If I told you eight years ago that America would reverse a great recession, reboot our auto industry…take out the mastermind of 9/11. If I told you we would secure the right to marriage equality…add health care for another 20 million of our citizens… you might have said, ‘our sights are set a little too high.’ But that’s what we did.

— President Barack Obama in his farewell speech to the nation last week.

 

“Every time I see a sign that reads: ‘Now Under New Management’, I feel like they’re really saying, “We know. The last guy was an asshole…”

— Omar M.

 

“Although my TV or my radio persona was always that of a happy guy, there was this underlying ache inside of me for years, so I decided either I was gonna do something about it or I was gonna live with this layer of misery underneath that happy face on the TV.”

— Country Music star Cody Alan, as he announced he was gay.

 

“On behalf of the [State] Department, I apologize to those who were impacted by the practices of the past and reaffirm the Department’s steadfast commitment to diversity and inclusion for all our employees, including members of the LGBT community”

—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry apologizing last week for the department’s history of discrimination against LGBT employees starting in the 1940s and stretching for decades.

 

“Alex, I will take U.S. Politics for $200. The answer is: “dehydrated Russian prostitutes.”

EJR

 

Streep, Clinton, Obama, Immigrants, Muslims, Rosie, Megan, New York Times, CNN, non-Fox media in general…Donald Trump has an insult for everyone but [Russian President Vladimir] Putin. Hmmm.”

DW, Fort Lauderdale

 

“If President Obama had been white and Republican, they would have had him on Mount Rushmore already.”

—R.H.