quote of the week 202 results
"You want to go fight in combat and sit in a foxhole? You go right ahead, but a man can't hit you in public here? Bullshit! You act like a ho, you get treated like one!"
– APD Officer Andrew Pietrowski to KUT reporter Joy Diaz.
Pietrowski resigned from APD Friday, Dec. 12.
"The sun is gonna shine again tomorrow."
– Council Member Mike Martinez, conceding the election to Steve Adler during his run-off watch party at the Rattle Inn.
"Debasing our country's values did not make us safer; it only weakened us and our ability to be an unassailable voice for justice and human rights."
– U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, in response to the U.S. Senate investigation into the CIA's "anti-terrorism" torture methods
"Rather than serving as a measured response to murder, the execution of Mr. Panetti would only serve to undermine the public's faith in a fair and moral justice system."
– A letter addressed to Gov. Rick Perry and signed by 21 conservative leaders, urging the governor to commute schizophrenic death row inmate Scott Panetti's sentence to life in prison. The 5th Circuit has stayed his planned Dec. 3 execution date.
"They still don't care! They're never going to care!"
– An emotional Lesley McSpadden, Michael Brown's mother, after a Ferguson grand jury failed to indict the officer who killed her son.
"Fifteen months ago, a pen or pens was shuffled between two attorneys in a courthouse."
– Spokesman Anthony Holm explaining why his boss,
future Attorney General Ken Paxton (left), pocketed another
lawyer's $1,000 Montblanc from a courthouse metal detector.
"'Net Neutrality' is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government."
– U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz responds to President Obama's call for the FCC to adopt safeguards to protect Internet consumers.
"To the candidates going on to the runoff, my message is this — don't run away from diversity. Don't just give it lip service. Embrace it."
– City Council Member and former mayoral candidate, Sheryl Cole, addressing supporters during her election night concession speech at Clive Bar.
"This is America – that's why."
– Drunken homophobe McCleish Christmas Benham
explains why he randomly assaulted a fellow
passenger in DFW airport who he thought was gay.
"The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law."
– U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg calls the majority out for leaving Texas' voter ID law in place.