"That's an excellent prescreened question, but before I give you my stock answer I'd like to try to disarm everyone with a carefully rehearsed joke."
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"And just who the hell are you to tell me I'm entitled to my opinion?"
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"Yes, Harold, I do speak for all women."
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Tonite 5-8: Is string theory bullshit?
"You picked the wrong religion, period. I'm not going to argue about it."
Trump and the Gender Inclusive Restroom
"Hey, that's just one omniscient guy's opinion."
"Look, I'm no scientist, and I may not know what 'consensus' means, but I think we should all start eating coal."
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Let Me Be Vague
"Wave to him."
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"That's it? That's the minority report?"
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"Trust me. It's not a God-given right."
"The Langmore Regional High School Inner Debate Team"
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Chicken standing on a platform on a stage with three horns in front of it and wearing a top hat; a sign on the side of the platform reads "National Endowment for the Arts - Seal of Approval."
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This Bus Runs on Punditry
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"Afterward, there will be a short Q. and A. that will be just long enough for one person to take up too much of it."
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"You know, during these debates there's something that all too often gets ignored."
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"Maybe it's not a wrong answer - maybe it's just a different answer."
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"No more 'Hardball' - I'll talk!"
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"The subject of tonight's discussion is: why are there no women on this panel?"
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"And I think I speak for an entire generation when I remind my opponent that that was then and this is now."
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"The time of assertion and counter-assertion is upon us."
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"There I trust that settles it."
Gauntlet Cards, Respond at Your Own Risk
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"That's not just my opinion. It also happens to be the opinion of some guy on NPR."
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