Sunday, July 26, 2015

Today In History - Several Notable Events...

...took place in history today - July 26th - that were of importance to the United States of America:

On this day in 1775, the Second Continental Congress established the U.S. States Postal System with Benjamin Franklin as its first postmaster. Yes, that was (as you probably noted) before the Declaration of Independence but it was also after the commencement of the Revolutionary War which began on April 19, 1775. (April 19th is also the anniversary of my wedding - but that's a war of another sort.)

On this day in 1788 New York finally ratifies the Constitution thus becoming the 11th of the original 13 colonies to do so.

On this day in 1847 Liberia becomes an independent nation. Liberia formerly had been a colony of the American Colonization Society which had been set-up in a controversial move as an alternative to the emancipation of black slaves within America.

Happy birthday Mick Jagger, born on this day in 1943 (and yes he was indeed of importance to America). He sure is getting old but aren't we all.

On this day in 1948, President Truman issues an executive order ending segregation in the U.S. military.

In 1953, Fidel Castro and others began the Cuban Revolution with an unsuccessful attack on a Cuban military base. 
 
In 1984, on this day, accused serial killer Ed Gein - the inspiration for the movie psycho and possibly for The Silence Of The Lambs dies from cancer. From what I understand he was a heinous murderer who committed truly horrible acts on his victims.

All the best,
Glenn B

It May Be Time To Head To This Car Wash

I just washed my car, a couple or few weeks ago, for the first time in well over a year. Even though it remains pretty clean, I think it might be time to head to a this car wash today.


All the best,
GB

Unabashedly Taking Advantage Of The Blind

Source.
Or should I have said taking liberties with the blind?

All the best,
GB

Some Guys Just Have All The Luck

Source
Just another good reason - other than sunburn, sharks, jellyfish, hypodermic syringes, trash, crowds of shitheads and sand up my crack - for me to avoid the beach especially while naked.

All the best,
Glenn B

It Was A One Shot Kill...

...and the woman who fired that shot, a reported prostitute escort, maybe should get a medal for firing it. She was accosted, when she answered the door, by a man who was responding to an add on Backpage.com. He allegedly told her "live or die" almost as soon as he entered apparently with gun in hand. Then he reportedly tried to strangle her and foolishly put the gun down evidently while trying to gain a tighter death grip. So what did the lady do, she picked up the gun, pointed at her assailant, and fired one shot. That was all she wrote, the alleged scum bag was dead. It is nice to see someone fight back and win when accosted by a slimeball, dirtbag, POS of like I imagine this guy must have been. The killing was ruled justifiable homicide.

The police have their work cut out for them as it is suspected that the deceased may have been a serial killer who was responsible for the deaths and or disappearances of six (6) other women, some of them prostitutes. I guess the fact that he had attacked this escort and that he had another pistol and a few sets of handcuffs in his pockets, along with bleach, a shovel, s machete, axes, knives and sledge hammer (among other things) that were found in his trunk could make the cops think he was involved in something nasty. While there are legitimate uses for all of those items, they all could also be used to facilitate and abduction, murder, dismemberment, burial and cleaning up the resultant mess. Hopefully she not only shot her assailant but also the guy responsible for those other crimes who will now no longer be committing any further ones. More here.

All the best,
GB