Carolyn Kaster, AP
FBI Director James Comey listens on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump has fired Comey. In a statement on Tuesday, May 9, Trump says Comey’s firing “will mark a new beginning” for the FBI.

A lighthearted look at news of the day

I had a strange dream last week. It seemed President Donald Trump decided to fire the FBI director for the way he handled the Clinton email scandal, and Democrats who had been urging Trump to do this were outraged. Crazy, right? I'll have to watch what I eat before going to bed.

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Or maybe we'll all have to watch what we eat before reading the news.

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Admit it, last fall you would have jumped at a chance to bet against someone who said Trump would fire FBI Director James Comey for the way he handled the Clinton email scandal. But first you would have jumped at the chance to bet against someone who said Trump would be elected.

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With everything going on in Washington now, no one should be surprised the Barnum and Bailey Circus had to shut down. This stuff is free, folks. Dancing elephants and donkeys! The only problem is no one ever comes along at the end of the day to sweep the … you know … into the garbage.

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Efforts to change Obamacare won't make much difference. Whatever Congress has, it's definitely a pre-existing condition.

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Asked if Comey's firing had anything to do with an ongoing investigation into the Trump administration, the president reportedly said, "Nyet!"

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Meanwhile, in news that makes much more sense, Vladimir Putin scored seven goals in an exhibition hockey game last week. The opposing goalie employed what is known as the Bee Gees defense ("Stayin' alive, stayin' alive").

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At the game, Putin reacted incredulously when a reporter asked him for his reaction to Comey's firing. "Your question looks very funny for me," he said through a translator. Yes, why not focus on things that are real, like the 64-year-old Russian leader's prowess on the ice?

Jay Evensen is the senior editorial columnist at the Deseret News. Email him at even@desnews.com. For more content, visit his website, jayevensen.com.