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:
A New History of Britain since 1688: Four Nations and an Empire
It Ain't Me, Babe (Hades Hangmen Book 1)
Holiday and Celebration Bread in Five Minutes a Day: Sweet and Decadent Baking for Every Occasion
Servant of the Crown (Heir to the Crown Book 1)
Scrum Mastery: From Good To Great Servant-Leadership

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:
Diversity Consciousness: Opening Our Minds to People, Cultures, and Opportunities (4th Edition) (Student Success 2015 Copyright Series)
The Inn at Holiday Bay: Boxes in the Basement
Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior
The King in His Beauty: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments
Babe & Me: A Baseball Card Adventure

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:
U.S. Master Tax Guide (2019)
Student Workbook for Green's Understanding Health Insurance: A Guide to Billing and Reimbursement, 14th
Tax Cuts And Jobs Act For Real Estate Investors: The New Rules
The Tyranny of Opinion: Conformity and the Future of Liberalism (Think Now)
Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America (Fourth Edition)