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Sun May 25, 2014 at 11:50 AM PDT

Misogyny Is the Real Killer

by esby

I was going to write about the misogyny behind the murders in Santa Barbara, the literal war on women. Then I saw someone did it better.

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Yesterday, Rush Limbaugh mentioned how horrible conditions were for Mandela under apartheid. Oh how things have changed in 20 years...

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I've been reading how Chris Christie is now God's gift to moderates. Guess what? I don't believe in God.
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You've heard of the Moral Monday protests in Raleigh, NC over the tyrannical control over the state legislature? Well since they the legislative session is over, the NAACP took it on the road to Asheville, NC (pop. 85,000). And those hippies turned out and did North Carolina proud.
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This won't be long. But it might be the most important reason that this is the worst idea ever. And I am fucking pissed.

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Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 12:48 PM PDT

Quote the Ravin' 52: One Year Anniversary

by esby

Welcome to the last edition of Quote the Ravin'. After a full year of quote compiling I'm calling it quits and moving on to another project. It's bittersweet: although it was a lot of work with not much feedback, I appreciated the few who followed me and I especially liked writing the satirical intros, which I still contend were some of the best on DK.

I was afraid at first of consistency and losing interest in posting. Thankfully, that never happened. The formatting was a bear, but I got used to it. Obviously blogs like Think Progress, Talking Points Memo, Andrew Sullivan's Daily Dish and Dave Weigel were a goldmine of content.

To those few of you who came by every week, I thank you. I couldn't have done it without you. I will reach out to some of you and let you know when my project nears going live.

Thanks again. Let's start quotin'.

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Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 11:55 AM PDT

Quote the Ravin' 51: Steal This Blog

by esby

Just a note that next week will be the last Quote the Ravin'. I've done it diligently for a year, and I don't regret it. But it never seemed to catch on on DK. I got some nice comments from Meteor Blades and Bill in Portland Maine, and a few of you who come back every week. And I appreciate it.

It's a lot of work. I probably spend 6-10 hours a week compiling and formatting this thing. And maybe one person in ten or twenty bothers to even recommend it. I could repost a Jon Stewart clip, spend three minutes on it and it would generate hundreds of recs and comments.

So, I'm moving on to blogging somewhere else. I've overcome blogophobia, and I'm confident I won't lose interest in maintaining something that's my own. BUT, perhaps you'd like to take over this monster. If you'd like to inherit this quotes of the week blog, just shoot me a message. I'll give you some tips where to get some content, sign over the title, and you can drive it however you wish.

See ya next week.

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Tue Jul 12, 2011 at 10:59 AM PDT

Quote the Ravin' 50: Happiness in Slavery

by esby

No snark this week, kind of a slow news week except for NOTW. Quotes below the fold.

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Tue Jul 05, 2011 at 09:53 AM PDT

Quote the Ravin' 49: Mittens in July

by esby


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Tue Jun 28, 2011 at 11:39 AM PDT

Quote the Ravin' 48: Waterloo Sunset

by esby

Hello everybody. Just wanted to say I am going to wrap QTR up in a few weeks and move on to other things. It takes a lot of time to compile all of this, I've done it for almost a year, but it's never really taken off. However, I do appreciate the kind things people have said about it over the past year. That said, here's the latest quotes of the week.

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Tue Jun 21, 2011 at 12:59 PM PDT

Quote the Ravin' 47: Weiners and Losers

by esby

Esby here, and I'm holding a press conference to announce that the Well of Anthony Weiner has apparently run dry. That's right, media, those of you who are sucking on the teat of tabloidism, drunk off of the Drambuie of dirty politics, holding up the teacup of titillation, the oak bucket has dropped, and we are straining to hear it hit bottom. Will everyone who is not following important issues that face our country please leave the room.

Hey, where did everybody go?


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Tue Jun 14, 2011 at 09:10 AM PDT

Quote the Ravin' 46: Debate Props (snark)

by esby

Esby here, just back from the debates. For those of you who don't know, certain parts of the debate were not shown during commercials or internet black outs. I am providing a transcript from memory below.

King (CNN): Who among you is the craziest?
Paul: I'm crazy. Look at my fanclub out there.
King (CNN): True dat.
Cain: No, hear me out, I'm batshit crazy.
Romney: He's crazy. Me, not so much. Almost a hippie in comparison to that shit.
Gingrich: Hold on, hold on, you want to hear crazy? It's time to whip out the Nazi.
Bachmann: I've got 89 kids and live in a shoe! I am not looking at a sky camera, I am TALKING TO GOD RIGHT NOW!
Santorum: I have seen the various pictures of Anthony Weiner's penis, and the more and more I look at it, every time I see it, it's disgusting! It just froths me up into a lather.
Paul: Crazy? The Federal Reserve is crazy. That's why we need to back US currency with something American, like snuggies.
King (CNN): That's pretty crazy.
Romney: I have kissed a vampire squid on the, err, maw.
Santorum: Speaking of babies, that's all sperm is, little babies with tails.
Bachmann: I will make the White House an orphanage! And also, destroy the USDE.
Cain: In my administration, I will pick out Muslims like anchovies.
Pawlenty: Pizza? You want a pizza me, Romney?
Romney: Yeah, you gonna get balled up.
Pawlenty: I am standing in pee pee.
King (CNN): Can we get a mop over here?

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