I miss you Sam!!

I miss you Sam!!
I miss you Sam!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Time to Laugh Now That the Elections Are Over!!

* We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~Aesop

* If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven. ~Will Rogers

* Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato

* Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. ~Nikita Khrushchev

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

* Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. ~Author Unknown

* If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.
~Jay Leno

* Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel. ~ John Quinton

* Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~ Oscar Ameringer 
* I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them. ~ Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952

* A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country. ~Texas Guinan

* Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so. ~Gore Vidal

* I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. ~Charles de Gaulle

* Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. ~Doug Larson

* Don't vote, it only encourages them. ~Author Unknown

* There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators. ~Will Rogers


Mama Zen said...

All of these are so true!

Joe Todd said...

Well done and what fun..Sylvia are you on pinterest???

NixBlog said...

Very funny but also sad that these have a ring of truth about them, Sylvia...

Lowell said...

Lotta truth in them thar witticisms.

Congrats on being one of Obama's Bloggers for Peace. I got an award for the Blogger Least Likely to Get a Piece of the Pie. And no, I have no idea what that means!

EG CameraGirl said...

Funny, that's for sure. :) I especially like the Nikita Khrushchev quote.

Munir said...

I like what Oscar Ameringer wrote. The rest of the quotations are fun too. Thanks!

Jenn Jilks said...

Oh, my! They are fun!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

missing moments said...

I love these! They are all great! Hope your week gets better dear friend!

Al said...

Classic and true quotes, although the last one hits a little close to home these days!

No, thunderstorms don't bother Socks, as he's known them as long as he can remember. But he doesn't like large hail hitting the roof. You'd better not move to Colorado with Sam if he doesn't like them!

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for the laugh, my friend!

magiceye said...

Lol! Have shared the humour on Facebook. I know you wont mind :)

christopher said...

A splendid line up.

PS...thank you for your kind words of condolence.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like the 'don't vote it only encourages them' haha!!

Jo said...

A list of laughs. Fits any country's politicians! Hope you're having a great week, Sylvia. Jo

Lew said...

We needed that! I linked to your post on my Facebook page. I know some people who need a smile.

Jack said...

I read these quotes with my teeth gritted.

Merisi said...


What Can I Say?

What Can I Say?
I'm interested in almost everything. Use to like to travel, but it's too expensive now. I take Tai Chi classes, swim, volunteer in a Jump-start program for pre-schoolers. I'm an avid reader and like nearly everyone these days I follow politics avidly. I'm a former teacher and Special Projects Coordinator for a Telecommunications company, Assistant to the President of a Japanese silicon wafer manufacturing company. Am now enjoying retirement -- most of the time. I have two daughters, one son-in-law and two sons scattered all over the country. No grandchildren.

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