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The Journal Gazette

Friday, March 08, 2013 3:02 am

Quotations of the day

By The Associated Press

"We have decided to prepare the body of our `Comandante President,' to embalm it so that it remains open for all time for the people. Just like Ho Chi Minh. Just like Lenin. Just like Mao Zedong." - Vice President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's acting head of state, after announcing Hugo Chavez's body will be preserved and forever displayed inside a glass tomb at a military museum.

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"Are we really going to pass another law that will have zero effect, then pat ourselves on the back for doing something wonderful?" - Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Senate Republican, after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to toughen federal penalties against illegal firearms purchases.

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"They increase North Korea's isolation and raise the cost to North Korea's leaders of defying the international community." - U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice, after the U.N. Security Council approved tough, new sanctions against North Korea for their latest nuclear test.