quote of the week 120 results
"I love the fact that I have pushed the button of your lying extremist undeveloped brain. Thank God for the rest of America!"
– APD Chief Art Acevedo to @JohnGaltTx after a heated Twitter exchange on gun control. Acevedo later deleted the tweet, and said it wasn't intended to be public.
"A stay is not a matter of right, even if irreparable injury would otherwise result."
– Fifth Circuit opinion denying a stay of execution for Jeffrey Williams,
who was slated to die May 15
"I'm probably more popular now than I've ever been."
– Travis County Judge
Sam Biscoe, on the jockeying to win his appointment
to serve as interim
Precinct 2 commissioner
"With all due respect to the attorney general, we believe his opinion on this question is not correct."
– City Attorney Karen Kennard,
in a memo to Council members on Attorney General Greg Abbott's opinion on municipalities and school districts providing domestic partner benefits
"We're not interested
in taking over Eastside
High. We like to help,
we like to work, and
we like to move on."
– Chris Caesar, Johns Hopkins School of Education,
on the group's approach to improving schools
"I am truly sorry to have let the citizens of Travis County down."
– District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, in a statement released after her arrest for driving while intoxicated
"When I heard Google Fiber was coming to Austin, I thought, 'well, of course.'"
– state Sen. Kirk Watson, via video at Tuesday's Google media conference
"Give up the swagger and get serious."
– U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro at an April 1 press conference, advising Gov. Perry and GOP leadership to end their reflex-
ive opposition to Medicaid expansion and work with the federal government on an effective program for Texas
"If you set a low bar, a lot of kids are going to go for the low bar." – Rep. Sylvester Turner,
before voting in favor of the
high school graduation
requirement reforms in
House Bill 5
"He reminds us of the flaws in our system and the consequences of injustice."
– Sen. Rodney Ellis, welcoming exonerated prisoner Michael Morton to the Texas Senate, March 13