Thursday, February 14, 2008

Post-Primary Musings

Submitted by Pat Richardson

After being bombarded with the longest primary campaign in history, I turned off the TV to retrieve my sanity. I remembered that our American Humorist, Will Rodgers, had a lot to say about politics and the happenings of his day. I retrieved some of his quotes to share with the bloggers. Not much has changed. He was born in 1879 and died in 1935. I hope you enjoy.
  • "There is no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you."
  • "The country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer."
  • "The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that is out always looks the best."
  • "I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts."
  • "Communism is like prohibition, it's a good idea, but it won't work.
  • "Ancient Rome declined because it has a Senate, now what is going to happen to us with both?"
  • "Be thankful we are not getting all the government we are paying for."
  • "Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock."
  • "I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat."
  • "Our Constitution protects aliens, drunks & U.S. Senators."
  • "On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government for four years, no matter what it does."
  • "Take diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week."
    "There ought to be one day--just one day--when there is open season on senators."


John S. said...

I think Will Rogers would appreciate this definition of Globalization were he alive today.

Finally, a definition of globalization I can understand and to which I can relate

> Question: What is the truest definition of Globalization?
> Answer: Princess Diana's death
> Question: How come?
> Answer:
> An English princess with
> An Egyptian boyfriend
> Crashes in a French
> Tunnel, driving a
> German car
> With a Dutch engine,
> Driven by a Belgian
> Who was drunk
> On Scottish whisky,
> (check the bottle before you change the spelling),
> Followed closely by
> Italian Paparazzi,
> On Japanese motorcycles;
> Treated by an American doctor, using
> Brazilian medicines.
> This is sent to you by
> An American,
> Using Bill Gates's technology,
> And you're probably reading this on your computer,
> That uses Taiwanese
> Chips, and a
> Korean monitor,
> Assembled by
> Bangladeshi workers
> In a Singapore plant,
> Transported by Indian
> Lorry-drivers,
> Hijacked by Indonesians,
> Unloaded by Sicilian longshoremen,
> And trucked to you by Mexican illegals.....
> That, my friends, is Globalization!


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