Wednesday, February 24, 2010

It's A MONEY Trick Part MMX -OR- Presto Chango

“Life is not a static thing. The only people who do not change their minds are incompetents in asylums, those who can't are in cemeteries.”

-Sen. Everett Dirksen quote

He also said: “I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.”

“I think the Congress finally has succumbed to the very infectious virus of bigness that began at the beginning of the century, when we first heard about big business. After a while we heard about big government. Then we began to hear about big labor. This whole bigness idea has intruded itself on the thinking of the country.”

Of course, his best remembered utterance dealt with the trivialization of money.

His successors can, and do, argue the trivial at the peril of all. Against all odds and their own better judgement, Congress, for all of their lofty rhetoric, is a fubar clusterfuck. Omnipotently impotent.

It is in the third quote that I feel we get a hint at where things may have seriously gone off his reservations.

Can you see it too?

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