Ranking: 2.38 / 37
Two old-time political aides are walking through a shabby, overgrown cemetery, writing down names from the headstones.
One of the men works very fast, stopping only by upright stones where he can read the names clearly.
The other works deliberately, gone from one stone to the next, kneeling down and clearing away the grass and wiping away the grime in order to see the name clearly.
"Why are you spending so much time doing that?" the first man asked.
"I'll tell you," the second man said. "This is a free country with a Constitution and everything. Each one of the people has as much right as the next to cast his vote."
Thanks to: Ego Nemo - USA.
rec.:Dec/18/2009 pub.:Jan/4/2010 sent:Jan/13/2010
Ranking: 2.07 / 59
When the maintenance men removed the 10 Commandments from the courthouse, nobody said anything - until the statue fell off the dolly and cracked a little. Everybody yelled, "Run!"
Thanks to: Fred Imel - Oklahoma City - OK - United States Minor Outlying Islands
rec.:Aug/28/2003 pub.:Sep/12/2003 sent:Apr/5/2004
Ranking: 2.04 / 45
“What do you think of Red China?” One woman asked another during a party on world affairs.
“Oh, I don’t know,” said the other woman. “I guess it would be all right if you use it on a white tablecloth.”
Thanks to: Anonymous - USA.
rec.:Jun/24/2005 pub.:Jun/24/2005 sent:Jul/20/2005
Ranking: 2.07 / 42
Q: How many Stalinists would it have taken to change a light bulb during the first 5 year plan?
A: None, for if the light bulb needed changing then comrade Stalin -- the most wonderous man alive and the embodiment of all that we Marxist-Leninist-Stalinists hold dear and aspire to -- would have foreseen the fact that the light bulb needed changing and so organized the 5 year plan to replace the light bulb before it needed changing from the vast stock of light bulbs which the plan had produced -- stocks in excess of the amount originally planned, for the workers were inspired by their love of Stalin and the Socialist Motherland to work harder and produce more, using less!
Thanks to: Mark Oberholz - Chicago - USA.
rec.:Feb/8/2001 pub.:Feb/8/2001 sent:Feb/8/2001