Pig Manure and Politics

September 12, 2008
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No man should be allowed to be the President who does not understand hogs, or hasn’t been around a manure pile.” ~~Harry S. Truman (1884–1972), Kansas farmer and 33rd President of the United States, from a joke in 1948, at an Iowa plowmen’s competition.

Oh what would Harry have to say about a woman being allowed to be President, or even Vice President?

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Virginia’s Dangerous Macacas

September 10, 2008

What is the difference between a pit-bull with lipstick and a pig with lipstick? An election.

Since Governor Sarah Palin spoke at the Republican Convention, she has become known as the “lipstick candidate.” When is a double entendre about lipstick and a pig, really a sexist attack on a woman? Only Barack Obama knows for sure, as he has been gingerly using “lipstick” references ever since Palin’s speech. Lipstick on a Pit-bull or a Pig?

One thing we CAN say about Barack Obama – he’s NO “lipstick liberal.” Oh no! He puts his lipstick where his mouth is. Even though he got a laugh out of his Virginia audience, his out-of-control double entendre was no laughing matter to most of America, including many of Obama’s female supporters. Obama, while attempting to smear Sarah Palin’s lipstick in Virginia, forgot that Virginia is the land of “The Macaca Moment.”

The Wild Pig Catchers

August 18, 2008

To catch wild pigs one goes into a forest where the beasts freely roam, to sprinkle some corn upon the ground. The pigs will soon discover your gift of food and return day after day, as long as you continue to replace the corn. Finally, when they become accustomed to receiving their daily free lunch, you install a fence along one side of the sprinkled corn.

When they lose their fear of the fence and begin to return to eat the corn, you construct another side of the fence. You continue this maneuver until there are four sides of the fence firmly standing with a gate in the final side. The pigs become so used to the free corn that they pass right on through the open gate. That is when you slam shut the gate, capturing the entire herd before they know what is happening to them. It is all accomplished without a shot being fired.

Humans have learned long ago that there is no such thing as a free lunch, that is why they are smarter than wild pigs. Or are they?

A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.” -Gerald A. Ford