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Political Humor - Trends - Quotes

 

  • Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to
    even get beat with.
    -- Will Rogers

  • Tact: the ability to describe others as they see themselves. -- Abraham Lincoln

  • "I'm praying, of course, that Hillary will win. If she doesn't - Lord, I'll have to call Revlon again." -- Vernon Jordan
  • Abundantly capitalized person . Rich man

    Financially challenged individual . Poor man

    Personal-property appropriation specialist . Thief

    -Politically Correct Terminology for the 21st Century
  • A woman went to the Governor of Tennessee with a problem. "Governor," she said, "my husband is locked up in prison, and I'd you to get him out."
    "What's he in for?"
    "For stealing a ham."
    "I see," said the Governor. "And is he a good husband?"
    "No, he's not. He hangs out with his friends, and he nearly scares the life out of our kids whenever he drinks."
    The Governor didn't understand. "Then why do you want him out of prison?"
    "Well, sir," the woman explained, "we're out of ham again."
Tracking Trends
  • Challenges to racial profiling increase

    This form of police abuse has become a major civil rights and political issue as victims of what is called DWB (driving while black or brown) report widespread incidents. In Congress, Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) has introduced the "Traffic Stops Statistics Study Act of 1999" (HR 1443) in the House and Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced its equivalent, S 821, in the Senate. This bill would require police departments to collect data to determine the extent racial profiling is used as a basis for traffic stops. The horrific police attacks on Amadou Diallo and Abner Louima in New York City stunned the nation and showed the deadly consequences of engrained racial stereotypes. As attorney Johnnie Cochran said at a conference earlier this year, "It's not only driving while black: It's walking while black, it's living while black, breathing while black." Contact your members of Congress and tell them to support the Conyers bill. If you have been a victim of racial profiling while driving, call the American Civil Liberties Union toll-free hotline at 1-877-6-PROFILE.


 

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