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June 2018 began with Jon Stewart returning to stand-up (with Dave Chappelle). It ended with a takeover of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where the former Daily Show host addressed Donald Trump directly: “We will prevail.” For nearly six minutes in Thursday night’s episode, Stewart gave an unbroken monologue, touching on everything from the…

via A Fiery Jon Stewart Took Over ‘The Late Show’ To Address Trump Directly: ‘We Will Prevail’ — UPROXX

A Fiery Jon Stewart Took Over ‘The Late Show’ To Address Trump Directly: ‘We Will Prevail’ — UPROXX

June 29, 2018

John Jenkins, London to Boston

December 10, 2012

Jenkins COA

Jenkins COA

My 10th great grandfather, John Jenkins sailed at age 26 on the “Defence” of London, from London the last of July 1635 and arrived at Boston October 8, 1635 with about 100 other passengers, according to Edward Bostock, master. That is a seriously long voyage.

John Jenkins (1609 – 1684)

is my 10th great grandfather
Daughter of John
Son of Mehitable
Son of Isaac
Daughter of Eleazer
Daughter of Sarah
Daughter of Mercy
Son of Martha
Son of Abner
Son of Daniel Rowland
Son of Jason A
Son of Ernest Abner
I am the daughter of Richard Arden

What is normally found in the search for family history is probate records, documents, bibles, and census records.  Every once in a while you come across a written piece about your ancestor. This one is not designated to a specific publication.  It is unusual because it gives you a picture of his physical presence as well as his philosophy.  I love the Longfellow at the end.

John was a man of about 5 ft. 10 in. in height, slim build and weighing about 155 lbs. His face was widest at the eyebrows and became narrower at the chin.  His forehead was moderately high. He had a long, slender neck. Mentally, he was a conservative. One who took time to think over a plan or proposition before coming to a decision. He had a great, retentive memory and was a Liberal in religion. He was a Liberal when it took raw courage to proclaim it. His voice was pitched higher than the average person and did not carry far.
He was a student in the very limited area of his time and what he read, he understood. This conclusion must be sound because of the very large number of his descendants who have made outstanding records as students and as teachers. And the many who became competant in the legal and medical professions. He must have been very capable and worth while pioneer: one of that class of persons whom Longfellow had in mind when he wrote, “And departing, leave behind us,…Footprints on the sand of time.”

Governor Lost and Found

December 6, 2012 2 Comments

Gov. Jan Brewer of my home state put on her high-heeled sneakers, and that ever-present wig hat on her head to sneak out to Afghanistan. This was done presumably to brighten the holidays for AZ National Guard troops stationed there…..as IF…..her presence was so exciting it is worth it to all to export it.  Troops used to get Bob Hope, Raquel Welch,and lots of  A list stars to light up  their holidays.

I am politically torn on this one. Although I loathe the Barry Goldwater style move that this seems to be, and as a true conservative deplore the expenditure of public money, I do so want to export her to someplace far from here.  I am also fully in favor of her putting herself more in harm’s way than even Phoenix can offer.  If she had paid for it herself and used her vacation days I would say,  “Vaya con Dios.  Stay for a while.”  In Spanish la gobernadora is luz de la calle, oscuridad de la casa (light of the street, darkness of the home). We had a lovely Gov Jan Napolitano who was imported to DC for the security of the homeland while we replaced her with a shadow governor.

In this woman’s mind it makes sense to deny hispanic youth dreamers the right to obtain drivers licenses.  If they have the nerve to drive they will be doing so without insurance, a very unappealing idea for anyone driving through the state.  If we gave them drivers licenses we would not only acknowledge them with some dignity, we would enhance the chances that they might find employment.  In Arizona we graduate only 25% of English learner high school students in the state.  We have few legal jobs but an abundance of easy fast (read instant) careers in crime that will have a rapid turnover.  That turnover feeds our for profit prison system, a big player in the new normal economy of Arizona.  It is easy to see how granting the right to legally drive to the dreamer is a slippery slope that could be disruptive to the current crime for profit model we have for growing our economy.

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