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“Un­less govern­ment ap­pro­pri­ately reg­u­lates oil de­vel­op­ments and holds oil ex­ec­u­tives ac­count­able, the pub­lic will not trust them to drill, baby, drill. And we must!” — Sarah Palin. “It doesn’t mat­ter what China’s work­ers want. It re­ally doesn’t, be­cause sim­ply there is only one voice in Chi­nese so­ci­ety and that’s the govern­ment’s. And as the Chi­nese me­dia are no longer al­lowed to re­port it, it no longer mat­ters whether there is a strike or not. As to the peo­ple in China, it’d be the same as if there wasn’t one. Ask some­one in China about it and you’ll prob­a­bly hear it’s just a Western con­spir­acy to tar­nish China’s great­ness.” — Chi­nese blog­ger on the news black­out of work­ers’ sui­cides at Fox­conn. “I didn’t have the abil­ity, I didn’t have the balls, this is not my thing.” — Mex­i­can mata­dor Chris­tian Her­nan­dez (22), who spun with his red cape at a charg­ing bull, then ran across the ring and leapt head­long over the wall to safety, drop­ping the cape in the process. He was later ar­rested for breach of con­tract and re­leased af­ter pay­ing a fine. “To be fair, I’m not used to scor­ing goals, so I was a bit sur­prised. It was a bit of luck.” — Swiss de­fen­sive mid­fielder Gel­son Fer­nan­des, who scored the goal that sank Spain 1­0 in their clash this week. “So stupid, it’s awe­some.” — A user com­ment on Dutch de­sign web­site www.moblio.nl on a vu­vuzela cell­phone ap­pli­ca­tion. “Pelé should go back to the mu­seum.” — Diego Maradona launch­ing an ex­tra­or­di­nary at­tack on fel­low foot­ball great Pelé, who crit­i­cised his coach­ing abil­ity.

PHOTO: AP Ar­gentina’s coach Diego Maradona.

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