A Russian Jew named Jacob was finally allowed to emigrate to Israel.
At the Moscow airport, a customs inspector found a statue of Lenin in his luggage. "What is this?"
Jacob replied, "Wrong question, comrade. You should have asked 'Who is this?' This is Comrade Lenin. He laid the foundations of Socialism and created the future prosperity of the Russian people. I am taking it with me as a memory of our dear hero.
"The Russian customs official sent him on his way.
At Tel Aviv airport, the Israeli customs official also asked "What is this?"
"Wrong question, sir. You should be asking 'Who is this?' This, my friend, is Lenin, the bastard who caused me, a Jew, to leave Russia. I take this statue as a reminder to curse him every day."
The Israeli official sent him on his way.
When he settled in his new home, Jacob placed the statue on a table. The following evening, he invited friends and relatives to dinner.
Spotting the statue, one of his cousins asked, "Who is this?"
Jacob replied, "Wrong question. You should have asked 'What is this?' This is five kilograms of solid gold that I managed to bring with me without having to pay any customs duty or tax."
The Moral: "Politics is when you can tell the same crap in different ways to fool different people and come out smelling like a rose."
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
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A NASA software engineer for more than 20 years (retired), Egyptology hobbyist and ARCE-NC board of directors member for 25 years, former reporter and copy editor for the Kansas City Star and Louisville Courier-Journal. I favor open source development, Linux, network neutrality, medical care as a right and not a privilege, the ACLU, freedom of religion, and freedom of speech, among other things.
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