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Never would I have thought I would start
writing at 73 years of age. I have thoroughly enjoyed my voyage into the written spirituality of poetry and am thankful for the opportunity.  In my four years here I have met many new and wonderful persons. Having them accept me as a friend has been a moving experience.
               
    

     


Wise Guys


Blog Posted:1/22/2013 9:28:00 AM
1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress.
-- John Adams

2. If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.
-- Mark Twain

3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.
-- Mark Twain

4. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
-- Winston Churchill

5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
-- George Bernard Shaw

6. A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.
-- G. Gordon Liddy

7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
-- James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

8. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
-- Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University

9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
-- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
-- Frederic Bastiat, French economist(1801-1850)

11. Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
-- Ronald Reagan (1986)

12. I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
-- Will Rogers

13. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free!
-- P.J. O'Rourke

14. In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.
-- Voltaire (1764)

15. Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you!
-- Pericles (430 B.C.)

16. No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
-- Mark Twain (1866)

17. Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it.
-- Anonymous

18. The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.
-- Ronald Reagan

19. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
-- Winston Churchill

20. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
-- Mark Twain

21. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
-- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

22. There is no distinctly Native American criminal class...save Congress.
-- Mark Twain

23. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
-- Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)

24. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.
-- Thomas Jefferson

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

FIVE BEST SENTENCES

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for...another person must work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work, because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation!










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  1. Date: 1/24/2013 10:37:00 AM
    I especially like 21. I am amazed though, at how many people complain about the government, and do nothing productive about it. Despite the fall of our government, we still have it much better than most of the world, yet many chose to be ungrateful and unproductive. Is that not counter-productive?

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  1. Date: 1/23/2013 5:58:00 AM
    Awesone..So nuch truth penned yet government never change..and We keep voting and applauding.Trying to pick the best of the worst.

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  1. Date: 1/22/2013 11:52:00 PM
    Hit the nail on the head Charles with these wise quotes! Very amusing and truthful too!...Hugs, Deb

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  1. Date: 1/22/2013 10:09:00 PM
    I sure do love Mark Twain's quotes!

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  1. Date: 1/22/2013 1:48:00 PM
    El perfecto Sir Charles!!

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  1. Date: 1/22/2013 11:36:00 AM
    : ) The quotes are absolutely wise and hilarious! Now ...the 5 sentences...hmmm...they're a little biased... Anyways, Im still laughing at the quotes! : ) Thanks for sharing them. Ruben.

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  1. Date: 1/22/2013 11:12:00 AM
    Many a true word spoken in jest here. Thank you for sharing, Charles.

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  1. Date: 1/22/2013 11:06:00 AM
    Chas, I have seen the majority of these quotes before(except for one or two). Most of these quotes are the all-time best quotes ever made when pertaining to the mechanics of government and economics. Scathingly true, pathetic, and hilarious all wrapped-up into one. This blog had me smile....albeit a bit of a jaded smile, but a big smile ha!

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  1. Date: 1/22/2013 9:56:00 AM
    Son many intelligent men, and yet our governments just don't learn!

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  1. Date: 1/22/2013 9:49:00 AM
    What can one say? but hmmm

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Expanding Deb's Blog
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Possum Branch Road
Date Posted: 3/31/2014 11:22:00 PM
Calling All, Want To Be, Haiku Writers
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My Bear Story Retold
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Poetry Soup Imbeded Ads
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The Elusive Monoku
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Computer Games
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Contest Winners and Bear String
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My Contest
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The Bear III
Date Posted: 4/1/2013 5:23:00 PM
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The no contest Contest
Date Posted: 3/30/2013 2:51:00 AM
Hanging Ten
Date Posted: 3/22/2013 10:59:00 AM
Feedback Wanted
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Wise Guys
Date Posted: 1/22/2013 9:28:00 AM
Mathematics of Success
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New Soup Rule
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Soup Problem Update
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More on the Gullah People (wikipedia)
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The Gullah People of South Carolina
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emergency email
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new law in Michigan
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A Nice Verse
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Mauve cotton Fields
Date Posted: 11/26/2012 10:15:00 PM
Results of the 101 haiku Contest
Date Posted: 11/23/2012 12:58:00 PM

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9/16/2014Cold WindsEpigramage,
9/16/2014A Mind ThingProsedeath,
8/31/2014The TrystRhymememory,
8/29/2014night breezeHaikuculture,nature,
8/24/2014The CureRhymecancer,
8/24/2014among crocusHaikuanalogy,
8/3/2014the treeHaikunature,
8/3/2014the pondHaikugrowing up,
8/3/2014talcumHaikubaby,
8/3/2014her letterHaikuwife,
8/1/2014starsHaikunature,
7/18/2014the ternHaikunature,
7/18/2014the bare branchHaikuphilosophy,
7/17/2014how many worldsHaikuphilosophy,
7/17/2014accoutrementHaikuappreciation,
7/17/2014a single water dropHaikucreation,
7/14/2014a childHaikulove,
7/14/2014the ringHaikufamily,
6/26/2014she giggledHaikugrowing up,
6/23/2014Metaphysical TransitionFree versemystery,
6/21/2014Yeah, RightFree verseaddiction,
6/19/2014A light in the HeavensTrioletenvironment,
6/18/2014graduation dayHaikugrowing up,
6/18/2014pubertyHaikuchildhood,
6/18/2014HeatSenryubreak up,feelings,
6/18/2014thunderheads loomHaikubereavement,
6/18/2014an argument endsHaikuchildren,
6/3/2014The BluesRhymeblue,
5/11/2014Those MomentsCoupletage,
2/26/2014Ode to the Formulation of a PoemSonnetwriting,
2/24/2014the waning moonHaikunature,
2/23/2014he led herHaikureligion,
2/12/2014Can Someone Take My PlaceFree versereligious,
2/9/2014The Life of the HunterSonnetnature,
2/9/2014small aspirationsFree verseuplifting,
1/25/2014Virgin's LamentSonnetmarriage,
1/23/2014The Pursuit of TruthSonnetlife,
1/15/2014twinkleFree verse 
1/13/2014the souper starFree verseslam,
1/10/2014my catsTankapets,
1/3/2014Linsey-WoolseyFree versegrowing up,
1/3/2014shoestringsHaikunature,
12/15/2013grandpa jogsSenryu 
12/8/2013Dear Mrs ClauseLimerickholiday,
12/8/2013the windHaikunature,
12/8/2013the good lifeHaibunlife,
12/6/2013my skin pricklesHaikubody,psychological,
12/5/2013moon faceMonokusenses,
12/5/2013shadows moveHaikuchildhood,
10/13/2013truthTrioletphilosophy,
10/12/2013on the cocoonHaikunature,
10/12/2013bird of paradiseHaikunature,
10/12/2013crooked arrowsHaikupolitical,
10/6/2013He touchesHaikufaith,
9/26/2013agingTankalife,
8/20/2013Sijo 1- roastingSijosenses,
8/14/2013Fire in the NightRhymelove,
7/27/2013moment of truthHaikubaby,
7/27/2013insultHaikuconflict,
7/27/2013intoxicatingTankadream,
7/26/2013ReflectionTankadevotion,
7/16/2013Wildflower AfternoonQuatrainnature,
7/12/2013embarrassmentHaikufeelings,
7/12/2013the grubHaikunature,
7/6/2013TemptationQuatraincharacter,
7/4/2013her eyes focusHaikunature,
6/26/2013Ocracoke IslandHaikunature,
6/23/2013still standingHaikuage,
6/19/2013the morning is calmTankanature,
6/17/2013The SirenTrioletsymbolism,
5/15/2013Blow Gently Sweet BreezeFree verselife,
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3/21/2013the TitanicTankalife,loss,
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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
Hard TimesCowboycowboy-western,family,fun
PetalVerselove,
ViolinPersonificationdeath,love,rose,
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Disposable WisdomRhymeage,cat,life,wisdom,
FootprintsFree verseintrospection,life,
Alabaster NightFree versenature,sea,
Forgotten Heroes of the SommeRhymebrother,death,history,lif
A List: I'm the Poet -To CarrieList dedication,
Don't Come Free versedeath,lost love,me,
Mona LisaFree verseartme,
Love Beyond the PaleQuatraindevotion,lost love,
HumanityCoupletlife,peoplechild,lost,chi
HUNTING SEVENSRhymefunny
Frosted Panes - re-postQuatraingirl,life,me,sea,time,win
When Madness Rides on Moonlight Sestinagod,life,
-Unlatched-Rhymechildhood,family,mother,s
Missing MotherVersedepression,devotion,me,mi
Why He BeamsDiminished Hexaverseimagination,love,
A Gentle DeathSonnetabsence,death,faith,love,
KUKU HAIKU FOR YOUHaikulife,
Wet but WiserQuatrainadventure,funny,pets,
FacedownHaikufunny,religion,
CloserFree versehope,life,love,peace,blue
Love Passing ByRhymelove,love,pride,
My DreamsVersefaith,hope,love,dream,dre
A Police Man's GraveEpitaphdeath,funny,
Pink RibbonList sad,
Long GoodbyesSonnetfaith,happiness,holiday,n
Hear Oh L-rdKyriellefaith,family,happiness,
haiku 20Haikuintrospection,nature,
A Rising Son on ChristmasFree versefaith,family,hope,mother,
Light A CandleVersefaith,history,
Spring ShowersFree versenature,rain,rain,
EdinburghFree versededication,hope,life,love

Fav Poets

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Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
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dakarai cobb United States Flag United States Read
Cyndi MacMillan Canada Flag Canada Read
Tracie Edwards Australia Flag Australia Read
craig cornish United States Flag United States Read
Chris D. Aechtner Canada Flag Canada Read