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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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“The First Law of Economists: For every economist, there exists an equal and opposite economist”

Security Mom

“‘Acceptable level of unemployment’ means the government economist has a job” (Nowlan’s Truism)

“The First Law of Management: Kickbacks must always exceed bribes”

“Often in error, but never in doubt” (“Often wrong, but never in doubt”)

“No matter how thin you slice it, it’s still baloney”

“An elephant is a mouse built to government specifications”

“Government expands to absorb revenue, and then some” (Wicker’s Law)

“Get re-elected” (First Law of Officeholders/Incumbents)

“There is no such thing as a cheap politician” (Ferdinand Lundberg’s Law)

“The Supreme Court follows the election returns” (“Judges follow the election returns”)

Coyote Tail (tortilla-wrapped deep-fried hot dog)

“Where the hell is Elroy, Texas?”

Roof-to-Table (Rooftop-to-Table)


American Communist Lawyers Union (American Civil Liberties Union nickname)

“Liberals don’t care what you do as long as it’s mandatory”

“Annoy a conservative—think for yourself”

“Annoy a liberal—work hard & be happy”

Lieberal (lie + liberal)

“Fair to Midland” (pun on “fair to middling”)

“Serious as a snake bite” (“Serious as a snakebite”)

Nutpicking (nut + nitpicking/cherry-picking)

Fellow Traveler or Fellow Traveller (Communist sympathizer)

“To go forward, put it in D; to go backward, put it in R” (D=drive, Democrat; R=reverse, Republican)

“Markets make opinions”

“Think outside the Fox” (anti-Fox News saying)

Crap Metro (Cap Metro nickname)

Dumpster Diving (Dumpster Pool)

Communist News Network (CNN nickname)

Pravda on the Hudson (New York Times nickname)

“Blame America first”

World’s Greatest Deliberative Body (U.S. Senate nickname)

Loaded Potato Skins (Loaded Baked Potato)

Potato Skin

Little Armenia (Murray Hill)

Ground Zero Mosque

Hindenburg Omen

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies”

Latte Liberal

Fusion Burger

“Belt and suspenders” (conservative approach)

“A liberal is a man with both feet planted firmly in the air”

“A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run”

“Shot heard ‘round the world”

Little Mexico (Port Richmond, Staten Island)

National Association of Gals or NAG (National Organization for Women or NOW nickname)

“Governments are the only vessels that leak from the top”

Socialist Security (Social Security nickname)

“Move along! Nothing to see here!”

Blogola (blog + payola)

“To the right of Ivan the Terrible/ Attila the Hun/ Genghis Khan”

Cat Food Commission or Catfood Commission (Deficit Commission nickname)

Quesapita or Quesa-Pita (quesadilla + pita)

Dittohead (Ditto Head)

Manhattanistan (Manhattan + -istan)

Wave Election (Tidal Wave Election)

“The Fed can print money, but it can’t print jobs”

Dewey, Cheatham & Howe (fictitious law/accounting/consulting firm)

Demotard (Democrat + retard)

Conservadem (conservative Democrat)

“Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter”

“The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable”

Korean Taco