President-elect Donald Trump speaks with reporters after meeting French businessman Bernard Arnault at Trump Tower in New York, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

There just seems to be so much nasty sewage trickling out of the rumor pipe these days. A lot of it is recycled, filtered, watered-down waste material.

This rumor that Donald Trump liked to engage in Water Sports in Russia! What a bunch of hot, wet nonsense. Sure, Trump had hoped to make a splash with his new friend, Vlad, and he hoped that the good will stream would trickle down to the US. But Russia said it didn’t happen. And if you can’t trust Russia to tell the truth, who can you trust.

So let’s hope this is the end of the smelly, stinky, highly-concentrated filth to spurt forth from the media. I know some readers just mop this kind of stuff up. But if you soak in it for too long, it can lead to bad things. So let’s not be rash. Let’s give our new president a dry, clean slate and just hope against hope he doesn’t make a mess of things.

Now, here’s a song.