Quotations of the day

“They were more than murderers. They’re terrorists. They terrorized the city. The nation has been terrorized.” — Amy McPate, who thinks the death penalty should be used in the case against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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“They said: ‘The weather’s fine, but there aren’t enough air traffic controllers.’ People were just kind of rolling their eyes.” — Travel writer Tim Leffel, who had just boarded a US Airways plane from Charlotte, N.C., to Tampa, Fla., when the flight crew told passengers to head back to the terminal.

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“They are being slaughtered anyway. We thought, well, we will slaughter them here and provide jobs for the economy.” — Rick De Los Santos, who runs a former New Mexico cattle slaughterhouse, redesigned in changing economic times to slaughter horses.

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