Uncle John's Political Briefs

Uncle John's Political Briefs

Bathroom Readers' Institute

Language: English

Pages: 288

ISBN: 1607105608

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Uncle John's Political Briefs

Bathroom Readers' Institute

Language: English

Pages: 288

ISBN: 1607105608

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


No one skewers public servants of all political stripes like Uncle John! Here’s a no-holds-barred look at the history and lunacy of our govern-mental machine. Starting with the birth of democracy in the western world, you’ll learn how today’s political landscape was shaped and get an inside look at how government works (and doesn’t work)--from Main Street to Wall Street to Pennsylvania Avenue to the world stage. These 288 pages consist of the most eye-opening political articles from the BRI’s 25-year-history, plus a few all-new pieces ripped from the election-year headlines. So do your civic duty and read about…

Toilet diplomacy
Gingrich vs. the Glitterati
Why a donkey? Why an elephant?
Animals that ran for office…and won
The island election that was buried by a volcanic eruption
The birth, death, and rebirth of America’s major political parties
Why the first U.S. congresswoman had to hide in a phone both
The rapper who (nearly) took a swing at Romney
The Russian czar who taxed the human soul
The secret plot to take down FDR
Poisonous pundits
And much, much more!

This Is Why You're Fat: Where Dreams Become Heart Attacks

The Mile

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Jingle Bell Christmas

Look at This F*cking Hipster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

India, Italy, Ethiopia, and Bangladesh). And then there’s the queen of England. The U.K. is a constitutional monarchy, which means that it is has a democratic government that evolved over time out of an absolute monarchy. Over hundreds of years, the kings and queens of England gradually lost their political power to parliament. Today, the queen is a figurehead—she plays the same role in former British colonies like Canada and Australia—though she does so through an appointed governor-general who

to be used as an emergency brake. • In Christiansburg, Virginia, it’s a crime to imitate the sound of a police whistle. • It’s against the law in Iowa to charge people to watch a one-armed pianist perform. • In Missouri, men are legally required to have a permit to shave. • It’s a crime in Long Beach, California, to curse while playing miniature golf. • It’s against the law in Oklahoma to display a hypnotized person in a window. • In Israel, it’s illegal to pick your nose on the Sabbath. •

emperor entered the hall. He printed 25¢ and 50¢ banknotes…which were accepted by local businesses. When the San Francisco Police arrested him for lunacy, the judge dressed down the officers for detaining a man who “had shed no blood, robbed no one, and despoiled no country, which is more than can be said for most fellows in the king line.” Even city hall played along, picking up the tab for Norton’s 50¢-a-night “Imperial Palace” (a room in a boardinghouse), and buying him a new set of clothes

Denmark’s first independent legislator in 50 years. “I don’t know anything about politics,” he said, “but now I get an education…with full salary!” * * * “I never vote for anybody. I only vote against.” —W. C. Fields Since its independence from Spain in 1825, Bolivia has had almost 200 governments. THE ONLY PRESIDENT TO… You may know that Richard Nixon was the only U.S. president to resign or that Grover Cleveland was the only president to serve two nonconsecutive terms. Here are a few

rational thought (the word illuminati means “the enlightened ones” in Latin). Weishaupt and his cronies were fiercely opposed by the monarchs of Europe and by the Catholic Church, which is why they had to meet and communicate in secret. German author Johann Goethe was a member. In the United States, both Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson were accused of being members and denied it, but both wrote favorably about Weishaupt and his efforts. What They’re Blamed For: This group has been

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