Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Conversation

Coworker: Now that health care has passed people like it. That's how these things always are.

FLG: Uh, Gallup says half the people still think it was a bad idea.

Coworker: I don't believe that's true.

FLG: "the easiest thing in the world is self-deceit; for every man
believes what he wishes, though the reality is often different."

Coworker: Is that a quote from somebody?

FLG: Yes, Demosthenes. It's from the Third Olynthiac.

Coworker: Never heard of him or the Third Olympics. Is he a European athlete or something?

FLG: No. He lived in ancient Athens and was a great orator who argued forcefully against Alexander and his father, Phillip II....ah, forget it. We'll see about that people liking health care thing in November.

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