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We have, essentially, a worthless democracy. ...
by Aaron McGruder

We have, essentially, a worthless democracy.
- Aaron McGruder

The American people have no control over what the military does.
We have no say in American foreign policy.
- Aaron McGruder

One, I push my deadlines closer than anybody else,
or let's say it this way: I'm really late.
- Aaron McGruder

Anyone with a gun can go out and commit an act of terrorism,
even without a political affiliation.
- Aaron McGruder

 

I'm not a Democrat.
- Aaron McGruder

I want the news delivered unbiased.
I thought that was the whole point with journalism.
- Aaron McGruder

I cannot be made into the commentator for the unspoken black masses.
- Aaron McGruder

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Once you give up rights, they're not going to give them back.
- Aaron McGruder

When the news wants to tell you something is important,
they put dramatic theme music behind it.
They scare you into watching the story.
- Aaron McGruder

We have to confront the very scary fact that the president is a moron.
He's really dumb.
- Aaron McGruder

And I'm not so in love with making people mad that
I want to live my life around it.
- Aaron McGruder

You know, every time a summer movie comes out,
people think they're gonna get rich off of the merchandise.
- Aaron McGruder

I don't want the news to be patriotic.
I don't want to see flags on the lapels of the anchors.
I don't want any of that.
- Aaron McGruder

You know, Democratic and Republican administrations
alike have supported individuals and regimes that have
slaughtered millions across the globe.
And they need to be held accountable for that.
- Aaron McGruder

There's some new evidence that has just come out about
the CIA planning terrorist attacks on U.S.
soil in the '60s and how they were going to set up
Castro for it in order to get America behind a war in Cuba.
- Aaron McGruder

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

Humans are essentially storytellers.
- Walter Fisher

Essentially all suffering is the result of...
1. Comparing what we have (or don't have) today
... with what we had yesterday.
2. Comparing what we fear we might have (or not have) tomorrow)
... with what we have today.
3. Comparing what we have (or don't have) with what others have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Loneliness is not what it seems.
One does not feel lonely because one is alone,
but because of a feeling of lack -
a feeling that something is missing.
Loneliness is essentially independent
of how many other humans are around.
It has much more to do with one's self-esteem -
one's sense of inherent worth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man's nature is not essentially evil.
Brute nature has been known to
yield to the influence of love.
You must never despair of human nature.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man.
Man is not a finished creation.
- Edmund Burke

Most people think that anger is an instinctive response,
and that some people were just born with the temperament
to get angrier faster than others.
That statement is only half right.
Anger is an instinctive response.
We respond to an affront with anger essentially instantaneously -
much too quickly for conscious thought to be called upon.
But the instinct of the anger response
can be trained through conscious repetition,
visualization, and coaching.
Visualization is seeing the event
we desire to master in our mind's eye.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The traditional Christian attitude toward human personality
was that human nature was essentially good and that
it was formed and modified by social pressures and training.
- Carroll Quigley

Our self image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become.
- Maxwell Maltz

American advertisers rely on 'essentially illogical'
approaches to determine their advertising budgets.
- Michael Schudson

As far as the filmmaking process is concerned,
stars are essentially worthless - and absolutely essential.
- William Goldman

The trouble with most comedians who try to do satire
is that they are essentially brash,
noisy and indelicate people who have to use a sledge
hammer to smash a butterfly.
- Imogene Coca

You have to respect your audience.
Without them, you're essentially standing alone,
singing to yourself.
- K. D. Lang

Free enterprise is essentially a formula not just for wealth creation,
but for life satisfaction.
- Arthur C. Brooks

Essentially we need a new social consensus for economic
reform as New Labour has achieved in Britain.
- Peter Mandelson

The most dangerous criminal now is the entirely lawless modern philosopher.
Compared to him, burglars and bigamists are essentially moral men.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

If all you're trying to do is essentially the same thing as your rivals,
then it's unlikely that you'll be very successful.
- Michael Porter

The problem is that there are very few technologies
that essentially haven't changed for 60,
70 years.
- Robert Sternberg

People are essentially red meat.
They are.
- Max Cannon

Genius is essentially creative; it bears the stamp
of the individual who possesses it.
- Madame de Stael

Remember that a painting - before it is a battle horse,
a nude model, or some anecdote - is essentially a flat
surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order.
- Maurice Denis

So what I was essentially doing was,
I compromised the confidentiality of their proprietary
software to advance my agenda of becoming the best
at breaking through the lock.
- Kevin Mitnick

The human body is essentially something other than an animal organism.
- Martin Heidegger

The moon is essentially gray, no color.
It looks like plaster of Paris, like dirty beach sand
with lots of footprints in it.
- James A. Lovell

Essentially, when we run a deficit, we are borrowing
money to buy things that are made overseas.
- Peter DeFazio

I spend my life essentially alone at a computer.
That doesn't change.
I have the same challenges every day.
- Dan Brown

It stands, essentially, for the application of increased
energy to the efforts already undertaken by my ministry
since 1934 with the results shown in the above statistics.
- Hjalmar Schacht

What I worry about would be that you essentially have two chambers,
the House and the Senate, but you have simply,
majoritarian, absolute power on either side.
And that's just not what the founders intended.
- Barack Obama

Music is essentially useless, as is life.
- George Santayana

My house is run, essentially, by an adopted,
fully clawed cat with a mean nature.
- Anthony Bourdain

It was essentially for self defence that we went to
war in Afghanistan and would go to war in Iraq.
- Douglas Hurd

All causes are essentially mental, and whosoever comes
into daily contact with a high order of thinking must take on some of it.
- Charles Fillmore

You see someone on the street, and essentially what
you notice about them is the flaw.
- Diane Arbus

Everything has been said yet few have taken advantage of it.
Since all our knowledge is essentially banal,
it can only be of value to minds that are not.
- Raoul Vaneigem

All faith consists essentially in the recognition of
a world of spiritual values behind,
yet not apart from, the world of natural phenomena.
- Dean Inge

Friendship is essentially a partnership.
- Aristotle

To aim at the best and to remain essentially ourselves
is one and the same thing.
- Janet Erskine Stuart

What is real is not the external form,
but the essence of things...
it is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially
real by imitating its exterior surface.
- Constantin Brancusi

I am essentially an amateur medecin,
and this to me is almost a mania.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Status anxiety definitely exists at a political level.
Many Iraqis were annoyed with the US essentially for reasons of status:
for not showing them respect,
for humiliating them.
- Alain de Botton

James Joyce - an essentially private man who wished
his total indifference to public notice to be universally recognized.
- Tom Stoppard

In its function, the power to punish is not essentially
different from that of curing or educating.
- Michel Foucault

Part of the public horror of sexual irregularity so-called
is due to the fact that everyone knows himself essentially guilty.
- Aleister Crowley

Concrete is, essentially, the color of bad weather.
- William Hamilton

I write a story as if it were a letter to someone and essentially,
that's what you do.
- Theodore Sturgeon

We remain essentially a nation under siege.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

Essentially this promise before curse,
this superiority of God's love in Christ,
must come from the Bible.
- Walter Lang

If you had an essentially happy childhood,
that tends to dwell with you.
- Tracy Kidder

What most people in our culture mean by being lovable
is essentially a mixture between being popular and having sex appeal.
- Erich Fromm

The best music, you can seek some shelter in it momentarily,
but it's essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.
- Bruce Springsteen

I think essentially the meaning of life is probably
the journey and not really any one thing or an outcome or a result.
- Charisma Carpenter

Woman, essentially a purist, is naturally bigoted and
relentless in her effort to make others as good as
she thinks they ought to be.
- Emma Goldman

What's great about this country is that America started
the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially
the same things as the poorest.
- Andy Warhol

I often play women who are not essentially good or likable,
and I often go through a stage where I hate them.
Then I end up loving and defending them.
- Kathleen Turner

No, I only like whether I like the story or not,
essentially see something in it that isn't completely there.
- Vincente Minnelli

Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat;
the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure
but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald


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