The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

December 7, 2013

LIFE BEHIND THE PINE CURTAINS: Miscellaneous thoughts for the day

Palestine Herald-Press

EDITOR’S NOTE: Life Behind the Pine Curtain is a series of anecdotes collected and edited by Herald-Press Publisher Gary Connor.

• Chicago Politics: My uncle, a lifelong resident of Chicago, was a staunch conservative who voted straight line Republican until the day he died (1998). Now he votes Democrat.

• Thought for the day: Calling an illegal alien an “undocumented immigrant” is like calling a drug dealer an “unlicensed pharmacist.”

• Many of the problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are out numbered by those who vote for a living.

 • The wife left a note on the fridge: “It’s not working! I can’t take it anymore. I’ve gone to stay at my Mom’s!” I opened the fridge, the light came on and the beer was cold. Lord only knows what she was talking about.

• When the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them… — George Mason, The Virginia Ratifying Convention