Archive for December, 2017

It’s Boxing Day!

Posted in Society on December 26th, 2017
It’s Boxing Day!

It’s Boxing Day, a holiday traditionally celebrated on the 1st week-day after Christmas in nations that are part of the UK and/or heavily influenced by the British Empire. One, fun Victorian tradition – harkening back to Rome’s Saturnalia celebrations – back was the masters / mistresses and their servants doing a role-reversal for the day.

In other words, these beautiful maids are to be serviced, not to serve upon this day of the year. 😉

Related Reading:

Babe
The British Empire (Oxford Readers)
Power Boxing Workout Secrets: A 21-Day Program to Becoming a Devastating Knockout Puncher in Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts
An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India
A People's History of the United States

Merry Christmas, All

Posted in Society on December 25th, 2017
Merry Christmas, All

Merry Christmas, One and All. Whether you dreamed of a White Christmas, A Black Christmas, a Yellow Christmas, a Brown Christmas, or a Dusky one, my wish is that your dreams come true and that you get the bounty that you hoped for.

Related Reading:

Holiday Encounters Books 1-3 (The Holiday Encounters Series): New Adult Holiday Romance
Women & Power: A Manifesto
Beauty in the Breakdown: Choosing to Overcome
Babe
The Beauty of Bucharest (A Clean Up Crew Thriller Book 1)

Pelosi’s Nightmare

Posted in Humor, Politics on December 24th, 2017

Pelosi's Nightmare Before Christmas
Pelosi’s Nightmare Before Christmas

What I lot of Americans, myself included, view as a Christmas gift of sorts, is Nancy Pelosi’s Nightmare Before Christmas. While, like all Democrats, she hates the idea of reducing taxes, especially upon employers, what’s really has her screaming in the night is the GOP’s Tax Cut Bill’s provision to eradicate the Democrats’ tax penalty for not purchasing health insurance.

Yes, Pelosi’s nightmare is that the American people will no longer be forced under threat of federal reprisal to purchase something that they may or may not desire. Apparently, if we’re to believe that her histrionics are genuine, this really interferes with her sleep.

Of course, Pelosi’s singular and signature “accomplishment” of record was wildly unpopular and the mostly unmitigated failure that is generally called Obamacare. As she, again like every other Democrat to speak on the subject, believes that Obamacare’s continued existence is predicated upon the forced-purchase of health insurance, her nightmare has some basis in perceived fact.


OMG! They’re Not Forcing You To Buy Insurance

But then, if Obamacare and Pelosi’s peace of mind require that so many millions of people be threatened into purchasing an unwanted product – some, like myself, who were no longer allowed to purchase a similar product under Obamacare, whose nightmare should reign supreme, Pelosi’s or those millions of Americans’?

Frankly, it seems to me that Pelosi’s Nightmare Before Christmas is a Christmas gift to us.

Related Reading:

Tyranny of the Urgent!
The Christmas Star: A Novel
A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives
The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels
Understanding Health Insurance: A Guide to Billing and Reimbursement (with Premium Website, 2 terms (12 months) Printed Access Card for Cengage EncoderPro.com Demo)