This Week In Quotes: 1/16 – 1/22

Somewhere along the way, Feminism went from claiming, with some justification, that beauty should not be the defining virtue for women (just as it is not the defining virtue for men), to claiming instead that Literally every woman alive is in fact “beautiful,” with “beautiful” defined as “just the way you are, Baby.” This is not “Politics.” This is the You Go Girl column from Cosmopolitan. — Ace

If you are a Conservative, you shouldn’t have to tell anybody. If you really are a Conservative, you will have been walking the walk, you will bear the stripes, and your actions will speak louder than words. — Ted Cruz

What I find amusing about this is that while we’re informed that if right-wing writers aren’t nominated for awards, this is an indication of their lack of talent, but if Africans or women aren’t nominated for awards, this is an indication of racism and sexism. — Vox Day

I think Governor Jindal is protesting a bit too much. He might be trying to scrub some of the brown off his skin as he runs to the right in a presidential bid. — Arsalan Iftikhar

We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren’t heroes. And invaders r worse. — Michael Moore

Since 2010, the Democratic Party has lost 69 seats in the House of Representatives and 14 Senate seats — and a staggering 913 seats in the state legislatures. — John Podhoretz

Whenever I see screaming, hate-filled behavior like hers the important part never turns out to be whatever principles the screamer claims to be advocating. Those are just window-dressing for the bullying, the dominance games, and the rage. You cannot ameliorate the behavior of people like that by accepting their premises and arguing within them; they’ll just pocket your concessions and attack again, seeking increasingly abject submission. In one-on-one relationships this is called “emotional abuse”, and like abusers they are all about control of you while claiming to be about anything but. — Eric Raymond

This is why, for example, I basically disengage from anyone who uses the phrase “white privilege” or the term “patriarchy”. There is a possible world in which these might be useful terms of discussion, but if that were ever our universe it has long since ceased to be. Now what they mean is “I am about to attempt to bully you into submission using kafkatraps and your own sense of decency as a club”. — Eric Raymond

One more discouraging word about Romney 3.0: Massachusetts. Only two presidential candidates, James Polk in 1844 and Woodrow Wilson in 1916, have been elected while losing their home states. — George Will

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