Happy Thanksgiving

I am taking this moment to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. My family typically does not do the Thanksgiving Dinner thing. As my children got older and my own family moved farther and farther away, I decided not to deal with the stress of it all. I decided that the real deal, the real reason I liked Thanksgiving…

CNN and Fox Epic Fail and Why I Hate the Media

Yesterdays United States Supreme Court ruling on the Healthcare Act in particular the individual mandate (is it a penalty, nope it is a tax, who’d of thunk)cause a flurry of media activity. All the major cable news networks gathered their panels, had their people on scene so they could be first in bringing you the news, had their “experts” ,all…

National Flag Day

On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress adopted the flag of United States. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day and in August 1949, an Act of Congress established National Flag Day.       National Flag Day is not an official Federal holiday, although I think it should be. It is left…

National Doughnut Day

I like doughnuts (or donuts). I really like glazed doughnuts. Today I am going to eat a doughnut and donate to the Salvation Army in honor of National Doughnut Day.  Yes, the Salvation Army.  Not Police Officers. That stereotype, like many, has a grain of truth in it. Police became known for liking doughnuts because “back in the day” the…