Commentary: Memorable quotes from the past week

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"This case … had nothing to do with race, had to do with the right to self-defense. I'm not a racist person. I support the BLM movement and peacefully demonstrating."

Kyle Rittenhouse, after being acquitted on murder charges for shooting two men during a protest last year in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

"Forget about the fact that he didn’t take the vaccine, he lied to everybody. He put people in danger. People have families. He’s a (expletive) and the NFL should be ashamed of themselves."

Radio host Howard Stern, lambasting NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who claimed he had "immunity" from the COVID-19 virus.

"I can't stand to turn that TV on ... because I don't want to have to explain to my grandkids why two men are kissing. ... Get mad at me if you want to. Ain't no child got no business seeing no two men kiss. If they did, God would have made it that way! He didn't!"

North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson

"It's a blessing that I was drafted here and I can be a part of this community. It was a blessing to be able to take care of this community that takes care of me."

Cleveland Browns star Myles Garrett

"Her boy has come home. That's what she (grandmother) always said, 'My boy's coming home.' For the 25 years or so that she lived after, she always still said he was coming home."

Carol Geers, a niece of Army Pvt. Emmet Schwartz, who died in World War II. His remains recently were identified and returned to New Philadelphia for burial.

"We're a team that all year gets doubted. Every team we play is better competition than us. Everyone always says we're going to lose, we're too small. That just proved it wrong."

Green High School quarterback Trevor Van Horn, after they beat the Massillon Tigers in a playoff game.

"She left her children for this and doesn't even care. She is missing birthdays and holidays for this. She truly believes this is all real and we are the crazy ones for trying to get her to come home. But she won't. I don't believe she will ever come back from this. We are in mourning."

Katy Garner, who says her sister is caught up in a Q-Anon/JFK conspiracy group in Texas.

"As an executive director, my job is to raise money ... but this kind of thing, this makes it all worth it."

Angela Tucker Cooper, executive director of Faith in Action of Western Stark County, which provided and delivered free Thanksgiving dinners to 60 people.

"I just think everybody had gotten sick of me. I'd gotten sick of me. It had just gotten to a point where I couldn't do anything right. If I walked a red carpet, it was, 'Why didn't she run?'"

Actor Jennifer Lawrence, on why she took a two-year hiatus.

"Mr. President, if I could say one thing to you, I would urge you to go back and watch the trial and understand the facts before you make a statement.”

Kyle Rittenhouse, responding to a tweet President Joe Biden sent on Sept. 30 about white supremacy that contained footage of him.

"My father was a farmer, and there’s an old saying you reap what you sow. If you sow kindness, you reap kindness. If you sow jackass, you reap jackass."

University of Missouri head football coach Eliah Drinkwitz.

Charita M. Goshay is a Canton Repository staff writer and a member of the editorial board. Reach her at 330-580-8313 or charita.goshay@cantonrep.com. On Twitter: @cgoshayREP

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