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Petty thievery is a more profitable job than pool hustling, which it resembles, requires far less talent and training, and is equally devoid of promise.

~ Robert Byrne

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A promising young man should go into politics so that he can go on promising for the rest of his life.

~ Robert Byrne

Historical happenings

10/28/1768 Germans and Acadians join French Creoles in their armed revolt against the Spanish governor of New Orleans.

10/28/1886 ~ The Statue of Liberty, originally named Liberty Enlightening the World, is dedicated at Liberty Island, N. Y., formerly Bedloe’s Island, by President Grover Cleveland

10/28/1919 ~ Over President Woodrow Wilson‘s veto, Congress passes the National Prohibition Act, or Volstead Act, named after its promoter, Congressman Andrew J. Volstead. It provides enforcement guidelines for the Prohibition Amendment.

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Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.

~ Milton Friedman

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If everybody in this town connected with politics had to leave town because of chasing women and drinking, you would have no government.

~ Barry Goldwater

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One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician’s objective. Election and power are.

~ Cal Thomas