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Four Color Politics

Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Quotes of the Morning

“A newly announced federal order to reduce mercury pollution from coal-burning power plants will require weakening more stringent state controls that were enacted in Wisconsin only last year, a state official says.”
-Associated Press, March 15, 2005

“Huh.. Who would have figured?”

“We want to reduce greenhouse gases. Ours is a large economy. We used to generate more wealth than we are today. And as a result, we do contribute greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, London, July 19, 2001

“The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.”
-Zeno (335 BC - 264 BC), from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers

“There are some monuments where the land is so widespread, they just encompass as much as possible. And the integral part of the - the precious part, so to speak, I guess all land is precious - but the part that the people uniformly would not want to spoil, will not be despoiled. But there are parts of the monument lands where we can explore without affecting the overall environment.”
-President Dubya, Mar. 13, 2001

“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.”
-Frank Lloyd Wright (1869 - 1959)

“There's no such thing as being too closely aligned with the oil industry in West Texas.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, in the 1970s, running for U.S. Congress

“I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.”
-E. B. White (1899 - 1985)


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