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Dispatches Quotables


"If I'm a one-term DA, then I'm a one-term DA."

Nassau County, N.Y., District Attorney Kathleen Rice on potential political fallout from her get-tough approach to drunk driving. Rice does not allow plea deals in DWI cases, and she has charged a drunk driver with murder after an accident that decapitated a 7-year-old girl.

"You can buy dangerous for $11.99 at Kmart."

New York goth musician Voltaire, bemoaning the ubiquity of skull designs-which he said once communicated, "I'm dangerous"-in clothing and other fashion accessories.

"If Bill Gates invented the telephone and Alexander Graham Bell invented e-mail, we would all be saying, 'You should get one of these telephones, you can actually talk to someone, hear what they are saying, and you don't have to use a keyboard!'"

Dennis Fluegel, a retired senior project manager, on growing disaffection with e-mail in corporate America.

"This was simply an attempt at humor that fell short."

Statement from Dennis Mitsubishi, an auto dealership in Columbus, Ohio, after protests forced the dealership not to run an ad proclaiming a jihad on the U.S. auto market with "Fatwa Fridays."