officially a nude model for art classes now
I’m getting put into the schedule tonight
How many people ruin themselves by laying out money on trinkets of frivolous utility? What pleases these lovers of toys in no so much the utility, as the aptness of the machines which are fitted to promote it. All their pockets are stuffed with little conveniences. They contrive new pockets, unknown in the clothes of other people, in order to carry a greater number.
Liberals: “how much FairTrade Hummus do you think we can get from ISIS for 600 tons of small arms”
I was disappointed in the vote in Scotland. … That would’ve been very exciting, but it’s still exciting that a lot of people around the world have been thinking about this. … The smaller the units of government the better, and self-determination should be respected. Just about a hundred years ago we had a president who thought that we should make the world safe for democracy. I think we should make the world safe for liberty, not democracy.
Woodrow Wilson drags us into [World War One] and one of his big pitches was self-determination… Then he gets in and participates in this redrawing of the lines in the Middle East that we’re still fighting over. And now of course there’s a challenge to the lines… they were artificial then, they’re artificial now, and they’re going to be redrawn because we live in a new age, in a positive way, a new age because things are changing. … People are saying enough is enough, we want to be on our own. …
So what’s wrong with an idea whose time has come, the idea that we have a foreign policy based on the Golden Rule and don’t do anything to anybody else that we wouldn’t want them to do to us?Wouldn’t that solve a lot of problems?”
… [The United States] helped start Hamas and then [it] said, ‘okay, I think you should have democratic elections’, and they did, but then [the U.S.] didn’t like who they elected so [the U.S.] decided to turn on them. So then they had an election in Lebanon, Hezbollah gets elected, and oh, [the U.S. doesn’t] like them, and on and on … How long did [the U.S.] support the dictator of Egypt? Tens of millions of dollars, then [the U.S. decides they] don’t like Mumbarak so [the U.S. kicks] him out, and [the U.S. says] ‘okay have an election’, so they elect somebody that belonged to the Muslim Brotherhood. Oh, [the U.S. doesn’t] like them, so we’ve got to get rid of him and put in the military dictator again. When are we going to wake up as an American people and say it’s not working, it’s stupid, it doesn’t help us, it’s bankrupting us, and it puts us in more danger and [the U.S.] ought to quit?”
Do you think people around the world want to emulate [the U.S.] now? Because any time [the U.S. doesn’t] like anything they do, [the U.S.] send] sanctions to punish the people, and [it sends] bombs to kill a bunch of people, and then [the U.S. kicks] out the leaders [they] don’t like. And you don’t persuade people that way, you do it by setting a standard…It isn’t like you have to have a PhD in some fancy science to understand well, uh, don’t hurt people.