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Issue Date:  September 8, 2006

Quotable & Notable

“We’re just tryin’ to get back to abnormal, man.”

-- A New Orleans street musician quoted on National Public Radio

“If Iraqis are unwilling to grasp the opportunity our soldiers and Marines bought them with American blood, it’s their tragedy, not ours.”

-- New York Post columnist Ralph Peters

“When my 7-year-old said to me, ‘Mommy, I want an iPod,’ then I knew we had to leave.”

-- Reform Jewish Rabbi Susan Silverman, who is moving with her family from Massachusetts to Israel

1.3 million

-- The number of Americans who joined the ranks of the uninsured last year, according to U.S. Census data. Some 46.6 million Americans have no medical insurance.

“If you’re not electing Christians, then in essence you are going to legislate sin.”

-- Senate candidate Rep. Katherine Harris, R-Fla. Harris later explained that she didn’t mean to exclude non-Christians, but she was tailoring her message to the publication interviewing her, the Florida Baptist Witness.

“We gave him police protection and he makes comments criticizing the government. It is a tribute to the level of freedom we are enjoying.”

-- Foreign Affairs Minister Raphael Tuju saying Kenya’s government was not bothered by the lecturing of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, who was visiting his father’s homeland

National Catholic Reporter, September 8, 2006

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