Thursday, September 03, 2015

Thursday Comments

It has been hot and humid and today doesn't look like it will be any different

After the Police Officers died this past week President Obama finally got a round to making a phone call to their white widows.  Yet Michael brown got a personal visit.  BLM has a self proclaimed war on police officers.  They are a terrorist organization that makes the KKK pale in comparison. Most of the problems were created by President Obama who is a racist.  Well at least he has the proper initials of B. O. because he stinks.
and it is going to take more than a little perfume to cover up his stink.

I'll drink to that!!
So in Delmar there is an election coming up on the Maryland side of town

The Delmar, Maryland Municipal Primary Election for one (1) Mayor and two (2) Commissioners will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. Qualified voters may vote between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Qualifications for Mayor and Commission Member are as follows:

(a) A resident of the United States and of the State of Maryland and a resident of the Town of Delmar, Maryland for at least two (2) years preceding the municipal elections;

(b) Be at least 21 years of age

(c) Each of the qualifications for Town Commissioner and Mayor shall be continuing qualifications to hold office and the failure of any of the Commissioners or the Mayor to have any of the qualifications required by the above during the terms of his/her office will create a vacancy in the office.

Certificates of Candidacy must be completed at the Town Hall by 4:30 p.m. no later than Monday, September 14, 2015. No person shall file for nomination to more than one (1) elective office at a time.
All candidates filing to be a Delmar Elected Official must comply with the Town’s Ethic Ordinance #724, Section 5(Financial Disclosure)
To be eligible to vote in this upcoming municipal election, persons must be at least 18 years of age, and who has resided in the Town of Delmar, Maryland and the State of Maryland for at least six (6) months preceding the day of the election and must register at Town Hall.

So if you are 18 you can be Mayor, you just have to get off your ass and file by September 14th.  You also have to get your friends out to vote for you.  Remember it doesn't take much to be as good as President Obama so go for it.

Other events in Delmar and surrounding areas off the billboard;

There is a new Pet supply store coming to Delmar out at Delmar Commons, by the laptop shop and Sleepy's mattresses.

I have been reading about how Iceland has one of the lowest crime rates in the world.  In large part it is due to the lack of diversity.  People get along better if everyone has the same background and beliefs.
One of the items I was reading about is the habit of mothers in Iceland who wheel their babies out to the front yard in the afternoon and leave then there alone to catch some sun.
There was a time on the Eastern Shore when there was not an overabundant of government workers and criminals (not much differences) that this same thing was being  done.  I wrote about how in the 1940's and 1950's mothers would walk and push a baby carriage instead of driving to a store.  Once at the store due to the size of the baby carriage they would park them out front of the store and leave the baby and carriage outside on the sidewalk while they shopped. 
Altho I could not find a photograph of this in Salisbury here is one from Shorpys website in Washington DC - can you image that in Washington DC today?
One of the things I tried to do is every six month or so is to check the bolts/screws holding my tag on the car.  For some reason they seem to vibrate loose.  I checked it yesterday and one screw was almost out.

Locomotives 7226 and 7219 were in town this week
and 7220 was running about

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said he only needs to win 12 states to become the next president.
"The nation as a whole is not going to elect the next president, 12 states are," Walker said in an interview with CNBC's John Harwood that was conducted in August but released on Tuesday. "Wisconsin's one of them. I'm sitting in another one right now, New Hampshire. There's going to be Colorado, where I was born, Iowa, where I lived, Ohio, Florida, a handful of other states. In total, it's about 11 or 12 states that are going elect the next president."

Of course what Gov. Walker was talking about is the electoral college elects the president, not the popular vote.  There are 538 electoral votes; 100 senators plus 435 representatives plus 3 thrown in for Washington DC.  It takes 270 votes for a majority to elect a president.  Since each state has a different number of representatives and those numbers are determined by population, the states with the largest electoral vote happens to be those states which also has the largest illegal immigrant populations.  As I explained in a previous post illegals are counted in the population and the state where there is a large population gets more representatives.  So in effect the illegals will determine who is president.  I think the 12 states are; California 55, Florida 29, Georgia 16, Illinois 20, Michigan 16, New jersey 14, New York 29, North Carolina 15, Ohio 15, Pennsylvania 20, Texas 38 and Virginia 13, for 280 votes.

A couple trivia things;

The story goes that, during the Battle of the Bulge, in the winter of 1944, Sgt. William Furia (shown) decorated his helmet with some lace curtains that he found in an abandoned home. He did it as a joke, but then he and his fellow soldiers realized the lace made excellent camouflage in the snow. So the practice of decorating helmets with lace curtains became widespread. And thus camouflaged, the Allied soldiers were able to beat back the German offensive. Which is how lace curtains became America's secret weapon that allowed it to win the war.
An onna-bugeisha was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese upper class. Many wives, widows, daughters, and rebels answered the call of duty by engaging in battle, commonly alongside samurai men. They were members of the bushi (samurai) class in feudal Japan and were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honour in times of war. They also represented a divergence from the traditional ‘housewife’ role of the Japanese woman. They are sometimes referred to as female samurai. Significant icons such as Empress Jingu, Tomoe Gozen, Nakano Takeko, and Hōjō Masako are famous examples of onna bugeisha.