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Sunday, August 23, 2009 ISSUE #565

Weekly Comments: Work ain’t like it used to be
#565    August 23, 2009

    COLUMBUS: I learned something this week about work. Using a shovel, wheelbarrow, chainsaw, and an axe for a half day at a time can make me feel like10 or 12 hours of work used to. That don’t mean I accomplished a full days work in half a day, quite the contrary. I guess it has something to do with age, but that’s just from the male viewpoint. For a woman, they seem to get hardier as they get older, except they never get older.

    President Obama took his family to Martha’s Vineyard for their first vacation in six months. After traveling on business to such spots as London, Paris,  Rome and Cairo, I guess he wanted to see how the other half live. The way some of our Congressmen and Senators are being yelled at back home, there may be about three hundred of ‘em wanting to move in with him.

    My campaign to get news outfits to call H1N1 flu by its rightful name has utterly failed. The headline says, “Swine flu getting worse”, then in the main story they feel kinda sheepish and call it  H1N1. It’s no wonder our dailies are losing readers when they have such a low opinion of their subscribers’ intelligence. Headline writers have got everybody so scared of hogs, they ignore the real source of the flu, which is each other. If that ain’t bad enough, along comes another story claiming turkeys have contacted swine flu. That’s a double whammy for farmers. I can't imagine Thanksgiving dinner without turkey or ham.

Historic quotes from Will Rogers:

    “I don't think either (party) knows what it's all about, to be honest with you.  Both sides are doing nothing but just looking towards the next election. You don't hear anybody talking any more about, ‘I wonder when these folks are going back to work.  What are they going to do about things picking up?’  All you hear now is, ‘Do you think Roosevelt will be reelected?’  and, ‘Who will the Republicans run?’  Shows you what their minds are on.  Their minds are on their own business.  That's all it's on now.” Radio, June 9, 1935

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