Political correctness can be taken to the extreme. Like saying Merry Christmas to an agnostic. Not proper.
The comedian Whitney Cummings tells the story of a Merry Christmas she said to a bunch of coworkers last year.
It was a few days before Christmas. She was leaving the studio. Shouted out a “Bye, guys! Merry Christmas!”
One of her coworkers was an agnostic. He reported her to Human Resources. She was called in.
When told that the agnostic had turned her in for the “Merry Christmas,” her response was, I don’t “know who believes in God and who doesn’t. And I also can’t guess either, you know?”
Her response correct. Too much is becoming expected of us in our daily lives.
December 21, 1988, was a sad day. Pan Am 103 went down over Lockerbie, Scotland. At 31,000 feet, a bomb exploded in an audio cassette which had been placed in a suitcase in the cargo area.
All 243 passengers killed, as well as the 16 crew persons.
One hundred eighty nine of the dead were Americans. The number included 35 Syracuse University students who were returning from an international study program.
Syracuse University remembers the day every year with various commemorative events. A statue has been erected in their recognition.
An occurrence such as the Pan Am bombing touches people everywhere one way or another. Many families and parents will suffer today recalling the event.
One of the Syracuse students was Suzanne Marce Miazga. Her home was Marcy, a suburb of Utica.
Speaking of Syracuse, the basketball team plays North Florida at 6 this evening in the Carrier Dome. Syracuse is favored. I wish the team well.
While the House of Representatives was voting to impeach Trump this past week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell was not idle. He had the Senate approve 13 more judicial nominations.
McConnell is proud of his handling of the judicial nominations. He has successfully packed the court with Conservative Republicans. An action that will affect American justice for the next 30-40 years.
Do not think once a person becomes a judge that their prejudices, political leanings, etc., are left behind. They are not. They are carried onto the bench every day.
I know from experience.
McConnell is proud of himself. He is fulfilling his promise to “leave no vacancy behind.”
Trump continues to preach the economy is good, has never been better.
Yesterday, I asked why then is the Federal Reserve pumping $350 billion on a repos basis to banks during the present 2 weeks.
Trump claims manufacturing is good. Everyone knows such is not the case. Industries are closing or scaling down all over the country. The most recent affected U.S. Steel.
U.S. Steel announced yesterday it was laying off 1,545 workers at its Great Lakes Works in Michigan. The layoffs will occur between May 1, 2020 and the end of the year.
Production will be transferred to the Gary Works facility. Only the production. No employees.
Good job, Donald! You did it again! I assume the tariff you imposed on China re steel is one of the factors leading to the layoffs at the Great Lakes Works.
The past 2 years have seen a large number of DNA tests being sold. Many given as gifts. A ton will be given as gifts this Christmas.
It was reported yesterday that there are privacy and accuracy concerns.
Enjoy the fun of the DNA tests. However, keep in mind the admonition reported herein.
On this day in 1912, President William Taft arrived in Key West. He toured the City, was honored at a luncheon, and then sailed away on a Navy to ship to Panama. The purpose of the Panama trip to inspect the construction of the Panama Canal.
On December 21 and 22, 1956, actor Burl Ives visited Key West. He was a guest of his friend Tennessee Williams.
Burl was in the Keys to pursue his hobby: Bird watching.
Enjoy your day!