12.27 Notes and quotes – Canton Repository

“I want to normalize the pursuit of knowledge in this culture. That wouldn’t be a bad thing, would it? Not just making stuff up and calling it a fact. Achievement through knowledge, scholarship, putting in the work to gain the reward.”
Actor LeVar Burton, the new host of Scripps National Spelling Bee.
“I love a buck with a story. … It was special to me that I could give Ellie the best I had to share. And she’ll realize that in the future.”
Kevin Miller of Berlin, Ohio, after his daughter, Ellie, shot the elusive “Captain Hook,” a 10-point buck.
“It’s crazy. These people are just not rational. In 20 years of doing politics, I have never been treated like that. Never.”
Mike Green, a councilman in West Columbia. S.C., after being attacked by a fellow Republican for stating that President Joe Biden won the 2020 election.
“In their mind, the true hostages are those who took them. Our prayer is that (they) be reformed. We choose to extend forgiveness for them. We would love for them to become brothers in Christ.”
Weston Showalter, spokesman for Christian Aid Ministries of Berlin, Ohio, after 12 of their missionaries escaped capture after being kidnapped in Haiti last month.
“We just took for granted that a child would go out on the playground and know what to do on the equipment. And they didn’t.”
Melissa Bly, an elementary principal in Mason, Ohio, on the pandemic’s adverse effect on young children.
“Don’t! Don’t! Don’t! Don’t! Don’t!”
Former President Donald Trump after being booed by supporters upon revealing that he received a COVID-19 booster shot.
“The ones showing up right now are the people who really want to be there. There’s a lot of joy in the room Sunday mornings. It’s one of the reasons that, despite everything, I still love my job.”
The Rev. Meredith Mills of Houston, on church attendance.
“Who wants to win in America where we don’t have free elections? Why would youwant a guy who wants to win by pressuring someone to change the vote? Don’t you love America?”
Radio host Howard Stern, criticizing election conspiracy theorists.
“Now after two years of being in their homes, we’re bringing them back together. And quite frankly, they’re out of practice.”
Kevin Miller, director of governmental relations for the Buckeye Association of School Administrators, on some children’s struggle to readjust to school.
“Overwhelmed is what I am.”
William Niccum of Lake Township after Stark County Sheriff’s deputies took his two children Christmas shopping.
“They figured, ‘Surely to God we can move one person. Surely we can badger and beat one person up. Surely we can get enough protesters to make that person uncomfortable enough they will just say, “OK I’ll vote for anything, just quit.”‘ Well, guess what? I’m from West Virginia.”
Sen John Manchin, who’s blaming the White House staff for his decision not to support the president’s Build Back Better plan.
“I don’t know of anything in the history of Black people in this country in which I’ve read some account in which it ended with, ‘and then they gave up.’ That’s just not what we do.”
Sherrilyn Ifill, president director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
Reach Charita at 330-580-8313 or charita.goshay@cantonrep.com
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