February 1st No Politics Day

Today we practice no politics, so no one is Republican, Democrat or Independent… or any other affiliated party. I really think the world would be a better place if there was no party to tell us how we should vote. Since most of us do not live under a Kingdom or Dictatorship we really should understand that government was formed to serve us, not us serve them. And though they tell us they are serving us, they rarely do. So today take a day away from politics, we’ll all feel better for it and probably the same amount work will get done as usual.

How to celebrate – Forget the political parties. Do not buy into any of the lies they feed. Run for political office so you can take money for no reason at all from the people.

February 15th President’s Day

Amazing how this day falls after Valentine’s Day. It seems like we always have a hate/love affair with our Presidents. Although the day was created in 1968 our relationship with our Presidents has been rocky since the first. Many thought George Washington wanted to be King. He didn’t, that’s what he had just finished fighting a war over, but people gathered their own thoughts and then projected them into society. I often wonder how we would feel if people, most of us totally unqualified to choose who will be President, just kept their mouths shut. I feel like everyone’s life would be better. Because we are a movie star, a truck driver, a hobo or whoever, never has, and never will, qualify us to become a voice for the people. We are entitled to our opinion but to share that with others, to me, shows a total selfish attempt to mold the world as they see it. Just saying. You want to tell us who should be President? Run for the office yourself.

How to celebrate – Celebrate our Presidents, love them or hate them. Determine the qualities that suit yourself to make a President. (Bet the only one you can come up with is yourself!) Honor those who have actually tried to make your life better.

February 6th Lame Duck Day

So this day is set up by the 20th Amendment in 1933. On January 20th, at noon, the previous President and Vice-President will surrender their office to the new President and Vice-President. That means that any President, after the election is over, really has very little power or sway over what Congress does. Now as we know, ducks can fly but are not well known for it. Hence, the political figure becomes much like a duck who can’t fly at all. He/She is just waiting for the next official to take office while they normally retire to private life.

How to celebrate – Realize that at one time or another, all Presidents become a lame duck. Go to the park and feed some ducks. Take your rubber duck to lunch. (I doubt they’ll eat much)

February 1st No Politics Day

You know, we are never going to agree. Not Democrats, Republicans or even Independents. So for at least today, let’s all give it a rest and act as though no politics matter at all! There is no President, no Senator, no Congress member. Just regular folks trying to live together instead of making some generally useless, and wrong, view point. Unless we are a Kingdom, government was formed to serve and protect the common guy… not the other way around. In the world of Politics they seem to have forgotten that, even though they tell us they are there for us… let the BS fly. So no politics today!

How to celebrate – Pretend there are no political parties. Just don’t talk about politics. Pretend people can actually get along with each other.

September 23rd Checkers Day/ Dogs in Politics Day

In 1952 Richard Nixon, then candidate for Vice President, was accused of taking a bribe… it was a dog given to his daughters. The dog’s name was Checkers and it was valued at a thousand dollars. (Some expensive dog for 1952!) Nixon, instead of fighting the accusations by the democrats, went to the public giving a speech about the dog and his children, on September 23rd, 1952. It is considered one of the best speeches ever given and Nixon kept the dog and won over the American people as well. Was it a bribe? Who knows, who cares? It was a dog and children, both who loved each other.

How to celebrate – Read about politics in 1952. Learn about Checkers the dog. Who is your “dog” in the race?

February 6th Lame Duck Day

We all know what a lame duck is, don’t we? Though it does have a lot of meanings we generally contribute the most popular meaning to Presidents since the passing of the 20th amendment to the constitution dealing with Presidential succession. Basically we know that anyone who is in power but will soon be out of power can’t get much done. It can be a CEO or even a small business owner that falls into this category but generally we call people in politics lame ducks once it is known they are leaving office. We’ll have to come up with another term for those in office that can’t get anything done.

How to celebrate – Do whatever you want because it’s not really going to matter. Go to the park and feed the ducks. Run for office just so you can eventually become a lame duck.

February 1st No Politics Day

If there ever was a day we really should celebrate it’s today! Politics effect all of us but as long as they are run by the very powerful regimes’ that tell us who we can vote for we really can’t do anything about them. It would be nice if those running for office actually listened to the people but they rarely, if ever, do. So we sit around our dining table discussing who is right and who is wrong, often making enemies out of friends and to what end? So today is no politics day. A day where we do not think about or talk about politics. If we see their commercials on tv or hear them on the radio, we turn them off. A glorious day where we don’t hear any promises, threats or visions on what we should care about and why we should care the way they do. The day was created by Rob Matthews of Rochester, NY in 2017. Wouldn’t it be great if every day was “No Politics Day”.

How to celebrate – Do not talk politics. Do not watch or listen to commercials preaching politics. Pretend like you are a King or Queen and rule your own life.

February 1st No Politics Day

Don’t you get tired of all the politics? The daily drudge of who hates who and who is better than who? Does it really matter? it seems like all the politicians are after is what is good for themselves, not the people they lead. Of course, what is good for one is generally bad for another so I guess politics will never change.

It just seems like we are getting further and further apart, those who are conservative are getting more conservative while those on the liberal side are getting more liberal. We use to come to the middle to get things done, now all we do is get further and further apart so someone is always upset.

So here’s a day where we forget all that. Forget about who is a Republican and who is a Democrat and just get along with each other, like we use to. No military threats, no global warming, no speeches saying nothing we haven’t heard before.

Maybe it would be better if we got rid of all political parties and just let the best man or woman win the election based on who they are and what they believe in. It isn’t going to happen but its a nice dream.

How to celebrate – Don’t talk politics today. Don’t listen to the news, it’s bound to be political. Pretend you are neither a Democrat or a Republican.

February 1st No Politics Day

It would be so nice to not hear something about politics for an entire day. The media just can’t let something go even if the people don’t want to hear about it anymore. They dredge up stuff just to create stories so that they can have something to report on 24-7 and we never really know if its true or not. Politicians create stories as well, so often so bad that you have to wonder just how stupid they truly are.

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We have gotten so politically correct that we are actually going overboard the other way now. I am so tired of the political parties.

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We are supposed to take it from the horses mouth when more often than not, it’s coming from the other end. And when they can not longer attack the issues, they attack the person (of course I guess they have always done that). If we just ended the party system, we would actually have to listen to what the person was saying and they would have to come up with something that wasn’t just the party line.

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The day was created in 2017 by Bob Matthews of Rochester, NY.

How to celebrate – Just don’t talk today. Don’t turn on the television. Don’t get out of bed.

February 26th Oscar Night

If you are into movies, tonight is your night to celebrate. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This is the night the best of the best in Hollywood, and across the world, come out to get their rewards for being the best at their job.

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And trust me, it is a job. They get paid extremely well but they work very long hours both on set and in the promotion of the product they have created. As hard as the actors work, the crew works even harder. It really isn’t something you want to get into if you are not in love with it.

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And as the actors parade in front of the small screen, something most of them detest, they will take credit for pretending to be someone else, as seen by someone else, and directed by yet someone else. And of course their opinions on the world and the condition it is in is so much more valuable than yours or mine. Because they may have played Winston Churchill obviously makes them as smart as Winston Churchill! They played Albert Einstein so obviously they have to right to speak out as Albert Einstein spoke out. It’s only natural!

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And they tell us all how to spend our money, what to think and how to act because, of course, they have such perfect track records themselves that we should all live like them. I have to admit that I am amazed there are any wealthy actors because they all spend every dime they make on charity and others, never anything on themselves!

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The Oscars started on Radio in 1930, it moved to television in 1953. I wonder if it moved back to radio is anyone would listen? Since the Academy began issuing these treasures there have been 3,048 given out… almost every one using the format to express their opinions about how you and I should think, feel and act. Ever try to tell one of them what you think? They are not interested.

Well I do admire what they do… just wish they’d do their job and keep their mouths shut like the rest of us. Since they live and work in a world of fantasy… I just wish the Oscars could get back to what they were originally meant for, thanking audiences everywhere for enjoying someone pretending to be someone else.  So maybe it’s appropriate that La La Land is up for more awards than anyone else ever before.

How to celebrate – Make some popcorn and enjoy the show. Route for your favorite actor not making a political statement. Admire those actors who don’t use an award show for making a political statement.