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August 29, 2014

"Seventy-four percent of whites and just thirty-six percent of blacks have a great deal or fair amount of confidence in the police officers in their communities to not use excessive force on suspects."

– from a recent PEW Research poll

August 28, 2014

"Don't lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby."

– unnamed male colleague to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand after she shed pregnancy pounds, as recounted in her new book

August 26, 2014

"We're in the most dangerous position we've ever been in as a nation."

– Sen. Jim Inhofe, on ISIS

August 25, 2014

"...The densely layered messages in the holy texts of Islam have very little to do with the mindset of wannabe holy warriors, many of whom are more or less self-taught. Two who recently traveled from Birmingham, U.K., to Syria only to be arrested on their return reportedly learned about their faith by ordering Islam for Dummies on Amazon.com."-- Chrisopher Dickey in Daily Beast article on "hip-hop jihadists""

August 22, 2014

"If you really believe in standing up to those threatening the Christian way of life, how about putting your money where your mouth is, taking a direct flight to Iraq and picketing the people threatening to behead Christians if they don't convert? I will personally pay for every member of the Westboro Baptist Church to fly to Iraq right now. I'll even fly you first class and pay the carbon offset."

– comedian and TV personality Adam Hills, on WBC's plan to picket Robin Williams' funeral

August 20, 2014

"What's all the stink over the Redskins name? It's so much horseshit it's incredible. We're going to let the liberals of the world run this world. It was said out of reverence, out of pride to the American Indian...What are you going to call them, Brownskins? This is so stupid it's appalling...Lombardi and Halas never had a problem with it. Why would all these other idiots have a problem with the name?"

– Mike Ditka

August 19, 2014

"I'll tell you what will happen. They'll have a trial. The white jurors will see it one way, and the black jurors another."

– Geraldo Rivera on Michael Brown shooting

August 18, 2014

"This is a racial situation. It's not covered that way in the press. It's not even discussed in the press. They don't want to discuss it. They stay away from it."

– Donald Trump on Ferguson

August 01, 2014

"Laughter is an instant vacation."

– Milton Berle

August 01, 2014

"Our esteem around the world has fallen. I can't think of a major country, it's hard to think of a single country that has greater respect and admiration for America today than it did five years ago when Barack Obama became president. And that's a very sad, unfortunate state of affairs."-- Mitt Romney, earlier this year, making an assertion that is contradicted by Pew Global Attitude Project polls in 2006 and 2014 regarding confidence in the U.S. president to do the right thing regarding world affairs: the only two countries where confidence in Bush was stronger than confidence in Obama were Russia and Pakistan."

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