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PORTSIDE  October 2012, Week 4

PORTSIDE October 2012, Week 4

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REWIND - A Week of Quotes & Cartoons

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REWIND - A Week of Quotes & Cartoons

SUNDAY

Quote of the Day
October 21, 2012

'This government has made very clear political
choices. It's spending 1.6 billion pounds on a re-
organization, a privatization, of our national health
service that people didn't vote for and don't support.
It cut the top rate of tax for those earning over a 150
thousand pounds a year, and at the same time it's
cutting hundreds of thousands of public sector jobs
and devastating communities up and down the
country. And I think that the British public is
swinging behind trade unions and swinging behind
our analysis, which is that this is a government
governing for the rich and not for the majority of
people in this country. And we've got to put that
right.'

Paul Nowak. head of the British Trade
Union Congress Organization and
Services Department, the giant
anti-austerity demonstration in
London Saturday

TheRealNews.com
October 21, 2012
[With Video]
http://tinyurl.com/8p4m7e5

Toon of the Day
http://tinyurl.com/9mex5le
Lost Issues
Brian McFadden - New York Times

MONDAY

Quote of the Day
October 22, 2012

'The choice is clear. The Romney-Ryan ticket
represents a constricted and backward-looking
vision of America: the privatization of the public
good. In contrast, the sort of public investment
championed by Obama-and exemplified by both
the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and
the Affordable Care Act-takes to heart the old civil-
rights motto "Lifting as we climb." That effort
cannot, by itself, reverse the rise of inequality that
has been under way for at least three decades. But
we've already seen the future that Romney
represents, and it doesn't work.

'The reelection of Barack Obama is a matter of great
urgency. Not only are we in broad agreement with
his policy directions; we also see in him what is
absent in Mitt Romney-a first-rate political
temperament and a deep sense of fairness and
integrity. A two-term Obama Administration will
leave an enduringly positive imprint on political life.
It will bolster the ideal of good governance and a
social vision that tempers individualism with a
concern for community. Every Presidential election
involves a contest over the idea of America. Obama's
America-one that progresses, however falteringly,
toward social justice, tolerance, and
equality-represents the future that this country
deserves.'

Editorial
The New Yorker
October 29, 2012
http://tinyurl.com/8sxko8t

Toon of the Day
http://tinyurl.com/93397nv
Third Debater
David Fitzsimmons - Arizona Star

TUESDAY

Quote of the Day
October 23, 2012

'The U.S. government policy the last two to three
years has basically been a rapid withdrawal from
any kind of controversy.

'... Every president has been a very powerful factor
here in advocating this two-state solution. That is
now not apparent.'

Former U.S.  President Jimmy Carter
in Jerusalem commenting on on U.S.
policy toward Palestine and Israel
New York Times
October 23, 2012
http://tinyurl.com/8hkgjdo

Toon of the Day
http://tinyurl.com/96kntl9
Employee Voter Coercion
Monte Wolverton

WEDNESDAY

Quote of the Day
October 24, 2012

'On the technical side, Obama was combative and
did very well, as he did in the second debate. If he
loses this election - which is not likely, but still
possible - it will be due to his failure to confront
Romney on an issue that is most important to
senior citizens, the only age group where he is
losing.

'That issue is social security. Both Romney and his
party are on the record in favor of cuts to social
security, but Obama from the first debate has
pretended that there is no difference on this issue.
This is an enormous tactical and political blunder.'

Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for
Economic and Policy Research and president
of Just Foreign Policy

Guardian (UK(
October 23, 2012
http://tinyurl.com/9l395lh

Toon of the Day
http://tinyurl.com/9znckcn
Miss Me?
Jim Morin - Miami Herald

THURSDAY

Quote of the Day
October 24, 2012

'These days, whenever someone in the post-
communist countries of eastern Europe tries to
criticise the changes that their country have
undergone, the tendency is to ridicule, or worse,
silence them. We're all middle class now, we are
told. Start your own little enterprises, consume and
shut up. Those trying to discuss a solution to the
current crisis other than the orthodox austerity
measures is quickly dismissed.'

Agata Pyzik
Guardian (UK)
October 24, 2012
http://tinyurl.com/9sndh5m

Toon of the Day
http://tinyurl.com/8lj3zqm
Horses and Bayonets
Jim Morin - Miami Herald

FRIDAY

Quote of the Day
October 26, 2012

'At what point will Mitt Romney and his campaign
staff gently escort John Sununu away from the
television cameras, tuck him into a cozy room
somewhere, make sure he has adequate provisions
and lock the door tight, so he can't get out until
November 7th?

'They should have done this long ago, and if they
had, they and we would have been spared the
shallowness and insult of Sununu's remark that
skin color was the reason for Colin Powell's
endorsement yesterday morning of President Obama
over Mitt Romney.

'... It's Sununu, not Obama, who has been on an
apology tour. And it's time for the tour to deposit
him in that cozy, locked room. He can come back
out in 12 days. Until then, we've all heard quite
enough.'

'Sayonara, Sununu'
Columnist Frank Bruni
New York Times
October 26, 2012
http://tinyurl.com/8cn4oom

Toon of the Day
http://tinyurl.com/95972z3
Ghouls
Mike Luckovich

SATURDAY

Quote of the Day
October 27, 2012

'Imagine getting a letter from the boss, telling you
how to vote. '

Steven Greenhouse
New York Times
October 27, 2012
http://tinyurl.com/9ppz56l

Toon of the Day
http://tinyurl.com/9t6e8kn
On the Job Assembly
Pat Bagley - The Salt Lake Tribune

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