December 18th, 2011
Roughly an hour after I woke up, I went with Annie, my other sister, my mommy and my daddy to a not-so-delicious Pho restaurant. While my parents went shopping afterwards I proceeded with Annie to Tar-get to buy subsequent gifts. While I bought some Christmas cards and "travel kits", my sister roamed the aisles searching for a gift for my parents, ultimately failing. We went home afterwards to take a short break, before Nam came over to take me and Annie back to Westminster Mall. My sister failed yet again finding anything in various stores, so she proceeded back to Tar-get where she made some of her final selections. We went to Wal*Mart afterwards where she finally settled on some secret gifts I must not disclose to the general public. While there I caught Capitalism at its best in the form of a Santa Clause picture being made by various soda bottles. We went home afterwards to eat dinner and relax before going back to Main Place Mall. I pressured Annie and Nam into watching Paranormal Activity 3 which made them pout like whiny children. A woman told me to shut up during "The Help" as I whispered to Nam and Annie whether to leave the movie theater. Clearly, she was not learning the lesson of the movie, to like.. help people. We went outdoors afterwards to finalize Nam’s christmas shopping for my sisters, as I roamed the mall back and forth getting various free samples from Wetzel Pretzels. In the end we capitalism won today as we emptied our subsequent pockets to provide for the businesses of the United States of America. We are the 99%. Anyway, I ended the night at home writing Christmas Cards while simultaneously watching How I Met Your Mother.
On this day in 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives passes the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery in America. The amendment read, "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude…shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." When the Civil War began, President Abraham Lincoln’s professed goal was the restoration of the Union. But early in the war, the Union began keeping escaped slaves rather than returning them to their owners, so slavery essentially ended wherever the Union army was victorious. In September 1862, Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing all slaves in areas that were still in rebellion against the Union. This measure opened the issue of what to do about slavery in border states that had not seceded or in areas that had been captured by the Union before the proclamation. IT ALL ENDS.
|KIM JONG IL IS DEAD.|