Jordan Candler / August 16, 2022

Tuesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from C.S. Lewis, Sydney Watson, Jonathan Karl, and more.

Insight

“There is but one good; that is God. Everything else is good when it looks to Him and bad when it turns from Him.” —C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

For the Record

“A man is not allowed into female bathrooms and change rooms because society considers it inappropriate and sometimes predatory. If that man suddenly identifies as a woman, those societal conventions and expectations evaporate. There’s something extremely wrong here.” —Sydney Watson

“With almost 200,000 illegal immigrant encounters in July, there’ve now been over 150K illegal encounters for 17 straight months during Biden’s border crisis. And that doesn’t include the over 800,000 ‘gotaways’ who have escaped into the US.” —Tommy Pigott

“During the 2020 election, Starbucks ran ads encouraging Americans to vote by mail. Now, Starbucks is trying to suspend mail-in ballots in their nationwide union elections due to alleged misconduct in the voting process. You can’t make it up!” —Michael Seifert

“The country is in a very dangerous position. There is tremendous anger, like I’ve never seen before, over all of the scams, and this new one — years of scams and witch hunts, and now this. There has never been a time like this where law enforcement has been used to break into the house of a former president of the United States, and there is tremendous anger in the country — at a level that has never been seen before, other than during very perilous times. If there is anything we can do to help, I, and my people, would certainly be willing to do that.” —Donald Trump

A Blind Squirrel Finds a Nut

“Isn’t it almost Orwellian? How can you call it the Inflation Reduction Act when the nonpartisan experts say it’s not gonna bring inflation down?” —ABC’s Jonathan Karl to White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

Circling the Wagons

“The National Archives said it had recovered government documents at Mar-a-Lago, containing some marked as classified national security. The presence of information with classification markings in Hillary Clinton’s emails was less obvious.” —PolitiFact

Grandstanding

“Grateful to move forward from this attempted political power grab — rest assured LA County, the work hasn’t stopped. My primary focus has been & will always be keeping us safe & creating a more equitable justice system for all. I remain strongly committed to that work & to you.” —LA County District Attorney George Gascón (“What’s so obnoxious about Gascon’s response is the total lack of interest he shows in taking a look in the mirror and asking himself why hundreds of thousands of his constituents were unhappy enough with his woke politics to sign a recall petition. No, instead he lashes out at those voters, calling the entire exercise an ‘attempted political power grab.’ It was not about power — people felt unsafe, angry, and wanted change. It’s only the behind-closed-doors signature shenanigans that will likely prevent residents from voting on the issue in November.” —Bob Hoge)

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