Darwin, Lincoln & Me – February 12th

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Howard Galganov

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President Abraham Lincoln was Born on the 12th Of February 1809. Remarkably, Charles Darwin was also Born on the 12th Of February 1809 – Both Of Whom Changed The World.

I Was Also Born On February 12th . . . But Not in 1809 – But Rather 1950.

Not To Knock 1950 . . . which by all Standards was a Great Year. Growing-Up in the 50’s & 60’s Was A Dream In Itself.

The Post War Peace Dividend, Drive-In Movies, Drive Through Fast Food, Blues Music, Rock & Roll – Stupendous Movies, Cutting Edge Television, Bikini’s, Mini Skirts . . . And The 302 4-Barrel Ford Mustang - To Name But A Few.


It Is Without A Doubt . . . That I Will Not Change The World – But I Am Doing All That I Can To Change The Limited World In Which We All Live.


Anne Asked Me . . . as she Always does Before the 12th Of February, what can Anne Buy For Me, or Do For Me For My Birthday – and as Always, Especially within the Last Dozen Years or so . . . My Answer Is Nothing – I have Everything I Need, and within Reason & Common Sense, I Have Everything I want.

I Have Anne, Stryker, April The Cat, The Horses, Family & Friends I Care About.

Anne & I are Living the Lifestyle we could have Never Imagined. We will Never be Rich, but we have Enough Income to Eat well and Cover the Costs of Living. And In Spite of Aches & Pains, which Comes with Age . . . Thus Far - We Enjoy Good Health.

SO ANNE SAID . . . “Perhaps We’ll Take-Off For The Day . . . & You can take a Break from Writing”, to which I answered to Anne’s Understanding & Approval, that One of the Things I Enjoy Doing The Most . . . Is Writing This BLOG, which to me, has Become One of the Greatest Gifts I Get to Enjoy Virtually all the Time.

And Even Though . . . Writing Takes A Great Deal Of Time – It Is No Punishment.

And Having so Many People who Read what I Write, and Spread what they Read to Others, Is A Privilege & A Gift Like None Other.


1 – I Get to Write this Editorial to You.

2 – Anne, Stryker & I will Have an Outside Hamburger & Cold Beer at Mighty Fine Burger on the 620 & 2222. Stryker might get a Bit of my Burger, but Not a Sip of my Beer.

3 – Anne, Stryker & I will go for a Long Stroll Along the Outdoor Domain Shopping Mall, looking at all the Great Stores, Shops, Patios & Fun Things Not to Buy.

Then I'll Enjoy Coming Home . . . to Read the Comments that will Come with this Editorial.

But Before I Stop Writing . . . I Can't Have An Editorial Without Some Politics.


As for the Apology for Democrat Moslem Ilhan Omar’s Anti-Semitic Remarks . . . She Can Take Her Apology & Shove It, since the only thing Omar is Sorry For, is or For being Forced to Apologize to Jews.

And as for Pelosi and all the Other Democrats who Kept their Mouths Shut, while Ilhan Omar Spewed her Anti-Semitic Tropes, checking to see in which Direction the Wind was Blowing, before they Made their Measured Condemnation . . . Their Insincerity or Cowardice is Breathtaking.

And what about Rashida Tlaib, the other Moslem Democrat, and all of her Anti-Semitic Statements & Jew-Hating Relationships she enjoys, along with the Idiot Cortez, who has Declared herself to be Jewish, even though there isn't a Proven Molecule of Jewish Genes in her Blood, which she Nonetheless Believes Somehow Gives her the Moral High-Ground to Criticize Israel & Promote BDS?

Have A Great Day . . . I Know That I Will.

Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov


Happy Birthday, Howard! Thank you for everything!

Posted On: 2/12/2019 7:45:36 AMJune Harding, Williamsburg VA 23188

Ah ha, now I know why today's email came so early. Hope you have a simply stupendous day and a very blessed year.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 7:50:20 AMRena Cohen, Tsfat, Northern, Israel


Posted On: 2/12/2019 7:50:31 AMMartin Achilles, Edgecomb, Maine, United States

Happy birthday Howard! I enjoy reading your columns. You make more sense than anyone else I can think of.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 7:52:33 AMAlondra Labute, London Ontario

Happy Birthday Howard !!! Enjoy your day !!! Celebrating your 30th anniversary of your 39th Birthday, Jack Benny's rule.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 7:53:44 AMRobert Daigneault, Laval, Quebec Canada

May you and Anne have a wonderful day today. You are truly blessed to have her and such a special life together. Thank you for all your insight 😊 that you share. The very best to you.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 7:57:42 AMPat Eubank, CHEYENNE, Wyoming, United States

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOWARD, have a great day and keep up the great writing!

Posted On: 2/12/2019 8:00:05 AMLarry Brutchin, Iola, Kansas

Happy Birthday!!!! So sorry that the Moslems and Socialist Democrats won't behave so that you can have a great birthday. I also remember the good times of the 50's and 60's.....too bad that we can't roll the clock back to a time when things were better. Darrel

Posted On: 2/12/2019 8:03:11 AMDarrel Dickson, Casa Grande,AZ

Happy birthday, Howard. If I see you later today, I will tell you that again! Thank you for your work on this blog and for your consistent conservatism.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 8:09:24 AMRalph Hays, Spring Hill, Kansas, United States

It's amazing that you have the ability to write great editorials day in and day out! Happy Birthday, my friend, and have a wonderful day with your beautiful Anne.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 8:13:59 AMDave Amsel, St. Laurent, Quebec

Happy Birthday Howard. It is fun seeing the Deamoncrat Party expose themselves for who they really are: Jew hating, Christian hating, Baby hating, bigots. Now Howard, do you think the sizeable Jewish constituent, who vote for these Jew haters, will wake up and vote Republican? If not, what does that tell you?

Posted On: 2/12/2019 8:21:09 AMDon Bos., Thorhild, Alberta, Canada

Happy Happy Birthday Howard. Enjoy your day. Henry Jolley, Courtenay, BC, Canada

Posted On: 2/12/2019 8:36:32 AMHenry Jolley, Courtenay. BC

Sto Lot!!!! May you have a great day on your Birthday.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 8:39:18 AMChester Przygoda, Rochester Hills, Michigan

Happy Birthday Howard I was a Chev man so my memory is the 1955 Chev with a 265 and than the 283 with the Quadrajet. None of us guys will forget the Bikini’s and the Mini Skirts

Posted On: 2/12/2019 8:41:06 AMRaymond Hansen, Luverne, Minnesota, United States

Have a good one Howard! I'm staying inside today, there is a very nasty blizzard blowing snow all over us up here right now, so enjoy what you are missing, eh?

Posted On: 2/12/2019 8:47:07 AMEdward Walker, Oakville Ontario

Happy birthday! Hope you have a great day and keep up the good work.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 8:50:52 AMTimothy D. Whitney, Portland, ME USA

Happy birthday Howard. Mine is the 16th. Growing up in the 40s, 50s, and 60, were good 70,s to this day so-so. Never have witnessed such crap and corruption as is going on now.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 8:55:07 AMPerry E Poling, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Happy birthday, Howard. For your special day, I wish I could give you the gift of Justin Trudeau's resignation but alas, I guess we will have to wait until October to vote him out. Wish Trump could help us but that would be voter interference I guess. Rumors swirl that that is how Trudeau got in power with the help of Soros. Hopefully, it is a clean election.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 8:57:53 AMArlene Burch, Haliburton, On

Happy Birthday Howard thank you for Making my day every time I ready your Post.🎂🍻🍻

Posted On: 2/12/2019 9:01:25 AMDan Kasaboski, Ottawa, ON Canada

I’m 10 days older than you and celebrate my birthday all month. I’m thrilled to have you in my celebration. I will spend your birthday preparing and serving 300 hot meals for the homeless. The monthly stewardship is part of my Orthodox Christian belief and as part of being a Conservative Republican. I “do,” I don’t insist government do in my place.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 9:03:24 AMPaul Wachter, Albuquerque, NM

Happy Birthday Howard...… I always look forward to your editorials and I'm constantly forwarding them to my friends and to Facebook and Twitter... I'm sending you my PayPal donation to you now..... Joe Magdall.. Milton, Ontario.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 9:03:31 AMJoe Magdall, Markham Ontario

Happy Birthday Howard. I'm 84 and look forward to your catching up - and in good health of course.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 9:07:41 AMR. Anthony Crane, Beaconsfield, Quebec, Canada

Happy Birthday, Howard. May you & Anne have a peaceful, blessed day!! God Bless

Posted On: 2/12/2019 9:12:45 AMKathy West, Livonia, Michigan, USA

Happy birthday big guy! It is a good thing to recognize just how blessed we are. That is another reason I enjoy our time sharing a meal - we both are content with our lives & enjoy them. Plus we are still doing what we can to make a difference. Completely live each moment of this great day!

Posted On: 2/12/2019 9:15:35 AMGary Burd, Arlington, TX

Happy Birthday Howard! I always look forward to your posts! Keep up the good work!

Posted On: 2/12/2019 9:17:57 AMColleen Smith, Santa Barbara, Ca

If you're healthy, you're wealthy. Let us all give thanks that Howard is healthy. May you live a hundred years while the haters on the other side fall like flies.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 9:21:54 AMBarry Jackson, St Lazare, Quebec

Happy Birthday! May you and yours be blessed today and always!

Posted On: 2/12/2019 9:23:59 AMDeborah Nault, Neosho, Missouri, United States

Happy Birthday Howard, thanks for being who you are and doing what you do.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 9:24:32 AMJo Doherty, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

"The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune." HAPPY BIRTHDAY Howard, and many more returns.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 9:30:50 AMTerry Morgan, Concord, North Carolina, United States

Happy birthday Howard, and, many more !!! On this day I was married in Copenhagen and had a wonderful 46 year marriage. Wish she was still here.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 9:33:31 AMRoger Valligny, Spring Hill, Florida

And Happy Birthday to Darwin, Lincoln, but especially to you, Howard. Regarding the two Muslim representatives: there is no doubt now that they are followers of sharia law and are anti-Americans. This means they lied when they took the oath of office.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 9:35:32 AMChuck Yarling, Austin, Texas, United States

Happy Birthday Howard! Your editorial and my first cup of coffee get my day off to a wonderful start.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 9:46:19 AMDan Coffey, Hastings, NE

Happy Birthday Howard! Keep em coming!

Posted On: 2/12/2019 9:53:35 AMJohn Ross, Ancaster ON

Hey Howard, I am a bit late - didn't get to my computer earlier, but wanted to join all the others in wishing you a very happy birthday! Enjoy all the wonderful moments of your life and don't push it, you'll get there eventually! It hasn't been easy but I now tell people that I am 43 years old in each foot. My doctor tells me that I will die healthy!!! Ben Ostrovsky, Miami Lakes, FL

Posted On: 2/12/2019 10:01:12 AMBen Ostrovsky, Miami Lakes, Florida, United States

Have a terrific 'Anniversary of your Birth' today with your entire family Howard!

Posted On: 2/12/2019 10:05:41 AMR.D. Stambaugh, Utica, Ohio, United States

Sending my best wishes for a Happy Birthday and many more. Enjoy the day with your lovely Anne and family! You are truly blessed.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 10:07:03 AMShirley Temple, Surprise AZ

Happy Birthday Howard. I'm happy to share the same birthday with you and other greats. Bob Smith, Kresgeville, PA, USA

Posted On: 2/12/2019 10:10:38 AMRobert L. Smith, Kresgeville, PA, USA

Happy Healthy Birthday Howard Keep up the Good Work! So Glad you speak up for this Left thinking Socialist People Carol Taylor

Posted On: 2/12/2019 10:12:18 AMCarol Taylor, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Happy birthday Howard! In 6 days I'll be 3 years post diagnosis--2.5 years past the expected "terminating event". LOLOL

Posted On: 2/12/2019 10:14:29 AMTeri Newman, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

Happy birthday Howard. Wishing you the best of health and peace. Lucky you to be in Texas. It's freezing cold and miserable up here. Roads are like a war zone with ice craters 7-10" deep. Incompetent fools in charge of snow removal. The birthday present I ask for is a donation to dog charities that rescue poor animals from the dog meat horror in Asia.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 10:17:31 AMLawrence Kalman, Montreal QC

Happy Birthday Howard! I’ve only recently discovered your blog and want to thank you for your honest, common sense opinions on the many issues we face every day in our countries. Keep up your great writings! I look forward to reading them and hope, like you, that we can stop the insane movement to the left that both of our countries are experiencing. Richard Hanson, Hackensack, MN

Posted On: 2/12/2019 10:18:09 AMRichard Hanson, Hackensack, Minnesota, United States

Happy! Happy! I wasn't born on 12 February, but I WAS born the year Israel became a nation (on my 71st trip around the sun). Don't know how much of my blood is Jewish, but I can say I'm 100% spiritual Jew through Jesus Christ, who, by the way, I believe, is returning VERY soon. So, PLEASE, everybody, get to know Jesus.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 10:19:17 AMGeorge Myers, Pasadena, MD

Happy birthday Howard, have a great day with Anne and Stryker

Posted On: 2/12/2019 10:30:16 AMElke Starks, Montana, USA

Birthdays are good for you.Statistics show that people who have the most live the longest. From a little magnet my son gave me a few years ago. Buon compleanno!

Posted On: 2/12/2019 10:30:25 AMBillie F Luchi, Fountain Hills, AZ

Happy birthday Howard so glad I found you! Terri Neuman so happy you made it past the terminating event.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 10:33:06 AMLinda Timmes, Queen Creek, Arizona, United States

Happy Birthday Howard.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 10:46:03 AMBarbara Scism, Escondido, CA

Happy and joyful birthday! Thank you very very much for your blog, it is a world changer, slower and maybe not as noticeable but definitely a changer. Please carry on as it is one of the very very few blogs where truth is of the essence.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 10:52:01 AMJeannine Assayas, United Kingdom

You are making a change in our world and we thank you for it. Happy Birthday.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 11:14:15 AMNick Zaferis GDC1, Montreal, QC

Happy Birthday, Howard. Your writing, thoughts and facts, are a very important part of my day. Press on! Gordon

Posted On: 2/12/2019 11:20:38 AMGordon Bibbins, FL

Great editorial as usual Howard. HAPPY BIRTHDAY and many more have a wonderful birthday lunch with Anne and Stryker. If the DEMS don't do something about AOC, Omar and Tlaib I can see the end to the DemocRats.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 11:25:44 AMLynda Cook, Killarney, Manitoba, Canada

Happy Birthday Howard, and many happy returns of the day for you to celebrate together with Anne in GOOD HEALTH. We'll try to drink L'Chaim in summer back in Canada. J & A

Posted On: 2/12/2019 11:30:59 AMJudith Rosenthal, Montreal, Quebec

A hearty Mazel Tov to you. Have a well deserved Happy Birthday and many healthy years to come. Same to Anne. Do you realize that, so far, this is the oldest you've been?

Posted On: 2/12/2019 11:47:38 AMNORTON MILECOFSKY, JACKSON New Jersey, United States

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! And many more to come, healthy and content - and of course writing your editorials. And "Hello" to Anne and a hug & pet for Stryker and April.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 11:58:47 AMPatricia Robinson, Waynesboro, VA

We are making you a birthday cake today to celebrate your birthday. It is a great excuse to have a rum bundt cake. Sorry but there will be nothing left by the time your walk is finished! Enjoy what sounds like a great day. H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y to you.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 12:04:45 PMJudith Kay Ash, PRESCOTT VALLEY AZ

Happy Birthday Howard, you deserve it all. Wish you a long life with Anne coupled with good health. Steve Acre, Canada

Posted On: 2/12/2019 12:12:32 PMSteve Acre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Happy Birthday, Howard! Enjoy your day with Anne, Stryker & April! Totally agree with your political comments. AMEN!

Posted On: 2/12/2019 12:28:44 PMPAULINE M DEMERS, Woonsocket, RI - USA

Happy birthday, Howard! I hope you have a fantastic day.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 12:38:22 PMJim Pope, Phoenix, AZ


Posted On: 2/12/2019 12:40:06 PMSTAN DZIUBA, KUNKLETOWN PA

Happy Birthday, Howard and may you enjoy many, many more. I enjoy all of your editorials. Keep them coming. God Bless and have a super day!!!!

Posted On: 2/12/2019 12:53:22 PMMarlene leavey, London, Ontario, Canada

Happy Birthday Howard. Enjoy your day as we enjoy your blog.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 12:53:56 PMCalvin Bjorgan, Radium Hot Springs BC

"Happy Day of Your Birth"

Posted On: 2/12/2019 12:56:22 PMSharon Caron, Aurora, Colorado, United States

A Very Happy Birthday Howard!!! But it really is unfair as you are always “gifting us” with your writings! Tom

Posted On: 2/12/2019 1:03:18 PMTom Corcoran, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States

happy birthday Howard,you grow wiser with age,republicans not so much,failing to counter the left with the arguement that border towns are safer than ever,of course because hoardes of illegals don't remain there,they migrate to the heart of america where santuary and benefits are demanded and gladly given by democrats.DUH.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 1:23:32 PMLee Prejean, City Laconner, Washington, United States

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOWARD and to make this day more memorable, the former Justice Minster Raybould, demoted to Vets Affairs, has today resigned from Cabinet and wants to speak on SNC Lavelin fiasco. Looks like Trudeau is going to be in big trouble and we are having a huge snowstorm dumping more in 24 hours than normal for the whole month of February. Best wishes for a great birthday in Texas.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 1:42:49 PMKen Davies, Cornwall, Ontario

Happy Birthday Howard, true the 50s & 60s were great years I have 8 years on you myself, great way to spend your special day, have a second cold beer on me my friend!

Posted On: 2/12/2019 1:55:20 PMJon Boothe, Las Vegas NV

Happy Birthday to You HG & Best Wishes from the Pacific North West! Vicki Pope, Asotin Washington

Posted On: 2/12/2019 2:14:55 PMVicki POPE, Clarkston, Washington, United States

It is also my daughter's birthday and I am forwarding this to he because she will know that you are doing all this bcause you BELIEVE in it. Tnx for sharing, Your biker buddy Andy

Posted On: 2/12/2019 2:38:13 PMAndy Reti, Toronto, ON

A very Happy Birthday to you! Have a wonderful day! 💝👍

Posted On: 2/12/2019 2:40:46 PMMARGARET T FLANIGAN, MYRTLE BEACH SC 29572

Greetings and HAPPY FEBRUARY 12th and the BIRTHDAY of my SECOND FAVORITE man in the world! Sorry, Howard, but you just HAVE TO take a BACKSEAT to our GREAT PRESIDENT!!! Like you, Donald Trump has been the GREATEST GIFT we all can imagine! What a GREAT State of the Union speech... and what about yesterday’s incredible EL PASO HAPPENING! Oh and let’s hope the likes of Tlaib, Omar, Booker, Harris, Warren and the rest of the nasty, hateful Democrats go down in flames come 2020!

Posted On: 2/12/2019 3:02:04 PMGordon Steinberg, St Augustine, Florida, United States

Have a blessed birthday, Howard, and many more!

Posted On: 2/12/2019 3:31:57 PMHope Wozniak, Cleves, OH

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Howard.....You, & "Honest Abe" Lincoln! Hope you have a "really wonderful one"!! AMEN-AMEN!!!

Posted On: 2/12/2019 4:50:10 PMGeri Lyons, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States

Wish you the best ever birthday. Your priorities are the best. What more could one wish for than to be thankful for all you have and that spending time with your family and pets is what makes you the happiest. That's what call really being happy.Wish you many more "Healthy, happy Birthdays. I have been reading your editorials for many years and you keep getting better and better. All the best for you and your family.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 5:03:35 PMTom Risk, Mesa, Arizona, United States

happy birthday and God Bless--Charles Warren

Posted On: 2/12/2019 5:53:35 PMCharles Warren, Houston, Texas, United States

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HOWARD!! You're still a young man so "Live Long & Prosper!!". Don't ever lose that feisty spirit that keeps you going!!! Hope you're having better weather than we're having - we're expecting 35-40 cms of snow between tonight & Wednesday night - hope we get dug out on Thursday morning. Talked to Brent Tyler yesterday - he's coming on March 17th. We have you to thank for that!!

Posted On: 2/12/2019 6:06:27 PMKim McConnell, Ottawa, ON Canada

Happy birthday! Thanks for this email, and all the previous ones too!

Posted On: 2/12/2019 6:37:09 PMMartha J Bellizzi, Sneads Ferry, NC

Great blog and, of course, Happy Birthday! I enjoy watching American news; its so much more interesting that here at home (near Ottawa). That Cortez had better enjoy her time in the news because she'll be forgotten in the not too distant future! Of course, she'll have lots of company!

Posted On: 2/12/2019 6:52:00 PMMadelene J Gilligan, Plantagenet ON

Happy Birthday!! Wishing you and Anne a most blessed day!

Posted On: 2/12/2019 6:53:21 PMStephanie Ranney, Tompkins Twp, Michigan, United States

Happy Birthday Howard. Always enjoy your articles.

Posted On: 2/12/2019 9:20:14 PMWilliam Warner, Johnston, Rhode Island, United States

Dinner with your true love is the best gift ever! I always get my dog her own burger at McDonald's. A McDouble plain. It has always been a treat in her 11 years. She is a big ol' black lab and is now my partner in life after my husband passed. Enjoy every day!

Posted On: 2/12/2019 10:58:36 PMMary Johnson, West Plains MO

Happy Birthday Howard sorry to be late. Wishing you many more to come God blessings to you :))

Posted On: 2/13/2019 12:07:54 AMJacquline Turley, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States

Happy Birthday and many more. Thanks for sharing your gift to the world. Roger Godin Stirling, Ontario. Canada

Posted On: 2/13/2019 5:15:02 AMRoger Godin, Stirling, Ontario, Canada

May you have the happiest of happy birthdays, Howard! You are a beacon of hope in this dark world. Thank you!

Posted On: 2/13/2019 9:37:46 AMCarrol Banta, Janesville, MN USA

Howard Happy Birthday and many more healthy and blessed years to come.

Posted On: 2/13/2019 10:39:53 AMJohn Loosdrecht, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada

"Extremism In The Defense Of Liberty Is No Vice.
And Moderation In The Pursuit Of Justice Is No Virtue"
US Senator, Barry Goldwater