The Mule & Balance

Posted Thursday, June 4, 2009, at 9:14 AM
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  • Too funny! Thanks for the grin.

    -- Posted by newdawn on Thu, Jun 4, 2009, at 10:11 AM
  • Hey Slicker,

    Will Rogers said it real well back about 1925.

    "Every time Congress passes a law,

    it becomes a joke.

    'n that wouldn't be so bad, 'ceptin' every time some Congressman tells a joke, it becomes law!"

    REALITY -- We get the kind of elected officials we deserve. When the people put time, energy, effort and intelligent consideration into selecting and voting for their future office holders, they can come up with some incredibly good people.

    Yesterday, as one conservative "X-Spurt" admitted, President Obama spoke for one hour at Cairo University.

    I'll try to quote the "X-Spurt" exactly,

    "He addressed all of the subjects previously considered off limits for U.S. officials to speak of publicly in the Middle East.

    "He tackled the Eight issues which are critical to the region, but are never spoken of publicly.

    "And he did as much as could be done in one speech to restore American prestige in that region.

    "It is obvious, his direct, brutally honest approach has worked."

    Having worked in Washington, D.C. and in Washington state -- I can testify that in D.C. you hope to find ten per cent of the elected people who deserve your complete trust.

    The vast majority are in a phase of "Don't make waves" and a very small percentage are just trying to line the pockets of their friends, who will "take care of me."

    North Carolina now has a U.S. Senator who routinely puts a pinch of "dip" behind his lower lip and sits down for serious discussions with a spit cup. (He comes from Winston-Salem, home of Reynolds Tobacco.

    Yet, forty years ago, Virginia's "Hillbillies" elected Republican Richard Poff. The Senator Harry Bird Machine democrats who fought him became Republicans within five years of Dick Poff's election and the DixieCrat "New Republicans" have dominated the GOP since.

    Be it the local city hall, courthouse, the state capitol or Washington, D.C. we get what we deserve as a people.

    Our neglect has made the nation's capitol which grew from a swamp -- directing it into the swamp of political confusion.

    -- Posted by HerndonHank on Fri, Jun 5, 2009, at 9:00 AM
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