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Charles Rangel Quotes and Sayings

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Hurricane season routinely strikes the Caribbean harder than the U.S.
- Charles Rangel

Full participation in government and society has been
a basic right of the country symbolizing the full citizenship
and equal protection of all.
- Charles Rangel

The President is destroying the fabric of America with
a combined policy of war,
tax cuts for the wealthy, and reductions in spending for domestic needs.
- Charles Rangel

I, for one, would think both about how far we have
come as a country and how much further we need to go
to erase racism and discrimination from our society.
- Charles Rangel

 

Without question, conditions in the Haiti are worse
since Aristide's removal,
and continue to deteriorate.
- Charles Rangel

The challenges African-Americans are facing today are
rooted in the system of slavery.
- Charles Rangel

Today many Caribbean workers can be found in the hospital,
construction, service and hotel industries,
but there is also a growing professional sector.
- Charles Rangel

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Meanwhile, our young men and women whose economic circumstances
make military service a viable career choice are dying
bravely in a war with no end in sight.
- Charles Rangel

I am struck by how casually we as a nation react to the carnage in Iraq.
- Charles Rangel

I'm in the kitchen and I'm not walking out.
- Charles Rangel

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was indeed a vital instrument of democracy,
ensuring the integrity and reliability of a democratic
process that we as a Country hold so dear.
- Charles Rangel

The Iraq war took priority over domestic disaster prevention.
- Charles Rangel

Regardless of the nature of their crime or any rehabilitation that may have occurred,
these ex-felons cannot participate in the decision-making
process of this great Nation.
- Charles Rangel

The people who couldn't get out of New Orleans to escape
the storm were predominantly Black.
- Charles Rangel

There were no weapons of mass destruction and Saddam
Hussein was not involved in the September 11th attack.
- Charles Rangel

At least 23,000 civilians have also died in the Iraqi
killing field and the U.S.
is stuck in a quagmire.
- Charles Rangel

The United States is historically a nation of immigrants.
- Charles Rangel

We don't windsurf in Harlem.
- Charles Rangel

The Klan had used fear, intimidation and murder to
brutally oppress over African-Americans who sought
justice and equality and it sought to respond to the
young workers of the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the same way.
- Charles Rangel

Now is the time for the U.S.
and the nations of Western Europe who engaged in the
slave trade throughout this hemisphere to come forward
in a positive way to assist in undoing the harm that
was caused by their past colonial policies in the hemisphere.
- Charles Rangel

If we believe in our current penal process,
then the penalties imposed by judges and juries should
be the only sanctions for one's crime,
not the invisible sanctions of the legislature.
- Charles Rangel

We owe it to the flood victims of New Orleans to give
them truthful answers as to why this event took place
and to assure our citizens that tragedies like this will never happen again.
- Charles Rangel

As a nation we should commit ourselves not only to
the fight against terrorism,
but to economic justice, defeat of the AIDS epidemic
and vestiges of discriminatory policies of all kinds.
- Charles Rangel

We love the ability of the people to influence the
actions of decision-makers,
of lawmakers and presidents to be removed from or elevated
to office by the will of voters,
and of the community to connect amongst diverse populations through the ballot box.
- Charles Rangel

Thousands of people may have been killed by hurricane
Katrina and many more could die in its aftermath because
of the President's refusal to heed the calls of governors
for help in repairing the infrastructure in their states.
- Charles Rangel

My life is the eye of the hurricane -
an island of calm in a sea of uncertainty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I also want to encourage anybody who was affected by
Hurricane Corina to make sure their children are in school.
- Laura Bush

It is better to meet danger than to wait for it.
He that is on a lee shore, and foresees a hurricane,
stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Along with you, I have witnessed the unfortunate rise
in gasoline prices that has accompanied the summer
driving season and the more recent spike in prices
due to Hurricane Katrina.
- Bob Ney

Two things Florida can teach the other 49 states:
how to make a good margarita and how to deal with the
aftermath of a hurricane.
- Tom Feeney

The hurricane flooded me out of a lot of memorabilia,
but it can't flood out the memories.
- Tom Dempsey

We have thousands of patients and family members who
are dealing with dual devastation,
cancer and the hurricane.
- Greg Anderson

The generosity of the American public toward the victims
of Hurricane Katrina and the Tsunami has been reflected
in the outpouring of support for the Pakistani earthquake victims.
- Jon Porter

It is proper that the federal government help alleviate
short-term disruptions and price spikes such as those
brought about by Hurricane Katrina.
- Mel Martinez

Last year, when we were in Mobile, Al.,
covering Hurricane Ivan, we heard the stories of poor people,
many of them black stranded downtown because they had no way out.
- Al Roker

The same things that lead to disparities in health
in this country on a day-to-day basis led to disparities
in the impact of Hurricane Katrina.
- David Satcher

It's not just a hurricane.
It's the demand for gas in China...
We're paying $3 a gallon, and the oil companies are
making historic profits every quarter.
- Ron Klein

Where I am they can smell out a hurricane.
My house survived Hurricane Hazel, but it didn't get past Hugo.
- Mickey Spillane

I haven't actually spoken to my parents since the hurricane.
- Faith Ford

Reports of a hurricane are unfounded.
- Michael Fish

Denzel has been that leading man, but it took him a
while to get to Training Day and Hurricane Carter.
- Shemar Moore

Working with Mel Gibson is a little like waltzing with a hurricane.
It's always exciting, and you're never quite sure where it's going to take you.
- James Caviezel

Hurricane Katrina exposed the harsh reality that we
have been skating on thin ice when it comes to this
country's energy concentrations on the Gulf Coast.
- Pete Domenici

A Congressional Budget Office study estimated that
gulf energy infrastructure repair costs will be between
$18 billion and $31 billion,
just from the damages the hurricane created.
- Mark Foley

Actually, it was first a movie called Gale Force,
which was a hurricane movie.
That script never came together, and then the same
deal was replaced with Cliffhanger.
- Renny Harlin

I was very disappointed that Denzel didn't win Best
Actor for The Hurricane because I thought he deserved it.
- Norman Jewison

We're learning as we go.
We're a lot smarter this time.
We understand what it takes to mobilize away from the threat of a hurricane.
- Ray Nagin

The first rule of hurricane coverage is that every
broadcast must begin with palm trees bending in the wind.
- Carl Hiaasen

It was like being in the eye of a hurricane.
You'd wake up in a concert and think,
Wow, how did I get here?
- John Lennon

The administration is using the devastation of Hurricane
Katrina to cut the wages of people desperately trying
to rebuild their lives and their communities.
- George Miller

The big lesson I learned from Hurricane Katrina is
that we have to be thinking about the unthinkable because
sometimes the unthinkable happens.
- Michael Leavitt

Anyone who says they're not afraid at the time of a
hurricane is either a fool or a liar,
or a little bit of both.
- Anderson Cooper

The Minnesota spirit of compassion and help for people
in need has moved countless Minnesotans to step forward
to provide relief for the survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
- Jim Ramstad

The hurricane complicates things in that what would
have been purely a business decision becomes a decision of the heart.
- Henry Cisneros

I also believe that Hurricane Katrina did reveal a
weakness in our energy supply systems,
highlighting the reliance this country has on the gulf
coast for our energy resources.
- Steve Buyer

Nearly two weeks have passed since Hurricane Katrina
made landfall along the Gulf Coast,
and while we are still dealing with the tremendous devastation -
and will be for quite some time -
we are also seeing increased signs of recovery and help in our region.
- Jo Bonner

The Society of American Civil Engineers,
someone who's going to come in and say to the public,
we've looked at, we've examined, we've reviewed the
repairs and we think they're strong enough to withstand
the type of hurricane that -
that could hit the city this season.
- Marc Morial

I think we're in good shape, but the tragedy of Hurricane
Katrina is in some small way mitigated by the fact
that we now have more people talking about it,
thinking about it and working on it,
so that we will be more vigilant and ready.
- John Hickenlooper

Well, I'm not excusing the fact that planning and preparedness
was not where it should be.
We've known for 20 years about this hurricane,
this possibility of this kind of hurricane.
- Michael Chertoff

In the immediate aftermath of the hurricane,
I sent a letter to EPA Administrator Stephen L Johnson
urging him to waive regulations to allow for the early
sale of winter grade fuel to help with gasoline shortages and gasoline prices.
- Bob Ney

And one of the things I want to say,
Wolf,
is we're 100 days from hurricane season,
and we've got to start focusing on what we're going
to do to make ourselves ready for the next hurricane.
- Michael Chertoff

Hurricane Katrina, coupled with Hurricane Rita,
which came promptly on Katrina's heels,
claimed more than 1,200 American lives.
Together, they caused more than $200 billion in damage.
- Ellen Tauscher

But I think the bottom line right now is to take the
constructive criticism and use that to build toward,
as I say, the hurricane season that is 100 days away.
And we don't have a lot of time to waste before we
start to address that next set of challenges.
- Michael Chertoff

America is a hurricane, and the only people who do
not hear the sound are those fortunate if incredibly
stupid and smug White Protestants who live in the center,
in the serene eye of the big wind.
- Norman Mailer

I pointed out on the floor last year,
after Hurricane Katrina, we were very proud that one
of our National Guard engineering battalions was called to Louisiana.
And they did a magnificent job.
- Kit Bond

I worked with the same trainer that worked with Denzel
Washington in THe Hurricane.
It was three months of training, five days a week,
4 to 5 hours a day.
This was followed by a month of choreography.
- Wentworth Miller

Hurricane Katrina this past week was certainly the
worst episode in what has become an all-too-familiar and tragic cycle,
and our nation is now faced with a set of unprecedented challenges.
- Jo Bonner

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
when they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
with the sleigh full of toys, and St.
Nicholas too.
- Clement Clarke Moore

My heart goes out to victims and survivors of the Hurricane
Katrina tragedy and to their families.
This disaster will go down in history books as one
of the largest natural disasters in U.S.
history.
- Ellen Tauscher

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to Dance in the Rain.
- Vivian Greene


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