The Week in Quotes (July 10 – 16)

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

Ft. Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy, on the divisive reaction to the Dallas shootings from Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.

We should have known that before long, somebody in Texas would say something really awful. We should have figured it’d be Patrick.

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John Dietz, former Travis County District Judge, on “just how devoid of caring the Legislature is” in regards to public school funding.

Goddamn! What is more important than education?

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Rachel Huff, a gay Republican delegate from Washington, D.C., pleading with GOP party leaders to drop opposition to marriage equality from the party platform. The effort was rejected.

All I ask today is that you include me. If our party wants a future, we must evolve.

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Right wing talk show host Rick Wiles fretting about the nefarious possibilities of the new smartphone game, Pokémon Go.

What if this technology is transferred to Islamic jihadists and Islamic jihadists have an app that shows them where Christians are located geographically?

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in an interview on Fox News, reacting to the Thursday night attack in Nice, France.

We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in Sharia, they should be deported.

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