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Thursday, June 1, 2017

MARK TWAIN FOR PRESIDENT




After reading my post on the decaying art of political humor yesterday, 

the ghost of Mark Twain thought he should show Kathy and the others how it is done!


"Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason."


 "The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter, they are an entire banquet."


 "Yes, you are right -- 

I am a moralist in disguise; 

it gets me into heaps of trouble when I go thrashing around in political questions."
Letter to Helene Picard 


"When you are in politics, you are in a wasp's nest with a short shirt-tail." 





"Do not worry, children, I shall not often meddle with politics, 

because you have Roland who is already excellent 

and only needs to serve a term or two in the penitentiary to be perfect."



18 comments:

  1. Hi Roland and Mark ... I keep my thoughts to myself at this time ... but Mark does have some wonderful quotes that are needed today.

    Keep smiling and have a happy weekend ... if you're not out running around - cheers Hilary

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    1. It is hard for me to keep my thoughts to myself as you can tell! Mark is tickled that he amused and entertained you. :-)

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  2. Love you, Mark (aka Samuel). We have Missouri. I am sad to note that I have never been to Florida, Missouri or Hannibal (except passing by). I will soon.

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    1. Samuel's memories of Florida are those flimsy ones of being an infant there, but his heart always stayed in Hannibal no matter where on the globe he happened to be.

      Mark doffs his white bowler hat to you, Teresa. His spirit may wink at you if you should ever visit Hannibal. :-)

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  3. Well, he's got my vote. After all, if we're going to elect people who have no experience as politicians...

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    1. :-) Well, Mark Twain says we should have a draft for president -- he's known some hard-working farmers that would do a better job at managing resources! And they are adept at spreading manure, too!

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  4. First off, sorry I've been absent for a while. Life just got crazy busy.

    Mark Twain would have made a thousand or so amazing quips about politics in the Trump era. But since he's not around we can happily count on you, Roland.

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    1. As I go through life, I can hear Mark Twain quip in my head, making the nonsense endurable. :-) I have missed you!

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  5. Yes, Mark Twain would have been the perfect commentator on the state of our presidency today.

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    1. And he wouldn't have needed a fake bloody head to make his point or make us laugh! sorry about Solomon. :-(

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  6. Yes, we need more like Mark Twain and Will Rogers. A few of his quotes below.
    "I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts."

    "Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing, and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even."

    "About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation."

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    1. I especially love the Alexander Hamilton quote! :-)

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  7. I'm trying to imagine Twain back in our world. We do need his brilliant insights and levity. Things are too dark and too much "right" and "wrong" these days. We need someone with the ability to give us some insightful wisdom to hang on to.

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    1. I think so, too. Which is why I bring him on stage in so many of my novels. He is fun to write ... and channel. :-)

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  8. I'm with Hilary and am keeping my thoughts to myself. Though I will say that had John Candy lived, he would have made a wonderful Canadian PM.

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    1. John Candy as Canadian PM? A grand idea! Love it. :-)

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