Thursday Short Cuts
Pat Sajak gets the joke: "We're celebs. We're wiser & more empathetic than you. We are famous. Please take our opinions more seriously."
Upright: “At the Las Vegas concert, men died protecting women, using their bodies as shields and standing up in the middle of gunfire to direct the women to safety. … Without many facts to go on, the only sweeping conclusion we can make so far is that there’s a reason feminism didn’t emerge from the country music community.” —Ann Coulter
Good luck with that: “Ban guns. All guns. Get rid of guns in homes, and on the streets, and, as much as possible, on police.” —New Republic’s Phoebe Maltz Bovy
Village Idiots: “They say it’s inappropriate to be talking about [gun control] because it’s too soon. Maybe it’s too soon for you because you know, deep down in your heart … you bear some responsibility for the fact that almost anyone can get any weapon they want. So now you want to cover yourself until the storm of outrage passes and you can go back to your dirty business as usual.” —Jimmy Kimmel
Non Compos Mentis: “I want any young men who buy a gun to be treated like young women who seek an abortion. Think about it: a mandatory 48-hours waiting period, written permission from a parent or a judge, a note from a doctor proving that he understands what he is about to do, time spent watching a video on individual and mass murders, traveling hundreds of miles at his own expense to the nearest gun shop, and walking through protesters holding photos of loved ones killed by guns, protesters who call him a murderer.” —Gloria Steinem
Race bait: “When you are in the [House chamber] what you can see is this real dichotomy. It’s a feeling of color almost. On one side of the room is literally gray and white. Literally, that is the color palette on one side of the room. On the other side of the room, there are yellows and blues and whites and greens. Physically there’s a difference in color, in the tone, because on one side all men, all white, on the other side some women, some people of color.” —Michelle Obama on the GOP’s supposed “all white men” identity
And last… “OK, let me explain this again: We’re celebs. We’re wiser & more empathetic than you. We are famous. Please take our opinions more seriously.” —Pat Sajak