“I don’t want to be a rental manager. I didn’t want to come in worried. I want to be part of the solution. I want to stick around. I didn’t come here to go to pasture.”
— New Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona.
“It’s only going to be a relationship that grows over time. I think we’re at the beginning of a long, mutual love affair.”
— Len Komoroski, president of the Cleveland Cavaliers, on the community’s support of the Canton Charge.
“I walk around his country and look in faces that don’t even know we’re at war anymore.”
— Gold Star mother Lisa Freeman of Richmond Hill, Ga., whose son was killed in Afghanistan.
“Did they just deck the bride?”
— Max Schultz, videotaping a brawl during a wedding reception in Philadelphia after which one man died from a heart attack.
“Why is it that if you take advantage of a tax break and you’re a corporation, you’re a smart businessman, but if you take advantage of something you need to not be hungry, you’re a moocher?”
— Comedian Jon Stewart, during a debate with Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly.
“They chant four more years, four more years. I think the right chant ought to be for them ‘Four more weeks. Four more weeks.’ ”
— Mitt Romney, campaigning in Cuyahoga Falls last week.
“I wanted to go to college, but my father said, ‘Wouldn’t you rather be a nurse?’ ”
— Vivian Baughman, a member of the Mercy Hospital school of nursing Class of 1944, which has had reunions for 68 years.
“I smiled as big as I could and said, ‘Karma’s a mother, ain’t it?’ ”
— Teresa Martin, 50, of Tampa, Fla., about what she said to an armed robber after they struggled and he shot out his own eye.
“This is a place where people can let their Jane Austen freak flag fly.”
— Julia Matson of Minneapolis, at a Jane Austen Society of North America event in New York City.
“He was someone people talked about, a local sports icon with a deep voice. Everyone knew who he was.”
— WHBC morning show co-host Pam Cook, on high school sports broadcaster Jim Johnson, who died last week.
CHAVEZ VS. CHAVEZ
Last week, a few people took to Twitter to express their outrage that President Barack Obama would dare to dedicate a monument to Hugo Chavez, the bombastic dictator of Venezuela. Actually, the monument commemorates the late Cesar Chavez, American farm worker and civil rights activist. Such misdirected umbrage brings fresh meaning to the term “low-information voters.”
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