What to remember about November 30th…
- 1804 Signer of the Declaration of Independence Samuel Chase is 1st and only Supreme Court Justice to be impeached; acquitted of all charges in 1805
- 1835 American author and humorist Samuel “Mark Twain” Clemens is born in Florida, Missouri (d. 1910)
- 1864 Assault by General Hood’s Army of Tennessee at Battle of Franklin leave Confederates with disastrous losses
- 1874 Nobel laureate and British WWII Prime Minister Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill is born (d. 1965)
- 1947 Civil War breaks out in British controlled Palestine with escalating Arab attacks on Jewish settlers, Brittain prepares to withdraw
- 1954 In Sylacauga, Alabama a sleeping woman is struck by the Hodges Meteorite; only documented case of human hit by object from space
- 1993 President Clinton signs Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Bill into law
- 2001 Green River Killer is arrested in Reston, Washington; Gary Ridgeway believed to have murdered more than 70 women
If you ever wondered which side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test. You can’t get any more accurate than this!
Which side of the fence?
If a Republican doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one.
If a Democrat doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.
If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat.
If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.
If a Republican is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.
If a Republican is down-and-out, he thinks about how To better his situation.
A Democrat wonders who is going to take care of him.
If a Republican doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches to other channels.
Democrats demand that those they don’t like be shut down.
If a Republican is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church.
A Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.
If a Republican decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A Democrat demands that the rest of us pay for his.
If a Republican reads this, he’ll forward it to his friends.
A Democrat will delete it because he’s “offended”.
Which will you do?
(Hat tip to the Vermont Bushwhacker for this e-mail.)
What to remember about November 29th…
- 1775 Continental Congress establishes Committee of Secret Correspondence to elicit aid from European nations
- 1864 Aspiring Colorado politician John Chivington leads militia band in massacre of Native Americans at Sand Creek
- 1929 American explorer Admiral Richard Byrd and 3 companions make 1st flight over the South Pole
- 1947 United Nations approves the partition of Palestine and creation of Israel, an independent Jewish State
- 1963 President Johnson appoints Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy
- 1972 Atari Corporation announces the release of Pong; 1st commercially successful video game
- 1981 Actress Natalie Wood drowns in controversial boating accident off Catalina Island, California (b. 1938)
- 1990 United Nations passes resolution requiring Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait by January 15, 1991 or face “all means necessary” for their removal by allied nations
- 2004 Godzilla receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
What to remember about November 28th…
- 1777 John Adams is appointed commissioner to France by Continental Congress
- 1785 Signer of the Declaration of Independence for New Hampshire, William Whipple dies riding circuit as a judge (b. 1730)
- 1925 Country and western music goes national with 1st radio broadcast of the Grand Ole Opry
- 1943 President Franklin Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill, and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin meet at Teheran Conference
- 1964 NASA launches Mariner IV spacecraft to perform 1st successful flyby of the planet Mars
- 1987 New York teenager Tawana Brawley falsely claims she was kidnapped, held for 4 days, and raped by 4 whites, 1 a policeman
- 1994 Cannibal and serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is beaten to death by a fellow inmate claiming God told him to do it
- 2002 Palestinian terrorists detonate suicide bomb targeting hotel for Israeli tourists; 13 killed and 80 injured
- 2010 Canadian-born American comedian and actor Leslie Nielson dies of pneumonia in Florida (b. 1926)
This is from an article titled “Ode to the Welfare State” in the New York “Daily News” dated Friday, November 4, 1949. It seems even more relevant to today’s democrats and especially members of Obama’s Occupy movement.
“…at the tail end of a recent session of Congress, Representative Clarence J. Brown (R – Ohio) jammed into the Congressional Record the following poem, describing its author only as “a prominent Democrat of the State of Georgia”:
Father, must I go to work?
No, my lucky son.
We’re living now on Easy Street
On dough from Washington
We’ve left it up to Uncle Sam
so don’t get exercised.
Nobody has to give a damn
We’ve all been subsidized.
But if Sam treats us all so well
And feeds us milk and honey,
Please, daddy, tell me what the hell
He’s going to use for money.
Don’t worry, bub, there’s not a hitch
In this here noble plan
He simply soaks the filthy rich
And helps the common man.
But, father, won’t there come a time
When they run out of cash
And we have left them not a dime
When things will go to smash?
My faith in you is shrinking, son,
You nosy little brat;
You do too damn much thinking, son,
To be a Democrat.
What to remember about November 27th…
- 1746 American founding father Robert R. “R.R.” Livingston is born in New York; negotiator of Louisiana Purchase (d. 1813)
- 1863 Confederate cavalry raider John Hunt Morgan breaks out of Ohio state prison and escapes to the South
- 1924 1st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held in New York City
- 1940 Martial-arts expert and actor Bruce Lee is born in San Francisco, California (d. 1973)
- 1942 American guitarist Jimi Hendrix is born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1970)
- 1942 French Admiral Jean de Laborde orders French fleet scuttled in Toulon harbor in order to keep it out of German hands
- 1945 After almost 4 years in prison for perjury, suspected Soviet spy Alger Hiss is released
- 1978 Angry over the loss of his job, Dan white murders San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk
Pretty self-explanatory actually…
May sprout radical ideas including: freedom, less regulation, free and open markets, limited government, balanced budgets, minimal taxation, individual responsibilities, moral absolutes, and a strict interpretation of the Constitution
What to remember about November 26th…
- 1776 Peyton Randolph, 1st president of the Continental Congress, is laid to rest at College of William and Mary
- 1863 1st annual Thanksgiving Day is celebrated; established by President Lincoln’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving
- 1922 British archaeologists Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon are first to enter Tutankhamen’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings in over 3000 years
- 1942 Oscar-winning World War II film Casablanca opens in New York City; stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman
- 1950 Hundreds of thousands of Chinese troops counter-attack in support of North Korean allies; Korean War enters new phase
- 1968 Instead of returning after his last mission, Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Flemming diverts and rescues Army Green Berets pinned down by heavy fire; he will be awarded the Medal of Honor
- 1998 Wrestling star Hulk Hogan announces he is retiring and will run fo President in 2000; later revealed as publicity stunt
- 2008 Pakistani Islamist terrorists launch 10 coordinated bombings and shootings in Mumbai, India; 164 killed and 300 wounded
For those that would argue that our Founders and this nation were secularists that intended to keep God and faith out of the public square, I invite you to read some of their own words on the occasion of Thanksgiving.
George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation – October 3, 1789
Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving – October 3, 1863
I would argue that their greatest concern was that NO faith or become the officially endorsed religion of this country. The right to practice your beliefs, s long as they caused no harm to another,was to be sacrosanct and inviolable. Their intent was not to prevent one from speaking of religion, hearing of religion or being offended by another’s religion. The Founders saw America as a moral nation whose various faiths gave them the strength and values to surmount any challenge and strive towards the greatness in every individual… no matter their creed. Stop trying to get God out of the public square. He has the right to free speech too.
What to remember about November 25th…
- 1783 3 months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris, the last British troops withdraw from New York
- 1863 Union troops crush Rebels at Battle of Missionary Ridge; Confederates forced to withdraw from Chattanooga, Tennessee
- 1864 Confederate “Copperhead” sympathizers start over 20 fires in attempt to burn down New York City
- 1947 After being cited for contempt of Congress, the “Hollywood 10” are blacklisted by the major studios
- 1963 Johnson proclamation declares a day of national mourning as President Kennedy is buried in Arlington Cemetary
- 1985 Former National Security Agency (NSA) employee Ronald W. Pelton is arrested for attempting to sell secrets to the Soviets
- 1986 Attorney General Edwin Meese reveals that profits from arms sales to Iran used to supply arms to Nicaraguan Contra rebels
- 1999 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women established by the United Nations
- 2002 President Bush signs bill creating Department of Homeland Security
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