Monday, September 11, 2006
What can one say about the saddest day in American History since December 7th, 1941? We learned in a very big way that Lincoln's prophecy that "no one could by force make a trek on the Blue Ridge in a trial of a thousand years" was simply not a reality. I will always maintain that Osama Bin Laden was and remains the very worst of our enemies-- of all time in all of history! Not even Hitler, himself praised God for act of violence succeeding. Imagine a war mounger who thinks Almighty God is on his side-- now there, dear friends beats any rhetoric any villain could possibly conjure up. Not since the devil, himself offered all the kingdoms of the world to Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God if only Jesus would fall down on the ground before Satan and worship him has any evil soul said something so brash as this. I, myself, would love to be a fly on the wall when this hideous creature Osama meets his maker. Funny thing about the date Sept 11th in history. Interesting things have happened! On this same date in 1814, an American fleet scored a decisive victory over the British in the War of 1812. This was amereica's first war after the Revolution! We all know that one of the plots of these 9/11 heathens was to destroy the White House. During the War of 1812, the British actually burned the White House to the ground. It was Dolly Madison of course who saved the Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington. On this date in 1936, FDR dedicated Boulder Dam (now Hoover) And Nikita Khrushchev died at age 77.Good old Khrushchev threatened to "bury us" at one point, but the old boy was more bluff than reality! Well at least he never saw Disneyland-- I wonder what he would have thought of the Magic Kingdom? Also on this date, we lost Fred Ebb (the magnificent lyricist and one half of Kander & Ebb) in 2004 ("New York, New York") and actor John Ritter died at age fifty-four in 2003. Yes, this is a day that will also live "in infamy" as FDR called Pearl Harbor. Perhaps it will surely teach us a few lessons. By the way a happy birthday to Harry Connick, Jr who turns 39 on this historic day! actor Earl Holliman who turns 78. Good news: I am told that my dear friend Bill Lewis has had his Disneyland contract renewed through January 2008. He is playing the fife and singing in the new Pirate band show at New Orleans Square. He is so talented and i am so lucky to call this man my friend!His recent staging of "Forever Plaid" won very appreciative and enthusiastic standing ovation audiences in Oregon, but not make back its expenses. Theatre staging is expensive. How well, we all know that one! That's it for today! Let us all say a prayer for the families of the victims of this most tragic day anniversary. Let us learn to be vigilant and ever ready. Let us learn to be on our guard at all moments! May God Bless America!