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Offline iddee

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Apolitical Aphorisms
« on: October 20, 2015, 11:02:18 PM »
*The problem with political jokes is they get elected.*~Henry Cate, VII~               
*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 State of the Union Speeches, there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven. *~Will Rogers ~                 
*When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. *~Clarence Darrow~             
*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. *~ Tex Guinan~
*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
The favorite is from Harry Truman: If you want a real friend that you can trust in Washington, get a dog!
"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me . . . Anything can happen, child. Anything can be"

*Shel Silverstein*

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Re: Apolitical Aphorisms
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2015, 07:35:04 AM »
another good one
When the law no longer protects you from the corrupt, but protects the corrupt from you - then you know your nation is doomed.

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Re: Apolitical Aphorisms
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2015, 01:35:37 PM »
"If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed.  If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed."--Mark Twain

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Re: Apolitical Aphorisms
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2015, 06:42:18 PM »
"Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking." J. C. Watts