'It may be his prerogative to be dumb, but that's really not a very good idea.'

TERRY O'NEILL, president of the National Organization for Women, referring to Anthony Cucolo III, a U.S. Army general in Iraq who directed that female soldiers who become pregnant--as well as the male soldiers who impregnate them--be punished

'I hate to sound cold and uncaring and contract breaking, but I'm really O.K. with it.'

HEATHER BAKER, a suburban-Washington homeowner who is purposely defaulting on her mortgage despite having the money to pay it. She cites the property's devaluation as her reason

'This is for my friend...

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