Two Tuesday Quotes a Day Late: McCloskey and McCarthy

This weekly quote post goes out to my friend Karen Ivy (follow her blog here). In her attempt to recall the last, and only, Republican presidential candidate she ever voted for I was inspired to help her find the name which exposed to some historical figures which escaped my educational tract. An additional thanks to Steve Bumgarner for his Facebook post that started it all.

The result was, when Congress convened in January 1971, everyone was now an environmentalist. They had seen a new force, college students, who favored the environment.
– Pete McCloskey

Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it’s important.
– Eugene McCarthy

Who are these people?

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What Is “The Lorax” Trying Tell Us?

He speaks for the trees.

By now you might have seen or heard Lou Dobbs’ rant against The Lorax . If you have not, here is the video and a textual excerpt.

“Hollywood is once again trying to indoctrinate our children.” So intones Lou Dobbs in the clip below from his show on the Fox Business Network, flagged by the Observer and other publications. Possibly alluding to the roundly mocked discussion of the Muppets back in December—which prompted Kermit and, especially, Miss Piggy to punch back at Fox News last month—Dobbs then lumps The Secret World of Arietty and The Lorax together as two new films that are “plainly demonizing the so-called 1 percent and espousing the virtue of green energy policies, come what may.” Source

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