The Week in Quotes (June 29 – July 5)

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

U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II, ripping apart arguments against same-sex marriage. Heyburn on Tuesday overturned Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage.

These arguments are not those of serious people.

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George Takei, Star Trek actor and outspoken activist, weighing in on this week’s Supreme Court decision on the Hobby Lobby case.

One wonders whether the case would have come out differently if a Muslim-run chain business attempted to impose Sharia law on its employees.

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Ann Coulter, on the World Cup.

Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation’s moral decay.

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Todd Akin, attempting to explain his infamous “legitimate rape” comments made during his senate campaign.

My comment about a woman’s body shutting the pregnancy down was directed to the impact of stress on fertilization. This is something fertility doctors debate and discuss. Doubt me? Google ‘stress and fertilization,’ and you will find a library of research on the subject.

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TFN President Kathy Miller remarking on the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.

This decision today holds a woman’s healthcare decisions hostage to the religious belief of the corporation that employs her; that’s not religious freedom.

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Excerpt from the 1968 Supreme Court decision, Newman v. Piggie Park Enterprises. Last week was the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

[The defendant contended] that the [Civil Rights] Act was invalid because it “contravenes the will of God” and constitutes an interference with the “free exercise of the Defendant’s religion.”

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BONUS: This guy turned Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissent in the Hobby Lobby contraception mandate case into a song.

2 thoughts on “The Week in Quotes (June 29 – July 5)

  1. The Hobby Lobby decision is going to hit companies hard nationwide when the economy picks up more. I would like to issue a warning to Texas employers:

    1) When the economy picks up and you need to hire high-quality individuals with excellent skills, your best job candidates are going to tell you, “I appreciate the job offer, but my wife’s birth control pills cost $400+ per month. Therefore, I have accepted a job offer with another company.” Mark my word. You are going to suffer and lose millions of dollars you would have otherwise earned. You need to weigh that for yourself and your stock holders.

    2) This is a warning to Texas businesses who not only relish the Hobby Lobby decision but want to test the legal waters even more just to see how far they can go in using their narrow-minded religious beliefs to oppress and control the personal lives of their employees. If you decide to make your rope longer, millions of unhappy customers state-wide will make sure that you hang yourselves with it. Mark my word. You are going to lose an enormous amount of business and revenue.

    Personally, here in Tennessee, my family is finding out which companies are going to implement the Hobby Lobby decision at the state and national levels. Our family is refusing to purchase the goods and services of those companies—or to otherwise do business with them.

  2. Yes. That Todd Akin thing really hurt Romney in the last Presidential election.

    And speaking of Presidential elections and things that really hurt a campaign,some Texans thought a Marlboro-cigarettes-cowboy public image would make Rick Perry appealing to the American people who live outside of Texas. The thing they failed to recognize is that all the Marlboro-cowboy image in the world could not cover for a candidate that comes across as not particularly bright, educated, or capable of analytical and other high thought processes.

    People in Texas may not have noticed this, but nowadays when Rick Perry appears for a national audience on CNN or Meet the Press-type shows, he is always seen wearing black eyeglasses. Obviously, some idiot on the campaign staff said, “Let’s put black spectacles on Rick. It will make him look more intellectual (translate that as “make him look smarter than he really is).”

    Note to Rick Perry Presidential Campaign:

    The idiot who thought up the eyeglass trick needs to be disciplined. It is not working. Every time I see him in those ridiculous-looking glasses, the first thought that comes to mind is, “Wow!! He really looks like an even sillier goose with those stupid spectacles on. What was his campaign thinking???!!! Have they gone crazy!!!”

    Like Rick Perry or not, if I were his campaign manager, there is no way I would allow this nonsense to continue. The answer is not to put “goofus-looking” glasses on the candidate. The answer is to smarten up your candidate and provide him with real-world knowledge and thinking capacities about domestic and global issues. The eyeglasses tactic is simply not working with us folks who live outside of Texas, and it is actually hurting the image of your candidate. We know the Marlboro cowboy does not wear glasses, and if he did, it would not make him look smart. Rick has to be conditioned to exude true intelligence and knowledge to make himself acceptable to the American people at-large.

    I don’t believe this. Here I am on TFN Insider providing wise and honest campaign advice to the Rick Perry campaign. I must have finally gone mad.

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