Is this the birthday where I start telling everyone I’m 39?

55 not 39

Yeah, I turned fifty-five today. And if I’m not mistaken, now is the time to start telling folks I’m 39.

So, happy 39th birthday to me!

Of course, if I’m 39, that means I was born in 1979.

But this is me in 1979:

39 years ago

So much for being 39.

I guess I better suck it up and accept the fact that I’m fifty-five.

To tell you the truth, I don’t feel fifty-five at all. Except when Lupus beats the snot out of me. Then I feel like I’m one hundred and fifty-five. This week, for example, I’ve been one hundred and fifty-five.

But on a good day, I still feel young – well, younger anyway.

When I was a teen, I loved the fact that I shared my birthday with Peter Frampton. For some reason I thought that meant we were destined to be together. It hasn’t happened yet, but here’s hoping!

And — as you probably already know – today is also Earth Day.

That always bugged me.

Sharing my birthday with Vladimir Lenin is bad enough. But then in 1970, they had to go and commemorate the 100th anniversary of Lenin’s birth by establishing Earth Day.

Funny how that little bit of trivia never makes it into the endless news stories about Earth Day.

As I said a year ago:

This obsession with linking Free Markets with the destruction of our Mother Earth isn’t just coinkidink.

It’s deliberate.

The Green Movement is nothing but an anti-capitalist political movement.

And Earth Day is the Shiny Happy Trojan Horse used to advance the Anti-Capitalist agenda – most especially within public schools.

From 1970 on, Earth Day has been an opportunity to terrorize children into believing that their whole way of life is going to kill – not just them – but the entire planet.

And the only way to stop that from happening was for children to reject modernity. Cars are bad. Air travel is bad. DDT (which prevents malaria) is bad. Using incandescent lightbulbs is bad. And heaven forbid you use a plastic grocery bag.

Pretty much everything that keeps America from becoming a Third World hellhole is bad.

Earth Day isn’t about encouraging people to be good stewards of the planet.

Instead, Earth Day is nothing more than an opportunity to vilify the very things that made this nation the greatest nation on Earth.

Hanging in my office, I have the YAF’s 2018 Ronald Reagan calendar. And it gives me all kinds of satisfaction to not see EARTH DAY printed in the box for Sunday, April 22.

I guess the YAF feels the same way about Earth Day that I do.

Any old how.

I plan to spend my fifty-fifth thirty-ninth birthday like I spend every day. Here in my office working for as long as Lupus will let me.

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22 thoughts on “Is this the birthday where I start telling everyone I’m 39?

  • April 22, 2018 at 8:59 am
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    Happy birthday to you. Thank you for honesty, insight and humor. Be blessed mightily.

  • April 22, 2018 at 10:41 am
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    Being a Benny 39er as I am (i actually shook the great man’s hand at Benny Jr high in 64), I must say congratulations and Happy Birthday. Heck, I’ve been 39 for 28 years now

  • April 22, 2018 at 10:46 am
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    Happy Birthday. Your problem is you are counting a day as 24 hours. My mother says she counts a day as 48 hours, so she just turned 38.5 this year. She doesn’t even try to explain her 57 year old son, but hey…….so happy 27.5 birthday!

  • April 22, 2018 at 11:16 am
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    Happy Birthday!

  • April 22, 2018 at 11:20 am
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    Happy Birthday! Thank you for your spot-on political commentary and for your humor!

  • April 22, 2018 at 11:36 am
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    You’re only as old as you feel.
    Happy birthday.

  • April 22, 2018 at 11:48 am
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    You’re still a babe! Happy birthday!

  • April 22, 2018 at 12:07 pm
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    Happy Birthday Dianny!!! Now buck up!!!! As someone who is a bit older than you, life is still fun after 55 but it can be more difficult. Besides that, turning 60 was the birthday that really got my attention….

    As to earth day, go out and get some tires and start a bonfire….celebrate not celebrating the earth as some sort of child like goddess we must take care of. Burn rubber with your car. Find a group of do gooder earth worshiping morons and squeal your tires and just smile!!!!!

    I see this day as a day similar to the night before Halloween where mischief is the motto. Kick dirt in the faces of those idiotic earth worshipers and enjoy your self. Don’t let these altruistic prog-lodytes take away your happiness!!!

  • April 22, 2018 at 1:15 pm
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    Happy Birthday! and no matter what happens, I doubt it will be worse than my 55th. On that VERY day, while preparing a celebratory picnic, my younger, “healthy as a horse” hubby complained of dizziness. Spent that day, and the next 2 months in hospital holding his hand. Until he was gone.

    • April 22, 2018 at 1:16 pm
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      Oh, I am so sorry for your loss.

  • April 22, 2018 at 4:21 pm
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    Happy Birthday, Dianny! Hope to read your posts for many more years.

  • April 22, 2018 at 4:37 pm
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    Happy Birthday, Dianny! 🙂

  • April 22, 2018 at 5:47 pm
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    OH crap! Well I reckon I was wrong over at IOTW Guess the Reader (Hint: Patriot) . Either way you are still beautiful and intelligent I am sure. I really enjoy your posts. Happy Birthday!

  • April 22, 2018 at 6:26 pm
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    Happy Birthday ! We’re the same age. I turn 56 in June.

  • April 22, 2018 at 7:29 pm
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    Happy birthday! You think earth day is a bad one, try mine on………11/4/08. A day that will live in infamy. Worse than 12/07, or 9/11. Think about it.
    Wish you good health, too. Love your blog!

  • April 22, 2018 at 8:31 pm
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    So you were your mom’s after-birth-day present. Ouch! Please don’t hit me any more! LOL

  • April 22, 2018 at 9:13 pm
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    Happy birthday!! And as our family always adds at the end of all birthday songs: “…and many mooooore!!”

  • April 22, 2018 at 10:42 pm
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    Happy birthday, Dianny. Remember, in dog-years you’re dead.

  • April 22, 2018 at 10:43 pm
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    Happy Birthday! You’re still above the dirt as Paula Deen says so that’s something to celebrate. ? Enjoy your posts! Wish they’d come thru my Bloglovin app again. ?

  • April 22, 2018 at 11:20 pm
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    A most happy and blessed birthday to you!

  • April 23, 2018 at 11:05 am
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    ? ? dianny enjoy it all the pressure is off dance in the grocery aisle sing in your car with the windows open. ……be eccentric. …and my ? has y’all beat unfortunately I share mine with hilary cankles

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