Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Monday Musings - Labor Day 2018

The Pool When I Came Home
September 2. 2018
1. Happy Labor Day! It is the unofficial end of the summer season. My summer will go on, however until its very last dying breath as the leaves fall from the trees. 

2. Chris and I returned home after a week away on a fantastic vacation to a green pool and no phone, internet, or television. It is very quiet in the house without the TV and none of our voice activated applications work, either.

3. It is a very hazy beginning to the holiday outside. Humidity is the name of the game and there is no wind. 

4. It is tough to write my blog without internet connection. 

Flamingos in Puerto Casa Maya
August 31, 2018
5. Now that September has arrived, we have plans to begin some significant renovations in the house.

6. I cannot believe the President’s inappropriate tweet from Saturday about running for President once and winning. Some of the greatest people in American history never served as President: Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, George Marshall, Robert McNamara—to name a few. What was the point? 

7. Clearing customs yesterday at Port Everglades was a distinctly different based upon citizenship. Foreign passport holders were in a line that seemed to be hours long while US passport holders, once recognized, cleared customs and immigration in 10 minutes.

8. I believe that the President has a personal vendetta agains Federal workers by denying them a pay raise for the coming year. I wonder who he believes does the dirty work of keeping our Republic running while at the same time foregoing rights to which other citizens are entitled?

Headlines (I am limited to headlines from the print copy of the Sunday, September 2, 2018, The New York Times due to internet issues)

Extolling McCain at Funeral, Two Presidents Stand Apart from a Third - The New York Times

A Day of Mourning for Washington, a Day of Golf and Sour Tweets for Trump - The New York Times

Executive Privilege is Cited to Keep Records Sealed - The New York Times

Ronald Reagan Quote for the Week

Yes, America is still a symbol to a few, a symbol that is feared and hated, but to more, millions more, a symbol that is loved, a country that remains a shining city on a hill. Delivered to at the Annual Convention of the American Bar Association, July 8, 1985

Note: This blog was written on Labor Day, but not posted until Tuesday due to internet issues at home.

— Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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