15 June 2008

Manic Monday - Will

It's a busy weekend so I shall cheat a bit because where there's a "WILL" there's a way. This is political season, so here is my all time favorite WILL:

Mr. Will Rogers

Democrats never agree on anything, that's why they're Democrats. If they agreed with each other, they would be Republicans.
Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.
Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.

I don't know jokes; I just watch the government and report the facts.
On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does.

A fool and his money are soon elected.

About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation.
I have a scheme for stopping war. It's this - no nation is allowed to enter a war till they have paid for the last one.

Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing, and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even.

Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?

Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.

If I studied all my life, I couldn't think up half the number of funny things passed in one session of congress.
If you ever injected truth into politics you have no politics.

It's easy being a humorist when you've got the whole government working for you.

Now if there is one thing that we do worse than any other nation, it is try and manage somebody else's affairs.
Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.

The man with the best job in the country is the vice-president. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, "How is the president?"

The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best.

The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.

There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators.

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.

We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.

You can't say civilization don't advance... in every war they kill you in a new way.


Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Perfect for will Jamie. I so loved this guy. He just got everything right didn't he. Excellent post. Have a great MM. :)

crazy working mom said...

Very intriguing post, Jamie.

Happy manic Monday.

Mariposa said...

I enjoyed reading this post...intriguing and informative! Love the song too...

Happy Monday!

eProf2 said...

Great quotes from the master of political comedy. He set the standard!

Janna said...

"The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets."

This one's my favorite. :)

anthonynorth said...

You're very cynical about politicians.
Welcome to my world.

Matt-Man said...

How can anyone not find Will funny...and smart? Cheers Jamie!!

WillThink4Wine said...

We need to elect someone like Will Rogers President. The irony is that he wouldn't take the job.

the teach said...

Indeed a national treasure, Jamie! :D

Sarge Charlie said...

This makes me think of my recent encounter with Zell Miller, I put him in the class with Will Rogers. This is an excellent post and should be site of the day.

Travis said...

Well cheated my dear!

Marilyn said...

That was great. I hadn't heard most of those. I really liked the decline of Rome/senate joke.