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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Celebrating Two Pretend Holidays

This was an interesting weekend that passed in that it is very rare that you have two fake-pretend or in layperson terms, 'bullshit' holidays occurring back to back

First you have Valentine's Day which people of every faith and no belief in anything embrace as long as they have a partner or spouse to embrace it with

As we first wrote a few years back, many think Valentine's Day is a secular holiday; it is not. 

It is a Christian holiday..   Catholic to be more precise...

Saint Valentine's Day to be even more specific is not meant to be celebrated in the modern-secular way with chocolates, romantic dinners and fellacio and/or rumpus-pumpus...
Here's a brief but accurate history of St. Valentine:

With the Roman Empire crumbling at all sides by a severely weakening economy and threats from all borders- the Huns, Slavs, Gauls and Turks, more and more capable men were required to to be recruited as soldiers and officers to protect the nation from takeover.

When Claudius II became the emperor, he felt that married men were more emotionally attached to their families, and thus, will not make good soldiers. He believed that marriage made the men weak.

So Claudius issued an edict forbidding marriage to assure quality soldiers.  The Romans were in shock but dared not speak out on this edict.

Valentine saw the decree as a great injustice and took great sympathy on those denied the right to marry, so he would perform secret ceremonies.  It was only a matter of time before Claudius came to know of this and had him arrested.
While awaiting his sentence in prison, Valentine was approached by his jailor, Asterius. It was said that Valentine had some saintly abilities and one of them granted him the power to heal people.

Asterius had a blind daughter and knowing of the miraculous powers of Valentine he requested the latter to restore the sight of his blind daughter.

The Catholic legend has it that Valentine did this through the vehicle of his strong Christian faith

While imprisoned, Claudius met with Valentine but he refused to agree with the emperor regarding the ban on marriage.

The emperor tried to convert Valentine to the Roman gods but was unsuccessful in his efforts. as Valentine refused to recognize Roman Gods and even attempted to convert the emperor, knowing the consequences fully.

Claudius was angered and gave the order of execution of Valentine.
Meanwhile, a deep friendship had been formed between Valentine and Asterius' daughter. It caused great grief to the young girl to hear of her friend's imminent death.

Just before his execution, Valentine asked for a pen and paper from his jailor, and signed a farewell message to her "From Your Valentine," a phrase that lived ever after that expressed great love toward her..

It wasn't emotional or sexual love expressed, but Christian love; the love of his Faith.  

Valentine was martyred for refusing to renounce his religion and thus believed to have been executed on February 14, 270 AD. 

Like every other holiday celebrated in a secular society, St. Valentine's Day is celebrated Wrong but all the wasted money on cards and flowers and condoms keeps the economy going, so...
~ If you're Atheist, remember St. Valentine's Day is a Christian holiday so please do not celebrate it or procreate thus making more of you..

So that silly holiday was the 14th

The next day being the 15th was President's Day

This 'holiday' the result of merging Washington and Lincoln's birthdays into two meaningless days so to give a day on the Federal employee calendar to appease blacks and white-guilters.. MLK which ironically always seems to fall on Jan 18th which is 'Confederate Heroes' Day.'

There are actually only 6 Presidents in this nation's History worth a damn or the time to honor and celebrate them and the rest actually deserve to be forgotten for being either inconsequential, incompetent or outright unconstitutional.

Everyone has a different list but these are the only Presidents A&G admires and respects..
~  Sorry to burst anyone's PC bubble but Yes most domesticated slaves were rather Happy and treated quite well

*  George Washington -- Extremely important individual in the shaping of how the Executive Branch was to function and terms of Presidential succession

* Thomas Jefferson -- Louisiana Purchase, Chartering the Lewis & Clark Expedition, on and on..

* Andrew Jackson -- Our 6th President..  Vetoed the establishment of a Bank of the United States (a 19th cent. forerunner to the horrible Federal Reserve) and was able to keep the economy moving when the banks set off an economic crisis on purpose to force AJ's hand (the financial system is good at this) 

Thankfully he didn't budge
* John Tyler -- 10th President..  Stood strong as he vetoed the 2nd Bank of the United States while seeing most of his cabinet resign in protest (they really were the cabinet appointees of his predecessor William Henry Harrison who died 1 month into office)

* Theodore Roosevelt -- 26th President who was our first in the 20th century.. Expanded our military and influence around the world and more importantly went after the trusts which is a name for the banking and corporate monopolies which controlled America then; 'Sherman Anti-Trust Act' -- Super Important legislation..

* FDR -- 32nd President -- Got the US out of the Depression, won World War II; went directly against the business and corporate elites saying if they refuse to re-hire workers at living wages, the government will step in and hire them instead;  this forced business to have to actually compete with better salaries to obtain good workers

And that's it.. 
~ Give yourself a gold star and some soft pats on your own bum-bum if you know who this former President is...

Six Presidents out of 45 counting the current Oreo cookie worth a damn

95% of Americans could not name 10 US Presidents but All Americans got to enjoy that Monday off to extend the Sunday silly-love day into a 3 or 4 day weekend of luvin' and humpin'

Or enjoyed the Buy 5, Get 1 off sales at the mall.

For us, its Yay for Tuesday the 16th..   

We're missing our mail..

*** Pic Answer: Zachary Taylor - 12th President; One of the Generals who won the Mexican War; died after eating too many cherries and milk while sitting out in the hot sun