Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
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August 21, 2017"The celebratory nature of the eclipse brings to my mind the Babylonian King Belshazzar who threw a drunken feast the night the Medes and Persians crept under the city gate. While Belshazzar and his friends partied, they were oblivious to the impending danger. Belshazzar wound up dead the next day, and the Babylonian empire was destroyed."
– evangelist Anne Graham Lotz, daught of Billy Graham
August 20, 2017"Sometimes protest is needed in order to heel, and heel we will!"
– from Trump tweet
August 19, 2017"If there's any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I'm leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents -- on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America...I feel jacked up. Now I'm free. I've got my hands back on my weapons. Someone said, 'It's Bannon the Barbarian.' I am definitely going to crush the opposition."-- Steve Bannon"Winter is here."-- Bannon associate"
August 18, 2017"A great day for David Duke and racists everywhere. The president of the United States all but declared that he has their backs."-- The Washington Post editorial board on Trump Charlottesville remarks"Nothing makes us more proud at the KKK than we see white patriots such as James Fields Jr., age 20, taking his car and running over nine communist anti-fascists, killing...Heather Heyer...It's men like [Fields] that have made the great white race strong, and we'll be strong again."-- phone message of KKK Loyal White Knights"Caused racists to rejoice, minorities to weep, and the vast heart of America to mourn...Our allies around the world are stunned and our enemies celebrate....This is a defining moment."-- Mitt Romney, calling on Trump to apologize"
August 17, 2017"You cannot be against General Lee and be for General Washington, there is literally no difference between the two men."-- from email forwarded by Trump attorney John Dowd"Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments...Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson -- who's next, Washington? Jefferson? So foolish!"-- Trump"
August 16, 2017"You can call it terrorism. You can call it murder. You can call it whatever you want. I would just call it as the fastest one to come up with a good verdict. That's what I call it. Because there is a question. Is it murder? Is it terrorism? Then you get into legal semantics....You have people who are very fine people on both sides."-- Trump on Charlottesville"Of course it was terrorism."-- National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster"
August 15, 2017"It's amazing to see how the media is able to bully the president of the United States into going along with their FAKE NEWS NARRATIVE... President Trump, please, for God's sake, don't feel like you need to say these things. It's not going to do you any good."-- former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, after Trump called racism evil and criticized the KKK, Neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups "Made additional remarks on Charlottesville and realize once again that the Fake News Media will never be satisfied...truly bad people."-- Trump"
August 14, 2017"When asked to condemn, he just walked out of the room. Really, really good. God bless him."-- The Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website, on Trump's response to Charlottesville"We achieved all of our objectives. We showed that our movement is not just online, but growing physically. We asserted ourselves as the voice of white America. We had zero vehicles damaged, all our people accounted for, and moved a large amount of men and materials in and out of the area. I think we did an incredibly impressive job."-- National Front founder Matthew Heimbach"
August 13, 2017"This represents a turning point for the people of this country. We are determined to take our country back. We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. That's what we believed in, that's why we voted for Donald Trump... Remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency."-- former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke at Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally by white nationalists, which ended in violence"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides -- many sides. It's been going on for a long time in our country, not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. It's been going on for a long, long time."-- Trump"
August 12, 2017"Nineteen to twenty percent of the messages in the month before the election were originated by bots. About 400,000 accounts that posted tweets related to the political conversation we believe were bots."
– USC researcher Emilio Ferraro, on the 2016 election