Stealing a Man's Dr Pepper and Other Quotes of the Week, From the Righteous to the Snitty

“In Texas, stealing a man’s Dr Pepper is a hanging offense. Just beware.” — Sen. Ted Cruz, in a playful Twitter response to Sen. Ben Sasse’s prank of removing a fridge stocked with Dr Pepper from Cruz’s office, documented in a video Sasse posted on social media. (Thursday, Dallas Morning News)"We really are on the brink of collapse at the border." — Sen. John Cornyn, who introduced a bill with Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, to expedite the asylum process and hire more Customs and Border Protection agents. (Thursday, Dallas Morning News)"Today we give thanks for this magnificent country and we proudly come together as one nation under God. And one of the things that Mike [Pence] and I were discussing just a little while ago, people are proud to be using that beautiful word: God ... And they're using the word 'God' again, and they're not hiding from it. And they're not being told to take it down.” — President Donald Trump on the National Day of Prayer (Thursday, CNN)“He lied to Congress. He lied to Congress. And if anybody else did that, it would be considered a crime. Nobody is above the law. Not the president of the United States, and not the attorney general.” — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on a statement last month by Attorney General William Barr that he wasn’t aware of any concerns that Robert Mueller’s investigators might have expressed about his four-page summary of Mueller’s findings. (Thursday, Politico)“The letter’s a bit snitty and I think it was probably written by one of his staff people.” — Barr, in testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, about a letter Mueller sent him in March expressing concern about the summary. (Wednesday, Reuters)“I feel like we're at a point in time where equality just can't wait. We have this window of opportunity that has opened because of the Me Too movement, because we see women now running more for state office and Congress. But we need to take advantage of that window.” — Melinda Gates (Thursday, Dallas Morning News)"He was the gentlest of giants. A big man with an even bigger heart who never failed to make me smile & a loyal friend who I loved dearly. I'm grateful for the memories we shared & I'm a better man for just having known him. Thanks Pete." — Actor Mark Hamill after the death of actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the Star Wars films. (Thursday, Twitter)“It has been harder than in the past to hire people with the specific talents we need. Having some of these benefits helps us stand out in an industry not exactly known for work-life balance.” — Lisa Vielee, president of Well Done Marketing, on why the Indianapolis advertising agency offers unlimited paid time off and work-from-home policies to attract female employees who care for children or aging family members. (Friday, USA Today)  Continue reading...

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