Friday, December 30, 2016

PARACULTURAL CALENDAR FOR DECEMBER 30


On this day in 1066, a Muslim mob storms the royal palace in Granada, crucifies Jewish vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela and massacres most of the Jewish population of the city.

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On this day in 1816, the Treaty of St. Louis between the United States and the united Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi Indian tribes is proclaimed. Then, nine years later, on this day in 1825, the Treaty of St. Louis between the United States and the Shawnee Nation is proclaimed. None of these treaties are adhered to... by the White Man, at least.

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On this day in 1965, Ferdinand Marcos becomes President of the Philippines. And they all lived happily ever after.

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On this day in 1977, for the second time, Ted Bundy escapes from his cell in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

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On this day in 1993, Israel and Vatican City establish diplomatic relations.

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On this day in 1994, wacko Catholic anti-choice activist John Salvi III goes on a shooting spree at two abortion clinics in Brookline, Massachusetts, killing two receptionists and wounding five other employees in the process. The next day, he emptied a few clips into a clinic in Norfolk, Virginia, and was promptly arrested. Two years later, after a jury found him guilty of murder, the staunch pro-lifer decided an eternity spent burning in Hell was preferable to a lifetime of nightly anal rape, so he abandoned his principles and killed himself.

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On this day in 2006, former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein is executed in one of the ugliest, cowardly, most shameful chapters in a metaphorical book that was clogged to the choking with ugly, cowardly, shameful chapters. Only the disgusting excesses of post-9/11 military-industrial-intelligence-media complex America could imbue a man like Saddam Hussein with gravitas and statesmanship.

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