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Highlights in history on this date: 12 March ~ Did You KNOW THIS ✔

Highlights in history on this date:

1325 – Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec Empire, is founded.

1639 – America’s famous Harvard University is named for clergyman John Harvard.

1781 – Sir William Herschel discovers Uranus.

1852 – Familiar symbol of the United States, Uncle Sam, makes his debut as a cartoon character in the New York Lantern.

1881 – Russia’s Tsar Alexander II is assassinated and succeeded by Alexander III.

1906 – Death of Susan B Anthony, pioneer and leader of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States.

1943 – A plot to kill German leader Adolf Hitler ends in failure when a bomb planted by German officers on his plane fails to detonate.

1967 – Death of Sir Frank Worrell, West Indian cricket captain, who was knighted in 1964 for his contributions to the sport.

1969 – The Apollo 9 astronauts splash down, ending a mission that included the successful testing of the Lunar Module.

1972 – Australian soap opera Number 96 is broadcast for the first time. Network Ten has promised it will be the night “Australian television loses its virginity”.

1974 – Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris is inaugurated.

1982 – Richard Court, who later becomes WA premier, wins his father Sir Charles Court’s old seat of Nedlands in a West Australian state by-election.

1991 – Exxon Corporation agrees to pay a $US100 million fine and more than $US900 million in civil damages in the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.

1993 – ALP led by Paul Keating defeats Liberal-National parties in a federal election upset attributed to the coalition’s support of a Goods and Services Tax.

1996 – A gunman in Dunblane, Scotland, kills 16 children and a teacher before shooting himself.

1998 – Sydney businessman and Labor councillor Phuong Ngo is charged, along with two others, with the 1994 murder of NSW state Labor MP John Newman.

2001 – Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban complete the destruction of two ancient statues of the Buddha in Bamiyan.

2011 – The estimated death toll from Japan’s earthquake and tsunami climbs past 10,000 as authorities race to combat the threat of multiple nuclear reactor meltdowns.

2012 – Former News International executive Rebekah Brooks and her racehorse trainer husband Charlie are arrested in dawn raidsover the spreading UK phone-hacking scandal.

2013 – Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a Jesuit from Argentina, is elected pope, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas. He chooses the name Francis.

2014 – Brett Peter Cowan is found guilty of the 2003 abduction and murder of 13-year-old Sunshine Coast schoolboy Daniel Morcombe.

2015 – Cyclone Pam sweeps through Vanuatu, with winds reaching 250km/h, causing devastation and at least 16 deaths.

2017 – Australian woman Sara Connor is sentenced to four years jail over the death of a Bali police officer on Kuta Beach.

2016 – Experts at the World Science Festival in Brisbane say there may never be a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but say a preventative vaccine could be on the way.

2018 – The banking royal commission kicks off with a focus on car financing and dodgy home loans.

Today’s Birthdays:

Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II (1741-1790); Mike Stoller, US songwriter (1933-2011); Neil Sedaka, US singer (1939-); George Negus, Australian journalist (1942-); Joe Bugner, Australian boxing champion (1950-); William H Macy, US actor (1950-); Mark Colvin, Australian journalist (1952-2017); Deborah Raffin, US actress (1953-2012); Dana Delany, US actress (1956-); Adam Clayton, Irish rock musician of U2 fame (1960-); Annabeth Gish, US actress (1971-); Emile Hirsch, American actor (1985-).

Thought For Today:

The history of the world is the verdict of the world. – Friedrich von Schiller, German author (1759-1805).



“RUSSIA’S LOOKING OyeHb XoPoWo (VERY GOOD) FOR THAT TIME OF THE YEAR!” a poem, a.k.a.: “Early Retirement To His SnowDen In Russia! Small Surprise!” March 12, 2019 (Tuesday!)

With friends like “Putie” and Edward Snowden, in-a-“high-rise” in Mosc-Va,
Our President can “keep his act together” and is bold to tweet: “Ha! Ha!,”
For he’s-got “good friends(?)” – in foreign “spas,”
And his empire in rubles – it’s-“viable” because,
He’s a major planner and potential indictments won’t-“come-due”-’til next year,
So there’s no need to fret or change attitudes – for he thinks He’s got nothing to fear?
EXCEPT FEAR ITSELF! A Russian perspective is: tough! and filled with faith,
“That Might IS RIGHT!” “MONEY TALKS!” & “People ain’t smart,” thus, say-eth:
The Confident Don, with friends like Vlad, and both will ride bare-bock,
Ponies! without any shirts! on-fields-distant? from-Vladivos tok,
With Gerard DePard!* To-do hot baths! with-[other]-“actor(s)”** we all respect,
Sitting comfortably, drinking vodka! Comparing! Their High Tech!?

So! Given promises of future protection, [for-in-Russia, U.S.-Justice AIN’T-“king!”]
President Trump can do what he wants, whateve’-future “politics”-may-bring,
And Melania’s family is looking-for-The-Reunion, when “the poo[tin] may hit the fan!”
GIVEN-THE-TRUMP IMPERIAL PLAN!*** 🙂 – Can we get an invitation?
A: Ahhh, NO!

fin ❤

* – Gerard Depardieu is a fairly famous French actor friend of Putin’s!

** – These people are NOT NECESSARILY “bad actors,” BUT – you can make a case!!!

*** – Sometimes [just sometimes, like usually or always] stuff don’t work “according to plan!” BEST LAID PLANS! Good luck, major planner(s)! Call me in the morning!

[a little note, found in a top drawer, sometime in 2020, dated long ago: “VP 2 DT, BFF” This rhyme was included, written in a distinctly Russian flavor, possibly “Ivan Chai,” which is excellent for herbal tea: Wherever you go and whatever you do; there is a center, safe and true a place of re-pose, we all know; where fret and angst can just let go ~ It is not hard to linger there; the pace is slow; you-can-grow-your-hair! ~ It may be colder than Bora Bora; but without- crowds, just-let-me-tell-ya! ~ We’ve friendly, comely village girls, who’ll service you – They’ll “do” your “curls!” ~ Short, kinky curls, they like to touch, and, yes, they giggle, but-not too much!



Dennis the Menace 😁💯

The First American PRESIDENT was not Geogre Washington. Read on and listen to the Video. 🤗 Interesting stuff 🤗


Articles of Confederation, US Constitution, Constitution Day Materials, Pocket Constitution Book, Bill of Rights

Watch this video after reading the document above
Now listen to this
Did you know this?



Gunfight Rules

“Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.”

In a gunfight, the most important rule is … HAVE A GUN!!!

These are shooting tips from various Concealed Carry Instructors. If you own a gun, you will appreciate these rules… If not, you should get one, learn how to use it and learn the rules.


A Guns have only two enemies: Rust and Politicians. Rust can be prevented, Politicians cannot.

B It’s always better to be judged by 12 than carried out by 6.

C Cops carry guns to protect themselves, not you.

D Never let someone or something that threatens you get inside arm’s length.

E Never say “I’ve got a gun.” If you need to use deadly force, the first sound they should hear is the safety clicking off, or the hammer cocking.

F The average response time of a 911 call is 23 minutes; the response time of a .357 is 1,400 feet per second.

G The most important rule in a gunfight is: Always Win – there is no such thing as a fair fight. Always Win – cheat if necessary. Always Win – 2nd place doesn’t count.😁

H Make your attacker advance through a wall of bullets … you may get killed with your own gun, but they’ll have to beat you to death with it because it will be empty.😁

I If you’re in a gun fight:

(a) If you’re not shooting, you should be loading.

(b) If you’re not loading, you should be moving.

(c) If you’re not moving, you’re dead.😂

J In a life and death situation, do something … it may be wrong, but do something!

K If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. Nonsense! If you have a gun, what do you have to be paranoid about?

L Never fire a “warning shot”, that is just one wasted bullet, which could be needed within moments.

M(im)😁You can say “stop” or any other word, but a large bore muzzle pointed at someone’s head is pretty much a universal language; and, you won’t have to press 1 for Spanish/Mexican, or 2 for Chinese, or 3 for Arabic.

N Never leave a wounded enemy behind. If you have to shoot, shoot to kill. In court, yours will be the only testimony.😃

O You cannot save the planet, but you may be able to save yourself and your family.

If you believe in the 2nd Amendment, forward to others you know who also believe.


Politics 🤐

I would never say a truer word spoken – it has also happened here! Change America for Australia, change the names to the local left wing lunatics (Canberra political population), and there you have our own fortunes in a couple of paragraphs. Bushy (SA)


“Time is like a river. You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again.”

Franklin Graham was speaking at the First Baptist Church in
Jacksonville, Florida, when he said America will not come back.

He wrote:
“The American dream ended on November 6th, 2012. The second term of Barack Obama has been the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest republic in the history of mankind.

A coalition of blacks, Latinos, feminists, gays, government, workers,
union members, environmental extremists, the media, Hollywood,
uninformed young people, the “forever needy,” the chronically
unemployed, illegal aliens and other “fellow travelers” have ended
Norman Rockwell’s America.

You will never again out-vote these people. It will take individual
acts of defiance and massive displays of civil disobedience to get
back the rights we have allowed them to take away. It will take zealots, not moderates and shy, not reach-across-the-aisle RINOs
(Republicans In Name Only) to right this ship and restore our beloved
country to its former status.

People like me are completely politically irrelevant, and I will
probably never again be able to legally comment on or concern myself with the aforementioned coalition which has surrendered our culture, our heritage and our traditions without a shot being fired.

The Cocker spaniel is off the front porch, the pit bull is in the back
yard, the American Constitution has been replaced with Saul Alinsky’s
“Rules for Radicals” and the likes of Chicago shyster David Axelrod
along with international socialist George Soros have been pulling the
strings on their beige puppet and have brought us Act 2 of the New
World Order.

The curtain will come down but the damage has been done, the story has been told.

Those who come after us will once again have to risk their lives,
their fortunes and their sacred honor to bring back the Republic that this generation has timidly frittered away due to white guilt and political correctness.”

Thomas Jefferson

“Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and opressions of the body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.” ― Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson 💥

Vatican expels former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick over sex crimes – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)


Deformed or Defrock🕴😀

Fancy that😊😁

Catholic Church🤝

Defroked really

It’s called ‘Dignity’ & was done by artist Dale Lamphere to honor the women of the Sioux Nation. .

I don’t know why this hasn’t received more publicity, but this new fifty-foot sculpture was unveiled recently in South Dakota.

It’s called ‘Dignity’ & was done by artist Dale Lamphere to honor the women of the Sioux Nation.



Out of tens of thousands of treaties,”Mah Pea Luta” (Red Cloud)is still absolutely right about that even today. He defeated the US Army at the battle of the “Rosebud”or as the Lakota called it the “Battle where the sister saved her brother.” The Lakota would ride just within range of the soldiers rifles and ride the length of the front line as a show of bravery. The two sides were at an impasse when a young brave riding along the soldier’s line got his horse shot out beneath him, with no other cover he ducked behind his horse.The angry soldiers opened fire on the horse. A few thousand rounds later the horse was getting awfully small. The soldiers were so intent on getting the precocious youngster that they didn’t see the young man’s sister suddenly ride up and grab him and carry him to safety. This rallied the Lakota and Cheyenne to the decisive victory. Red Cloud refused to sign a treaty of peace with anyone but the Phone. President Ulysses Grant signed the treaty with Red Cloud guaranteeing that ALL land between the Powder and Big Horn rivers would be Sioux land forever. Gold was soon discovered in the Black Hills and I guess everyone remembers Custer’s Battle of the Little Big Horn

Red Cloud
May Pea Luta
American Native Indian

“HOW TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT?  BRING IT TO ITS KNEES!”HUMILITY!  You NEED humility!  I shall teach it to-you!😁 ~ Whoa! 😁

“HOW TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT? BRING IT TO ITS KNEES!” a poem a.k.a.: “State Of The Union Address From Supreme Commander Boo-Hoo!” 02/13/19 (Wed.)

“HUMILITY! You NEED humility! I shall teach it to-you!
My name WAS Trump, but I’m-now-GOD! Supreme-Commander BOO-HOO!
My pledge IT was: (pause) To-make-you- GREAT AGAIN,
But, FOR-NOW-that-simply-means: paying for your sin!
For your sin – your-sin of-not-enough- DISCIPLINE,
For the sin of The Democrats – (which-is) where-you’ve-been,
Which is off with them, collecting checks,
From the government! Well, I’m-here-to BREAK YOU NECKS,
Just-like-I-did: on THE APPRENTICE!
Oh, you never saw it? Well-I-play- A PRAYING M(e)ANTIS,
For I AM so stealth-full – AND-I-SEEM-TO-BE-PRAYING,
But-NOW, listen! to ALL I’m-ever REALLY SAYING:
So! I’m waking you up! and-you-can thank me later,
AFTER YOU’RE BANKRUPT! No, no, I don’t hate-HER;
I don’t hate Hillary-or-Nancy – Yea! I-DO TOLERATE ROSEANN!
But, I-DON’T-HAVE-TIME-FOR-POLITICS! I’m a big “tweeting man!”
Yeah! a tweeting bird man, one like you’ve never seen!
And IF you’re finding it hard – to just GET BY,
Well, come by The White House, and I’ll give you some “pie!”
And Melania will greet you – with a big, air-head sigh!
YOU VOTED FOR US? Do you now wonder why?
Well! It’s BECAUSE: You don’t know how to think;
You watch too much FOX News! – or those liberals IN PINK!
You listen to TV EVAN-GEL-IZERS,
And use deodorant sprays – and atomizers,
And you order s-x toys – off The Internet,
And watch lots of TV – and I’ll even bet,
You never noticed ME! over at The Fence,
With Border Patrol agents – and Vice President Pence!
It rhymes with FENCE! (pause) So, you better blame,
Yourselves! for the predicament you now all are in,
I’m just teaching you humility, for – I-HAVE-NO-SIN! 🙂 – Whoa!

fin ❤



Part I:
A. Back off and let those men who want to marry men, marry men.
B. Allow those women who want to marry women, marry women.
C. Allow those folks who want to abort their babies, abort their babies.
In three generations, there will be no more Democrats.

Part II:
10 Poorest Cities in America (How did it happen?)
City, State, % of People Below the Poverty Level

1. Detroit, MI 32.5%
2. Buffalo, NY 29.9%
3. Cincinnati, OH 27.8%
4. Cleveland, OH 27.0%
5. Miami, FL 26.9%
5. St. Louis, MO 26.8%
7. El Paso, TX 26.4%
8. Milwaukee, WI 26.2%
9. Philadelphia, PA 25.1%
10. Newark, NJ 24.2%

What do these top ten cities (over 250,000 pop.) with the highest poverty rate all have in common?
Detroit, MI – (1st on poverty rate list) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1961
Buffalo, NY – (2nd) hasn’t elected one since 1954
Cincinnati, OH – (3rd) not since 1984
Cleveland, OH – (4th) not since 1989
Miami, FL – (5th) has never had a Republican mayor
St. Louis, MO – (6th) not since 1949
El Paso, TX – (7th) has never had a Republican mayor
Milwaukee, WI – (8th) not since 1908
Philadelphia, PA – (9th) not since 1952
Newark, NJ – (10th) not since 1907

Einstein once said, ‘The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.’
It is the poor who habitually elect Democrats… yet they are still POOR.

Part III:
“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.”
~Abraham Lincoln

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a much closer look at the American Indian.”
~Henry Ford

Please–Do something for your country, forward this!

“WICKED GAME!”   a poem to celebrate “CULT AWARENESS MONTH” in Alpine!    Feb. 9, 2019 (Saturday) 🤗🤓

“WICKED GAME!” a poem to celebrate “CULT AWARENESS MONTH” in Alpine! Feb. 9, 2019 (Saturday)

There is a game – with NO-WAY TO-WIN,
And-there-are NO RULES! EXCEPT-“The Rule of Sin,”
Which says: “If you play – and don’t play ‘FAIR,’ *
Some GOD’s-gonna-get-cha – Just – PULL-OUT YOUR HAIR!”

Society will teach you (L. O. L.) – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW,
To play the game BADLY! – and – make-“YOUSELF” your-“foe,”
And-“play”-yourself -“into-the-ground” and-be-conscientious,
And – PLAY WITH OTHER “LOSERS,” who-are equally pretentious!

THE PLAY’S THE THING – and-The-Game-shall-bring – ALL players to their knees:
Guilty! Sin-Filled! Hopeful-about-“Heaven!” This-game-is-quite-THE-TEASE,
The-only “gamer” – around-these-parts is-my-“friend(?)” – a surly “broad,”
Named SHIRLEY! Shirley CULT’s her name,
And prostitution! is-her favorite game!
She’ll f – – k – – g s c – – w-you – until you cry,
And, Darling! You will NOT ask WHY,
Because, surely-you-never-will-have-HAD,
A “happier”-time – o r-one quite as sad! 🙂 – I don’t know!

fin ❤

* – and there is ABSOLUTELY no way to tell what’s fair and what’s not! 🙂 – No Way!!

“Join a cult today, and GET HAPPY! Any one will do! Just find ANY group [OR PERSON] with (1) morals; (2) rules; (3) creeds; and (4) rituals! A close friend, ex-wife, or “service” group will work in a pinch! or – find yourself a Foster Home! or – a school club! or – a political convention! Any group! Any cause! Even your own family will work just fine! and remember: TEAM WORK! That’s what it’s all about! and – if you simply can not find any person or formal group of people, just get with yourself! and meditate! or “pray!” and listen to a thousand different voices and points of view, pointing you in the direction – of a beautiful tomorrow!” The Mystic Poet. “Don’t look at me! I just found this stuff on The Internet, The Cult of Cults! IF it’s here, it MUST be true, and, if you look around, you are SHIRLEY going to find a place where you can purchase tickets to go to Heaven [or wherever!]! On “Amazon,” you can probably get some cheap, used tickets!!”

No room here for them American Cults 😁🤗😅😂

Marlon Brando on the set of his first film, The Men, 1950

Marlon Brando. (born April 3, 1924, Omaha, Nebraska.—died July 1, 2004, Los Angeles, California) “ American motion picture and stage actor known for his visceral, brooding characterizations. Brando was the most celebrated of the method actors, and his slurred, mumbling delivery marked his rejection of classical dramatic training. His true and passionate performances proved him one of the greatest actors of his generation.

Brando, the son of a salesman and an actress, grew up in Nebraska, California, and Illinois. After he was expelled from the Shattuck Military Academy in Faribault, Minnesota, for insubordination, he moved in 1943 to New York City, where he studied acting under Stella Adler at the Dramatic Workshop. He made his stage debut in 1944 as Jesus Christ in the Workshop production of Gerhart Hauptmann’s Hannele, and in that same year he first appeared on Broadway in I Remember Mama. After that play’s successful two-year run, Brando appeared in Maxwell Anderson’s Truckline Cafe, George Bernard Shaw’s Candida, and Ben Hecht’s A Flag Is Born (all 1946) and was voted “Broadway’s most promising actor” by New York critics. In 1947, he attained stage stardom with his astonishingly brutal, emotionally charged performance as Stanley Kowalski in the Elia Kazan-directed production of Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire (1947).

Brando made his motion picture debut in The Men (1950), a powerfully realistic study of disabled World War II veterans. In preparation for his role, he spent a month in a hospital paraplegic ward.” Notes from Jonaki

Marlon Brando on the set of his first film, The Men, 1950

Marlon Brando
Love this 💙

J Jay Samuel Davis🕊

“ON THE DOT!” a poem [a.k.a.: “Let’s Keep The Poetic Dash Moving, On The Dot!”] February 7, 2019 (Thursday: Karaoke at Ole Crystal Bar, here in beautiful downtown Alpine, Texas, U. S. A., tonight at 10:30 P. M.!) dedicated: to the lady that started our POETRY GATHERING, here in beautiful downtown Alpine – at The Historic Holland Hotel (corner of 6th Street and Holland Ave.), held each Wednesday at 6:30 P. M., come rain or come SHINE!! DOROTHY HARDING! a.k.a.: “Dot!”

DOTtie left!* We-were so sad,
So, we’re DASHing to The Holland,** with-faces-painted-“glad,”
‘Cause-our-DOT is back! We DASH & DASH,
To-The-Poetry-Gathering – for-a-“POETIC-BASH!”

“Welcome-HOME-Poetry!” with DASHes & DOT(s):
Poetic Morse Code! and we got ourselves lots,
Of-catching-up-to-do – and hugs to get!!!
We’re-DASHing, to-see-DOT! our poetic “pet,”
Who-is-our “time kee-per!” We -love-her-moderating, (pause)
Our POETIC HEARTS, as-we’re-participating! 🙂 – “2 BEE or not 2 BEE!”

fin ❤

* – Dottie Harding left about a year ago – to go visit sick relatives in San Antonio, Texas, U. S. A.! Well, everything is better NOW! and we are happy that our poetic “friend” has returned, bustling with ideas and exuberance! Yay! Dot! Welcome HOME!

** – The Historic Holland Hotel (here in Alpine)! One of the finest overnight accommodations IN THE NATION!