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Thomas Sowell turns 80 today

Posted on 06/30/2010 5:35:10 AM PDT by Borges

Happy Birthday!


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1 posted on 06/30/2010 5:35:14 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

Happy birthday to America’s greatest living intellectual! If only he were 50!


2 posted on 06/30/2010 5:36:20 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool! Wearing your bathing suit, please.)
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To: Borges
Happy Birthday to the man who ought to have been our first black President!
3 posted on 06/30/2010 5:36:50 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Borges

Happy Birthday to a very smart man!


4 posted on 06/30/2010 5:36:53 AM PDT by Vor Lady ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." JFK)
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To: Borges

5 posted on 06/30/2010 5:37:01 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. He's just some guy in the neighborhood.............)
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To: Tax-chick

I dunno when that pic was taken, but he looks better at 80 than I do at 55!....................


6 posted on 06/30/2010 5:37:50 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. He's just some guy in the neighborhood.............)
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To: Borges

Happy Birthday Dr. Sowell! May you have many more!


7 posted on 06/30/2010 5:38:28 AM PDT by IAMIUBU
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To: Tax-chick

“If he were only 50!”

Well, he’s only 80 and he has alot of work to do.

Happy Birthday Mr. Sowell.


8 posted on 06/30/2010 5:39:56 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Borges

Happy Birthday Mr. Sowell!


9 posted on 06/30/2010 5:41:07 AM PDT by brktxpyr
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To: Borges

Happy Birthday Dr. Sowell!

You ARE our NATIONAL TREASURE—hidden to too many or what I call Black and female conservatives, Today’s Invisible Men!


10 posted on 06/30/2010 5:41:47 AM PDT by Ooh-Ah
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To: Borges

Happy Birthday to a great guy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


11 posted on 06/30/2010 5:41:56 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Borges

My Mt Rushmore of Great Conservative writers of the 20th Century would be Milton Friedman, William F Buckley, Walter Williams and the man.....Thomas Sowell!!!


12 posted on 06/30/2010 5:44:05 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Borges
Happy Birthday, Dr. Sowell!
13 posted on 06/30/2010 5:44:55 AM PDT by Semper Mark (Nemo me impune lacessit.)
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To: Borges

Happy Birthday


14 posted on 06/30/2010 5:45:20 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Borges

A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you and your loved ones Dr. Sowell !


15 posted on 06/30/2010 5:45:33 AM PDT by Edgewood Pilot
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To: Red Badger

That picture has been on his books for quite a while. I’d guess it was taken in his early 70s.


16 posted on 06/30/2010 5:47:35 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool! Wearing your bathing suit, please.)
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To: Borges
Stay well Mr. Sowell, we desperately need you.
17 posted on 06/30/2010 5:47:46 AM PDT by ryan71 (Let's Roll!)
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To: Red Badger

I see him on CSPAN. He still looks really young for 80.

And he is still one of my heroes. Happy Birthday Dr. Sowell!


18 posted on 06/30/2010 5:47:56 AM PDT by freespirited (There are a lot of bad Republicans but there are no good Democrats.--Ann Coulter)
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To: Borges
Happy Birthday Dr. Sowell!


19 posted on 06/30/2010 5:48:57 AM PDT by Liberty Valance
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To: Borges

Happy Birthday to one of the Republic’s greatest contemporary treasures!

Many, many more, Mr. Sowell.


20 posted on 06/30/2010 5:54:17 AM PDT by nesnah
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To: Borges

Dr. Sowell,

You are one of the greatest thinkers and writers of a century, and a man of character and endurance. Thank you— don’t stop! — and many happy returns!


21 posted on 06/30/2010 5:57:23 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (" 'Bush did it' is not a foreign policy." -- Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: Borges

80?! That’s hard to believe! My favorite book by him is “Knowledge and Decisions.”


22 posted on 06/30/2010 6:00:19 AM PDT by sand lake bar
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To: Tax-chick

And he still looks younger than me!.............


23 posted on 06/30/2010 6:01:35 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. He's just some guy in the neighborhood.............)
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To: Borges

Happy B-Day Sowell Man!


24 posted on 06/30/2010 6:02:04 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: Borges

Happy Birthday to one of America’s greatest minds!


25 posted on 06/30/2010 6:03:49 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: andy58-in-nh
Happy Birthday to the man who ought to have been our first black President!

I agree! Happy birthday! Keep writing your words of wisdom!
26 posted on 06/30/2010 6:05:12 AM PDT by Notasoccermom
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To: Borges

Happy B’day Dr. Sowell! I’m sure you are either posting or lurking here. I doubt it is possible that you are the most brilliant thinker of our time without spending some time at FR!!!!!


27 posted on 06/30/2010 6:08:22 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.)
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To: jazusamo

Ping and Happy Birthday to Dr. Sowell!


28 posted on 06/30/2010 6:08:31 AM PDT by fullchroma (Bill Haslam for Governor)
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To: jazusamo

ping


29 posted on 06/30/2010 6:08:55 AM PDT by r-q-tek86 (It isn't settled because it isn't science)
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To: Borges

Happy birthday Dr. Sowell!


30 posted on 06/30/2010 6:09:47 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Borges

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday Mr. Sowell and God willing, many many more to come!


31 posted on 06/30/2010 6:09:56 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Borges

Happy Birthday, Dr. Sowell!


32 posted on 06/30/2010 6:11:27 AM PDT by Calm_Cool_and_Elected (I'm a Republican and I own a cat.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Happy Birthday, Dr. Sowell,

God bless you for the work you do. Lord willing He will bless us with many more years of your clear speaking, to the point essays. Your writings are a breath of fresh air and are as necessary as sunshine and rain.


33 posted on 06/30/2010 6:11:56 AM PDT by Tomato lover (My citicizenship is not of this world)
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To: Borges

An exceptional scholar and visionary of conservatism. He shares the same birthday as my daughter....happy birthday to Rachel and Thomas :)


34 posted on 06/30/2010 6:12:46 AM PDT by oust the louse (Obama = sincere ignorance and conscientious stupity!)
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To: Borges

One of the best!!!


35 posted on 06/30/2010 6:13:51 AM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Borges
That pic must be 30 years old, or, he has super genetics!

I hope he's mentoring a host of conservative black intellectuals who can begin in ernest to pull the black community away from the marxists. I read recently that 52% of black 5th graders are functionally illiterate. That's a crime - pretty much genocide. And we can thank all those compassionate marxist state reps, union teachers and school officials for allowing this.

36 posted on 06/30/2010 6:21:51 AM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: oust the louse

I have learned more from this man than I learned throughout any other economics/philosophy education,

without ever being in his classroom.


37 posted on 06/30/2010 6:22:07 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Borges

Let’s share some of Dr. Sowell’s classic comments.

One of my favorites was that he was glad he got into Harvard BEFORE there was affirmative action!


38 posted on 06/30/2010 6:25:37 AM PDT by Ooh-Ah
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To: Tax-chick

Indeed!


39 posted on 06/30/2010 6:30:25 AM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (My respect and admiration for Cmdr. McCain are inversely proportion to my opinion of Sen. McCain.)
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To: Borges

Dr. Sowell is a *true* national treasure.


40 posted on 06/30/2010 6:31:47 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: Borges

WOW! Happy birthday Thomas Sowell!


41 posted on 06/30/2010 6:40:21 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: andy58-in-nh
"Happy Birthday to the man who ought to have been our first black President!"

If only!!

Here's wishing him many more!

42 posted on 06/30/2010 7:03:29 AM PDT by greatplains
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To: Borges

Happy Birthday to Dr. Sowell. My favorite book by him is, A Conflict of Visions. The intelligence that comes from every sentence just bowls you over.


43 posted on 06/30/2010 7:15:22 AM PDT by jonathonandjennifer
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To: fullchroma; r-q-tek86; Borges; abigail2; Amalie; American Quilter; arthurus; awelliott; Bahbah; ...
Happy Birthday Dr. Sowell!

May you continue to enjoy your hobby of photography but please keep writing and sharing your brilliant mind.

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44 posted on 06/30/2010 7:15:52 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Borges

I hope I’m still as coherent at 80.


45 posted on 06/30/2010 7:17:20 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Ooh-Ah
Let’s share some of Dr. Sowell’s classic comments.

Some of his more recent ones. :-)

Thomas Sowell columns re Obama

Is U.S. Now On Slippery Slope To Tyranny?
Spill Response Not About Oil, But Snake Oil
Race and Politics
Dismantling of America
Talking Points Versus Reality On Health Bill
Great Scott!
Jobs or Snow Jobs?
Deepest Bow Is Reserved For World Opinion
Dismantling America: Part II
Dismantling America
The Brainy Bunch
Listening to a Liar: Part II
Listening to a Liar
Whose Medical Decisions?: Part IV
Disaster in the Making?
A Post-Racial President?
Magician Politics
GOPers in the Wilderness
Talking Points
“Empathy“ Versus Law: IV
“Empathy“ Versus Law: III
“Empathy“ Versus Law: II
“Empathy” Versus Law
Survival Optional
Rookie Errors Mar Obama’s Efforts So Far
The Rush to Wait
What Are They Buying?
Political Speeches
“Jolting” the Economy
Ego and Mouth
A Perfect Storm
Taxing Times
Obama and the Law
Obama and “The Left”
Polls and Pols
Believers in Obama
Negative Advertising
The Real Obama: Part IV
The Real Obama: Part III
The Real Obama: Part II
The Real Obama
Do Facts Matter?
Idols of Crowds
Changes in Politics
Whose “Special Interests”?
The Galbraith Effect
…As Well As Several Other Issues
Are Facts Obsolete?
Conservatives for Obama?
Cocky Ignorance
Obama and McCain
Irrelevant Apologies
Success Built on Work Ethic
An Old Newness
A Living Lie
Obama’s Speech
Race and Politics
Non-Judgmental Nonsense

46 posted on 06/30/2010 7:21:06 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Tax-chick

His mind is sure in great shape for 80....(or any age)


47 posted on 06/30/2010 7:21:20 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our Troops, and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Tax-chick

Happy Birthday, Dr. Sowell! Thank you for your wisdom and clarity, which help to keep us on track.


48 posted on 06/30/2010 7:23:54 AM PDT by NEMDF
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Happy Birthday Dr. Sowell . 80 sounds about right if you get smarter as you go along . I have about 3/4 of his intellect .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_Nz9B1XFio
49 posted on 06/30/2010 7:26:25 AM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Borges

Happy birthday, Dr. Sowell. If only you had been elected as our first African-American President.........if only..............what might have been...... :-(


50 posted on 06/30/2010 7:27:55 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (If by "strengthening" Obama means the economy is going down the tubes, then it's strengthening.)
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