Friday

They win, we're winning(?)

Simon de Montfort
It's funny that on this day in 1265 Simon de Montfort led a rebellion against Henry III and came de facto ruler.  Montfort gathered together some peers of the land, a sprinkling of bishops, two knights from each shire and two to four "good and loyal men" from each city and borough.  This was the first time in history that ordinary citizens had met to discuss the government and to give opinions regarding the laws they were to live under.  Historians consider this the first parliament democracy.   


Paul Manafort, aka Traitor
Another "fort" will go down in history on this day, his name slightly changed,  instead of "Mont" we have "Mana" as in "Manafort," trader of US secrets, protector of varment, greedy puppet to a  king.   Where the Montfort of 1265 gave us power to the people, today's Manafort has taken it away, given it back to the judges.  

Democracy is dead, long live Trump, Fox News, and the concord Republican party!  

They win.  

On a happier note, Manafort now has to pay taxes on the millions of dollars he dodged paying taxes on from his "consulting" job with the Russians while Donald Trump was running for president, which means means school lunch programs will be upgraded from Reagan catsup packages of fruit to real apples for a day.  Yea!  We're winning! 



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