Quote of the week

Trump’s electoral fiction floats free of verifiable reality. It is defended not so much by facts as by claims that someone else has made some claims. The sensibility is that something must be wrong because I feel it to be wrong, and I know others feel the same way. When political leaders such as Ted Cruz or Jim Jordan spoke like this, what they meant was: You believe my lies, which compels me to repeat them. Social media provides an infinity of apparent evidence for any conviction, especially one seemingly held by a president.

Timothy Snyder
The New York Times
29 January 2010

It is a sad day for South Africa when the very bedrock foundation of society, the family, is redefined by a court. This ruling [sanctioning same-sex marriage] totally undermines marriage as we know it and the cherished formation of healthy, loving families. – Pastor Ray McCauley who has just announced that he is divorcing his wife Zelda. This will be McCauleys second divorce.

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