Tag: Trump 2020 Campaign Kickoff

Juneteenth: Emancipation Day

 

On June 19, 1865, Union Army Major General Gordon Granger read General Orders, Number 3, to the people of Galveston, Texas. It was two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, but at last the words of freedom came to African-American slaves in Texas. This day became known as Juneteenth, and eventually became first an unofficial holiday and then a holiday recognized by some states.

General Granger wrote, in part:

The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.

Great Trump 2020 Kickoff, but What About the Squirrel?!

 

I tuned in a little late to the official Trump 2020 Kickoff Campaign in Orlando, FL last evening. The house was packed with over 20,000 people and it appeared to be a rousing success. As it wrapped up, Fox News was running a ticker tape across the bottom screen of other important news in case you missed something. I definitely missed something.

Apparently, a man in Alabama was keeping a pet squirrel. It is illegal to keep a pet squirrel in Alabama. There’s more: He was also keeping it as an attack squirrel, and supposedly let it loose on one too many people. Someone finally called the cops.

The owner would feed the squirrel meth to keep it aggressive and ready. When the police arrived, the idiot was arrested for illegal substances … and keeping a pet squirrel.  The police had to let the squirrel go, according to the ticker news, as there was no safe way to test a squirrel for meth. No – I’m not making it up!

Promises Made, Promises Kept; More Promises Made.

 

President Trump kicked off his reelection campaign with a rally in Orlando. VP Pence was the opening speaker, doing his usual polished job. First Lady Melania Trump spoke beautifully:

It has been my honor to serve as First Lady of this incredible country for the past two years. And I’m excited to do it for six more. I am proud of all my husband, this administration, and the whole family have done on behalf of the American people, in such a short time. He truly loves this country, and will continue to work on your behalf as long as he can. All of us will. Thank you all again for being here tonight. And now, I want to introduce my husband, the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.

President Trump was in fine form. He called out the Democrats and the media for trying to steal and then undo the 2016 election. He said the attack was on the voters, the people who had been put down and forgotten by career politicians. The president rehearsed the craziness and hatred coming from the Democrats, towards the American people, and warned Democrats must not be allowed back in control of the country. He especially pointed out Democrats’ reckless disregard for the most vulnerable Americans, who are most harmed by floods of illegal immigrants taking jobs, services, and increasing gang crime. He expressly claimed the Democrats’ immigration position is all about their own political careers.