Thursday, April 21, 2005

Yesterday....

Yesterday, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger was officially elected supreme pontiff, and chose the name Benedictus XVI.

Yesterday was the most common date throughout history for Easter; since the adoption of the Gregorian calendar.

Yesterday was the 10th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Murrah federal building bombing (rot in hell Timmy boy; cant wait till all your friends are there with ya).

Yesterday was the 12th anniversary of the murder by federal officers of 86 Branch Davidians at Waco.

Yesterday was the 13th anniversary of the first raid on Randy weaver at Ruby Ridge. Weaver was entrapped into selling ATF agents two shotguns with barrels 1/4" too short; so that they could "flip" Weaver to act as an informant for the FBI, against white separatist groups in the area . Four months later he was raided again; when Weavers son Sam and his friend Kevin Harris stumbled on the FBI surveliance teams. During this raid Weavers wife, son, and dog were shto and killed; and weaver himself, and Kevin Harris were wounded.

Yesterday was my younger brothers 26th birthday (I love you Rob, even though you are an asshole).

Yesterday was the 44th aniversary of the betrayal of the cuban people by president Kennedy

Yesterday was the 54th anniversary of Douglas MacArthurs retirement. Old soldiers never die El Supremo.

Yesterday was the 62nd anniversary of the Warsaw Jewish Ghetto uprising being put down; on the eve of passover. It ended on May 16th in a massacre by poison gas. The last of the fighters were trapped in a few buildings, and some sewer tunnels. They flooded the tunnels with gas, and then went in and exterminated all but a few; who they saved for show trials.

Yesterday was the 67th anniversary of the first commercial television broadcast (they didn't know what they were starting).

Yesterday was the 109th running of the Boston Marathon

Yesterday was the 140th anniversary of Abraham Lincolns funeral.

Yesterday was the 144th anniversary of the first deaths of the civil war (a riot in baltimore).

Yesterday was the 181st anniversary of Lord Byrons death (live fast, die young, and leave a good looking corpse; and he definitely did).

Yesterday was Patriots day; the 230th anniversary of the shot heard round the world.

One if by land, and two if by sea;
And I on the opposite shore will be,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex, village and farm,
For the country folk to be up and to arm.

Somehow a Beatles song just doesn't seem adequate.