A Fairly Succinct Analysis of the True Nature of Government


“Government is like watching another man pissing in your boot. Someone feels better but it certainly isn’t you.”

— Orson Scott Card, Heartfire

Filed under: Overheard


  1. Or, as George Bush once said, “They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it’s some kind of federal program.”

    Comment by Jim Cassie — 4.19.2010 @ 6:54 pm

  2. Shades of Pete Dexter’s latest, “Spooner.” As a young lad, Spooner sneaks into annoying neighbors’ houses and pisses in their shoes, often leaving them in the refrigerator…kind of like what the State does to the locals…

    Comment by Robyn Boyer — 4.19.2010 @ 8:43 pm

  3. Actually, this is a better example of the Republicans’ “trickle down” philosophy.

    Comment by StevefromSacto — 4.20.2010 @ 10:32 am

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