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.
Serene kitty pondering the quotes

Biden Election Gedankenexperiment

Here is a Biden Election Gedankenexperiment from Telegram courtesy of KanekoaTheGreat

Imagine you worked your way up the corporate ladder to become the CEO of the world’s largest cyber security company. You’ve gone from making a few hundred thousand a year to a few million a year.

Now, the CEO of the world’s second largest cyber security company, is a very savvy businessman, and he sees an opportunity. He decides to offer your son $1.5 billion and a private equity fund. This makes you, your son, and your entire family wealthy beyond your wildest dreams far eclipsing your salary as CEO.

Biden Election Gedankenexperiment

Fast forward and your company suffers a massive cyber attack – a virus shuts down your entire network. Your company is forced to close down for months and millions of employees lose their jobs.

Now, the only credible evidence implicates the world’s second largest cyber security company as the culprit of the attack. The board of directors, the executives, and the employees all pressure you to investigate the other company.

So, you give the CEO a call. He reminds you that he gave your family $1.5 billion. He made you rich beyond your wildest dreams. Then he reminds you that he kept all of the receipts, the emails, the phone calls, including evidence of you, your son, and your families’ illegal activities.

Right before he hangs up, he says, “Joe, if you thought that video of Hunter getting a footjob while smoking crack cocaine was bad, just wait till you see what I got. I got everything, Joe.”

Then you hang up the phone and you remember that you have dementia and your name is Joe Biden. And, you just got installed as POTUS in a rigged election. Then you laugh at the idea of investigating the Wuhan Lab knowing you already sold your soul, your family, and your country to the Chinese Communist Party.


Biden Election Gedankenexperiment

Doberman And The Lion

Doberman And The Lion, hat tip Chris Saullo

An old Doberman dog starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers that he’s lost. 
Wandering about, he notices a lion heading rapidly in his direction
with the intention of having lunch.
The old Doberman thinks, “Oh, oh! I’m in deep shit now!”
Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. 
Just as the lion is about to leap, the old Doberman exclaims loudly, “Boy, that was one delicious lion! I wonder, if there are any more around here?”
Hearing this, the young lion halts his attack in mid-stride, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees.
“Whew!,” says the lion, “That was close! That old Doberman nearly had me!”
Meanwhile, a squirrel who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the lion. So, off he goes.
The squirrel soon catches up with the lion, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the lion.
The young lion is furious at being made a fool of and says, “Here, squirrel, hop on my back and see what’s going to happen to that conniving canine!”
Now, the old Doberman sees the lion coming with the squirrel on his back and thinks, “What am I going to do now?,” but instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn’t seen them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old Doberman says “Where’s that squirrel? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another lion!”
Moral of this story…
Don’t mess with the old dogs… age and skill will always overcome youth and treachery!  Bull Shit and brilliance only come with age and experience.

Doberman And The Lion
Story doesn’t work as well with Schipperkes

Susaco New England William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-21-20

Susaco New England —The first New England was not in New England but in Russia on the northeast coast of the Black Sea. Saxon nobles fleeing William the Conqueror and his Normans fled to Constantinople in mass in the 11th century. The provided valuable assistance in a battle for the Byzantines. This gained them the good graces of Emperor Alexius I Comnenus who gave them the territory which included the present Russian city of Novorossiysk. They appeared to have named that part after the Kingdom of Sussex which devolved into Susaco which held for centuries.

New England William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-21-20
Susaco New England William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-21-20

Mons Vaticanus William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-15-20

Why is the Vatican called the Vatican? It comes from the Latin mons Vaticanus, which is what the Romans called the hill on which the Papal palace stands. The source for the name is thought to be Etruscan for “hill of prophecy”. You know who the Etruscans were right?

Mons Vaticanus William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-15-20
Mons Vaticanus William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-15-20

Philippines Independence Day William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-4-20

No Anthony, the Philippines Independence Day is not July 4. It was celebrated as such until 1962 as the archipelago was recognized as an independent nation on July 4, 1946 but decided it really achieved it on June 12, 1898 when it declared its independence from Spain. The date for the celebration was accordingly changed.

Philippines Independence Day William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-4-20
Philippines Independence Day William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-4-20