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    Scintillating sayings about politics

    December 31st, 2011

    More than 200 items from 160 authors

    Jeff Ackerman, editor, Nevada Appeal. Except for the degree of pleasure they provide, lawmakers and prostitutes might actually have lots in common. On a proposed — but later Read the rest of this entry »

    How to identify Liberals and Conservatives

    December 10th, 2011

    Liberals usually fish from the sterns of rented rowboats, while Conservatives prefer to cast off the docks and let the fish come to them. Liberals tend to eat the fish they catch; Conservatives Read the rest of this entry »

    Scintillating sayings about Canada and the U.S. elephant

    December 10th, 2011

    The mouse and elephant metaphor, coined by Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, is probably the best-known quotation about the relationship between the two countries that share most of North America, but others have made some pretty sharp observations as well.

    MISSIONARY POSITION. Canada as a separate but dominated country has done as well under the U.S. as women, worldwide, have done under men; about the only position they’ve ever adopted toward us, country to country, has been the missionary position, Read the rest of this entry »

    Scintillating sayings about Canada

    December 8th, 2011

    Wonderful are the things that have been said about Canada. Also contemptuous, insulting, flattering, wise, witty, hopeful and hopeless things. Things said by Canadians, and by those who help us “see ourselves as others see us.”

    “YOU MUST COME TO CANADA. This is a wonderful place. I’m in jail and eat meat three times a day,” he tells his St. Petersburg friend. There was a long pause, and Read the rest of this entry »

    The undeserving rich

    December 7th, 2011

    Many undeserving men are rich, while their betters are poor. Read the rest of this entry »

    The halitosis dance

    December 6th, 2011

    Dancing is practiced in order to see whether lovers are healthy and suitable Read the rest of this entry »

    Homeless mortality rates in Canada and U.S.

    December 5th, 2011

    Winters may be colder and longer in Toronto but the city’s homeless suffer only half the death rate of the homeless in Boston, New York and Philadelphia, according to a study by Read the rest of this entry »

    A chief engineer saves the U.S. Navy’s Bunker Hill

    December 4th, 2011

    “This is the chief engineer speaking. The ship is not sinking. It is not in any danger of sinking. Read the rest of this entry »

    Hang in there!

    December 2nd, 2011

    Hang in there. Hang in there because Read the rest of this entry »

    Friends tell such lovely lies

    December 1st, 2011

    On my 50th birthday, my older daughter gave me a pin that Read the rest of this entry »