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May 06, 2015

"To be honest, I can imagine the kind of comparison you can make between the Charlie Hebdo attack of January 7 and this event. But there is no comparison possible, absolutely no comparison. You have an anti-Islamic movement, a very harsh movement against the 'Islamization' of the U.S. The problem of Charlie Hebdo is absolutely not the same."-- Charlie Hebdo writer Jean-Baptiste Thoret, distancing his magazine from the Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas"We don't organize contests. We just do our work. We comment on the news."-- Charlie Hebdo editor-in-chief Gerard Biard explaining the difference between his magazine and the Muhammad contest"

May 05, 2015

"You look at what's going on in Baltimore today, you know, you see issues that are raised there, and healthy marriages are the ones between a man and a woman because they can have a healthy family and they can raise children in the way that's best for their future, not only socially but psychologically, economically, from a health perspective. There's just nothing like traditional marriage that does that."

– Texas Rep. Bill Flores

May 02, 2015

"Since teachng this course, I have caught and seen cheating, been told to 'chill out,' 'get out of my space,' 'go back and teach,' [been] called a 'f***ing moron' to my face... listened to many hurtful and untrue rumors about myself and others... I am frankly and completely disgusted. You all lack the honor and maturity to live up to the standards that Texas A&M holds, and the competence and/or desire to do the quality work necessary to pass the course... All are being awarded a failing grade."

– Professor Irwin Horwitz, in an email to the students in his strategic management class

May 01, 2015

"CNBC's John Harwood:"...L.B.J. created Medicare in the mid-60s. Your hero Ronald Reagan campaigned vigorously against that, saying it would lead to socialized medicine, would end liberty in the United States. Who was right: L.B.J. or Reagan?"Sen. Ted Cruz:"It's not worth tilting at windmills. I don't know. I wasn't alive then..."

April 29, 2015

"I don't think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping beyond our fragile planet."

– Stephen J. Hawking

April 28, 2015

"After the fall of the Soviet Union, the Americans felt that a new force was beginning to materialize, namely the union between Sunnis and Shiites...In order to prevent this force from materializing, the Americans did many things. The first thing they did was to plan and carry out the events of 9/11, in order to justify their presence in Western Asia, with the goal of ruling it."

– Gen. Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, commander of Iran's ground forces

April 26, 2015

"I want someone in there with experience. We're at war...I am a Republican, but I have faith in the dynamic duo."-- Dog the Bounty Hunter on the Clintons, on Fox's "Outnumbered""That makes me so sad. I love everything about you. I think you are powerful and heroic, but the fact you are endorsing Hillary Clinton, it makes me sadder than The Notebook."-- co-host Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, in response"

April 24, 2015

"A focused, determined, intelligent, empathetic, powerful leader."-- Carly Fiorina on Hillary Clinton, 2008"Lacks accomplishment."-- Fiorina on Clinton, 2015"

April 23, 2015

"The ubiquity of cell phones is far outpacing police awareness of the ubiquity of cell phones."

– Jon Stewart

April 22, 2015

"Domestic livestock now weighs about 20 times as much as all wild land animals on earth, combined...There are now more tigers in private hands -- not in zoos, but in private ownership -- in the United States than there are tigers in the wild on earth. Texas has more tigers confined in its zoos than are running free in the world."

– Denis Hayes, coordinator of Earth Day in 1970, 1990, and 2000

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