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Jordan Candler / January 5, 2022

Wednesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Matt Walsh, Rand Paul, Eric Adams, and more.

Insight: “If Americans wish to preserve a country they will recognize, then the first step is to recognize the enemy. Public education is the enemy. The entertainment industry is the enemy. The corporate culture is the enemy. The advertising industry is the enemy. And most of the politicians in both parties are the enemy. An enemy is defined as anybody, or any organization, which is attacking the traditional beliefs of Americans.” —Charley Reese (1937-2013)

“The January 6th rioters were very stupid. They are paying an extremely hefty price for their stupidity now. They were not ‘insurrectionists.’ They never posed the slightest threat to our system. They were not going to overthrow the government and weren’t trying to. In a healthy country, that’s all that we would need to say about it. We would have long since moved on by now. But the media and the Democrat Party won’t allow that to happen. January 6th gave them ammunition that they will literally never stop using. Ever.” —Matt Walsh

“I have come to the realization that my relationship with YouTube is dysfunctional. Sure, I can get millions of views. But why should I allow anonymous ‘fact-checkers’ to censor my fully sourced, fact-based content? They don’t want to challenge or debate me with opposing views, they just want my silence. … So today [Monday], I announce that I will begin an exodus from Big Tech. I will no longer post videos on YouTube unless it is to criticize them or announce that viewers can see my content on Why begin with YouTube? Because they’re the worst censors.” —Senator Rand Paul

“Elon Musk can afford to buy Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Imagine if he did it and systematically censored Democrats and leftists. ‘We’re being silenced! Silenced!’ The shrieks would be audible for miles. How speedily the other side would discover the imperative of free speech!” —Dinesh D'Souza

“I just don’t understand how any intelligent person can look at the world today and say: what we need is more government.” —David Harsanyi

Friendly fire: “2022 could be a great time to show what we’ve learned. I tried to warn we were headed too far left.” —former MSNBC host Chris Matthews

Credit where it’s due: “This is traumatizing our children. The way adults are responding to COVID is having a negative impact on our children. … The safest place for children right now is in a school building. … Strand after strand, we can’t continue to stop our children from developing socially and academically.” —NYC Mayor Eric Adams

A blind squirrel finds a nut: “I encourage the states and school districts to use the funding that you still have to protect your children and keep the schools open.” —Joe Biden

He dropped the nut: “There’s no excuse for anyone being unvaccinated. This continues to be a pandemic of the unvaccinated.” —Joe Biden

Hot air: “Be concerned about Omicron, but don’t be alarmed. But, if you’re unvaccinated, you have some reason to be alarmed. … Some will die. Needlessly die.” —Joe Biden (To quote the great William Wallace: “Every man dies. Not every man really lives.”)

Thanks, Captain Obvious: “People who are overweight or obese are at a much higher risk of much more severe disease and even death from Covid-19 — and one new study suggests that losing weight can reduce that risk.” —CNN (“I’m really glad that CNN is finally catching up to the rest of us who’ve had functioning prefrontal cortexes the past two years.” —Jesse James)

D'oh! “How can we Democrats permit a situation in which Republicans can pass voter suppression laws at the state level with only a simple majority vote but not allow the United States Senate to do the same?” —Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

And last… “Women are born homemakers — we literally provide a home to our children within our wombs. Abortion uproots the safe home for children in our bodies. It makes sense, then, that people who believe abortion is a moral good reject homemakers and don’t understand their worth.” —Abby Roth

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