08/23/20 – Term Limits

CURRENT EVENTS

Term Limits

I understand that the Chinese have a saying, white shirts and politicians are best when new.

If you look at how long so many of our key political leaders have held office, do you ever wonder if they are going to fix something, why didn’t they fix it decades ago.

BOOK OF THE WEEK

I believe there are no people without flaws, Jefferson had great flaws but he also did great things. There is much more to Thomas Jefferson than you are likely to hear from the media or even today’s schools.

Jefferson

By Saul K. Padover

An abridged version of the classic biography of the U.S. President Thomas Jefferson.

This is a stirring portrait of an extraordinary American—Thomas Jefferson—third President of the United States, architect of freedom and democracy. He began his remarkable career as a lawyer, served in the Virginia House of Delegates and subsequently became Governor of Virginia, Ambassador to France, Secretary of State, and President.

He wrote his own epitaph, because he hoped to be remembered for three of his contributions to the American nation—author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom—and Father of the University of Virginia. Yet, curiously enough, most of Jefferson’s life was a struggle between his desire for a quiet, scholarly life on his plantation at Monticello and the sacrifices he had to make in order to serve his county.

Here, Professor Samuel K. Padover deftly reveals the personality of Jefferson, the devoted husbabnd and father, the farmer and philosopher, as well as the crises and achievements of his brilliant career as a statesman, in this absorbing, highly readable book.

MOVIE, PLAY OR TV SHOW OF THE WEEK

Dancing With The Tsars

If you enjoy Dancing With The Stars, perhaps you will enjoy this show.

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Beethoven

ART OF THE WEEK

Art From Peru’s Man-Made Floating Islands In Lake Titicaca

I bought this hanging decoration in 2017 from one of the Indians on the floating islands. They, like everyone I saw in Peru; absolutely refused to accept handouts. They want you to buy something from them, not give them something for nothing.

I found the character of the Peruvians more impressive than so many in the USA, who want something for nothing. 

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

Inspector Harry Callahan

(aka Dirty Harry)

Inspector Harold Callahan, also known as Dirty Harry, was portrayed in the Dirty Harry film series, which consists of Dirty Harry (1971), Magnum Force (1973), The Enforcer (1976), Sudden Impact (1983) and The Dead Pool (1988). 

From his debut, Callahan became the template for a new kind of cop: an antihero who does not hesitate to cross professional boundaries in pursuit of his own vision of justice, especially when the law is poorly served by an inept, incompetent bureaucracy.

All of the Dirty Harry films feature Callahan killing criminals, mostly in gunfights. Phrases he utters in armed stand-offs, “Go ahead, make my day” and “[…] you’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?” have become iconic. 

Dirty Harry in Action

  WEEK’S JOKE

This Week’s Joke Compliments of the BBC

I was told the BBC was trying to be sarcastic.

PHYSICAL TRAITS

Quarantine Coffee

This is for those of you who like to try different kinds of coffees or those of you who don’t like coffee at all.

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS

LEARNING TRAITS

Adapt

It seems everyone has to adapt to our new environment.

MISCELLANEOUS

Gyms have been closed since mid-March and yet Michigan’s governor has now permitted Detroit’s casinos to be open. I have to wonder about the governor’s motivations, not to mention encouraging nursing homes to take in Coronavirus patients.

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Regarding the movie “Bubba Ho-Tep”
I have not seen it, but would like to see it  46.67%  (7 votes) 
I have seen it and I liked it  26.67%  (4 votes) 
I have not see it, nor do I wish to see it  26.66%  (4 votes) 
I have seen it and I did not like it  0%  (0 votes) 
Total Votes: 15
Which do you favor?
Decentralized control  80%  (8 votes) 
Centralized control  20%  (2 votes) 
I’m not going to vote.  0%  (0 votes) 
Total Votes: 10

Book

If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 and the paperback version has been reduced to $10.00

However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life, 

only you can do that.

My Final Cover

This book can be ordered from Amazon or Barnes & Nobles.

16 thoughts on “08/23/20 – Term Limits

    • Thank you very much for commenting Priscilla. The floating islands were amazing. We were told there was a dispute on one of the islands and they simply sawed the island in half and each side with there separate ways.

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  1. I love everything about this post. So much so that I probably should just copy and paste the entire post. 😂
    But I’ll just go for it anyway.
    Right about now I could use a quarantine coffee and it’s almost 5 for me so we’re good! 😆 either that or Beethoven’s second fifth.
    Term limits: yessss please
    Character Traits: THANK YOU!
    Social Traits: awww 🥰
    Learning traits: lucky for the robber my grandmother wasn’t there. I don’t know how with the social distancing but she would have found a way to club him!
    The floating islands! That I have got to see.
    Ivan was terrible wasn’t he? That was too funny!
    Another great one Bill. I told you I should have just copied and pasted. Hahaha

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    • Thank you so much Beck for all your kind comments about my blog. Such comments keep me going each week, so I really appreciate them. As for the floating islands, I’m not sure they will be around too much longer. The young people go to school on the mainland and when they graduate they tend to leave the islands. It was truly a unique experience and I admired the character of everyone I met in Peru. They were all the same, they accept nothing; but they all have items for sale or can repair things. l Thanks again Beck for taking the time to comment, much appreciated.

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