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PunditWire’s daily quotes are furnished by American University School of Communication’s Simpson Fellow, Rachel Coyle, who is continuing the mission of Rev. James Simpson on contemporaryquotations.org.

To learn more about Reverend James B. Simpson and his collection of quotations, please visit his page at American University.

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  • October 1, 2014

    “Take a hard look in the mirror. I have. And this is why I am about to take out ZAU and my life. … So I’m gonna smoke this blunt and move on, take care everyone.”

    -Brian Howard, disgruntled employee accused of setting fire in a Chicago air traffic control center, which consequently shut down operations at Chicago O’Hare International and Midway Airports. Private Facebook message to a relative sent just before he set the fire – reported via FBI affidavit. September 26, 2014

  • September 30, 2014

    “It’s fascinating to watch. Everything I’ve seen from ISIS is almost textbook – professional marketing and messaging. Beheading videos are not unprecedented, but ISIS has been able to use social media to spread their evil on a whole new level.”

    -Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NBC News, September 28, 2014

  • September 29, 2014

    “In the months ahead, I will leave the Department of Justice, but I will never — I will never — leave the work. I will continue to serve and try to find ways to make our nation even more true to its founding ideals.”

    -Eric Holder, now-former Attorney General of the United States, announcing his resignation, televised statement made with President Barack Obama from the White House State Dining Room, September 25, 2014

  • September 28, 2014

    “I think that local school districts – not the federal government – should make the decision about how they teach science, biology, economics. I want my kids to be taught about evolution; I want my kids to be taught about other theories.”

    -Bobby Jindal, Republican governor of Louisiana and possible 2016 presidential hopeful, speaking to reporters at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, September 16, 2014

  • September 27, 2014

    “ Rhimes has not just re-framed the stereotype of the ‘angry black woman,’ she has blown open what black female characters are allowed to do on television, including – most importantly – fronting a TV show.”

    -Willa Paskin, Television critic for Slate, on a recent New York Times article calling “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes an “angry black woman.” Slate, September 20, 2014

  • September 26, 2014

    “Jesus is not from Georgia. Jesus does not speak English. And Jesus is not a member of the NRA.”

    -Robert Wright, Bishop of the Atlanta Episcopal Diocese, panel on “God and Guns” at the Religion Newswriters Association’s annual conference, September 20, 2014

  • September 25, 2014

    “Unlike some of the biggest NFL stars, Solo – who is their counterpart in women’s soccer and someone touted as a role model – quietly goes about her business of keeping soccer balls from going into the net.”

    -Cindy Boren, Washington Post contributor and blogger at The Early Lead. Asking why Hope Solo’s domestic abuse charges have gone unpunished while similar actions by male athletes’ have come with consequences. Washington Post, September 19, 2014

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