What follows below is claimed to be the work of Jeff Foxworthy. It is not. Perhaps he wishes he did pen it. According to SNOPES, this is the work of Fritz Edmunds at Politically True. God Bless him!

I attended ZumFest in Stuttgart, Germany last Saturday. Had a break after work. 10,000 people walking around carrying a liter of beer in hand, drinking in public and listening to music. Hardly any police in sight and everyone very well behaved. (Although there was a sad white guy trying to dance to a Bob Marley tune. He won the “white man” can’t dance contest.) Believe it or not, Americans have less freedom today than do the the Germans.

So Fritz, here’s to you (and if you want me to take this down, please let me know).

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally … you might live in a country founded by geniuses and run by idiots.

If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion … you might live in a country founded by geniuses and run by idiots.

If the only school curriculum allowed to explain how we got here is evolution, but your government stops a $15 million construction project to keep a rare spider from evolving to extinction … you might live in a country founded by geniuses and run by idiots.

If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book, but not to vote for who runs your government … you might live in a country founded by geniuses and run by idiots.

If your government believes that using steroids or other drugs will ruin your life, but throwing you in prison for years will not … you might live in a country founded by geniuses and run by idiots.

If your government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt … you might live in a country founded by geniuses and run by idiots.

If, in the largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a 24-ounce soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat … you might live in a country founded by geniuses and run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman can be strip-searched by the TSA but a woman in a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched … you might live in a country founded by geniuses and run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more … you might live in a country founded by geniuses and run by idiots.

If a seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable … you might live in a country founded by geniuses and run by idiots.

If children are forcibly removed from parents who discipline them with spankings while children of addicts are left in filth and drug infested “homes”… you might live in a country founded by geniuses and run by idiots.

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government intrusion, while not working is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing, and free cell phones … you might live in a country founded by geniuses and run by idiots.

If your government’s plan for getting people back to work is to incentivize NOT working with 99 weeks of Unemployment checks and no requirement to prove they applied but can’t find work … you might live in a country founded by geniuses and run by idiots.

If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big screen TV while your neighbor buys iPhones, TVs and new cars, and your government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage … you might live in a country founded by geniuses and run by idiots.

If your government believes that the way to make a school of unarmed children safe is to pass another law, this time with the illusion that three 10-round magazines in a rifle is safer than a 30-round magazine … you might live in a country founded by geniuses and run by idiots.

Well played Fritz, well played sir!

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Larry C. Johnson is a former analyst at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, who moved subsequently in 1989 to the U.S. Department of State, where he served four years as the deputy director for transportation security, antiterrorism assistance training, and special operations in the State Department's Office of Counterterrorism. He left government service in October 1993 and set up a consulting business. He currently is the co-owner and CEO of BERG Associates, LLC (Business Exposure Reduction Group) and is an expert in the fields of terrorism, aviation security, and crisis and risk management, and money laundering investigations. Johnson is the founder and main author of No Quarter, a weblog that addresses issues of terrorism and intelligence and politics. NoQuarterUSA was nominated as Best Political Blog of 2008.
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  • binky354

    I thought this was appropriate for the land of idiots segment:

    What drives our foreign policy?


    • S7teen70six

      Next Obama will ask Mitt Romney to approach the IOC to demand that Trannys be able to use whatever restroom and showering facilities they happen to identify with at the moment.

  • harvey

    “Liberals Have Nearly Destroyed the Black Community. Its Time To Return The Favor”


    • S7teen70six

      This dude totally rocks!

  • S7teen70six

    Washington Post editorial Wishful thinking on the war on terror

    THE STATE Department has shuttered 19 embassies for a week, fearing terrorist attacks. Hundreds of prisoners, including senior al-Qaeda operatives, have busted loose in prison breaks in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan. At Bagram air base in Afghanistan, The Post’s Kevin Sieff reports, U.S. forces are holding 67 non-Afghan prisoners, many of whom can’t be tried in court but are too dangerous to release.

    Meanwhile President Obama says he wants to “refine and ultimately repeal” the mandate Congress has given him to fight the war on terror. What’s going on here?

    You mean that the Washington Post has finally discovered the schizophrenic nature of Obama’s foreign policy? But surely they think he is a swell guy that will sort things out before he returns for a perpetual vacation in Hawaii. Not exactly.

    Mr. Obama is right to worry about the corrosive effect, for example on civil liberties, of perpetual war. But like all wars, this one will end only if one party is defeated or both agree to lay down their weapons. Neither appears likely any time soon, and the president’s eagerness to disengage, while understandable and in sync with U.S. public opinion, may in the end lengthen the conflict. His hope of fighting the bad guys as antiseptically as possible, with drone strikes and a minimal presence, may prove as forlorn as President Clinton’s similar effort in the 1990s, when the equivalent weapon at his disposal was cruise missiles.

    • harvey

      Obama the hybrid is the most notorious terrorist America has ever encountered to date. Half christian (when necessary) half Islamic when beneficial. Half white half black, half straight half gay, a switch hitter in every sense of the word. That is why everything he says contradicts everything he does
      “Refine and Repeal”?.

      • creeper

        You are describing a man who has absolutely no clue who or what he is.


    Just Because

    the 3D printer will change the world


    • S7teen70six

      Thank you. What a wonderful story.

    • S7teen70six

      When has Boehner obstructed any Benghazi investigation? I was under the impression that the House of Representatives has actually held hearings about Benghazi and has exposed truth. And they have additional hearings scheduled to do the same in the near future. How is this obstruction?

      Is it really time to hand this all over to a Special Prosecutor where it will be completely off the pages and out of the minds of the American people for a year or two at least? In my opinion Boehner and the House have been doing exactly the right thing.

  • S7teen70six

    Is anyone else expecting Obama to give a press conference soon to announce: If I had a white Muslim, American hating, psycho jihadist son he would look just like Nidal Hasan?

    • gracepmc

      Yes, in the service of Obama, these two are doing the dirty work not even the Dems will do.

      Yeppers McCain loudly proclaimed the military response a coup, to cover any funding issues. And then he and Miss Lindsey lobbied for the release of the MB “prisoners”.

      They are probably hoping Obama will reward their loyalty by sending them to Yemen next, perhaps as part of the Special Ops. But Miss Lindsey really doesn’t want to get down and dirty– well with guns and all that is.ll

      Still, it beats having to attend town meetings and meet their own angry street.

    • HELENK2
      • S7teen70six

        One has to wonder if the reason McCain and Graham were chosen by Obama to deliver his message to Egypt was so he could blame the failure on Republicans.

        • gracepmc

          And…under the bus they go!

          U.S. State Dept spox says Dep. Sec. Burns is (was) only White House envoy in #Egypt, not McCain & Graham, who went at Obama’s behest

          • S7teen70six

            The worst part of any of this is that both of those stooges would willingly do it again.



    overlooked yesterday in the newspaper sale was this little tidbit.
    Washington post also sold Newsweek for $1 and assumption of debt to a Sidney Harmon a stero billionaire

  • S7teen70six

    John King says that Obama Administration has been “inconsistent, conflicting and inaccurate” about Benghazi. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74oaE9OLpLA

    More information here where there is an additional video and here that discusses Erin Burnett’s Truth About Benghazi special that aired last night.

    Another video about the program can be found here that also includes an interview with Erin Burnett about her special. Actual journalism. Really good!

    Finally, the video “We are under attack” can be found here.

    • S7teen70six

      More of the show (the Return to Benghazi segment) can be found here. I haven’t seen any of this stuff before. Of course I don’t watch CNN.

      • S7teen70six

        Finally (really) another interview with Erin Burnett, New questions about Benghazi that has a few tidbits I hadn’t heard before. Just try to ignore the fact that it is Piers Morgan interviewing her.

  • HARP2

    Obama : If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina, or Savannah, Georgia, or Jacksonville, Florida — if we don’t do that, those ships are going to go someplace else.

    When did Charleston and Savannah become part of the gulf ?

    • HELENK2

      aren’t they part of the 57 states?

      • S7teen70six

        Yes, I forgot. That’s Charleston, SW South Carolina and Savannah, SW Georgia. Unless he was talking about that gulf in his skull. But seriously, could it actually be any deeper?

    • S7teen70six

      Us little people aren’t smart enough to understand what merely appear to be inconsistencies of logic delivered by his majesty Lord Obama. Consider yourself lucky that he said anything at all.

    • Deapster

      When Obama-phile Lindsey Graham became Obama’s South Carolina’s senator.

    • Deapster

      Hope to Gawd, they don’t start picking up the chatter on NQ. Though they might actually learn something if they did.

      • foxyladi14


      • S7teen70six

        The mere fact that they might learn something assures us that they won’t. It’s difficult to break the willful ignorance is bliss habit. Especially when they are giving so many free things away.



    America’s third party ” the Wobblies”

    • Deapster

      Third Party? I thought that was who got elected in 2008 and and 2012 already. Or maybe that was the Wishy-Washy party.



    backtrack cancels summit meeting with putin.

    article did not say if putin sighed with relief

    • S7teen70six

      According to Obama on Leno it’s because Putin’s Russia is not welcoming of the gay lifestyle.

    • Deapster

      They didn’t report it because it was not news. It was too obvious to be noteworthy.

      • Deapster

        As Putin has often said: Obama needs Russia; Russia don’t need Obama.

    • Deapster

      Saw a headline “Obama snubs Putin”. Wasn’t it the other way around?

      Putin snubbed Obama, when he gave Snowdon the one year free pass.

      • 0getfitnow1

        This is one of the best comments I seen re: the “snub.”


        Obama is afraid of Putin…Obama can talk smack on the Jay Leno Show
        but not face to face with Vlad. This is Vlad the former KGB cold warrior
        who kills animals with his bare hand, smashes vodka bottles over his
        head, and has young Russian ballerina babes throwing themselves before
        him in adulation of his Czar stud status…

        All this is too confusing and frightening for the Harvard educated unicorn prince.

        • Deapster

          She is a gymnast; not a ballerina babe. Much more robust for the long haul.

          Out west, we always add unicorns and rainbows as our description of the addled-headed progressive types. But good call anyway: The Harvard educated unicorn prince.

          I hope the luster of the Ivy League has gotten sorely tarnished after this last PC debacle. Much like the “best and the brightest” took a hit post-Vietnam. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

          Give us a few years of solid mid-western public university, earned scholarship recipient presidents and maybe we can turn this country around again.

        • gracepmc

          If Obama wanted to jab Putin he could appoint Martina Navratilova US Ambassador to Russia.

          I feel bad suggesting this because I admire Martina. But, it’s for the country!

          • Justine00

            Or, he could appoint Dennis Rodman.

  • KenoshaMarge

    Great line: Founded by geniuses and run by idiots. And the only reason it is run by idiots is because a majority of Americans, dead and alive, vote party or ideology instead of character and competence. But then it seems that a large number of Americans, larger all the time, lack character and competence.

    Then there the length of time these idiots rule us. And the age of those who rule.

    As of August 3, 2013, 1 senator is in her 80s, 21 are in their 70s, 37 are in their 60s, 29 are in their 50s, and 12 are in their 40s.

    34 Senators are over the age of 65 and between them have been in the senate for 588 years. Some have spent all or most of their adult lives in the Senate. Do you think that they, idiots or not have any idea what its like to live in the real world?

    And yet the idiot voters keep sending them off to Washington D.C. to ruin run our lives.

    Perfect example is Ed Markey recently elected Senator from Massachusetts. Voters had a perfect opportunity to send a bright new face to Washington and choose instead to elect an old Washington hand. At 67 Markey will more than likely die in office.

    Was there some talk about Americans voting for “Hope and Change”? As in voting for the same old crocks and hoping that they’ll change? Really?

    Congress is decidedly older than the populace it represents: Although Americans may serve in the House beginning at age 25, only 10 percent of House members have been under the age of 40 in recent years. By comparison, 22 percent of the general population and 30 percent of registered voters are between 25 and 39 years old.
    The average American is more than 20 years younger than the person who represents him or her in the House. Reformers occasionally attempt to alter this status quo. During the 1970s, constitutional amendments mandating retirement from Congress at ages ranging from 65 to 75 were discussed, but 20th-century Americans never embraced the idea of a congressional youth movement.

    • S7teen70six

      Political parties have been separating the citizenry since the beginning of our republic. The difference being that they used to do it because they sincerely cared about our country. Now the divisions are engendered for nothing more than power and the spoils of war.

      This is not to excuse the foolish idiots that continue to buy into these power games and continue to feed the beast. But slay the beast and they have nothing left to feed.

      • KenoshaMarge

        What Political Parties do, or attempt to do, may be SOP. However now they have a mega-media to help them do their dirty deeds.

        Both parties can make the most scurrilous claims about the other parties candidate and get away with it because the idiot public allows it. Everyone always says that they don’t like “dirty campaigns” yet they continue because they work.

        “They” are in power because “we” the voters put them there. If they misbehave, lie, cheat, steal and fail to keep their promises it is up to us to kick their sorry asses out of offices. But we don’t.

        We ignore the mote in our own eye and rant about the other party’s real or perceived misdeeds.

        If we have no integrity then it should come as no surprise that our elected officials don’t feel the need for any.

        • S7teen70six

          I certainly share your sense of frustration. I don’t vote for idiots. At least not intentionally. But when the choices on our ballots are limited by the parties in power there is little we can do other than to choose the lesser of two (or three) evils. The only other choice we have is to expend more energy and money than we have to find someone that really does represent our values and fight against a machine destined to kick our ass.

          • KenoshaMarge

            Those who pay attention and know at least something about candidates, other than talking points are so outnumbered by partisan fools that I see little or no hope. And with a corrupt media that hope is fading fast.

            • Deapster

              Sometimes you just have to go knocking on the doors of your own neighborhood, sharing your concerns to get changes in voting patterns so people finally stop voting against their best self-interests.

              Leave invitations on their doorsteps to come over for coffee, cookies and a political discussion. One neighborhood at a time.

              A positive letter to the editor is as powerful as media sound bites. Become the opinion setter in your community instead of “them”.

              • KenoshaMarge

                The Romney sign in my yard was the only one for blocks around. I had to replace it 5 times. And I did, I’m a stubborn old bat.
                For my efforts I had garbage dumped on my lawn, rocks thrown at my house and graffitti sprayed on my sidewalk. If I put my garbag out to the curb the night before pickup it was shoved into the street. Call the cops? Most are Obama supporters too and most found my Scott Walker sign unforgiveable.
                I can no longer put hanging flower baskets in my front yard because they are stollen within a day or two. I live in Obamaland. This SE corner of Wisconsin is union heaven. Thugs abound.
                I am also 70 years old and have some health problems so I can do little except vote and bitch. I do both.

                • S7teen70six

                  Wish I could like your last two sentences a hundred times.

      • Deapster

        Never under-estimate the power of public employee unions to be the reasons the government is alienated so badly today from the governed.

        They drive a wedge between voters and their public interests in ways that have become wholly destructive and corrosive to the public good.



    cracking the czars
    nobody talks about them, nobody really knows what they are doing and who they are. how much power they have

    we did not vote them in, congress did not vet them

  • devildog666

    A good synopsis.

  • harvey

    What else can be expected of national leaders (birds-of-a-feather) that have a president who was born a miscarriage (two in a row counting GWB), lunatics running the asylum. Two Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest instead of one. Hell-uva-experiment with drug addicts in charge of the world’s “once” greatest nation.



    per state dept spokesperson
    pulling our people from Yemen isn’t an evacuation, it’s a reduction in staffing.

    I was not a crew dispatcher, I was a personnel dispersing specialist. I can do government double speak with the best of them

    • 0getfitnow1

      Nothing tops work place violence at Ft. Hood.

      • HELENK2

        you got that right


    Malta refuses to let ship dock after is picked up 102 immigrants off the coast of Libya. Captain ignored orders to take them back to Libya as that was the closest land.

    Now EU says Malta is the closest.

    here is a link


    • Deapster

      Beautiful, beautiful Malta ………

  • FloridaFI

    Aucht – German Beer!

    I will be there again in a couple of months.

    But, now that I’m gluten free, it gives me the Heebie-Jeebies to think of being around all that wonderful beer and not being able to sample.

    Larry, I know that you are also gluten free.

    What’s your secret?

    • Deapster
      • FloridaFI

        Thank you so much for the link.

        I’m just not to sure I will find any of these at Oktoberfest.

        Tis a bit troubling.

        • Deapster

          Good thing is the concept is known in Germany. We tried all the beer halls in Munich one Christmas market winter and found the Weissebrau Haus off Marienplatz to be the all time best roast pork, potato pancake and saurkraut dinner ever – even had it twice one night before we left because it was so good – and they had many varieties of beers so give them a look see to see if gluten-frei has been added to their prodigious lists.



    Yemeni government chides US over embassy closure.

    the backtrack way
    turn possible allies into enemies

  • Deapster

    Brilliant. Scary there are so many blatant and obvious contradictions. WE have lost this country by inches ..one at a time.

  • wyntre


    Jeff invented the tagline – “You might be a redneck” and Fritz tweeked it to fit his wonderful piece.

    Love it.

  • Van_Dessel

    Larry, the correct scientific term is Boobus Americanus.



    obama WHO?????

    victor davis hanson

    • elizabethrc

      This is brilliant! With regard to Obama’s ineptitude across so many fronts, I find it frightening that Obama knows about as much as I do about the Middle East. Now THAT’s scary!

      • HARP2

        Barry just uses his ears to prevent his hat from falling down..

        • Deapster

          Which is a real trick since he is all hat, and no cattle.

          • FloridaFI

            Reminds me of the saying in the construction industry to describe a wimpy corporate visitor.

            “Shiny Shoe Contractor.”

            They always tip-toe around and try to act like they are part of the crowd.

            Of course, the hard hat is on backwards.

      • KenoshaMarge

        I read LJ posts at NQ so I feel like I know more about the Middle East than Obama. And that’s really scary.

    • Deapster

      Obama the Bold, quickly became Obama The Scold. Bleh.



    Egypt NOT happy with next US ambassador robert ford.
    didn’t he kill jesse james?

    • S7teen70six

      I don’t think Egypt would be happy with anyone we sent over as an ambassador right now. Our word, our credibility has been destroyed by a certain person in a white house.

    • wyntre

      Which ARMY? That’s missing in the details. Unfrigginbelievable how stories are printed/posted lacking even the rudimentary requirements of the 5 W’s and an H.

  • Fritz Edmunds

    Thank you for the shout out, Larry.

    • HELENK2

      you hit the nail on the head. very good writing. maybe you can get through to people with humor, what they will not listen to any other way

    • KlugerRD


    • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

      God bless you brother.

    • S7teen70six

      I wonder if Holder and company declared that Ahmed Khattalah is an aider, abetter and co-conspirator and might flee the country? Do you think his parents’ phone records were obtained too?

      Seriously, what these people did was commit an act of war. They should be found, shot or blown up to hell. Not brought before a court of law and afforded a single right.

      Live by the sword, die with one stuck up your ass. That’s what mama always says.

      • FloridaFI

        I doubt your mama ever said that.

        Ambassador Stevens died by having a sword stuck up his ass.

        Have we really fallen to that level?

        • S7teen70six

          I’ve never heard this tale of Stevens’ death. All the accounts I read stated that he died from smoke inhalation, except some unverified reports that claimed he was also sodomized.

          Please cite the source of your claim.

    • KenoshaMarge

      Okay there’s been enough outrage about this now that the O Administration felt they had to do something. And now what? Oops time to do Leno again.


    that is more than humor, it is truth.

    • Deapster

      Gallows humor.

    • KenoshaMarge

      That’s the best kind of humor. That it is also the truth is kinda sad.

  • Van_Dessel

    O.K. Here’s another:
    If Al-Qaeda attacks Benghazi’s CIA outpost because we are running guns to Al-Qaeda in Syria, does that make sense?

    • S7teen70six

      Maybe they found out that we weren’t sending them to Al Qaeda in Syria.

      • Deapster

        Huh? Who were we sending them to?