Thursday, June 17, 2010

One piece of good news

DISCLOSE has been yanked, at least for now
Following a rebellion by two important factions of rank-and-file House Democrats, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has pulled a campaign-finance bill opposed by a broad coalition of special interest groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.


Scott McCray said...

At least momentary relief...

Keith said...

Firehand, just found a beauty from 2,600 years ago. Very relevent today. Thought you'd like it.

The Wily Lion.
A lion watched a fat bull feeding in a meadow, and his mouth watered when he thought of the royal feast he would make, but he did not dare to attack him, for he was afraid of his sharp horns. Hunger however presently compelled him to do something: and as the use of force did not promise success, he determined to resort to artifice. Going up to the bull in friendly fashion, he said to him, "I cannot help saying how much I admire your magnificent figure. What a fine head! What powerful shoulders and thighs! But, my dear friend, what in the world makes you ware those ugly horns? You must find them as awkward as they are unsightly. Believe me, you would do much better without them."

The bull was foolish enough to be persuaded by this flattery to have his horns cut off; and, now having lost his only means of defence, fell an easy prey to the lion.

Aesop's Fables; V S Vernon Jones translation