Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Glenn Beck, giving the federal government until Monday to come clean on what he claims is a cover-up of the bombings at the Boston Marathon.
U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, of “terror baby” fame, claiming that terrorists are being trained to “act” Hispanic.
We know Al Qaeda has camps over with the drug cartels on the other side of the Mexican border. We know that people that are now being trained to come in and act like Hispanic [sic] when they are radical Islamists. We know these things are happening. It is just insane not to protect ourselves, to make sure that people come in as most people do … They want the freedoms we have.
Televangelist Pat Robertson, advising a viewer on which video games to play.
I don’t know what game you’re talking about. I know there’s one called Dungeons & Dragons that literally destroyed people’s lives.
The new campaign bumper sticker for U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas.
If babies had guns they wouldn’t be aborted.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, on efforts to turn Texas blue.
One thing that requires ongoing vigilance is the reality that the state of Texas is coming under a new assault, an assault far more dangerous than what the leader of North Korea threatened when he said he was going to add Austin, Texas, as one of the recipients of his nuclear weapons. The threat that we’re getting is the threat from the Obama administration and his political machine.
Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, saying he has no problem with creationism being taught in public schools.
Bottom line, at the end of the day, we want our kids to be exposed to the best facts. Let’s teach them about the big bang theory, let’s teach them about evolution, let’s teach them — I’ve got no problem if a school board, a local school board, says we want to teach our kids about creationism, that people, some people, have these beliefs as well, let’s teach them about ‘intelligent design.’
Pat Robertson, rushing to blame all Muslims for the Boston bombing without mentioning Islam by name.
[T]o think that somebody would be so vicious, so evil as to want to kill little children, and maim families who were there rejoicing in a sporting contest on a beautiful day in Boston, it just makes you sick at your stomach. Don’t talk to me about religion of peace, no way.
President Obama, during an interfaith service for victims of Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing.
That’s what you’ve taught us, Boston. That’s what you’ve reminded us — to push on. To persevere. To not grow weary. To not get faint. Even when it hurts. Even when our heart aches. We summon the strength that maybe we didn’t even know we had, and we carry on. We finish the race.