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Dispatches Quotables


Yusaku Maezawa (Chris Carlson/AP)

‘I choose to go to the moon, with artists.’

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, SpaceX’s first paying moon tourist, on why he purchased not just a seat on the company’s rocket, but a whole flight to the moon. SpaceX has scheduled the trip for 2023.




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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Jonathan Bachman/Reuters)

‘So, I’m assuming I’m not going to get an answer for the other $38 trillion.’

CNN’s Jake Tapper in an interview with democratic socialist candidate for Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who avoided answering a question about her spending proposals. Tapper had noted that her spending proposals would cost $40 trillion over 10 years and her tax proposals would raise $2 trillion over 10 years. Asked Tapper: “So, where is the other $38 trillion going to come from?”





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Alexei Navalny (Dmitry Serebryakov/AP)

‘I promise to make nice, juicy mincemeat out of you in a few minutes.’

The head of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s personal security detail in a videotaped taunt to opposition figure Alexei Navalny. The Putin regime has repeatedly jailed and harassed Navalny.






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CamEl Creative/The Image Bank/Getty Images

‘They don’t know where to get stamps.’

Lisa Connors of the Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs on college students who apply for absentee ballots and fill them out but don’t mail them. A focus group found this to be a common problem, Connors said: “That seems to be like a hump that they can’t get across.”






Alan Diaz/AP

Alan Diaz/AP

‘This is Hialeah.’

A clerk at a Taco Bell in Hialeah, Fla., in response to a customer who said they were in the United States. The clerk and everyone else at the Taco Bell wouldn’t take an order because the customer didn’t speak Spanish in an incident captured on video.







  • Laura W
    Posted: Tue, 10/02/2018 04:50 am

    Well, I know where to get stamps, but at least half of the things I mail these days already come with postage-paid envelopes, so I guess I'm not too suprised.