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Personal Thoughts: The Day After

Well, with all those "voting irregularities" last night in Nevada... I'm having flashbacks to 2004 when Queen Christine Gregoire stole the Washington governor's office via ballot-box shenanigans reversing two counts, along with 2000 Bush v. Gore. (Is "Manual Recount" the Dems' official battle-cry or something?)

 

The Return of Old Sparky?

In another Back To The Future moment, some states are looking to the past to solve the problems of the present. Pharmaceutical manufacturers are refusing to sell states the components of the three-drug execution cocktail, which has left Virginia considering dusting off The Chair.

 

From the "Bullcrap, [BLEEP]hole!" File

Seems the Dog Food Formerly Known As Marco Rubio just got caught in a whopper... about why he's on the warpath against Cruz but not Trump. "I didn't run for office to tear up other Republicans." Seriously? YGBSM! Especially with the fact that Douchemonkey Don is just waiting for the right time to deliver a broadside... And they frickin' WONDER why people call the GOP (note that I do not say "us," as after prior dealings with the previous Head Snakeoil Salesman of the Party's followers I'm quite happily an EX-Republican) the Stupid Party? YGBSM indeed...

 

News of the Weird

This Week In History

  • Sunday, Feb. 21: First steam locomotive, 1804; first phone book, 1878; NASCAR incorporated, 1948; Malcolm X assassinated, 1965
  • Monday, Feb. 22: First Republican National Convention, 1856; first Woolworth's five-and-dime, 1879; Coolidge first President to give radio address, 1924; FDR orders MacArthur to abandon Philippines, 1942; US beats USSR in Olympic hockey "Miracle on Ice," 1980
  • Tuesday, Feb. 23: Gutenberg Bible printed, 1455; Alamo battle begins, 1836; flag raised on Iwo Jima, 1945; first mass Salk inoculation, 1954; Coalition troops enter Iraq, 1991
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24: Marbury v. Madison ("Judicial Review"), 1803; Andrew Johnson impeached, 1868; Tet offensive ends, 1968
  • Thursday, Feb. 25: Colt revolver patented, 1836; H. R. Rhodes, first black Senator (R-MS), sworn in, 1870; Khrushchev denounces Stalin, 1956; Warsaw Pact dissolved, 1991
  • Friday, Feb. 26: Napoleon escapes from Elba, 1815; first radar demonstrated, 1935; Egyptian-Israeli diplomatic ties established, 1980
  • Saturday, Feb. 27: District of Columbia under Congressional jurisdiction, 1801; Presidential two-term limit (22nd Amendment) ratified, 1951; Pres. Bush declares Kuwait liberated, 1991

Today's Birthdays: Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807; WWII hero Adm. Chester Nimitz, 1885; actors Abe Vigoda, 1921 and Steven Hill, 1922; Medal of Honor-awardee pilot Bud Day, 1925

This Week In History is compiled with assistance from History.com and Wikipedia.

Cooking Capers

We're back to the supermarket check-out rack this time with Taste of Home Skinny Slow Cooker, another of their $5 specials with 96 pages of dump-and-run easy foodie goodness with three easy steps and 450 calories or less. Check out Slow Cooker Garlic Clove Chicken, one of the included recipes, on Taste of Home's website here.

 

Quote of the Day

"Frankly, I'm not willing to gamble my daughters' futures with Donald Trump." -- Ted Cruz

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