The Week in Quotes (July 1 – 7)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.

Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association.

Because after all, Obamacare is all about improving the health of the American people. We know that going to church is good for you, it’s good for your health. So we are going to mandate that you go to church for your own health and we are going to tax the atheists who don’t go to church.

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Forbes contributing writer John T. Harvey, on the Texas Republican Party’s recently adopted platform.

This is not to say that there are not portions of the Texas Republican Party Platform that are perfectly reasonable. There are. But, by and large, it reads as if it were written in another age and in ignorance of the social, economic, and scientific evidence of the past half century.

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CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, announcing that he is gay.

In my opinion, the ability to love another person is one of God’s greatest gifts, and I thank God every day for enabling me to give and share love with the people in my life.

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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., arguing against the Affordable Care Act.

We disagree with the notion that our rights come from government, that the government can now grant us and define our rights. Those are ours, they come from nature and God, according to the Declaration of Independence a huge difference in philosophy.

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4 Comments

  1. Charles
    Posted July 9, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    What is Ebionite? It sounds like something used to surface kitchen counters.

  2. Breckenridge
    Posted July 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    Good luck Charles, I hope all goes well for you.

    Meanwhile I’ll be waiting for the AFA to start putting pressure on advertisers to pull their commercials from Anderson Cooper’s show as well as continuing my research on the Ebionites/Nazarenes.

  3. Charles
    Posted July 8, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

    Dan is scratching his head. “Now, did he mean _______ or is he really talking about an organism that bites people to get their blood. Gosh!!! I don’t know what to do with this???????”

    It’s okay. God bless you, and we all love you. Welcome back from the holidays!!!!

  4. Charles
    Posted July 8, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    I am having a medical procedure done tomorrow morning. Your prayers or whatever would be greatly appreciated.

    It is being paid for by my private medical insurance. I pay an enormous premium for it every month out of my own pocket—and that premium is just a portion of the actual premium paid voluntarily by a corporate entity. My portion of the premium alone is more than the entire weekly paycheck of most Americans. The cost increases considerably every year (8 to 10 percent). If this continues for several more years unabated, neither I nor the corporate entity will be able to afford it after a time. Without the Affordable Care Act (or something else), we are fast approaching the point where health insurance will be a luxury like a Mercedes, 100-ft yacht, or a $5,000,000 house.

    Personally, I do not think the Affordable Care Act was ever a real threat. A lot of very vocal people just resented the fact that it was given to them by the Sheriff of Rock Ridge. If the exact same health plan in all of its details had been passed by an acceptable, nonMormon white guy, it would have been hailed as one of the greatest achievements in American history.

    My only regret is that Brian Fischer and Paul Ryan are not paying for my procedure tomorrow morning. I would like to send my bill to both of them instead of my insurance company. Thanks to John Roberts, a good and faithful Catholic, I may get to do that next time. I voted for the chigger in 2008, and I plan to vote for him again in 2012—and I hope he sucks the blood out of everyone opposed to the Affordable Care Act—serves them right for being cruel and unChrist-like.

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