Parsing A Joke One Laugh At A Time

Found this smart little laugh on the web somewhere, and while I'm not much of a purveyor of fine humor, I found this one hilarious enough of a "trifecta infectus" to pass along...


Obama's Most Excellent Trades

Last Tuesday, as President Barack Obama disembarked the helicopter in front of the White House, he was carrying a baby piglet under each arm. The squared away Marine guard snaps to attention, salutes and says: "Nice pigs, sir."

Without missing a beat, the President replies with a wry smile, "These are not pigs—these two are authentic Arkansas Razorback Hogs. I got one for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and I got one for Speaker of The House Nancy Pelosi." The squared away Marine again snaps to attention, salutes and says, "Excellent trade, sir."

Speaking of Obama's seemingly proto-socialist and intrusive policies (wasn't I doing just that?), here's a quote worth its salt:

"You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves."

—Abraham Lincoln

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