Thursday, December 5th, 2013
The task at hand on will not be easy. But you have mandated us to change South Africa from a country in which the majority lived with little hope, to one in which they can live and work with dignity, with a sense of self-esteem and confidence in the future.
— Excerpt from Nelson Mandela’s inaugural speech, delivered May 9th, 1994 (via Wikiquote)
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
Monday, December 2nd, 2013
I seriously think that he knew that he was never going to dig Husky football all the way out of the hole that he found it in. With his California ties and the way USC can recuit itself, he has a better chance of doing well. He must have known that another couple of 7-8 win seasons here would have been the end of it. This offer was his get out of jail free card.
— UW Dawg Pound commenter Bugs Dodger, reacting to the news that head football coach Steve Sarkisian has been hired as USC’s new head coach. Sarkisian coached at USC under Pete Carroll, who now coaches the Seahawks.
Sunday, December 1st, 2013
It’s outrageous, appalling, that we are buying these toys when we don’t have adequate personnel to clean, to supervise. Classrooms are overcrowded, and my room has not been swept or mopped in years except by me and the students…. It would be great if the basics were met. I can’t get past that.
— Computer animation teacher Robert J. Moreau, criticizing the Los Angeles Unified School District’s $1 billion iPad program.
Friday, November 29th, 2013
You can go online or go to stores the week after and find just as many deals, without all the people… You couldn’t pay me enough to set foot in a store this week.
— Dallas resident Ignacio Herrera, telling the Wall Street Journal he plans to do most of his holiday shopping online and avoid the “Black Friday” madness.