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Issue: "Social Security breach," Feb. 19, 2005

"First of all I'd like to thank God."

New England Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch after he was named Super Bowl MVP.

"I don't fathom the argument that respecting a person's right to speech means refraining from criticizing that speech."

Colorado state Sen. Shawn Mitchell, after fellow Sen. Peter Groff voted against a resolution denouncing University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill because, Sen. Groff said, "we have to stand up for freedom." Mr. Churchill has said that the 9/11 attacks were retaliation for U.S. foreign policy and has called 9/11 victims "little Eichmanns."

"I gave her a beautiful middle name, Simone. If she hates Tu, she can always be Simone."

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Actor Rob Morrow, star of Numb3rs and former star of Northern Exposure, on naming his daughter Tu Morrow.

"We've only ourselves to blame because we've given celebrities these deranged feelings of omnipotence. She'll be doing brain surgery next."

Fashion retailer Simon Doonan on how actress and singer Jennifer Lopez upstaged established designers with her line of clothes during New York's fashion week.


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