"I see in the newspaper where Colorado and Washington became the first states to allow pot for recreational use. Now we need to put on the ballot where we can make moonshine legal."
"I read Saturday morning where someone said ‘I'd like to say for the first time in my life I'm ashamed of the United States.' With all the blessings that we have, with all the things that we do daily that other parts of the world couldn't even dream of, I'm going to use a term my grandson uses — ‘Really?' "
"Those who voted straight ticket in the elections Tuesday undermined the political process. Candidates should have to prove themselves worthy to hold office, not get elected purely based on party affiliation. Our history is lined with corrupt politicians and all of them are a member of a political party. Vote the person, not the party."
"My faith in America has been restored once more. Way to go, Obama. I found out yesterday my devout Republican, racist sister accepts free lunch for her kids at school. She wants smaller government, but yet, takes advantage of everything she can. What's wrong with this picture?"
"The presidential election is over. The greater of the two evils that were running for president won. Life goes on. The common man still struggles."
"OK, the election is over. Let's get our signs down, especially the losers. I know you're mad because you lost, but at least get your signs down."
"The unions are going to run Wise Alloys out of town, just like they ran Reynolds and Ford Motor Co. out of town."
"This election was about free things, nothing more. We are now a nation of more takers than givers. Do not forget we are still a capitalist country. What happens when the jobs are gone and the working people cannot provide free things for you anymore?"
"Do not extend the Bush tax cuts. Let the taxes go up on everyone that has to pay taxes. If one pays, everyone should pay."
"These steelworkers that won't settle, I don't blame them. They offered one craft $2,000, another craft $1,500 signing bonus and the steelworkers $1,000? It's not hard to see that Wise wants them to go out so they can replace them with scabs. Hey, that place is floating on union money. The AEA union money is floating that place. I'm about to call Mr. Bronner and get him involved in this."
"When Bush came into office, the budget was balanced and the economy was booming. After eight years of Bush, the budget was in severe deficit and the economy was in shambles. Yet, a lot of my friends feel that the best way to get out of the mess is to put the same people back in power that got us into the mess in the first place."
"What I want to say is: Obama won. America lost."
"Thank God for President Obama. I just watched his news conference. He put the Republicans on notice. Let's go ahead and give the middle class the tax break that we promised. I've got a pen. It's ready to sign. Get that off the table. So, here America, you're going to see where the Republicans' loyalties lie - either with the middle class or the millionaires. It's just that simple."
"Another cover-up under way. They covered up the Benghazi attack, and now the Iranians have attacked one of our planes."
"Let's see. We're going to have discussions on the budget and the deficit and going over the cliff financially. So, let's don't do that behind closed doors. Let's do it with cameras running so everyone can see what Obama and Boehner and all of them have to say. Let's don't do it behind closed doors. Let's do it in the open so that the 50 percent that didn't vote for Obama can see what's going on."
"Please be aware of a group of young people going door to door selling magazines, claiming to be trying to win a trip. It's a scam. I lost $50."
"Thank you to everyone who helped to make the Waterloo High School's Veterans Day program a success. It was a wonderful opportunity to honor our veterans."
"The tea party movement as a whole betrayed the cause of liberty. They supported Romney, the majority of them, and he is supported by the same people as Barack Obama — the big bankers and ... corporations ... Hey, tea party, you sold us out. You sold out our country."
"I am so tired of Republican spokesmen on Fox News talking about the makers and the takers that I will never, ever vote for anybody with an ‘R' behind their name. There are a whole group of people in this country who are not makers or takers."
"Friday's headline should have read, ‘Steelworkers cut off nose to spite face.' I'm union, too, but this isn't 1970. They're better off than most. How many people in this area would turn down $22 an hour? Not many."
"I'm calling in response to the person that said that global warming caused the major storm just proves you're a Democrat if you said that. Well, tell them to tell that to the people on the East Coast. It was caused by global warming, whether they want to believe that or not."
"To whoever hit my son's dog on County Road 8 in the Greenhill community, I hope you're happy. That was my son's dog and now I have to deal with him. Please slow down, because next time it could be a child instead of someone else's beloved pet who was like a member of our family."