"The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many',
and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites.' "
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Nicely stated.
 -- Logan, Memphis, TN     
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     -- Mike, Norwalk      
    As stand-up comedy this is not bad, but as a meaningful quote it is nothing more than... well... stand-up comedy...
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US     
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    Are you so scared of our government that you can't even laugh at a joke?
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
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    Too true!
     -- Bob, Eugene, OR     
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    Many jokes are based on a kernel of truth.
     -- Andy, Yamaguchi, Japan     
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    This is more than a kernel of truth. It is the whole ear of corn, cob and all. In fact, if you don't give them enough of your kernels, they'll come after you with the cob.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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    Has there ever been a finer definition?
     -- David L. Rosenthal     
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     -- E Archer, NYC      
    Of course this is not the meaning of the word but who can deny that some of the politicians are not parasites?????
     -- Stathis, Athens, Greece     
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    Nothing is more true. A 5 star rating is just not enough!
     -- Don, BC     
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     -- Anonymous      
    very much true
     -- kevin, Manila, Philippines     
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    Really Larry Hardiman??? My Grandfather heard this exact quote in the very early 1900s. He told it to me often. How Old is Larry Hardiman anyway?
     -- Kaz, Costa Mesa, CA     
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    5 stars times 10.
     -- jim k, Austin     
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