'Talk Isn't Cheap, it is Dangerous'

The quotes of the day:

“He is headed to a place where talk isn't cheap, it is dangerous; where soothing words, especially from non-Muslims, are regarded warily at best; and where expectations, if raised too high, can come crashing down with devastating results.” Howard Fineman, Newsweek, on the potential peril awaiting President Obama as he travels to the Middle East

“Three months after signs of hope emerged, the evidence of improvement still exists only in the form of glimmers. A slew of recent economic data and other news, including yesterday's bankruptcy filing by General Motors, make clear that the nation is still muddling through a deep recession.” - Neil Irwin, The Washington Post.

"Because of the success of the American economic system, the U.S. rolled through 1955 in two-toned splendor to an all-time crest of prosperity, heralded around the world. Much of this prosperity was directly attributable to the manufacture and sale of that quintessential American product, the automobile." - from Time Magazine's 1955 "Man of the Year" story, which honored GM President Harlow Herbert Curtice

“I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish. Any kind of arrangement they wish.” - former Vice President Dick Cheney on the subject of gays and marriage, quoted in The Huffington Post

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