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Dispatches Quotables


Mick Mulvaney (Alex Brandon/AP)

‘Nobody cares.’

Interim White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney on whether President Trump would mention the rising federal budget deficit in his State of the Union Address.






‘He should never have to buy another beer in his life.’

Rebecca Ferrell, spokeswoman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, on a trail runner in Larimer County, Colo., who successfully fought off an attack by a mountain lion. The runner reportedly wrestled the lion to the ground and choked it to death.




Angie Wang/AP

Russell Moore (Angie Wang/AP)

‘When churches don’t combat this, we are in active cooperation with the works of the devil.’

Russell Moore of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention on reports of widespread sexual abuse by pastors in the SBC.




Jamie Shupe (Handout)

‘A fraud perpetrated by psychiatry, the likes of something [the world] hasn’t experienced since the lobotomy era.’

Jamie Shupe on transgenderism, in a statement announcing he would “no longer identify as a transgender or non-binary person and renounce all ties to transgenderism.” Shupe’s life as a transgender “woman” had been celebrated by The New York Times.




Frank Stephens (C-Span)

‘About abortion, I don’t want to make it illegal. I want to make it unthinkable.’

Frank Stephens, who has Down syndrome and who testified before Congress in October 2017 on abortion.