Happy National Poinsettia Day!

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Today is National Poinsettia Day. Who knew?

Well, the folks at National Whatever Day did:

National Poinsettia Day is celebrated on December 12th of each year in recognition of Joel Roberts Poinsett who passed away December 12, 1851.

Joel Roberts Poinsett was a physician, botanist and American statesman. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives, the first United States Minister to Mexico (the United States did not appoint ambassadors until 1896), a U.S. Secretary of War under Martin Van Buren and a cofounder of National Institute for the Promotion of Science and the Useful Arts (a predecessor of the Smithsonian Institution), as well as the eponym of Poinsett County, Arkansas, the historic Poinsett Bridge in Greenville County, South Carolina, Poinsett State Park in Sumter County, SC, and the poinsettia, a popular Christmas flower.

Here’s to Joel Roberts Poinsett. Without him, what WOULD television news programs do for December decor?

Happy National Poinsettia Day!!!



96 responses to “Happy National Poinsettia Day!

  1. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/12/donald-trump-the-last-thing-this-country-needs-is-another-bush/

    I AGREE wholeheartedly with Trump. We don’t need another Bush OR another Clinton. PLEASE. No more RINOs anointed before anybody has a chance to say WHAT?!!!!! I’m sick and tired of these people. Jeb Bush is NO conservative. He’s surely less conservative than his brother and maybe even his dad. WHY do they continue to shoot themselves in the foot?

  2. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/12/16/govt-urges-dismissal-lawsuit-over-immigration/

    “The Obama administration is urging dismissal of a lawsuit that would dismantle the president’s immigration program, an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation.

    The case was brought by an Arizona sheriff, Joe Arpaio, who contends that President Barack Obama’s program serves as a magnet for more illegal entries into the U.S. Arpaio says the new arrivals will commit crimes and thus burden his law enforcement resources.

    In a court filing late Monday, the Justice Department told U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell that the sheriff’s theory is speculative and unsubstantiated and that Arpaio has failed to show he will suffer any injury at all from the federal government’s program. … The Justice Department said the federal program “does not grant legal status to any alien. Rather, it authorizes a temporary exercise of prosecutorial discretion on a case-by-case basis for certain individuals who have been in the United States since 2010 and have deep ties to the community.””

    Yeah, right. “Certain individuals” who consist of 20 MILLION illegal aliens already in the country. That’s NOT discretion. That’s blanket illegal amnesty. It’s impeachable and they ought to impeach him. Of course, he has his riot insurance.

  3. http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2014/12/14/why-we-must-never-forget-sandy-hook/

    About Sandy Hook, the anniversary. Now the families are suing the gun manufacturers (not the school). An added fact: The city bought the house; the bank that owned it BURNED everything that was inside the house. Now the city probably will destroy the Lanza house. HOW can anyone sue when all evidence is burned or destroyed?

    • BostonMary Casey • 3 hours ago SO… is this true?????
      Talk about Bad Ideas:
      Resettlement will cost US Taxpayers Billions of dollars

      The Obama Administration is preparing for another “surge” in Muslim refugees and this time, thanks again to Obama, they won’t be coming illegally from Central America. The U.S. State Department announced this week that the first major contingent of Syrian Muslim refugees, 9,000 of them, have been hand-selected by the United Nations for resettlement into communities across the US. The announcement came Tuesday on the State Department’s website.

      “U.S. Plans to lead in Resettling Syrian Muslim Refugees”

      Why isn’t President B_Hussein_Obama providing Refugee-Status to CHRISTIANS being persecuted and slaughtered by Muslim Terrorists in Syria and Iraq?

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