Archive for October 14th, 2010

Ronald Reagan to the Rescue

October 14, 2010


The Dailly Review - Dec 14, 1966


Surprise, Governor Reagan! Look what I left for you.


The Daily Review - Jan 22, 1967


Cut his! No, his! — The finger pointing begins.


The Daily Review - Feb 1, 1967


Yes, he did. And now you’re a spoiled brat! Suck it up; I will be cutting your allowance.


The Daily Review - Feb 3, 1967


This one is my favorite. Wish you were here to do it again, Mr. Reagan.


The Daily Review - Feb 5, 1967


Imagine that, a politician who kept his promises!


The Daily Review - Feb 12, 1967


Let’s Become Old-Fashioned

“WHAT GOES UP must come down” is a phrase which can’t help but date you.

Chances are you were molded and shaped in the pre-rocket era when what went up really did come down.

And chances are you believed the same thing about taxes. They might go up every now and then, but as more and more persons contributed and things got better, taxes were likely to come down.

No doubt about it. Things are very different today.

What goes up doesn’t necessarily come down.

That applies to rockets as well as to taxes. Maybe even more so to taxes than rockets.

REPUBLICAN Gov. Ronald Reagan likewise dates himself when he tries to trim bureaucracy before levying new taxes. Consider these “old-fashioned” words spoken by the governor last week:

“I’m still sitting here, little stubborn me, insisting that more figures be shown to prove the need of all the taxes we’re talking about. I want to have it shown to me in dollars and cents that everyone of them is absolutely necessary.

“I don’t want to add a tax on because I found out, and this is true of any government, including our own, that governments don’t tax to get the money they need.

Governments always need the money they get. And I’m interested in us not getting the money unless it’s proven that we need it.”

Terribly old-fashioned isn’t he.

THERE’S A RUMOR that he even believes in the law of supply and demand. That law, of course, has been out of vogue for ages.

In big government what goes up keeps going up.

And the taxpayer supplies as much as the government demands.

Gov. Edmund G. Brown never had any trouble adjusting to this “modern” way of life.

What’s with Reagan? He isn’t even trying.

Daily Review (Hayward, California) Feb 12, 1967

A Dowager’s Advice

October 14, 2010





Advice to Unmarried Ladies.

Found among some MSS. of a late Dowager.

If you have blue eyes — languish.

If black eyes — leer.

If you have pretty feet — wear short petticoats.

If you are the least doubtful as to that point — let them be rather long.

If you have good teeth — don’t forget to laugh now and then.

If you have bad ones — you must only simper.

While you are young — sit with your face to the light.

When you are a little advanced — sit with your back to the window.

If you have a bad voice — always speak in a low tone.

If it is acknowledged that you have a fine voice — never speak in a high tone.

If you dance well — dance but seldom.

If you dance ill — never dance at all.

If you sing well – make no previous excuses.

If you sing indifferently — hesitate not a moment when you are asked, for few persons are competent judges of singing, but every one is sensible of a desire to please.

If in conversation, you think a person wrong — rather hint of a difference of opinion, than offer a contradiction.

If you find a person telling an absolute falsehood — let it pass over in silence, for it is not worth your while to any one your enemy by proving him a liar.

It is always in your power to make a friend by smiles — what a folly to make enemies by frowns.

When you have an opportunity to praise — do it with all your heart.

When you are forced to blame — appear, at least, to do it with reluctance.

If you are envious of another woman — never show it but by allowing her every good quality and perfection except those which she really possesses.

If you wish to let the world know you are in love with a particular man — treat him with formality, and every one else with ease and freedom.

If you are disposed to be pettish or insolent — it is better to exercise your ill humor on your dog, your cat, or your servant, than your friends.

If you would preserve beauty — rise early.

If you would preserve esteem — be gentle.

If you would obtain power — be condescending.

If you would live happy — endeavor to promote the happiness of others.

Southport American (Southport, Wisconsin) Jul 11, 1849