Richard Blumenthal quotes

  • We can speculate on what's likely, but what's needed is an investigation. And speculation is no substitute for facts. As a former prosecutor, I prosecuted antitrust cases civilly. And I can say that antitrust investigations merit searching, penetrating scrutiny and investigation. That's what we need here.
    -- Richard Blumenthal

    #Needs #Facts #Merit

  • This junkyard is an environmental nightmare, strewn with tree stumps, old tires, derelict vehicles, scrap metal and other waste. This owner may be failing to properly dispose of vehicle fluids and other contaminating chemical-laden trash, possibly imperiling groundwater and wells. He is junking the law as well as the environment.
    -- Richard Blumenthal

    #Law #Tree #Environmental

  • There is nothing new and nothing truthful in the false accusations against public officials make by the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation today, ... The simple reality is that the Schaghticoke fail to meet the criteria for federal recognition.
    -- Richard Blumenthal

    #Simple #Reality #Today

  • We give this practice two thumbs down!
    -- Richard Blumenthal

    #Practice #Two #Giving

  • Generally, social networking sites can be hugely promising and beneficial in opening new friendships and vistas and knowledge of the world, but they are also fraught with peril, when young people are reckless or headless.
    -- Richard Blumenthal

    #People #New Friendship #World

  • I did not want to avoid service. I did realize reservists could be called up, and that it was something that I wanted to do.
    -- Richard Blumenthal

    #Want #Realizing #Wanted

  • Read. As much as you can. As deeply and widely and nourishingly and ­irritatingly as you can. And the good things will make you remember them, so you won't need to take notes.

  • Birth is a shadow. Courage, self-sustained, outlords succession's phlegm, and needs no ancestors.

  • I need to listen to chill music when I'm driving. It prevents road rage.

  • The fact that logic cannot satisfy us awakens an almost insatiable hunger for the irrational.

  • The very fact that the jaguar can become extinct while the Pekingese survives indicates to me that someone hasn't thought this thing through.

  • You know, you look at the chaos in the conservative camp right now, it's only too tempting to blame it all on pot. But in fact, the Reagan revolution owes a lot to Reefer. For one thing, it's made the symptoms of senility socially acceptable.

  • Real education is about genuine understanding and the ability to figure things out on your own; not about making sure every 7th grader has memorized all the facts some bureaucrats have put in the 7th grade curriculum.

  • Slowly, my brain let me in on the fact that I had just come this close to dying.

  • Modesty is a valuable merit ... in people who have no other, and the appearance of it is extremely useful to those who have ...

  • It is the business of the future to be dangerous; and it is among the merits of science that it equips the future for its duties.

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