Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well. — Aristotle
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity and I’m not sure about the former. — Albert Einstein
If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done. — Ludwig Wittgenstein
As I suspected (or should that be expected?), financial reform will be reform-free. Instead of enhancing the existing structures, new bureaucracies will be created instead, further assuring wasted money and resources, and the attendant distraction of building what’s unnecessary instead of getting down to (and on) business. (But here’s a more lucid assessment of its imminent failure.) And just in case you maybe think that our leaders haven’t been thoroughly corrupted…. And I hate to say this: If the government can’t some control over Goldman Sachs, it will never be able (willing?) to accomplish anything good or helpful.
This I believe: There’s an equilibrium in the ideal distribution of wealth. There’s a limit how destitute people can get. A healthy middle-class is essential. There really is such a thing as the wealthy being too wealthy. Well, this country is seriously out of whack, nearly all of us are paying, and there’s no hope of a correction because “We, the People” have no influence anymore.
Barack Obama hates freedom. The proof is here.
The genius of President John Sidney (“Maverick”) McCain III:
Principle: Sarah Palin will lead us only when her supporters and dopes make her rich enough. Query: That doesn’t make her some sort of whore, does it?
These are true whores, not President Palin.
Another sin of Big Media: Checkbook journalism. Soon (or are we here yet?), sources will only speak to a reporter for payment of one kind or another. There will be neither objective journalism nor even objective sources…. Of course, at that point, Big Media journalism becomes essentially completely irrelevant.
The healthy democracy the Cheney/Rove/Bush administration created: torture minorities.
I really do kind of love how Stanley Crouch tries to go all post-racial. I have no issue with idealism other than its unlikeliness. If only our society was truly so, but Crouch is pretty much a society of one on this….
Redux: Read this and you tell me that the elite media is of any value.
Mitt Romney’s plan to beat President Palin clearly is to out-stupid her. His latest effort is here.
Just in case all the media-peddled lies have made you forget, here’s the downside to coal.
This man’s hiring is proof that the economy is truly rebounding and prosperity is right around the corner or at Goldman Sachs or somewhere but it’s there.
Effing DRM pigs: It’s more important to have the DRM than what the copyright holders want.
Tech is supposed to help. Here’s an example of something new helping someone: