Ponder this

Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.

~ Vincent Van Gogh

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Historical happenings

12/14/1819 ~ Alabama is admitted as the 22nd state, making 11 slave states and 11 free states.

12/14/1909 ~ The Labor Conference in Pittsburgh ends with a “declaration of war” on U.S. Steel.

12/14/1980 ~ NATO warns the Soviets to stay out of the internal affairs of Poland, saying that intervention would effectively destroy the détente between the East and the West.

Ponder this

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

~ Vincent Van Gogh

Laissez le bon temps rouler

Robert Heinlein once said,”Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.” We’re seeing it more and more each day.

Peace through bearing arms…from Rico

Being armed (and using them) has worked awfully well in dealing with the religion of the perpetually offended, and it should work when dealing with “progressive” snowflakes shooting-off their pc-mouths, too.

Am armed society is a polite society, as muggers, car-jackers, and home-invaders are discovering.

Historical happenings

12/13/1814 ~ General Andrew Jackson announces martial law in New Orleans, Louisiana, as British troops disembark at Lake Borne, 40 miles east of the city. The Battle of New Orleans

12/13/1951 ~ After meeting with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, President Harry S Truman vows to purge all disloyal government workers.

12/13/1972 ~ Astronaut Gene Cernan climbs into his lunar lander on the moon and prepares to lift off. He is the last man to set foot on the moon.

Ponder this

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.

~ Vincent Van Gogh

Ponder this

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.

~ Vincent Van Gogh