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September President's Column

24 Aug 2017 4:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Hello Everyone,

Wow, summer is almost gone. Hope one and all have had good times in the heat which has not been too bad this year.

Remember this Sunday, August 27th; we have a Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Party to give a final wave goodbye to the Summer of 2017.  Contact Barb Wise and please come and socialize. We have a sizable group and the more we get the better time we’ll have.


I was watching my usual highbrow, intellectual, and international antiquities television shows when I learned that the writer of our United States Constitution, Thomas Jefferson, said one of his most profound truisms during what was the most turbulent and stressful time of his life.

I understand that during the pressure of the creating a new country and being charged with writing all the documents it would need to survive, Jefferson was almost driven to the point of a nervous breakdown when he uttered these few but memorable words; “Hey, who is that hot chick with the light brown skin over there next to the butter churn?”

Now that statement means something to me.

It has limitless depth, complexity, and shows one of our founding fathers’ true moral make up and what he was really all about.  Could it be fake? No! It must be true because the journalist who relayed the unforgettable statement, Tina Fey with Saturday Night Live Weekend Update, is someone I have trusted for years due to her giving out the news to the public just the way she sees it.

Now, I thought it would be great if I did a little digging through my favorite website, www.makeitupasyougoalong.com and happened to come up with some other less than memorable quotes from some great men and political leaders of our nation that also have some spunk.  I think you will be surprised at some lesser known but still profound quotes which are the following:

1. “I have been rich and I have been poor. Being overweight is better.” William Howard Taft

2. “I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free, than to a rich nation that had a really overweight president (referring to Taft).” Woodrow Wilson

3. “America's present need is not heroics but healing; however, colored beach balls can only be held underwater so long.” Warren G. Harding

4.  “The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing.  Now, if you can crash an economy, then you've really got something.” Calvin Coolidge

5. “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and then spend all the waking hours applying the wrong remedies.” Gerald Ford

6. “Anyone who says he can see through women is really missing a lot.” Lyndon Baines Johnson

7. “Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife.” Franklin Delano Roosevelt

8. “There are three kinds of men: the ones that learn by reading, the few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence to learn for themselves.” Harry Truman

9. “One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How the elephant got in my pajamas I do not know.” George W. Bush

10. “Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others.” Richard Milhous Nixon

11. “Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?” Ronald Reagan

12. “Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.” Dwight D. Eisenhower

13. “Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows - marriage does.” George H. W. Bush

14. “There's one way to find out if a man is honest - ask him. If he says, 'Yes,' you know he is a crook.” Jimmy Carter

15. “I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.” Bill Clinton

16. “A woman is an occasional pleasure but a cigar is always a smoke.” Bill Clinton and several others

17. “No, Jackie, that is not a white hair but a blonde one. And no, I do not know how it got stuck in my teeth.” Jack Kennedy 

See you at the next meeting!