Assad, welcoming a group of Western visitors to his palace in Damascus, New York Times, 2 November 2016

Tuesday, November 01, 2016


It is extraordinary that we would see something like this just 11 days out from a presidential election.

-- John D. Podesta, chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, on the announcement from the FBI that it was investigating newly-surfaced emails related to Mrs. Clinton's handling of classified information, New York Times, 29 October 2016