There was a time when we could poke fun at each other's expense. When no offense was taken and everyone laughed together. Somewhere along the road, the good-natured fun stopped being funny. The judgements were delivered harshly and without a sense of friendliness.
With that in mind, enjoy this joke about cow manure, delivered by Ronald Reagan in just such a way. Poking fun, having a laugh and getting on with governing. Let's look forward to a resonant time when it's hard to be offended and easy to laugh.
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