Monday, November 03, 2008


I think the above illustration pretty much sums up what we have gotten from the 2008 elections, even more so from the so-called media than from the candidates.

Thankfully, the election cometh this week and our pain will be over soon, although another pain may be imminent. It will be safe to watch TV again without being bombarded with annoying political ads, although IMHO TV is not worth watching these days even without the politico ads. Try reading a book. We will have maybe a two-year hiatus in which to do so before they start campaigning for 2012.

Meanwhile, lest we forget history, since those who do are doomed to repeat it, let’s take a brief time-out to examine a few age-old observations appropriate to this election that the grazing public at large seems to have forgotten…again…

"If you don't read the newspaper you are uniformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed."-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 luft 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
"Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everyone else."-Frederic Bastiat
"Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you!"-Pericles
"A government big enough to give everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have."-Thomas Jefferson
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."-Matthew 6:33

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