Some elitist snobs blathered on about Barack Obama’s time at Columbia and Harvard as if it made up for his lack of experience. Well, I’d rather be governed by the bottom half of my old Army unit than the combined faculties of Columbia and Harvard.

Patience is the father of gentleness; love is the mother of niceness.

I once thought one needed experience, common sense, and good judgment to get elected to high office. I was wrong.

Many older people have a balanced view of their youth, they’ve forgotten about as much of it as they remember.

Congress is now concerned with manure disposal, and I wonder what they’ll do with all the stuff produced during the these past elections? Will it grow anything beside government?

Never spit into the wind, or discuss logic with a fool.

A conservative will throw a drowning man a rope and expect him to take hold of it; a liberal, because the rope’s paid for by the government, throws him both ends of it – he just can’t help himself.

When you’re tempted to say something in haste, think of the mouth as a well “bucket” that brings up what’s in the well.

When you’re hurt by gossip, pray that the Lord will help you resist giving the gossiper a holy smack upside the head – and strength, if He tells you to go ahead and do it.

There’s no scriptural basis for the claim that the Lord first practiced on idiots and politicians before getting serious.

When we get hungry, we get up and hustle something to eat. When we get lonely, we should get up and hustle someone to love.

Love is that fresh breeze that fills the sails of the mind for a happy voyage through life.

Don’t try to borrow tomorrow’s problems; the loan may not be approved.

The current vice president-elect said we should want to pay more taxes, to be patriotic. Actually, I could love my country and be patriotic just as much at half the cost.

During election campaigns talk is cheap, till the big promisers get elected.