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A Brief Political Announcement

Posted by adamswife on February 5, 2008

Republican vs Democrat
I generally avoid discussing politics, but I love political humor.  It is, after all, election season in the USA.  I hope some of these quotes will make you laugh.  I hope equally that they will make you pause and think for a moment.

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.
– Clarence Darrow

I can’t quite decide whether that is a good thing.  I guess it depends on which anybody is elected.

It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.
– Henrik Ibsen

Journalists and politicians seem not to be very popular.  I wonder why that is.

Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.
– Mark Twain

Well said, Mr. Twain.  I’ve had similar thoughts from time to time.  I’m nearly certain it’s the imbeciles.

“Scientists announced today that they have discovered a cure for apathy. However, they claim no one has shown the slightest interest in it.”
– George Carlin

George Carlin – the older I get the more I agree with his views.  That’s rather frightening.  Has he changed or have I?

“Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives itself from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.” –from MontyPython and The Quest For The Holy Grail

I can’t help wondering:  Which is the bigger farce?

“Politics consists in the art of taking votes from the poor and money from the rich under the pretext of protecting each from the other.” –anonymous

Is, or should, that be our greatest priority?  Protecting ourselves from ourselves?  Are we not one country united?  Do we not all long for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?  

“The direct use of force is so poor a solution to the problems of limited resources that it is commonly employed only by small children and great nations.” –David Friedman

How different would our world be if we had all learned to “play nice” and to share our toys when we were children?  I fear that selfishness may bring about the downfall of our society.

“History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.” –Abba Eban

Perhaps there is hope ahead.  I think we have just about reached the point of exhaustion.  Now we will be forced to behave wisely at last.

I welcome other comments and opinions  – political or otherwise.  Just, please, remember to be polite and respect the opinions of others.

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8 Responses to “A Brief Political Announcement”

  1. Zazzy said

    I’m going to have to steal some of these for my collection. I really need to update my collection, too.

    Here are a couple for you:

    It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea.
    – Robert Anton Wilson

    Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
    – Franklin P. Adams

  2. adamswife said

    Oh, I like those. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Doug said

    Thanks for sharing these valued kids toys thoughts. I’m bookmarking this for future reference, as the points resonated strongly with me. Keep feeding the creativity.
    I am currently travelling so, for this reason, I’ve nothing better to do than surf the web for toys for my kids, lie around and update my blog. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you.

  4. I love the new look! You’re really beginning to experiment with things aren’t you? Clever post … thanks for sharing. I just returned from the polls a little while ago and am headed off to get my hair cut and permed soon. I’m trying to catch up a bit before I leave the house.
    Hugs and blessings,

  5. Christine said

    Great Quotes. In Canada it doesn’t take 20 years for a liberal to turn to a conservative. Sometimes it only takes a week! Its true! LOL

  6. Oh these are awesome! I too have grown fond of George Carlin. I think he’s come up with some great stuff in recent years 🙂 I may have to borrow some of these!

  7. adamswife said

    You’re welcome to borrow any you’d like. I found them by googling political humor.

  8. Dawn said

    well done!

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