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  • "It's a nuclear bomb. And the state doesn't have a sense of urgency." — State Sen. J.P. Morrell, on the planned closing of the Avondale Shipyard (see Alex Woodward's story in left column). The shipyard employs several thousand people in metro New Orleans, the majority of them African-American, and the average salary of workers at the shipyard is $43,000.

  • "Occupy Wall Street, or as I affectionately call it 'Stinkify Wall Street,' began in New York and its virus has now spread to the Big Sleazy, which is what Duncan Park [sic] will become more of after the chronically unemployed, soulless protestors, and their Pigpen like cloud of stink arrives." — WGNO-TV's Mike Church, an editorialist on the station's 6 p.m. broadcast "News With a Twist," opining on the Oct. 6 "Occupy New Orleans" march before it ever occurred.

  • "I look forward to the day I can stand and fight on any side that opposes you. Until then, I will stand behind my husband and support him as your wife once did for you." — Trina Scott Edwards, wife of former Gov. Edwin Edwards, writing to Sen. David Vitter. Trina Edwards has been circulating a petition supporting a presidential pardon for her husband, who was convicted on federal corruption charges and was released earlier this year after more than nine years in prison. Vitter had sent out an email opposing a pardon for Edwards.

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