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Politics and Political Correctness

The people have spoken. The bastards.

Democracy is the worst system ever invented - except for all the rest. Winston Churchill

... is a wolf and 3 sheep voting when to have lunch.

... the theory that common people know what they want and deserve to get it, good and hard.

... govt by popular ignorance

Democratic Party - in America, the party of the people, as opposed to the Republican Party, which is also the party of the people, but the wrong kind

In Russia, capitalism triumphed over communism. In America, capitalism triumphed over democracy.

Margaret Thatcher's quote. "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money."

“Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” Eric Hoffer

The difference between the way the world is and the way the world ought to be is that the way the world is serves the interests of those in charge.

A corpocracy is a society ruled by corporations. A coprocracy is one ruled by shits.

Freedom of speech - to say what you think even when you don't think

A communist: one who has nothing and is eager to share it with others.

Diplomat - someone who can tell a man he's open-minded when he means he has a hole in his head.

... a fellow who lets you do all the talking while he takes what he wants.

"I wish my parents could have lived to hear that. My father would have enjoyed what you so generously said of me - and my mother would have believed it." (LBJ)

"I heard Richard Nixon's speech. I may not know much, but I know chicken shit from a chicken salad.(also LBJ)

"The problem isn't that Johnny can't read. The problem isn't even that Johnny can't think. The problem is that Johnny doesn't know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling" ~ Thomas Sowell

What luck for the rulers, that men do not think. (Adolf Hitler)

"Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason."

Remember the ancient Persians; they never took a decision when drunk that they did not review when sober, and vice versa

I like causes that are too long for a bumper sticker and too insignificant for a protest march.

"Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?"

"The President of today is just the postage stamp of tomorrow."

John F Kennedy’s observation: “The student leaders of today are the student leaders of tomorrow.”

Patriotism is the belief that your country is superior to all others because you were born in it.

He was the sort of man who thought politicians were “as much use as a one-armed trapeze artist with an itchy backside”

You're not in hell, you're just in ........ Same postcode though.

Australians are just British people who are happy.

I like living in Los Angeles, but I miss some of the things from the real world, like aging, pride and dignity.

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it, and then misapplying the wrong remedies."

"War does not determine who is right - only who is left."

"The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter." Winston Churchill

"The biggest step man ever made was when the tribe sat down in a circle and allowed one man to speak at a time."

"A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling to do the unnecessary."

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

"The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty." -Eugene McCarthy

"You have to be able to laugh at yourself. That's what I tell Asian people all the time."

Now I know what a statesman is; he's a dead politician. We need more statesmen.

Under every stone lurks a politician. Aristophanes 450 BC

The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces.

An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.

The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards. Walter Bagehot

Politics: "The conduct of public affairs for private advantage." Ambrose Bierce

Conservative. noun. A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from a liberal, who wishes to replace them with others. Ambrose Bierce

.... someone who believes that nothing should be done for the first time.

.... a man too scared to fight but too fat to run.

.... believes in reform, but not now.

AFRICAN, n. A nigger that votes our way. Ambrose Bierce

Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm. John F. Kennedy

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. John F. Kennedy

I have orders to be awakened for any national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting. (Ronald Reagan)

Politicians are interested in people in the same way that dogs are interested in fleas.

" ------------, is there no beginning to your talents."

He's going round the country stirring up apathy.

WEIRD countries - Western, educated, industrialised, rich and democratic

A fascist is anyone who disagrees with you.

"The trouble with this country is it's governed by cunts.""Well, you may not have noticed, but there's a lot of cunts in this country, and they deserve to be represented."

The voters have spoken - the bastards.

At one stage the British secret service was staffed entirely by alcoholic homosexuals working for the Russians.

If voting changed anything, they'd abolish it.

When a politician is talking to you, all you have to do is think "Why is this bastard lying to me?"

It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting.

Having the vote means nothing to women. We need guns.

You can build a throne with bayonets, but you can't sit on it for very long.

A politician is a man who will lay down your life for his country.

It is easy to define human rights: everyone has the right to do anything that does not injure another (Schaupenhauer)

Ironic, isn't it Smithers? This anonymous clan of slack-jawed troglodytes has cost me the election, and yet if I were to have them killed, I would be the one to go to jail. That's democracy for you.

I’m a Democrat and I do not agree with the GOP, at all. I can say that being in the military has surrounded me with Republicans who generally vote with a red crayon.

There is hardly such a thing as a war in which it makes no difference who wins. Nearly always one side stands more or less for progress, the other side more or less for reaction. George Orwell

If people want to be weak, stupid, effeminate, erectile-disfunctional, naive, apologist, namby-pamby, thumb-sucking, lefty, pinko fantasy-land morons, let them find their own word for themselves, and leave 'liberal' for us genuine freedom-loving, gonad-equipped, libertarian go-getters.

Every gun that is made, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. Dwight Eisenhower

For most of the world, US Pres elections are like porn movies. We can't take part in them, but we are willing to stare at them.

“Karl Marx was right, socialism works, it is just that he had the wrong species” ― Edward O. Wilson, The Ants

"Darling fascist bully boy, give me some more money, you bastard. May the seed of your loins be fruitful in the belly of your woman, signed Neil."(The Young Ones)

It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution. Joseph Addison

The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure, is to correct ourselves. Demosthenes c.350BC

Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in very large groups.

Margaret Thatcher said that vicious personal attacks always cheered her greatly, because meant the opponent had run out of rational objections.

George Bush: Forrest Gump with a trust fund

Mr. Boehner also alluded to the difficulty he faces simply getting his own party to pass legislation by itself. “My goal every day is to try to keep 218 frogs in a wheelbarrow long enough to get something passed,” he said.

Foreign Aid is the taxing of poor people in rich countries for the benefit of rich people in poor countries.

Political satire is in the forefront of the fight for freedom of expression. It uses caustic wit to deride hypocrisy, empty promises, and abuses of power. Not surprisingly some of its targets, especially in authoritarian regimes, resent being ridiculed and try to ban the satire and the satirists. Leonard Freedman

Political satire to be most effective
Is caustic, unfair, and never objective.
With all this in mind, you may ask why I’m for it.
The answer is simple: Tyrants abhor it.
Leonard Freedman

A statesman is a politician who didn't get caught.

Australian: too drunk to notice his sunburn

.... happy Englishmen

England: the only country in the world where the food is more dangerous than the sex

Europe : a place where people don't take baths and don't speak English

I believe that everyone's equal - no matter how stupid they are or how much better I am than they are

The best political joke of the 1990s: Bill Clinton never inhaled; Jerry Brown never exhaled.



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