Blogs by Rep Bob Lynn

Blog site of Representative Bob Lynn, Alaska House of Representatives,District 31 Anchorage, Alaska. Blogs consist of public comments during legislative sessions, speeches, political commentary, as well as personal observations, and some journal type entries. Comments are invited.

Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Member of the Alaska State House of Represeentatives since 2003. US Air Force, Retired; military bandsman; F94C interceptor pilot; Vietnam service as radar controller (Monkey Mountain), radar site commander(Pleiku); Government Contract Management; Public school Teacher, Retired. Married 55 years to Marlene Wagner Lynn, 6 children, 20 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Member St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church. Former Tucson Arizona policeman, Ambulance Driver and Mortician's Assistant, Realtor (currently on referral status).

Saturday, May 05, 2007


The following are my comments under "Special Orders" at the end of today's session:

Mr. Speaker: The subject is “Dates.”

Hoy es Cinco de Mayo – the 5th of May. I was born and raised in the barrio of East Los Angeles, and attended the infamous Garfield High School, and the celebration of Cinco de Mayo with dancing, and mariachis, and good food was my favorite time of the year.

Cinco de Mayo has nothing to do with Mexican Independence Day. That’s in September. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory over the French during the Battle of Puebla in 1862, in which a poorly armed militia of 4,500 men defeated a professional French army of 6,500 soldiers - which stopped the French invasion of Mexico.

The lesson of Cinco de Mayo is, the big guys don’t always win!

And, Mr. Speaker, tomorrow is seis de Mayo, the 6th of May – and at 3 minutes and 4 seconds after 2 AM, the time and date will be:

02:03:04 on the clock and 05/06/07 on the calendar or 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07. I tell you this to prove I'm a legislator who "counts."

That series of numbers for time and date won’t happen again for another 100 years – and at that time, one hundred years hence, the great-great grandchildren of my colleague on the left and the great-great grandchildren of my colleague on my right, can help me up from this seat here on the House floor, and I’ll tell you about it again.


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