Quotations of the day

September 21, 2012 - 2:35 AM

"When you express an attitude that half the country considers itself victims, that somehow they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is maybe you haven't gotten around a lot." — President Barack Obama, who tried to cast Republican challenger Mitt Romney as out-of-touch for the White House during a rally in hotly contested Florida.

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"Our hands are tied. Under our existing ad standards as modified by the injunction, the MTA is required to run the ad." — Aaron Donovan, a Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman, after a blogger won a court order to post a provocative ad in New York City's subways that equates some Muslim radicals with savages.

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"This case is not just a murder, it's an atrocity." — Will County States Attorney James Glasgow, after jurors convicted a Chicago man of fatally shooting his wife and three children on a road trip.