Jordan Candler / May 5, 2022

Thursday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Thomas Sowell, Brit Hume, the ACLU, Pope Francis, and more.


“No loss by flood and lightning, no destruction of cities and temples by hostile forces of nature, has deprived man of so many noble lives and impulses as those which his intolerance has destroyed.” —Helen Keller (1880-1968)

Re: The Left

“Social media and the press had convinced media and entertainment executives that Americans enjoy woke lectures about atoning for whiteness, the infallibility of ‘the science,’ and of course, ‘misinformation.’ But they don’t. In fact, a recent Spiked study found that Americans who align with the ‘woke’ account for only 8% of the electorate. They barely exist anywhere, even in liberal states. Thankfully.” —Bobby Burack

“It was a trans man!” —Dave Chappelle joking moments after an individual attacked him on stage, a reference to the fact Chappelle has publicly affirmed there are only two genders


“Hearing a lot of Leftists … say that abortion is a ‘difficult choice.’ Okay, please explain why. The only answer: because there is the life of a preborn child involved. Now explain why your personal interests allow for its death.” —Ben Shapiro

“Dear people upset Roe is dying. I want you to remember the feeling of dread you have right now. Now understand this is nothing compared to the feeling you’ll have on the day of judgment you think is a myth. Repent.” —Erick Erickson

For the Record

“Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed that the leaked [Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization] draft majority opinion was ‘authentic,’ but he called the leak a ‘betrayal of the confidences of the Court’ and ‘directed the Marshal of the Court to launch an investigation into the source of the leak.’ Criminal prosecution could follow, though we’d bet there won’t be an FBI raid of the leaker’s home; that’s reserved for journalists who obtain Ashley Biden’s diary.” —Nate Jackson

“Why is it that so many people who are ‘pro-choice’ when it comes to abortion are against choice when it comes to letting parents choose where their children go to school?” —Thomas Sowell

“Amusing to watch Democratic politicians supposedly worried about the erosion of our democracy suddenly in a panic over the possibility that abortion could be returned to our regular democratic process.” —Brit Hume

“‘Consent to sex isn’t consent to pregnancy.’ Yes, yes, it is. That’s like saying eating food isn’t consent to digestion.” —Allie Beth Stuckey

“I could be wrong but if you have 12 hours to protest outside the court you probably have 2 minutes to buy a condom.” —Jimmy Failla

A Trip Down Memory Lane

“I don’t like the Supreme Court decision or abortion. I think it went too far. I don’t think that a woman has the sole right to say what should happen to her body.” —Joe Biden, 1974

“I do not view abortion as a choice and a right. I think it’s always a tragedy, and I think that it should be rare and safe, and I think we should be focusing on how to limit the number of abortions.” —Joe Biden, 2006

Dog & Pony Show

“This isn’t your grandfather’s Republican Party, America. It’s Donald Trump’s Republican Party. It’s a right-wing Republican Party. It’s a party where your children will have less rights than you did.” —Senate Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer

“Those Republican leaders who are trying to weaponize the use of the law against women, what we say: How dare they! How dare they tell a woman what she can do and cannot do with her own body. How dare they!” —VP Kamala Harris

Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste

“A stolen, illegitimate, and far-right Supreme Court majority appears set to destroy the right to abortion, an essential right which protects the health, safety, and freedom of millions of Americans. There is no other recourse. We must expand the court.” —Senator Ed Markey

“That’s been my stance: Abolish the filibuster. … The president could have the FDA issue regulations to expand access to medication abortion. You know, we need to bring that back into the conversation so that pregnant people could have access to a two-pill regiment safely and be able to end a pregnancy at home.” —Congresswoman Cori Bush

Leftist Ghouls

“If the Supreme Court does indeed issue a majority opinion along the lines of the leaked draft authored by Justice Alito, the shift in the tectonic plates of abortion rights will be as significant as any opinion the Court has ever issued. This opinion would deprive half the nation of a fundamental, constitutional right that has been enjoyed by millions, for over 50 years [emphasis added].” —ACLU


“As US poised to restrict abortion, other nations ease access.” —AP headline

“With abortion in jeopardy, minority women have most to lose.” —AP headline

Non Compos Mentis Awards

“The Republicans won’t stop with banning abortion. They want to ban interracial marriage. Do you want to save that? Well, then you should probably vote.” —Congressman Eric Swalwell (“Justice Thomas is leading the charge to ban interracial marriage? What if his wife finds out?” —Frank J. Fleming)

“I have no way of telling whether [Vladimir Putin’s] rage has been provoked, but I suspect it was maybe facilitated by the West’s attitude.” —Pope Francis

President “Unity”

“What happens if … a state changes the law saying that … children who are LGBTQ can’t be in classrooms with other children? … What are the next things that are going to be attacked? Because this MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that’s existed in American history — in recent American history.” —Joe Biden

And Last…

“If we’re gonna have a pregnant man emoji, then I think it’s okay for men to have opinions on abortion.” —Greg Price

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