- Piers Morgan: Can I ask you ... Have you committed lust in your heart, and therefore adultery?
- Christine O'Donnell: Oh, let's not even go there! Let's get the conversation back to the book. That's why I'm here.
- Morgan: Yeah, but to me this is a natural extension to ask you, for example, very relevant questions of any politician.
- O'Donnell: I address it all in the book.
- Morgan: For example, what is your view of gay marriage?
- O'Donnell: Well, I address that stuff in the book.
- Morgan: You can't keep -- you're on here to promote the damn book!
- O'Donnell: I'm here to talk about --
- Morgan: You can't keep saying, "It's all in the book." You've got to repeat some of it.
- O'Donnell: I'm here to talk about the book.
- Morgan: Yes! I'm talkin about the book! You keep saying "It's all in the book," so tell me what's in the book!
- O'Donnell: Why don't you ask me questions about what I say in the chapter called "Our Follower in Chief" where I criticize Barack Obama? Why don't we talk about --
- Morgan: Because right now I'm curious about whether you support gay marriage.
- O'Donnell: You're getting -- you're borderline being a little bit rude. Ya know? I obviously --
- Morgan: Really?!
- O'Donnell: I obviously want to talk about the issues that I choose to talk about in the book.
- Morgan: Do you answer that question in the book?
- O'Donnell: I talk about my religious beliefs. Yeah, I absolutely do.
- Morgan: No, but do you talk about gay marriage in the book?
- O'Donnell: What relevance is that right now? Is there a piece of legislation? I mean, I shouldn't be voting on anything.
- Morgan: It's obviously one the most -- it's obviously, as you know, because of Michele Bachmann's views, and others, it's obviously a highly contentious political issue, I'm just curious what your view is. You keep saying "It's in the book," so I'm bemused as to why you wouldn't just say it in an interview if it's in the book.
- O'Donnell: Because I don't think it's relevant. It's not a topic that I choose to embrace. It's not what I'm championing right now. I've been there, done that, gone down that road. Right now, what I'm trying to do is to promote a book that I hope to be a very inspirational story to people who are part of the Tea Party movement so that they can continue, ya know, in this movement to bring America back to the second American revolution. That's my goal. That's my focus right now.
- Morgan: So would you agree with Michele Bachmann that we should maybe repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"? Should we restore that?
- O'Donnell: [Laughs] I'm not talking about policies. I'm not running for office. Ask Michele Bachmann what she thinks. Ask the candidates who are running for office what they think.
- Morgan: Why are you being so weird about this?
- O'Donnell: I'm not being weird about this, Piers. I'm not running for office. I'm not promoting a legislative agenda, I'm promoting the policies that I lay out in the book that ar mostly fiscal, that are mostly constitutional. That's why I agreed to come on your show. That's what I want to talk about. I'm not being weird, you're being a little rude.
- Morgan: I don't -- I'm baffled as to why you think I'm being -- I think I'm being rather charming and respectful. I'm just asking you questions based on your own public statements and now what you've written in your own book. It's hardly rude to ask you that. Surely!
- O'Donnell: Well, don't you think as a host, if I say "This is what I want to talk about" that's what we should address?
- Morgan: Uh, not really. No! You're a politician!
- O'Donnell: Yeah, okay, I'm being pulled away. Ya know, we turned down another interview for this.
- Morgan: Where are you going?
- O'Donnell: [Laughs]
- Morgan: You're leaving?
- O'Donnell: Well I was supposed to be speaking at the Republican Women's Club at 6 o'clock and I chose to be a little late for that, not to be... ya know, yeah, not to endure a rude talk show host, but to talk to you about my book, to talk about the issues I address in my book. Have you read the book?
- Morgan: Yes, but these issues are in your book. That's my point. You do talk about them.
- O'Donnell: [aside] Okay. Allright are we off? Are we done?
- Morgan: I'm not, I'm still here!
- O'Donnell: [aside] Well... [Laughs]
- Morgan: It would appear that the interview has just been ended.
- Morgan (Later): Christine O'Donnell I want to issue a personal invitation right now for you to come back on my show tomorrow night to explain why you walked off and to answer some, of what I thought, were pretty straight-forward questions based on your own public statements. We can do it live, and I hope you'll accept the invitation. I promise not to be even remotely rude.
- Glenn Beck (Jan, 2010): "African-American" is a bogus, P.C., made up term. I mean, that's not a race. That is, your ancestry is from Africa and now you live in America. Okay?
- Glenn Beck (Aug, 2011): If you can't be true to yourself, what are you doing? If you can't find courage now, you're not going to find it when you really need it. It does take courage [...] It takes honor. Make sure you know who you are. Make sure you know what you believe. Make sure you know your place in the universe. Make sure you know that you have power. Make sure you know that you're not alone. And then, as they turn up the heat, they're going to try to do everything they can to make sure you are alone. Remember, it's Saul Alinsky tactics. Isolate! Isolate! Ridicule! That's what they're doing. You have to not care anymore. You have to not care about political correctness anymore. It doesn't matter. You know what, Pat, correct if I'm wrong. Didn’t you feel ridiculously stupid everywhere in Africa, in Europe, in South America, in Jerusalem, when you would say the words "African-American?" [...] It doesn't apply! Now how can people be one thing in one country and nowhere else in the world?
- Pat Gray: Thats' such a great point. What are you supposed to say? What is the acceptable term?
- Beck: "Black."
- Gray: African --
- Beck: "Black!"
- Gray: African-British?
- Beck: "BLACK!" [...] It's black! In South Africa it's "black" and "colored." [...]
- Gray: But we've been taught here that "colored" is really a bad thing to say because, "what color are they?" Well, okay, so you got us to stop saying that, but in other parts of the world they still do!
- Beck: Yeah, and it's not a bad thing! Only here, why are we made to feel bad? Notice this? "African-American" was not made to do anything except try to create a superman. "Oh don't you dare feel bad about yourself, you're African-American!" No! You're an American. In stead of building the country up and saying, "Lookit! We all have the right, here in this country - look what happened with Martin Luther King! That makes you an American! Judge not by the color of your skin!" You weren't over in Africa! Your great-great-grandfather was, your great-great-great-great-grandfather may have been, but you weren't! And sure this country sucked for blacks. Sucked! Beyond sucked for a long time. But it doesn't now. It doesn't now. Be proud to be an American!
- Gray: I've always felt it's such an insult too, the idea of "African-American" that they, for some reason, need to have some qualifier, not even special help, just some distinction as if they're different than us. They're Americans, they're just like us, they're 100% Americans. They deserve every right, and they have every responsibility that everyone else has.
- Beck: The thing is, it makes people afraid. That's the key. It makes other people afraid. If we're afraid to say something, and we all are, you're afraid to say something because you don't want to offend. Americans are good. Americans are kind. Not all of them, but we are great because we are good. Why do you think we said "handi-capable?" Because we don't want to hurt anybody's feelings! They've been using this! It's our achilles heel! Have no fear! Dismiss these human rights frauds!
- Kornheiser: It's foreboding!
- Wilbon: It's not foreboding.
- Kornheiser: Okay, it's five-boding.
- Wilbon: Am I the only one in here that watches "Damages?"
- Reali: You're the only one in here that waches "Damages."
- Kornheiser: Am I the only one in here that watches "Extreme Home Makeover?"
- Wilbon: Tony, you've missed 6 of the last 7 weeks. What have you been up to?
- Tony: Have you seen Beyonce?
Here’s how it came out… players numbered by order in which I drafted them within each position.
QB1 Tom Brady
QB2 Peyton Manning
RB1 Darren McFadden
RB2 Marshawn Lynch
RB3 Mike Tolbert
RB4 Marion Barber
WR1 Dwayne Bowe
WR2 Percy Harvin
WR3 Derrick Mason
WR4 Antonio Brown
TE 1 Greg Olsen
TE 2 Tony Moeaki
K1 Steven Gostkowski
K2 Rob Bironas
DEF Pittsburgh Steelers
Apple’s new CEO, Tim Cook, in 2008
Tag, you’re it!
I USED ALL MY WORDS TO FIGHT
With him and her and you and me
Oh but its just a waste of time
Yeah it’s such a waste of time” —
Lyrics from “I and Love and You” by the Avett Brothers
The second line was sung with emphasis tonight because it was sung just after the band stopped mid-song to break up a fight in the crowd at Paradiso in Amsterdam. Yeah, a fist fight. At an Avett Brothers concert. In Amsterdam. Whodathunk? But the fact that they picked up the song up where they left off and this was the next line was just sort of fitting.