Monday, January 7, 2019

Monday Musings - January 7, 2018




1. It is the first Monday of January 2019. I can't believe that the first weeks has already passed. Seven days down and 358 to go until we can do the New Years stuff all over again.

2. The Federal Government remains partially shutdown. Sadly. There is no end in sight. Well, until the tax returns are not paid out and then there will definitely be a groundswell against the shutdown.

3. I noticed how dark the neighborhood was last evening as the Christmas lights have been turned off and put away by most of the houses.

4. While I often complain about the weather, I cannot complain about yesterday's 54 degrees and sunny for a January day! Bring it on. 

5. I attended two youth basketball games yesterday and I am happy to report that both Jackson and Ethan were winners. The games were close and exciting.

6. Yesterday would have been a good day for January golf, but, I was busy elsewhere.

7. I am amazed how quickly time passes when I have a lot to do, but drags when I am just waiting for the day to end.

8. Today in History. On this day in 1789, America’s first presidential election is held. Voters cast ballots to choose state electors; only white men who owned property were allowed to vote. As expected, George Washington won the election and was sworn into office on April 30, 1789.


Headlines


2 Americans Said to Have Joined ISIS Caught on the Front Lines in Syria - The New York Times



Trump Has Promised to Bring Jobs Back. His Tariffs Threaten to Send Them Away. - The New York Times

Ronald Reagan Quote for the Week

The one thing our Founding Fathers could not foresee -- they were farmers, professional men, businessmen giving of their time and effort to an idea that became a country -- was a nation governed by professional politicians who had an interest in getting re-elected. They probably envisioned a fellow serving a couple of hitches and then eagerly looking forward to getting back to the farm.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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