March 2015

  • March 31, 2015

    “Some in my band are gay, and we have two gigs in your state next month. Should we call ahead to make sure the hotel accepts us all? Or could you maybe send us a list of where it’s okay for us to go? Might the law apply to me? (I’m black). Or maybe I should fire my gay band members just to be on the safe side. Or MAYBE…we need to stick to singing in states that don’t legislate hate? Or MAYBE I donate the money I make in your state while I’m there to organizations that will combat your hateful legislation. Yep. That’s what I’ll do. Hey HRC, get ready for a little money coming your way from Indiana via me to you! Have at it!”

    -Audra McDonald, Broadway singer and actress, tweeting at Indiana Governor Mike Pence about the state’s new Religious Freedom law – which critics say ...

  • March 30, 2015

    “My friend Senator McConnell, don’t be too elated. I’m going to be here for 22 months. And you know what I’m going to be doing? The same thing I’ve done since I first came to the Senate.”

    -Harry Reid, Senate minority leader, video announcing that he would not be seeking reelection for another term, March 27, 2015

  • March 29, 2015

    “You can’t do sweatpants… ladies – number one cause of divorce in America. Sweatpants – no!”

    -Eva Mendes, American actress and model, on keeping husband Ryan Gosling happy. Interview with “Extra,” March 18, 2015

  • March 28, 2015

    “Everyone needs to take personal responsibility for what they write and not this misinterpretation and shaming culture on social media to persist. And, by the way, I’m pressing charges.”

    -Ashley Judd, American actress and political activist, Twitter, March 15, 2015

  • March 27, 2015

    “I’ve made my decision — I’m out. I’m out of the Republican Party. I am not a Republican. I will not give a dime to the Republican Party. I’m out. All this stuff that they said…they were going to stand against ObamaCare and illegal immigration — they set us up…Enough is enough. They’re torpedoing the Constitution and they’re doing it knowingly.”

    -Glenn Beck, political pundit and conservative talk show host. “The Glenn Beck Program” on, March 18, 2015

  • March 26, 2015

    “I will say this, I don’t know if he’s gay or not. But if he is, he’s forfeited any right to privacy because he votes anti-gay.”

    -Barney Frank, former Massachusetts Democratic Congressman and one of the first openly gay members of Congress, when asked for comment about Illinois Republican Aaron Schock’s resignation. Business Insider, March 17, 2015

  • March 25, 2015

    “Hey, Obama. I hope you make better decisions in that presidency than you did about Georgia State.”

    -Ron Hunter, head coach of Georgia State’s men’s basketball team, after his #14 team upset #3 Baylor in the March Madness tournament – which President Obama had not predicted in his bracket. Speaking to the team on camera after the game, March 19, 2015

  • March 24, 2015

    “Life would be too dull without rumors.”

    -Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, during his first appearance in public after a 10-day disappearance – which had led to rumors of illness or a political coup. Speaking to reporters, March 16, 2015

  • March 23, 2015

    “It’s going to take a new generation of courageous conservatives to help make America great again. And I’m ready to stand with you – to lead the fight.”

    -Ted Cruz, US Senator (Republican – Texas), announcing his intention to run for president in 2016 – he is the first major candidate to do so. Twitter video message, just before midnight on March 22, 2014

  • March 22, 2015

    “Settle down, bring some balance into your life. Find yourself the right gal. She’ll have to be very special. She’ll have to be someone on your level, powerful and famous and rich…I’m talking about a player in the boardroom and a freak in the bedroom. So Justin, call me.”

    -Martha Stewart, American TV star and writer – recently served a stint in prison for insider trading. Joking to pop star Justin Bieber, Comedy Central’s Roast of Justin Bieber, March 14, 2015

  • March 21, 2015

    “I believe we can make the assumption that may have been some mental health experience that he might have been having.”

    -Cedric Alexander, DeKalb County Police Chief, after officers shot and killed a man found crawling naked at an Atlanta apartment complex. Press conference, March 9, 2015

  • March 20, 2015

    “It is amazing…how time flies. Just a few years ago, I could never imagine ever being in my 50s. And when it comes to my approval ratings, I still can’t.”

    -Barack Obama, President of The United States, 2015 Gridiron Dinner, March 14, 2015

  • March 19, 2015

    “When I got to work as secretary of state, I opted for convenience to use my personal e-mail account…because I thought it would be easier to carry just one device for my work and for my personal e-mails instead of two.”

    -Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state, on accusations regarding her personal vs. professional email practices as secretary of state, Press conference, March 10, 2015

  • March 18, 2015

    “These police officers were standing there, and they were shot – just because they were police officers.”

    -Jon Belmar, St. Louis County Police Chief, on the two police officers shot in Ferguson amid protests and the police chief’s resignation. Speaking to reporters, March 12, 2015

  • March 17, 2015

    “My heart goes out to the officers injured tonight. There is too much violence in our city, and this crisis of trust makes us all less safe.”

    -Antonio French, St. Louis Alderman with a strong role in the Ferguson protests, Twitter, March 12, 2015

  • March 16, 2015

    Not only do are not fully cognizant of the nuances of their own Constitution when it comes to presidential powers in the conduct of foreign policy.”

    -Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s Foreign Minister, referencing the 47 US senators who signed a letter to Iran about nuclear negotiations. NBC News, March 9, 2015

  • March 15, 2015

    I played 10 years in Philadelphia and five years in Boston. I’ve heard it all. I have a very, very thick skin. I’m a guy’s guy…I’ve been in locker rooms, a theater of war, and never in my life have I ever thought those thing about a woman – much less said them.

    -Curt Schilling, retired professional baseball player, discussing comments he received online after he congratulated his daughter on Twitter – Schilling later outed the worst commenters and they were fired/suspended. As reported in the New York Post, March 8, 2015

  • March 14, 2015

    “When women run, women win.”

    –Gabby Giffords, former US Congresswoman turned gun control advocate after being shot in the head at a political event in Arizona. Speech at the Emily’s List 30th Anniversary National Conference, March 3, 2015

  • March 13, 2015

    “College students and guns. Yea, they go together like peanut butter and accidental homicide.”

    -Larry Wilmore, Host of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, March 3, 2015

  • March 12, 2015

    “Men think it’s a women’s word. But what it means is that you believe in equality, and if you stand for equality, then you’re a feminist. Sorry to tell you. You’re a feminist. You’re a feminist. That’s it.”

    Emma Watson, British actress, star of the Harry Potter films, and women’s rights activist. Public conversation at Facebook’s London headquarters for International Women’s Day, March 8, 2015

  • March 11, 2015

    “I have often wondered what it would have been like to listen to a Churchill address. I think is as close as it will get.”

    -Mia Love, US Congresswoman (R- Utah) – first Haitian American in Congress, first African American female Republican in Congress, and first African American elected to congress from Utah. Twitter, March 3, 2015

  • March 10, 2015

    “When it comes to Iran and ISIS, the enemy of your enemy is your enemy.”

    -Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, asking The US government not to trust Iran – especially with nuclear weapons. Addressing a controversial joint session of the US Congress, March 3, 2015

  • March 9, 2015

    “50 years ago, registering to vote here in Selma and much of the South meant guessing the number of jellybeans in a jar or bubbles on a bar of soap. It meant risking your dignity and sometimes your life. What is our excuse today for not voting? How do we so casually discard the right for which so many fought? How do we so fully give away our power, our voice, in shaping America’s future?”

    -Barack Obama, President of The United States, Speaking at the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the march on Selma, Alabama, March 7, 2015

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    • March 8, 2015

      “She tweets about women’s rights in this country and takes money from governments that deny women the most basic human rights. She tweets about equal pay for women but won’t answer basic questions about her own offices’ pay standards…Hillary may like hashtags, but she does not know what leadership means.”

      -Carly Fiorina, Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and Republican nominee for the US Senate from California in 2010. Speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), February 26, 2015

    • March 7, 2015

      “If Scott Walker sees 100,000 teachers & firefighters as his enemies, maybe it’s time we take a closer look at his friends.”

      -Elizabeth Warren, US Senator (Democrat – Massachusetts). After Walker said, “If I can take on 100,000 protestors, I can do the same across the world” – allegedly comparing union members to terrorists in the Middle East. Twitter, February 28, 2015

    • March 6, 2015

      “The human failing I would most like to correct is aggression. It may have had survival advantage in caveman days, to get more food, territory, or partner with whom to reproduce, but now it threatens to destroy us all.”

      -Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist, author, and Director of Research at the University of Cambridge Centre for Theoretical Cosmology. Answering a question during a tour around London’s Science Museum – reported by Discovery News, February 23, 2015

    • March 5, 2015

      “I’m tired of hyphenated Americans. We’re not Indian-Americans or African-Americans or Asian-Americans. We’re all Americans.”

      -Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana (Republican), speaking to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), February 26, 2015

    • March 4, 2015

      “The Internet is simply too important to allow broadband providers to be the ones making the rules.”

      -Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman, after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved new Net Neutrality rules reclassifying the internet as a public utility. Speaking before the vote, February 26, 2015

    • March 3, 2015

      “Essentially it is an act of terror. It is a political murder aimed at frightening the population, or the part of the population that supported Nemtsov and did not agree with the government. I hope we won’t get scared, that we will continue what Boris was doing.”

      -Ilya Yashin, Russian opposition leader and friend of Boris Nemtsov – shot to death in Russia, Associated Press, March 1, 2015

    • March 2, 2015

      “We return you now to the stars, Leonard . You taught us to ‘Live Long And Prosper,’ and you indeed did, friend. I shall miss you in so many, many ways.”

      -George Takei, American actor, director, political activist, and social media sensation – known for his role as Sulu on Star Trek. On the death of fellow Star Trek star Leonard Nimoy. Facebook, February 27, 2015

    • March 1, 2015

      “People move on. I guess people somehow imagine you don’t evolve in your life. I have grown daughters and grand-daughters and other things that normal people have.”

      -Patty Hearst, infamous granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst – kidnapped in 1974 and later sent to prison for joining the terrorist group that kidnapped her – eventually pardoned. After a dog she co-owns won at the Westminster dog show. Speaking to reporters, February 16, 2015