RJ's Corner

America Died From a Delusion…

Here we go again! America is running true to form, fixing some other country’s business for ’em just as we always do. We mean well but will wind up in the wrong as usual. When some nation wants… Read More

The Less You Know….

“I am kind of like a politician. The less I know about anything, the more I can say about it.” – Will Rogers, 12 June 1928 I’m kind of like a politician myself Will. One of my favorite… Read More

Wanting a Gun….

“They want Peace, but they want a Gun to help get it with.” – Will Rogers, 9 February 1930 Yeah Will, nothing has changed much in this area since your day.  About the only thing different is that… Read More

About The Invaders…

“Somebody would have found America though, even if he [Christopher Columbus] hadn’t, for you couldn’t hardly get around without running into it. Why they didn’t find it sooner is more than I will ever know. . . Being… Read More

Canada and the Volstead Act…According to Will…

Arrived in the Canada capital today. More sentiment here to be annexed by Mexico than by America. They know us too well. If we get any nation to join us it will have to be some stranger. We… Read More

We Cuss The Lawmakers….

“Well, we cuss the lawmakers . . . but I notice we’re always perfectly willin’ to share in any of the sums of money that they might distribute.” – Will Rogers, 7 April 1935 Being that we are… Read More

Trickle Up….

“The money was all appropriated for the top in hopes that it would trickle down to the needy. Mr. Hoover was an engineer. He knew that water trickled down. Put it uphill and let it go and it… Read More

Falling By The Wayside…

It seems that many of my blog friends are falling by the wayside lately. They are slowly disappearing from cyberspace. I used to read a dozen or so blog posts every day, now I read less than a… Read More

The Prolific Will…

He wrote a short column nearly every weekday from 1926 to 1935. Rogers, who had been writing a weekly column for several years before, SOURCE:  Facebook. I am quickly approaching 2,000 posts here on RJsCorner. Some of my… Read More

All Trying To Arrive At The Same Place…

“Now, just suppose, for a change they preach to you about the Lord and not about the other fellow’s church, for every religion is good. There is none of it bad.  We are all trying to arrive at… Read More

Like An Insane Asylum….

“America is just like an insane asylum. There is not a soul in it will admit they are crazy.” – Will Rogers, 28 April 1935. I’ll even go one farther than you Will and say there ain’t a… Read More

Our Nation’s IQ???

“In schools they have what they call intelligence tests. Well if nations held ’em I don’t believe we would be what you would call a favorite to win.” – Will Rogers, 25 June 1935 I don’t think we… Read More

Writing My Material….

  An important part of my daily read is the Will Rogers Facebook page as shown above. It, along with the half-dozen books about him on my bookshelf give me a lifetime of material for this blog at… Read More

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Will Rogers…

Claremore OK – Will Rogers Museum Any of you who have visited my main blog over at RJsCorner know that Will Rogers is a major hero of mine.  He was a satirist/humorists during the 1920s and 30s.  He… Read More

Ain’t That The Truth….

“Party Politics is the most narrow minded occupation in the World.” – Will Rogers, 29 March 1925 It is sad to say that this is probably more true today than even in Will’s Day.  But then again the… Read More

Will Rogers – Mark of Respect…

“My hair is arriving at a sort of a blend that it deserves respect if nothing else. A graying head is a mark of respect in any land…” – Will Rogers, 18 November 1934 I don’t know a… Read More

Wanting An Education

In the old days boys wanted an education. They even had reading, writing, and arithmetic, instead of football. Up to then boys had gone there for their heads and not their shoulders — Will Rogers August 26,1928 In… Read More

To Prevent War…

Somebody is always telling us in the papers how to prevent war. There is only one way in the world to prevent war and that is for every nation to tend to is own business. Trace any war… Read More

Do The Best You Can….

The header of this blog contains one of my favorite Will Rogers quote.  “Do the best you can and don’t take life too serious”. It would be years before I realized the power of putting those two things… Read More

Our Dumbness….

“I guess our country holds the record for dumbness. The Pope spoke to the world this morning in three languages and we didn’t understand a one of ’em. But the minute he finished and the local stations got… Read More

Short Memories…

“The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office.” – Will Rogers, 7 April 1930 That and very uninformed, some might say ignorant, voters….

Hunt Out The Good…..

“Hunt out and talk about the good that is in the other fellow’s church, not the bad, and you will do away with all this religious hatred you hear so much nowadays.” – Will Rogers, 11 March 1923… Read More

A Couple of Quotes From Will….

Legislatures are like animals in a zoo. You can’t do anything about ’em’. All you can do is to stand and watch ’em’   About being a U.S. Senator, the only thing the law says you have to… Read More

Mighty Few That Can Stand It….

 

A Fool’s Fool…..

“A fool that knows he is a fool is one that knows he don’t know all about anything, but the fool that don’t know he is a fool is the one that thinks he knows all about anything…. Read More

Well Maybe Not….

Foolish Things….

“I don’t care who you are, you just can’t reach middle life without having done and said a whole lot of foolish things.” – Will Rogers, 28 December 1934 I think cleansing my soul might be a good… Read More

The Rich Get Richer….

“There is one rule that works in every calamity. Be it pestilence, war or famine, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.” – Will Rogers, 1 November 1929 Notice this quote was only a couple of… Read More

100% American…

“I think the same fellow who started that self-made man gag started that other asinine expression, ‘100 per cent American.’” – Will Rogers, 28 October 1923 Will was just not one to parse his words. He spoke what… Read More

In The Other Fellow’s Yard….

“A nation is just like an individual. If a man’s neighbors all hate him and he is continually in trouble, and all his fights and troubles are always over in the other fellow’s yard, he must be wrong.”… Read More

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