The Week in Quotes (June 2 – 8)

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

U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, on a proposed amendment to the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act Wednesday that would allow humanists or members of ethical culture groups to join the military’s chaplain corps.

They don’t believe anything. I can’t imagine an atheist accompanying a notification team as they go into some family’s home to let them have the worst news of their life and this guy says, ‘You know, that’s it — your son’s just worms, I mean, worm food.’

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Kathy Miller, president of the Texas Freedom Network, on state Sen. Dan Patrick’s CSCOPE witch hunt.

Sen. Patrick seems to think someone has appointed him Texas classroom czar, with the power to dictate to local teachers what they can and can’t do in their own classrooms. But school districts and their teachers, who work with parents in their own communities, know far better than attention-craving politicians in Austin how to teach their students.

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Tea Party leader Ken Emanuelson at a gathering in Dallas.

I’m going to be real honest with you. The Republican Party doesn’t want black people to vote if they are going to vote 9-to-1 for Democrats.

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David Barton, president of the Texas-based group WallBuilders, talking about the Starbucks coffee chain’s support for gay rights.

(T)here’s no way a Christian can help support what is attacking God. I’m sorry, you’ve got to find some other coffee to drink. You can’t drink Starbucks and be Biblically correct on this thing. It’s just a real simple principle.

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Mary Ann Whiteker, superintendent of East Texas’ Hudson Independent School District, expressing her dismay over a political witch hunt that gutted a curriculum tool, CSCOPE, hundreds of the state’s school districts had been using to teach curriculum standards adopted by the State Board of Education.

When the state board tells you that you are supposed to teach the major religions and the beliefs of those religions, it’s then turned on you that you are promoting the Islamic religion because you taught students what the Islamic religion is.

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Republican Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, responding to a question about how America became “so mediocre” in regard to educational outcomes.

I think both parents started working. And the mom is in the work place.

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4 thoughts on “The Week in Quotes (June 2 – 8)

  1. “Republican Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, responding to a question about how America became “so mediocre” in regard to educational outcomes.

    I think both parents started working. And the mom is in the work place.

    Yabaw Phil!! Atta way to go boy!! Offend nearly every woman in the United States so you can win that 2014 and 2016 election for the GOP. Were you people born stupid, or did it it just creep up on you when you weren’t looking?

    Tea Party leader Ken Emanuelson at a gathering in Dallas.

    “I’m going to be real honest with you. The Republican Party doesn’t want black people to vote if they are going to vote 9-to-1 for Democrats.”

    Well, I am going to be real honest with you Ken. When Teflon Obama beats the phoney charges you guys have manufactured, he’s going to be one pissed negro. If you and your extremist GOP friends manufacture any homemade cornpone to keep blacks from voting in the next election down in Texas (2014 and 2016), there is an extremely high probabilty that Obama’s new Attorney General will bring the full weight of the federal Civil Rights apparatus crashing down on every bigot politician in Texas. I hope you and your other politician friends are ready to do hard time in a Federal penitentiary. The right to vote is the most precious right all Americans have. Anyone who interferes with that right deserves extreme punishment. Go ahead Ken. Make the Teflon negro’s day!!

  2. “You know, that’s it — your son’s just worms, I mean, worm food.”

    No worse than, “You know, that’s it — your son wasn’t a member of the [One True Religion of My Choice], so he’s toasting in Hell.”

  3. I’ll go you one better lurker111. Once upon a time, I had a political fundie actually tell me that all people who are not fundies ARE worms.

    1. Sheesh. I’d have a hard time responding to that, at least at the moment. Later–and too late to do any good–I might come up with something like, “Worms produce arable soil. You only produce discord.”

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