Quotes for the Times

 Quotes for the Times comes courtesy of Judy McGrane.

We hang petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

Aesop, Greek slave & fable author

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.

Plato, ancient Greek Philosopher

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.

Nikita Khrushchev, Russian Soviet politician 

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it

Quoted in ‘Clarence Darrow for the Defence’ by Irving Stone.

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.

John Quinton, American actor/writer 

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, “the Mark Twain of American Socialism.”

I offered my opponents a deal: “if they stop telling lies about me, 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. 19th-century American businessman 

I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.

Charles de Gaulle, French general & politician 

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.

Doug Larson (English middle-distance runner who won gold medals at the 1924 Olympic Games 

I am reminded of a joke: What happens if a politician drowns in a river? That is pollution.

What happens if all of them drown? That is a solution! 

I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two are lawyers and three or more are the government.

John Adams (1735 – 1826)

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Government. But then I repeat myself.

Mark Twain (1835- 1910)

I don’t make jokes. I just watch the Government and report the facts!   

Will Rogers (1879- 1935) 

I contend that for a nation to try and tax itself into prosperity, is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.    

Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)

A Government which robs Peter to pay Paul, can always depend on the support of Paul!

Will Rogers (1879- 1935) 

The problem we face today is because the people that work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.

George Bernard Shaw (1856- 1950)

Quotes for the Times comes courtesy of Judy McGrane.
Quotes for the Times comes courtesy of Judy McGrane.
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Arizona Audit Finds Huge Discrepancies In County Claim Of Honest Election

Arizona Audit Finds Huge Discrepancies In County Claim Of Honest Election –Yesterday (Sept. 24) afternoon’s release of the results of the Maricopa County Election Audit ended a painstaking endeavor into reports of vote fraud that began in April.

At least a chapter anyway.

Maricopa County includes Phoenix. Trump “lost” Arizona by 10,000 votes.

The audit is damning, but the damning stuff is found at the bottom.

Cyber Ninjas, the firm that ran the audit, found that the county purged the election management system database, deleted election files and corrupted ballot images (see section 6.2). The Ninjas say these things have a severe impact on the election results and the ability to audit them.

The Ninjas also say that Early Voting Return Files (EV33) don’t have entries for 255,326 early voters that are recorded in the Final Voting File (VM55).

“Individuals that vote as part of Early Voting, either by mail or in person, should have an EV33 entry related to their casting of a vote containing details as to when and how that vote was cast,” say the Ninjas. ” Without an EV33 these details are unavailable, and it could make some types of audits impossible.

The county denied the auditors access to the voter registration system and records of authorized or unauthorized access to the system despite two subpoenas, the last one directing it provide “all reports findings and other documents concerning the voter registration breach.”

The Ninjas also say that the county commingled damaged and original ballots requiring hours of examination to unravel inaccurate documents. They point out that they have not be able to determine if the damaged ballots had been duplicated and tabulated as ballots as required by law.

Maricopa officials directed the printer of the mail ballots, Runbeck Election Services,, not to cooperate with the state-directed audit, the Ninjas note. (Section 5.7)

The county also failed to properly identify duplicate ballot batches; would not assign unique serial numbers to damaged ballots sent to duplication; and did not resolve discrepancies between number of voters and votes cast before acceptance of the canvass.

What the Ninjas could find regarding votes were:

  • 23, 344 ballots cast under voter registration IDs for people who may not have received their ballots by mail because no one with that name was at the address to which the ballot was sent.
  • 9,041 more ballots returned by voters than received.
  • 5,295 people who potentially voted in multiple counties.
  • 3,432 ballots that do not match the official results as to who voted.
  • 2,592 more duplicate ballots than original ballots
  • 2,382 people who had moved out of Maricopa County but recorded as voting in-person
  • 1,551 votes counted in excess of voters.

The Ninjas offered recommendations as to how to improve things and provided explanations as to why these issues could have occurred without it being orchestrated election theft.

The alternative explanations lose all credibility, however, considering the behavior of the county. Why fight an audit when there is nothing to hide? The establishment media mouthpieces were certainly giving the Ninjas credence when a partial draft of the audit was leaked on Thursday that indicated that Biden had gained votes.

Today? Silence. It’s a dog not barking.

Arizona Audit Finds Huge Discrepancies

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