Here’s the preamble to the series…
Remember how embarrassed a few people were when the Panama Papers (pilfered from the law firm of Mossack Fonseca) were released? When all those supersecret (and illegal) 214,488 offshore accounts were divulged? Which is the reason someone car-bombed Daphne Caruana Galizia and murdered her.
Let’s be totally clear. I don’t expect this bill to pass the House and the Senate. At least not as it’s currently written. But, y’all should know what are the current thoughts. (I’m being generous here, since so many have no idea what’s in this bill, and that’s for representatives from BOTH parties. Note further that this was written on 2 November 2017.)
Voting counts. It certainly is VERY important if you live in the Commonwealth of Virginia or New Jersey. Almost all our state and local office positions are up for grabs. Washington state is having a special election that can change who is in control of the legislative body.
I mentioned a few days ago how Leonardo Da Vinci was one of my childhood heroes. And, he not only amped up my interest in science and painting- but in poetry. So, telling you that Edgar Allen Poe was among the first poets to pique my fancy should not surprise you. (I am talking about The Raven, But to be honest, while Annabelle Lee is also among my favorite poems, my heart belongs to to the sublime e.e. cummings…) But, I digress.
Yup. Another holiday. This is why, when I went to college, one of my professors harangued me that I missed so many days of class the first semester. That I should stop skipping class. Even though he lived in New York City, he had no clue how many Jewish holidays there were over the first 30 days of school. (Hint: If we use the Jewish month, Tishrei, which corresponds to September/October, we are talking about 12 of the first 23 days- and that doesn’t include Shabat!)