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Most Outrageous Quote of the Week – July 9, 2022

“Fittingly, Biden awarded his presidential medals to fellow losers, Biles and Rapinoe.”

Jenna Ellis, criticizing President Joe Biden for awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Olympic gold medalists Simone Biles and Megan Rapinoe

An attorney and right-wing news commentator, Ellis is a devout Trump supporter and 2020 election denier.

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Worst Quotes of the Week – July 9, 2022

“So, why didn’t anyone raise an alarm? Well, maybe because he didn’t stand out. Maybe because there are a lot of young men in America who suddenly look and act a lot like this guy.  And of course, they’re angry. They know that their lives will not be better than their parents’. They’ll be worse. That’s all but guaranteed. They know that. They’re not that stupid.  And yet the authorities in their lives – mostly women – never stop lecturing them about their so-called privilege. ‘You’re male, you’re privileged!’”

Tucker Carlson, about the 21-year-old man charged with the mass shooting at a July 4 parade in Highland Park, Illinois

“The Highland Park shooting, unbelievable. Unbelievable.  They just passed this law, didn’t they?  18 to 21 year olds couldn’t buy rifles and all kinds of other kinds of things in this law that we told you wouldn’t matter.  They don’t matter.  And they’re not going to matter.  We’ve got a huge problem in this country and it’s a cultural decay. That’s what’s going on in this country.  Cultural decay, the decay of the civil society, the war on cops, the way that human life is viewed, whether it’s abortion, infanticide, whatever the issue.”

Mark Levin, blaming abortion for mass shootings in the U.S.

“If a constitutional right is not mentioned in the constitutional text, it doesn’t exist. I don’t care how desirable it may seem as a matter of policy.”

Jonathan Mitchell, former Texas Solicitor General and principal architect of Texas Senate Bill 8, which outlawed abortion, on targeting other Supreme Court rulings now that Roe has been overturned

Mitchell has opened a private law firm in Austin, Texas, Mitchell Law PLLC, to go after such rulings as Lawrence and Obergefell.

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Best Quotes of the Week – July 9, 2022

“There’s two battles that are happening in our country and in our city right now.  You have the far right that states give everyone a gun no matter what.  You have the far left that states everyone that uses a gun should not be held accountable.  These two groups are not the majority of Americans.  And they have actually held our country and our city hostage.  These two groups don’t realize they’re co-conspirators to the public safety crises that we’re facing in our city and country.”

Eric Adams, Mayor of New York City, about the rise in crime in his city

“Use of the Bible in the abortion debate often focuses on quoting individual verses out of context to prove something about the value of prenatal life. But there are no direct teachings about abortion in the Bible. And not all Christians engage with Scripture in this way, nor is it how all think about what shapes and defines Christian values.”

Rebecca Todd Peters, in an editorial about the reversal of Roe vs. Wade

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Happy Fourth of July 2022!

“One of the most important of life’s lessons is to learn independence, to understand freedom.  This means independence from attachments, from results, from opinions, and from expectations.”

Brian Weiss, Messages from the Masters

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Word of the Week – July 2, 2022

Trenchant

[TREN-chənt]

Adjective

Middle English, 13th century

Being sharp, intense, and forceful. Characterized by energy and effectiveness

Trenchant is often used to describe commentary or criticism. If you have a trenchant delivery, you’re known for your biting wit. An obsolete definition of trenchant means physically having a sharp blade. While the adjective is now used in a more figurative sense, a powerful, trenchant remark can still leave wounds.

Example: My trenchant descriptions of U.S. politics alienates some people, but excites others.

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Video of the Week – July 2, 2022

During a debate for the Republican nomination in Wyoming, current Rep. Liz Cheney explains her position on the January 6 Committee.

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Tweet of the Week – July 2, 2022

Kenneth Paxton

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Political Cartoon of the Week – July 2, 2022

John Darkow

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Photo of the Week – July 2, 2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson is sworn in as the latest U.S. Supreme Court Justice by Chief Justice John Roberts on Thursday, June 30.  Jackson replaces retiring Justice Stephen Breyer and becomes the first African-American woman on the SCOTUS.  Equally important is that – for the first time in U.S. history – four women sit on the High Court.  Brown-Jackson’s husband, Patrick Jackson, stands beside her.

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Worst Quotes of the Week – July 2, 2022

“The reason we had so many overreaching regulations in our nation is because the church complied.  The church is supposed to direct the government. The government is not supposed to direct the church.  That is not how our Founding Fathers intended it.  And I’m tired of this separation of church and state junk that’s not in the Constitution.  It was in a stinking letter and it means nothing like what they say it does.”

Rep. Lauren Boebert, in a speech to parishioners at a Colorado church, referring to an 1802 letter from Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptist Association in Connecticut

The letter declared, in part, that the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution established a “wall of separation between church and state”.

“I do care. I actually do care to address that and I’m really shocked. I’m actually appalled that Fox News would take a defamatory story like that and we are pursuing legal action against this drag queen, I’m appalled that you would bring that up when you have not talked about our stolen election.”

Kari Lake, a former journalist and current Republican candidate for governor of Arizona, responding to comments she allegedly had made about drag queens

The subject came up during an interview Lake granted to FOX News’ Bret Baier, when Baier inquired about a “Washington Post” story stating that stated: ‘Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake who has attacked drag queens as dangerous to children attended the shows of drag queen Richard Stephens for 20 years and once hired him to perform at her home.’

“My job is to defend state law and I’ll continue to do that. That is my job under the Constitution and I’m certainly willing and able to do that.”

Kenneth Paxton, Texas Attorney General, about Lawrence v. Texas, a 2003 Supreme Court ruling that overturned a state anti-sodomy law and made all such laws invalid nationwide

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