NYC looking North from the EMPIRE STATE BUILDING. Photo (proportions altered) by DAVID ILIFF, license HERE.

Early to bed, and early to rise,

Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise

– Benjamin Franklin.

I don’t see it.

– George Washington

Now both of these are high authorities – very high and respectable authorities – but I am with General Washington first, last, and all the time on this proposition.

Because I don’t see it, either. . . .

Put no trust in the benefits to accrue from early rising, as set forth by the infatuated Franklin – but stake the last cent of your substance on the judgment of old George Washington, the Father of his Country, who said “he couldn’t see it.”

And you hear me endorsing that sentiment.  

Mark Twain, “Early Rising, As Regards Excursions to the Cliff House,” MARK TWAIN IN THE GOLDEN ERA 1863-1866.


4 thoughts

  1. I saw your comment about Obama’s birth certificate. I think you need to understand that with the document Obama has provided wouldn’t be acceptable to even enroll him in and elementary school !

    1. If you disagree with Obama’s policies, then argue against them and vote against him. If you don’t like him, that’s your business. But at this point the idea that Obama wasn’t born in the U.S. is about as credible as the claim that we never landed a man on the moon.

    2. Your response is a non-sequitor in this blog.

      What is your evidence to support that statement?
      How did Obama get enrolled in schools throughout his life?
      How is his document different from every other president?
      Fact: He is the President of the United States so how did that happen?

    3. Obama has shown his birth certificate from Hawaii twice, the short form and the long form. He has shown both the images of those documents on the Web and the actual physical copies—with the seal on the back, where it is supposed to be—-to the press.

      And the officials in Hawaii of both political parties have repeatedly confirmed the facts on the birth certificates, and they are further confirmed by the Index Data file and by the birth notices sent to the newspapers by the DOH in 1961, and at the time only the DOH could send notices to that section of the newspaper (it was called “Health Bureau Statistics”) and in 1961, the DOH only sent out notices for those that it had issued birth certificates to, and at the time it could only issue birth certificates to children born in Hawaii.

      The CONSERVATIVE secretary of state of Arizona accepted Hawaii’s most recent confirmation that Obama was born in Hawaii and ruled that Obama will be on the ballot in Hawaii.

      Oh, and by the way, Mitt Romney has shown only an image of a photostat copy of his short-form birth certificate, which does not even shown the name of the hospital or the doctor.

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