on this day …1/20/2017


1265 – The first English parliament met in Westminster Hall.

1801 – John Marshall was appointed chief justice of the United States.

1839 – Chile defeated a confederation of Peru and Bolivia in the Battle of Yungay.

1841 – The island of Hong Kong was ceded to Great Britain. It returned to Chinese control in July 1997.

1885 – The roller coaster was patented by L.A. Thompson.

1886 – The Mersey Railway Tunnel was officially opened by the Prince of Wales.

1887 – The U.S. Senate approved an agreement to lease Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as a naval base.

1891 – James Hogg took office as the first native-born governor of Texas.

1892 – The first official basketball game was played by students at the Springfield, MA, YMCA Training School.

1929 – The movie “In Old Arizona” was released. The film was the first full-length talking film to be filmed outdoors.

1937 – Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the first U.S. President to be inaugurated on January 20th. The 20th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution officially set the date for the swearing in of the President and Vice President.

1942 – Nazi officials held the Wannsee conference, during which they arrived at their “final solution” that called for exterminating Europe’s Jews.

1944 – The British RAF dropped 2,300 tons of bombs on Berlin.

1952 – In Juarez, Mexico, Patricia McCormick debuted as the first professional woman bullfighter from the United States.

1953 – “Studio One” became the first television show to be transmitted from the United States to Canada.

1954 – The National Negro Network was formed on this date. Forty radio stations were charter members of the network.

1972 – The number of unemployed in Britain exceeded 1 million.

1981 – Iran released 52 Americans that had been held hostage for 444 days. The hostages were flown to Algeria and then to a U.S. base in Wiesbaden, West Germany. The release occurred minutes after the U.S. presidency had passed from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan.

1985 – The most-watched Super Bowl game in history was seen by an estimated 115.9 million people. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Miami Dolphins, 38-16. Super Bowl XIX marked the first time that TV commercials sold for a million dollars a minute.

1986 – The U.S. observed the first federal holiday in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

1986 – Britain and France announced their plans to build the Channel Tunnel.

1986 – New footage of the 1931 “Frankenstein” was found. The footage was originally deleted because it was considered to be too shocking.

1987 – Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite was kidnapped in Beirut, Lebanon. He was there attempting to negotiate the release of Western hostages. He was not freed until November 1991.

1994 – Shannon Faulkner became the first woman to attend classes at The Citadel in South Carolina. Faulkner joined the cadet corps in August 1995 under court order but soon dropped out.

1996 – Yasser Arafat was elected president of the Palestinian Authority and his supporters won two thirds of the 80 seats in the Legislative Council.

1997 – Bill Clinton was inaugurated for his second term as president of the United States.

1998 – American researchers announced that they had cloned calves that may produce medicinal milk.

1998 – In Chile, a judge agreed to hear a lawsuit that accused Chile’s former dictator Augusto Pinochet with genocide.

1999 – The China News Service announced that the Chinese government was tightening restrictions on internet use. The rules were aimed at ‘Internet Bars.’

2000 – Greece and Turkey signed five accords aimed to build confidence between the two nations.

2002 – Michael Jordan (Washington Wizards) played his first game in Chicago as a visiting player. The Wizards beat the Bulls 77-69.


TGIF thoughts as Barack Obama returns to citizen

Reality vs. Fabrication

TGIF to everyone and Thank you for reading my blog … rants

I admit, I want to cry be sad that so many drank the #trumpkool-aid and voter for a man who quite possibly will be the worst president ever. I will post over and over how much Barack Obama will be missed, but in this era of trump, we must refuse to sit back,give the finger or give up the fight! Please be alert challenge main stream media and political entertainers, pundits on/in the airwaves as the news creeps up on the blurriness of truth, political, fake, edited or manipulated.

The high expectations and or higher standard people put on President Obama are points of contention for any sane person and should make us all want to shake somebody but ranting seems a lot more therapeutic …

So, not that anyone needs to be reminded but, the house of Bush gave tax breaks to the wealthy in 2001 sold as a stimulus or that ever popular republican phrase “trickle-down economics/theory” and again in 2003 when he invested ” in 2 Wars count them t-w-o, which resulted in massive debt and a quick trip to the road of recession just short of a huge depression, actually it was huge. I have to say now that it’s 2016 many parts of America have NOT felt the recovery, which quite possibly is because Republicans refused to help folks in certain area codes… is anyone paying attention! If you dig deep some governors misused, abused and or plugged their budgets with stimulus funds.  While you may NOT want to believe it, Bush allowed his government to spend $$ like a “drunken soldier,” lest we talk or question Bush’s inability to regulate his financial House/banks which led us into an effing ditch!

The party of Barack Obama tried to move Americans into the 21st Century, most of us thought it was obvious we couldn’t afford to go backward and who would want to because Republicans don’t seem or didn’t seem to believe in inclusion, fairness, or fair share… a phrase that will always ring true to most who lean left of center: Republicans do not have our best interests in their minds or hearts and what better evidence is there then the constant NO votes that could have gotten us out of a number of crisis sooner rather than later, lest we talk about the many short term deals made between Ds and Rs that used to be 1-2yrs now only last weeks and or a month because of a group of seemingly racist men and women who have behaved unlike any Congress ever. Tell me …prove to me it isn’t about race.

TGIF, my first post was six years ago,i tweaked it and while it’s now 2016, it has been a long week of clichés we all indulge in and some we can laugh at though most are very accurate as our workweek ends on this day and President Obama becomes a regular citizen again. The thing is, the #workweek didn’t end for President Obama, he has been at work getting our economy back on track for less than two years, and though pundits,cable heads and of course republicans would have you believe progress  is not happening, they are wrong. The recovery has had many obstacles placed in the way of this President, some include members of the Democratic Party, called Conservadems btw which is very odd yet should give the public a better view of how hard this whole thing was going to be. If anyone remembers at all, our then young Obama and candidate for President stated many times that he cannot get the change we believe in or need alone. It still is true that the change we need is one that everyone has to take part in which means that independents should be calling legislators to act in the best interest of the people, stop stalling, holding back and up appointments the President has a right to have to govern.


Speaking of governing, in a year of major elections that will change how our Congress looks many Economists state few in Congress have the courage to commit to change and act boldly to get America straightened out. If you listen to those pushing the negative poll numbers at us, should we all give up just because they say so, this is not the time for democratic supporters, voters the 53% that put this President in office to now turn their backs. The fact is we have 2 political parties and one nation under god but Republicans have forgotten that and have instead set out on a mission to not only bring down this President but in doing so will take the rest of us down with them.


We have Republicans who continue to be obstructionists along with a couple of members of the Democratic Party and that being said, people need reminding. The President was given the worst economy since the depression and has pulled the US back from the ditch that we all faced; actually, a huge percentage of people did fall into that ditch and are now collateral damage the house of Bush failed to stop while he was still in office. In fact, most of the people I talk to cannot even remember where he was after the announcement of just how bad a crisis we were in before this President took over. The President had an agenda during the 2008 campaign that did not include a complete financial crisis. The Mccain/Palin ticket said oh our economy is fundamentally sound and that was the first sign as to whom we all needed to vote into office. The facts slowly came out and we probably have not heard all the truth which means things obviously were worse than they knew people on the right keep trying to hold this President to the original numbers; the fact is everything is relative and the numbers have to adjusted folks. The President can give Congress an agenda but it is up to them to move us into the 21st Century, which means creating and voting on legislation that will put those laws on the books but they continue to say no or treat them as failures.


There have been major changes not failures made by this President and reports of him being weak are just a joke that Americans needed to fight.  The verbal beat downs that people on the right are engaging in… and while we said please who has time for that; unfortunately this ish worked though it was obvious President Obama was not only too busy saving our asses, he wanted republicans to side and act for the “greater good.” which they opted out of for 8yrs. I preferred then and am happy now that his choice was to make progress into the 21st Century and when the move stops we must challenge him or those who continue to stall block and vote against it.


The progress President Obama and our Congress has made seldom got the airtime it should which is annoying, disappointing but what is even more sad to hear that the President’s own advisors pleaded with him to give up on Health Care Reform, we all should be thankful he did not listen as there are at least twenty million plus who have never had healthcare, had it but lost a job or are now stabilized because they qualified for Medicare due to the ACA rules and policies

  – Nativegrl77