A Democrat replaces a Republican: 2021 and 1933

A Democrat is replacing a Republican in the White House after one term.

In 1932, Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated President Herbert Hoover. FDR was inaugurated March 4, 1933. Dramatic changes came in the following weeks. Here’s Will…

Historic quotes by Will Rogers:

“America hasn’t been as happy in years as they are today… They know they got a man in there who is wise to Congress, wise to our big bankers and wise to our so-called big men… Even if what he does is wrong, they are with him… If he burned down the Capitol we would cheer and say, ‘Well, we at least got a fire started anyhow.’” DT #2054, March 5, 1933

“Say this Roosevelt is a fast worker. Even on Sunday when all a President is supposed to do is put on a silk hat and have his picture taken coming out of Church, why this President closed all the banks and called Congress into extra session, and that’s not all he is going to call ‘em either if they don’t get something done.” DT #2055, March 6

“Mr. Roosevelt stepped to the microphone last night and knocked another home run. His message was not only a great comfort to the people, but it pointed a lesson to all radio announcers and public speakers what to do with a big vocabulary: leave it at home in the dictionary.” DT #2062, March 13

“America can carry herself and get along in pretty fair shape, but when she stops and picks up the whole world and puts it on her shoulders she just can’t ‘get it done.’” DT #2063, March 15

“I tell you things never was looking better. And Congress! I want to go on record as giving those rascals a world of credit. They have reformed and they look like they are sorry for what they have done for years.” DT #2065, March 17

“(Roosevelt) has done more for us in seven weeks than we’ve done for ourselves in seven years.  We elected him because he was a Democrat, and now we honor him because he is a magician…  He’s a fast worker.  He was inaugurated at noon in Washington, and they started the inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, and before it got half way down there, he’d closed every bank in the United States… You’d be surprised at the hordes of Republicans who are crawling up to this shrine in Washington to pay their respects to this modern messiah, this maverick that once disgraced the Roosevelt clan…We’ve given you more power than we ever give any man in the history of the world.  You take it and run it if you want to, and deflate, or inflate, or complicate, or insulate.  Do anything, just so you get us a dollar or two every now and again…  The whole country’s cockeyed anyhow, and we’re just appointing you, and you take it… God bless you.” Radio, April 30, 1933

Horrible day at the Capitol; What’s next? (and Cleveland Browns beat Steelers)

This has been a rough week for America. The invasion of the Capitol, which lasted several hours, was scary for our Senators and Representatives, their staffs and everyone else who was already in the building.

Now, we have had other “rough weeks” (and months) recently with protests that erupted in looting, riots, death and destruction. And Covid-19 which will last a lot more than a full year.

I am being cautious tonight, partly because it will show up on my Facebook page every year (if I don’t get kicked off). And “facts” are changing every day. The FBI is investigating, looking at thousands of photos and videos and making arrests. Congress will study security of the Capitol and likely recommend changes that will cost several million dollars. (I’m going out on a limb and predicting all entry doors will have locks, and windows will be bullet-proof.)

What about President Trump? We have always had cheating in elections. Sometimes it resulted in the wrong guy being President. But our political candidates have gotten used to it and accept the final vote of the Electoral College. Donald Trump is not a usual “political candidate.” Even after 4 years in office he never accepted that role. Thursday, in his refusal to accept the Nov. 3 result, he went over the edge. Even though Trump did not actually tell the crowd to “attack the Capitol,” that’s what they heard. (There are reports that the worst of the ring-leaders were already close to the Capitol and didn’t even hear Trump’s speech.)

Why weren’t a thousand heavily armed officers surrounding the Capitol? The Capitol Police Chief was caught flat-footed, partly because, in general, Trump rallies had been law-abiding and peaceful. Last summer a thousand police were in place to protect the Capitol, Lincoln Memorial and other facilities from rioters intent on damaging buildings and tearing down statues. If the same force had been in place, no one would have gotten into the Capitol, no matter what Trump said to rile ‘em up.

The 2020 election was similar to 1932. Will Rogers said at the 1932 Democratic convention, no matter who you nominate, ‘if he lives till November he’s in.’ Trump had a good 3 years and believed he would cruise to re-election. In the fourth year, Covid-19 knocked out that optimistic result. A few other Presidents have pivoted successfully after catastrophes (For example, FDR after Pearl Harbor, and George W. Bush after 9/11.) Trump did not pivot. He still cannot believe he could lose to a candidate who never campaigned.

By the time you read this, Trump may have been impeached, fired, or persuaded to resign. I suggest they let him limp through until January 20. Then President Biden and the Democrats in Congress, if they choose, can calmly restore our faith in government. On Jan. 20, Trump and his entire family can retire to Florida where he can take out his frustrations on the golf course.

Great news for Cleveland. The hobbled, make-shift Browns beat the Steelers, 48-37. First win in Pittsburgh since 2003. First win in a playoff game since 1994. Goin’ to Kansas City!

Historic quote by Will Rogers:

“An Indian (says) the reason a white man always got lost and an Indian didn’t was because an Indian always looked back after he passed anything so he got a view of it from both sides. You see the white man just figures that all sides of a thing are the same. That’s like a dumb guy with an argument, he don’t think there can be any other side only his. That’s what you call politicians.

You can learn a lot from what that Indian (said) besides just how not to get lost. You must never disagree with a man while you are facing him. Go around behind him and look the same way they do when you are facing him. Look over his shoulder and get his viewpoint, then go back and face him and you will have a different idea.” WA#514, October30, 1932

Randall Reeder

Starting 2021 with a COVID solution

Here’s a safe prediction for the new year: 2021 will end better than it started. Maybe not in all areas of your life, but COVID should be under control. We can shake hands, eat out (and in), attend church, and get together with 100,000 close friends at a football game. First, we’ve got to get shot, a vaccine shot.

Back in the Spring, the Trump Administration designed a plan to have a vaccine by December, and Congress funded it. (Actually, Trump wanted it before November 3.) The naysayers poked fun at the optimistic goal, claiming it would take 3 to 5 years for a successful vaccine.

Well, by golly, the great scientists at pharmaceutical companies jumped on it and we’ve got a few million doses before Christmas. And now, as the same naysayers eagerly point out, several states have a bottleneck. With all the medical staff overloaded with hospital patients, there aren’t enough folks to give the shots.

I’ve got a solution. Now I don’t claim to be a doctor, but I did play one in a movie (“Doctor Bull,” 1933). Here’s my plan: contact all the students in medical, pharmaceutical and nursing schools and have them report to their local hospital or pharmacy. They’re at home on break, so they will be eager to help. One of the first skills these students learn is how to give shots, so a few hours of training with these COVID vaccines and they’re ready to go. Assign 10 or 12 to an experienced professional, line ‘em up, and invite the locals, and shoot ‘em. Make sure the old folks get the vaccines, but don’t block out others. The “bottleneck” would be eliminated in a couple of weeks.

Are you wondering, what does an old comedian know about shots? Well, I called a nurse in West Virginia who says this plan makes sense. She helped the state be the first in the country to get all the nursing homes vaccinated.

I think another hint of 2021 being a good year is that Congress is pretty much tied. No matter which way Georgia votes, Congress is split down the middle.

Historic quote by Will Rogers:

“Washington, D. C. papers say: ‘Congress is deadlocked and can’t act.’ I think that is the greatest blessing that could befall this country.” WA #59, Jan. 27, 1924

COVID relief and a budget with mythical dollars

Americans are relieved today. President Trump signed the budget bill. But it’s still up in the air whether the check will be for $600 or $2000 or something in between. The President wants to tie the bigger COVID checks to cutting out the hundred Billion in frivolous spending here and abroad. Speaker Pelosi jumped on the idea of handing out $2000, but stopped short of chopping any pork. Senator Joni Ernst, an Iowa hog farmer, got elected because she knows how to “cut pork.” I haven’t heard her views yet on slicing fat off this budget.

There are other appropriations in the $900 Billion COVID part of the budget that are directed where they are needed most, including more vaccines. Combined with the overall budget bill, you can always find items that make you shake your head. You may remember the Lincoln Center got millions in relief several months ago and promptly laid off 100 employees. The Lincoln Center gets millions more in this budget, so I guess they will fire another hundred.

A university researcher will get a million dollars to ask Americans if they like to eat bugs. You and I can save ‘em a million; the answer is “No!” Fire ants might spice up a bowl of chili, but I prefer hot pepper. Honey tastes sweeter than honey bees. A cockroach smothered in chocolate still tastes like a cockroach. Even a horse would say “neigh” to eating a bucket of oats and horse flies.

Congress put in a Billion to build a new Smithsonian Museum just for women. Another museum? Museums are shutting down. A better plan is to clear out half of the Smithsonian exhibits devoted to men and replace ‘em with women’s inventions. That would save the Billion dollars and attract more women visitors, plus a few curious men. Take corsets for example. Replace the old whalebone corset exhibit (definitely not invented by a woman) with a display of Spanx.

Historic quotes by Will Rogers:

“The budget is a mythical bean bag. Congress votes mythical beans into it, and then tries to reach in and pull real beans out.” DT #2047, Feb. 24, 1933

“Every statesman wants to vote appropriations, but is afraid to vote taxes… We never will get anywhere with our finances till we pass a law saying that every time we appropriate something, we got to pass another bill along with it stating where the money is coming from.” DT #1733, Feb. 12, 1932

“The national problem in this country is not who shall be relieved and whose money shall relieve him, but who shall be the one that plays Santa Claus, and actually hands out the presents.” Radio, Apr. 21, 1935

Weekly Comments: Celebrating Christmas with Will Rogers

(It’s all Will Rogers this week…)

Historic quotes by Will Rogers:

“I didn’t know that Christmas did mean so much till you have to spend one away off like this from home.” DT #1693, Dec. 27,1931

“Christmas finds the following watching to see if there really is a Santa Claus. Ten thousand Republican [Democrats?] candidates (looking for) for Cabinet jobs are beginning to have grave doubts. And 14,000,000 Democrats [Republicans?] say it may be Christmas to some people, but it’s just the 25th of some month for them.” DT #751, Dec. 23, 1928

“I bought some mechanical and electric things for the kids and wore ‘em out playing with ‘em myself. Don’t forget to lay by a few presents today for those who you didn’t think would send you anything. You may not have to use ‘em anyway.” DT #120, Dec. 23, 1926

 Men, act surprised this morning as if you didn’t know the tie was coming.” DT #121, Dec. 24, 1926

          “Well, the neckties were all red and the sox were all too small. So, there is practically nothing I can do but just sit and wait for another holiday.” DT #441, Dec. 25, 1927

“Generally speaking, we do have good cheer in our hearts on Christmas. ‘Course, we can’t hardly wait till the day is over and to get back to our devilment again.” DT # 1379, Dec. 24, 1930

“Kids are getting too wise. Why I was a big old chuckle-headed Nestor maybe ten years old before I really even suspicioned that our old friend of the long whiskers wasn’t delivering into my stocking every Christmas morning the sack of candy, horn, and cap pistol… It would be all right if we could again believe in Santa Claus. But our smartness has defeated our own happiness… They talk about Civilization. Say, there ain’t no civilization where there ain’t no satisfaction, and that’s what’s the trouble now, nobody is satisfied.” WA #367, Jan. 5, 1030

“Best story in the paper today, and there was many of fine charitable acts on Christmas. Away out on the Escalante Desert between Los Angeles and Salt Lake. I have flown over it many times, it’s one of the most desolate places you ever saw. One lonely ranch, the father had died and the mother and a whole house full of children live there. Well, the pilots on the Western air run took up a purse of $80 and got the children clothes and toys, and then flew low on Christmas day and dropped ‘em. What a godsend the plane and the radio is to out‑of‑the‑way places.” DT 1995, Dec. 26, 1932

“Well, Christmas has passed. I was just thinking if there was some way to make the Christmas spirit continue during the other days of the year, why we would be the most happy and wonderful Nation on Earth. Gosh, if all of us that was able would just feed and do things for folks without waiting till Christmas.” WA #628, Jan 6 1935

Mostly humor, then News broke (Hunter Biden, Cong. Swalwell and Communist China)

I heard this last week. A man went to a cemetery to place flowers on graves of family members. But a sign on the gate stopped him cold, “BECAUSE OF COVID-19, NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO VISIT THIS CEMETERY.” The man’s shocked reaction was, “This is ridiculous; they’re already dead.”

On Saturdays at noon, Jeanne Robertson, well-known humorist and professional speaker, always has a Facebook Live program, which is watched by thousands of her fans. This week she had a guest, Mark Lowry of the Bill Gaither gospel singing group. Mark wrote the wonderful Christmas song, “Mary, did you know?” He sang the song for us, a cappella. The lyrics include questions such as, Mary did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man? And, Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand?

Mark Lowry is also a talented humorist. Jeanne asked him if there were other questions he did not include in the song. Mark said, “Yes. Mary, what was it like teaching God to walk? What was it like teaching him to talk? Did you ever go into his room and say ‘Clean up this mess; were you born in a barn?’”

Normally, at noon Saturday I would have been watching the annual classic football matchup, Michigan vs. Ohio State. After playing every year since 1918, the 2-4 Wolverines declined to travel to Columbus and face the 5-0 Buckeyes. Michigan claimed the team was decimated by Covid-19. Most Ohio State fans claim Michigan is decimated by mediocre players, poor coaching, and fear of losing again.

The Nobel Peace Prize was given to the United Nations World Food Program. That’s a good choice because “30 million hungry people depend on us for survival.” Here’s my suggestion for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Give it to the “Farmers of the World.” The other 7.8 Billion depend on them for survival.

I tried to ignore the real news, but there was too much to overlook.
Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-San Francisco) was tricked into a love affair by a lovely Chinese Communist spy masquerading as a college student. Christine Fang got her fangs into Mr. Swalwell when he was an ordinary city councilman. She raised millions of dollars for his campaigns (any idea where she got it?) and now he is on the House Intelligence Committee, appointed by Speaker Pelosi (D-San Francisco). That committee, which is provided top secret details on spying by our enemies, is Chaired by Adam Schiff (D-Los Angeles). Meanwhile, last year we learned that for twenty years a Chinese spy had been chauffeuring Senator Diane Feinstein (D-San Francisco). Do you notice a geographic connection?

Do you know about Joe Biden’s son, Hunter? Last week, a month after our former Vice-President was elected the 46th President, we learned that Hunter Biden had been under investigation by the FBI since May for his financial dealings with Chinese Communists. If this came as a shock to you, you’re not alone. Almost half of the Biden voters had never heard of any possible bribery scheme involving the Biden family. How is it possible this was kept from voters for six months?

Actually, a prominent newspaper in New York City reported in detail in October. Breaking news stories are usually picked up immediately by other newspapers across the country and all our television networks. But this breaking news was in the NY Post, not The New York Times.

Did any of these distinguished journalists or networks report on it: Chuck Todd, NBC; Lesley Stahl, CBS 60 Minutes; George Stephanopoulos, ABC; Norah O’Donnell, CBS; or Jeff Zucker, CEO of CNN; Christiane Amanpour, CNN and PBS; Jake Tapper and Brian Stelter, CNN; Nicole Wallace and almost everyone else on MSNBC; and NPR (which is funded by you and me)? No, they all denied or poo-pooed the Hunter Biden story as “propaganda from Russia.”

Twitter and Facebook censored the story and banned positive comments about it. Google minimized searches on the topic.

Since 90 percent of these media folks flat out lied, I was expecting a few to get fired or at least suspended. I mentioned this to a friend and he corrected me, “They will likely get a raise! They got their guy elected.”

You might think the big winner of this “newly discovered” story would be Joe Biden. No, it will be Kamala Harris. Can you guess where she is from?

Ok, next week I promise: only Christmas.

Historic quotes by Will Rogers:

“I have been in China too long. The more folks you talk to, the less you know. Always dodge the ‘expert’ who lived in China and ‘knows’ China. The last man that ‘knew’ China was Confucius, and he died feeling that he was becoming a little confused about ‘em.” DT #1696, Dec. 30, 1931

Cat fight in White House

More than half of us have a pet, so it makes sense that we love animal stories. Watching movies like “Old Yeller” and “101 Dalmatians” or old television shows “Rin Tin Tin” and “Lassie” are a good diversion from politics.   Sometimes animals and politics go together.

President-Elect Biden announced a couple of weeks ago that he had a dog rescued from a shelter that would go with the Bidens to the White House. That seemed like a timely, hard-hitting story for the New York Times, especially since no four-legged friends had graced the White House in four years. Then the story got more interesting. Our future 77-year old President stepped out of the shower, dripping wet, chased Rover down the hall, slipped on a throw rug and cracked a bone in his foot. (Yeah, try to get that image out of your head.) Fortunately, the foot is recovering nicely.

Shortly after the dog news was leaked, cat lovers protested the selection of a dog as the official pet. They’re tired of this pet discrimination. A lot of Presidents have had dogs. Can you name one with a cat? No.  Biden has promised diversity, and all we’ve heard about for two hundred years is dogs, dogs, dogs. We’ll have a Vice-President who is female (a first) whose roots reach all the way to India and Jamaica (definitely a first). It’s high time we get a “First Cat,” regardless of its ancestry.

With all this pressure from 30 million cat lovers, the Bidens are adding a stray cat, even though there’s no mice to catch (that we know of). Here’s the problem: pairing up a cat and dog that are strangers is akin to matching AOC and Jim Jordan on Dancing with the Stars. Salsa, tango, swing your partner and do-si-do. Don’t expect to see the cat and dog waltz.

The only way I can imagine to eliminate conflict is to confine the new cat to the East end and let the dog have the West. Pretty soon the cat will be running his end of the White House. Not to be outdone, the dog will quickly train the President to walk him out to the Rose Garden where he can pick out a bush and, uhh, fertilize it.

President Reagan had the best idea: horses. Of course, he kept them on his California ranch. Can you imagine a horse in the Oval Office?

Well, maybe Mister Ed.

Historic quotes by Will Rogers:

“I love a dog; he does nothing for political reasons.” DT #2288, Dec. 3, 1933

“A man that don’t love a horse, there is something the matter with him. If he has no sympathy for the man that does love horses then there is something worse the matter with him.” WA #88, Aug, 17, 1924

Presidents in Transition; Will’s Statues in danger

Thanksgiving is over and we’re in a Christmas mood. In the spirit of the season I’ll follow a suggestion from a good friend who said, why don’t you lay off Biden and Trump for a while and ride a fresh horse.

Another friend, a fine Democrat in Oklahoma, (yes, there are still a lot of wonderful Democrats in Oklahoma but here lately they’ve been outnumbered.) Well, this friend kinda scolded me for not insisting that Trump open up the White House to Biden’s folks so they could prepare for the transition. Amazingly, before I could send a telegram to Trump, he had already done it! Immediately, Mr. Biden jumped on Amtrak in Wilmington. He took his bicycle so he could ride from the Station to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. That’s his subtle hint to John Kerry.

The transition team has serious work to do. Since the Blue states won out over Red states, anything in the White House with even a hint of red has to go. The red towels with tiny elephants in the President’s private bathroom will be replaced by blue ones with donkeys. The red Fiesta dinnerware from West Virginia will be replaced with fine China from… China.  Their red-to-blue fixation may show some hope of reconciliation–right there in Nature–when they get to the Rose Garden.

Democrats complain about Trump’s lawyers filing lawsuits over election results in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and other states. Most folks, including Republicans, admit there aren’t enough miscounted ballots to erase a Biden-Harris lead. The time to insist that election officials across the country clean up their voter registration lists and eliminate fraud is after you’ve WON the election, not lost it. See, when you’ve lost, if you complain and sue ‘em, they just think it’s sour grapes and they don’t take you seriously. After the 2016 election is when Trump should have jumped on all the states to root out cheaters, dead voters, and registration errors. Not 2020.

Here’s a question from a reader: What would happen if ANTIFA tried to tear down a Will Rogers statue? If she’s referring to one where I’m riding my favorite horse, Soapsuds, they had better not approach from the rear. Soapsuds might just haul off and kick the snot out of ‘em. From any other direction, my right arm holding a lasso may come to life and I’ll rope and hold ‘em till the Police show up. If they haven’t been Defunded.

On the other hand, a statue of me without a horse is less at risk from ANTIFA than from Speaker Nancy Pelosi. You may recall a few months ago she removed from the Capitol Rotunda any statue of a Confederate officer or slave owner. Well, I’m still there, in a wide hallway favored by TV newscasters, right outside the main entrance to the House. So please don’t tell her my full name is William Penn Adair Rogers. My Dad named me after a famous Colonel in the Confederate Army that he served under. If she finds out, I may be battered into tiny pieces scattered over the marble floor. So if you’re watching a TV news interview of a Congressman and you don’t see me, but the microphone picks up crunching sounds of bronze on marble as other folks walk by, you may rightly suspect I’m just another casualty of 2020.

Historic quotes by Will Rogers:

“Herbert [Hoover] has invited Franklin [Roosevelt] down to see him. Now, on the face of it, that looks like the last word in hospitality. But let’s look that gift horse in the face. Is Herbert just crazy about Franklin? No, prominent men are never crazy about each other.” DT #1959, Nov. 14, 1932

“Here is one thing I want somebody to explain to me: Why is it, during a campaign, after a campaign, or at any other time, why can’t our Presidents speak of each other by name and say, ‘Well, I wish Mr. So-and-so well. He is a fine man and will make you a good President.’ Or, to have the victor say, ‘He had a hard time, and did the very best he could have under the circumstances.’ Even small-town Mayors have been known to speak of each other complimentary, but if Presidents ever did, I think we would drop dead.” DT #2038, Feb. 14, 1933 (FDR was inaugurated March 4, 1933)

Hurricanes, Harvard, Biden and the Vaccine

Hurricanes and tropical storms have been so prolific this year we have used up our entire alphabet and most of the Greek letters. It got me wondering, if hurricanes start heading toward Greece and we’ve used up all their letters, how will they name them? My guess is Greece will resort to Roman numerals. Yes, Hurricane I, Hurricane II, Hurricane III…

Harvard students are so upset with the failures of the Trump Administration they demanded that no one who worked there since 2016 be allowed to speak or teach at Harvard. They also implied that offspring of the 70 million who voted for Trump should not be admitted as students. I suggest that to be authentic, Harvard donate the Five Billion dollars their endowments gained in value during the Trump years. That $5,000,000,000 could help pay off student loans for those who couldn’t afford an Ivy League school, starting with young teachers and nurses.

President-elect Biden is upset that Trump won’t give his team details on how Covid vaccines will be distributed to the 50 states. I’ve heard the current plan by the military includes FedEx and UPS planes and delivery trucks. Considering the unbelievable speed of the development, testing, and production of the vaccines, maybe the folks in direct charge should be kept on until the first 100 million doses of vaccine have been delivered.

If President Biden wants his own people in charge after January 20, that’s fine as long as he ignores Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez and her green energy plan. She would insist that all vaccines be delivered by Electric Vehicles and they could only use charging stations powered by wind or solar. To keep the vaccines cold, as low as 90 degrees below zero, her Squad partner, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, would suggest using blocks of ice cut from Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes.

Historic quotes by Will Rogers:

“You know it’s been said that when you graduate from Harvard or Yale it takes the next 10 years to live it down, and the next 40 to try to forget it.”  WA #160, Jan. 3, 1926

(Headline) “‘Harvard bars (Evangelist) Aimee (McPherson) from the campus.’ Harvard must have some smart men to think up all the fool things that school does to get notoriety.” DT #1633, Oct. 16, 1931

Voter fraud or Voter suppression

Here’s another topic Democrats and Republicans can’t agree on: Voter fraud. Should votes count if they were submitted by dead people or people who moved away?

Democrat election officials, plus a handful of Republicans, claim there wasn’t any fraud, and if a few votes by the recently deceased got counted, so what? A young man said, “Grandpa told me several times that he always voted Republican for President. But I guess after he went to heaven he saw the light and became a Democrat.”

Maybe they can compromise on a definition of voter fraud. Democrats claim that if only a few dozen mail-in ballots in a county shouldn’t be counted, it’s not really fraud. Republicans claim that for every dozen uncovered, there are probably a few hundred that sneaked through.

The problem comes in cleaning up the voter registration list. Should the dead be removed? Should ones who moved out of the area be removed? How about ones who haven’t voted for years and can’t be located? Of course! But any time officials try to clean up the rolls, shouts of “VOTER SUPPRESSION” drown them out.

In his speech last Saturday, apparent President-elect Joe Biden spoke about unifying and healing the nation after a contentious election. I presume he wants full cooperation and support from the current administration just like he and President Obama offered four years ago. Yeah, right.

Democrats are talking about shutting down the whole country for a month or more to eradicate Covid. I think that anyone who would continue to get paid during a shutdown should not be allowed to promote it.

Historic quote by Will Rogers:

“When you start out to educate people you are just about sunk before you start. I try to tell ’em these men are doing the best they can according to the dictates of no conscience, but it’s hard to change the old established idea of what the politician is.” WA #278, Apr. 22, 1928

“I am always kidding about something the Democrats did to the Republicans, and then I got the Republicans on my back. Then I will sing a praise of some Republican uprising, and I will have all the Democrats down on me. My junk is always controversial. That’s all because I haven’t got the range of knowledge, the background of reading, the literary foundation. There is just so much you can say in praise, or in reprimand of our Government. And when I just keep saying it over and over again, it don’t stand up like these other (writers). And don’t I know it.” WA #645, May 5, 1935