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Friday, January 13, 2006

Political quotes and German truck art

Both courtesy of friend Anne:

1) Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. ... Mark Twain
2) I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. ... Winston Churchill
3) A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. ... George Bernard Shaw


4) A Congressman is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. ... G. Gordon Liddy
5) Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. ... James Bovard, Civil Libertarian
(1994)
6) Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. ... Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton

7) Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. ... PJ. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian
8) Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. ... Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)
9) Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short
phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. ... Ronald Reagan (1986)

10) I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. ... Will Rogers
11) If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free. ... P. J. O'Rourke
12) In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. ...
Voltaire (1764)

13) Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics will not take an interest in you. ... Pericles (430 B. C.)
14) No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. ... Mark Twain (1866)
15) Talk is cheap ... except when Congress does it. ... Unknown

17) The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. ... Winston Churchill 18) The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. ... Mark Twain
19) The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. ... Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher(1820-1903)

20) There is no distinctly native American criminal class ... save Congress. ... Mark Twain
21) What this country needs is more unemployed politicians. ... Edward Langley, Artist (1928 - 1995)
22) A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have. ... Thomas Jefferson
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I made an auditory error in my review of Julie Hembeck's review last week. I heard the phrase "Do somethin' right for once" and somehow REPEATEDLY heard the word f***in' for somethin'. The wax will be removed from my ears, Fred.

4 comments:

Greg said...

I dig the trucks, but they puzzle me. Why they are there I cannot fathom. That's okay. Someday I will be in politics and then all those quotes will apply to me!

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Anonymous said...

They look neat, but...they're all fake! Look at everything around the "art work" in the pictures... they are all the same truck, in the same location with a bit of sharpening/blurring/color adjustment. Just by looking at the tree on the other side of the truck and you should be able to tell

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