Thursday, March 31, 2016

Six Sentence Story: How 25 Feels About It

His words really floored her.

"Yeah, the way this election is shaping up, if it comes down to having to choose between a douche bag and a turd sandwich, I'm not voting, and pardon my language!"

"Is that how most of your generation feels about it?" she asked him.

"Well, I can't answer for anyone else, I just know that if it's Trump or Hillary, it's like choosing between those two things I said, and I will just not vote."

"It makes me sad," she told him, "that it seems to always come down to this, especially since there are so few Trump supporters but his opponents can't get together enough to get him out of the way."

"That's part of what makes it so ridiculous," he noted, "but I also know that most of the people who could do the job well wouldn't want it, so this is what we get stuck with."

Linking up with Uncharted Blog and Six Sentence Stories, where the cue is Floor.

Today is:

Bunsen Burner Day -- on the birth anniversary of its inventor, Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen, in 1811

Buy Some New Socks Day -- because all the websites that list it agree you are worth it

Cesar Chavez Day -- Arizona, California, Colorado, Michigan, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, & Wyoming, US

Culture and Traditions Day -- Micronesia

Day Everyone Says "31" a Lot -- Fairy Calendar

Eiffel Tower Day -- inaugurated this day in 1889

Festival for Luna -- Ancient Roman Calendar (moon festival)

Hot Guitar Day -- the day Jimi Hendrix first set fire to his guitar in 1967

Islamic Republic Day -- Iran

Jum il-Helsien (Freedom Day) -- Malta

King Nangklao Memorial Day -- Thailand

National Clams on the Half Shell Day

Oranges and Lemons Day -- St. Clement Danes Church, London, Enlgand (traditional children's service based on the rhyme that begins "Oranges and lemons/say the bells of St. Clement's)

Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens -- Savannah, GA, US (tours of Savannah's historic homes; through Sunday)

"She's Funny That Way" Day -- pay tribute to the women in your life, and how they keep you laughing; sponsored by Brenda Meredith of Dahomey Publishing, Inc.

St. Balbina's Day (Patron of those with scrofulous diseases or stroma)

Thomas Mundy Peterson Day -- New Jersey, US (the first African-American to legally cast a vote in the US, this date in 1870)

Transfer Day -- US Virgin Islands

Vigil to Mourn China's Annexation of Tibet -- anniversary of the day in 1959 when the  Dalai Lama fled to India

Birthdays Today:

Pavel Bure, 1971
Ewan McGregor, 1971
Marc McClure, 1957
Angus Young, 1955
Edward Francis "Ed" Marinaro, 1950
Al Gore, 1948
Rhea Perlman, 1948
Gabe Kaplan, 1945
Christopher Walken, 1943
James Earl "Jimmy" Johnson, 1938
Herb Alpert, 1935
Richard Chamberlain, 1935
Shirley Jones, 1934
John Jakes, 1932
Gordie Howe, 1928
Cesar Chavez, 1927
William Daniels, 1927
Leo Buscaglia, 1925
Henry Morgan, 1915
John "Jack" Johnson, 1878
Andrew Lang, 1844
Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, 1823
Edward Fitzgerald, 1809
Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol, 1809
Joseph Haydn, 1732
Andrew Marvell, 1621
Rene Descartes, 1596

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"'night, Mother"(Play), 1983
"The Shadow Box"(Play), 1977
"The Best Man"(Play), 1960
"The Glass Menagerie"(Play), 1945
"Oklahoma!"(Musical), 1943
"Le Chasseur Maudit/The Accursed Huntsman"(Symphonic poem), 1883

Today in History:

Bernard of Clairvaux preaches his famous sermon in a field at Vézelay, urging the necessity of a Second Crusade; Louis VII is present, and joins the Crusade, 1146
King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella sign decree ordering Jews to convert or be expelled from Spain, 1492
Jews are expelled from Prague, 1745
Commodore Matthew Perry signs the Treaty of Kanagawa with the Japanese government, opening the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate to American trade, 1854
Thomas P Mundy of Perth Amboy, NJ, becomes the first African American to cast a vote, 1870
The Eiffel Tower, commemorating the French Revolution, opens, 1889
Richard Pearse allegedly makes a powered flight in an early aircraft, 1903
Serbia accepts Austrian control over Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1909
Construction begins on the RMS Titanic, 1909
Construction of the RMS Titanic is completed, 1912
The United States takes possession of the Danish West Indies after paying $25 million to Denmark, and renames the territory the United States Virgin Islands, 1917
Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time, 1918
The Royal Australian Air Force is formed, 1921
The Dominion of Newfoundland joins the Canadian Confederation and becomes the 10th Province of Canada, 1949
Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau, 1951
In the Canadian federal election, 1958, the Progressive Conservatives, led by John Diefenbaker, win the largest percentage of seats in Canadian history, with 208 seats of 265, 1958
The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, crosses the border into India and is granted political asylum, 1959
The Soviet Union launches Luna 10 which later becomes the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon, 1966
Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth's atmosphere after 12 years in orbit, 1970
The USS Missouri, the last active United States Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, California, 1992
Netscape releases the code base of its browser under an open-source license agreement; the project is given the code name Mozilla and is eventually spun off into the non-profit Mozilla Foundation, 1998
Amid unrest in the Mideast, activists claim China has launched the largest crackdown on dissenters in recent years, 2011


  1. so very true about the election.

  2. Being Australian it is best for me not to comment on another nation's politics. But I do wish the US well who ever gets elected lets hope you have a big turnout to get a true representation of the nation's wishes. Curiously here if you are registered to vote you are required to do so or may be fined if you don't! There are teams even going to hospitals to ensure those who want to vote but can't get to polling stations can do so. So naturally there is always a 90%+ turnout or more.

  3. Wow, Mimi. I think you've put into words what most of America is feeling right now. I'm watching the campaigning with fear and trepidation. I know for sure who I'm not going to vote for, but that is a poor way to make a decision.

  4. You just summed up how I feel. I'll vote because we always do, but his time it's a huge joke and the joke is on the American people.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  5. Sorry, but I do not feel Hillary is the worst of the worst. Yes, she has her problems being rich connections, but these are also assets. ANYTHING is better than the two top GOP folks in my book.

  6. I'm with Tabor; not quite sure why Hilary is so loathed, especially when compared to alternatives. She seems well-qualified and reasonable, even if she is an ambitious political type. Who else runs for president besides ambitious political types? She ain't perfect but I can't help thinking there's a double standard by which her actions are judged much more harshly than a man's would be.

  7. good post... engage us (the Reader) and be topical and, and! still open ended enough to encourage Comment-discussion.

  8. Anyone who lies to the families of the ones that gave their life for our country, does not deserve to be President and that's just one of the many reasons, but it tops them all! Do we have a perfect system for electing a, but it is what we have and we have to deal with it. I choose to pick from the lesser of the two evils!

  9. Anyone who lies to the families of the ones that gave their life for our country, does not deserve to be President and that's just one of the many reasons, but it tops them all! Do we have a perfect system for electing a, but it is what we have and we have to deal with it. I choose to pick from the lesser of the two evils!

  10. A sad commentary on the state of our politics.


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