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April 12, 2015

"Rap has no connection to music. It is a rhythmic pulse made by machines for people who don't mind putting their brains into neutral. Then you have someone reciting high school poetry over the top that sounds angry, vindictive, bitter, and in many cases sociopathic. Rap sounds like it comes from someone who has a brain the size of a pea, rattling around in a bass drum."-- Frank Sinatra, Jr., 2015"Rock 'n' roll...the most brutal, degenerate, vicious form of expression it has been my displeasure to hear...Fosters almost totally negative and destructive reactions in young people. It smells phony and false. It is sung, written and for the most part played by cretinous goons and by means of its almost imbecelic reiterations and sly, lewd -- in plain fact dirty -- lyrics it manages to be the martial music of every sideburned delinquent on the face of the earth. This rancid smelling aphrodisiac I deplore."-- Frank Sinatra, Sr., 1957"

April 09, 2015

"The president is trying to make you think it would be 150,000 heavy mechanized troops on the ground in the Middle East again as we saw in Iraq. That's simply not the case. It would be something more along the lines of what President Clinton did in December 1998 during Operation Desert Fox -- several days of air and naval bombing..."

– Sen. Tom Cotton on destroying Iran's nuclear capabilities

April 07, 2015

"There's a man-made lack of water in California... It is liberal environmentalists who have brought us this tragedy...A classic case of liberals being willing to sacrifice other people's lives and livelihoods at the altar of their ideology."

– former HP CEO and possible GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, on the drought

April 06, 2015

"With his Iran deal, Barack Obama is for the 300 million souls of the United States what Andreas Lubitz was for the 150 souls on the German Wings flight -- a deranged pilot flying his entire nation into the rocks."

– former Rep. Michele Bachmann

April 04, 2015

"Neville Chamberlain got a better deal from Adolf Hitler...Dooms the Middle East to yet another war...Going to end with a mushroom cloud somewhere near Tehran."

– Sen. Mark Kirk on Iran negotiations

April 02, 2015

"If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no...I do not think it's targeting gays. I don't think it's discrimination...We're not discriminating against anyone, that's just our belief, and anyone has the right to believe in anything...Why should I be beat over the head to go along with something [homosexuals] choose?"-- Crystal O'Connor, whose family-owned pizza shop supports Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act. After receiving threats, the family  closed the shop. A GoFundMe page in support of their stance has raised over $50,000."Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act is gay discrimination, pure and simple. You can frost a dog turd, but it's still a dog turd."-- Stephen King"

March 31, 2015

"This is the curse of God upon America for our sin of not protecting innocent children in the womb, and part of that curse for our rebellion against God as a nation is that our pregnant women are ripped open."

– Colorado state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, on attack in which an unborn baby was cut out of its mother and died

March 31, 2015

"I don't believe for a minute that whatever happened to Harry Reid has anything to do with an exercise machine...[He] looks like and is acting like...and behaving like somebody who may have been beaten up."-- Rush Limbaugh"When a guy shows up at a Las Vegas emergency room on New Year's Day with severe facial injuries and broken ribs and gives an explanation the functional equivalent of 'I walked into a doorknob,' it isn't hard to guess that he ran afoul of mobsters."-- Powerline blogger John Hinderaker"

March 28, 2015

"The line 'Make America great again' --  the phrase, that was mine. I came up with it about a year ago, and I kept using it. And everybody's now using it. They are all loving it. I don't know, I guess I should copyright it. Maybe I have copyrighted it."-- Donald Trump"Let's Make America Great Again."-- 1980 Reagan-Bush campaign slogan"

March 27, 2015

"You know, it used to be it is accepted scientific wisdom the Earth is flat, and this heretic named Galileo was branded a denier."

– Sen. Ted Cruz on climate change