Thursday, December 10, 2015
Political Logic And Convenient Memory Loss
Liberals and many conservatives have decried Donald Trump's remarks about Muslims, while conveniently omitting or unaware that similar steps were taken by democratic presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Jimmy Carter
Roosevelt established Japanese Internment camps after the Pearl Harbor attack and democratic President Jimmy Carter cancelled Iranian visas during the Iran hostage crisis. Other similar situations have occurred in America's history.
A former Guantanamo detainee has appeared in the latest video released this week by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
Among the senior Al Qaeda leaders featured in the video is Ibrahim al-Qosi, who was transferred to his native Sudan in July 2012 after being held for 10 years at the U.S. base in Cuba.
According to the Foundation For Defense of Democracies' Long War Journal blog, al-Qosi joined AQAP last year and has since become one of its leaders.
The News As I See It: Donald Trump skipped an RNC event in New York City today called the Presidential Trust Dinner, even though his campaign said he would go. Chris Christie said, "Does that mean there's an extra plate at the dinner?"
Jeb Bush has fallen to just 3 percent in a new poll, and his numbers continue to drop. Jeb says this isn't the time to panic because the time to panic was like, five months ago.
Hillary Clinton is the presumptive Democratic nominee but these days she's harder to find than her emails.
This Date In History: 1816; Indiana became the 19th state. 1844; Nitrous oxide was used for the first time in dentistry. 1936; King Edward VIII abdicated the throne of Britain for the woman he loved, Mrs. Wallis Simpson.
1941; Germany and Italy declared war on the United States. 1946; The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was established.
1994; Russian troops invaded Chechnya in an unsuccessful attempt to restore Moscow's power in the region. 1997; Housing secretary Henry Cisneros was indicted for conspiracy, obstructing justice, and false statements to the FBI.
Picture Of The Day: He was born here. She came on a marriage visa. Both are now dead. Ostensibly, he will meet up with 72 virgins. Hopefully, she will be required to watch.....
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) There's nothing more disturbing than the first time you hear someone you know using their "whooo's a good dog" voice. 2) If my computer crashed, I wonder if all the other computers would slow down so they can see what's happening. 3) Never buy the first round because that's when people actually care what they're drinking! 4) I woke up with a girl and I couldn't remember her name, so I took her to Starbucks. They wrote her name on the cup for me. 5) My friend asked his wife if they could get a hot young nanny. Of course. she got mad and said "No!". When he asked her why, she said, "For one thing, we don't have any kids.".....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Sagittarius - December 11th: Life can be as romantic as you wish to make it. Like the old saying goes, a man with three fish has enough in his heart to help him build a picnic chair. You think I made that up, don't you? I work my fingers to the bone looking for old sayings and reading the stars and this is the thanks I get? That's it! No soup for you!!!!
Birthdays: Sir David Brewster, physicist and natural philosopher 1781, Louis-Hector Berlioz, composer 1803, Robert Koch, bacteriologist 1843, Annie Jump Cannon, astronomer 1863, Fiorello Henry LaGuardia, mayor of New York City 1882, Carlo Ponti, producer 1912, Willie Mae Thornton, blues singer 1926, John F. Kerry, politician 1943.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: A business woman, in town for an important meeting, checked into her room at the swank hotel and unpacked her bags. Noticing that her best suit had been badly wrinkled during her flight, she telephoned the desk and asked the hotel's valet service to pick it up for pressing.
Almost immediately after she hung up the phone, a knock sounded at the door, and there stood an elderly Chinaman, waiting. Impressed by the fast service, the career woman exclaimed, "My, you come lickety-split!" The elderly Chinaman replied, "No ma'am, I come to get laundry."
A husband and wife were at a party chatting with some friends when the subject of marriage counseling came up. The husband explained, "Oh, we'll never need that. My wife and I have a great relationship."
He went on to say, "She was a communications major in college and I majored in theater arts. She communicates well and I act like I'm listening."
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: An older man went to a job interview. The Human Resources manager asked him, "What is your greatest weakness?" The man replied, "Honesty."
The Human Resources manager said, "I don't think honesty is a weakness." The older man said, "I don't really give a shit what you think."
A woman was due for an appointment with the gynecologist later in the week. Early one morning, she received a call from the doctor’s office to tell her that she had been rescheduled for that morning at 9:30 am.
She had only just packed everyone off to work and school and it was already around 8:45 am. The trip to his office took about 35 minutes, so she didn't have any time to spare.
As most women do, she liked to take a little extra effort over hygiene when making such visits, but this time she wasn’t going to be able to make the full effort. So, she rushed upstairs, threw off her pajamas, wet the washcloth that was sitting next to the sink and gave herself a quick wash in that area to make sure she was at least presentable.
She threw the washcloth in the clothes basket, donned some clothes, hopped in the car and raced to her appointment. She was in the waiting room for only a few minutes when she was called in.
Knowing the procedure, she hopped up on the table, looked over at the other side of the room and pretended that she was in Paris or some other place a million miles away.
She was a little surprised when the doctor said, “My, we have made an extra effort this morning, haven’t we?” She didn’t respond. After the appointment, she heaved a sigh of relief and went home.
The rest of the day was normal....some shopping, cleaning and cooking. After school, her 6 year old daughter was playing and she called out from the bathroom, "Mommy, where’s my washcloth?"
Her mother told her to get another one from the cupboard. She replied, "No, I need the one that was here by the sink and it had all my glitter and sparkles saved inside it." Needless to say, she's never going back to that gynecologist again.
That's it for today, my little pickle packers. Remember, you know you're getting older when you think the supermarket is starting to play some great songs. I'm heading over to AREA 51 for happy hour.
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** For those of you who are curious as to why today's normal Friday post is being posted today, I have an engagement on Friday which will not allow me normal access to my files.
Have a great weekend and more on Monday.
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