MORNING STEW #27

A busy morning ahead. So much to share. Ergo, a Morning Stew.

Trump had a rally last night in Sunrise, Florida. A typical Trump rally.

Two observations.

Good taste and manners appear to be a thing of the past with Trump supporters. To be expected. Trump is lacking in good taste and manners.

The crowd constantly yelled out “bullshit” as far as the impeachment proceedings were concerned. One can be anti-impeachment and pro-Trump and keep a civil tongue.

“Lock her up” back in business. Crowd chanting it when Trump returned to the 2016 election and talked about Clinton.

Toilet tongue! Toilet tongues!

Cannabis is making many rich since its legalization. There are some unanticipated problems however which negate the previous sentence. One involves California.

The cannabis industry is in trouble. The legal industry can no longer compete with the illegitimate. Personal dealers can sell cheaper. No regulations to follow, no taxes and fees to pay.

Impeachment proceedings have moved to the Judiciary Committee headed by Representative Jerry Nadler. Hearings will be held before the Judiciary Committee beginning 12/4.

Trump has been invited in writing to attend and, if he so desires, question witnesses.

The message simple. You are free to attend and participate. If you opt not, stop complaining about the proceedings.

Syracuse plays Oklahoma State tonight at 7 in the Carrier Dome. Channel ESP2.

There is no joy in Durham, might Duke got beat last night!

Stephen F. Austin beat Duke 85-83 in overtime.

A David and Goliath battle. David won!

Thanksgiving as a holiday has had an up and down career. A little history re Thanksgiving and what it commemorates.

Thanksgiving is the oldest holiday in the U.S. The Pilgrims and Indians in 1621 you say. No. Thanksgiving was celebrated earlier in Virginia in 1607 and 1610.

George Washington proclaimed a day of Thanksgiving. Thomas Jefferson ignored it.

Thereafter the holiday was sporadically celebrated till Abraham Lincoln. It was 1863 and Lincoln was pleased in the Fall of the year with the Union forces’ success in the Civil War. Lincoln introduced a new Thanksgiving and named it a National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving.

Lincoln declared the last day of November would be celebrated as Thanksgiving.

So it went till 1939-1941. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was imposed upon by the Retail Dry Goods Association and the Secretary  of Commerce to move the celebration to an earlier date. They felt Thanksgiving was too close to Christmas and conflicted with Christmas sales.

U.S. citizenry were upset. They wanted the holiday to remain where it had been for many years, to wit: The last thursday in November.

The people won out! To make sure it would so remain, Roosevelt signed a bill into law making it so.

An independent study has been released which indicates the U.S. is paying for the trade war, not China. American consumers are paying for Trump’s tariff war.

Others support the premise. In fact, on monday the New York Federal Reserve supported the premise the U.S.was paying the bill.

Think about what I suggest next. The Republican Party is turning into a cult. A group that needs deprogramming. The cult leader, better described as a “destructive” cult leader, is Donald Trump.

The scenario bridging on Jim Jones and his followers.

A message of warning to Trump’s followers: Don’t drink the Kool-Aid!

Did you ever wonder why Muslims do not like Christians? Simple. The First Crusade. Muslims are like elephants. They do not forget. They have not forgotten.

In 1095, Pope Urban II was having “political” problems within the Catholic Church. He needed the support of the people. He decided on a crusade.

Urban called on all Christians in Europe to war against Muslims to reclaim the Holy Land. The Turks at the time were in control of Jerusalem and were preventing Christians from visiting the Holy City.

Urban used such to rabble rouse and call for the crusade.

While calling Christians to the battle, he denigrated Muslims, exaggerated stories of their anti-Christian conduct, and promised absolution and remission of sins to all who died in Christ’s service.

Enjoy your day!

 

10 comments on “MORNING STEW #27

  1. Legalize all drugs and give them away for free and eliminate all related crime. Then deal with the addicts later after we are all a lot safer.

  2. If a cult is defined as a group of people with extreme dedication to a certain leader or set of beliefs, then, yes, Republicans could be members of a cult.
    So could Christians
    So could Muslims
    So could Tom Brady fans

  3. Trump wants to declare the Mexican cartels to be terrorists.
    He must have watched the same movie that I just saw and will send in Josh Brolin to deal with them.

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