ROTHENBURGER – A candid talk with the one and only Mr. Joe Troll


Hey, if it isn’t Joe Troll. Good morning, Joe!

JOE TROLL: You’re an idiot!

Great day, isn’t it?

JOE TROLL: That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. Do your $%^&^&@ research!

Joe, you seem to have a lot of pent-up hostility.

JOE TROLL: I am not hostile! I just happen to know that anyone with an opinion that’s different than mine is a complete moron and should be banned from social media.

How can you be angry on a day like this? Look at that beautiful blue sky.

JOE TROLL: You must be off your meds. That sky isn’t blue. Can’t you see those thunder clouds rolling in? Are you blind?

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EDITOR’S NOTE; The above column is fake news. Joe Troll is a fictitious creation of the Armchair Mayor’s imagination and doesn’t refer to anyone named Joe Troll living or dead.

Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops, former school board chair, former editor of The Kamloops Daily News, and a current director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He was awarded the Jack Webster Foundation’s lifetime achievement award in 2011. His editorials are published Monday through Thursdays, and Saturdays on CFJC Today, CFJC Midday and CFJC Evening News. Contact him at

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1 Comment on ROTHENBURGER – A candid talk with the one and only Mr. Joe Troll

  1. jeez I thought you had my number there….

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