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Quotidian Grace

ROTFL!

Add graphic designer to your other talents, Mike! This is great. Of course the verse from Ecclesiastes is spot on...

Michael Kruse

Thanks QG. This just shows what you can accomplish when you have Photoshop, a cynical sense of humor and too much time on your hands.

neil

Very funny!My only concern is that someone might pick up your designs and actually put them on a bible

Kelly

HILARIOUS! Love it, Michael!

Dana Ames

Ha!

Dana

Michael Kruse

Thanks you all. I thought about creating some covers for third parties but Melissa got back from a business trip before I could get to them and I have to behave myself now.

tom aka headphonaught

Very good Michael... Funny!

will spotts

Thank you Mike for making me spit coffee on my keyboard . . .

I particularly liked the tithe cut for the wealthy and the index of verses.

Benjamin

Good Stuff. I liked the Presidents you chose for each party. It is kind of like their own personal trinity.

Michael Kruse

"Thank you Mike for making me spit coffee on my keyboard . . . "

LOL

Better you keyborard than me. Thanks.

Michael Kruse

Thanks Benjamin. I had T. Roosevelt and Truman as runners up but for the very reason you mentioned I decided to go with a nice simple party trinity. I wondered if anyone would catch the significance of three.

Abi Carlisle-Wilke

made me laugh.

Nigel Bell

Most Excellent!!!!! For us who are not from the USA, what is the significance of Elephants and Donkeys in US politics? Can anyone take a policitcal party seriously who has an elephant, let alone a donkey as their party slogan?

Nigel Bell, Australia

Michael Kruse

Hi Nigel,

Thanks for the affirmation. But beware. It only encourages me. :)

I clipped this from a discussion had elsewhere.

.....

Thomas Nast, a political cartoonist in the 19th century, popularized the donkey and elephant in his political cartoons. The donkey was first created in 1828, when President Andrew Jackson's opponents labeled him a "jackass." Instead of feeling insulted, he ran with the description, using the donkey to repesent his stubbornness. The donkey would become the Democratic Party's official symbol in 1870 after appearing in a political cartoon by Nast.

The elephant was popularized as the symbol of the Republican Party after it appeared in a political cartoon by Nast in 1874. While the Democrats viewed the elephant as lumbering, stupid, and pompous, the Republicans interpreted the creature as intelligent, dignified, and strong.

You have Thomas Nast to thank for the Democrat Donkey and the Republican Elephant.

.....

I think it is a good summary.

Ted Gossard

Good. Just in season too. Maybe someone(s) will pick up on the idea and will see something of the like at Barnes and Noble before October!

I'm slow, at times. But the verse used on the Democrat Bible. Is that just the idea that things are difficult, life is hard, and we need government help or wisdom? And that the Democrats are are friends to help us?

Michael Kruse

Actually, I was being much more cynical. Here would be the Democrat amplified version:

"God appointed a worm that attacked the (George W.) bush."

Ted Gossard

ha. I read you. I have to admit that while, on the one hand, for the people's (in Iraq) sake, I was hoping Bush and neoconservatism would be right, and democracy would take off and flourish. But on the other hand, I'm not keen either on their view of the importation of democracy (though to be fair, I have fluctuated on that, but mostly, I think, due to hoping for the best for people involved- but I did fail to heed and realize the deep divisions there- of course I guess they say that ain't over yet), nor how we are going about importing it.

Michael Kruse

"I was hoping Bush and neoconservatism would be right, and democracy would take off and flourish. But on the other hand, I'm not keen either on their view of the importation of democracy (though to be fair, I have fluctuated on that, but mostly, I think, due to hoping for the best for people involved- but I did fail to heed and realize the deep divisions there- of course I guess they say that ain't over yet"

You and I are right together on this one!

Bob Robinson

Love these!

Michael Kruse

Thanks Bob. Like I said, entirely too much time on my hands.

David Stanley

Ok, this is hilarious. Even though you told me all about it in person, I just now got around to seeing it online and it's even funnier than how you described it. Too funny, too funny.

Tony Myles

Awesome!

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