“The First Amendment is actually not that complicated. It can be read from start to finish in about 10 seconds. It bars the Government from abridging free speech rights. It doesn’t have anything to do with whether you’re free to say things without being criticized, or whether you can comment on blogs without being edited, or whether people can bar you from their private planes because they don’t like what you’ve said. ”—Sarah Palin speaks on the First Amendment - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com
“These days, with even Alan Greenspan admitting that he was wrong to believe that the financial industry could regulate itself, Reaganesque rhetoric about the magic of the marketplace and the evils of government intervention sounds ridiculous.”—The Shrill One (aka Paul Krugman)
Delivered by Tom Ridge. Tom fucking Ridge. You know, one of those Republicans I was supposed to have respect for because he, uh, I dunno. Just because I guess. Sorry, Ryan…time to cross another one off that list.
“In light of recent events in the financial market, CSU re-examined its selection of AIG Retirement to ensure that they could perform to our required standards. After careful review, CSU is confident in moving forward with its selection of AIG Retirement as both the Master Administrator of the TSA Program and one of its five fund sponsors. We will closely monitor its performance and look forward to a successful partnership.”—TSA_Statement