Special shout out to my wife, Maggie Mann, on our 38th wedding anniversary. I knew I wanted to marry you when I realized I just loved being around you no matter what we were doing. You became, and are still today, my best friend. Love you bunches, Miss Maggie.
Picture below: Kiawah Island, South Carolina and Reception at Officers' Club on the Charleston Naval Base on September 28, 1985.
President Grover Cleveland (D) was unique in several ways including that he's the only U.S. president to serve two terms, but not consecutively. He was president from (1885-1889) and (1893-1897). If the popular vote held sway, he would've been president for three consecutive terms. Of course his ideas fit tightly with the beliefs of the republican party of today, not the democratic party.
Another interesting tidbit about President Cleveland is that he basically married his goddaughter. A very good friend of Grover's asked him that if he should die, would Grover handle his estate and make sure his daughter found a great family to live with? He chose his own. The girl only had one other sibling who died from an illness.
His daughter's name was Frances, and she was eleven years old at the time of his death. Grover did wait until she was 22 to marry her (he was 41 years old) and it was basically the same time as the start of his presidency, so our First Lady was just 22 years old. Quite frankly, she gave Grover a huge image boost as he would no longer be a bachelor.
I heard a historian discuss Grover and Frances and it was interesting. He said that Grover bought Frances' first baby carriage and then roughly 20 years later, he married her. They were married for 22 years up until Grover died at the age of 71, from a heart attack. They had six children.
Dr. Anthony Fauci was allegedly "escorted" secretly into CIA headquarters and tried to influence the agency's investigation into the origins of COVID-19, claims Rep. Brad Wenstrup, the chair of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic.
The Ohio Republican on Tuesday said that the information that has been received "suggests that Dr. Fauci was escorted into Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Headquarters — without a record of entry — and participated in the analysis to 'influence' the Agency's review," reports The New York Post.
The information above should be very accurate. If investigations are allowed to go forward, Fauci can be in tremendous trouble.
Even though at one point there was no word for it, the word "Courage," is a strong one and it has been since the beginning of mankind. The word's earliest origins are biblical.
A few thousand years ago the word was "Cor," and it was a way of admiring certain people who always stayed the course and weren't afraid of speaking the truth. Those who were the first to jump in front of others to save them. Roman soldiers put a huge value on those who demonstrated courage. They're the ones who received extra pay and honors.
What's kind of funny is that the word started off as "Cor,", then it became "Corage," when the French and English started using it. What did our ancestors do with the word? Well, they added a "U," and it became "Courage." I guess our country was feisty then and didn't want anyone telling us what to call something.
Courage and stupidity are knowing something might hurt but doing it anyway; thus, why life is so confusing.
You know you're getting older when you keep a separate bottle of Ibuprofen upstairs and one downstairs.
Mind blown: The moment you realize that the distance in time between 1970 and 2023 is the same as the distance in time between 1970 and1918.
Being popular on FaceBook is like sitting at the cool table in the cafeteria of a mental hospital.
The older I get, the more I understand why Roosters scream their heads off every morning before starting their day.
Headlines: "New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez Makes Claim About Why He Had $480,000 In Cash at His Home." Spoil alert: it had something to do with race.
I believe the media is missing the big picture. The real story is how did they find out where all the cash and gold were hidden? It's not like they ripped the house apart, they had specific locations in mind when they exercised the warrant. Where do they get these reporters these days?
The ten oldest colleges in the U.S.
1. Harvard (1636)
2. William & Mary (1693)
3. Yale (1701)
4. University of Penn (1740)
5. Princeton (1746)
6. Columbia (1754)
7. Brown (1764)
8. Dartmouth (1769)
9. Rutgers (1766)
10. University of North Carolina (1789)
It amazes me that 1) Nine universities were up and running before the Revolutionary War. 2) They're still going strong after hundreds of years. Wow!
Princeton University, to me, has the most beautiful campus in the country. Take a look:
The mayor of Chicago (Brandon Johnson) is an African American, and he has proposed with other state lawmakers that the city government of Chicago, open their own grocery stores. Now pick yourself up off the floor, take a seat, and listen to his rationale:
1. Stores are pulling out because of the violence. Well, finally some truth out of him. And what is the cause of this? Their liberal policies. And instead of correcting course, they're always trying to prepare the backend for a complete cover-up with no transparency.
2. Food access needs racial justice, Johnson’s office said in a press release, adding that “37% of Black residents and 29% of Latino residents are food insecure, compared to 19% of residents overall.” Is everything about race?!
3. Brandon argued that: “historic disinvestment has led to inequitable access to food retail across Chicago,” and noted that “existing inequities have been exacerbated as at least six grocery stores closed on the South and West sides over the past two years.” You'll probably want to read this one a few times, but in the end, you'll still come to the same conclusion - this mayor and all other liberals involved have lost their minds. It is true that Chicago continues to reel with violent crime and large-scale theft, so corporate grocery stores like Walmart and Amazon-owned Whole Foods, have recently packed up and left Chicago, but he's not addressing the liberal policies that caused them to leave.
There's way more than the above, but I'm sure you get the point. We're not dealing with people on just the Left anymore, I'd welcome that again, but instead absolute radicals propagating non-existent causes so they can collect money to fight against racial inequality that doesn't exist. They've not even proven systemic racism is a real thing, but it doesn't stop them from invoking racial injustice everywhere we turn.
Uneducated voters are being bamboozled and mistreated not because of those on the Right (and who are right), but those radicals in their own Party. Maybe they'll see the light, someday. That we, on the right, are not their enemy. To find who their enemies actually are, they won't have to look beyond their own political organization.
A sports analyst who watched the LSU vs. Florida State game that aired on ABC last Sunday night, discovered there were 131 ads played during the broadcast of the game for a total of 55 minutes.
The duration of the game was under two and a half hours which means commercials made up around 37% of the program. Could it be, as suggested, that the NFL is taking advantage of us? Fans writing in sure thought so along with many sports analysts and anchors.
I've studied over the last two years, many major networks down to specific programs to see how much advertising is done on their shows. And guess what? It usually averaged out to around 34% of commercial time so there isn't that much of a difference between what the NFL is doing for their games and what we experience with the shows we watch. The bottom line is there are many reasons to be mad at the NFL, this isn't one of them.
That being said, Go Chiefs!! Sorry Bears!!!
Author: John Mann