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Some wisdom from the past

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by porky, Apr 21, 2012.

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  1. porky

    porky TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    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.

    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.

    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

    Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
    ~Ronald Reagan

    Politics: [Poly "many" + tics "blood-sucking parasites"]
    ~Larry Hardiman

    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

    You gotta love that Will Rogers.
  2. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe

    Jan 29, 1998
    In the Cabana
    Those are good, and the total truth
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