Saturday, 2 October 2010

Quote Of The Day

From President Barroso, arguing the case for EU tyranny:
Governments are not always right. If governments were always right we would not have the situation that we have today. Decisions taken by the most democratic institutions in the world are very often wrong.
hattip: Dan Hannan


  1. When individuals make choices, they may be wrong so the government steps in.
    The government, however, may also be wrong so the EU steps in?
    Who steps in if the EU is wrong? The UN? Then the United Federation of Planets? God? David Hasselhoff?


  2. Exactly Bucko, the age-old question of quis custodiet ipsos custodes (who guards the guards?)

    It reminds me of the old Soviet Union joke: "we don't worry about politics, we allow the 'experts' to do that for us"

  3. There is another old Soviet Union joke that I am frequently reminded of:

    "As long as they pretend to pay us, we pretend to work."

    By the way, I hate people who can speak Latin. Particularly frogs :-)
    I hated Latin in school. It was my nemesis.

    I once kidnapped the latin teachers board duster and sent it back to her peice by peice. I shit you not.

  4. Actually Bucko I can't really speak Latin, I pretend - I'm too young to have been taught it at school.

    I just picked some of it up studying history at Uni. History professors use Latin in the same way IT people use acronyms - to make themselves seem more important / clever than they are. Whoops just like me in fact ;-)

  5. You're younger than me? Blimey.
    Youre right about the IT folk. I don't work in IT but I have a good grasp of it (no pun). I love to give the IT guys at work some pain by emailing them some made up formulas. They usually include things like:
    =if(you)+(cunt)=1,(Fuck off),0

  6. @Bucko You're younger than me? Blimey.

    I'm not sure whether to take that as a compliment or not. ;-)

  7. It is a compliment. I'm that old I've started buying Star Wars fugures again just to feel young.

  8. I don't know if that came out right or not. I've had a lot of Guinness tonight :-)
    I'm 34 and I thought I was one of the younger bloggers. (Apart from the Angry Teen)
    Take it as a compliment anyway. It wasnt meant any different :-)

  9. Hey no worries Bucko it wasn't taken any different. Am on post-footie-beer myself.

    34 eh? You're younger than me. Lol

  10. No shit? So you didn't have to go through all that post propter mong ad ergo cunt agricola nonesense when you were at school? Lucky bastard.

    I used to complain at school that we were two years away from voting age but they had taught us nothing about polotics or economincs. Istead they tried to teach us to speak a dead laguage.