Thursday, May 21, 2009


"If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed,
if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed."
  -Mark Twain

Suppose you were an idiot.
And suppose you were a member of Congress....
But then I repeat myself.
    -Mark Twain

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

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
    -.George Bernard Shaw

Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
    -James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

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

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
    -P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
                 -Will Rogers

If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free!
    -P.J. O'Rourke

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)

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you!
               -Pericles (430 B.C.)

No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
   -Mark Twain (1866)

Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it.

The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.
    -Ronald Reagan

The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
    -Mark Twain

There is no distinctly Native American criminal Congress.
    -Mark Twain

What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
    -Edward Langley, Artist (1928 - 1995)

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.

   -Thomas Jefferson

1 comment:

  1. All is true I do believe. I have never tried the live writer gadget on my Live page. Will have to give it a whirl. Can't screw up much more than id do every day. Lucy