Day by Day

Ponder this

Be obscure clearly.

~ E. B. White

Historical happenings

4/26/1777 ~  Sybil Ludington, 16, rode from NY to Ct rallying her fathers militia

4/26/1937 ~ German Luftwaffe destroys Basque town of Guernica in Spain

4/26/1945World War II: Battle of Bautzen – last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht.

Stilton’s Place

Stilton’s Place

Wall Grins

Rather than having the Democrats shut down the government and turn the undeserving American people away from Mount Rushmore, Old Faithful, and the Washington Monument, Donald Trump has agreed to let an interim spending bill (is there any other kind?) proceed without the startup money for his border wall – but promises that he’ll get better results in September.

Not that he’s getting bad results right now – just the threat of Trump’s policies has cut illegal border crossings by 70% to 90% in some areas, with the most recent report showing the lowest incursion of illegals in 17 years. That’s impressive. Donald Trump is actually accomplishing more with words than Democrats can traditionally accomplish with money and misbehaving. Granted, much of the difference comes from Trump being sincere about his goals.

Frankly, we don’t know if Trump is really planning to strike a deal with Hades Holdings LLC to rent Cerberus, the many-headed demon dog, and put him to work guarding our borders. But it’s that kind of creative thinking which is giving potential interlopers (and yes, a number of gang members, drug dealers, terrorists, and rapists) serious second thoughts about trying to sneak in…

Not just great security – also great TV!

Toon in

Day by Day

Historical happenings

4/25/1792 ~ Guillotine first used in France, executes highwayman Nicolas Pelletier

4/25/1846 ~ Thornton Affair: Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican-American War.

4/25/1933 ~ US & Canada drop Gold Standard