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"I don't know Don't know (DK, DKed)

"Don't know the trade." A Street expression used whenever one party lacks knowledge of a trade or receives conflicting instructions from the other party.
 if either party is ready to fall on the sword. Meanwhile, the ranch burns while we're sitting there fighting each other instead of fighting the fire."

--North Carolina Representative Nelson Cole, co-chair of the transportation committee, to the Charlotte Observer, on the state's transportation funding debate.

"A strong person, the people you want to look at, are the people who will look at a bill and say, 'What makes the most sense? What will do the most good? How can I justify that with my core values?' That was the surprise that got me, that there are so many shades of Noun 1. shades of - something that reminds you of someone or something; "aren't there shades of 1948 here?"
reminder - an experience that causes you to remember something

--Oklahoma Senator Brian Crain to the Tulsa World The Tulsa World is the daily newspaper for the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is the second-most widely circulated newspaper in the state, after The Oklahoman. The World is the primary newspaper for the northeastern and eastern portions of Oklahoma.  about being a freshman in the Legislature.

"Everyone loved it, even though they said, sure, it was cheesy cheesy (cheĀ“ze) caseous.  at times. But it was raw, natural. It showed me being myself, rather than something contrived."

--Arizona Senator Ed Ableser to about his use of YouTube to take viewers along on a typical day in his life.

"As a citizen of this country, you can have your own opinion of our president and our country. But I don't want a foreigner coming in here and bashing us. Even though we're in economically dire straits Noun 1. dire straits - a state of extreme distress
desperate straits

straits, strait, pass - a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
, it was the right choice to make."

--Justine Gunderson, administrator for the tribal council This page is about the administrations of Native American tribes and Canadian First Nations peoples. For details about Tribal Council on CBS's Survivor, please see Tribal Council (Survivor)

A Tribal Council
 in the Aleut village of Nelson Lagoon to USA Today about Alaska's Eskimo and Indian villages refusing free heating oil from Venezuela, on the patriotic principle that no foreigner has the right to call their president "the devil."

"The political ads are awful. My mother taught me if you don't have nothing nice to say, don't say nothing."

--Tennessee voter Becky Mayer, to the Associated Press, about all the recent political advertising.

"A shooter going in there [a school] may pause to reflect, because they may find a teacher carrying a firearm for self-defense."

--Clark Aposhiana, concealed-weapons instructor, owner of FairWarning Firearm Training, chairman of the Utah Shooting Sports Council and husband of a schoolteacher, to the Utah Deseret Morning News The Deseret Morning News is a newspaper published in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is Utah's oldest continually published daily newspaper. It has the second largest daily circulation in the state behind The Salt Lake Tribune.  about his free class to public sch ool employees seeking to get their concealed-weapons permit.

"If there is a food product with partially hydrogenated oil on the ingredient list, step back from the box and you won't get hurt."

--Dr. David Katz, a professor of public health at the Yale University School of Medicine to the Christian Science Christian Science, religion founded upon principles of divine healing and laws expressed in the acts and sayings of Jesus, as discovered and set forth by Mary Baker Eddy and practiced by the Church of Christ, Scientist.  Monitor on the dangers of trans fats.
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Date:Dec 1, 2006
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