Inspirational Quote of the Day: One About Thanksgiving

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Wilbur Dick Nesbit, also known as Wilbur D. Nesbit and Josh Wink (1871-1927), was a poet and humorist. He is most known for his poem, Your Flag and My Flag, which was popular during World War I. Throughout his career, he contributed his humor writing to many publications, including the Chicago Inter Ocean, Chicago Evening Post, Chicago Tribune, and Baltimore News-American.[1]

His most well-known work is the poem, Your Flag and My Flag. It appeared in the Baltimore American in 1902, and became popular during World War I.[1] It was often recited in school classrooms.[4]

Flight To California 1952 (Nostalgia Film in Color)

27 delightful minutes of beautiful color film promoting air travel. This jewel has racked up a quarter million views since being published.

Published on May 29, 2008

A tour of Los Angeles, San Francisco and other California sites in the early 1950s

Perceptive comment. You’ll probably feel the same way:

Super Kyle
1 year ago
This is absolutely SURREAL, nice meals, legroom, wide seats, a cabin that’s full of smiling, polite, well dressed, sub 200 pound Americans who’ve bathed within the last 24 hours, it’s like I’m watching something from an alternate parallel universe.

Trump Defends Roy Moore

President Donald Trump choose his words carefully on Tuesday as he publicly defended embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

This was a good time to make a statement because with the Thanksgiving holiday coming up on Thursday, the blowback should be minimized.

The president added that he was happy that the flood of sexual harassment accusations have come out.

He should be since mostly they involve liberal democrats in Washington and Hollywood.

Buzzfeed

President Trump on Tuesday staunchly defended US Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexual misconduct and predatory behavior by several women, some who were teenagers at the time.

“He denies it. Look, he denies it,” Trump told reporters after his taking part in the White House tradition of pardoning a turkey. “If you look at all the things that have happened over the last 48 hours. He totally denies it. He says it didn’t happen. And look, you have to look at him also.”

The president had previously deflected inquiries about Moore, letting White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders tell reporters that it was up to the “voters to decide” and that if the “troubling” allegations were indeed true, the Republican should drop out of the race.

ROY MOORE AND WIFE.

Despite mounting reports that Moore targeted, romantically advanced upon, and sexually assaulted women when they were teenagers, the Republican has refused to drop out of the heated race and denied the allegations. Trump’s recent support breaks with leaders of his own party, such as Sen. Mitch McConnell, who say they believe the women and have called upon Moore to drop out.

But on Tuesday, Trump said he didn’t support the idea of Moore’s competition, Democrat Doug Jones, winning.

“We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat,” Trump said. He then attacked Jones, noting that Alabama voters would be better off with Moore representing them.

“I’ve looked at his record. It’s terrible on crime. It’s terrible on the border. It’s terrible on the military. I can tell you for a fact we do not need somebody that’s going to be bad on crime, bad on borders, bad with the military, bad for the Second Amendment,” Trump said about Jones.

Moore’s campaign then trumpeted the president’s attack on Jones, highlighting that Trump called him a “liberal Democrat.”

When pressed about the nine women who say Moore harassed them, Trump said he does not know if he believes them, since the allegations are just now coming out after 40 years.

“He is in total denial. I do have to say, 40 years is a long time. He has run eight races and this has never come up. So 40 years is a long time,” Trump said. “The women are Trump voters. Most of them are Trump voters. All you can do is you have to do what you have to do. He totally denies it.”

However, Trump insisted he supported women in general, calling them “very special” and saying that he was pleased the media has been focusing so heavily on sexual harassment allegations against powerful men in multiple industries, such as Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, comedian Louis C.K., former CBS News host Charlie Rose, and Democratic leaders John Conyers and Al Franken.

“I think that’s good for our society. And I think it’s very, very good for women. And I’m very happy a lot of these things are coming out,” Trump said, adding that he believes Congress should release the names of lawmakers who have settled harassment claims.

Despite his supportive comments on Moore, Trump said he has not decided whether he will campaign for the candidate before the special election on Dec. 12.

“I’ll be letting you know next week,” he told reporters.

Haha. Leave them in suspense. That’s Trump and the press hates it.

Inspirational Quote of the Day: One About the Elephant

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ohn Donne (/ˈdʌn/ DUN; 22 January 1572[1] – 31 March 1631)[2] was an English poet and cleric in the Church of England.

He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His works are noted for their strong, sensual style and include sonnets, love poems, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness of metaphor, especially compared to that of his contemporaries. Donne’s style is characterised by abrupt openings and various paradoxes, ironies and dislocations. These features, along with his frequent dramatic or everyday speech rhythms, his tense syntax and his tough eloquence, were both a reaction against the smoothness of conventional Elizabethan poetry and an adaptation into English of European baroque and mannerist techniques. His early career was marked by poetry that bore immense knowledge of English society and he met that knowledge with sharp criticism. Another important theme in Donne’s poetry is the idea of true religion, something that he spent much time considering and about which he often theorized. He wrote secular poems as well as erotic and love poems. He is particularly famous for his mastery of metaphysical conceits.

TWA Boeing 307 Stratoliner Travelogue – 1940 (Nostalgia Aviation Film)

Hollywood stars go traveling on the latest and greatest airplane in 1940 America in this fragment of a longer film, which you can see in its entirety at the bottom of this post.

Less than five minutes. The color is faded but this is still and enjoyable short film that promoted Transcontinental and Western Airlines (TWA). Mary Martin was Larry Hagman’s (I Dream of Jeannie, Dallas) mother, I recall.

Classic Airliners & Vintage Pop Culture

Published on Nov 14, 2013

AMAZING COLOUR footage of one of only FIVE Stratoliners operated by TWA! Also airborne scenery from aboard a DC-3. The world’s first airliner to feature a pressurized cabin, the 307 utilised the wings & tail feathers from a B-17, with a completely new fuselage. Many thanks to the Rick Prelinger Archives.

Full length version of the same film. 19 minutes. Much more enjoyable than the sample. Rich and famous had its perks in 1940. Air travel was still in its infancy too.

Inspirational Quote of the Day: One by Jackie Chan

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Chan Kong-sang, SBS, MBE,[1] PMW[2] (陳港生; born 7 April 1954),[3] known professionally as Jackie Chan, is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer. In his movies, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts, which he typically performs himself. He has trained in Kung Fu and Hapkido.[4][5] He has been acting since the 1960s and has appeared in over 150 films.

Chan has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has been referenced in various pop songs, cartoons, and video games. He is an operatically trained vocalist and is also a Cantopop and Mandopop star, having released a number of albums and sung many of the theme songs for the films in which he has starred. He is also a notable philanthropist.[6] In 2015, Forbes magazine estimated his net worth to be $350 million.[7]

Chan says he has always wanted to be a role model to children, and has remained popular with them due to his good-natured acting style. He has generally refused to play villains and has been very restrained in using swear words in his films – he persuaded the director of Rush Hour to take “fuck” out of the script.

Inspirational Quote of the Day: One by Naturalist John Muir

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John Muir (/mjʊər/; April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914)[1] also known as “John of the Mountains”, was a Scottish-American[2][3] naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books describing his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada, have been read by millions. His activism has helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and many other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is a prominent American conservation organization. The 211-mile (340 km) John Muir Trail, a hiking trail in the Sierra Nevada, was named in his honor.[4] Other such places include Muir Woods National Monument, Muir Beach, John Muir College, Mount Muir, Camp Muir, Muir Grove, and Muir Glacier. In Scotland, the John Muir Way, a 130-mile-long route, was named in honor of him.