Quotes of the day, 3/1/07
By Lee Russ
Thursday, March 01, 2007 at 12:49 PM
"Times are changing for the better," Bush said. "People's lives are improving. And there is hope."MSNBC article on the president's visit to Long Beach, Mississippi, to tout the progress made in restoring that area after 2005's hurricane Katrina. Long Beach is approximately 74 miles (1 hour and 18 minutes est. travel time) from the continuing devastation of most of New Orleans.
The sentiment isn't shared by many who live along the storm's brutal path -- particularly in New Orleans. Much of the city is in ruins, crime has soared and health care is limited. Large numbers of residents are so frustrated they are thinking of getting out for good.
Marines don't collectively bargain over whether they're, you know, going to end up being deployed in Anbar province or Baghdad.Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, arguing against proposed legislation that would allow federal airport screeners to negotiate the terms of their employment.