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Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!
National Homemaker Day
National Sandwich Day
Quotes of the Day:
“You have as much laughter as you have faith.”- Martin Luther
“We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”- T.S. Eliot
Music of the Day:
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You (Official Video)
On This Day In History:
1992 Democrat Bill Clinton is elected President of the United States, defeating incumbent President George H. W. Bush
1992 Carol Moseley Brown elected first African American woman in US Senate
1994 Dutch & British astronomers find spiral nebula Dwingeloo 1
2014 New York's 104-storey One World Trade Center officially opens 13 years after the September 11 attacks
National Homemaker Day
On November 3, National Homemaker Day, we celebrate the people who keep our households running! This day is devoted to appreciating all labor done in homes including cooking, buying groceries, and carrying out much-needed repairs. Whoever the homemaker is in your modern family, this is the chance to thank and celebrate the ones working hard behind the scenes!
HISTORY OF NATIONAL HOMEMAKER DAY
In the United States, the person in charge of taking care of the home while their partner works is called a homemaker. In our current society, this terms applies to a house-spouse of any gender who works hard to keep their home in order. A homemaker can also be an adult’s parent or family member helping take care of the home and any present children. However, in the past, a homemaker would normally be the wife or matriarch of a family unit. In the 19th century, women were required to stay back and maintain the home as a peaceful environment for their husbands and children.
Though the 20th century began with many of the same homemaking ideals as the 19th, by the 1990s more marriages consisted of both men and women participating in housework. Unfortunately, according to a study performed by Adam Hochschild in 1989, women who made more than 50% of income were still doing the majority of the housework.
Being a homemaker in the 21st century is not a lifetime commitment like it was in the 1800s. Someone who might stay at home now may want to return to the workforce later, while their partner will either continue working as well or decide to switch places and takeover the housework duties. Currently, more men are contributing to housework and are even the main homemakers, opting to stay at home while their wives or husbands are the primary breadwinners. Though the number of female house-spouses still outweigh their male counterparts, the gap between the two is steadily closing as people abandon traditional gender norms for approaches that fit their individual lifestyles.
NATIONAL HOMEMAKER DAY TIMELINE
A Magazine Launches
The issue of Good Housekeeping launched on May 2, 1855. Its founder hoped “to produce and perpetuate perfection as may be obtained in the household.”
The First Dishwasher
December 28, 1886, Josephine Cochran invented the first useful dishwasher in Shelbyville, Illinois. A wealthy woman, she wanted a machine that could wash dishes faster than her servants without breaking them.
Betty Friedan’s book The Feminine Mystique was published February 19m and is widely credited with sparking a second wave of feminism in the United States.
The TV show about 1950s advertising on Madison Avenue focuses closely on the woes of Betty Draper, homemaker to her husband Don, who fails to appreciate the challenges she faces in running the home.
NATIONAL HOMEMAKER DAY FAQS
Is there a National Husband's Day?
Husband Appreciation Day occurs annually on April 20 to celebrate the love and friendship a husband shares with his spouse.
What day is wife's day?
Wife Appreciation Day is celebrated around the world annually on September 15 in order to show gratitude for all the care and support wives offer their partners.
Is homemaker considered an occupation?
Unfortunately, there isn’t a concrete answer to whether or not a homemaker is considered an occupation as some places may count it as such and other will not. However, even though it does not offer pay, being a homemaker requires the same (if not more) amount of time and dedication as a full time job.
NATIONAL HOMEMAKER DAY ACTIVITIES
Do the work
There’s no better way to show appreciation for the homemaker in your life than by taking on some of the labor they do on a daily basis. Take a day off and do the dishes, wash the windows, make the beds, cook the dinner, groom the pets, and sweep the yard.
Pay someone else to do the work
If you don’t have the time to do all the chores but still want to recognize the homemaker in your life, then this is the day to pay a cleaner to come in and do it, or hire a chef for the evening. You can advertise on a chores website for somebody who’s willing to do this kind of thing, but be sure to thank them and pay them well!
Treat your homemaker to a day of rest
Spa days, relaxation times, flotation tanks, mani-pedis, you know the drill. Thank your homemaker by treating them to a nice experience, maybe while you’re at home doing the jobs they tend to do.
WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL HOMEMAKER DAY
Everybody’s contribution is valuable
Whether you’re out earning a paycheck or at home raising children, everyone’s work has a value and yet, there aren’t many MVP awards given out to the people who do the work in the home. This is a day that’s about changing that.
American homes are changing and becoming more diverse
More and more American homes are bucking the old-fashioned norms, particularly since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage across America in 2015. The idea that it was “less manly” or somehow weak to show too much interest in raising children has gone out the window.
We’re all more than what we do to earn money
We might all be proud of that fat bonus check or an inflated bank balance, but you can’t take that money with you, and things like love and care don’t always have a price tag attached.
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Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 18: Texas Butterflies BINGO
There are many species of Butterflies in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Butterflies!
1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:
Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Butterflies BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):
'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Silver Emperor (Doxocopa laure),
Pavon Emperor (Doxocopa pavon),
Empress Leilia (Asterocampa leilia),
Banded Orange Heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa),
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia),
Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea),
Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii),
Monarch (Danaus plexippus),
American Snout (Libytheana carinenta),
Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),
Elf (Microtia elva),
West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella),
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis),
Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada),
Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes),
Victorine Swallowtail (Papilio victorinus),
Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus),
Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion),
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Mexican Silverspot (Dione moneta),
Include a free space?: No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.
Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5
Number of cards to create: 1
Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.
This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Butterfly for you to strike out each day.
Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.
This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
To start the game, today's Texas Butterfly to strike off is: Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),
3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.
Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!
Your Buddy Verner
Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!
National Chicken Lady Day
National Candy Day
Quotes of the Day:
“You make your own luck if you stay at it long enough.”- Naval Ravikant
“If you can imagine it, we can make it.”- John Dykstra
Music of the Day:
EMF - Unbelievable (Official Music Video)
On This Day In History:
1862 Dr Richard Gatling patents Gatling machine gun in Indianapolis
1879 African American inventor Thomas Elkins patents refrigerating apparatus
1922 Howard Carter discovers tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt
2008 Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States, defeating Republican candidate John McCain
National Chicken Lady Day
At first glance, National Chicken Lady Day on November 4 sounds like a food-related holiday— or perhaps a witty homage to the character played by Mark McKinney on “The Kids in the Hall.” But it’s not really related to either of those things. (OK, it’s sorta related to chicken.) National Chicken Lady Day is named in honor of Dr. Marthenia “Tina” Dupree, a businesswoman and motivational speaker. Dupree’s inspiring story and successful business acumen led to a meeting with President George W. Bush. National Chicken Lady Day is meant to honor Dupree’s efforts to raise educational standards in her community.
HISTORY OF NATIONAL CHICKEN LADY DAY
Dupree worked at the second largest chicken restaurant chain in the world for 12 years as its Director of Community Relations and Training. Because of her community involvement, she has lovingly taken on the name “The Chicken Lady.”
President George W. Bush hosted Dupree at the White House shortly after his 2001 inauguration. Bush praised her efforts to raise educational standards. Bush then proclaimed November 4 as “National Chicken Lady Day!”
When Dupree resigned her position with the corporation to start her own business, the fast food restaurant chain hired her and retained Tina as its spokesperson and community rep. She has presented programs for numerous corporations, organizations, high schools, universities and religious institutions. Her 15 years of corporate and speaking experience has given Dupree vast knowledge and expertise on the topic of motivation.
Dupree now offers workshops, seminars, and keynotes. Her programs are especially designed for small and large businesses, organizations, educational institutions and church groups. Her techniques challenge audiences to immediately take ownership and transfer these ideas to their workplace or personal lives.
Her monthly radio show features issues and concerns of the black community. Special guests include prominent business owners, authors, speakers, consultants, corporate representatives and religious leaders.
NATIONAL CHICKEN LADY DAY TIMELINE
We all start somewhere
Dupree worked as a maid, following in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother. "It was not my choice," Dupree said. "But as it turned out, for me, it was the path that led to who I am today."
Dupree went to college
Already in her 30s, Dupree went to college for the first time and took her first public speaking class. Her professors told her that she was a natural.
Chicken Lady finds her calling
Dupree worked for 12 years as a corporate trainer and community spokesperson for what she calls "a major chicken restaurant chain." She became so well-known that people begin to refer to her as The Chicken Lady.
The Chicken Lady goes to Washington
In recognition of her inspiring career, The Chicken Lady was invited to the Oval Office to meet with President George W. Bush to discuss education reform.
NATIONAL CHICKEN LADY DAY FAQS
What’s National Chicken Lady Day?
National Chicken Lady Day honors Dr. Marthenia “Tina” Dupree, a former chicken restaurant exec turned motivational speaker.
Who’s the Chicken Lady?
Dr. Marthenia “Tina” Dupree, a one-time chicken restaurant exec, has 15 years of corporate and speaking experience. She has vast knowledge and expertise on the topic of motivation.
Did the Chicken Lady really meet the president?
Yes, she sure did! President George W. Bush invited her to the Oval Office in 2001.
NATIONAL CHICKEN LADY DAY ACTIVITIES
Remember to live your dreams
The best way to celebrate National Chicken Lady Day is to continue to chase your own dreams and work to make them a reality. Whether it's writing a screenplay, starting your own business, or learning to play the violin — Chicken Lady says to go for it!
Share the Chicken Lady's wisdom
Chicken Lady says it's time to invest energy into yourself. (She's even written a book on this topic.) That's a valuable lesson that we should pass on to others.
Continue learning, and try to inspire others
Never stop learning and encouraging others to do the same. Look to Chicken Lady for inspiration. She has a bachelor's degree in science, as well as a master's and a doctorate.
3 REASONS WE LOVE THE CHICKEN LADY
She knows how to draw a crowd
Dupree has been a featured speaker on Trinity Broadcasting Network and attracted an audience of 10 million viewers.
She is multitalented
In addition to her career as a corporate trainer, Dupree has published several book, hosted radio and television programs, and organized workshops and seminars. She's also a college professor and has designed successful programs for businesses, organizations, educational institutions, and church groups.
Her granddaughter is really fast
Dupree's granddaughter is track and field superstar Tiffany Ross-Williams.
WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL CHICKEN LADY DAY
Dupree’s story has encouraged thousands of people to improve their lives by investing in themselves and their dreams.
The Chicken Lady is super active
Among other activities, The Chicken Lady has trained hundreds of professional speakers, including many who have gone on to write their own books.
The Chicken Lady has always been on the cutting edge
Some sources report that Dupree was one of the first Americans to have an email address.
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Let us continue the Texas Butterflies BINGO where we left off:
Today's Texas Butterflies to strike off is: 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Instructions and Stricken Off List:
Thursday, 21st January 2021: The Window Trail,
Wednesday, 20th January 2021: Enchanted Rock Summit Trail,
Tuesday, 19th January 2021: Walnut Creek Trail,
Saturday, 16th January 2021: San Gabriel River Trail,
Friday, 15th January 2021: Guadalupe Peak Texas Highpoint Trail,
Thursday, 14th January 2021: Santa Elena Canyon Trail,
Tuesday, 12th January 2021: Lost Mine Trail,
Sunday, 10th January 2021: Eagle Mountain Lake Park Trail,
Saturday, 9th January 2021: Turkey Creek Trail,
Thursday, 7th January 2021: The Lighthouse Trail,
Wednesday, 6th January 2021: El Paso Tin Mines Trail,
Sunday, 20th December 2020: Elf (Microtia elva),
Saturday, 19th December 2020: Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia),
Tuesday, 8th December 2020: Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus),
Monday, 7th December 2020: Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Saturday, 5th December 2020: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Friday, 4th December 2020: Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea),
Thursday, 3rd December 2020: Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion),
Wednesday, 2nd December 2020: Monarch (Danaus plexippus),
Friday, 13th November 2020: Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii),
Thursday, 12th November 2020: Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada),
Wednesday, 11th November 2020: Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Tuesday, 10th November 2020: Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes),
Sunday, 8th November 2020: Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Saturday, 7th November 2020: American Snout (Libytheana carinenta),
Wednesday, 4th November 2020: 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Tuesday, 3rd November 2020: Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),
Sunday, 25th October 2020: Victorine Swallowtail (Papilio victorinus),
Saturday, 24th October 2020: Pavon Emperor (Doxocopa pavon),
Wednesday, 14th October 2020: Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),
Tuesday, 13th October 2020: Banded Orange Heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa),
Sunday, 11th October 2020: Empress Leilia (Asterocampa leilia),
Saturday, 10th October 2020: Elf (Microtia elva),
Friday, 9th October 2020: West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella),
Thursday, 8th October 2020: Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea),
Wednesday, 7th October 2020: Mexican Silverspot (Dione moneta),
Sunday,4th October 2020: Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion),
Saturday, 3rd October 2020: Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia),
Friday, 2nd October 2020: Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii),
Wednesday, 30th September 2020: Silver Emperor (Doxocopa laure),
Tuesday, 29th September 2020: Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus),
Monday, 28th September 2020: Monarch (Danaus plexippus),
Sunday, 27th September 2020: Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes),
Saturday, 26th September 2020: Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Thursday, 24th September 2020: 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Wednesday, 23rd September 2020: Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Tuesday, 22nd September 2020: Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Monday, 21st September 2020: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Wednesday, 16th September 2020: Pioneer Museum,
Tuesday, 15th September 2020: Bullock Texas State History Museum,
Monday, 14th September 2020: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Sunday, 13th September 2020: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
Saturday, 12th September 2020: East Texas Oil Museum,
Friday, 11th September 2020: The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
Thursday, 10th September 2020: The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
Wednesday, 9th September 2020: Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Tuesday, 8th September 2020: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Monday, 7th September 2020: Children's Museum of Houston,
Sunday, 6th September 2020: National Ranching Heritage Center,
Saturday, 5th September 2020: The Alamo,
Friday, 4th September 2020: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
Thursday, 3rd September 2020: Waco Mammoth National Monument,
Wednesday, 2nd September 2020: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
Tuesday, 1st September 2020: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Sunday, 2nd August 2020: LBJ Presidential Library,
Saturday, 1st August 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Friday, 31st July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Thursday, 30th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum,
Wednesday, 29th July 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War,
Tuesday, 28th July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass,
Monday, 27th July 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum,
Tuesday, 21st July 2020: The Museum of Western Art,
Monday, 20th July 2020: Children's Museum of Houston,
Sunday, 19th July 2020: East Texas Oil Museum,
Saturday, 18th July 2020: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
Friday, 17th July 2020: Kimbell Art Museum,
Tuesday, 14th July 2020: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
Monday, 13th July 2020: Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Sunday, 12th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum,
Saturday, 11th July 2020: Waco Mammoth National Monument,
Friday, 10th July 2020: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Sunday, 5th July 2020: The Alamo,
Saturday, 4th July 2020: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
Friday, 3rd July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Thursday, 2nd July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass,
Wednesday, 1st July 2020: The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
Tuesday, 30th June 2020: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Monday, 29th June 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War,
Sunday, 28th June 2020: National Ranching Heritage Center,
Saturday, 27th June 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum,
Friday, 26th June 2020: Pioneer Museum,
Thursday, 25th June 2020: The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
Wednesday, 24th June 2020: LBJ Presidential Library,
Tuesday, 23rd June 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Monday, 22nd June 2020: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Wednesday,17th June 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Tuesday,16th June 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Monday,15th June 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Sunday, 14th June 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Saturday, 13th June 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Friday, 12th June 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Thursday, 11th June 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Wednesday,10th June 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Tuesday,9th June 2020: Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Monday,8th June 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Sunday, 7th June 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Saturday, 6th June 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Friday, 5th June 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Thursday, 4th June 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Wednesday, 3rd June 2020: Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
Tuesday, 2nd June 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Monday,1st June 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),
Sunday, 31st May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Saturday, 30th May 2020: Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Friday, 29th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Thursday, 28th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Wednesday, 27th May 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Tuesday, 26th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Monday, 25th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Monday, 18th May 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Sunday, 17th May 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Saturday, 16th May 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Friday, 15th May 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Thursday, 14th May 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Wednesday, 13th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Tuesday, 12th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Monday, 11th May 2020: Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Sunday, 10th May 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Saturday, 9th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Friday, 8th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Thursday, 7th May 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Wednesday, 6th May 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),
Tuesday, 5th May 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Monday, 4th May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Sunday, 3rd May 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Saturday, 2nd May 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Friday, 1st May 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Thursday, 30th April 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Wednesday, 29th April 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Tuesday, 28th April 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Monday, 27th April 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
BINGO Round in progress.
Participants must reside in the Texas Region from the beginning until the end of the current BINGO Round in order to qualify as a winner for that BINGO Round.
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Have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!
Your Buddy Verner
For those of you who are old enough...
Remember that feeling you got when you saw that second airplane hit the World Trade Center? You should have that feeling now.
I'm not buying the complaints. In my lifetime alone the Presidential party has been split about equally. We're still not a communist nation, and 4, or maybe 8, years of Biden in the Office won't change that.
Sometime this afternoon, ABC News quietly took Arizona out of Biden's win column. There may hope for the Republic left.
You know all those things the President did to get the economy running and all of us working again? Those things we desperately need him to do again coming out of the Chinese Plague? Biden and Co, promised to undo them on day one. In fact, he wants to go farther than FDR went in the 1930's. You know, the New Deal thing and the National Recovery Administration which kept America in the Great depression roughly six years longer than it should have been. With that clown in charge, we will go into a depression that will make those 1930's look like boom times.
You know all the freedoms you have now? Like the freedom to keep and bear arms to defend your home? Biden promised to put Pete "we're going to take your guns" Buttigieg in charge of setting those policies.
I could do this all night. The never to be sufficiently damned Left are slowly but surely taking over. Never thought I would live long enough to see this nation go the way of Venezuela.
Perhaps with Trump gone, the negative rhetoric will calm down, I (and others) will be more inclined to participate in board discussion.
I have here the Emissary Report for October! If you're new to this, it's basically an XKI Newsletter published by the Senator for Blue Canaria North, wherein you can catch yourself up on what we've been up to.
10000 Islands Emissary Report
Date: October 2020
Delegate Endorsement: 444
Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame
~Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (TITO EF), THX1138, Controlitia, Grea Kriopia, Kuriko
~Executive Officers: Hakketomat, Aschente
As of this report's publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~WA Delegate: HumanSanity
~Senior Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Controlitia
~Senator for Himes West (RP): Wille-Harlia
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): Thedairos
~Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Wischland
~Minister of Immigration: THX1138
~Minister of Education: Grea Kriopia
~Minister of Labor: Free Las Pinas
Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found here.
~Vivolkha was named Chair of the XKI Brigade of Endorsers to organize efforts to increase the delegates endo count.
~Eastern New England appointed Dokansia as the Deputy World Assembly Secretary to assist in the coordination of FA policy.
~The position of Cultural Officer was taken over by Thedairos after Grea Kriopia stepped down. Thank you GK for all your hard work. We look forward to seeing what exciting events Thed has planned for the future!
~Serbianistan, Zaberaz Hapang, and Sulenia were all hired as Welcome Buddies by Minister of Education Grea Kriopia to help guide and support new Islanders.
Islanders dressed up in their fanciest suits and ritziest ball gowns to rub shoulders and drink champagne with their fellow defenders at the first ever Liberty Gala. Players from all over NS joined in for the revelry and got to know one another through games of Among Us, impromptu VC parties, and a congo line to other regions' Discord servers. Besides making new friends, players paid respects to old ones, through panels and essays from experienced defenders, as well as an extensive family tree that traced mentor-trainee relationships through several generations.
But it wasn't all fun and games at the Gala, as players were also split into teams to compete in Defender Telephone, Trivia Relay, and a Detag/Chase competition. Players also had a chance to show off their individual skills in trigger jumping and chasing competitions, with results determined by a nail-biting few milliseconds! Despite the competitive nature of these events, players were quick to praise one another and keep their spirits high. In the end Team Obama proved themselves to be the best defenders (or perhaps just the most enthusiastic), and were awarded 1st place in the Defender Games. Though the end of the Gala is bittersweet, everyone returned home with new friends and plenty of fun memories!
XKI went all in to celebrate Halloween this year, with plenty of events to get everyone is a spooky spirit!
~The Cultural Office hosted a Regional Pumpkin Event, in which Islanders could submit different designs for an XKI jack-o'-lantern. The simultaneously beachy and spooky palm tree design, suggested by THX1138 proved to be the region's favorite. Grea Kriopia, in a live pumpkin-carving session, expertly created this Halloween's fantastic Regional Pumpkin
~Chief Executive Markanite called upon Islanders to collect candy in a Trick-or-Treating themed Scavenger Hunt that had everyone scouring the forums for candy. Margaux proved themselves to be the most adept candy-hunter, finding an amazing 928 sweets, and winning 50,000 tacos as a prize! Wischland and Free Las Pinas also showed their candy finding skills, coming in second and third place respectively.
~The region didn't let the fun stop during Z-Day's zombie incursions. Islanders worked together to cure the zombie plague and save one another's nations, coordinating in Discord and the regional RMB. Player's cure spamming saved trillions of lives, and placed XKI on the Z-Day rankings at #13 for most survivors, and #5 for Most Survivors + No Quarantine. Meanwhile Louisistan led zombie-loving nation to spread the undead scourge from 10000 Zombies to the rest of the world. Whatever side Islanders took, they had a blast working with another to deal with the zombie threat.
~Margaux was named Rookie of the Quarter. Besides his service as Secretary of state, Deputy Senator for Himes West, in TITO, and as a recruiter, Margaux has been a fixture on the forum and Discord, bringing joy to all with his formality and respectful discourse. Congratulations Margaux on the well-deserved award!
~Islanders sallied over the The Union of Democratic States to spend the weekend socializing with friends there. Members of XKI and UDS got together to play a variety of games and roleplay together in a mutual story-building event. Laughter and camaraderie abounded, and Islanders returned home with lots of new friends.
~Senator for Lyonnesse East Thedairos held the House Shield and Cup Competition, in which recruiters from XKI's different houses competed to contact and recruit as many new nations as possible. Led by the recruiting machine also known as United Counties of Escanaba, the House of Improving Wordiness took both the House Cup and House Shield. The House Sceptre went to the House of Aersoldorf thanks to Free Las Pinas's high recruiting success rate. Congratulations to the winning Houses and thank you to all recruiters!
~October's Featured Nation was Zaberaz Hapang whose excellent work as a Welcome Buddy and recruiter shows their diligence and commitment to making XKI an even better region. Keep up the good work ZH, we can't wait to see what you'll do next!
~Following HumanSanity's assumption of the Delegacy, October saw an Endorsement Drive to get HS's endo count up to an ambitious 500 endorsements. Although HS's endo count was still a bit short by the end of the month, the hard work of TIBOE prompted over 30 nations to give HS their endorsement, with more sure to come soon.
~The A Taco Archipelago International Convention concluded after a month of excellent roleplaying and nation-development, all hosted by Wille-Harlia and Thedairos. Islanders were asked to create factbooks on their nation's military, design a map for their nation, and even write a battle speech! The convention ended with a bevy of awards and congratulations for each event winner.
A poll by Jabberwocky asked Islanders to pick which dinosaur they would save from extinction. Following lots of dino-based discussion in the RMB the Brontosaur and Raptors both proved popular.
There were lots of good vibes in the RMB this month:
~A Cheerful Hello
~Corruption? Who's She?
~Blessed by the Easter Bunny
~Prepare for the Elephant Rebellion
~We all know where Mozambique is
~THX is hip and with it
~NS Deep Fake
~"Good" is subjective
~The wonders of nature
Aspiring poets of the region once again competed in October's Poet Laureate Contest, with poems centered on the theme of regret. After two tied votes, Margaux was declared winner of the competition with their poem "The Quiet Throne".
and you have given everything to get there.
You sit on this lonely throne,
and you wonder, was it all fair.
How many dreams did you crush?
Who was hurt during your rise?
Because it was all a rush,
or was it all a bunch of lies.
They told you to be the best,
But did they tell you about the pain?
The endless time put into the contest,
through the snow, mud, and rain.
You pushed your friends and family away,
and only walked a lone path.
You hold the darkness at bay,
ever feeling life's wrath.
The aches and pain of it all,
never seem to disappear.
There is no one for you too call,
as you sit here in fear.
You look back and wonder,
what was it all for?
And as you hear the thunder,
what if you chose a different door?
Additionally, the Poet Laureate Competition, based around the theme of "regret" and hosted by yours truly, has officially wrapped up. The winning submission, entitled "The Quiet Throne", has been featured in the bottom of the newsletter!
Credits to Wischland, Senator for Blue Canaria North, and Margaux, the XKI Poet Laureate.
As genie would say or rather not say "Your wish is not my command." TBH it wont die down at all Trumps supporters as well as alot of Republicans will make sure that if Biden's time in office will be paved in misery and controversy
It's not Biden or Trump or McConnell or Pelosi that's the problem with the US. It's that attitude right there. "If I can't have my way, I'ma burn it to the ground." I don't care if you're left or right or centrist - if you've got that attitude, you're entirely undemocratic and unAmerican.
I'm ashamed to be sharing a region with you.
yes no maybe wait what ok no yes maybe
You mean when the never to be sufficiently damned New American Democratic Socialist Victim Workers Party begin undoing all our freedoms and prosperity?
I think the first thing that needs to happen is to see if that influence peddling with Hunter operating as Biden's bag man is impeachable.
There are a few things you wrote that need to be gnawed over.
The only people looting, burning and otherwise attempting to scare everyone into silence are the criminals from BLM, Antifa, and the left. I didn't see that many conservatives and/or Trump supporters among those burning our cities, did you?
No one should sit quietly by while anyone tries to take our freedoms. I'll be damned if I'll sit still while Biden & Co. steal this election so they can undo everything President Trump did to get this nation prosperous and working again, undo everything he did to make this nation energy independent, and every thing he has done to stop the rest of the world for taking advantage of our better nature. This especially applies to compromising on an election won through massive election fraud.
There is nothing unAmerican about that. What is unAmerican is the idea I should sit quietly at home and/or compromise on the freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution.
Oh I'm not advocating for anything I'm just stating what other people will most likely do. was i not happy trump lost yeah but for me i go by the phrase meh I am tired of this whole kangaroo court of an election.
The election ads are over and now the Christmas-themed commercials have started. Guess they'dch show up regardless, it's just interesting to see the switch.
Of all the outcomes, one where Biden wins and the Republicans hold the Senate should be the one you're most satisfied with. An outcome where the GOP holds the senate allows Conservatism, Trumpism, & related movements to restock the shelves and get a more popular figurehead who wins in four years and effectively deprives liberal causes of a Democratic Trifecta in congress for another 8-12 years. If Trump won, that'd take 4 years instead. It also gives you the chance to replace liberal justice Stephen Breyer, who will probably be near 90 by the time the next Democratic candidate would have an effective shot at the Presidency, which opens up the possibility of a 7-2 GOP Supreme Court. There's such tunnel vision around the idea of "must beat Trump" or "Trump must win" that folks seem to be having issues looking at the bigger picture- which, with the current outcome, would be good for Republicans and bad for Democrats.
Republicans & Conservatives should be the ones popping bottles of champagne & launching fireworks into the sky right now, whereas Democrats & Liberals should be downright angry about this outcome. Instead, for some reason, it seems to be the reverse.