Alex Thomas does not have his own blog. He needs one. He's a frequent commenter over at Garth's place, where he engages in some verbal thrust-and-parry with some of the other regulars. And he frequently comes up with some pithy bon mots that nail a subject firmly to the nearest wall. He recently sent me a collection of quotable quotes. Some of them are original to him and others can be attributed to such philosophers as Frank Zappa, George Carlin, and Bill Maher. Whoever said them first, they are worth reading. And repeating.
The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity. The difference: there is a limit to the amount of hydrogen.
If the news only reported when politicians told the truth, it would be the only thing in the news – apart from Hell freezing over.
Would you trust someone who would never trust you? Then, why would you vote for them? Would you personally trust someone, with your money, who consistently gets it all wrong? Then, why would you vote for them?
When the government can’t do something that anyone in a rented rancher can do, such as raise marijuana for sale, what else can’t government do?
How dumb do you have to be to be President or Prime Minister? Is it worth it, being that dumb?
The people who do not vote, but still pay taxes, should be the ONLY ones who get to complain. After all, it’s not THEIR fault that Rain Man is running the show.
Anybody who displays political ambition at any level, to any degree, should be given one chance to become a productive member of society, such as a pimp, a drug dealer or a loan shark. Then, and only then, should they be allowed to settle for politics. After all, if you can’t sell sex, drugs or money, what good are you?
It is not power which corrupts, any more than money is the root of all evil. It is the lust for power which corrupts. Anyone who lusts for power is already corrupt, and should not be trusted with anything more complex to operate than a push mower.
What makes any government think it is entitled to your hard-earned money? What exactly did they do for it? What value did they provide in exchange? Just the fact that they did not throw you in jail makes them no better than anyone else running a protection racket on the street.
Save a tree. Plant a politician. Works for me.
People should not complain that politicians lie to them. It is, after all, part of the job description. The people have only themselves to blame for believing the liars.
Politicians are ample evidence that evolution does not always result in progress.
If you’re looking for an easy job, become a stockbroker, a weatherman or a politician. You can get it wrong ninety percent of the time, and nobody will have the heart to fire you. Unless they put you on YouTube. Then, all bets are off.
With all respect to Mr. Lincoln, it is, always has been, and always will be, government over the people, against the people and in spite of the people. Keep that in mind next time they come knocking on your door for your support.
Is it just me, or is it getting paranoid in here?
If you have money in your pocket the day before payday, and you owe somebody else money, that money in your pocket does not belong to you. It’s not a surplus until the debts are paid.
How do you spell politician? P-a-r-a-s-i-t-e.
Politicians have to be slimy. Going through life on your belly requires a fair amount of lubrication.Thank you, Alex. Now, you really need your own blog.