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Will Rogers and Definition of “Lame Duck Congress”

We’re going to hear a whole bunch of lame ducks quacking real soon! The congressional pond will be alive with flapping and splashing. Rogers’ definition of “lame duck Congress” is dead on! The bums that were thrown out for not doing their job get one last chance to do some damage. Let’s pray that they …

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Will Rogers says: “Nations are Like Women”

Will Rogers

Rogers understands nationalistic pride, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We should be proud of our country. The problem comes when such pride is bent on the destruction of other countries. Germany under Hitler would be a good example. Even today, there are problems. The leader of Iran says that Israel must be wiped off …

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Will Rogers on “War is Coming!”

How could Rogers know the consequences of cutting back on our defense in 1933? He had lived through WWI, peace conferences, and disarmament talks, and he had an amazing insight into human nature. Today we have many of the same issues. We look to the UN for peace talks. We talk about nuclear disarmament. Some …

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Will Rogers on Holding Back Relief

Will Rogers

Who knows what our economic condition is these days – Depression, recession, economic malaise? Whatever it is, a committee has been formed to investigate it. I’m sure their report will tell us what we already know, and will be issued when it is politically convenient. Are you as amazed as I am that Rogers saw …

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Will Rogers on “Can we solve our own problems?”

Rogers wrote this quote in 1933. Can you believe that the World Court debate still rages today? Some politicians and “legal scholars” believe that the U.S. should subject itself to external legal authorities. We’re trying to solve problems overseas, and making quite a mess of it. We can barely handle our own problems. There is …

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Will Rogers on the “Evils of Democracy.”

Our form of government is truly amazing. Power peacefully changes hands as often as every four years. Votes and not machine guns determine the outcome of elections. If you don’t approve of who is in office, there’s always the next election. The image is from one of Rogers’ silent movies called Jubilo from February 1920. …

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Will Rogers on “The Mythical Bean Bag.”

As with so many of Rogers’ quotes, nothing has changed in politics after all these years. Congress is still counting mythical beans. There is a slight problem though. Taxpayers, their children and grandchildren will have to pay for the mythical beans! I hope you have enjoyed this quote from Will Rogers and the accompanying image …

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Will Rogers on “Weather and Millionaires”

This Will Rogers quote was written in 1933, and it’s still true today! One big difference is that their predictions can be broadcast live over TV and the internet, so we can get the information faster. The picture is from Will Rogers’ film The Ropin’ Fool. If you look closely you can see that Will’s …

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Will Rogers on “Appreciate What We Have Here”

When I was young, I was a Navy brat. My father was a career military man and we lived in a number of different places, including abroad. We also travelled across Europe, following his ship from port to port. I’ve seen the beautiful cathedrals, Roman ruins and great works of art. I’ve also observed the …

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Will Rogers and “All I know”

This is one of Will Rogers’ most famous quotes, and it’s probably just as true today as in 1930. I hope you have enjoyed this quote from Will Rogers and the accompanying image taken from the Will Rogers iPhone app. Please visit our blog, twitter, or Facebook page regularly and pass these posts on to friends that might enjoy …

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