"Are they slaves to charities and government subsidized homes? And are they slaves when their daughters are having abortions and their sons are in the prisons? This thought goes back a long time." — Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who stood up to the government in a fight over grazing rights but lost some defenders after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery.
"Our families and friends have suffered a great loss, and our hearts are aching. We don't hold any ill will towards Afghanistan in general or even the gunman who did this. We don't know what his history is." — Jan Schuitema, whose husband, Dr. Jerry Umanos, was slain while working at a hospital in Kabul, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians in the country.
"The adults actually got into fights over that decision and trying to boil down the priority of who should be inside a facility during a storm: a pet or a person. It's a constant fight." — David Grizzle, emergency management coordinator for Norman, Okla., as some public shelters in Tornado Alley prohibit animals.