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Lost and Found – January 8th Edition

What to remember about January 8th…

  • 1642  Italian astronomer and scientist Galileo Galilei dies (b. 1564); considered by many the “Father of Modern Science”
  • 1790  In New York City, President Washington delivers the nations 1st State of the Union speech to Congress
  • 1815  2-weeks after end of the War of 1812, Andrew Jackson’s militia defeat British forces at Battle of New Orleans
  • 1867  Republican Congress overrides President Andrew Johnson’s veto; 1st law in nation granting African-American men the right to vote is passed
  • 1964  President Lyndon Johnson announces his “war on poverty” at State of the Union address; birth of the American welfare state
  • 1973  Watergate trial begins for 7 men accused of breaking into and bugging Democrat Party headquarters
  • 2002  President George W. Bush signs “No Child Left Behind Act”
  •  2011  Jared Lee Loughner goes on shooting rampage in Arizona; 6 killed and 13 wounded including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

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Lost and Found – January 8th Edition

What to remember about January 8th…

  • 1642  Italian astronomer and scientist Galileo Galilei dies (b. 1564); considered by many the “Father of Modern Science”
  • 1790  In New York City, President Washington delivers the nations 1st State of the Union speech to Congress
  • 1815  2-weeks after end of the War of 1812, Andrew Jackson’s militia defeat British forces at Battle of New Orleans
  • 1867  Republican Congress overrides President Andrew Johnson’s veto; 1st law in nation granting African-American men the right to vote is passed
  • 1964  President Lyndon Johnson announces his “war on poverty” at State of the Union address; birth of the American welfare state
  • 1973  Watergate trial begins for 7 men accused of breaking into and bugging Democrat Party headquarters
  • 2002  President George W. Bush signs “No Child Left Behind Act”
  •  2011  Jared Lee Loughner goes on shooting rampage in Arizona; 6 killed and 13 wounded including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

Lost and Found – January 8th Edition

What to remember about January 8th…

  • 1642  Italian astronomer and scientist Galileo Galilei dies (b. 1564); considered by many the “Father of Modern Science”
  • 1790  In New York City, President Washington delivers the nations 1st State of the Union speech to Congress
  • 1815  2-weeks after end of the War of 1812, Andrew Jackson’s militia defeat British forces at Battle of New Orleans
  • 1867  Republican Congress overrides President Andrew Johnson’s veto; 1st law in nation granting African-American men the right to vote is passed
  • 1964  President Lyndon Johnson announces his “war on poverty” at State of the Union address; birth of the American welfare state
  • 1973  Watergate trial begins for 7 men accused of breaking into and bugging Democrat Party headquarters
  • 2002  President George W. Bush signs “No Child Left Behind Act”
  •  2011  Jared Lee Loughner goes on shooting rampage in Arizona; 6 killed and 13 wounded including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

State Of The Union Preview – Gun Control

I haven’t even browsed the previews of President Obama’s State of the Union address for tonight.  However, I can with some certainty comment on what his stance regarding the 2nd Amendment and gun control will NOT be.

thomas jefferson on gun ownership

guns and prayer

washington on guns

guns are like parachutes

washington on 2nd amendment and free speech

Lost and Found – January 8th Edition

What to remember about January 8th…

  • 1642  Italian astronomer and scientist Galileo Galilei dies (b. 1564); considered by many the “Father of Modern Science”
  • 1790  In New York City, President Washington delivers the nations 1st State of the Union speech to Congress
  • 1815  2-weeks after end of the War of 1812, Andrew Jackson’s militia defeat British forces at Battle of New Orleans
  • 1867  Republican Congress overrides President Andrew Johnson’s veto; 1st law in nation granting African-American men the right to vote is passed
  • 1964  President Lyndon Johnson announces his “war on poverty” at State of the Union address; birth os the American welfare state
  • 1973  Watergate trial begins for 7 men accused of breaking into and bugging Democrat Party headquarters
  • 2002  President George W. Bush signs “No Child Left Behind Act”
  •  2011  Jared Lee Loughner goes on shooting rampage in Arizona; 6 killed and 13 wounded including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

State of the Union Address – Deja Vu

No matter how many times and in how many ways he says the same things, President Obama won’t acknowledge that his administration is a failure (Hat tip to Rush Limbaugh for predicting this one).  We’ve heard Obama’s tired promises and platitudes over and over and over again.  Let’s roll the tape, shall we?

For a translation (into reality) of the President’s remarks last night, read below…

Watch the trailer/preview for the State of the Union Address

It’s that time of year again.  President Obama will address Congress and the nation tonight when he delivers his State of the Union Address.  If you wonder why we have to give up re-runs of America’s Dumbest Criminals on TV for more boring fare, please check out Article 2, Section 3 of the Constitution of the United States.

“(The President) shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.”

Various bloggers and entertainment outlets will be broadcasting their simultaneous commentary or post-mortem fiskings.  I’m sure I’ll sample many of them in the coming days just to try and regain some modicum of composure.  Maybe when Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels gives the GOP response to the SotUA, we will have a REAL idea of how America can reestablish her exceptionalism and values.  At least this preview trailer from Speaker John Boehner’s office gives me hope.

Oh, and here is the poster.  Spread it around and remind your friends that the SotUA is tonight.  Tell them they’d better stock up on refreshments and lock away the breakables.  This could get fun.

Ronald Reagan Inaugural Address 1981

I remember seeing this live on TV.  The video is well worth re-watching.  This is the 40th President of the U.S. on his first day in office.  Worthy of note is that Iran released the 52 hostages that they had held for 444 days within 20 minutes of this speech being delivered.  What message do you want to hear and who do you want delivering it on January 20, 2013?