The Wisdom Of Children

There is an old adage, “Sometimes out of the mouth of babes comes great wisdom and ideas.” The bit of humor below illustrates the ongoing validity of this adage.

A Democrat Congressman was seated next to a little girl on an airplane so he turned to her and said, “Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.”

The little girl, who had just started to read her book, replied to the total stranger, What would you want to talk about?”

“Oh, I don’t know,” said the congressman. “How about global warming, universal health care, or stimulus packages?” as he smiled smugly.

“OK,” she said. “but let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff – grass. Yet a deer poops little pellets, a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps. Why is that?”

The legislator, visibly surprised by the little girl’s intelligence, thinks about it and says, “Hmmm, I have no idea.”

To which the little girl replies, “Do you really feel qualified to discuss global warming, universal health care, or the economy, when you don’t know shit?”

The congressman remained quiet for the rest of the flight.

All humor aside, it is a sad thing for America and her children it will take far more than a few words of wisdom to finally and permanently silence these Liberals who are hell-bent on destroying the very fabric of our country of our nation. Let us all hope that well-deserved ridicule and our votes are enough to quash them. Elsewise we must needs resort to fire, blood, and steel to remove them or perish as people forevermore.

For now though, enjoy the humor in this as you can. 😉

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15 Responses to “The Wisdom Of Children”

  1. Astasia Says:

    Really? You think liberals are hell-bent on destroying our country?

    I work every day to try to help people. I’ve always thought that I was doing the exact opposite.

  2. jonolan Says:


    I’m sure you do and I’m equally sure that you think you are actually helping them and society as a whole. That’s why it’s nearly impossible to convince Liberals of how destructive they are to America; they truly believe that they’re helping.

    Take your own field of expertise as an example and your views of how the law should be applied to it. That alone makes a good case that you’d go too great length to help people you think of as victims and it is those lengths, not the goal, that is most likely to destroy America.

  3. the chaplain Says:

    Let us all hope that well-deserved ridicule and our votes are enough to quash them. Elsewise we must needs resort to fire, blood, and steel to remove them or perish as people forevermore.

    I’ll assume you mean this metaphorically. The reason I have to wonder is because morons like Sharon Angle seem to mean shit like this literally. I hope you don’t seriously mean to imply that Americans should resort to violence to settle their differences. Excuse me, but that’s no way to mold and hold together a society. If you seriously mean that your vision of society includes the idea that might makes right – fire, blood, steel and the like – count me out.

  4. jonolan Says:

    No, I don’t mean it metaphorically. I mean it literally.

    This nation was born in fire, blood, and steel and, if needs be and no other alternatively can be found, it can be reborn in that crucible as well.

    I am, perhaps, less sanguine about that final option though than Angle’s rhetoric makes her sound and would prefer to exhaust all other options first.

  5. the chaplain Says:

    Don’t you see any disconnect between the fact that you and I are exercising our right to free speech and your desire to “finally and permanently silence … Liberals?”

  6. Spanish Inquisitor Says:

    It was a funny joke when I got it, because it was a Republican in the plane with the little girl. It’s equally funny when told innocuously substituting Democrats, libertarians, economists, Senators or anyone else.

    However what you added just took all the humor out of it.

    You idea of humor seems to match your visage. You must be fun at parties.

  7. jonolan Says:

    No, Chaplain, I see no disconnect at all. There are times for words and there are times for deeds. Thankfully I can still believe we Americans can still pull this countries collective nuts out of the fire with a minimum of violence.

    I do, however, realize that I could be wrong and make plans accordingly.

    Largely the thought brings me little or no joy, although in a few cases – Spanish Inquisition being one after a quick glance at its blog – I think I might enjoy taking his ears after I made it watch me do for any kin it might have.

    Since the Harrisburg, PA area isn’t that far from me, if things go completely to shit, perhaps I find some solace after all.

  8. Astasia Says:

    I had automatically assumed it was a metaphor – I couldn’t fathom a rational* individual really believing that you would need to murder democratically elected officials in order to further your political agenda.

    *Not rational in the Machiavellian sense of the word, though, obviously.

  9. PhillyChief Says:

    You’re welcome to try and take my ears, cupcake.

  10. jonolan Says:


    Why? Though, admittedly, if it comes to that sad end it be a failure to focus on the politicians who are largely just a symptom of the problem.

    You see the rational mind looks at a problem and tries to discover solutions for it. Such a mind does not eliminate options purely because they’re unpleasant or risky; it categorizes and prioritizes them accordingly instead.

    Let’s reverse it – if the country was actually getting closer and closer to some sort of quasi-Orwellian Christian theocracy, would you blithely go about your business irrespective of who was being elected to office?

  11. Astasia Says:

    I’m too much of a pacifist to really properly answer that. I suppose there are those on the left who probably would happily take up arms to fight off a Christian theocracy. I just am not violent, nor do I see myself turning to violent measures. I would much rather flee the country then murder for politics.

    I understand what you mean by leaving ‘all options open,’ but when weighing costs/benefits, taking into account the value of human life, it would, for me, essentially be a non-option. But, I consider eating meat a non-option, too, because I’m just that much of a soft-hearted liberal. 😉

  12. jonolan Says:

    I think that there’s a very fundamental philosophical difference between us, Astasia, when it comes to the value of human life.

    You say the “value of human life,” but you really seem to mean the the “value of human death” which you weigh against other things.

    I say the “value of human life” and I mean the value of the life and its ability to be lived and weigh that against against other things, including the loss of it.

  13. milton Says:

    won’t you be my neighbor?

    is it safe to assume mr. murky pond had never stepped foot on a battlefield? not metaphorically speaking… just a question i felt i had to ask.

  14. jonolan Says:

    I’m sure that would make you better and reinforce your views, but that wouldn’t be a safe assumption on your part.

  15. milton Says:

    no that actually doesn’t make me better. it makes me sad for you. seeing death and killing hasn’t changed your perspective, as it usually does to 99% of soldiers returning from war. you sound like you’d be a good mercenary or something.

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