Quotes of note

January 29, 2011

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“So now is the time to act. . . . If we make the hard choices now to rein in our deficits, we can make the investments we need to win the future.’’ — PRESIDENT OBAMA during his State of the Union address.

“We are at a moment, where if government’s growth is left unchecked and unchallenged, America’s best century will be considered our past century.’’ — REP. PAUL RYAN delivering the GOP’s response.

“What happened today was as much a miscarriage of justice as the conviction and the arraignment. I’m innocent, and I didn’t lie on the stand.’’ — Former city council member CHUCK TURNER, after he was sentenced to three years in prison.

“Massachusetts is becoming the North Korea of the United States. First it’s a plethora of ‘Dear Leaders’ and now they’re taking out Twitter!’’ — STATE REP. DAN WINSLOW, tweeting about a state legislature ban on Twitter.