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09-06-2015, 10:08 PM
Back in the late 60's, while growing up as a Kid, my BFF's Father was a North Carolina Redneck...he had that slow Southern drawl, and I loved that Guy ! R.I.P.

He used to say I was a "piece of work"...As a Chicago-born Yankee, I KNEW that probably wasn't a compliment, but he always said it with a smile on his face...

Fast forward, many years later, to a Jimmy Buffett and Toby Keith song..."Piece of Work"...

Yes...that pretty much describes me in adulthood !!! :D


"I'm the CEO of the mail room Clerks..."


09-06-2015, 10:46 PM
Urban Dictionary: piece of work (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=piece+of+work)

maybe this is what he meant...

a person who is both crazed and bizarre, yet charming at the same time

09-06-2015, 10:55 PM
Urban Dictionary: piece of work (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=piece+of+work)

maybe this is what he meant...

Yup...that would be me !!! :D


09-08-2015, 11:09 PM
Back in the 70s in SC an expression often used about me and the wife, both yankees, was "you are a mess". Said with a smile. Southerners are like that.


09-08-2015, 11:13 PM
Back in the 70s in SC an expression often used about me and the wife, both yankees, was "you are a mess". Said with a smile. Southerners are like that.

POLived in Charleston for around 33 years BUBBA! Been there done that there! Bless your Heart!

06-23-2019, 03:41 PM
Subject: Timeless quotes...some been around, some haven't
Some wisdom here!
1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion: that one useless man is a
shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress. ~ John Adams

2. If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the
newspaper you are misinformed. ~ Mark Twain

3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.
But then I repeat myself. ~ Mark Twain

4. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man
standing in a bucket & trying to lift himself up by the handle.
~ Winston Churchill

5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the
support of Paul. ~ George Bernard Shaw

6. A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which
debt he proposes to pay off with your money. ~ G. Gordon Liddy

7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on
what to have for dinner. ~ James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

8. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in
rich countries to rich people in poor countries. ~ Douglas Casey

9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car
keys to teenage boys. ~ P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to
live at the expense of everybody else. ~ Frederic Bastiat, French Economist

11. Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short
phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it
stops moving, subsidize it. ~ Ronald Reagan (1986)

12. I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
~ Will Rogers

13. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it
costs when it's free! ~ P.J. O'Rourke

14. In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as
possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. ~ Voltaire

15. Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean
politics won't take an interest in you! ~ Pericles (430 B.C.)

16. No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the Legislature is in
session. ~ Mark Twain (1866 )

17. Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it. ~ Anonymous

18. The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy
appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. ~ Ronald Reagan

19. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the
blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of
misery. ~ Winston Churchill

20. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the
taxidermist leaves the skin. ~ Mark Twain

21. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is
to fill the world with fools. ~ Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher

22. There is no distinctly Native American criminal class. Save
Congress. ~ Mark Twain

23. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
~ Edward Langley, Artist (1928 - 1995)

24. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong
enough to take everything you have. ~ Thomas Jefferson

06-23-2019, 04:28 PM
Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature…. If the next centennial does not find us a great nation … it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.

--James Garfield, the twentieth president of the United States, 1877