Thursday, 23 January 2014

POINT TAKEN: Potent quotables featuring Barack Obama, Winston Watt, Eddie Seaga, and Monsignor Richard Albert

"I am in total agreement with the new attitude he is displaying. He is not changing doctrine, but he is going for more emphasis on social issues. He is naming a new set of cardinals who are all from poor or developing countries. I totally agree with with the thrust that he is trying to change." -- Jamaica's Monsignor Richard Albert on Pope Francis' radical new approach to the papacy 

"As Jamaicans, we are dedicated to whatever we put our hearts to, and that is what myself and my teammates did with little or no funding. We are all very emotional right now." -- Bobsled team captain and driver Winston Watts on Jamaica's qualification for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia 

"In a country in which reggae is a well-known brand, locally and internationally, it is shameful that so little effort is made to keep the brand alive. Most reggae is composed overseas in countries which have seized the initiative from Jamaica. Maybe some international reggae hits will soon be composed in foreign countries and exported to Jamaica, reversing the course of history." -- UTech Chancellor, Edward Seaga, writing in the Sunday Gleaner, January 19

"As has been well-documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol." -- Leader of the Free World, Barack Obama, in a recent interview with the New Yorker's David Remnick

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