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Tweet of the Week – June 19, 2021

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Funniest Quote of the Week – June 19, 2021

“The Church says their position has always been very plain.  If children want to be around gay adults, they can become altar boys.”

Bill Maher, regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that the Roman Catholic Church can’t be forced to place foster children with same-sex couples

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Worst Quotes of the Week – June 19, 2021

“Strangely, some of the key people who participated on Jan. 6 have not been charged.  Look at the document. The government calls those people unindicted co-conspirators.  What does that mean?  Well, it means that in potentially every single case, they were FBI operatives.”

Tucker Carlson, insinuating the FBI was part of the January 6 riots on Capitol Hill

“But these people are running around saying, ‘There is no vote fraud because, well, there’s no prosecutions.’  Well, have you gotten the gist of how hard it is to get a stinkin’ prosecution?  Have you gotten that yet?  So, it’s really hard to get one.”

Jay DeLancy, a former U.S. Air Force colonel and executive director of North Carolina’s Voter Integrity Project, lamenting his failed efforts to highlight voter fraud in the state

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Best Quotes of the Week – June 19, 2021

President Joe Biden points to Opal Lee after signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, June 17, 2021, in Washington.  Lee, a 94-year-old Texan, had campaigned for holiday.  From left, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif, Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ill., Opal Lee, Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., Vice President Kamala Harris, House Majority Whip James Clyburn of S.C., Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, obscured, Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

“This day doesn’t just celebrate the past. It calls for action today.”

President Joe Biden, upon signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act on June 17

“You are courageous leaders and American patriots.”

Vice-President Kamala Harris, praising a group of Texas Democrats for walking out on a state legislative session in protest of a strict new voting bill

“Without a national standard for voting rights and voting reform, states are going to just chip away at the rights of voters state by state. Hopefully, this might inform minds and shape opinions when folks are in that Senate cloakroom wrestling over how they’re going to proceed with HR1 and HR4.”

Texas State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, about the Texas Democratic walk-out

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Word of the Week – June 12, 2021

Epigrammatic

Adjective

Latin, 17th century

Of the nature or in the style of an epigram; concise, clever, and amusing.

Example: Whether composing short stories or essays, I often rely upon my epigrammatic personality to get my point across.

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Political Cartoon of the Week – June 12, 2021

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Sen. Joe Manchin

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Stupidest Quote of the Week – June 12, 2021

“I was informed by the past director of NASA that they have found that the moon’s orbit is changing slightly and so has the Earth’s orbit around the sun.  Is there anything that the national Forest Service or [Bureau of Land Management] can do to change the course of the moon’s orbit or the Earth’s orbit around the sun?  Obviously, that would have profound effects on our climate.”

Rep. Louie Gohmert, to Jennifer Eberlien, associate deputy chief of the U.S. Forest Service, during a congressional hearing on climate change

Eberlien responded, “I would have to follow up with you on that one, Mr. Gohmert.”

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Worst Quotes of the Week – June 12, 2021

“I miss Trump.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham, in an interview with Laura Ingraham on FOX News

“I want to go in and be a thoughtful disrupter in Sacramento. We need to change the system, and I want to change the system for the positive.”

Caitlyn Jenner, in a June 10 appearance on “The View”

During a tense exchange with the show’s hosts, Jenner criticized California Gov. Gavin Newsome, ranted about immigration and refused to agree that Donald Trump lost the 2020 election.

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Best Quotes of the Week – June 12, 2021

“To have to see these people every day, and they don’t have our back.  Something as simple as just trying to find out what happened, so that it doesn’t happen again, because my fear is this was the tip of the iceberg.  You have a lot of people that are radicalized, that this is exactly what they wanted to do.  And it’s – by there being no accountability – it’s emboldening them.”

James Blassingame, a Capitol Hill police officer on repercussions of the January 6 Capitol Hill riots, in a PBS interview

“‘Patriotic education’ isn’t education; it’s propaganda.  And it’s honestly not that patriotic to raise the next generation on whitewashed, simpleminded half-truths just because it makes you feel good.”

Kevin M. Kruse, history professor at Princeton University, about Texas House Bill 2497, which would establish a panel of nine political appointees tasked with educating students about Texas history

The measure, House Bill 2497, earned bipartisan support this session, passing the House by a vote of 124 to 19, and 22 to 9 in the Senate. It establishes a panel of nine political appointees tasked with educating about Texas history, whose work will mostly be found in informational pamphlets given to Texans receiving driver’s licenses. The committee will “promote awareness” of Texas’ past as it relates to “the history of prosperity and democratic freedom in this state,” according to the bill.

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Word of the Week – June 5, 2021

Perspicacious

Adjective

Latin, 17th century

Highly perceptive, keen. Discerning, shrewd

Example: My perspicacious nature showed up early in childhood when I began reading around the age of 2.

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