Saturday, February 18, 2012

Political Jokes

My brother Stan sent me these as I usually have a quotation at the end of my emails.  Too good not to share and some are VERY apropos given the political climate in Canada and USA at the moment.

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 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 tunnels. ~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

NOTE: Would someone please tell S.W. Anderson of Oh!pinion that I can't open his blog the last few posts.  Am I persona non grata ?


  1. "When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it."

    Clarence Darrow didn't know the half of it. After George W. Bush, especially his re-election, my faith in U.S. voters' willingness and ability to get it right was shattered. The 2010 election that put so many tea party crazies in office confirmed my darkened estimation of them.

    B.F., what's happened is that you're on a server ID'd as a source of spam, and my spam defenses shut the door. No offense, but in my experience, an awful lot of spam comes from servers in Ukraine. I've got your IP number and will try to open the door a bit for you. I apologize for the inconvenience.

  2. S.W. Thanks, I will check your blog again shortly to see if I am off the list. Barracuda has prevented me from emailing anyone that uses their services, too. I am pretty sure my computer is not sending spam so I don't know why they pick on me. I rarely get spam on my blog or in my email.

    Bush lost both elections. He was appointed by the Florida Supreme Court the first time and by rigged voting on the Ohio electronic voting machines the second time. You recall the Ohio ballots were several days before they were reported. If you were FAST, you may have seen the news items that said the results of the exit polls at the polling stations where the machines were used did not match the reported count by a difference that was statistically significant. That information disappeared quickly and nothing more came of it.

    Soon the Chinese will be raising human rights issues with America and the Russians will be monitoring the elections for fairness.

  3. With stories like that, BF, you should be able to get a Pulitzer prize.

    But God help our countries.

    P.S.: Have you seen how the Twits using Twitter have crucified Vic Toews in their Tweets? All I can say is that he had it coming, even though I feel a bit sorry for him. For various reasons. Like trying to defend the indefensible.

    1. RB, haven't seen the tweets. Don't look at Twitter ever.

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