"I still think this is a great country. In Mexico, they would have just shot me."

'"maverick dairyman Hein Hettinga on being barred from underselling the dairy cartel, quoted in The Washington Post, December 10

"One particularly good one was a book on Ulysses S. Grant. But I stopped. I found the struggle going on'"gosh, those years, there were so many people killed and wounded, and they were all Americans, except for the foreign fighters who came over from Germany and Poland and elsewhere. So I turned away from that and read a great deal about World War II."

'"Donald Rumsfeld on what he read as secretary of defense, at a Pentagon "town hall" meeting, December 8

"Keeping us up here eats away at families. Marriages suffer. The Democrats could care less about families'"that's what this says."

'"Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) on the new five-day congressional work week, quoted in The Washington Post, December 6

"Any band will be considered even though you are from USA. The lyrics should not contain admirations on war, sex, violence, murder, drug, rape, non-governmental society, imperialism, colonialism, racism, anti-DPRK, and anti-socialism."

'"plea for entrants to the "Rock for Peace" concert in Pyongyang, North Korea, on voiceofkorea.org, November 15