Humane Society’s Wayne Pacelle: ‘Animals … Just Need to Be Left Alone’

“Animals for the most part just need to be left alone.” – Wayne Pacelle, Humane Society, from a story in the Los Angeles Times, July 19, 2008. Quote Source: Base Photo: Old World Shaving Parlor Bulldog. Photo by Jazz Guy.  Read more →

President Teddy Roosevelt: ‘Society Has No Business to Permit Degenerates to Reproduce’

“I agree with you if you mean, as I suppose you do, that society has no business to permit degenerates to reproduce their kind. It is really extraordinary that our people refuse to apply to human beings such elementary knowledge as every successful farmer is obliged to apply to his own stock breeding.” -Progressive President Teddy Roosevelt Base Photo: Teddy Roosevelt’s… Read more →

Peter Singer: Some ‘Nonhuman Animals’ Are ‘More Valuable’ Than People

“Surely there will be some nonhuman animals whose lives, by any standards, are more valuable than the lives of some humans.” -Peter Singer in Animal Liberation: A New Ethic for Our Treatment of Animals Quote Source: Base Photo: Cute kids together. Photo by Prashant Shrestha.  Read more →

Melissa Harris-Perry Goes a Little Nuts When Paul Ryan Called a ‘Hard Worker’

“I want us to be super careful when we use the language ‘hard worker,’ because I actually keep an image of folks working in cotton fields on my office wall, because it is a reminder about what hard work looks like. So, I feel you that he’s a hard worker, I do, but in the context of relative privilege.” -MSNBC’s… Read more →

President Lyndon Johnson Shows His True (and Racist) Colors

“Son, when I appoint a n****r to the [Supreme Court], I want everyone to know he’s a n****r.” -President Lyndon Johnson, discussing his decision to appoint Thurgood Marshall to the U.S. Supreme Court. From Lone Star Rising: Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1908-1960, by Robert Dallek. Quote Source: Base Photo: President Lyndon Johnson on a National Park Service trading card. Photo… Read more →

Ingrid Newkirk: Pet Ownership Is ‘Abysmal,’ Result of ‘Manipulation’

“Pet ownership is an absolutely abysmal situation brought about by human manipulation.” – from Ingrid Newkirk’s “Just Like Us” in Harper’s, August 1988 Quote Source: Base Photo: Puppy dog hug. Photo by  Read more →

Hillary Clinton Benghazi Quote

Hillary Clinton: ‘Too Busy’ to See Film Honoring Benghazi Heroes

“I’m just too busy campaigning,” said Clinton when asked if she planned on seeing 13 Hours, a movie about the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. Quote Source: Base Photo: Hillary Clinton 15. Photo by U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv.  Read more →