Friday, August 28, 2015

Quote of the Day

As seen on the Internet today:

Donald trump is the best thing that has happened to US politics since sliced bread! - jr

Very few people realize just how much the invention of sliced bread improved US politics. Many would not expect a strong connection between sliced bread and politics but that is simply not the case. For those unaware, please allow me to enlighten you.

Sliced Bread

Sliced bread is a loaf of bread that has been sliced with a machine and packaged for convenience. It was first sold in 1928, advertised as "the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped". This led to the popular phrase, "the greatest thing since sliced bread".

The invention of sliced bread, in 1928, along with other rapid advancements in factory automation, ushered in a whole new era of "Great" political things, especially over the next few years or so.

It led to the abandonment of the gold standard. It also led to the creation of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, Homeowners Loan Corporation, Tennessee Valley Authority, Agricultural Adjustment Act, National Industrial Recovery Act, Public Works Administration, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Glass–Steagall Act, Securities Act of 1933, Civil Works Administration, Social Security Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, and so on, and so on. Yes, the invention of the automated sliced bread machine helped create a really big political New Deal. Thanks Great Depression!

In sharp contrast, Trump's "new deal" will build us the Great Trump Wall! I just hope it will include gift shops where Trump hats and Trump bottled water will be sold. And maybe, just maybe, the Great Trump Wall will be built with a mighty golden throne where a modern day Pharoah might sit. One can dream.

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