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Jerry Friedman Patronising jokes about Americans (188* d) RE: Patronising jokes about Americans 21 Oct 99


Pobre México, tan lejos de Dios, tan cerca a los Estados Unidos.

--Porfirio Díaz, dictator of Mexico for thirty years.

("Poor Mexico, so far from God, so close to the United States." This may be the original of Barbara's joke about God and the Archangel Michael.)

Gint asked how you can trust someone who spends millions to be president, a job that only pays thousands. Gint, they don't spend their money. (Unless they happened to be named Forbes.) The ability to spend large amounts of other people's money is exactly what we're looking for.

Bedlam, I think Tom Lehrer gets credit for that song about Ted Kennedy.


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