Jerry Brown, California, Woody Guthrie Brown discussed on Morning Edition


On ninety three point nine FM. And coming up on morning edition. The Eurasia group is issued. It's global risk analysis for twenty nineteen and the outlook. Not good. What's scary? Is it just about everything that could be trending badly in the world of geopolitics is. But the report also says most of the threats are not urgent while a closer. Look at this coming up next hour. Chilly twenty-five degrees right now in New York. Increasing cloudiness today with a high near thirty five degrees would feel colder with the wind wins from the north from five to eleven miles per hour. We do have a chance of rain and sleet late tonight. And then rain is likely tomorrow. Twenty-five degrees. Fair skies in New York. It's seven fifty one. It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm Noel king. Good morning, California. Governor Jerry Brown finishes his term today. He's always liked reeling off Latin quotes, and obscure literary and historical. References Ben Adler of capital public radio has a reporter's notebook of some of Brown's more memorable quips during his final. Go round has governor you might expect a drop in entertainment value when a movie star leaves the governor's office, the Jerry Brown took California politics from Arnold Schwarzenegger's. I'll be back to Latin. I've often used the phrase from Thomas Hobbes bellum own counter openness of the only country that was Brown quoting a seventeenth century English philosopher during his state budget update in may twenty eleven back when California face to twenty seven billion dollar deficit. He was urging Republicans to strike a deal that would let voters decide whether to extend expiring tax increases. Otherwise, he translated war of all against all. It will be everyone will return to their corner, and devise strategies on what California does there was no deal. So later that year after signing a budget with automatic cuts, if state revenues came in below projections Brown, again turned to Latin there's a very simple I wanted to invoke a Latin phrase here, Nimmo dot non Holiday Inn means no main gives what he does not have the state cannot give what it does not have friend would also sprinkle in little quips. When speaking off the cuff, for example, in September of twenty eleven as he was slogging through hundreds of bills on his desk. Every human problem law a statement, he sometimes echoed in his veto messages, which themselves were often quite entertaining. And last month at the Sacramento Press Club, he put forth, perhaps the most Jerry Brown quote ever. Not big news. As for literary and historical references, you'd be hard pressed to top the twenty the Brown weaved into his twenty thirteen state of the state address. For example, Oliver Wendell Holmes Genesis than the lean cows it up the fact cows quiz bits William Butler Yeats the principle of subsidiarity little engine that could and it his 2017 state of the state. Let me end in the immortal words of Woody Guthrie Brown quoted Guthrie's progressive folk anthem. This land is your land as he urged states still reeling from President Trump's election to respond with courage, and perseverance. Nobody living can never make me turn back. This land was made for you. And me Joe foreign is not turning back. Not.

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