Chuckles for August 2000



August 02
No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he had only good intentions. He had money as well. -- Margaret Thatcher, courtesy oneliners-and-proverbs.com

August 07
Ever notice when you blow in a dog's face he gets mad at you, but when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window?

August 08
Eagles may soar, but groundhogs don't get sucked into jet engines. (Courtesy siglets.com)

August 09
Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.(Courtesy siglets.com)

August 10
A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.

August 14
``I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?'' -- Benjamin Disraeli

August 15
Why didn't the dog speak to his foot?
It's not polite to talk back to your paw.

August 15
Why didn't the dog speak to his foot? It's not polite to talk back to your paw.

August 16
What's O. J. Simpson's Internet address? Slash, slash, backslash, slash, slash, escape.

August 17
What's the difference between a lawyer and God? God doesn't think he's a lawyer.

August 18
The main accomplishment of almost all organized protests is to annoy people who are not in them.

August 21
And on the eighth day God said, "O.K. Murphy. You take over."

August 22
Conversation-ender: "I can't remember if I'm the good twin or the evil one."

August 23
As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in schools. (Oneliners-and-proverbs.com)

August 24
Conversation ender: ``Let me show you how the guards used to do it.''

August 25
There are three kinds of people: those who can count and those who can't.

August 28
It's not hard to meet expenses -- they're everywhere.

August 29
Don't use a big word where a diminutive one will suffice.

August 30
Cards you'll never see at Hallmark: ``We have been friends for a very long time . . . What do you say we call it quits?''

August 31
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way.

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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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