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Jordan Candler / September 28, 2022

Wednesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Thomas Sowell, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and more.

Insight

“Forms of expression always appear turgid to those who do not share the emotions they represent.” —G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

“Some things are believed because they are demonstrably true. But many other things are believed simply because they have been asserted repeatedly — and repetition has been accepted as a substitute for evidence.” —Thomas Sowell

Observations

“Beginning in the ‘60s, parents stopped telling their children what to do and instead began asking them to do things. Parents became much more interested in being loved by their children than in being honored by their children. Children stopped fearing parents, and parents began fearing their children. Parents became much more interested in their children’s feelings than in their behavior. Today, elementary schools and high schools work to diminish all parental authority. The most obvious example is hiding from parents that their 10-year-old says he or she is not their biological sex. … One result of the breakdown of parental authority is that we probably have more child-parent alienation than at any time in American history. There are millions of parents whose adult child will not talk to them — many of them because of the way the parent voted (if the parent voted for former President Donald Trump, not if the parent voted for Hillary Clinton or President Joe Biden). The bottom line is this: when parents don’t rule the home, chaos will rule society. And chaos always breeds tyranny. So, the choice is stark — either we have strong parents, or we will have a strong state.” —Dennis Prager

For the Record

“The rule on global warming is that if we’re having a mild hurricane season, we don’t talk about global warming, but if we’re having a major Cat 4 hurricane about to make landfall, we talk about global warming.” —Ben Shapiro

Yellow Journalism

“Listen, I grew up [in Florida], and these storms are intensifying. Something is causing them to intensify.” —CNN’s Don Lemon to National Hurricane Center Acting Director Jamie Rhome after the latter stated, “To link [climate change] to any one event, I would caution against that.”

Lack of Self-Awareness

“Pray that we figure how to come together better than we have so far.” —President Joe “Republicans Are Semi-Fascists” Biden

Non Compos Mentis

“My message is simple: To the companies running gas stations and setting those prices at the pump, bring down the prices you’re charging at the pump to reflect the cost you pay for the product. Do it now! Do it now!” —Joe Biden

“What’s inflation? Inflation is at the end of the month do you have less money from your paycheck or more money from your paycheck.” —Joe Biden (“Under Joe Biden, real wages have gone DOWN at the fastest pace in 40 years.” —RNC)

Joe, Call Your Office

“The truth is that the middle class in this country is falling further and further behind. Wages are not keeping up with inflation. … Look, we’re in rough shape right now. This is the reality.” —Senator Bernie Sanders

Veep Thoughts With Kamala

“We also share a common goal and bond as it relates to our dedication to … the work that we will continue to do to ensure that we are guided by what we are joined in in terms of international rules and norms.” —Vice President Kamala Harris to Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese

Delusions of Grandeur

“New York has a brand, and when people see it, it means something. … Kansas doesn’t have a brand. [Laughter] When you go there, yeah, ok, you’re from Kansas. … But New York has a brand.” —New York City Mayor Eric Adams

And Last…

“Everyone wants a woman in power until it’s a conservative woman in power.” —Meghan McCain

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