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Wed Jul 11, 2012, 11:43 AM

Check out this Will Rogers quote:

"Sure must be a great consolation to the poor people who lost their stock in the late crash to know that it has fallen in the hands of Mr. Rockefeller, who will take care of it and see it has a good home and never be allowed to wander around unprotected again. There is one rule that works in every calamity. Be it pestilence, war, or famine, the rich get richer and poor get poorer. The poor even help arrange it. " (WR.)

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Reply Check out this Will Rogers quote: (Original post)
chknltl Jul 2012 OP
freshwest Jul 2012 #1
ananda Jul 2012 #2
ananda Jul 2012 #3
freshwest Jul 2012 #5
barbtries Jul 2012 #4
Kablooie Jul 2012 #6

Response to chknltl (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 11:49 AM

1. Good one. (I can't find what he said about Republicans 'stealing with both hands,' it's scrubbed.

He was an icon from a simpler time with freer minds.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 12:51 PM

2. This one's pretty good.

WILL ROGERS, Never Met a Man I Didn't Like

As a young boy, I didn't know a Republican from a Democrat, only in one way: If some man or bunch of men rode up to the ranch to sit or stay all night, and my Father set me to watching 'em all the time they was there -- what they did and what they carried off -- I learned they were Republicans.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 12:53 PM

3. And this one.

WILL ROGERS, Never Met a Man I Didn't Like

The Republicans always looked bad three years out of four. But the year they look good is election year. A voter don't expect much. If you give him one good year he is satisfied.


Nowadays, do they ever look good?

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Response to ananda (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 01:26 PM

5. Thanks, ananda, those are both good! Saving to share later.

And this one from Occupy, good description:



And don't they get away with it every time. Most folks don't have very long attention spans, do they?

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Response to chknltl (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 01:06 PM

4. the rich get richer,

the poor get poorer. my mother used to say that all the time (staunch republican she was though she lived through the depression). i've been saying it quite often since reagan was president. now i know where it came from. will rogers.

thanks!

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Response to chknltl (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 09:35 PM

6. Things never change.

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