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Great truths and thoughts

Published October 15. 2011 09:01AM

Next week is National Save for Retirement Week. Will someone please tell that to my 401-K?

GREAT TRUTH: 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

Stupid trick of the week. Candy, shaped like marijuana, is now showing up on store shelves throughout the county. Is it any wonder that anti-drug activists are alarmed? And remember when we were kids and we could buy candy cigarettes? That was stupid also.

GREAT TRUTH: Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself......Mark Twain

With the Yankees and Phillies out of the picture, ratings for the baseball playoffs have to be way down. That's a shame, because fans are missing some good baseball.

GREAT TRUTH: 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

The Eagles, at 1-4, have to win nine out of their last 11 games to have a realistic shot at making the NFL playoffs. Who is betting on that?

GREAT TRUTH: A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul......George Bernard Shaw

It's hard to believe, but the Simpsons has been on the air 23 seasons. And Bart's still 10-years-old.

GREAT TRUTH:. 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

Mets shortstop Jose Reyes poses nude in the latest issue of ESPH The Magazine. Can't see Derek Jeter doing that.

GREAT TRUTH: 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

New York City business people are crying the blues because the Yankees failed to advance past the first round of the ACLS playoffs. Now we know why. The city's Economic Development Corporation says the American League Championship Series could bring a windfall of $12.6 million to the city for each game. The World Series would bring in $20 million for each game. New Yorkers can thank the Detroit Tigers for that not happening. And Phillies' fans can thank those guys in St. Louis.

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

The best animated movie ever was Shrek.

GREAT TRUTH: 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)

The NBA has canceled the first two weeks of the basketball season because of the labor conflict. As the talks progress with no solution in sight, the entire season is in jeapardy. Know who I feel sorry for? How about the ushers, security personnel, parking lot attendants, concession workers, restuarant employees and others who will now joing the country's 14 million unemployed.?

GREAT TRUTH: I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts......Will Rogers

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