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Thursday, December 15, 2005 ISSUE #390

Hot News from Montreal, Iraq and Claremore

# 390, December 15, 2005

COLUMBUS: I see where the ratings for President Bush are up. Not by much, but still better than rock bottom. I don't doubt he's doing better, but some of his new support may have come from confused football fans. When they answered the question, "do you approve of the job Bush is doing?", they thought they were voting for Reggie Bush for the Heisman Trophy.

Last week I said it was cold here in Ohio. Well it's gotten colder and the ground is still white. The big conference on Global Warming wrapped up in Montreal. Whether you're for it or against it, you've got to admit that Canada in December was not a good choice for this meeting. President Clinton told the delegates that if we keep living the way we have been, the ice will melt and oceans will rise and their next meeting will have to be "held on a raft." Now, mind you, at the time, the St. Lawrence River in front of the hotel was covered with ice, and not a raft in sight. Even the protesters had a rough time. Half of them went to the hospital suffering from frost bite.

Today was election day in Iraq. Tremendous turnout. The only ones that didn't vote were the terrorists. They say it'll take two weeks to count the ballots, which is a month quicker than Florida. You just watch, once that Parliament gets seated it won't take long for the arguing and shouting and yelling to pick up, like in England's Parliament. And the shooting will drop off for lack of interest.

In the social news from Claremore, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood got married. They'll sing each other to sleep every night out on the ranch, so you know this marriage will last.

If they had been one of these big Hollywood couples, the wedding would have been in the news for six months before and six months after. But for Claremore, the wedding was just an ordinary day. Only one article in the Claremore Progress, and the next day they moved on to important news like the "Share the Spirit" campaign to give folks in need a Christmas dinner basket.

Historic quote from Will Rogers:

"Claremore, Okla., best medium-priced town in America." DT #661, Sept. 7, 1928

"This is Claremore, Okla., a town in physique but a city at heart." DT 3272, Jan. 5, 1927

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