Quotes and Links
A week in review
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“If we on a train car and it’s packed and you sitting down and a bunch of black people come in—GET UP. GET UP. That’s the least you can do. Get up. If there’s a line, we’re skipping. We get to skip. It’s our month. We get to skip.” — Democratic activist Kaleah Denise, who also says that “if your mom is white and your dad is black, you don’t get to celebrate” black history month.
“They have the advantage of speaking the language.” — Democratic rep. Deqa Dhalac, on why the state of Maine is prioritizing resources for illegal migrants over veterans
“Five trans players dominate women’s college volleyball game, sparking outrage and claims of ‘cheating’” — Headline from The New York Post
“Now, more than ever, the idea of a third party is a threat to our democracy.” — Lincoln Project senior advisor Tara Setmayer, during an interview on MSNBC
“It’s under-appreciated how the political/media faction that relentlessly heralds itself as the sole guardian of democracy spends most of its time censoring its critics, trying to get their opponents banned from the ballot, and trying to imprison their main political rival.” — Glenn Greenwald
“The Democratic Party’s wide lead over Republicans in Black Americans’ party preferences has shrunk by nearly 20 points over the past three years. Democrats’ leads among Hispanic adults and adults aged 18 to 29 have slid nearly as much, resulting in Democrats’ holding only a modest edge among both groups. Whereas Democrats were at parity with Republicans among men as recently as 2009, and among non-college-educated adults as recently as 2019, they are now in the red with both groups.” — Gallup
“I still believe in reparations! Stop texting me that I do not deserve reparations!” — The View’s Sunny Hostin, after discovering that she’s a descendant of Spanish slave traders
“We’ve got poor, impoverished, starving people who were born and raised in this nation. How in the hell do we come up with a $53M pilot program for illegals?! But folks who are here legally or born here, we don’t have enough for them. Just like we can come up with billions for Ukraine!” — ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith
“When the Supreme Court overturns Colorado’s verdict, it will hand Trump the most indisputable evidence in favor of a claim he and his supporters have long argued. It will confirm that Trump was the victim of political persecution.” — National Review’s Noah Rothman
“I mean, he’s like a puppy dog. You know, he’s somehow has, after having been fired from so many outlets in the United States, I would not be surprised if he emerges with a contract with a Russian outlet, because he’s a useful idiot.” — Hillary Clinton on Tucker Carlson, during an interview with MSNBC; reminder that Hillary’s husband received $500k for a speech to a Moscow bank
“GROWING FEAR OF DISINFORMATION AS CARLSON MEETS PUTIN” — Headline from MSNBC
“Tucker Carlson is neither a journalist nor a reporter, but he has played one on TV.” — MSNBC’s Frank Figliuzzi
“Everything about immigration is power politics. All [the Democrats] care about is votes. Their whole goal is to take Texas. They’ve been trying to take Texas for 20 years. The only way they take Texas is legalize a couple of million people here illegally and let them vote, the sooner the better.” — Senator Rand Paul, during an interview on the Rubin Report
“You all should be ashamed of yourselves because you all are black. You all are black. And you all [are] sitting up here beating and attacking a black woman that’s in power.” — Dolton, Illinois Democrat mayor Tiffany Henyard, in response to questioning about “her almost $300,000 salary and brazen use of public funds on flights, steakhouses and billboards”; she racked up $67,000 in first class flights and more than $23,000 in restaurant charges from July through November
“You may be surprised that, the single image I use to capture the concept of white supremacy is Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel God Creating Man.” — “Antiracist” author and Westfield State University professor Robin DiAngelo
“[Trump] either winds up in prison or he winds up in power.” — Alex Soros, George Soros’s son, during an interview at the World Economic Forum
“I am not a doctor.” — Florida Democrats Chairwoman Nikki Fried, when asked if men can give birth or have an abortion
“If I were [Trump], I’d wanna debate me, too.” — Joe Biden
“The only reason the border is not secure is Donald Trump and his MAGA Republican friends.” — Also Joe Biden
“In his interview with our office, Mr. Biden’s memory was worse. He did not remember when he was vice president, forgetting on the first day of the interview when his term ended (‘if it was 2013 - when did I stop being Vice President?’), and forgetting on the second day of the interview when his term began (‘in 2009, am I still Vice President?’). He did not remember, even within several years, when his son Beau died.” — The Justice Department report from special counsel Robert Hur, on Biden’s handling of classified government materials; the report states that charges were not brought because “Mr. Biden would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview of him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning elderly man with a poor memory”
“What happened with the Hur report is that someone had prolonged exposure to the way Joe Biden is in private—AND DIDN’T LIE ABOUT IT.” — National Review’s Rich Lowry
“Precipice of fear: the freerider who took skiing to its limits,” from The Guardian.
A story from Afar on Vida Afram, who has cleaned more than 60,000 hotel rooms.
“A Teen’s Fatal Plunge Into the London Underworld,” from The New Yorker.
A piece from Toronto Life on Tse Chi Lop, “the Jeff Bezos of the drug trade” and ringleader of a $21-billion crime syndicate.
“The Amazon That Customers Don’t See,” from The New York Times.