Saturday, December 31, 2016

Goodbye 2016: What to Make of 2016

The Cubs Win the World Series!!!!!!!! Donald Trump Wins the Presidency!!!!!!! The Triumph of the Deplorables The Less Publicized Losses 0f 2016 The end of the year brings us reminders of the famous and great that have left us during the past year. Most would be heroes, politicians or celebrities. Let us also remember the unsung who added much to our lives. Michael “Jim” Delligatti died at 98 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. His claim to fame enriched generations of children. He was the MacDonald’s franchisee who created the Big Mac. Joe Sutter. Many of us take jet travel for granted. Joe Sutter was the chief designer of one of the greatest passenger planes of all time, the iconic Boeing B-747. Robert Hulseman, inventor of the Red Solo cup Leon Russell, the musician’s musician John Schnabel, 96 year old patriarch of a gold mining family, including grandson Parker Schnabel Joe Santos, Lt. Becker King Bhumibol Adulyadej, monarch of Thailand for 70 years Jon “Jock” Moffat, he fired the torpedo that crippled the Bismarck Let us not forget Youree Dell Harris, better known as Miss Cleo, the fake Jamaican psychic from Los Angeles, who was unable to predict her own bust. Blue Lives matter - The 65 police officers gunned to death so far this year, 21 of whom were assassinated in ambushes. 136 officers in total lost their lives in the line of duty this year. The over 750 homicide victims, including innocent children, in Chicago For those of us glued to the Discovery, Nature and National Geographic channels, we lost the Queen of Ranthambore, Machli, the acclaimed Bengal tigress who successfully raised 5 litters, died at 20, far outliving the normal life span of tigers in the wild. Bretagne, The last rescue dog at 9/11 Ground Zero Harambe, the gorilla Carnegie Deli The Atlantic City Taj Mahal Still Alive The Trump Derangement Syndrome The New York Times, MSNBC, and much of the media will spend the next 4 years demonizing and delegitimizing Donald Trump while viewership and readership declines

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