Quote(s) of the Day: Raul and Response

Sunday, December 22, 2013
We’re not ignorant of the fact that those pressuring to move faster are moving us toward failure, toward disunity, and are damaging the people’s confidence and support for the construction of socialism and the independence and sovereignty of Cuba.
-- General Raul Castro, Cuban dictator, on his slow, cosmetic and retracting economic "reforms," AP, 12/21/13
Change? What change? What I want is to get out of here. My mind’s made up, and I'm desperate.
-- Orlando Rivera, a 28-year-old unemployed Havana resident, AP, 12/20/13