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‘Jumping up and down’ and other emotional quotes from the week

“Those who traffic victims are the scourge of the earth, and we will continue to target those responsible for the trafficking and those who solicit sex from them.” — Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn in a statement after 46 men were arrested in a massive undercover prostitution sting this month in Southlake and Frisco, local and federal authorities announced. (Monday, The Dallas Morning News)

“I swear, I can kick as good as the Dallas Cowboys kicker. — A frustrated Texas Gov. Greg Abbott after the Cowboys lost 19-12 to the 49ers (Sunday, Twitter)

“I want to congratulate and thank you for an absolutely stunning achievement: You have brought together Republicans and Democrats in an absolutely unified cause.” — Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., during a Senate hearing with Joe Berchtold, Live Nation’s president and chief financial officer, over how Ticketmaster controls ticket resales on its platform, after the Taylor Swift tickets debacle. (Tuesday, The New York Times)

“I was jumping up and down, screaming at the top of my voice.— Actor Ke Huy Quan, after learning of his nomination for best supporting actor for his role in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” (Tuesday, The New York Times)

“It’s not mandatory, but it’s always nice.” — June Chow, owner of Hello Dumpling, a Dallas restaurant about leaving tips on takeout orders (Tuesday, The Dallas Morning News)

“And, all of a sudden you have to move one of the babies to the other table, which doesn’t usually happen in the operating room.” — Dr. José Iglesias, from Cook Children’s Medical Center, after his team successfully separated 6-week-old conjoined twin girls. (Wednesday, The Dallas Morning News)

“The public should be able to hear what their politicians are saying — the good, the bad and the ugly — so that they can make informed choices at the ballot box.” — Nick Clegg, Meta’s president of global affairs, after the company announced that it was reinstating former president Donald Trump’s account in Facebook and Instagram. (Wednesday, The Washington Post)

“Each of them swallowed a Lego head. They wanted to, basically, see how long it took to swallow and excrete a plastic toy.” — Science journalist Sabrina Imbler in The Defector, writing about an experiment some doctors did in the name of science to help parents whose toddlers succumbed to this impulse. (Thursday, NPR)

“The actions of all of them resulted in the death of Tyre Nichols, and they are all responsible.” — Steven J. Mulroy, the district attorney for Memphis, commenting on the indictments against five police officers who were charged with second-degree murder (Thursday, The New York Times)

“So I turned down a side street and cut through a parking lot, and unbeknownst to me, some guy had a wire strung across the parking lot but with no flag hanging from it. So, you know, I didn’t see it until it was too late.” — Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno, who broke his collarbone and two ribs and cracked his kneecaps on Jan. 17 after being knocked off from his motorcycle. (Friday, The Associated Press)

“It will be bright by virtue of its close Earth passage … which allows scientists to do more experiments and the public to be able to see a beautiful comet.— University of Hawaii astronomer Karen Meech, commenting on a comet that was last seen during Neanderthal times. (Friday, The Associated Press)



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