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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

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Three Score and One Year Ago Today...

Mr. and Mrs. Barack H. Obama 6085 Kalanianaole Hwy., son, Aug. 4

Honolulu Advertiser, 1961

Remember during the '08 campaign when the traditional media tried spinning the line that Obama was too young and wet-behind-the-huge-ears to be president? I laughed, knowing that his accomplished POTUSmates in the 40-something club include Teddy Roosevelt, James K. Polk, John F. Kennedy, and Bill Clinton. Besides, a quick check of the highlights of his birth year, 1961, is enough to make your bones feel a bit creaky:


✓ None of the James Bond movies had been released; West Side Story won the Oscar for Best Picture

✓ John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th president—Obama is #44

✓ The Grammy for best Rock & Roll recording: Chubby Checker, "Let's Twist Again"; Best R&B recording: Ray Charles, "Hit the Road Jack"

✓ The Dow Jones Industrials reached a high of...734.

✓ Median price of a new home: $17,200

✓ Harper Lee won a Pulitzer for To Kill A Mockingbird

✓ East Germany replaced its barbed wire barricades with a permanent wall dividing Berlin

✓ The Emmy for outstanding news program went to The Huntley-Brinkley Report

✓ Roger Maris hit 61 home runs, breaking Babe Ruth's single-season record

✓ The price of a gallon of gas: 31 cents.

Certain policy and strategy differences aside, I consider Obama one of the greatest embodiments of what the U.S. presidency should be, and I'm ready to be adopted as soon as he and Michelle submit the paperwork. (What is taking so long???) So Happy 61st Birthday, Mr. President…and many blessings on your Marxist socialist Muslim Jade Helm Benghazi tan-suit-wearing Nicorette-chewing camels.

And now, our feature presentation...


Cheers and Jeers for Thursday, August 4, 2022

Note: Whoever can guess what the mystery breakfast meat is in the C&J cafeteria this morning by taste alone gets a free ride to the ER. —Chef Not Jose Andres

By the Numbers:

Days 'til the next full moon: 7

Days 'til the Cokato Corn Carnival in Minnesota: 4

Percent of Americans without health insurance in the 1st quarter of 2022, the lowest in American history: 8%

Estimated number of uninsured Americans who have become insured during President Biden's year-and-a-half in office: 5 million

Increase in credit card balances in the 2nd quarter, up 5.5% from the 1st quarter: $46 billion

Date on which the Justice Department sued Idaho for restricting access to abortion........

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