Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Heeere's Johnny on democracy

"Democracy is buying a big house you can't afford with money
you don't have to impress people you wish were dead.

And, unlike communism, democracy does not mean having
just one ineffective political party; it means having two
ineffective political parties.

Democracy is welcoming people from other lands, and giving
them something to hold onto -- usually a mop or a leaf

It means that with proper timing and scrupulous bookkeeping,
anyone can die owing the government a huge amount of

Democracy means free television, not good television, but

And finally, democracy is the eagle on the back of a dollar bill,
with 13 arrows in one claw, 13 leaves on a branch, 13 tail
feathers, and 13 stars over its head -- this signifies that when
the white man came to this country, it was bad luck for the
Indians, bad luck for the trees, lights out for the American eagle."
Johnny Carson

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