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04-10-2009, 08:52 AM
Today's Humor
Wise Sayings: Government

1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a Congress. -- John Adams

2. If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed. -- Mark Twain

3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. -- Mark Twain

4. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. -- Winston Churchill

5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. -- George Bernard Shaw

6. A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. -- G. Gordon Liddy

7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. -- James Bovard

8. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. -- Douglas Casey

9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. -- P.J. O'Rourke

10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. -- Frederic Bastiat

11. Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. -- Ronald Reagan

12. I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. -- Will Rogers

13. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free. -- P.J. O'Rourke

14. In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. -- Voltaire

15. Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you. -- Pericles (430 B.C.)

16. No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. -- Mark Twain

17. Talk is cheap... except when Congress does it. -- Anonymous

18. The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. -- Ronald Reagan

19. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. -- Winston Churchill

20. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. -- Mark Twain

21. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. -- Herbert Spencer

22. There is no distinctly native American criminal class... save Congress. -- Mark Twain

23. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. -- Gerald Ford

brian roberts
04-10-2009, 09:16 AM
Crisis is the rallying cry of the tyrant...James Madison

The only good bureaucrat is one with a pistol at his head. Put it in his hand and its good-by to the bill of rights......H. L. Mencken

Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent......Adam Smith

The chief cause of problems is solutions...Eric Sevareid

The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it....H. L. Mencken

All.....are equal, but some are more equal than others.....George Orwell

A government not under OUR control, is out of control......unknown

"........the best goverment money can buy......."......Will Rogers


Roger T
04-10-2009, 09:41 PM
The sad part is that in todays world all the above could not be more true

04-10-2009, 11:21 PM
"Ronald Reagan is one of the bigger TuckFards in history." -- You can quote me.

04-11-2009, 08:22 AM
I'm pretty sure I've seen #4 before---

05-02-2009, 01:48 PM
Hey, Dennis--here we go again. Guess your recent thread didn't sink in. Where's that delete button????

05-02-2009, 01:54 PM
I must have missed the memo, sorry. Delete it if you want, it won't bother me.

05-02-2009, 03:46 PM
Let me guess, Vic was once a classroom monitor ....or he stayed at the Holiday-Inn Express last night.
Should this thread disappear, so will BRC from my bookmarks.

05-03-2009, 12:09 PM
Let me guess, Vic was once a classroom monitor ....or he stayed at the Holiday-Inn Express last night.

Wrong on both counts, but if the rule is no politics then no one gets a free pass. The humor part of this one is OK but the post that was deleted by Dennis was not.

If we'd all follow the rules we wouldn't need classroom monitors.