Today is Thursday, Oct. 12, the 285th day of 2017. There are 80 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History: Besides being my birthday...

On Oct. 12, 1492 (according to the Old Style calendar), Christopher Columbus' expedition arrived in the present-day Bahamas.

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In 1792, the first recorded U.S. celebration of Columbus Day was held to mark the tricentennial of Christopher Columbus' landing.

In 1810, the German festival Oktoberfest was first held in Munich to celebrate the wedding of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen.

Speak Up Now


Do you remember when folks would stand on a wooden crate to voice their opinions on what bothered them?

Contact your representatives and let them know what you want and need from them.

Reach out with your ideas, suggestions, and demands.

This is a digital wooden crate that allows anyone to speak up.

Next of Kindness


The cliché that you can chose your friends but not your family members becomes apparent when one meets with the latter and finds out that some drank that potion when we were’nt watching.

There are usually two groups of folks, the ones deeply rooted in truth, and justice or the others who believe whatever they are told but don’t participate in ways which require analysis or closer inspections to issues in order to seek enlightenment.

Columbus Day


Was he a global hero or a vilan? It depends on your point of view.

I was born on Columbus Day, so it is difficult for me to say.
What’s is your personal opinion? Was he a good guy or is there some other word that you would characterize him as?



As we approach the 50th anniversary of the death of a 20th-century revolutionary madman Ernesto "Che" Guevara who was killed on October 9, 1967, in Bolivia we ask was Che a monster or a guerilla legend?

Ernesto Guevara was born on June 14, 1928 to a well to do family. He went on become an Argentine Marxist r, a physician, an author, and most of all a guerrilla leader.

True Colors


The GOP once railed against the deficit, so why does the new Republican tax plan piles on more than $2 trillion in red ink?

Democrats say Trump's tax plan will almost definitely make you worse-off. The GOP tax plan actually raises taxes on millions of middle-class families by repealing the state and local tax deduction, a real Trumping Tax thumping. Republicans need to stop misleading Americans and tell the truth: their tax plan will raise taxes on middle-class families. Democrats unveil tax plan that, unlike GOP’s, would actually help working families

USA Precedents


These earlier events are regarded as examples to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances.

US President Richard Nixon first uttered the now infamous phrase, "I am not a crook." Nixon made the declaration during a press conference in Orlando, Fla., amid charges related to the Watergate break-in and subsequent scandal and resignation from office. "I'm not a crook"

World Teacher Day


On this #WorldTeachersDay I am thinking of and thanking my students for their support and dedication to learning the ropes, which will help them shape their future and make our world a better place. is the largest online destination for professor ratings. Users have added more than 19 million ratings, 1.7 million professors and over 7,500 schools to

Wake Up Dreamers


#DACA #Dreamers must get renewals in today Call Reps: (202)224-3121 to BEG for an extension. Today is the scheduled deadline to renew whose status expires before 3/5/18.

The Trump administration says they will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, with a six-month delay. The decision represents a blow to young undocumented immigrants known as 'dreamers' who were shielded from deportation under DACA.



Crime scene investigation needed for The United States of America. Why are the special interests winning over the American public? It appears that all our problems have a common cause, special interests are ruining our quality of life and unless stopped, may devastate any hope for our children.

Why are American citizens allowing organizations receiving special advantages, typically through political lobbying? Reach out with your ideas, suggestions, and demands to make it crystal clear they work for all of US.

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