Thursday, January 17, 2008

Liberal Leave

It snowed in Washington, DC today!

DC doesn't always get a ton of snow, so when it happens people get a little skittish. A lot of times the government will announce a "Liberal Leave" policy meaning...if you can't get to work, its ok to stay home.

I always think that term is pretty funny in a town so geared to politics....what about the conservatives...don't they get leave too?

Let it snow let it snow let it snow!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Historical Amnesia?

There are plenty of wild theories about the origin of the Great Pyramids at Giza in Egypt - everything from Aliens to time travelers.

I heard one historian's take on it the other day though that I hadn't heard before. If one believes that people could not have achieved such a great technological feat as early as 2500 B.C. when mankind was practically just emerging from the stone age, then it may be that we have lost a piece of human history. That is, part of recorded history as we know it may have been lost.

It is possible that there was an entire epoch of the human experience, sometime before 2500 BC, that Mankind has forgotten about. Perhaps the pyramids are all that is left of this forgotten time. Its an interesting idea.

Friday, January 4, 2008

To the Republic, Four Which it Stands

Among the 50 states, only 4 have ever been independent you know which ones?

Texas is the easy one...the Alamo, Davy Crockett - you've heard it all before.

California was briefly independent in 1846 between the time it broke away from Mexico and was annexed by the United States.

Now for the tougher ones....

Hawaii was its own independent Kingdom for much of the 19th century.

And finally...between 1777 and 1791 Vermont established itself as an independent nation.