Quotations of the day

October 6, 2012 - 3:34 AM

"Stop with the dumb conspiracy theories. Good grief." — Tony Fratto, who worked for President George W. Bush, tweeted after some people expressed skepticism after the government reported a sudden drop in the U.S. unemployment rate one month before Election Day.

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"It's killing our pocketbook. You can't budget for it because you don't know what it's going to be. You just have to put in less. Instead of a half-tank, you put in a quarter-tank." — Victor Parrott of Irvine, Calif., after he paid $4.69 a gallon for gas Thursday — 74 cents more than what he paid a week ago.

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"With our team it's just a bunch of guys that raised the bar and wouldn't give in and still haven't. Now they get a chance to win to roll the dice, and there's a lot of good card players in there." — Baltimore manager Buck Showalter after the Orioles beat the two-time defending AL champion Texas Rangers 5-1 Friday night in a wild-card playoff game.