Monday, February 15, 2021

Monday Musings - February 15, 2021


1. The third Monday of February is upon us. It is also February 15th--there are two months until Tax Day! I can't believe the annual reckoning with the government is at hand.

2.  It is President's Day and a time to celebrate the leaders of our Republic. And it is nice to have another three-day weekend. 

3. I watched the ice storm this weekend as a spectator. The news reports of the tragic accidents across the country are a reminder that travel during such a storm is extremely dangerous. 

4. I am hoping that winter will end soon. 

5. I watched hockey and golf on TV yesterday since there was no football or baseball. 

6. Today marks the 8th holiday in the past 6 months. There are only 2 holidays remaining to celebrate during the next 6 months. 

7. Today in History. "Remember the Maine!A massive explosion of unknown origin sinks the battleship USS Maine in Cuba’s Havana harbor on February 15, 1898, killing 260 of the fewer than 400 American crew members aboard.

One of the first American battleships, the Maine weighed more than 6,000 tons and was built at a cost of more than $2 million. Ostensibly on a friendly visit, the Maine had been sent to Cuba to protect the interests of Americans there after a rebellion against Spanish rule broke out in Havana in January.

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Ronald Reagan Quote for the Week

One out of every five jobs in our country depends on trade. So, I will propose a broader strategy in the field of international trade— one that increases the openness of our trading system and is fairer to America's farmers and workers in the world marketplace. We must have adequate export financing to sell American products overseas. I will ask for new negotiating authority to remove barriers and to get more of our products into foreign markets. We must strengthen the organization of our trade agencies and make changes in our domestic laws and international trade policy to promote free trade and the increased flow of American goods, services, and investments.

Ronald Reagan's Second State of the Union Speech January 25, 1983

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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