of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the
right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the
day's events and issues.
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"The Department of Homeland Security was created to
track down terrorists, not law-abiding citizens."
Source: Congressman Jim Turner (D-TX), on the use of Homeland
Security Department assets by the Texas House Speaker - a
Republican - to track down Texas Democrats. The Democrats were
hiding out in Oklahoma and New Mexico, preventing a quorum in
Austin and thereby defeating Republican plans for congressional
redistricting. A Texas state trooper called the HSD's Marine and
Air Interdiction Center in California, reporting one state
lawmaker's aiplane, a Piper Cheyenne, as missing and possibly