Cliche: Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it." George Santayana. Toothless. Politicians quote it talking potholes. Mom and dad mouth it so the resident brat does her homework. Toothless. Politicians quote it talking potholes. Mom and dad mouth it so the resident brat does her homework. Worse. Santayana never said it. Correct: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Distinction: "Do not" versus "cannot." Incapable. Lacking historical thought. Forget yesterday's lessons, and every new day's more or less the same day. No experiences to learn from. All there is then is instinct, reflex. Repetitive by nature. You may as well be dead.
A Quick Thought on Chairs
I was somewhat surprised by Richard Stallings' resignation. Holidays and real life got in the way, so I wasn't paying my normal attention to state politics. I wish Richard and his family all the best.
May I suggest someone with a demonstrated acumen for in-your-face politics to succeed him? For example, I'd nominate Larry Grant if he wasn't already busy running for Congress.