Thursday, May 19, 2011

A FEW QUOTES FROM THE NAMELESS ONES WHOSE INITIALS ARE "Democrat"



Once more from the very special Important Stuff--or Not.

Democrats Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident

Blacks "are inferior to the whites in the endowments of both of body and mind."

--Thomas Jefferson, 1787 Co-founder of the Democratic Party (along with Andrew Jackson)President, 1801-09


"I hold that the present state of civilization, where two races of different origin, and distinguished by color, and other physical differences, as well as intellectual, are brought together, the relation now existing in the slaveholding states between the two, is, instead of an evil, a good--a positive good."

--Sen. John C. Calhoun (D., S.C.), 1837
Vice President, 1825-32
His statue stands in the U.S. Capitol.

If blacks were given the right to vote, that would "place every splay-footed, bandy-shanked, hump-backed, thick-lipped, flat-nosed, woolly-headed, ebon-colored Negro in the country upon an equality with the poor white man."

--Rep. Andrew Johnson, (D., Tenn.), 1844
President, 1865-69

"Resolved, That the Democratic Party will resist all attempts at renewing, in Congress or out of it, the agitation of the slavery question, under whatever shape or color the attempt may be made."

--Platform of the Democratic Party, 1852


Blacks are "a subordinate and inferior class of beings who had been subjugated by the dominant race."

--Chief Justice Roger Taney, Dred Scott v. Sandford, 1856
Appointed Attorney General by Andrew Jackson in 1831
Appointed Secretary of the Treasury by Andrew Jackson in 1833
Appointed to the Supreme Court by Andrew Jackson in 1836


"Resolved, That claiming fellowship with, and desiring the co-operation of all who regard the preservation of the Union under the Constitution as the paramount issue--and repudiating all sectional parties and platforms concerning domestic slavery, which seek to embroil the States and incite to treason and armed resistance to law in the Territories; and whose avowed purposes, if consummated, must end in civil war and disunion, the American Democracy recognize and adopt the principles contained in the organic laws establishing the Territories of Kansas and Nebraska as embodying the only sound and safe solution of the 'slavery question' upon which the great national idea of the people of this whole country can repose in its determined conservatism of the Union--NON-INTERFERENCE BY CONGRESS WITH SLAVERY IN STATE AND TERRITORY, OR IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA" (emphasis in original).

--Platform of the Democratic Party, 1856


"I hold that a Negro is not and never ought to be a citizen of the United States. I hold that this government was made on the white basis; made by the white men, for the benefit of white men and their posterity forever, and should be administered by white men and none others."

--Sen. Stephen A. Douglas (D., Ill.), 1858
Presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, 1860


"Resolved, That the enactments of the State Legislatures to defeat the faithful execution of the Fugitive Slave Law, are hostile in character, subversive of the Constitution, and revolutionary in their effect."

--Platform of the Democratic Party, 1860


"The Almighty has fixed the distinction of the races; the Almighty has made the black man inferior, and, sir, by no legislation, by no military power, can you wipe out this distinction."

--Rep. Fernando Wood (D., N.Y.), 1865
Mayor of New York City, 1855-58, 1860-62


"My fellow citizens, I have said that the contest before us was one for the restoration of our government; it is also one for the restoration of our race. It is to prevent the people of our race from being exiled from their homes--exiled from the government which they formed and created for themselves and for their children, and to prevent them from being driven out of the country or trodden under foot by an inferior and barbarous race."

--Francis P. Blair Jr., accepting the Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1868
Democratic Senator from Missouri, 1869-72. His statue stands in the U.S. Capitol.


"Instead of restoring the Union, it [the Republican Party] has, so far as in its power, dissolved it, and subjected ten states, in time of profound peace, to military despotism and Negro supremacy."

--Platform of the Democratic Party, 1868


"While the tendency of the white race is upward, the tendency of the colored race is downward."

--Sen. Thomas Hendricks (D., Ind.), 1869
Democratic nominee for Vice President, 1876
Vice President, 1885


"We, the delegates of the Democratic party of the United States . . . demand such modification of the treaty with the Chinese Empire, or such legislation within constitutional limitations, as shall prevent further importation or immigration of the Mongolian race."

--Platform of the Democratic Party, 1876


"No more Chinese immigration, except for travel, education, and foreign commerce, and that even carefully guarded."

--Platform of the Democratic Party, 1880


"American civilization demands that against the immigration or importation of Mongolians to these shores our gates be closed."

--Platform of the Democratic Party, 1884



"It has of late become the custom of the men of the South to speak with entire candor of the settled and deliberate policy of suppressing the negro vote. They have been forced to choose between a policy of manifest injustice toward the blacks and the horrors of negro rule. They chose to disfranchise the negroes. That was manifestly the lesser of two evils. . . . The Republican Party committed a great public crime when it gave the right of suffrage to the blacks. . . . So long as the Fifteenth Amendment stands, the menace of the rule of the blacks will impend, and the safeguards against it must be maintained."

--Editorial, "The Political Future of the South," New York Times, May 10, 1900)



"We favor the continuance and strict enforcement of the Chinese exclusion law, and its application to the same classes of all Asiatic races."

--Platform of the Democratic Party, 1900


"The repeal of the fifteenth amendment, one of the greatest blunders and therefore one of the greatest crimes in political history, is a consummation to be devoutly wished for."

--Rep. John Sharpe Williams (D., Miss.), 1903
House Minority Leader, 1903-08


"Republicanism means Negro equality, while the Democratic Party means that the white man is supreme. That is why we Southerners are all Democrats."

--Sen. Ben Tillman (D., S.C.), 1906
Chairman, Committee on Naval Affairs, 1913-19


"We are opposed to the admission of Asiatic immigrants who can not be amalgamated with our population, or whose presence among us would raise a race issue and involve us in diplomatic controversies with Oriental powers."

--Platform of the Democratic Party, 1908

"I think one man is just as good as another so long as he's not a n*gger or a Chinaman. Uncle Will says that the Lord made a White man from dust, a nigger from mud, then He threw up what was left and it came down a Chinaman. He does hate Chinese and Japs. So do I. It is race prejudice, I guess. But I am strongly of the opinion Negroes ought to be in Africa, Yellow men in Asia and White men in Europe and America."

- Harry Truman (1911) in a letter to his future wife Bess


"I am opposed to the practice of having colored policemen in the District [of Columbia]. It is a source of danger by constantly engendering racial friction, and is offensive to thousands of Southern white people who make their homes here."

--Sen. Hoke Smith (D., Ga.), 1912
Appointed Secretary of the Interior by Grover Cleveland in 1893


"The South is serious with regard to its attitude to the Negro in politics. The South understands this subject, and its policy is unalterable and uncompromising. We desire no concessions. We seek no sops. We grasp no shadows on this subject. We take no risks. We abhor a Northern policy of catering to the Negro in politics just as we abhor a Northern policy of social equality."

--Josephus Daniels, editor, Raleigh News & Observer, 1912
Appointed Secretary of the Navy by Woodrow Wilson in 1913
Appointed Ambassador to Mexico by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933
USS Josephus Daniels named for him by the Johnson Administration in 1965


"The Negro as a race, in all the ages of the world, has never shown sustained power of self-development. He is not endowed with the creative faculty. . . . He has never created for himself any civilization. . . . He has never had any civilization except that which has been inculcated by a superior race. And it is a lamentable fact that his civilization lasts only so long as he is in the hands of the white man who inculcates it. When left to himself he has universally gone back to the barbarism of the jungle."

--Sen. James Vardaman (D., Miss.), 1914
Chairman, Committee on Natural Resources, 1913-19


"This is a white man's country, and will always remain a white man's country."

--Rep. James F. Byrnes (D., S.C.), 1919
Appointed to the Supreme Court by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941
Appointed Secretary of State by Harry S. Truman in 1945


"Slavery among the whites was an improvement over independence in Africa. The very progress that the blacks have made, when--and only when--brought into contact with the whites, ought to be a sufficient argument in support of white supremacy--it ought to be sufficient to convince even the blacks themselves."

--William Jennings Bryan, 1923
Presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, 1896, 1900 and 1908
Appointed Secretary of State by Woodrow Wilson in 1913
His statue stands in the U.S. Capitol.


"Anyone who has traveled to the Far East knows that the mingling of Asiatic blood with European or American blood produces, in nine cases out of ten, the most unfortunate results. . . . The argument works both ways. I know a great many cultivated, highly educated and delightful Japanese. They have all told me that they would feel the same repugnance and objection to have thousands of Americans settle in Japan and intermarry with the Japanese as I would feel in having large numbers of Japanese coming over here and intermarry with the American population. In this question, then, of Japanese exclusion from the United States it is necessary only to advance the true reason--the undesirability of mixing the blood of the two peoples. . . . The Japanese people and the American people are both opposed to intermarriage of the two races--there can be no quarrel there."

--Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1925
President, 1933-45


"This passport which you have given me is a symbol to me of the passport which you have given me before. I do not feel that it would be out of place to state to you here on this occasion that I know that without the support of the members of this organization I would not have been called, even by my enemies, the 'Junior Senator from Alabama.' "

--Hugo Black, accepting a life membership in the Ku Klux Klan upon his election to the U.S. Senate as a Democrat from Alabama, 1926
Appointed to the Supreme Court by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937


"Mr. President, the crime of lynching . . . is not of sufficient importance to justify this legislation."

--Sen. Claude Pepper (D., Fla.), 1938
Spoken while engaged in a six-hour speech against the antilynching bill


"I am a former Kleagle [recruiter] of the Ku Klux Klan in Raleigh County. . . . The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia. It is necessary that the order be promoted immediately and in every state in the union."

--Robert C. Byrd, 1946
Democratic Senator from West Virginia, 1959-present
Senate Majority Leader, 1977-80 and 1987-88
Senate President Pro Tempore, 1989-95, 2001-03, 2007-present
His portrait stands in the U.S. Capitol.


"President Truman's civil rights program "is a farce and a sham--an effort to set up a police state in the guise of liberty. I am opposed to that program. I have voted against the so-called poll tax repeal bill. . .. I have voted against the so-called anti-lynching bill."

--Rep. Lyndon B. Johnson (D., Texas), 1948
U.S. Senator, 1949-61
Senate Majority Leader, 1955-61
President, 1963-69


"There is no warrant for the curious notion that Christianity favors the involuntary commingling of the races in social institutions. Although He knew both Jews and Samaritans and the relations existing between them, Christ did not advocate that courts or legislative bodies should compel them to mix socially against their will."

--Sen. Sam Ervin (D., N.C.), 1955
Chairman, Committee on Government Operations, 1971-75


"The decline and fall of the Roman empire came after years of intermarriage with other races. Spain was toppled as a world power as a result of the amalgamation of the races. . . . Certainly history shows that nations composed of a mongrel race lose their strength and become weak, lazy and indifferent."

--Herman E. Talmadge, 1955
Democratic Senator from Georgia, 1957-81
Chairman, Committee on Agriculture, 1971-81


"These Negroes, they're getting pretty uppity these days and that's a problem for us since they've got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we've got to do something about this, we've got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference. For if we don't move at all, then their allies will line up against us and there'll be no way of stopping them, we'll lose the filibuster and there'll be no way of putting a brake on all sorts of wild legislation. It'll be Reconstruction all over again."

--Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson (D., Texas), 1957


"I have never seen very many white people who felt they were being imposed upon or being subjected to any second-class citizenship if they were directed to a waiting room or to any other public facility to wait or to eat with other white people. Only the Negroes, of all the races which are in this land, publicly proclaim they are being mistreated, imposed upon, and declared second-class citizens because they must go to public facilities with members of their own race."

--Sen. Richard B. Russell Jr. (D., Ga.), 1961
The Russell Senate Office Building is named for him.


"I did not lie awake at night worrying about the problems of Negroes."

--Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, 1961
Kennedy later authorized wiretapping the phones and bugging the hotel rooms of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


"I'm not going to use the federal government's authority deliberately to circumvent the natural inclination of people to live in ethnically homogeneous neighborhoods. . . . I have nothing against a community that's made up of people who are Polish or Czechoslovakian or French-Canadian or blacks who are trying to maintain the ethnic purity of their neighborhoods."

--Jimmy Carter, 1976
President, 1977-81
Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, 2002


"The Confederate Memorial has had a special place in my life for many years. . . . There were many, many times that I found myself drawn to this deeply inspiring memorial, to contemplate the sacrifices of others, several of whom were my ancestors, whose enormous suffering and collective gallantry are to this day still misunderstood by most Americans."

--James Webb, 1990
Democratic Senator from Virginia


"Everybody likes to go to Geneva. I used to do it for the Law of the Sea conferences and you'd find these potentates from down in Africa, you know, rather than eating each other, they'd just come up and get a good square meal in Geneva."

--Sen. Ernest F. Hollings (D., S.C.) 1993
Chairman, Commerce Committee, 1987-95 and 2001-03
Candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, 1984


"I do not think it is an exaggeration at all to say to my friend from West Virginia [Sen. Robert C. Byrd, a former Ku Klux Klan recruiter] that he would have been a great senator at any moment. . . . He would have been right during the great conflict of civil war in this nation."

--Sen. Christopher Dodd (D., Conn.), 2004
Chairman, Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
Candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, 2008

Please do not complement me on my "research."

I did not do the research on these things. Lone Ranger did. He deserves the credit.

I just thought it was time to bring them to the fore again.

28 comments:

Ducky's here said...

The overwhelming majority of the quotes are from crackers. No surprise.

Joe said...

Ducky: Betcha you don't even know what a "cracker" is.

Yet you are perfectly willing to use their name as a perjorative.

Typical liberal...always speaking from ignorance and too dumb to know they're doing it.

But they cover it up with smugness, arrogance and hubris.

Lone Ranger said...

ALL the quotes are from democrats -- including a co-founder of the democrat party.

How can an organization that is founded in evil and has committed so much evil throughout history possibly redeem itself? Perhaps Ducky should also make excuses for the KKK. ooops, the KKK was founded by democrats, so he already is.

Mustang said...

Ducky lives in denial; he attempts to separate himself from reality by referring to these people as "Dixiecrats." They may well have been Dixiecrats, but they were Democrats nonetheless and part of that putrid Marxist heritage from the early 1920s.

But you failed to include quotations by Hillary Clinton, who idolizes Margaret Sanger; remember that Sanger suggested implementing abortion programs in black communities. You may recall that Woodrow Wilson embraced Sanger’s suggestion, and that Adolf Hitler embraced and implemented it. I keep wondering what Clinton saw in that horrid woman that makes her worthy of adoration.

And don't forget the leftist Rachel Carson whose idiocy resulted in the death of literally millions ... mostly in third and fourth world cesspits.

The left are despicable.

Z said...

Joe, Ducky knows, he just disdains anyone not socialist East Coast elitist.

As I read the quotes, I was waiting for Robert Byrd, and there one was..

Mustang took my comment away: One only has to go to MARGARET SANGER and the Left's denial of why she started Planned Parenthood to know this is a best kept secret.....

Yet, all one hears is how the Republicans are racist; you know, that bunch who feel Blacks ARE equal and should have vouchers to go to better school and SUCCEED without special entitlements? That same bunch who's called racist because they don't drool over THE ONE but would elect Alan West or Herman Cain tomorrow?
OH, but the Left might not get their vote without promising entitlements. Sorry, I forgot :-)

Lone Ranger said...

Democrats have a total disconnect between their actions and reality. The reason those quotes are from "crackers" (and you're right, Joe, he doesn't know what a cracker is) is that democrats did not allow blacks to read or vote, much less join their political party.

I have tons more racist quotes from leftists and democrats, but I tried to stick to political figures -- the people democrats idolize.

Joe said...

LR: Yeah. Of all the Democrat inventions, KKK is the one Ducky loves the most.

Mustang: Sanger is the left's heroine.

Z: "Everyone" knows Cain and West are "Uncle Toms," bucause you can't be black and disagree with leftist/progressives without being one.

LR: You have done the best job of anyone on the web of consolodating the facts relating Democrats vs Republicans when it comes to racism.

Democrats "win" hands down.

Lisa said...

too bad people are so brainwashed by the left,especaily the rich left who claim to be for the poor.
White Liberal Guilt is alive and well.

Dan said...

Is Ducky, a cracker, finally admitting to his latent racism?

Joe said...

Lisa: The rich left, who claim to be FOR the poor are really only about themselves.

Dan: Only he's a liberal. There is nothing latent about his (or their) racism.

We've just been too weak-kneed to call them on it.

Susannah said...

Oh, good lord...

The only one I have issue w/ (i.e., he was NOT being racist) is Jim Webb, D-VA.

"The Confederate Memorial has had a special place in my life for many years. . . . There were many, many times that I found myself drawn to this deeply inspiring memorial, to contemplate the sacrifices of others, several of whom were my ancestors, whose enormous suffering and collective gallantry are to this day still misunderstood by most Americans."

See, I'm with him on this (but not much else). Those were my ancestors, too. One was my Great-Great Grandfather. He was fighting in SC for what he believed was Independence from an oppressive Federal Gov't. (Not unlike my concerns today.)

Sen. Webb is correct -- most American MISunderstand why the South chose to fight. It was NOT about slavery - for those people w/ boots (or rag-wrapped feet) on the battlefield. It was about independence from what they considered oppression; it was about honor for one's 'homeland'; it was about defending friends & neighbors from invaders; it was -- for most common people -- about a cause bigger than ones-self.

Oh, & re: Democrats & race-relations, I invite you to investigate my friend Ken Raymond's FaceBook page . Mr. Raymond is a dear friend of ours, & one of the most conservative people I know. One of his missions in life, I think, is to open people's eyes to the history of what Republicans have meant to black people in the US, & what the GOP means today for the same. Fascinating. Worth joining FB & getting in his group, just for his posts on this subject.

Susannah said...

And I believe that Jim Webb quote is from his fantastic book, "Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America." Those are my people, too...and if you want to talk about oppression...(sheesh!)

Lone Ranger said...

Whenever someone says the Civil War was fought over states' rights, I have to ask, what rights were the southern states afraid of losing that the northern states were not? There was only one -- slave ownership.

The North went to war to preserve the American Union, and the White South went to war for independence, so that it might protect slavery. Lincoln and his Republican party had the goal of only stopping the expansion of slavery not abolishing it. White Southerners were not convinced by Lincoln’s promise to protect slavery where it existed.

If you read the Lincoln-Douglas debates, the main issue discussed in all seven debates was slavery.

The actions of Confederate troops also proved that the war was not about taxes and an oppressive federal government. They did not take black prisoners. They slaughtered any blacks wearing the Union uniform.

I can understand how someone would gulp down democrat revisionism to soften the crimes of their ancestors. But, it just isn't history.

Susannah said...

LR~ I'm not trying to defend slavery, for goodness sake. And, I won't be held responsible here for the actions of tens of thousands of people (South AND North) who supported the God-forsaken thing of slavery.

As for me personally, to my understanding, my GGGrFa had nothing to do w/ slavery, & didn't 'own' any. Was he racist? Probably. We delude ourselves with grandeur when we hold 18th-19th century humanity to 21st century standards, thinking we would have "been better."

The thrust of my comment was to suggest that Sen. Webb has a legitimate point that the Confederate Memorial is a meaningful, deeply sorrowful & (for some) poignant place of 'remembrance.' For White Southerners, Black Southerners; all Americans. It IS a part of our history. It DOES represent heritage (imo, NOT slavery): those who fought for their land, their families, their farms; those who fought because they were "pressed into service" & had no other choice . Those people deserve to be remembered - if not but only with sadness.

I don't claim to be a spokesperson for the war between the states, nor do I know all that I probably should know about it -- and probably never will. What I DO know is that it was ever-so-much more than "just about slavery." And that hundreds of thousands of people died terrible, horrible deaths at the hands of their own countrymen, & some at the hands of their own family members. And some of those people were in my family.

If for no other reason, we should remember - so that we are mindful of just how fragile our "American experiment" is, & how close we came to destroying ourselves.

We have been given - by God, our forefathers say - a high a responsibility, & we MUST protect it. If not from invading armies, then at least from invading illegals. If not from terrorists, then at least from Sharia law creeping through our culture & our courts. If not from China, then at least from our Gov't selling our souls to them. If not from hedonism, then at least from the denial of all things Godly in our history/founding, & today's public square. If not from all of those things, then at LEAST from our very selves. And heaven help us...we desperately need it.

THAT'S what the Confederate Memorial means to me.

Lone Ranger said...

OK, you lost me. I can understand that reaction when viewing the Washington Monument, the White House or the Capitol, but not the Confederate Memorial.

Had the Confederacy prevailed, Obama would probably be working on Al Gore's tobacco plantation. That's if he were born at all, since interracial marriages would be illegal.

Joe said...

LR & Susannah: Save your Confederate dollars. The South will rise again!

States rights WAS the issue, and slavery WAS a part of the states rights issue.

But slavery was NOT unique to the south.

The north was NOT wanting to give up slavery, either.

Abraham Lincoln, from Kentucky...a sort of "in between" state, the southern part sort of "allied" with the south, the northern part sort of "allied" with the north.

In the end, slavery was doomed to abolishment (and rightly so) with or without the Civil War.

I know Yam Damkies who hate blacks and call them horrible names.

I also know red-necks who feel the same.

They are both wrong.

A person is an individual and should be judged on the "content of his character, not the color of his skin." (MLK, Jr.)

Susannah said...

LR~ I was quite clear articulating my sentiments. Clearly, you are not from the South, or if you are, you're willing to "gulp down" the revisionist mantra re: what the heart & soul of Southern culture is about.

As for speculation on who would live on Al Gore's property, I don't buy it. I believe that had the Confederacy 'prevailed,' enough GOOD Southern people would have eventually brought the pressures of human decency to bear & slavery would have been rendered illegal. As for those enslaved in the North? Who knows?

Dear LR, what seems to 'lose' you is one's appreciation & sense of deep connection with one's ancestry; a willingness to try & understand (yes, even deeply flawed people), & learn from them... To appreciate what was good about the people, their way of life (which was NOT all about slavery), the way they viewed the world, God, their independent & fiery spirit -- & how it shaped their world, & my own. You think we should try to block-out, negate, deny all of what came before them, shut them up forever, call it all bad? Just because some of it was? OK, you lost me...

Btw, please check out the link to Ken Raymond's FB page. Trust me, you will find in him a kindred spirit re: your blog's purpose.

Susannah said...

Joe~ Very well said, & you're absolutely right.

Reason I commented in the first place was b/c of Jim Webb's quote, which I'm almost certain came from his book . I'm no fan of Jim Webb's politics, & you have to know how it pains me to stick up for him, Democrat & all... ;)
But his book is a fascinating chronicle of the Scots (my people) & Irish, & how their influence shaped our nation. The quote used really has nothing to do with racism.

Joe said...

TO all: One of the unfortunate outcomes of the Civil War was the inordinate power it began to give to the cintralized federal government...something conservatives are fighting to this day.

Leticia said...

Love those Democrats. So open-minded and tolerant of others.

Makes you think.

Joe said...

Leticia: Their minds are so open that whatever comes in one side falls right out the other.

That's why they never learn anything.

Lone Ranger said...

Yes, Susannah, now let's work on trying to understand and learn from the Nazis. After all, Hitler gave us the autobahn and the Volkswagon. And Mussolini made the trains run on time. As you say, there is some good in everyone.

Susannah said...

@LR~ I'm sorry I've failed to articulate my sentiments on this thread clearly enough for you to understand. Thus, my personal email to you.

Either you haven't read my email, or you simply don't want to try & understand where I'm coming from. Alas...

Mark said...

Some of my ancestors were horse thieves. One of them was killed by Wyatt and the Earp brothers in the famous OK Corral gunfight in Tombstone Arizona.

I am not proud of my ancestors. My family's history is what it is.

Because I am descended from horse thieves, it doesn't make horse thievery noble.

Susannah said...

Yes Mark. It's not the 'horse thievery' that I'm really even talking about; and you're right - it's not noble. But just b/c 'horse thievery' existed, does not remove your ancestors from a place in history, otherwise...

And on the other side of my family, it's fabled that my Great, Great Grandfather was a pirate, who eventually was hung from the bow of his ship in the Charleston Harbor...and actually, I find that story quite intriguing, if I'm honest. Not sayin' his piracy was right, but it makes my history rich...and very human, which I find quite a relief, actually.

Joe said...

My uncle was a theif. He was also a magician.

One day he was running from the law and turned into a drug store.

He stepped on the scale and got a weigh.

Susannah said...

JOE!! That's really bad...are you makin' fun of us?? ;)

Joe said...

Susannah: Not really. I'm just a purveyor of bad jokes, and the discussion brought that one to mind.