|Quotable & Notable|
Issue Date: December 23, 2005
Quotable & Notable
Jews for Its OK to say Merry Christmas
-- Banner on the side of a van that ferried comedian Jackie Mason down Fifth Avenue in New York City Dec. 15
To succeed in passing responsibility to the Iraqi people.
-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld explaining President Bushs strategy on Iraq
Theyll donate money to us and volunteer to help, but they dont want to worship with us on Sunday mornings.
-- Major George Hood, community relations officer for the Salvation Army, describing peoples attitudes toward the organization that is a church as well as a charity
My granddaughter commented that no one had taken the baby Jesus this year and I said, Oh, what the heck.
-- Virginia Voiers, a 70-year-old grandmother from Eureka Springs, Ark., who was charged with misdemeanor theft for stealing Baby Jesus from the city Nativity scene
The WTO will make all poor farmers in the world starve to death and in that case wed rather be beaten to death.
-- Seo Jung-eui, member of a militant South Korean farmers group protesting Dec. 13 outside the World Trade Organization meeting in Hong Kong
We cannot discuss information that would compromise the success of intelligence and military operations.
-- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice neither confirming nor denying that the CIA runs secret prisons in Europe
National Catholic Reporter, December 23, 2005
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