Heard About Town By Vic Parker

City council meetings are usually good for a laugh. The latest chortle-worthy comment came when the Jefferson City Council discussed the 2017 budget and attendant tax increase. Referring to some extra money in the budget, Mayor Carey Heaster said, “Just because it’s in there doesn’t mean we necessarily have to spend it. There’s never been a situation in the history of humankind where some money lying around in a budget didn’t get spent. That’s not even a hee hee. It’s a har har. Please. After the vote (5-1), Heaster said “Everybody ought to be happy.” I’ll go tee hee on that one.

And now for a few observations about Barry Soetoro. I’m sorry, I meant Barack Obama. Have you heard about McDonald’s new Obama Value Meal? Order anything you like and the guy behind you has to pay for it. What’s the difference between Obama’s cabinet and a penitentiary? One is filled with tax evaders, blackmailers and threats to society. The other is for housing prisoners. What’s the difference between Obama and his dog, Bo? Bo has papers. What does Barack Obama call lunch with a convicted felon? A fundraiser.

Never let it be said that the occasional prophecy doesn’t come to pass. H.L. Mencken (1880-1956) was a writer, satirist, critic and Democrat. He wrote the following in an editorial which appeared July 26, 1920 in the Baltimore Sun. “As democracy is perfected, the office of the president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, plain folks of the land will reach their hearts’ desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and a complete narcissistic moron.” So it was written, and so it has come to pass.

The year was 1947. It was July when numerous witnesses claim an unidentified flying object, with five aliens aboard, crashed on a sheep and mule ranch just outside Roswell, N.M. The well-known incident has been the focus of speculation through the ensuing years, and many claim a government cover-up. What you may not know is that in April 1948…

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