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RickHworth's Journal
RickHworth's Journal
October 22, 2019

On this date, 22 October, 1962, a sobering thought.

It was on this date that President Kennedy announced that he was ordering a naval “quarantine” of Cuba to prevent Soviet ships from transporting any more offensive weapons to the island and explained that the United States would not tolerate the existence of the missile sites currently in place. The president made it clear that America would not stop short of military action to end what he called a “clandestine, reckless, and provocative threat to world peace.
Not enough people can fully grasp how serious this moment in time was and how close to the brink we really were, and the true danger that the Soviet Union possessed.
That time in history, set aside to today. It gives me pause to remember what president Kennedy did for our country, safety and security, as to what we have now.
From my Dad, speaking of that time, while preparing to separate from the USAF, SAC, saying that no one took what the President said as anything but deadly serious.
Looking at what we have now, just imagine should an event of even half the magnitude that needed such leadership and directive should occur. What would that outcome look like, now.

October 17, 2019

It's probably the third time I've heard this,

Speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi has a weekly news conference.
Why have I never seen this news conference, much less heard of any other mention of said news conference.
It is almost like there's a concerted effort that I don't find out about this.
What else do I not know about?

May 22, 2019

Saw something familiar on Meet the Press today

Did not catch the whole episode but, did catch something that I have noticed from Chuck Todd. It was When Rep Jackson Lee brought up the fact that the House of Representatives have sent legislation to the Senate, Chuck quickly shut her down.
I believe that it would be imperative to make it the point that the Democratic led House is passing legislation and that the republicon Senate is actively refusing to bring it up for a vote. I truly believe that this is a bigger story than the sideshow distractions of what this imbecil tweets and what are the republicon takes on the Democratic leadership.
I have seen this pivot from a real underlying issue in the last few election cycles and it appears to be happening still.

January 1, 2019

Watching MSNBC, Hardball

The criticism of the Democratic candidates for presidential run, is absolutely astounding! Considering the mealy mouth responses to Don the con and the rethuglican cult.

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