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  • 21

    A Favorite of 27 users

    "Greatness comes not when things go always good for you, but the greatness comes when you are really tested, and you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes, because only if you have been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain."

    Posted by Anonymous  ID#:9309
  • 22

    A Favorite of 27 users

    SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The state takes one and gives it to someone else.
    COMMUNISM: You have two cows. The state takes both and gives you milk.
    FASCISM: You have two cows. The state takes both and sells you milk.
    NAZISM: You have two cows. The state takes both and shoots you.
    BUREAUCRACY: You have two cows. The state takes both, kills one, and spills the milk in the sewage system.
    CAPITALISM: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull.

    Posted by mgriff  ID#:23713
  • 23

    A Favorite of 27 users

    'Twas The Night Before Christmas for a Soldier

    Twas the night before Christmas, he lived all alone,
    In a one bedroom house made of plaster & stone.
    I had come down the chimney with presents to give
    And to see just who in this home did live.
    I looked all about a strange sight I did see,
    No tinsel, no presents, not even a tree.
    No stocking by the fire, just boots filled with sand,
    On the wall hung pictures of far distant lands.
    With medals and badges, awards of all kind
    A sober thought came through my mind.
    For this house was different, so dark and dreary,
    I knew I had found the home of a soldier, once I could see clearly.
    I heard stories about them, I had to see more
    So I walked down the hall and pushed open the door.
    And there he lay sleeping silent alone,
    Curled up on the floor in his one bedroom home.
    His face so gentle, his room in such disorder,
    Not how I pictured a United States soldier.
    Was this the hero of whom I’d just read?
    Curled up in his poncho, a floor for his bed?
    His head was clean shaven, his weathered face tan,
    I soon understood this was more than a man.
    For I realized the families that I saw that night
    Owed their lives to these men who were willing to fight.
    Soon ‘round the world, the children would play,
    And grownups would celebrate on a bright Christmas day.
    They all enjoyed freedom each month of the year,
    Because of soldiers like this one lying here.
    I couldn’t help wonder how many lay alone
    On a cold Christmas Eve in a land far from home.
    Just the very thought brought a tear to my eye,
    I dropped to my knees and started to cry.
    The soldier awakened and I heard a rough voice,
    "Santa don’t cry, this life is my choice;
    I fight for freedom, I don’t ask for more,
    my life is my God, my country, my Corps."
    With that he rolled over and drifted off into sleep,
    I couldn’t control it, I continued to weep.
    I watched him for hours, so silent and still,
    I noticed he shivered from the cold night’s chill.
    So I took off my jacket, the one made of red,
    And I covered this Soldier from his toes to his head.
    And I put on his T-shirt of gray and black,
    With an eagle and an Army patch embroidered on back.
    And although it barely fit me, I began to swell with pride,
    And for a shining moment, I was United States Army deep inside.
    I didn’t want to leave him on that cold dark night,
    This guardian of honor so willing to fight.
    Then the soldier rolled over, whispered with a voice so clean and pure,
    "Carry on Santa, it’s Christmas Day, all is secure."
    One look at my watch, and I knew he was right,
    Merry Christmas my friend, and to all a good night!

    Posted by Irish_Girl  ID#:88804
  • 24

    A Favorite of 26 users

    politicians declare wars, generals fight battles, and the ordinary foot soldiers do the dying.

    Posted by patr10t1  ID#:402861
  • 25

    A Favorite of 24 users

    Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war, you can only be killed once.

    Posted by HHPFG  ID#:177587
  • 26

    A Favorite of 23 users

    Democrats say -- "Give a man a fish."
    Republicans say -- "Teach a man to fish."
    Libertarians say -- "Go fish!"

    Posted by Anonymous  ID#:6740
  • 27

    A Favorite of 22 users

    Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.

    Posted by sgeissler  ID#:31722
  • 28

    A Favorite of 22 users

    For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.

    Posted by Akiratheoni  ID#:45755
  • 29

    A Favorite of 22 users

    “What is right?” is a question. “Who is right?” is an argument.

    Posted by Anonymous  ID#:515663
  • 30

    A Favorite of 21 users

    It is better to die for an idea that will live, than to live for an idea that will die.

    Posted by nkosit3  ID#:18539
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