“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.