Ronald Reagan on taxation

The government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:

If it moves, tax it.

If it keeps moving, regulate it.

And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

Ronald Reagan

John B. McLemore on the efficiency of government officials

These motherfuckers would have five guys to jack their damn dick off.

One to put the condom on, and one to rub the Vaseline on, and four more to file the fucking papers, and the environmentalist would clean up the damn contamination and analyze all the byproducts, and declare the jack-off site to be a superfund place.

S-Town podcast

John B. McLemore on the state of the nation

We ain’t nothun’ but a nation of god damn chickenshit, horseshit, tattletale, pissy-ass, whiny, fat, flabby, out-of-shape facebook-lookun’, damn twerk-fest, peekin’ out the windas an’ slippin’ around listenin’ on the cell phone an’ spyin in the peep hole an’ peepin in the crack o’ the god damn door an’ listenin’ in the fuckun’ sheetrock.

Mr Putin pleeease, show some fuckun’ mercy. I mean c’mon, drop the fuckun’ bomb, won’t choo?

(Sigh) I gotta have me some tea.

S Town, Chapter V – 47:53

Ideals

‘That’s my trouble, you know,’ Yossarian mused sympathetically, folding his arms. ‘Between me and every ideal I always find Scheisskopfs, Peckems, Korns and Cathcarts. And that sort of changes the ideal.’

Joseph Heller, Catch-22

Racial Prejudice

‘Racial prejudice is a terrible thing, Yossarian. It really is. It’s a terrible thing to treat a decent, loyal Indian like a nigger, kike, wop or spic.’ Chief White Halfoat nodded slowly with conviction.

Joseph Heller, Catch-22