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So they said

"They're at the end of their rope. Let's just hope it's not a hanging rope." – Sen. Pat Roberts (in photo), R-Kan., before GOP House leaders stripped food stamps out of the farm bill and passed its agricultural provisions

"That's probably Joe Biden calling me right now, saying he agrees with me." – Roberts again, on the Senate floor Thursday, as his phone rang during his speech blasting Democrats' anti-filibuster strategy

"I have some lengthy remarks to make in respect to the sustainable-development Agenda 21 progression here in our country." – Sedgwick County Commissioner Richard Ranzau, starting a 10-minute speech at Wednesday's meeting warning "there's no issue more important than stopping this particular agenda"

"I just would like to say I enjoy a crunchy locust from time to time." – County Commission Chairman Jim Skelton, about Ranzau's reference to the U.N.-related promotion of insects as a sustainable food source