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Monday, November 04, 2019

Google kicked off Native American Indian Heritage Month with an animated doodle dedicated to Will Rogers. The entertainer, humorist and author who became known as "America's Cowboy Philosopher" was born on this day in 1879 at Rogers Ranch in Oologah, Cherokee Territory, in what is now the state of Oklahoma.

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"He called politics 'the best show in the world' and described Congress as the 'national joke factory.' His folksy humor and honest, intelligent observations about the government and America earned the respect of the nation," his official website says.

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"A memorable story is that of a gentleman who once said, 'The only time I ever saw my father cry was the day Will Rogers died.' Will Rogers had a natural way of communicating to the rich and the poor. He was a ray of hope when America felt lost and alone.

Most of his sayings and writings are still relevant and are used almost daily in today's media," her statement continued." from the linked article

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#1 | Posted by Corky at 2019-11-04 12:21 PM | Reply

Rogers was a genius somewhere between Mark Twain and Stephen Colbert.

I've heard that he did more than any other individual for white people to embrace native ancestry.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2019-11-04 04:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

As much as the country has changed, his take on life and government are still applicable today.

#3 | Posted by 6thPersona at 2019-11-04 07:57 PM | Reply

He was known as "The Cherokee Kid", which was my CB handle when I drove 18 wheelers cross country in the summers to pay for college. Best CB handle, though went to the Purple Pickle, a pickle hauler out of MN in a purple conventional that breezed across the West.

The Will Rogers Memorial Center opened in Fort Worth in 1936. It's 85 acres of what until this month was the home of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, which is going into a new facility. The WR will be an equestrian center mostly now.

en.wikipedia.org

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2019-11-04 11:41 PM | Reply

--He was known as "The Cherokee Kid",

So, kinda like Elizabeth Warren.

#5 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-11-04 11:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

He was known as "The Cherokee Kid", which was my CB handle when I drove 18 wheelers cross country in the summers to pay for college.

10-4 Good Buddy!

Pure comedy gold.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-11-05 12:04 AM | Reply

#5 Known as the Trump Dumpster.

#6 Yes, while you and Mattress were in Prep School.

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2019-11-05 01:10 AM | Reply

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