Jordan Candler / April 27, 2021

Tuesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Clarence Thomas, Andrew McCarthy, Bill Maher, and more.

Insight: “Freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter much. That would be a mere shadow of freedom. The test of its substance is the right to differ as to things that touch the heart of the existing order.” —Justice Robert H. Jackson (1892-1954)

Re: leftist double standards: “When addressing juvenile murderers, this Court has stated that ‘children are different’ and that courts must consider ‘a child’s lesser culpability.’ And yet, when assessing the Court-created right of an individual of the same age to seek an abortion, Members of this Court take pains to emphasize a ‘young woman’s right to choose.’ It is curious how this Court’s view of the maturity of minors ebbs and flows depending on the issue.” —Justice Clarence Thomas

For the record: “If you did not watch the Derek Chauvin trial, but only heard the inflammatory comments spewing out of the White House and the media-Democrat complex, there are things about it you would never know. And you’d be apt to believe the claims that American law enforcement is systemically racist. I watched the trial day in and day out, so let me cut you in on a few basic facts. Not a shred of evidence was introduced at the trial that Derek Chauvin is a racist. None. There was nothing in the weeks of testimony that even hinted at such a thing.” —former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy

Friendly fire: “You know the reason why advertisers in this country love the 18 to 34 demographic? Because it’s the most gullible. Yeah. A third of people under 35 say they’re in favor of abolishing the police — not defunding, but doing away with a police force altogether, which is less of a policy position and more of a leg tattoo. Thirty-six percent of Millennials think it might be a good idea to try communism, but much of the world did try it. I know, Millennials think that doesn’t count because they weren’t alive when it happened. But it did happen. And there are people around who remember it. … The problem isn’t that I don’t get what you’re saying or that I’m old. The problem is that your ideas are stupid.” —Bill Maher

Race bait I: “Ma'Khia Bryant was a child like Tamir Rice was a child. The way she has been talked about as this, you know, because she was a big girl right, and so people just see her as the aggressor. They don’t see her humanity. They adultified her. We turn black girls into women before they are even able to vote and then and are unable to see them as children.” —Rutgers University professor Brittany Cooper

Race bait II: “The trial for George Floyd’s murder was different in that everyone was on the right side of history and that people were listening. The verdict of George Floyd’s murder was a victory in accountability but not a victory towards abolition. While we watched Derek Chauvin be convicted for murder, a Black child named Ma'Khia Bryant was murdered by police, proving there is no justice. We must fight for abolition because in an abolitionist world we would still have George Floyd and Ma'Khia Bryant.” —Black Lives Matter cofounder Patrisse Cullors-Brignac

Braying jenny: “If we take a knee, they’re mad. If we speak up like I do, they’re mad. If we protest like Martin Luther King Jr. taught us to do, they’re mad. What is it that they expect us to do when police keep killing us?” —Congresswoman Maxine Waters (“We’re angry when you lie and incite riots.” —Michael Knowles)

Thanks, Captain Obvious: “I think it’s pretty common sense now that outdoor risk is really, really quite low, particularly, I mean, if you are a vaccinated person.” —Dr. Anthony Fauci

Non compos mentis: “Modern science obviously recognizes that there are many more than two biological sexes. In fact, there are six. … Biologically speaking, scientifically speaking, sex is a spectrum, and oftentimes can be very ambiguous.” —Texas state Rep. James Talarico

And last… “I still can’t believe changing the cover of a box of pancake mix hasn’t caused world peace yet.” —Kevin Sorbo

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