Since when did Obama become responsible for small trout?

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I was fishing Loyalhanna Creek recently. The weather was pleasant and I was having a good time, despite the fact that the only fish I caught were about six or seven small trout in the 5-to-6-inch category, far too small to be legally kept. As I was leaving the stream another fisherman was just coming in. He asked me how I had done and I told him.

His comment, “Well, what do you expect? That’s all the government stocks.”

“What? Which government was that, the commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the U.S. government?” I inquired, sincerely needing to know.

Well, one may guess which government was at fault, according to the other fisherman — President Barack Obama and the United States.

At that point, I left the stream, unable to believe what I had just heard. He surely knew that the Fish and Boat Commission and, by extension, the commonwealth are responsible for trout stockings (whom did he pay for his license?), but he chose instead to blame Mr. Obama for undersized trout!

Americans had better wake up and seriously examine the obvious absurdities, contradictions and just plain stupidities coming from their mouths concerning the president and his administration. No one is perfect, least of all Mr. Obama, but this criticism of him is bordering on the bizarre and ridiculous.

With this in mind, I propose the following voter test: Who is responsible for small trout, bagworms, fenders rusting, milk spoiling, potholes, sun spots and the Penguins’ lousy playoff record? If the answer given to three or more of these questions is President Obama, that person should be disqualified as being too stupid to be entrusted with the privilege of casting an intelligent vote.

LAWRENCE LAYCHAK
North Huntingdon


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