“You’re Not Calling Me A Cheater” And Other Grammatically Questionable Quotes Of The Week

“People say, ‘We can’t put formula on our shelves, but we send money to Ukrainians.’ And my answer to that is, ‘Do you know how much baby formula you can buy with $40 billion? Nothing. Because it’s not about the money; it’s a manufacturing problem’… Let’s not put forward fallacious arguments here. Let’s focus on the problem. And let’s accept the fact that it’s a big deal. — U.S. Representative Dan Crenshaw, R-Houston, on responding to government criticism of formula shortages. (Sunday, Fox News)

It’s pretty scary to think about. What if it doesn’t improve? What am I going to feed my child? I don’t want to think about what will happen if I don’t find any formula. — Adriana Ponce, a Fort Worth mother of a 2-month-old who, like thousands of parents, worries about the shortage of infant formula. (Tuesday, The Dallas Morning News)

It’s a hate crime. However it manifests, I’m not here to say. I can tell you that I know our community considers it a hate crime, and I see it as a hate crime. –Dallas Police Chief Eddie García describing a shooting at a Korean barber shop as “a hate issue.” García initially said that hate was not a factor in the shooting. (Tuesday, The Dallas Morning News)

“This strangely reminds me of the 2011 race. It started not really with a lot of expectations, a lot of people thought we were going to lose the first round series, a lot of people predicted that Utah would beat Dallas with Luka out 2-3 games. – Indiana Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle, who led the Dallas Mavericks to the NBA Championship in 2011 in the current Mavs playoffs. (Tuesday, “The Fan” KRLD-FM 105.3)

Dallas is the best sports city in the country right now. But for too long Dallas has been too passive when it comes to attracting and retaining professional sports franchises. – Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson announcing a new City Council committee tasked with attracting more professional sports to the city, possibly including an NFL team. (Tuesday, The Dallas Morning News)

“I have to use my voice to help others, to make a change, to empower and encourage others that your vote matters, your voice matters. As an African-American male, I feel like it’s important for my voice to be heard – because in so many other cases and circumstances, we may feel like we are being silenced.— Skyline High School junior Aaron Thompson, president of the Student Voter Empowerment Coalition at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center, which hosted a gubernatorial debate Tuesday between Libertarian Mark Tippetts and Democrat Beto O’Rourke. (Tuesday, The Dallas Morning News)

“I expect that if the city sells the station, there would be no conventional radio in Dallas.— KERA President and CEO Nico Leone speaking to the Dallas City Council’s Quality of Life, Arts and Culture Committee on Monday. The city plans to sell WRR, the classic radio station it owns, or to entrust its management to KERA. (Tuesday, The Dallas Morning News)

“The Russian elections are rigged. Political opponents are imprisoned or otherwise prevented from participating in the electoral process. The result is an absence of checks and balances in Russia. And one man’s decision to launch a totally unwarranted and brutal invasion of Iraq. I mean from Ukraine.— Former President George W. Bush, speaking at a democracy event at his Presidential Center in Dallas. (Thursday, The Dallas Morning News)

“We were second in recruiting last year. A&M was the first. A&M bought all of their team’s players. Make a deal for name, image and likeness. We didn’t buy a single player. OK?” – University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban speaking to boosters in Birmingham about Texas A&M University’s recruiting efforts that produced the highest-rated recruiting class in the story, according to 247Sports. (Wednesday, YouTube)

“You can call me whatever you want to call me. You don’t call me a cheater. I don’t cheat and I don’t lie. I learned that when I was a kid, if you did that, your old man would smack you on the head. Maybe someone should have slapped him.” — Texas A&M football coach Jimbo Fisher, the only one of Saban’s former assistant coaches whose team beat him on the field, responded to Saban’s comments. (Thursday, YouTube)

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