August 2015

  • August 31, 2015

    “I really can’t blame the kid as much as I blame Marco.”

    -Donte Stallworth, a former wide receiver for the NFL, comments on Marco Rubio’s incomplete pass to a child playing catch in Iowa. The presidential candidate’s throw hit the kid in the head and was caught on video. So, That Happened podcast, August 20, 2015.

  • August 30, 2015

    “I’m at the finish line. I get to see the families; I get to see the joy and the hope that we bring.”

    -Professional wrestler John Cena grants his 500th wish for the Make-A-Wish Foundation during an episode of the TODAY show. TODAY, August 20, 2015.

  • August 29, 2015

    “A dead princess is only complete when surrounded by gaping crowds with their cameras out, or the opportunity to photograph yourself pulling an amazed expression when a killer whale leaps from a toilet.”

    -The artist Banksy describes his newest exhibition at the Tropicana in the English town of Weston-super-Mare. Banksy said the exhibit is reminiscent of an amusement park that is not appropriate for kids. BBC, August 20, 2015

  • August 28, 2015

    “Obviously, I am extremely shocked and disappointed by the recent developments involving Jared.”

    -Katie Fogle, wife of former Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle, in a statement released following charges brought against her husband involving child pornography. USA Today, August 19, 2015.

  • August 27, 2015

    “It has not been easy, for any mother of a child with mental illness, or all the siblings.”

    -Rosie O’Donnell after her daughter, who is living with a mental illness, was found on the Jersey Shore. O’Donnell’s daughter was missing for seven days. New York Daily News, August 18, 2015.

  • August 26, 2015

    “I get goose bumps thinking about it.”

    – Retired Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, the first woman in the U.S. military to obtain a four-star rank, remarks on the two women who completed the Army’s Ranger school. This is the first time female soldiers will graduate from the training course. NBC, August 18, 2015.

  • August 25, 2015

    “Talking with my teammates, they gave me the confidence I needed, coming out to them.”

    -David Denson, who became the first active baseball player associated with a major league team to openly announce that he is gay. Denson shared the news in an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. CNN, August 16, 2015.

  • August 24, 2015

    “This is the worst incident that has ever happened in Thailand.”

    -Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the bombing in Bangkok, Thailand, which resulted in at least 18 deaths and more than 100 injuries. Associated Press, August 18, 2015.

  • August 23, 2015

    “The door is wide open.”

    -Lisa Leslie tells The Huffington Post that opportunities are opening for women in basketball. The Huffington Post, August 13, 2015.

  • August 22, 2015

    “I certainly will not apologize for doing good journalism.”

    -Megyn Kelly, a Fox News anchor, responds to Donald Trump’s personal comments after the GOP presidential primary debate. NBC News, August 11, 2015.

  • August 21, 2015

    “We’re still bothered over the killing of Mike Brown because we still need police reform, criminal justice system reform.”

    -Larry Miller, who organized the Ferguson Freedom Fighters protest group, comments on the demonstrations a year after the death of Michael Brown. Associated Press, August 12, 2015.

  • August 20, 2015

    “Sergey and I are seriously in the business of starting new things.”

    -Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet, in a blog post about Google’s new company structure and name. Google blog post, August 10, 2015.

  • August 19, 2015

    “ was just smart, just smart. Brilliant.”

    -Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) describes Julian Bond on NPR’s Weekend Sunday Edition. Bond, a civil rights activist and former NAACP chairman, passed away August 15, 2015. The Huffington Post, August 16, 2015.

  • August 18, 2015

    “The flag is a turnoff.”

    -Mississippi State Senator, John Horhn remarks on the Mississippi flag’s Confederate symbol, The Clarion-Ledger, August 15, 2015.

  • August 17, 2015

    “They have to go.”

    -Donald Trump, on the rights of undocumented immigrants, Meet the Press, August 16, 2015.

  • August 16, 2015

    “Seventy years on, I re-emphasize the necessity of world peace.”

    -Shinzo Abe, the prime minister of Japan, speaking at a memorial service in Baltimore, Maryland, on the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. The Baltimore Sun, August 6, 2015.

  • August 15, 2015

    “Our leaders are stupid, our politicians are stupid, and the Mexican government is much smarter.”

    -Donald Trump remarks on U.S. border security during the first GOP presidential primary debate. Fox News, August 6, 2015.

  • August 14, 2015

    “If you knew me you would probably know that being famous is one of my biggest nightmares; seriously right up there with falling into a porta potty.”

    -Isis Anchalee Wenger, who’s Twitter hashtag #ILookLikeAnEngineer began trending heavily after her photo was used in a recruitment ad for the software company where she is employed. CNET, August 4, 2015.

  • August 13, 2015

    “There are a lot of Latinos here in this country that do agree that the immigration problem is a problem, and it does need to be addressed and it does need fixed.”

    -Rosie Perez, co-host of The View, responds to fellow host Kelly Osbuorne’s comment that if all Latinos left the country Donald Trump would have no one to clean his toilet. CNN, August 5, 2015.

  • August 12, 2015

    “They’re attacking women’s health.”

    -Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid commenting on conservatives’ push to deny Planned Parenthood federal funding. Associated Press, August 3, 2015.

  • August 11, 2015

    “Sure Kelsey, pick the theme for prom but we’ll control the budget, and ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ is not an acceptable theme.”

    -John Oliver makes a case for Washington, D.C., statehood by comparing the District’s lack of control of the budget with a high school administration and class president. Last Week Tonight, August 2, 2015.

  • August 10, 2015

    “This is our moment to get this right.”

    -Barack Obama officially unveiling his climate change plan during a ceremony at the White House. USA TODAY, August 3, 2015.

  • August 9, 2015

    “The struggles of the women before me haven’t been in vain, because so many women have come out from being depressed about their bodies.”

    -Erica Jean Schenk, the first plus-size model to be featured on the cover of Women’s Running magazine. Allure, July 28, 2015.

  • August 8, 2015

    “I believe that we are moving closer to solving the mystery of MH370.”

    -Abdul Aziz Kaprawi, Malaysia’s deputy transport minister, after debris from a Boeing 777 was found on an island in the Indian Ocean. AFP, July 31, 2015.

  • August 7, 2015

    “The big question is, why are you shooting a lion in the first place? How is that fun?”

    -Jimmy Kimmel on the American dentist who hunted a beloved Zimbabwe lion. Jimmy Kimmel Live, July 28, 2015.

  • August 6, 2015

    “I’m honored to be part of the #BIRDGANG!”

    -Jen Welter, the NFL’s first female coach, via Twitter. Twitter, July 27, 2015.

  • August 5, 2015

    “When she realized who she was dealing with, everything changed.”

    -Defense attorney Stephen Johnston, who is representing Joyce Mitchell, the woman who plead guilty to helping two inmates escape from prison. Associated Press, July 28, 2015.

  • August 4, 2015

    “The home run is icing on top.”

    -Alex Rodriguez responds to the Yankees victory over the Texas Rangers and hitting a home run for the sixth time on his birthday. The New York Times, July 28, 2015.

  • August 3, 2015

    “For Kenyans today, the issue of gay rights is really a non-issue.”

    -Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on the topic of gay rights in his country at a joint press conference with U.S. President Barack Obama. The Hill, July 25, 2015.

  • August 2, 2015

    “He doesn’t speak French at all, he just learnt the words.”

    -Liz Fagerlund, friend of Nigel Richards-the winner of the French-language Scrabble World Championship. NPR, July 21.

  • August 1, 2015

    “I want to say to you just three words. We did it.”

    -Alan Stern, NASA principal investigator for the flyby mission to the former planet Pluto, the first mission of its kind. The Space Review, July 20.