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Sunday, January 22, 2017 ISSUE #898
 

Ringling Circus, cats and President Trump  

On Friday at noon a million people in Washington saw Donald Trump become our 45th President. On Saturday a million women were in Washington complaining about the job Trump is doing as President.

A fellow has to be careful what he says these days. Years ago a guy could say something witty or sarcastic, and even controversial, and people would say, ‘Oh, he’s just trying to be funny.’ But now, if you put something on Facebook or Twitter it don’t take much to get ‘em riled up. I put this on Facebook last night: If Hillary Clinton watched the millions and millions of women marching in over a hundred cities she must have been disgusted with them, "Where were you on Nov. 8 when I needed you?"

Although President Trump has no laws passed, it seems the women’s protest was related to birth control. A lot of the women were wearing hats that looked like a cat, ironically unaware that the main method of birth control for cats is spaying.  

Ringling Brothers circus has been forced to shut down. The radical anti-animal groups HSUS and PETA took away their elephants. As Will Rogers noted in 1928, putting on a stage show without a name performer would be “like Ringling bringing in his circus and announcing that he is sorry but the elephants, clowns and horses were not with it.”        The circus will soon be history, so HSUS will take on zoos, rodeos, county fairs, and farms that produce eggs, milk, steak and bacon.  HSUS gets their money from people who sign up for a $19 a month forever commitment (thinking the money is going to local animal shelters), and includes a bunch of the women who marched in their cat hats.

As President Obama moves into retirement, we want to compliment him and his family for serving as a role model for our youth and young parents for 8 years. The family flew to Palm Springs for a vacation in sunny California. The only problem is rain and floods arrived with them. Maybe they can go kayaking on a golf course.

The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons won their football games today over the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers. Both games were lopsided; the combined score of the two was 80 to 38. Let’s hope the Super Bowl is more exciting.

Historic quotes by Will Rogers:

“(Roosevelt) is a fast worker. He was inaugurated at noon in Washington, and they started the inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, and before it got halfway down there, he’d closed every bank in the United States.” Radio, Apr. 30, 1933

“There is nothing impresses ‘common folk’ like somebody that ain’t common.” DT #612, July 12, 1928

“Things in our country run in spite of government; not by the aid of it.” DT #1930, July 28, 1930

“People don’t change under governments; the governments change, but the people remain the same.”  There’s Not a Bathing Suit in Russia, 1927

“Every man gets an opportunity once in a lifetime.” DT #2077, March 31, 1933


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