Feb 8, 2020
February 8. In 1587, Mary Queen of Scots was executed on suspicion of having plotted to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. In 1802, the banjo clock was patented. In 1861, the Confederate States of America was formed. In 1865, Delaware refused to ratify the 13th Amendment, but slavery was indeed outlawed on December 6, 1865, when the amendment was ratified by a majority in Congress. In 1922, the White House began using radio. I 1942, Japan invaded Singapore. In 1952, Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne. In 1964, the publisher of "Louie Louie" offered $1000 to anyone who could find suggestive lyrics in the song. In 1967, Peter and Gordon split up. In 1996, the US Congress passed the Communications Decency Act in an attempt to regulate internet obscenity (this failed--in 2016, obscenity moved straight up to the White House). Happy Birthday, Kate Chopin, Adella Brown Bailey, Elizabeth Bishop, Marina Silva, Bethany Hamilton. It's Propose Day. Mission: I propose we stop this heinous POTUS. These are desperate times. And as longtime PSU professor and historian David Horowitz said yesterday, "This is no time for boutique politics." WE HAVE TO REMOVE THE CANCER . . . WELL, IT'S REALLY A TYPE OF DEMENTIA.