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January 2, 2010

Ring out the old, ring in the new…PLEASE!


FAMOUS QUOTE:

“Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.”
       Alfred Tennyson (Alfred, Lord Tennyson; 1809-1892) 
       From his poem In Memoriam A.H.H. (1850)


2010 COUNTERQUOTE:

“Ring out the old and hope for a better new year...2009. It was the new 1930 — only without  the D word. Because, as we all know, we are not in a depression. We are merely in a recession, which is a decline in the gross domestic product for two or more consecutive  quarters. This is nothing like a depression, which is, technically...Oh, whatever, just pass  the Prozac, and let’s get on with it.”
       Editorial, December 31, 2009 
       Mercury News

(Cartoon by Brian Fairrington)

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