Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.
(the mayor sporting her Andrew Jackson Tee shirt back in her office in Woobooville / Julie Cook / 2018)
Like the good little aide to the mayor that I am, I had to go on a bit of an extended visit
this past week in order to carry out my mayorial aide duties while the mayor was in her
Atlanta office… (aka, I had to babysit).
While in her Atlanta office, she was able to meet with a few of her local constituents
who live in the metro Woobooville district.
Then yesterday I had to drive her back here to her satellite office in rural Woobooville
(mom is coming to town to help give a shower this weekend).
In the meantime, as the aide to the mayor, it is my responsibility to help keep her
abreast of the latest current events…
And thus reading a recent article about the iconic box of Animal Crackers…
along with the uber animal rights activists PETA,
I just knew that this was one issue that I would need to share with the mayor…
It was also an issue that I knew the mayor would blow a gasket over.
This particular mayor cannot abide by the idiocy of the ongoing PC mania that is
currently sweeping our culture…
Everything from 150-year-old monuments hurting the feelings of the overly sensitive
to now a cookie box depicting circus animals in cages causing outrage with radical
But I suppose we forgot…the circus is soon going to be a thing of the past.
These animal crackers just so happen to be the very same iconic animal crackers
that my mother bought for me nearly 60 years ago…
all in order to keep me occupied in the grocery store as I accompanied her
during her weekly grocery trips—
It seems that the animal rights activists are livid and are forcing the hand of Nabisco
for their continued depiction of animals in their circus train cage…
the same iconic image used since the cookies first came out in 1902.
The mayor was so preoccupied with this latest tale that she could not focus on her meeting
with a local representative from the society of the jealous.
(Percy takes over everything that is Autumn’s when she’s here…hence filling out the car seat)
It seems that PETA has demanded that Nabisco redesign their cookie boxes to depict
And sure, updating packaging, rebranding, and new designs, for some companies
and products can certainly bring about a resurgence in sales—but think about Coke when
they wanted to tweak the flavor for the changing times…that did not help but actually hurt sales.
And whereas the mayor believes in the protection of all animals…
but for plastic squids…
She believes the creation of laws and the changing of how zoos, circuses, and even
sanctuaries care for the animals under their charge is paramount as we have been
charged by God to care for them…but the notion that angry activists can twist the
screws on anyone they find who is out of step with their overly
political correctness—bringing about an intimidation which comes at any and all costs
is just something she finds maddening…
They mayor is so cute! It’s irritating to me how offended our culture gets about things like caged animals, but then celebrates with Oprah the killing of human babies. Seriously… our world has gone crazy.
It has and this little mayor will understand such at some point— the difference between God’s word vs man’s!
I can tell that the mayor is highly influenced by her aide. Bring them up in the way they should go. Keep sharing these things with the future president of the U.S. BTW the pictures show her true inner self. She’s adorable.
She is a fiesty spirit…that is for certain!
Oh, this post is too, too wonderful!! I laughed all the way through, applauded your creativity and the mayor’s common sense!! Bravo! Bravo! I absolutely LOVED this post!! ❤️❤️
Thanks Lynn—an over the top idiocy requires a “unique” rebuttal 😉
The pictures are adorable along with your story. Tell the mayor we are applauding her good sense. Maybe this decade will have swung the pendulum of common sense as low as it will go. Hopefully the next decade will bring some sense to her peers. So now the lion is free to have a choice of menu. The monument issue is serious; caution the mayor that there is more here than lunacy, there is evil afoot.
Aide to the mayor, now that is funny. The mayor looks pretty steamed at the bottom LOL
I’m telling you— the servant’s heart that gets riled 🙃
I try my best to serve 🙂
She is so cute and VERY smart.
Would that there were more speaking out against this nuttiness. However, they are either shouted down, threatened or hurt. (I just can’t believe-though I must), some things I read that PETA has done. So sad, and sick.
Well, I got off on a tangent-I just wanted to say, she is an adorable mayor-long live her mayoralty!
Thanks Robbie Faye—I’m all for animal rights—but not to turn that into some sort of guerrilla warfare…of which they do—kill the people in their quest for “justice”—skewed thinking if you ask me—and nowadays we seem to have our fair share of skewed…
I know, it has really gotten out of hand, and scary!
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Totally agree with our Mayor 😁
the mayor has asked that I extend her deepest gratitude to GW…I told her I’d let you know 🙂
Gotta love the Mayor 😍😄
this is a most lovable mayor 🙂
What comedian asked if vegetarians ate animal crackers? These people are crazy.
probably George Carlin—and it is indeed pure craziness…and the worst part…Nabisco is capitulating.
How adorable the baby!!!!
thanks Jim—she is my little sidekick 🙂
What a great blog and marvellous photos! I also ate animal crackers and my mother used to buy them for my children who have fond memories of them. I bought them for my grandchildren as well. They taste fairly good too!!
I have been known to buy them for myself on many a grocery run 😍