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"If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right." -- Helyn D. Goldenberg

"I love you and I'm not afraid." -- Evanescence, "My Last Breath"

“If I hear ‘not allowed’ much oftener,” said Sam, “I’m going to get angry.” -- J.R.R. Tolkien, from Lord of the Rings

Monday, July 11, 2016

Idiot du Jour

After 9/11, Rudy Giuliani had a chance to become a real leader in this country. Instead, this is the direction he chose:

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Sunday said when people use the phrase "black lives matter," it's "inherently racist."

"Black lives matter, white lives matter, Asian lives matter, Hispanic lives matter," he said.

"That's anti-American and it's racist. Of course black lives matter, and they matter greatly," he said.

"But when you focus in on 1 percent of less than 1 percent of the murder that's going on in America and you make it a national thing, and all of you in the media make it much bigger than the black kid who's getting killed in Chicago every 14 hours, you treat it disproportionately."

I think he missed the point.

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