"The lawlessness, political persecution and witch-hunt must be exposed and stopped."
Donald Trump, regarding an unprecedented FBI search of the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., as part of a federal investigation into whether Trump illegally removed records from the White House as he left office in January 2021. Trump attempted to spin the raid in a way to gain political donations from his followers. (Reuters — Aug. 9, 2022)
David McCullough, historian and two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author, who dedicated himself to documenting and popularizing American history and recently died at age 89. (All Author/Washington Post — August 8, 2022)
“We live in a town of Wizard of Oz. People say one thing, and then behind a closed curtain they’re doing another.”Gretchen Gorham, the co-owner of a sandwich shop in Ketchum, Idaho, commenting on the failed tax increase proposal to fund affordable housing for workers in the resort town. Officials found that home prices rose more than 50 percent over the past two years, with the median reaching about $1.2 million. (New York Times – Aug. 5, 2022)
“When Americans buy an airline ticket, they should get to their destination safely, reliably, and affordably.”Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigeg, regarding a Transportation Department proposal that would require airlines to offer passengers a refund if their flight schedule was changed by three or more hours for domestic flights and at least six hours for an international one; refunds would also be required if the airline changed the passenger’s departure or arrival airport, added stops into the itinerary or caused a “significant downgrade” in flight experience through switching the type of plane. Consumer complaints with the department increased nearly sevenfold in 2020; 87 percent were about refunds. (Associated Press — Aug. 4, 2022)
Alex Jones, admitting that the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre did, in fact, happen. Jones is currently on trial for allegedly defaming the parents of a 6-year-old boy who was killed in the 2012 mass shooting in Newton, Conn., by perpetuating false claims that the 2012 shooting didn’t happen and that no one died through his media company and website; the couple is seeking $150 million for defamation and emotional distress. Jones has claimed the lawsuit is an attack on his First Amendment rights. (Associated Press — Aug. 3, 2022)