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Craig Hodges: 'Jordan didn't speak out because he didn't know what to say' | Sport | The Guardian
a.k.a. don't be like mike

"In October 1991, the Bulls were invited to the White House to meet President Bush.
The assault on King remained fresh on his mind, as did the US bombing of Iraq that January, and so Hodges wrote an impassioned eight-page letter to the president - on behalf of 'most specifically, the African Americans who are not able to come to this great edifice and meet the leader of the nation in which they live.'

"[Hodges] wore a dashiki and George W, the president's son and a future occupant of the Oval Office, spoke slowly as if Hodges might not understand English. 'Where are you from?'

"'Chicago Heights, Illinois,' Hodges answered, amused at the way in which W's excitement at meeting the famous Bulls, which had him 'bouncing around like a kid' at his father's workplace, had disappeared into startled incomprehension."
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april 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @erikhinton
"welp, we've hit bush-was-good-on-islamophobia-take-o'clock "

what does "'good'" even mean, matt yglesias?
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february 2017 by cluebucket
Inside the Horror Show That Is Congress | Rolling Stone
lots of typos in this but a good read, from 2005

"The House Rules Committee is perhaps the free world's outstanding bureaucratic abomination -- a tiny, airless closet deep in the labyrinth of the Capitol where some of the very meanest people on earth spend their days cleaning democracy like a fish."
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march 2016 by cluebucket
Review: In ‘Playing to the Edge,’ Michael V. Hayden, Bush-Era Spymaster, Defends His Record - NYTimes.com
Mr. Hayden is also out to settle a few scores. He seems to have more ill will for pesky journalists than for the terrorists in his cross hairs, although his efforts are likely to have the opposite effect intended.
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february 2016 by cluebucket
20 Inspiring Quotes from Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill was loved and hated by many. He was an iconic leader who was known for his rebellious and stubborn nature. But it was these traits that saw him achieve a great deal with his life.

Churchill has much to teach us about courage, persistence and leadership. He pushed through years and years of failure to eventually hold office for an incredible 60 years. He was known for facing problems head-on and for ‘never ever giving up.’

Churchill is referred to as one of the most influential people in British history, so why not learn from his successes and failures?

Here are 20 of my favorite Winston Churchill quotes. Read them slowly and take away a nugget of inspiration from the man who was known for his no nonsense approach to life.

20 Inspiring Quotes from Winston Churchill:

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference.”
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.”
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

“History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.”
“Never, never, never give up.”
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
“You have enemies? Good. It means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

“I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.”
“When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.”
“The price of greatness is responsibility.”
“Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.”

“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil tears and sweat.”
“The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.”
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, it’s also what it takes to sit down and listen.”
“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”
“To improve is to change. To be perfect is to change often.”
“There is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.”
“Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.”

“I never worry about action, but only inaction.”

Looking for more inspirational quotes? Head over to Lifehack Quotes to get your fill!

(Photo credit: Churchill Statue via Shutterstock)

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september 2012 by rcr1956
20 Inspiring Quotes from Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill was loved and hated by many. He was an iconic leader who was known for his rebellious and stubborn nature. But it was these traits that saw him achieve a great deal with his life.

Churchill has much to teach us about courage, persistence and leadership. He pushed through years and years of failure to eventually hold office for an incredible 60 years. He was known for facing problems head-on and for ‘never ever giving up.’

Churchill is referred to as one of the most influential people in British history, so why not learn from his successes and failures?

Here are 20 of my favorite Winston Churchill quotes. Read them slowly and take away a nugget of inspiration from the man who was known for his no nonsense approach to life.

20 Inspiring Quotes from Winston Churchill:

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference.”
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.”
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

“History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.”
“Never, never, never give up.”
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
“You have enemies? Good. It means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

“I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.”
“When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.”
“The price of greatness is responsibility.”
“Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.”

“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil tears and sweat.”
“The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.”
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, it’s also what it takes to sit down and listen.”
“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”
“To improve is to change. To be perfect is to change often.”
“There is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.”
“Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.”

“I never worry about action, but only inaction.”

Looking for more inspirational quotes? Head over to Lifehack Quotes to get your fill!

(Photo credit: Churchill Statue via Shutterstock)

Related posts:

17 Manly Quotes for Father’s Day
24 Creativity Quotes to Bring Out Your Inner Artist
50 Motivational Quotes That Will Put Your Motivation on Overdrive
Communication  Barack_Obama  Churchill  George_W_Bush  history  History_of_the_British_Isles  inspiration  Oval_Office  Parliament  Prime_Ministers  quotes  Shutterstock  White_House  Winston_Churchill 
september 2012 by rr1956
Bush and Blair found guilty of war crimes for Iraq attack - Salon.com
A tribunal in Malaysia, spearheaded by that nation’s former Prime Minister, yesterday found George Bush and Tony Blair guilty of “crimes against peace” and other war crimes for their 2003 aggressive attack on Iraq, as well as fabricating pretexts used to justify the attack. The seven-member Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal — which featured an American law professor as one of its chief prosecutors — has no formal enforcement power, but was modeled after a 1967 tribunal in Sweden and Denmark that found the U.S. guilty of a war of aggression in Vietnam, and, even more so, after the U.S.-led Nuremberg Tribunal held after World War II. Just as the U.S. steadfastly ignored the 1967 tribunal on Vietnam, Bush and Blair both ignored the summons sent to them and thus were tried in absentia.

The tribunal ruled that Bush and Blair’s name should be entered in a register of war criminals, urged that they be recognized as such under the Rome Statute, and will also petition the International Criminal Court to proceed with binding charges. Such efforts are likely to be futile, but one Malaysian lawyer explained the motives of the tribunal to The Associated Press: “For these people who have been immune from prosecution, we want to put them on trial in this forum to prove that they committed war crimes.” In other words, because their own nations refuse to hold them accountable and can use their power to prevent international bodies from doing so, the tribunal wanted at least formal legal recognition of these war crimes to be recorded and the evidence of their guilt assembled. That’s the same reason a separate panel of this tribunal will hold hearings later this year on charges of torture against Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and others.
ios  George_W_Bush  Tony_Blair  internacional  war_crimes 
december 2011 by dnmp
How Many Investigators Does It Take to Catch a Kleptocrat? - By Ken Silverstein | Foreign Policy
Since 2007, U.S. officials have been investigating the rampant corruption of Equatorial Guinea's dangerously debauched president-in-waiting. They haven't gotten far.
democracy  Equatorial_Guinea  United_States  environment  corruption  investigation  ICE  Barack_Obama  George_W_Bush  oil 
april 2011 by dissident

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