September 12, 2023

Tuesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Michelle Lujan Grisham, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and more.

The BIG Lies

“Ground Zero in New York — I remember standing there the next day and looking at the building. I felt like I was looking through the gates of hell.” —Joe Biden, who was in Washington, DC, on September 12, 2001

“Overall, we are seeing progress, but we’re not gonna have a constant. There are gonna be fluctuations. That is normal, just like the weather fluctuates.” —Kamala Harris vis-à-vis illegal immigration

“There is no direct evidence that President Biden was involved in any way, shape, or form in Hunter Biden’s business dealings.” —Congressman Dan Goldman (D-NY)


“If there’s an emergency — and I’ve declared an emergency for a temporary amount of time — I can invoke additional powers. No constitutional right, in my view, including my oath, is intended to be absolute.” —New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, who banned the carrying of guns in Albuquerque for 30 days

A Broken Clock Is Right Twice a Day

“I support gun safety laws. However, this order from the Governor of New Mexico violates the U.S. Constitution. No state in the union can suspend the federal Constitution. There is no such thing as a state public health emergency exception to the U.S. Constitution.” —Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA)

“I support gun safety but there is no such thing as a state public health emergency exception to the U.S. Constitution.” —David Hogg

Hot Air

“The Indian looks at John Wayne and points to the Union soldier and says, ‘He’s a lying, dog-faced pony soldier!’ Well, there’s a lot of lying, dog-faced pony soldiers out there about global warming.” —Joe Biden


“How we go forward has to be in a way that unifies America … and nobody is better [at] that than Joe Biden, the most emphatic — a visionary, a knowledgeable person with great judgment, a strategic thinker.” —Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (“The vast majority of Americans disagree — only Jimmy Carter was more unpopular at this point in his presidency.” —RNC)

Re: The Left

“The government of California — like other state governments — is undermining the control of parents and essentially saying their children belong to the state and it knows what’s best for them, not the parents. That’s how the communist governments in the USSR and elsewhere operated. Are we headed down that totalitarian road, where the government starts arresting parents who disagree with its indoctrination or wrongful edicts?” —Michael Reagan

“The Founding Fathers, architects of the First Amendment and defenders of the very idea of free speech, would be appalled to see the lengths to which the censors now go to silence political debate in what should be a free country. That the executive branch has been a part of such censorship is worthy of a place in the list of grievances in the Declaration of Independence.” —Nate Jackson

“[Feminism] has preached that women are just like men. That they too can be promiscuous or be sex workers and be the boss babe. They can do and have it all while maintaining self-respect and finding satisfaction. Feminists have marketed this path as self-love and self-discovery. Sadly, women are falling for this utter nonsense. They start an OnlyFans and maybe get a lot of attention, but they are still empty. What they really want is a relationship and to be loved and respected. But when they go looking for those things they actually want, they run into brick walls because high-value men who are looking to settle down with a wife and family are very unlikely to choose a woman who was promiscuous or a porn star.” —Emmy Griffin

“Science in and of itself contains no moral prerogative or principle. In studying a rock, one may learn much regarding its physical characteristics, composition, and where it came from, but one will not learn that it should not be used to murder another human being. The trouble is, that is exactly what the modern secularist is attempting to do — use science to create and conform society to a new ‘scientific’ morality, something it simply cannot do.” —Thomas Gallatin

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