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“He’s had some statements that to me sound kind of liberal, has taken me aback, has kind of surprised me,” (Sarah Palin on Pope Francis)

“He acts so holy. He made love to every girl in every city in America and he had AIDS. And when he had those AIDS, I went to my synagogue and I prayed for him. I hoped he could live and be well. I didn’t criticize him. I could have.” (Donald Sterling on Magic Johnson)

“Everybody who wants to steal your guns is funded by the unions. Everybody who wants to raise your taxes is funded by the unions. Everybody who wants to borrow too much money is funded by the unions. Whatever center-right issue you care about, the unions are on the other team.” (Grover Norquist)

“The guy who wins the Oscar for Best Actor has a much higher bar to clear than the woman who wins best actress.”  (Writer-producer Aaron Sorkin)

“They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.” (Rancher/conservative hero Cliven Bundy)

“Who wants to see that again, really? A bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money.” (Mick Jagger on news of Monty Python reunion concerts)

I wonder how the Ebola doctor feels now that his humanitarian trip has cost a Christian charity much more than any services he rendered.  What was the point? (Ann Coulter on “Christian narcissism”)

Now the Obama administration is riding to the rescue of ‘sexual assault’ victims. It vows to excavate equities from the ambiguities of the hookup culture, this cocktail of hormones, alcohol and the faux sophistication of today’s prolonged adolescence of especially privileged young adults. (George F. Will)

“James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming. He was white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is, was. But now Sony is suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Briton, rather than a white from Scotland. But that’s not who James Bond is and I know it’s racist to probably even point this out.” (Rush Limbaugh)

“He should write an eight-figure check to Fox News, because all of our gaffes made that man’s career.” (Fox News pundit Greg Gutfeld on Stephen Colbert)


(Ann Coulter photo by David Shankbone)

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