Monthly Archives: August 2011

“those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.”–Plato


“For over a thousand years Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of triumph, a tumultuous parade. In the procession came trumpeteers, musicians and strange animals from conquered territories, together with carts laden with treasure and captured armaments. The conquerors rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. Sometimes his children robed in white stood with him in the chariot or rode the trace horses. A slave stood behind the conqueror holding a golden crown and whispering in his ear a warning: That all glory is bleating.” – Gen. George C. Patton

Christina Patterson: Let’s keep ‘faith’ out of politics

BofA Lawyers Kept AIG’s Legal Threat Under Wraps For Seven Months

How Half of Terror Cases Investigated By the FBI … Were Also Hatched by the FBI…_were_also_hatched_by_the_fbi?akid=7495.250504.mA4yae&rd=1&t=18

Study: 25 of the top 100 American corporations paid their CEOs more than they paid the federal government in taxes.

How the World Works: GOP: No tax hikes — except for the poor

Comedian Lee Camp: Fox News a ‘festival of ignorance’

Terrorism: The decade’s biggest scam

Goldman’s new money machine: warehouses