Monday, June 25, 2018

Fact of the Day: Head Chef

The English word chef is derived from a French word of the same name meaning "head" as in the top official, such as in the related word chief. 

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Things I Like: King Henry VIII (The Tudors)

 Like the real King Henry VIII, this fictional portrayal has his fair share of issues. He's not a very good husband (a common trait later in life haha), but he does seem to be a good person for the most part at first. 

Photo: FDR's Radio Microphone

At the Smithsonian Museum of American History, they had the microphone used by FDR who was the first president to speak to the American people via the radio. This probably helped his popularity as people probably liked the idea of having a president who they knew sounded like.  

Fact of the Day: Mother Roosevelt

Sara Delano Roosevelt was alive when he son was elected to be president. Thus (after the passage of Women's suffrage as well) she was the first mother to vote for her son as President of the United States. 

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Virginia Restaurant Asks Sarah Huckabee Sanders To Leave

A small restaurant called the Red Hen in Virginia recently asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave as  she works for Donald Trump and they had moral objections to serving her. This comes shortly after the Supreme Court sided with a baker who refused to bake a cake for a wedding between two men. Sarah whined on social media about it, but guess what Sarah? Political party is a not a protected class, politics is something you choose to rally behind. If I had a pizza parlor for example, I would never refuse to serve someone over something they couldn't change about themselves. However if someone like Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, or O.J. Simpson walked in, well...I might have some issues letting them eat there because of the character of their hearts. And I certainly would have issues with someone who lies and lies for a president who is doing such harm to not only immigrants, but his own citizens.