A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

Recent entries:
“If your boat turns upside down, you can wear it on your head. It’s capsized” (10/22)
“There’s no ‘I’ in denial” (10/22)
“I walked past a homeless guy with a sign that read, ‘One day, this could be you‘“ (10/22)
“Your bank account is the adult version of your report card” (10/22)
“Why did the girl sit on her watch?"/"She wanted to be on time.” (10/22)
More new entries...

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z


Entry from March 08, 2016
“Thieves steal and run; politicians run and steal”

"Bank robbers steal, then run. Politicians run (for office), then steal.” This political saying does not appear to have a known origin.

“Professional robbers steal and run. Most politicians run for office to steal” was cited in 2010 on a website from the Philippines.


PhilBoxing Forum (Philippines)
babytroy
Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 12:52 am
(...)
Professional robbers steal and run. Most politicians run for office to steal.

Twitter
James McNellis
‏@JamesMcNellis
@diedagum There’s only a small difference between politicians and bank robbers. Bank robbers steal then run. Politicians run then steal. grin
10:50 AM - 23 Oct 2012

Twitter
Jerson Ong Coronica
‏@jers_coronica
@TheEllenShow what’s the different between thieves & politicians? theives steal and run, politicians run and steal…
12:20 PM - 19 Feb 2013

Twitter
ATROCITY
‏@whizardy
robbers: steal and run
politicians: run and steal
5:36 AM - 25 Mar 2015

Velez OT 1-A
It’s a work: Economy of the Philippines by: Cherry Belle V. Dag-um
SEPTEMBER 25, 2015 CHERRY BELLE DAG-UM
(...)
COMMENTS
Maureen Villamor says:
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 AT 4:57 PM
I remember a joke about the difference between robbers and politicians. It said that robbers steal and then run while politicians run before they steal. It’s such a sad reality to think that we have really corrupt government leaders.

Twitter
Nick Amato™
‏@_tamato_
thieves: steal your money then run
politicians: run then steal your money
10:22 AM - 8 Mar 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Tuesday, March 08, 2016 • Permalink