“We will vigorously enforce the Controlled Substances Act against those individuals and organizations that possess, manufacture or distribute marijuana for recreational use, even if such activities are permitted under state law.”

-Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General, in a letter to former DEA heads about the administration’s position on California’s marijuana legalization intitiative

“I see the achievement gap. The system is not working and it’s not getting better.”
-Omar Khalif, candidate for the School Board, on San Francisco’s public schools

“They’re permanent residents of a unicorn ranch in fantasy land.”

-Sarah Palin on Barbara Boxer and Jerry Brown, in San Jose yesterday

“The message: Google’s not a one-trick pony anymore! Don’t fall for this one: Google’s still very much a one-trick pony.”

-Henry Blodget, former stock analyst and current financial commentator, on Google’s well-received operating results

“I’ve seen him pitch a perfect game and a no-hitter. If it gets better, I damn sure want to see it.”
-Charlie Manuel, Phillies’ manager, on pitching ace Roy Halladay, who starts against his Giants’ counterpart, Tim Lincecum, in NLCS Game 1 tomorrow

Quotes of the Day 16 October,2010Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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