Sunday, February 20, 2005

Quotes

Well, today's Sunday and I don't want to think all that much so I just put a few quotes together for you. The first is a mind boggling thing that tells me that "For this President, words have no meaning...They are just utterances." (Another quote, I guess)



"I want him to be able to have a chance to say he's done it for this reason or done that, so I can explain to him as best I can, in a friendly way, of course, that Western values are, you know, are based upon transparency and rule of law, the right for the people to express themselves, checks and balances in government."

...George W. Bush Regarding Russian President Putin


"...a gaffe occurs not when somebody lies, but when he says what he really thinks"...Michael Kinsley


"As you said, there are some code words. There are some proper ways to say things, and some improper ways." He added, "I am going to say that I've accepted Christ into my life. And that's a true statement."...George W. Bush from secret recordings made by his "friend" Doug Wead, who has released the tapes.


"We never retract anything we do here because we never make things up on this program." Rush Limbaugh, who claimed that the Clintons were behind the Swift Boats for Truth.


"I was rejected for a White House press pass at the start of the Bush administration, but someone with an alias, a tax evasion problem and Internet pictures where he posed like the 'Barberini Faun' is credentialed to cover a White House that won a second term by mining homophobia and preaching family values?" -- Maureen Dowd


"Democratic senators...acted as if he were still playing his proper role, acting as a nonpartisan source of economic advice....

But Mr. Greenspan is no longer entitled to such deference. By repeatedly shilling for whatever the Bush administration wants, he has betrayed the trust placed in Fed chairmen, and deserves to be treated as just another partisan hack"...Paul Krugman



"Our position has been the same for a long time," said Bill Holbrook, spokesman for the White House Council on Environmental Quality. "The science of global climate change is uncertain."



"Ice is in decline everywhere on the planet, and especially in the Arctic, " said Ruth Curry, a physical oceanographer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, "and there is large-scale drying throughout the Northern Hemisphere."



"It's increasingly clear that members of the military were aware of the allegations of torture and that efforts were taken to erase evidence, to shut down investigations and to humiliate the detainees in an effort to silence them," ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero, after the Army's destruction of hundreds of photos documenting torture came to light.



"The War on Poverty is over...the Poor lost!"...President Ronald Reagan

"No group of Americans would be affected more by President Bush's Social Security plan than those earning the least." ...Jim VandeHel, Washington Post in an article titled, 'Poorest Face Most Risk'

"The EPA's secret, backroom deals with pesticide makers are clearly against the law, and they're a threat to our health," ... NRDC attorney Aaron Colangelo, noting that the Bush EPA changed the labeling requirements for Rat poison, resulting in the poisoning of 33,000 more children in 2004 than in 2001, when the regulations were changed.

Sigh...

Peace,

Steve

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