Saturday, February 6, 2010
[1564 - Christopher Marlowe, poet, dramatist,
born in Canterbury, England]
[1778 - France and USA sign Treaty of Amity and Commerce and Treaty of Alliance in Paris, France]
[1788 - Massachusetts is the sixth state to enter the United States of America]
[1895 - Babe (George Herman) Ruth, baseball great, born in Baltimore, Maryland]
[1911 - Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th U.S. President, born in Tampico, Illinois]
[1913 - John Lund, actor, born in Rochester, New York]
[1914 - Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft, singer,
voice actor, born in Norfolk, Nebraska]
[1932 - Francois Truffaut, film director, born in Paris, France]
[1945 - Bob Marley, singer, reggae icon, born in Nine Mile, St. Ann, Jamaica]
If one were to offer evidence in support of the belief held by me and over seventy percent of my fellow citizens that Our Country has been headed in the wrong direction, the following bullet points would be on the short list:
Record numbers of Americans are losing their homes.
The economy is still hemorrhaging jobs instead of creating them.
One out of every hundred citizens is incarcerated.
The federal deficit is at record levels.
Casualties and violence in Afghanistan are on the rise.
Neither the stimulus package nor the TARP seem to have worked very well.
The numbers of our fellow Americans living in poverty continues to increase.
The numbers of our fellow Americans without health care continues to increase.
Our bridges fall down and our highways deteriorate.
The price tag for our military is three quarters of a trillion dollars.
William's Whimsical Words:
Other than that, the Nation seems to be getting by.
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