Talking Points: Did You See What They Said?

"I feel like I'm in limbo right now." — Maria Keene, a Houston resident displaced by Harvey, waiting to find out how much home damage her insurance company will cover (Tuesday, Texas Tribune)"11 years ago today, Me & Britney invented the selfie!" — Paris Hilton, on Twitter, giving her version of a history lesson (last Sunday, Twitter)"I'm really not running against anyone or anything, including Ted Cruz. I'm running for a dialogue that will move things forward and build coalitions." — Bruce Jacobson, a Christian TV executive, announcing a primary challenge to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas (Monday, Houston Chronicle)"Not only are we going to prosecute the employers that hire illegal workers; we're going to detain and remove the illegal alien workers." — Tom Homan, acting director of ICE, on going after undocumented immigrants working for food service chains (Tuesday, The Daily Beast)"Charlie and I have worked together, been friends, but when you think about the anguish of those women — despite the friendship, you still have to report the news." — Gayle King, talking to Stephen Colbert about the allegations of sexual harassment made against veteran journalist Charlie Rose (Tuesday, Entertainment Weekly)"It's scary as hell. But none of us are getting out of this world alive." — Mike Hughes, a limousine driver who plans to launch himself 1,800 feet into the air with a homemade rocket to prove the earth is flat (Tuesday, The Washington Post)"I'm guessing you didn't get a good grade for your seventh-grade book report on To Kill A Mockingbird." — CNN's Jake Tapper to Teen Vogue columnist Emily Lindin after she claimed she was not concerned about innocent men losing jobs over false sexual assault or harassment allegations (Tuesday, Twitter)"I have known, loved and admired David Cassidy for 48 out of my 58 years. He has been as kind to me as any real brother could ever be. We've been through a lot together, and he was always there for me. This loss is huge. RIP my dear friend." — Actor Danny Bonaduce on actor-singer David Cassidy, who died Tuesday at the age of 67 (Tuesday, Twitter)"It's the best thing that's ever happened to Zimbabwe. I've been waiting so long for this moment." — Perseverance Sande, a 20-year-old resident of Zimbabwe, on the resignation of Robert Mugabe, who ruled the country for 37 years (Tuesday, The New York Times)"It's crazy; you can relate to that. You look through and think, 'That could be me.'" — Kate McClure, a New Jersey resident, on helping a former paramedic and Marine get back on his feet with a GoFundMe campaign after he'd been homeless for a year (Monday,'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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