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Stacey Abrams (C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

‘It’s bad for business.’

Democrat Stacey Abrams, unsuccessful candidate for governor of Georgia in 2018, on the Georgia bill that would ban abortion of babies with a detectable heartbeat. She called the bill “abominable” and “evil.”




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Catherine Pugh (Patrick Semansky/AP)

‘It’s a tsunami here and we’re drowning.’

Baltimore Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, calling on Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh to resign after a Baltimore Sun investigation into possibly improper purchases of Pugh’s book by those getting city deals. Baltimore city government has dealt with a series of high-level corruption scandals in the last several years.




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Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters/Newscom)

‘I’m a member of the straight-arm club.’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on her practice of keeping people at a literal arm’s length. Her comments came as multiple women accused former Vice President Joe Biden of improper touching that made them uncomfortable. She added, “To say ‘I’m sorry that you were offended’ is not an apology.”




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Benny Tai (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

‘We will persist, and we will not give up.’

Law professor Benny Tai, a leader in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Umbrella Movement demonstrations, speaking to supporters on April 9 as a Hong Kong court convicted him and eight fellow activists of “public nuisance” crimes.




‘Yet here we are, with the council of a city named for a Catholic saint singling out a fast-food restaurant … because the owners gave money to religious organizations that share the Catholic Church’s view of marriage. … What an amazingly stupid time to be alive.’

Peter Kirsanow, commissioner with the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, in a letter to the San Antonio City Council and mayor and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott regarding the city’s “bigoted virtue-signaling” in banning Chick-fil-A from the city’s airport concessionaire contract.


  • Laneygirl's picture
    Posted: Wed, 04/17/2019 05:56 pm

    Perhaps someone should tell GA democrat Stacey Abrams that the # 1 cause of death in the black community is abortion.

    Potential loss of business $$ is clearly of more importance.