Wednesday, November 11, 2015

In the Republican Presidential debate on Tuesday, November 10, Senator Marco Rubio said: "Welders make more money than philosophers.  We need more welders and less philosophers."  Senator Rubio might have learned from reading Plato that politicians often play fast and loose with the truth, and this is no exception.  But it is also a moment that calls for another limerick.  So here goes:

Let's hear it for Pliny the Elder,
Philosopher, discipline-melder.
But to some that poor chump
Would be richer than Trump,
If his name had been "Pliny the Welder".