February 27, 2024


cur-mudg-eon (cur-muj’un), n. [origin unknown] 1. archaic: a crusty, ill-tempered, churlish old man. 2. modern: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner.

“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.”
— P.J. O’Rourke

“The taxpayers are sending congressmen on expensive trips abroad. It might be worth it except they keep coming back.”
— Will Rogers

“Folk who don’t know why America is the Land of Promise should be here during an election campaign.”
— Benjamin Disraeli

“Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.”
— Milton Berle

“The difference between golf and government is that in golf you can’t improve your lie.”
— George Deukmejian

“Bush gave an interview and he said people will vote for him because: “They’ve seen me weep, they’ve seen me laugh, and they’ve seen me hug.” These are the same qualifications for a Tickle Me Elmo.”
— Bill Maher

“Big news on CNN, a search has uncovered illegal biochemical agents, toxins and other dangerous substances. Not in Iraq, in Rush Limbaugh’s medicine cabinet.”
— Jay Leno

“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.)

“When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.”
— Harry Truman

“No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.”
— Mark Twain

“It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.”
— Voltaire

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