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Quote, Unquote: Biased Credit Rating Agencies?


Who was talking the talk this week?

"We believe that the credit rating agencies, in exchange for fees, departed from their objective, neutral role as arbiters. At minimum, they were aiding and abetting misconduct by issuers."
-- Richard Cordray, Ohio attorney general, on filing suit against Moody's, Standard & Poor's, and Fitch (MHP)

"Trust dies but mistrust blossoms."
-- Sophocles


"F.H.A. financing was a lost language in San Francisco, the real-estate equivalent of Aramaic. Once the limits were raised, smart buyers started calling."
-- Michael Ackerman, a Bay Area real-estate agent

"Give me a smart idiot over a stupid genius any day."
-- Samuel Goldwyn


"I love this show. This show has been my life. And I love it enough to know when it's time to say goodbye. Twenty-five years feels right in my bones, and it feels right in my spirit. It's the perfect number, the exact right time."
-- Oprah Winfrey, on ending her show

"Right timing is in all things the most important factor."
-- Hesiod


"Chrome OS moves the playing field to the cloud. But Microsoft (MSFT) is a multifaceted company. They have a systematic effort to put a lot of their technology portfolio in the cloud as well."
-- Ray Valdes, an analyst at Gartner, on Google's (GOOG) new browser

"Why is Cloud 9 so amazing? What is wrong with Cloud 8?"
-- Mitch Hedberg

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