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Jordan Candler / August 13, 2021

Friday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Thomas Sowell, Kevin Sorbo, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and more.

Insight: “We must not always judge of the generality of the opinion by the noise of the acclamation.” —Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Upright I: “Why anyone would expect better decisions to be made by third parties who pay no price for being wrong is one of the mysteries of our time.” —Thomas Sowell

Upright II: “You don’t want to live in a country where all your needs are taken care of by the government. That’s not how you become great. That’s how you become dependent, vulnerable, and truly oppressed.” —Prager University

Observations: “The problem with capitalism is that there’s so much prosperity and free time people start creating their own problems.” —Kevin Sorbo

For the record: “Cloth masks, or even surgical masks, are like tying a rope around your waist while driving and claiming it’s a seat belt. It also isn’t too much of an exaggeration to say wearing a Gucci style face-covering, such as Nancy Pelosi has, is like asking an X-ray technician to wear their grandmother’s kitchen apron when taking X-rays.” —Dr. Peter Weiss

Tone-deaf: “There are a lot of people out there trying to turn a public safety measure that is children wearing masks in school so they can be safe into a political dispute. … To the mayors, school superintendents, educators, local leaders who are standing up to the governors politicizing mask protection for our kids, thank you.” —Joe Biden

Village idiot: “Screw your freedom.” —Arnold Schwarzenegger, who adds, “you’re a schmuck for not wearing a mask,” but also, “I don’t want to villainize anyone here.”

Non compos mentis: “The Taliban also has to make an assessment about what they want their role to be in the international community.” —White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki

And last… “Remember that time Twitter & Facebook CENSORED Hunter Biden laptop stories before the election claiming it was fake news … all the while Hunter Biden admits in a sex tape video that the Russians stole ANOTHER laptop from him in 2018 for blackmail?” —Liz Wheeler

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