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"Love Pearl Jam. But Pearl Jam now is like the Gap crowd. The baggy trousers. It's a date. It's nice, lovely music. You know, there is a whole other world out there. But people are snobbish and don't want to mix with it. We love those people. We embrace them. They are as loyal as they can be." - Sharon Osbourne, LA Times 7/6

“We cannot allow political pressure from critics of unpopular ideas to inhibit the free exchange of ideas. That classroom interaction is central to this university’s mission and to the expansion of knowledge. Silencing that exchange now would only open the door to more onerous and sweeping restrictions,” - University of Wisconsin-Madison Provost Patrick Farrell explaining why 9/11 conspiracist Kevin Barrett will be allowed to teach at the college. h/t LGF

"I’m tight on time, too, and I don’t have time for bitches, so let’s move on." - Adam Carolla hanging up on Ann Coulter, via The Great Society, h/t Crooks and Liars

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"I still, however, think it's a good idea for crazy people to own newspapers." - Matt Welch on the Santa Barbara News-Press meltdown that he analyzed nicely here but then seemed to retreat from here. Matt if your SB pal wants us to run his email, we're game.

And yes, if the Nexus needs to take over the News-Press we have dibs on the Isla Vista beat.