Monday, February 19, 2018

Monday Musings - February 19, 2018


1. Happy Presidents' Day! Which president is your favorite? Which one is your least favorite?

2. CBS News ranked the Presidents from 1 to 45. Review the ratings and see if you agree. Number 45 may surprise you. Numbers 1 and 2 have birthdays this month. I thought Ronald Reagan was asked too low, personally.


Teddy
3. It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own. President Herbert Hoover.


Finnegan and Teddy with Jeremy
4. There is a new dog in the family. Welcome Teddy, Jeremy and Lucas's new keeshond. The family has a pair of kees again!

5. Both Ethan and Jax's basketball teams won their first round playoff games yesterday. Basketball continues for one more week.

6. After Saturday's snow, the temperatures and the weather seem to be improving.

7. The aftermath of Valentine's Day has a beautiful bouquet of tulips and irises sitting on the table. They are a splash of color in the dreary season.



Headlines


What to Do With a Day Off - The New York Times


How Unwitting Americans Encountered Russian Operatives Online - The New York Times


Team USA's biggest Winter Olympic team nabs few medals (so far) - CNN


Ronald Reagan Quote for the Week



"You understand that freedom is not a luxury, but a necessity; not a privilege, but the source of our life's bread. In science, just as in our economy, our object must be to maximize freedom, to open up new avenues of inquiry and new areas of experimentation."

Remarks at a White House Luncheon for the New Pioneers, February 12, 1985


-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD
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