Saturday, November 18, 2006

Old Fogey's Quotes for Friday/Saturday

Sorry to have been falling down on my job, but my computer got fried. Thankfully, it was resurrected by capable computer nerds. I hope to do more posting later today.

"The 'firewalls' that Republicans thought they had built to protect their congressional majorities did not hold."
David Broder in WaPo
New Phase, New Test For Bush
[Hooray to the American voters for proving democracy does work despite all efforts to thwart it by people trying to thrust it on Iraqis]

"A Woman's Concern is persuaded that the crass commercialization and distribution of birth control is demeaning to women, degrading of human sexuality and adverse to human health and happiness."
A Woman's Concern website, a group whose medical director, Eric Keroack, has been appointed to oversee the federal Office of Population Affairs, responsible for federal family planning expenditures
Doc's Appt. Angers Family Planning Group
[I guess the Bushies' idea of family planning is determining how to feed and clothe unwanted children, coming at a rate of one a year]

"In one fell swoop, it's gone from the Dark Ages to the Space Age."
Karen Steuer, government affairs chief at the National Environmental Trust, referring to the upcoming change of leadership on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
Party Shift May Make Warming a Hill Priority
[Perhaps we will also begin to move out of the Dark Ages on such scientific issues as stem cell research, family planning, science education, etc. I'm tired of six years of 'Science for Dummies']

"You can't expect easy cooperation on issues of importance to them unless they respect issues of importance to us, including the principle that judges deserve an up-or-down vote."
Don Stewart, spokesperson for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Senate's next Republican leader
Cheney Rejects Idea Of Iraq Withdrawal
[Unbelievable! It reminds of the old saying, "Do as I say, not as I do."]


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