Friday, December 01, 2006

Old Fogey's Quotes for Friday

"Just a few weeks ago we were in session, and now we're turning out the lights."
John G. Tomaszewski, Rep. Curt Weldon's communications director
Out Go the Congressmen, Down Come the Plaques
[It shouldn't be too big of a job with all the dim bulbs used for congressional investigation of White House action. Some of us would say the Republicans began turning off the lights six years ago.]

"Who sold the Louisiana Territory to the U.S.?," "Name the writers of the Federalist Papers" and "What did the abolitionists try to end before the Civil War?"
New questions on the test for US citizenship
U.S. Citizenship Process Is Getting a History Test
[What a novel idea--citizens should know our history! Why then has the testing that came with the No Child Left Behind Act made it harder for teachers to find the time to teach it?]

"We didn't burn down the overall infrastructure, but we sure did get rid of a lot of the unnecessary growth and brush that really choked us. It's an opportunity to rebuild."
Outgoing Republican Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, referring to the 2006 elections
GOP Must Correct Its Mistakes, Mehlman Says
[If the Republicans think the election was about weeding out a few bad apples, they are badly mistaken. The American people wanted to weed out the Big Apple in the White House and all the "privatization" crap of the Republican party.]

"I can say that Iraqi forces will be ready, fully ready, to receive this command and to command its own forces, and I can tell you that by next June, our forces will be ready."
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki
Bush Rejects Troop Reductions, Endorses Maliki
[Have Maliki and Bush been drinking the same kool-aid? You know the one that doesn't actually kill you--only your ability to face reality.]

“Is that all? Was that even worth the fuel consumed by their airplanes?”
Sana al-Nabhani, Iraqi citizen referring to the outcome of the Bush-Maliki summit meeting
Having Pinned Little Hope on Talks, Many Iraqis Appear to Be Beyond Disappointment
[I guess living outside thed green zone in Bagdad is an antidote to the reality denying kool-aid.]


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