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During an MTV interview, singer Lauryn Hill said: "I would rather die than have a white person buy one of my albums."
Secretary of State Colin Powell made an eloquent point about America's desire for "empire building" to the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Monica Lewinsky said the Democrats "left a bad taste in her mouth."
Monica Lewinsky said has learned "not to put things in her mouth that are bad for" her.
List documents "racist quotes" from radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh.
Former President George Bush wrote that trying to eliminate Saddam Hussein during the Gulf War in 1991 would have "incurred incalculable human and political costs."
Law professor demonstrates that the results of the 2000 presidential election correspond to an 18th century historian's prediction of conditions accompanying the downfall of democracy.
Pensacola City Councilman T. Bubba Bechtol issues comment on Iraqi prisoner abuse.
Talk show host Rush Limbaugh's 3 November 1988 broadcast included a statement approving the selling of chemical warfare agents to Saddam Hussein and the gassing of drug addicts.
H. L. Mencken once wrote that eventually "the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."
Senate candidate John Glenn delivered a stinging rebuke to a challenger who accused him of never having held a job.
President Eisenhower once noted that "a few Texas oil millionaires" wanted to "abolish social security."
Canadian radio commentator Gordon Sinclair delivered a stirring, pro-American editorial in 1973.
Former first lady Barbara Bush said of the war in Iraq: "Why should we hear about body bags and deaths? It's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?"
Former first lady Barbara Bush said that New Orleans refugees were "underprivileged anyway, so this is working very well for them."
Constitutional law professor quips on the difference between the Bible and the Constitution.
E-mail reproduces Theodore Roosevelt's words regarding the assimilation of immigrants into American culture.
E-mail reproduces quotes from various Hispanic leaders.
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said: "A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in and how many want out."
An 1863 statement by Robert E. Lee expressed disdain for newspaper criticism of his military leadership skills.
Senator John McCain once said that "the Democratic Party is a fine party, and I have no problems with it."
Excerpt reproduces a portion of a commencement address delivered by newsman Ted Koppel.
In praising the actions of the USS Lake Erie, author Homer Hickam fretted that the Democratic candidates might scrap military programs and begin baking cookies for the enemy.
Norman Thomas once said the Democratic Party had adopted the Socialist Party's platform.
Passage from Karl Marx's Das Kapital about consumer debt foretells that current economic turmoil will lead to communism.
Margaret Thatcher once said that "The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money."
Judge Sonia Sotomayor said that "the time has come to end white male oppression by castrating every white male."
During a House committee meeting, Rep. Hank Johnson said he feared that stationing 8,000 Marines on Guam would cause the island to "become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize."
British Petroleum spokesperson opines "Louisiana isn't the only place that has shrimp."
Senator Dianne Feinstein said she "can't believe that so many people still don't" approve of health care reform legislation.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords asked Gen. David Petraeus what he was "doing to reduce carbon emissions in the war on terror."
Ben Stein said that "Obama wants every citizen to prove they are insured, but people don't have to prove they are citizens."
Warren Buffett recommended passing "a law that says anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election."
Newt Gingrich once said, "People like me are what stand between us and Auschwitz."
Joseph Stalin described America as a healthy body with three fold resistance.
Musician Miles Davis made a crude remark upon meeting Nancy Reagan.
Actor Morgan Freeman said that he found the concept of Black History Month to be "ridiculous."
Caroline Kennedy said she can't stand President Obama's voice and that he's a liar.
Text reproduces a statement by President Harry Truman about Republicans.
James Carville said that "the Democratic constituency is just like a herd of cows."
Actor Jamie Foxx said that in his upcoming film, "I kill all the white people in the movie ... How great is that?"
Quotes reproduces Morgan Freeman's comments on the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
Adolf Hitler once said, "To conquer a nation, you must first disarm its citizens."
General finds a good comeback when asked about the wisdom of teaching Boy Scouts to shoot.
Pope Francis once said "Women are naturally unfit for political office."
Charles Ramsey said that the captive women he helped rescue, and not he, should receive a reward.
Dr. Leon Eisenberg said "ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease."
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