I don’t know. Just look at all the huricanes that the East Coast had this year. And that is where we have the national capitol, plus New York city, Boston, Atlanta, where there seems to be an excess of blow-hard politicians. And now in California, there are all these wildfires going on. And that state must have more wind-braking politicians who seem to blow up a whole lot of hot-air; more so then at least 45 states of the union. Then there is Chicago. They don’t call it the windy city for no reason now do they.
Maybe…….But I prefer the Christian belief. If you are wrong, well then that’s it. But if the Christians are right, you best be doing right in this life. Or be prepared for an eternity that you might not like.
Wouldn’t the capital be wherever there is the hottest temperatures and the strongest winds, since that should be where all the blow-hard politicians who are breaking-wind are?
How am I wrong? Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Sinterklaas, père Noël has been around for centuries. He, Saint Nicholas was a bishop of the city of Myra. He was persecuted with other Christians under Diocletian, Galerius, and Maximinus. He was present at the council of Nicaea (in 325 AD). His help and gift giving during the persecutions was legendary. His story has grown and twisted over the centuries to what we have today.
By the way, I’m an Eastern-Orthodox Christian. And celebrated his Saints day last week, (6 December). So I am very much aware of Saint Nicholas the wonder worker of Myra in the province of Lycia. I just didn’t think that you wanted all the historical detail. Nor the religious stuff, since most people seem not to care too much for the religious stuff.
The present incarnation of Santa Claus though came form a Coca Cola add in the 1920s,
Yep….They had “Old Saint Nick”," Father Christmas", “Sinterklaas”, among other names back in the middle ages. Saint Nicholas — Santa Claus, was a very real person. A Bishop in the early 4th century who suffered under the persecution of Emperor Diocletian and was at the council of Nicaea (325 AD), (hence the Nicaean Creed for you church goers).
How about 80-proof scotch-guard?
A good exercise group sticks together.
Apple-Jack was also very popular. Johnny Appleseed was not in the business of making apple pies and such like things. But in the early 19th century business of making alcohol, (applejack, hard-cider, among other names).
I don’t think I have misfigured. In my state of Oregon, most of the county’s voted for Trump. But the heavily populated Greater Portland area plus Eugene voted for Clinton. Result Oregon voted for Clinton The rest of the state could jump in the lake as far as greater Portland could care. If you looked on the voting map, most of the USA, state wise, voted for Trump. Should a dozen Metropolitan Cities tell the rest of the country what to do? If so, why should people in Kansas, or Arizona, or Montana bother to vote if it doesn’t effect anything? The Electoral College balances it out.
Besides, we don’t live in a democracy. We live in a Republic. There is a difference. True democracies do not work well. And then only in small populations. The ancient Greek Democracies showed that. A place where everybody has to vote on everything wont work in populations over a couple of thousand or so. A Republic is a representative style government. And the Electoral College lets all the states get a voice in voting for the President. Not a few Metropolitan Cities on both coasts.