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My Final Last Words, Finally, Well Almost (standard:Inspirational stories, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 29 2012Views/Reads: 1300/764Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
If I heard it once, I have heard it a million times and this week was no exception. In fact, the words carelessly tumble from my lips on many occasions, some of which have been perilously near the conclusion of my sermons. Most preachers never conclude th
 



If I heard it once, I have heard it a million times and this week was no
exception. In fact, the words carelessly tumble from my lips on many 
occasions, some of which have been perilously near the conclusion of my 
sermons. Most preachers never conclude their sermons, they just quit 
when they cannot indulge the congregation another minute longer. 

Someone once asked a famous preacher what it meant when he said, "Now,
in conclusion ..." He thought for a moment and then replied, "Nothing." 


Preachers are not the only ones inflicted with this verbosity virus.
Watching a news broadcast recently, I heard a politician tumble 
headlong into the same abyss; "We're going to make some changes around 
here," he proclaimed, "and that's my final word on the subject." 

It does not really matter which politician pontificated thusly, for all
of them have said it at one time or another and usually it is never 
their "final word" on any subject. 

Several things are wrong with that statement. 

First, when a politician uses the word "we're" he never means to include
himself. It is just a word he uses to confuse the subject at hand. 
Someone once made this observation, "if all the politicians were laid 
end to end I would not be surprised." 

Secondly, the only change most politicians are interested in is the
change in my pocket. They have committees devoted to figuring out how 
they can change the change in my pocket to their pocket. The slickness 
to which they do this is most remarkable. 

Thirdly, there is no such thing as a "final word" among politicians.
Every politician insists on having the last word on any subject even 
though he knows nothing about the subject at hand. 

It is rumored by some unidentified source that the entire political
sorority has one brain, which they share. The Democrats have the left 
side, the Republicans have the right side and they have one intent; 
mouth in motion at all times. Since they share the same mouth, they 
both sound alike. When a politician has nothing to say you can be sure 
he will say it most profusely. Today, the only difference between a 
Republican and a Democrat is the spelling. One can spell in the other 
cannot. 

Every politician has two faces, before the election and after election.
What a politician says before being elected has absolutely no 
relationship with what he or she will say after the election. The only 
thing absolutely certain is the newly elected politician will have a 
lot to say, but not much. 

Once elected their only strategy is to stay elected. They will do
everything and anything to get my vote. I vote they all be 
elec-tro-cuted. Nothing would be cuter. 

One thing that can be said about the political institution in our
country, it is an equal opportunity liars club. Women have as much 
opportunity to join this truth-challenged extravaganza as the men. 

I do not know who makes better liars, men or women. The feminine side of
this auspicious group has made a miraculous progress in catching up to 
their male counterparts. They both seemed quite adept in the practice. 

Many elected officials go to great lengths to keep their constituency
from knowing where they stand on the issues. They are seated on 
committees so they do not have to reveal where they stand. They are 
good at sitting and pontificating but bad when it comes to standing for 
anything, which makes them believe their constituency will fall for 
anything. And we usually do. 

The lawmakers of our day are great "change agents," to use a
contemporary phrase. Their opinion on important issues changes with 
every new poll published. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on 
your point of view, for our friendly politicians, opinion polls can be 
given every hour on the hour. 



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