Today is Mark Twain’s birthday, aka Samuel Langhorn Clemons. I loved everything he wrote. The Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn stuff (clearly inappropriate reading for kids) and the Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. (A serious affront to all PETA folks.) After all, who would load a frog full of buckshot and yes I did say buck-shot? MT had so many famous sayings as well as stories. I wonder what he would say about a world gone awry with political correctness. I doubt he would be welcome on any college campus.  I mean Injun Joe, escaped slave Jim, relegated to things like cave searching and young girls(Becky Thatcher) having their face freckles counted? Everyone would riot. Feminists, BLM folks, Native Americans! Come on and let’s face it. He was born in the right century. If he wasn’t, we would not have his writings to criticize.

On closer examination, he managed to get women, African Americans, native Americans and drunks all on the same raft. Bully, Mr. Twain.