The Week in Quotes (Dec. 31 – Jan. 6)

by TFN

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes.

NBC Miami meteorologist John Morales, after President Trump conflated short-term weather conditions and longer-term climate trends.

“Climate is what you expect and weather is what you get.”


Chuck Smith of Equality Texas, on the record number of openly LGBTQ people who will run for public office in Texas in 2018.

“I think for many, the motivation to run is in sync with the adage, ‘If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.’”


Christy Mallory of the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, on the invisible costs to states that fail to pass laws that protect LGBT people.

“The boycotts and stuff make headlines because they often involve big companies or famous people and that link is very clear. But we’re trying to illuminate this other link.”


The editorial board of the San Antonio Express-News, on Trump administration directives to avoid certain words in budget and policy documents.

“We fail to see why the use of ‘evidence-based’ or ‘science-based’ would be a red flag to anyone. Ideally, policy decisions would be based on evidence and contemporary science, right?”

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