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.

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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

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.

~ Vincent Van Gogh

As difficult as this may seem to believe, every painting made by all artists from some tyke in kindergarten to the great masters is painted from memory. Yes from memory, for the artist looks at his subject, then to the canvas and makes a mark from what he or she remembers they saw from looking at the subject. They may go back to refresh their memory of what they saw and then look back at the canvas and apply more paint of change the brush stroke.
Think about it

Historical happenings

12/12/1901 ~ Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio transmission in St. John’s Newfoundland.

12/12/1930 ~ The Spanish Civil War begins as rebels take a border town.

12/12/2000 ~ The US Supreme Court announces its decision in Bush v. Gore, effectively ending legal challenges to the results of that year’s presidential election.

Ponder this

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

~ Vincent Van Gogh

Ponder this

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.

~ Vincent Van Gogh

Ponder this

I have Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.

~ Salvador Dali