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Four Color Politics

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

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Quotes of the Morning

“And to keep everyone up to date with the state of compassion in the media today.. Top article on MSNBC right now: No Reversal, Judge denies parents’ bid to resume feeding Schiavo. Second article: Minnesota massacre: Ten die in worst shooting rampage since Columbine. Now I don’t want to be too extreme here, but I’d think that just looking at simple numbers ten violent deaths of primarily young people would be more newsworthy than one brain-dead person’s condition, but hey, what do I know? I thought that the over 100,000 deaths of civilians we’ve caused in Iraq was important too, but the media never really even mentions that. Priorities I guess.”

"In effect, what we are saying is we are going to tie your future as you retire to the overall health and function of the American economy."
-Dick Cheney, on proposals for what to do with Social Security, March 21, 2005

“Yep.. And if the economy is doing badly when you retire, well, I guess you’re screwed. Beautiful.”

“I want to remind you right quick what this country has been through, and the challenges this economy had faced over the last three years. First, we went through a recession. That means we were going backwards.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, March. 4, 2004

"This United States will keep our promise to people retired or near retirement."
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, March 21, 2005

“Um.. Shouldn’t we keep our promises to everyone?”

“There can be no real individual freedom in the presence of economic insecurity.”
-Chester Bowles (1901 - 1986)

“An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.”
-Laurence J. Peter (1919 - 1988)


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