February 2014

  • February 28, 2014

    “We’re getting rid of the D don’t think they can be treated. An employer says, ‘I don’t want to hire somebody with a disorder.’”

    -George W. Bush, former President of The United States. ABC This Week. February 23, 2014

  • February 27, 2014

    “A lot of Democrats have said that raising the minimum wage is both good economics and good politics. The nonpartisan CBO issued a report today saying that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would cost the economy about 500.000 jobs…Why should we trust Democrats on anything when they couldn’t have foreseen that this would be the case?

    -S.E. Cupp, New York Daily News columnist, author, and CNN Crossfire Host. CNN Crossfire. February 18, 2014

  • February 26, 2014

    “Now, here’s a good question: should serious people focus on global political instability – terrorism, failing states, nuclear weapons – or should we focus on global climate instability – droughts, floods, extreme weather? Here’s the correct answer: yes, both, because climate disruption will make every other national security problem worse.”

    -Van Jones, Environmental activist, former Green Jobs Advisor for President Obama, and CNN Crossfire Host. CNN Crossfire, February 19, 2014

  • February 25, 2014

    “There is not an inherent contradiction between a Ukraine that has longstanding historic and cultural ties to Russia, and a modern Ukraine that wants to integrate more closely with Europe.”

    -Susan Rice, US National Security Advisor. Meet The Press. February 23, 2014

  • February 24, 2014

    “Now that the Olympics are over, we need to watch the behavior of the Russians. And I believe the president needs to up his game and send a clear, unequivocal, public message to Putin not to interfere in what is happening in Ukraine.”

    -Kelly Ayotte, US Senator (R – New Hampshire). Fox News Sunday. February 23, 2014

  • February 23, 2014

    “It’s about finding what’s next. I’m hesitant to let people know what producers I’m f—ing with, what I’m rapping about. I’d rather drop that winning hand out of nowhere.”

    -Drake, American rap artist, on creating his music. Rolling Stone interview, February 13, 2014

  • February 22, 2014

    “Under the Obama regime, the president and his allies are intentional in pursuing these conflicts from the perspective that you must sacrifice your most sacred beliefs to government the instant you start a business. You have the protection of the First Amendment as an individual, you see – but the instant you start a business, you lose those protections.”

    -Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana, on religious liberty. Speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library, February 13, 2014

  • February 21, 2014

    Tuesday: “The one thing I always said to myself was that when baseball started to feel more like a job, it would be time to move forward.”

    -Derek Jeter, Professional baseball player for the New York Yankees, announcing that he will retire from professional baseball after this season. Facebook, February 12, 2014

  • February 20, 2014

    “I think Republicans will not win again in my lifetime … unless they become a new GOP, a new Republican Party. And it has to be a transformation. Not a little tweaking at the edges.”

    -Rand Paul, Republican US Senator from Kentucky. Glenn Beck interview, February 13, 2014

  • February 19, 2014

    “Flappy Bird was designed to play in a few minutes when you are relaxed. But it happened to become an addictive product. I think it has become a problem. To solve that problem, it’s best to take down Flappy Bird. It’s gone forever.”

    -Dong Nguyen, inventor of the wildly popular “Flappy Bird” phone game, on his decision to remove the game from the app store. Forbes interview (conducted in Vietnamese), February 11, 2014

  • February 18, 2014

    “If we took just five minutes to recognize each other’s beauty instead of attacking each other for our differences, that’s not hard. It’s really an easier way to live. And ultimately it saves lives. Then again, it can be the hardest thing. Because loving other people starts with loving ourselves and accepting ourselves.”

    -Ellen Page, American actress, on coming out as gay. Speech to the Human Rights Campaign – Time to Thrive youth conference, February 14, 2014

  • February 17, 2014

    “I understand how big this is. It’s a big deal. No one has done this before. And it’s kind of a nervous process. But I know what I want to be … I want to be a football player in the NFL.”

    -Michael Sam, University of Missouri football player and potentially the first openly gay active NFL player, on coming out as gay. ESPN interview, February 10, 2014

  • February 16, 2014

    “People will often say, ‘Why are you talking about feminism? Why aren’t you talking about human rights?’ And yes, but we’re talking about because there is a group of people in the world who fought for centuries — who have been systematically deprived of rights because they were women. So that’s why we talk about women. That’s why it has to be about women. Because those are the people whose rights have been taken away. And we can’t somehow pretend, ‘Oh, let’s talk about the human race,’ and make things all wishy washy. No, it’s women. It has to be women. It has to be feminism, and you have to become one.”

    -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian author, in an interveiw with film critic Jannike Åhlund at the Göteborg International Film Festival, February 1, 2014.

    • February 15, 2014

      “I view the United States, today, much like East Berlin. And I’m off the grid. I’ve tried for 20 years to warn the country about the Democrats and Republicans, and nobody’s listening.”

      -Jesse Ventura, former governor of Minnesota, on ducking U.S. surveillance drones with his digital TV show, in an interview on CNBC, February 5, 2014

    • February 14, 2014

      “I don’t think Edward Snowden deserves a death penalty or life in prison. I think that’s inappropriate. I think that’s why he fled, because that’s what he faced.”

      -Rand Paul, member of the U.S. Senate (R, Ky.), speaking about former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden on ABC’s “This Week,” January 5, 2014

    • February 13, 2014

      “CVS is no longer selling cigarettes. They say, ‘It’s the right thing to do for our customers and our company in their path for better health.’ I go to CVS all the time. If they want to promote better health, maybe they should stop selling Cheese Whiz, Circus Peanuts, Little Debbie jelly rolls and all the ingredients for meth.”

      -Jimmy Kimmel, host of Jimmy Kimmel Live, on his show, February 5, 2014

    • February 12, 2014

      “When I stepped off the plane here in Washington, DC, I remember reflecting on the great words of Jesus – turn the other cheek, forgive seventy-times-seven – and I thought, that’ll get me through the first week.”

      -Janice Hahn, member of the U.S. House of Representatives (D-CA), in opening remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast, February 6, 2014

    • February 11, 2014

      “I think the President chose delegations that represent leaders from various walks of life, former Olympians, leaders in government service…”

      -Janet Napolitano, leader of the U.S. delegation to the Olympic Games, CNN’s State of the Union, February 9, 2014

    • February 10, 2014

      “We put in a lot of hard work and effort. The word ’embarrassing,’ I think, is an insulting word.”

      -Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos quarterback, when asked if he felt that the Broncos put on an embarrassing performance in Super Bowl XLVIII, NBC Sports, February 2, 2014

    • February 9, 2014

      “I would do almost anything Tina Fey asks me to do.”

      -Nancy Pelosi, House minority leader, on her cameo appearance on the series final of NBC’s “30 Rock,” Washington Post, January 3, 2013.

    • February 8, 2014

      “The mayor of Sochi is now saying that there are no gay people in Sochi. So the only thing that is flaming over there now is the Olympic torch.”

      -David Letterman, comedian, The Late Show with David Letterman, January 29, 2014.

    • February 7, 2014

      “This is tough trying to figure which one of these women is lying. One of them has to be. So the Lieutenant Governor is blond, and the mayor is brunette. Is that relevant in determining which one of them’s telling the truth? I don’t know. Just asking. The Lieutenant Governor seems a little bit more at home with makeup than the mayor. Is there anything to learn from that? I’m just asking?”

      -Rush Limbaugh, on the apparent conflict in the account of a conversation between Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer and New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno regarding the allocation of NJ state funds,The Rish Limbaugh Show, January 20, 2014.

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      • February 6, 2014

        “Maybe we should be that way about the First Gentleman also, and really critique the way they look all the time, their choice of tie or
        their hairstyle or whatever. Or maybe their weight.”

        -Laura Bush, former First Lady, in an interview on C-SPAN, January 27, 2014.

      • February 5, 2014

        “Director Ken Burns revealed that his next documentary is about Franklin Roosevelt, and it’s fourteen hours long…which sounds like too much until you realize there’s been over thirty hours of TV dedicated to Honey Boo Boo.”

        -Jimmy Fallon, comedian, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, January 21, 2014.

      • February 4, 2014

        “I thought since I’m a knight, I’m a literal knight of the kingdom of Norway, I would get on my horse and charge forth in her defense.”

        -Tom Perkins, venture capitalist, in an interview regarding his controversial Wall Street Journal op-ed in which he compared the rich today to Jewish people in Nazi Germany, in an interview on Bloomberg Television with anchor Emily Chang, January 27, 2014

      • February 3, 2014

        “It’s so much more fun to watch FOX when it’s someone else being blitzed & sacked!”

        -Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state, in a tweet during the Super Bowl, following FOX’s recent negative coverage of the former secretary, February 2, 2014

      • February 2, 2014

        “Mary Matalin and James Carville have given me more hope when it comes to love and relationships than any romance book or chick flick ever.”

        -Meghan McCain, Political commentator, columnist, and daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain. Twitter, January 19, 2014

      • February 1, 2014

        “…It’s all sort of dreams and it’s all illusion. It’s theater; it’s not real. We’re making up stories, you know, and people tend to run into you and believe you are your characters. And I suppose the funny thing is the longer you go, you do become sort of some version of . You both diverge from them – you know – you live, but you also permanently inhabit that geography and that mental space – and so you do morph a little bit. We do become what we imagine.”

        -Bruce Springsteen, American musician and songwriter. NPR Interview, January 15, 2014