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Sunday, April 21, 2024
ISSUE #1203
Pro-Hamas Protests on Campus. Having Fun with Biden.

The anti-Israel pro-Hamas protests by college students and outside troublemakers are getting worse. When a few hundred students can take over an Ivy League university, threatening their fellow students, it makes you question their intelligence. They may have a high IQ, but zero common sense.

Where are the parents of the Columbia protesters? Can you imagine being a dad and mom who have paid $90,000 a year, and now their precious son or daughter might get kicked out? And even if they graduate, who will hire ‘em?

I read that Columbia gives so much financial aid, the cost to most students is minimal. The administrators who awarded huge sums to ungrateful protesting students should be preparing to demand full repayment of their scholarships.

Secretary Mayorkas was impeached by Republicans in the House. The Republican leaders then solemnly walked the formal indictment past the Will Rogers statue, through the Capitol rotunda, and through the front door of the Senate chamber. Senate Leader Chuck Schumer accepted the 1000-page impeachment document, immediately ripped in two, placed it on the altar, and burned it like a sacrificial lamb. Case closed! Trial ended before it started.

Despite the defeat in the Senate, which everyone knew would happen, don’t be surprised if Republicans call back Secretary Mayorkas to testify in the House. I hope a House member will ask him this: “Of the 8 million immigrants seeking asylum that your Border Patrol has processed into the country, how many have appeared before a Judge and been granted asylum? And how many have been denied asylum and sent back to their home country?

While we’re in a mood to ask questions, I have one for Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia. She is determined to get rid of Speaker Mike Johnson so I hope a journalist will ask her this: “If you were Speaker, and you were in a meeting with Senator Schumer and President Biden, what legislation would you demand they pass and sign? And do you think you would be any more successful at persuading them than Speaker Johnson?”

The Biden campaign has a new ad promoting him as “sharp as a knife.” Please give me a little comedic freedom with this story based on fact. I have a prized knife that I will keep around as long as I can. It’s a Case knife that my dad received as a gift about 80 years ago. He passed it down to me. The blade is well worn, not nearly as strong as it used to be because it has had quite a life. Whittling, carving initials in oak trees, sharpening pencils, cutting strings off hay bales, removing screws, peeling apples, castrating bull calves. Not necessarily in that order. It has been sharpened on a grindstone several times, but not recently. It’s kinda dull. That’s ok because I have newer knives with multi-purpose blades that are ideal for the tasks listed above. (No cows, so no need to cut a calf.) I keep this precious 80-year-old Case knife tucked away on a velvet pad in a desk drawer where I can pull it out, admire it, then put it back. No one cares if it is sharp.

Here’s a puzzling announcement. As the Biden-Harris campaign gears up for the big push to November, all hiring will be based on DEI. This decision is a gift to Republicans who will hire based on merit, and could still lose. Considering the main issue for Democrats, I suggest you contact the Biden campaign immediately if you are a Black or Hispanic man who had an abortion after 20 or 30 weeks.

I’ll close on a high note. Happy Earth Day tomorrow. And happy birthday to my favorite daughter, Marcia, born on the first Earth Day.

Historic quotes by Will Rogers:

“I generally give the party in power, whether Republican or Democrat, the more digs because they are generally doing the country more damage, and besides I don’t think it is fair to jump too much on the fellow who is down. He is not working, he is only living in hopes of getting back in on the graft in another four years, while the party in power is drawing a salary to be knocked.” WA #100, Nov. 9, 1924

“I don’t think I ever hurt any man’s feelings by my little gags. I know I never willfully did it. When I have to do that to make a living I will quit.” WA #36   August 19, 1923


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