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A week in review.
When I first started Euphoric Recall, one of the things I would do is write a weekly post consisting of a list of notable quotes and links to interesting articles I’ve come across (some on Substack, others in legacy media, but not necessarily from this past week). Depending on interest, I might start doing that again, though it would probably be bi-weekly (it’s a lot of work). Please let me know if you’d like these posts to continue, either in the comments or by liking this one.
“In light of the conditions at the (Federal Building) we recommend employees … maximize the use of telework for the foreseeable future.” — Cheryl R. Campbell, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Administration, in a memo issued to employees advising them to work remotely because crime is so bad near the Nancy Pelosi Federal Building in San Francisco.
“It’s San Francisco, bro.” — A Walgreens shoplifter, when confronted by an ABC news crew asking him why he didn’t pay.
“The typical American household spent $709 more in July than they did two years ago to buy the same goods and services.” — CNN, taking a break from its Bidenomics bullshit.
“I started meeting a whole bunch of other gender hybrids. And so we have the gender Prius, we have a gender Minotaur. And most of the kids who are gender minotaurs love mermaids. So make sure you have a lot of mermaid books.” — Diane Ehrensaft, a professor at UCSF School of Medicine and the director of mental health at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, applauding the children she says are leading a “gender revolution.”
“If a special counsel is necessary now, it was necessary two and half years ago, and the regulations stipulate that it should be someone outside of government, not the very prosecutor who has become a symbol of the government’s conflicted conduct of the investigation.” — The editors at National Review, regarding the news that Delaware U.S. attorney David Weiss, who has slow-walked and botched the Hunter Biden investigation, has been named special counsel.
“About a month later, Nawfal would host a space to do live coverage of the ‘Twitter Files,’ a series of threads composed of internal communications at Twitter that Musk and the series’ promoters suggested showed meddling with free speech by social media companies and some members of government.” — NBC News, refusing to acknowledge the blatant censorship exposed by the Twitter Files.
“If bad actors tell us falsely that every election is stolen and that the only way an election is trustworthy is that if they come out on top of it, it tells you something not just about that person but it wounds us as a democracy in a way that’s hard to repair.” — Rachel Maddow, in an interview with Hillary Clinton. Clinton has claimed that the 2016 election was stolen from her on multiple occasions. Interesting how she was never prosecuted for the Russian collusion hoax, which was an attempt to reverse a democratic election and undermined national security and domestic order.
“Mr. Trump is using the Justice Department to go after his perceived enemies. I feel worried about the prospect of the DOJ being used as a tool of this president OR ANY in our little banana republic. Any capable prosecutor can get a grand jury to hand down an indictment of something as innocent as a ham sandwich.” — Rachel Maddow in 2019.
“It’s hard to say. One million people died from COVID. And I think California took the right measures to keep everyone safe.” — CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, when asked if California kept schools closed too long. The state kept schools closed longer than anywhere else on earth.
“What most scared the shit out of the western liberal establishments was Brexit followed by Trump’s election. Trump’s 2016 victory broke every rule about how establishments wield power. That’s when they decided things and people were too free and needed more control.” — Glenn Greenwald
“I mean, you know, the original cartoon came out in 1937 and very evidently so. There’s a big focus on her love story with a guy who literally stalks her. Weird! Weird. So we didn’t do that this time.” — Rachel Zegler, who stars in the new (woke) Snow White movie.
“Can someone please explain why it’s such a frightening menace to democracy that large numbers of GOP voters think the 2020 election was illegitimate, but supermajorities of Dems thinking Russia literally hacked the voting machines in 2016 actually strengthened democracy somehow.” — Independent journalist Michael Tracey.
“Those adults are with your children more than you are during the day. They’re there for hours and hours with the undivided attention of your kids and some of them are f***ing loons.” — Joe Rogan, regarding the teachers indoctrinating America’s children with wild far-Left ideologies and perversions, including the books that the podcaster calls “cartoon pornography.”
“Looks like Jack Smith obtained Trump’s Twitter data, including ‘some volume’ of his DMs. Elon’s people tried to delay production and wanted to tell Trump about the warrant, but they got smacked down and hit with sanctions. Shows whose side Musk was on, huh?” — Actor and Democratic partisan George Takei, celebrating Big Brother.
“So, really my motto is always, like, let water connect us and not divide us. We can share it, but it requires true conversations about equity.” — M. Kaleo Manue, Maui’s Department of Land and Natural Resources deputy director for water resource management, who refused to release water to combat the Maui fires until it was too late.
“Donald Trump himself, their leader, using the term ‘riggers,’ which clearly rhymes with the N-word.” — Al Sharpton, claiming that Trump used a racial slur by using the word “riggers.”
N.S. Lyons put together a massive tour de force analyzing how the West is becoming more like China.
SimulationCommander reviewed FBI emails surrounding January 6th.
Bill Heath wrote a piece on working as a self-employed freelancer.
An article from the New Yorker on the Chilean miners who spent 69 days stuck underground.
Another really interesting New Yorker piece on an old Soviet mystery concerning a group of skiers who disappeared in the Ural Mountains.
An article from The Atlantic on the inside story of the investigation surrounding the Columbia space shuttle catastrophe.
A Harper’s cover story on how the U.S. radically changed its foreign policy posture after communism’s fall and aggressively pushed for NATO expansion, which left Russia isolated and likely contributed to the invasion of Ukraine.
An article from the L.A. Times on “flash mobs” invading “luxury L.A. retailers with brute force, overwhelming numbers.”