Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Didn't We Cover This Issue Before?

 Yes, i believe we did.  During what i have heard called "the recent unpleasantness between the States."

Of course, i am speaking of the recent petition by people in the state of Texas asking to secede from the Union.

The last time i checked, we went through this a bit more than a century back, and it was determined after a great deal of bloodshed and suffering that it cannot be done.

Yet Texas, and about 20 other states, have citizens who are asking.  Texas is the only one to get enough signatures on their petition to warrant a White House response.

People, i know you may be disappointed that the person you voted for did not win, but this is a bit extreme.  Like my friends who believe that economic collapse is inevitable and are planning their escape to either Canada or New Zealand, depending.  No, they won't tell me what it is dependent upon.

Probably dependent upon which one will have them, and my guess would be neither.  These people may be well educated and rather well off, but they are also slightly cracked.

And in other news, Bigger Girl has informed that that although Girlie Cat has the manners and decorum of a grand Victorian lady, she is actually a communist in her politics.

Coming from a cat, which believes everything in the house is hers simply because she is a cat, this does not surprise me.

Today is:

Children's Day -- India

Day of the Colombian Woman -- Colombia

Equorum Probatio -- Ancient Roman Empire (official cavalry parade of the equites)

International Girls Day --

Islamic New Year Begins -- at the viewing of the new moon crescent, so exact time/date varies by location

Leftover Trading Day -- internet generated; trade your leftovers for the much more interesting ones in your neighbor's fridge

Loosen up, Lighten Up Day -- to remind us of the benefits of joy and laughter

National Educational Support Professionals Day -- US

National Guacamole Day

National Pickle Day/Pickle Appreciation Day

Operating Room Nurse Day -- US, but feel free to celebrate those dedicated nurses around the world

Readjustment Movement's Day -- Guinea-Bissau

Spirit of NSA Day -- members of the National Speakers Association are encouraged to focus on giving back and mentoring

St. Dubricus' Day (the saint who crowned King Arthur)

St. Lawrence O'Toole's Day (Patron of the Archdiocese of Dublin, Ireland)

Works Getting Into Championships -- Fairy Calendar (Gremlins)

World Diabetes Day -- UN

Anniversaries Today:

Princess Anne of the UK marries Captain Mark Phillips, 1973

Birthdays Today:

Condoleezza Rice, 1954
Yanni, 1954
Prince Charles, 1948
King Hussein of Jordan, 1935
McLean Stevenson, 1929
Brian Keith, 1921
Veronica Lake, 1919
Barbara Hutton, 1912
Rosemary DeCamp, 1910
Joseph McCarthy, 1909
Dick Powell, 1904
Aaron Copland, 1900
Jawaharlal Nehru, 1889
Claude Monet, 1840
Robert Fulton, 1765

Today in History:

Conquistadors from Spain under the leadership of Francisco Pizarro arrive in Cajamarca, Inca empire, 1533
Samuel Pepys reports on the first blood transfusion (between dogs), 1666
Loius Timothee is hired in Philadelphia to be the first professional librarian in the US, 1732
Captain George Vancouver is the first Englishman to enter San Francisco Bay, 1792
John Mason debuts the first horse-drawn streetcar in NYC, with a route between Prince and 14th on 4th Ave., 1832
Herman Melville publishes "Moby Dick", 1851
The St. Andrews Golf Club, in Yonkers, NY, opens with 6 holes, 1888
New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began her attempt to surpass fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around world in less than 80 days; She succeeded, finishing the trip in January in 72 days and 6 hours, 1889
Albert Einstein presents his quantum theory of light, 1908
The first airplane flight from the deck of a ship takes place in Norfolk, Virginia, 1910
The BBC begins radio service in the United Kingdom, 1922
The first regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express, 1952
NASA launches Apollo 12, the second manned mission to the surface of the Moon, 1969
After German reunification, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Poland sign a treaty confirming the Oder-Neisse line as the border between Germany and Poland, 1990
The last direct-current electrical distribution system in the United States is shut down in New York City by Con Edison, 2007


  1. I have to chuckle when I hear about Americans threatening to move to Canada. Those unhappy with President Obama will be extremely unhappy with Canada.
    We've got all that silly tax-funded health care and taxes on alcohol and gasoline, for those into that sort of thing, we can't carry weapons and handguns must be registered.
    Yup, move on up folks.

  2. Miz, Texas has some great people, and some nut jobs, just like everyplace else.

    Leah, not one of those things would bother me about Canada, i think it's a fabulous place.

  3. I wish it WAS possible for Texas to leave the Union. Texas relies on Federal funds more than most states, can't educate its people or provide healthcare without Federal assistance, so I wish they could just leave. Still 80 thousand names on a petition is a miniscule portion of Texas' population

  4. Stephen, they were their own country for a short time, and i think it goes to the heads of some of them.

  5. I remember when a town in Massachusetts - Brimfield - talked seriously of seceding from the state and becoming its own sovereign little state (albeit "landlocked" within Massachusetts.) It's always fascinating to see these things play out.

  6. Mimi, I snuck over to check out your blog since you are always so loyal about posting on mine. Funny communist kitty...aren't they just! Glad the DD's finger is normal size yet.


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