Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Pat Robertson’s warning to a viewer who was planning a trip to Kenya. Kenyans are now demanding that Robertson apologize for the remarks.
Not in Kenya. You might get AIDS in Kenya. The people have AIDS in Kenya. The towels could have AIDS.
Iowa Congressman Steve King, saying in an interview that he doesn’t expect to find gay people in heaven.
I’ll just say that what was a sin 2,000 years ago is a sin today, and people that were condemned to hell 2,000 years ago, I don’t expect to meet them should I make it to heaven. So let’s stick with that principle.
Nick Muzin, the deputy chief of staff for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
Before ObamaCare, there had never been a case of Ebola in the U.S.
Dr. Ben Carson, citing political correctness as the reason for the fall of the Roman Empire.
The reason that is very troubling to me is that it’s the very same thing that happened to the Roman Empire.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, on whether he would have defended a ban on interracial marriage.
Actually, the reason why you’re uncertain about it is because I didn’t answer the question. And I can’t go back and answer some hypothetical question like that.
Scott Lane, the stepfather of a sixth grader in Negreet, La. Lane and his wife are suing over claims that their son endured school-sanctioned religious activity.
It’s an abusive situation. When I send my kids to school, I’m expecting them to receive an education, not an indoctrination.
Congressman Louie Gohmert, making a strange argument against allowing gay individuals to serve in the military.
But you know what, it’s a different kind of fighting, it’s a different kind of war and if you’re sitting around getting massages all day ready to go into a big, planned battle, then you’re not going to last very long.
One thought on “The Week in Quotes (Oct. 19 – 25)”
Texas seems to have the single largest assemblage of idiotic, Tea-stained politicians in the nation and that’s saying something in today’s south. Now I discover much to my personal sadness that Sir Winston Churchill was a virulent racist. Well, he was a Victorian and was as much a product of his times as much as his times were a product of his own. It’s so sad that humanity never seems to learn from its own history as no one seems to study it.