A little wit. A little wisdom. And a little whatever. (February 24, 2017)




pearly-gatesA little wit

Heaven can wait…(from SurferSam.com)
Father Murphy walked into a pub and said to the first man he met, “Do you want to go to heaven?”

The man said, “I do Father.”

The priest said, “Leave this pub right now!”

He then approached a second man. Father Murphy asked, “Do you want to got to heaven?”

“Certainly, Father,” was the man’s reply.

“Then leave this den of Satan!” said the priest.

Father Murphy then walked up to O’Toole and asked, “Do you want to go to heaven?”

O’Toole replied: “No, I don’t Father.”

The priest looked him right in the eye and said, “You mean to tell me that when you die you don’t want to go to heaven?”

O’Toole smiled, “Oh, when I die. Yes Father. I thought you were getting a group together to go right now.”

emersonA little wisdom

“In every work of genius, we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882 (Read more about him.)

johnsonA little whatever

On February 24, 1868, Andrew Johnson became the first president in U.S. history to be impeached. The impeachment was triggered when Johnson violated the Tenure of Office Act by dismissing then Secretary of War Edward M. Stanton. Stanton refused to leave office, and was ultimately reappointed by the Senate. The impeachment was seen by the majority of observers as political retribution by a hostile Congress, was tried in the Senate where the Articles of Impeachment failed to garner the required 2/3 majority for conviction and removal. The remainder of Johnson’s presdiency was crippled under the weight of his impeachment and trial. He did not seek renomination from the Democratic party and was succeeded in office by Republican Ulysses S. Grant. Johnson did win election to the Senate from his home state of Tennessee in 1875, but died less than a year into his term.


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