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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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Veterans’ Day

Posted by adamswife on November 11, 2007

Faith in America

This is one of the days set aside in our country each year to honor our veterans.  My father served in WWII; my husband served for 20 years during Korea and VietNam; my brother did a stint as well.  Each of these men was proud of his service time and honored to wear the uniform of the United States armed services.  Many have served in times of war and peace, have given their lives, their love, their time, and their talents, have sacrificed time with their own families and children to help protect and serve other families in need.  Today we say “Thank you” not only to our soldiers and sailors but to their wives, children, mothers, and fathers who have sacrificed for all of us. 

Posted in America, NaBloPoMo | 2 Comments »