‘Wait — Roger Stone Has a Nixon Tattoo?' And Other Choice Quotes of the Week

"It is a crazy way to run our country, absolutely absurd.” — Southwest Airlines chief executive Gary Kelly on the government shutdown. (Thursday, CNBC)"This is our reality at the Johnson Space Center. We now have no custodial services while we work without pay to keep the International Space Station operating." — NASA manager Elizabeth Blome in a tweet that included a photo of a sign-up sheet for volunteers to pick up trash and clean toilets (Friday, Houston Chronicle)“I don’t really quite understand why.” — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on federal workers visiting food banks. Instead, he suggested they apply for bank loans. (Thursday, Washington Post)“Wait — Roger Stone has a Nixon tattoo?” — Krys Boyd, host of KERA radio program Think. (Friday, Twitter)“I sometimes wonder if it’s a fair accusation that we’re in the branded litter business.” — Unilever chief executive Alan Jope, adding that the company must do more on plastic waste. (Thursday, Wall Street Journal)“Last night, a number of senators and myself held hands and prayed for him because we don’t like that this has happened.” — Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Sen. Kel Seliger, after a disrespectful comment by Seliger about a Patrick staffer prompted the lieutenant governor to remove the senator from a committee chair. (Thursday, Dallas Morning News)"Let's be clear. The conflict between the lieutenant governor and me has nothing to do with recent statements I made." — Seliger, R-Amarillo. (Thursday, Dallas Morning News)"A bar is fun for three days, then you realize you could have spent that money on something else. ... If I can do something that's a restoration project, that will make money and help people at the same time, it's a no-brainer. If you can stack those types of results into one effort, it just makes a lot of sense." — Restaurant developer Shannon Wynne on investing in affordable housing. (Tuesday, Dallas Morning News)“It’s a storied rivalry of a hundred years or so. We’re supportive” of renewing it. — UT Austin President Gregory Fenves on scheduling a Longhorn-Aggie football game.“Absolutely. We have been from Day One,” since A&M joined the Southeastern Conference. — Texas A&M President Michael Young, agreeing with Fenves. (Monday, Austin American-Statesman)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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