Thursday, July 29, 2010

No Training Necessary

I'm sick of politics, politicians, liars, cheaters, anyone who stretches the truth and isn't a fiction writer. Thought I'd share some political quotes that tell us nothing's changed over the years. Well, that's not exactly true. I'll take that back and say. . . politicians haven't changed. Let me remind you there's a lot of truth in these quotations. Yeah, yeah... I know there are some good guys and gals out there, too, but I sure bet we can't agree on who they are. :)

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people. ~Oscar Wilde

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

Politicians are a set of men who have interests aside from the interests of the people and who, to say the most of them, are, taken as a mass, at least one long step removed from honest men. ~Abraham Lincoln

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar. ~Henry Louis Mencken

One has to be a lowbrow, a bit of a murderer, to be a politician, ready and willing to see people sacrificed, slaughtered, for the sake of an idea, whether a good one or a bad one. ~Henry Miller

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~Aesop

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country. ~Texas Guinan

If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner. ~Henry Louis Mencken

A politician will do anything to keep his job - even become a patriot. ~William Randolph

Be a politician; no training necessary. ~Will Rogers

This seems like a good time to tell you about an excellent place to eat in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Dan's BBQ Express is located at 2635 Country Club Road in South Lake Charles. They have plenty of parking and plenty of room inside. They're definitely worth your time. Being from NE Texas, there were times we felt desperate for good BBQ and would hit our home town BBQ joint every time we went home. That was before we stumbled across Dan's BBQ. Now, we get our BBQ fix before we leave town. Dan serve delicious plates (and ample portions) of chicken, pulled pork, sausage, sliced and chopped brisket, ribs... loaded baked potatoes, two kinds of potato salad. Mmmmm, my mouth is watering and I just had my weekly sliced brisket sandwich yesterday. Hey, make a note that they're closed on Mondays and are open from 11-3 on Sundays.

Also, Dan's BBQ Express was voted Best Barbecue in SW Louisiana. Yeah, this time, the voters got it right!


Carole said...

These are all great. And it seems most of them the truth. My favorite of course is from Aesop.

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~Aesop

Ain't it so.

Jess said...

Obviously, I've been watching too much TV lately. :)Thought these quotes would work well with my BBQ review and his political statement on his sign.

I agree with Aesop too. My husband has always wanted to get into politics. I sure would hate to threaten divorce!

Charles Gramlich said...

yes, every time someone says how much they're gonna vote for so and so because everything will be better, I say: "You do know he/she is a politiican, don't you?"

Anonymous said...

very good!