Talking Points: Did You See What They Said?

"Will drop everything else we are doing." -- Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on its cheeseburger emoji, which - unbelievably - has the cheese below the patty. (Monday, Time)“You know what, Houston? You’re a championship city.” -- Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch after the team clinched its first World Series championship in their 56-year history. (Thursday, WNEP.com)“We’ll see.” -- President Donald Trump when asked if Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would be part of the administration for the duration of his term. (Friday, Politico)“It smacks of debtors’ prisons. You find yourself involved in a misunderstanding, or even a legitimate dispute, and one side can have you hauled to jail." -- State Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, on a Texas law that allows criminal theft charges against rent-to-own customers. (Monday, Texas Tribune)"There’s been virtually no state role in extending the good or mitigating the bad." -- Stacey Pogue, senior policy analyst at the Center for Public Policy Priorities, on doubts that Texas will make up for new challenges facing the health insurance industry. (Tuesday, Texas Tribune)“You bear this responsibility. You’ve created these platforms. And now they are being misused. And you have to be the ones to do something about it. Or we will.” -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to Twitter, Google and Facebook executives on Russian interference in the 2016 election (Wednesday, Fortune)“This was an act of terror, and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians, aimed at people going about their lives who had no idea what was about to hit them.” -- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio after a terrorist killed eight and injured 11 with a pickup. (Wednesday, Associated Press)“Yes.” -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., when asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper if she agrees with the notion that the Democratic primary was rigged. (Thursday, CNN)“It’s hard to see the stimulative benefit on the economy. Most of the benefits as best I can tell will go to wealthy people.” -- Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Secretary under Bill Clinton, on the GOP tax reform proposal. (Thursday, New York Times)“This will make the United States a better place to invest and a better place to be headquartered in.” -- Mihir A. Desai, Harvard Business School economist on the GOP tax reform proposal. (Thursday, New York Times)What's your view?Got an opinion about this issue? Send a letter to the editor, and you just might get published.  Continue reading...

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