Al Franken is a renowned American actor, writer and politician. He is at present the junior senator from Minnesota, known to be a comedian and political satirist. He started off his career as a writer and comedian for the ‘Saturday Night Live’ where he wrote scripts to create some of the most popular characters of the show including ‘Stuart Smalley’. He successfully worked for the show for about 15 years to become popular as a comedian. During this period, he also sharpened his skills as a political satirist as he continuously mocked politics and politicians. He also wrote a few best-selling satirical books including ‘Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right’. His political intellect helped him serve as a political commentator and host of some of the popular shows on television. This encouraged him to make a career in politics and he joined the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party to contest the elections for the position of Senator of Minnesota. His significant contributions as the senator helped him hold the position for a second term. Go through the quotes and thoughts by Al Franken which have a hilarious take on politics. We bring to you a collection of sayings and quotations by Al Franken which will inspire you besides tickling your funny bones.
Service dogs raise their masters' sense of well-being.
Veterans report that service dogs help break their isolation. People will often avert their eyes when they see a wounded veteran. But when the veteran has a dog, the same people will come up and say, 'Hi' to pet the dog and then strike up a conversation.
The government must give proper weight to both keeping America safe from terrorists and protecting Americans' privacy. But when Americans lack the most basic information about our domestic surveillance programs, they have no way of knowing whether we're getting that balance right. This lack of transparency is a big problem.
National security laws must protect national security. But they must also protect the public trust and preserve the ability of an informed electorate to hold its government to account.
It's hard to have that debate around secret programs authorized by secret legal opinions issued by a secret court. Actually, it's impossible to have that debate.
I'm crushed by the responsibility of writing a satirical book.
When you live in New York, one of two things happen - you either become a New Yorker, or you feel more like the place you came from.
I don't consider myself an artist necessarily, but craftsmen or people in the arts, their spiritualism is sort of when you're writing well or performing well or doing whatever you do well, there's an element of that that's either God-given, a talent that you're not necessarily responsible for.
The Minnesotans I talk to are really concerned about what the future holds for their families. They're trying to pay for health care and send their kids to college, they're worried about declining home values, they're scared for a loved one they have serving in Iraq.
Google's screen for privacy settings does give you more options for what you share than Apple's does. But it's not a complete list, and people aren't aware of whether or not that information will go to a third party.
When people talked about protecting their privacy when I was growing up, they were talking about protecting it from the government. They talked about unreasonable searches and seizures, about keeping the government out of their bedrooms.
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from
Some of my colleagues seem more interested in using every procedural method possible to keep the Senate from doing anything than they are in creating jobs or helping Americans struggling in a difficult economy.
Having an actual income can expand your romantic horizons toward the more appealing end of the spectrum.
I got interested in politics during the civil rights movement and then Vietnam.
If you use Facebook - as I do - Facebook in all likelihood has a unique digital file of your face, one that can be as accurate as a fingerprint and that can be used to identify you in a photo of a large crowd.
Humor and seriousness are not in opposition to each other.
Minnesotans lost their jobs because the credit rating agencies didn't do the only job they're supposed to have, the only job they had, which is to give accurate, objective ratings to financial products.
I know I have an awful lot to learn from the people of Minnesota.
I am a Minnesotan, and not just because I root for the Vikings and the Twins. I like the Minnesota-nice sensibility. I like the liberal tradition; I like the Hubert Humphrey tradition fighting for civil rights.
Ralph Nader is a hero. I know Ralph, and I call him up occasionally. He's helped me out on a couple of occasions when I've given speeches to corporations where he'd have a good... He'd give me some good information.