Hat/Tip to Times Square Alliance and NPR.org. Over a million people packed into Times Square last night to ring in the new year by watching the ball drop. Below, is a brief history of how that came to be, and the changes made along the way. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ About “Time-Balls” The actual notion of a ball “dropping” to signal the passage of time dates back long before New Year’s Eve was ever celebrated in Times Square. The first “time-ball” was installed atop England’s Royal Observatory at Greenwich in 1833. This ball would drop at one o’clock every afternoon, allowing the captains […]
One beautiful December evening Pedro and his girlfriend Rosita were sitting by the side of the ocean. It was a romantic full moon, when Pedro said, “Hey, mamacita, let’s play Weeweechu.” “Oh no, not now, lets look at the moon” said Rosita. “Oh, c’mon baby, let’s you and I play Weeweechu. “I love you and it’s the perfect time,” Pedro begged. “But I wanna just hold your hand and watch the moon.” “Please, corazoncito, just once, play Weeweechu with me.” Rosita looked at Pedro and said, “OK, one time, we’ll play Weeweechu.” Pedro grabbed his guitar and they […]
I’m feeling a little more nostalgic than normal this Christmas season. It’s been decades since I’ve seen snow and I’ve been remembering some of those special Christmas Eve nights of my childhood when snow would be softly falling. There was something magical about Christmas Eve with the snow falling and all the homes radiating their beautifully lighted displays. So, if you are fortunate enough to live where you have a white Christmas this year, enjoy its splendor and give a thought to this old man. If not, dream along with one of my favorite carols by Dean Martin. . . […]
On behalf of our Publisher Matt Ross, our Staff, our great team of Contributors, and myself, Don King, Managing Editor we here at Conservative Hideout 2.0 want to wish you a very Merry Christmas. May you know peace and find comfort in the sacrifice that Jesus made for all of us. It is at this time of year when we pause to celebrate the birth of Jesus our Lord and Saviour, so it is fitting that we revisit the story of the very first Christmas. In the spirit of the season, with many thanks to WhyChristmas.com and WYMT of Hazard, Kentucky, here […]
Hat/Tip to Drum Talk TV. Awesome video, fun to watch and the drumming is pretty snazzy, too. Here’s a bit of holiday spirit for you, courtesy of Drum Talk TV fan Joey Muha! Please don’t pile on because he played the drums in a blizzard. No drums, cymbals or hardware were injured in the making of this video! .. . Post by Drum Talk TV. . . . .
Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers and the City of Lowell. Where are Sharpton and Jackson on this?? In an incredibly unique and quite clever way, the City and Police Department of Lowell, Michigan are doing their best to turn the tide of public opinion away from the stereotypical power hungry peace officer. Kudos to the City of Lowell PD!! . . . . .
Hat/Tip to Ethan Trex at mental_floss. When Americans sit down with their families for Thanksgiving dinner, most of us will probably gorge ourselves on the same traditional Thanksgiving menu, with turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and pumpkin pie taking up the most real estate on our plates. How did these dishes become the national “what you eat on Thanksgiving” options, though? THE PILGRIMS MAY NOT HAVE HAD TURKEY Turkey may not have been on the menu at the 1621 celebration by the Pilgrims of Plymouth that is considered the First Thanksgiving (though historians and fans of Virginia’s Berkeley Plantation might […]
Proclamation of Thanksgiving This is the proclamation which set the precedent for America’s national day of Thanksgiving. During his administration, President Lincoln issued many orders similar to this. For example, on November 28, 1861, he ordered government departments closed for a local day of thanksgiving. Sarah Josepha Hale, a 74-year-old magazine editor, wrote a letter to Lincoln on September 28, 1863, urging him to have the “day of our annual Thanksgiving made a National and fixed Union Festival.” She explained, “You may have observed that, for some years past, there has been an increasing interest felt in our […]
On behalf of myself and the entire staff here at Conservative Hideout 2.0, we want to wish you the warmest, fun-filled and enjoyable Thanksgiving. To that end, we’ve taken a break for one day, from reporting the news so that our staff could do the same. Happy Thanksgiving!! Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade – Top 10 Facts Secrets Behind the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! 25 Little Known Facts About Thanksgiving Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – New York, 1939 (color 8mm film) . . .
Over the river and through the wood, to Grandfather’s house we go…Ah, Thanksgiving, our loveliest secular holiday. Even the Masters of War can’t dislodge it – though FDR tried his damndest. George Washington issued the first National Thanksgiving Proclamation on November 26, 1789, but the early presidents, disproportionately Virginian and of a states’ rights disposition, regarded such proclamations as excessively Yankee and Federalist. Even John Quincy Adams, the ultimate codfish President, was reluctant to be seen as “introducing New England manners” by a public acknowledgement of Thanksgiving. The antebellum New England novelist and editor Sarah Josepha Hale is to […]
Veterans hold a place in our society that is special. I know that they hold a place in my heart. My father served in WWII with the Marines in the South Pacific. The first action he saw was during the invasion of Okinawa. Later, he was 150 miles from the Japanese mainland when for the first time in his life he saw a mushroom cloud. Dad told me that his unit had already received orders to go the China coast in an effort to surround Japan. Thank God he did not have to go. My younger brother served in the […]
Thanks to History.com for this fascinating history of Mother’s Day in America and around the world. Mother’s Day: Historical Precursors Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.” Once a major tradition in the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, this celebration fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was originally seen as a time when the faithful would return to their “mother […]
How we feel about Mom through the years. At 6Yrs, “Mommy, I love you.” At 10 Yrs, “Mom, whatever.” At 16, “My Mom is soooo annoying.” At 18, “I wanna leave this house.” At 25, “Mom, you were so right.” At 30, “I wanna go to Mom’s house.” At 50, “I don’t wanna lose you, Mom.” At 70, “I’d give up everything for one more day with my Mom.” Hat/Tip Matt.
South Shields, a coastal town in the northeastern part of Britain on the River Tyne, is celebrating Easter a bit differently this year. Artists and folks from the local community are turning heads with their use of shipping containers to commemorate the Passion of the Christ on Good Friday. So Happy Easter to all our loyal CH 2.0 readers, sit back and enjoy this video.
Yesterday, I ran a shocking and alarming story regarding the violent nature of the Easter Bunny. Following that post, I was troubled by the thought, “why?” Why is the Easter Bunny so incredibly violent? Why has he lashed out at humanity? And, come to think of it, where did he learn his advanced fighting skills? Well, the crack investigative team at the CH 2.0 took the challenge, and set out to answer these questions. We have found a video that explains it. Here it is… I strongly recommend that you avoid contact with the Easter Bunny at all costs. If […]
Matthew 28:1-7 (New American Standard) Jesus Is Risen! 1 Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave. 2 And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. 3 And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. 4 The guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men. 5 The angel said to the women, “Do […]