Joke 651

3 Jan
Politics Balloons

Politics Balloons (Photo credit: Newfrontiers)

  • Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.  HL Mencken [Journalist and satirist]
  • In democracy everyone has the right to be represented, even the jerks.  Chris Patten [Former UK MP and Governor of Hong-Kong]
  • Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the National Debt.   Herbert Hoover [President USA 1929-1933]
  • You’ll notice that Nancy Reagan never drinks water when Ronnie speaks.  Robin Williams [Comedian and actor]
  • A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls.  George W Bush [President USA]
  • Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.  Marion Barry [Mayor of Washington DC]
  • I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.   Will Rogers [Comedian, social commentator, vaudeville actor]
  • The House of Commons is the longest running farce in the West End.  Cyril Smith [Former UK MP]

From Will & Guy.


11 Responses to “Joke 651”

  1. adinparadise January 3, 2013 at 04:14 #

    Lovely quotes, Tilly. A laugh before bedtime is just the ticket. 😀


  2. slpmartin January 3, 2013 at 04:18 #

    I really enjoyed these….started my year out perfectly. 🙂


  3. Hattie January 3, 2013 at 05:55 #

    Reagan and Bush. We have been so blessed in my country.


  4. terry1954 January 3, 2013 at 08:28 #

    politics has become quite the circus, fun to watch and yet scared that they will fall


  5. vivinfrance January 3, 2013 at 08:58 #

    The the last two should be written in neon and placed over that plebgate at the House of Commons.

    And the rest are so darned true it’s frightening.


  6. Elaine - I used to be indecisive January 3, 2013 at 09:59 #

    Ah, George W Bush could always be relied upon to come up with a pearl of wisdom!
    My favourite is the Nancy/Ronald Reagan one! 🙂


  7. sharechair January 3, 2013 at 13:16 #

    Never happier to see a president leave office than when we said goodbye to George W. Such wisdom … and he spouted it often.


  8. mairedubhtx January 3, 2013 at 16:35 #

    Loved these.


  9. viveka January 4, 2013 at 11:52 #

    I have always a view on politics – why bother with it … look at Italy – how many governments haven’t they had through the years about 200 … and nobody cares. Still Italian has a good lifestyle.


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