The Week in Quotes (Aug. 11 – 17)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.

Darek Isaacs, a creationist author and filmmaker, arguing that dragons were real creatures that lived thousands of years ago.

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San Antonio Councilwoman Elisa Chan, making one of several intolerant comments about gays in a conversation secretly recorded by a former aide.

So disgusting!

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Superintendent Tom Bowman of the Corrigan-Camden Independent School District, on state Sen. Dan Patrick’s attempts to bar school districts from using the CSCOPE curriculum.

For Dan Patrick to be deciding what’s going to be in our curriculum is all at the heart of the problem for me. I trust our local community and our local school board. I’ll take my chances with my community and with my school board when it comes to making decisions about what we’re teaching, and how effectively we’re teaching it.

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Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on the ongoing CSCOPE controversy, which has been used by both Dewhurst and his opponent state Sen. Dan Patrick as a political issue in the lieutenant governor’s race.

I personally have a problem with any effort to politicize this fight.

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Gene Karpinski, the president of the League of Conservation Voters, on his organization’s ad campaign calling out climate science deniers in Congress.

The American people are tired of Washington politicians ignoring basic scientific facts and standing in the way of action on climate change.

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Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, reacting to Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold’s claims that there are enough votes in the House to impeach President Barack Obama.

I think the Republican leadership, not just the chairman of the party, but the House and Senate leadership will also, I think, vehemently begin to push back against stupid.

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