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Wednesday November 05, 2008

Patricia Quote of the Day

In an e-mail to Jeff and Sullivan...

"I have a slight headache but I can't think of anytime I've been happier. There were tears and cheers at our place. Andy, who had gone door-to-door in Ohio for Obama, was in tears. And Laurion's parents came up from the Bahamas just for the election. His dad. who's black, said to me as he left, 'I'm so proud of your country. This is very special day.'"

No tagsPosted at 01:24 PM on Nov 05, 2008 in category Quote of the Day
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Quote of the Day at Arnellia's

"Our community, we're used to the legal system letting us down," he said. "I'm used to [things] going wrong. I distrust the system so much, but this is the first time I've seen the system work in my life, and I'm 40 years old. That's harsh, but it's true. It's a relief. It's a relief to say, 'Finally. Something right happened.' But not right just for me, for everybody."

— David Hall, 39, in Jim Walsh's MNPost piece "Jubiliation at Arnellia's."

No tagsPosted at 01:10 PM on Nov 05, 2008 in category Quote of the Day
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Repeat Quote of the Day

"Tonight we got Hayfield. Like all the other schools in this conference they're all white. They don't have to worry about race. We do. But we're better for it."

—Coach Herman Boone (Denzel Washington) in Remember the Titans.

And we are.

No tagsPosted at 12:52 PM on Nov 05, 2008 in category Quote of the Day
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Quote of the Day

From James Wolcott, via Sully:

It amazes me how commentators, especially conservative commentators, can argue that (a) Obama is a socialistic avatar and a radical redistributionist and yet (b) that his election doesn't mean that the voters have been pulled to the left or bestowed a liberal mandate—that the U.S. is still (this week's reigning buzzphrase) “a center-right country.”

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Posted at 12:50 PM on Nov 05, 2008 in category Quote of the Day
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Thursday October 30, 2008

Obama Quote of the Day - II

“Like water finding its level, you will arrive at a career that suits you.”

—Barack Obama's father, in a letter to a teenaged Obama, in Dreams From My Father, pg. 76.

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Posted at 08:48 AM on Oct 30, 2008 in category Quote of the Day
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