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Saturday, November 15, 2008

#524 History repeats itself

The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.
-- Cicero, 55 BC



Christina said...

some things never change

Karen said...

Ya think!?!

The Real Mother Hen said...

From 55BC to now 2008, nothing has changed much, has it? :()

As long as we humans continue to be driven by greed, things sure won't change.


Merle said...

Hi Jack ~~ It is hard to believe that Cicero said in 55BC something that is so relavant to a lot of our countries and
politicians. I find it hard to believe there was public assistance way back then. Thank you for your comments, bothe the recipe and Pet Owners thins were quite good. Thanks for your suggestion, I get some rest. Darn good idea. Good report from Doctor today helped. Take care, Regards, Merle.

bronxbt said...

try putting THAT onna bumper sticker.

george carlin's brother, in real life said once (and george started using it in his acts soon before his passing) that "We should take all the mentally challenged and society's deemed 'damaged' people and put them in our government jobs... then we can jes sit back, and watch things improve."

hee hee heee.. hmmm


Angela Marie said...

Hey Jack.. I have tagged you!


The Phosgene Kid said...

There's a civilization that fell hard. We're next if we don't start hitting our representatives upside the head.

Skunkfeathers said...

Cicero would be annoyed that we don't listen (or learn from history) any better than his audience did.