Jordan Candler / July 21, 2020

Tuesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Peter Heck, Bette Midler, Maxine Waters, and more.

Insight: “People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.” —George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Upright: “We can’t shield everyone from everything. We need to work to mitigate the risks, take rational steps that allow schools to open, be prepared with containment plans for potential outbreaks, and understand that there will be cases that happen whenever we open. It’s a communicable virus, yet somewhere along the line, a significant portion of society started believing that ‘beating the virus’ meant eradicating it to where no one ever caught it. That’s not even logical, no less tenable.” —Peter Heck

For the record: “Let Biden sit through an interview like this, he’ll be on the ground crying for mommy. He’ll say ‘mommy, mommy, please take me home.’” —Donald Trump to interviewer Chris Wallace

This week’s Trump Derangement Syndrome Award: “I can only imagine the envy with which [Donald Trump] watched Derek Chauvin’s casual cruelty and monstrous indifference as he murdered George Floyd. I can only imagine that Donald wishes it had been his knee on Floyd’s neck.” —rich celebrity leftist Bette Midler

Braying jenny: “Whether he knows it yet or not, [Trump] will be leaving.” —Nancy Pelosi

Braying jackass: “[Mitch] McConnell does not mean black people any good. He does not care.” —Rep. Maxine Waters

Nope: “The timing is right for reparations discussions.” —U. S. Conference of Mayors president Greg Fischer

Yes — we should address its subjugation and extremism: “I wish we taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith.” —Joe Biden

And last… “Monday: 1. NYT doxxes Tucker Carlson. 2. St. Louis gun couple indicted. 3. KY couple sentenced to ankle monitors for refusing quarantine. 4. CNN’s Stelter dismisses Portland riots as unnewsworthy. 5. Teachers unions keep schools shut. If you want Dems in charge, you’re nuts.” —Liz Wheeler

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