I mean, we've had all these awful pictures from the prison in Iraq and these sort of memos floating around about justifying torture, all this kind of stuff. And it makes you want to take a shower, you know?— Ron Reagan
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Stem cell research can revolutionize medicine, more than anything since antibiotics.
We can choose between the future and the past, between reason and ignorance, between true compassion and mere ideology.
You know, people get frustrated because their loved ones who have Alzheimer's, oh, he doesn't recognize me anymore, how can I recognize this person, if they don't recognize me? They're not the same person. Well, they are the same person, but they've got a brain disease. And it's not their fault they've got this disease.
We have three cats. It's like having children, but there is no tuition involved.
I couldn't join a party that, frankly, tolerates members who are bigots for one thing, homophobes, racists.
I admire the fact that the central core of Buddhist teaching involves mindfulness and loving kindness and compassion.
My father felt that children should make their own way.
I have to say that flying on Air Force One sort of spoils you for coach on a regular airline.
You cannot be against embryonic stem cell research and be intellectually and therefore morally consistent, if you're not also against in vitro fertilization.
Neither of my parents would ever stand in the way of any of their children speaking their minds.
I'm aware that most people who meet me for the first time think of me in a certain way because of who my father is. That just comes with the territory. But that's been that way ever since I was a little kid as long as I can remember. I grew up that way.
My wife and I just prefer Seattle. It's a beautiful city. Great setting. You open your front door in the morning and the air smells like pine and the sea, as opposed to bus exhaust.
When you hear somebody justifying a war by citing the Almighty, I get a little worried, frankly.
Now, ignorance is one thing, ignorance can be cured.
But many of the Republican leaders opposing this research know better.
People who believe they are acting with the mandate of God, who see others who don't share their beliefs as inferior in the eyes of God, make dangerous leaders. Just ask Osama Bin Laden.
The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.
The big elephant sitting in the corner is that George W.
Bush is simply unqualified for the job. What's his accomplishment? That he's no longer an obnoxious drunk?
Dad was also a deeply, unabashedly religious man.
.. , But he never made the fatal mistake of so many politicians - wearing his faith on his sleeve to gain political advantage.
I've never joined any political party and have no plans to do so. I'm fully independent.
If you are going to call yourself a Christian - and I don't - then you have to ask yourself a fundamental question, and that is: Whom would Jesus torture? Whom would Jesus drag around on a dog's leash? How can Christians tolerate it? It is unconscionable. It has put our young men and women who are over there, fighting a war that they should not have been asked to fight - it has put them in greater danger.
I mow my own lawn.
My father didn't know George W. Bush from Adam.
The Bush people have no right to speak for my father, particularly because of the position he's in now (Alzheimer's Syndrome). Yes, some of the current policies are an extension of the '80s. But the overall thrust of this administration is not my father's - these people are overly reaching, overly aggressive, overly secretive, and just plain corrupt. I don't trust these people.
He had written my mother once that he wanted her to be the first thing he saw every morning and the last thing he ever saw. And that's how it turned out.
My father never felt the need to wrap himself in anybody's mantle.
He never felt the need to pretend to be anybody else. This is their administration. This is their war. If they can't stand on their own two feet, well, they're no Ronald Reagans, that's for sure.
It's just that I have this funny objection to torturing small animals no matter how scrumptious their body parts might be. ... Our food industries are equal opportunity abusers: cows, chickens, pigs, and a special mention to those little calves who for their short, miserable lives are locked into crates too small to allow movement just so we can eat veal.
What do you say to your sister who poses in the nude? It's not like you are really itching to see photographs of your sister naked. I mean, it's just something that is not too exciting.
I would be unelectable. I'm an atheist. As we all know, that is something people won't accept.