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“What a crowd! What a turnout!”

— DON­ALD TRUMP speak­ing to sup­port­ers who greeted him in Cor­pus Christi, Texas. Trump’s trip was or­ga­nized to sur­vey dam­age and con­sole sur­vivors of Hur­ri­cane Har­vey.

“For years now, I’ve been pitch­ing (this move) to the Mu­seum. A room with a bet­ter de­fen­si­ble po­si­tion against ve­loci­rap­tor at­tacks and re­duced ex­po­sure to pos­si­ble me­te­orite col­li­sions Fi­nally, the mam­mals in charge have come to their senses.”

— SUE, the fa­mous Tyran­nosaurus rex on dis­play at Chicago’s Field Mu­seum, writ­ing via the mu­seum’s com­mu­ni­ca­tion depart­ment about her move next year from the build­ing’s main hall to a pri­vate ex­hi­bi­tion. A ti­tanosaur three times Sue’s size, dis­cov­ered in Ar­gentina in 2014, will take over the main hall.

“You’ve ex­pe­ri­enced the wrath of mil­lions of peo­ple who watched the week un­fold and de­ter­mined they were wit­ness­ing in you and your megachurch’s re­sponse to the hur­ri­cane ev­ery­thing they be­lieve is wrong about or­ga­nized Chris­tian­ity — its self-serv­ing greed, its cal­lous­ness, its tone-deaf­ness in the face of a hurt­ing mul­ti­tude, its lack of some­thing that looks like Je­sus.”

— JOHN PAVLOVITZ, head of North Raleigh Com­mu­nity Church in North Carolina, join­ing other Chris­tian lead­ers in slam­ming “pros­per­ity gospel” min­is­ter Joel Osteen for try­ing to avoid shel­ter­ing sur­vivors of Hur­ri­cane Har­vey in his Hous­ton church build­ing.

“When con­fronta­tion shifts to the arena of vi­o­lence, it’s the tough­est and most bru­tal who win — and we know who that is. That’s quite apart from the op­por­tu­nity costs — the loss of the op­por­tu­nity for ed­u­ca­tion, or­ga­niz­ing and se­ri­ous and con­struc­tive ac­tivism.”

— In­flu­en­tial leftist in­tel­lec­tual NOAM CHOMSKY crit­i­ciz­ing an­tifa — ul­tra­left-lean­ing anti-facists — as a “ma­jor gift to the right” in an in­ter­view with the Washington Ex­am­iner.

“This is to­tally against the law. … I hope they are found & hung from a tall tree with a long rope.”

— Repub­li­can Mis­souri state Rep. WAR­REN LOVE writ­ing on Face­book in re­sponse to a story about van­dals throw­ing paint on the statue of a Con­fed­er­ate war hero.

“Hate for oth­ers and Amer­i­can his­tory (good and bad) drives your quixotic jour­ney to erase his­tory…. (Peo­ple like this) go miss­ing in the Oke­feno­kee. Too many necks they are red around here. Don’t say I didn’t warn you about ’em.”

— Ge­or­gia state Rep. JA­SON SPENCER warn­ing a black for­mer col­league via Face­book that her crit­i­cism of Con­fed­er­ate mon­u­ments could cause her to “go miss­ing.”

“It was in­cred­i­bly un­com­fort­able. He was lit­er­ally breath­ing down my neck. My skin crawled . ... What would you do? Do you stay calm, keep smil­ing and carry on as if he weren’t re­peat­edly in­vad­ing your space? Or do you turn, look him in the eye and say, loudly and clearly, back up you creep!”

— HIL­LARY CLIN­TON de­scrib­ing her epe­ri­ence shar­ing the stage with Don­ald Trump dur­ing the sec­ond pres­i­den­tial de­bate. The rev­e­la­tion is con­tained in her new book What Hap­pend.

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