"It is easy to confuse what is with what ought to be, especially when what is has worked out in your favor."
- Tyrion Lannister

"Lannister. Baratheon. Stark. Tyrell. They're all just spokes on a wheel. This one's on top, then that's ones on top and on and on it spins, crushing those on the ground. I'm not going to stop the wheel. I'm going to break the wheel."

- Daenerys Targaryen


"The Lord of Light wants his enemies burned. The Drowned God wants them drowned. Why are all the gods such vicious cunts? Where's the God of Tits and Wine?"

- Tyrion Lannister


"The common people pray for rain, healthy children, and a summer that never ends. It is no matter to them if the high lords play their game of thrones, so long as they are left in peace. They never are."

- Jorah Mormont


"These bad people are what I'm good at. Out talking them. Out thinking them."

- Tyrion Lannister


"What happened? I think fundamentals were trumped by mechanics and, to a lesser extent, by demographics."

- Michael Barone

"If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to."
- Dorothy Parker

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

I've added some new blog links. All of these bloggers are extremely informative. First, I've added Glenn Greenwald even though I felt he was unfair to Obama during the primary.

Same thing with Ezra Klein, who is now at the Washington Post. Yesterday the New York Times reported that Obama shared a New Yorker article with aides and Senators that had effected his thinking on health care reform. Klein had raved about it when it came too.

Finally, Hilzoy is a longtime blogger who is eminently fair and informed and with whom I usually agree. Turns out her father was President of Harvard from '71-'91 and took over from Larry Summers after his infamous comments about women. Her maternal grandparents were Gunnar Myrdal and Alva Myrdal. Whoa.