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Posted: Friday, October 27, 2006 6:34 am | Updated: 3:59 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

“I see that Countrywide Financial Corp. is laying off a whole bunch of people. I hope they lay off that guy who does that commercial 24 hours a day. He’s the most annoying man.”

“In response to Ms. Sinema quote on (Wednesday’s) opinion page, any real feminist understands it is not about judging what individual woman choose to do with their lives. Feminism is about giving women choices and opportunities to do what they choose.”

“If the state says schools are doing better than federal labels suggest, it means only one thing — the federal government has a higher standard.”

“Lauren Udall, I am sorry, I really am, that you have been diagnosed with lupus. But I cannot morally justify taking a potential and helpless human life to save your own.”

“To the Venter who says (Jim) Pederson puts his money where his mouth is: That’s because nobody else will. Nobody else believes in him.”

“In his ads on TV, congressman Rick Renzi points out that the ACLU comes to the assistance of some hard-core criminals? Maybe that’s why in 2004 (it) helped Rush Limbaugh.”

“This country is getting to be something, when Oprah picks our next president.”

“The snowbirds are back? Well, my snowbird is back and I love him!”

“How does one earn the right to smoke in a bar? What did one do to earn that?”

“I get a big kick out of these nonsmokers who run around saying ‘Secondhand smoke is just killing everybody,’ and then jump in their cars and drive 25 to 30 mph above the posted speed limit. Who is endangering who?”

“The dictators of Iran, (North) Korea and Venezuela are in power by spreading fear of being attacked by outside terrorists. Does this sound familiar?”

“The state Legislature should not get a pay raise until they actually raise teachers’ pay to a more acceptable level.”

“Arizonans would merit being called dumb if they are persuaded it is better to spend more money for average school test scores than less.”

“Believe or not, the American public education system started downhill almost 50 years ago when the PTAs began telling teachers how and what to teach.”

“The excessively kind treatment for state Treasurer David Petersen shows me justice is not blind in Arizona.”

“I can’t understand why these stores don’t carry portable and electric fans, besides ceiling fans, year-round instead of only in the summer.”

TALKING POINT

“I just heard that ex-congressman Mark Foley has come to this state for treatment of his alcohol addiction. How appropriate, considering our weather, to come to Arizona to dry out.”

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