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  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Birthday: 10 Gifts to Get the 'Notorious' Supreme Court Justice

    03/15/2015 10:33:38 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | March 15, 2015 | VERONICA STRACQUALURSI
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the oldest sitting Supreme Court Justice, turns 82 Sunday. To borrow the words of the late rapper Biggie Smalls, who inspired Ginsburg’s “Notorious R.B.G.” nickname, if you don’t know, now you know. Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993, Ginsburg is the second woman justice in U.S. history and, as Reuters reported, she has no plans to retire anytime soon, despite some calls for her to step down. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Embraces ‘Notorious R.B.G.’ Tees Justice Ginsburg Earns Her 'Notorious' Nickname With Black Gloves To celebrate, here are 10 things (some farfetched, others easy...
  • Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday with million-dollar bash

    02/28/2015 2:42:04 PM PST · by PROCON · 32 replies
    AFP ^ | Feb. 28, 2015 | Farai Munganp
    Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) (AFP) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Saturday celebrated his 91st birthday with a lavish million dollar bash that was slammed by the opposition as "obscene" in a country wracked by poverty.Thousands of supporters of the ruling ZANU-PF, many wearing party regalia emblazoned with the president's image, sang and danced as he arrived for the jamboree at a luxury hotel in the famed Victoria Falls resort.
  • You guessed it: Michelle Obama's 51st birthday is for fundraising

    01/14/2015 12:24:17 PM PST · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 14, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    First lady Michelle Obama’s 51st birthday is this week, and has it’s own jingle, but not the traditional "Happy Birthday." No, it sounds more like “cha-ching,” as in the cash register ringing up a new sale. That’s because the Democratic Party is using her 51st birthday to raise money. [Snip] Click the link to sign the card, and you get directed to a donor page seeking contributions up to $2,000.
  • On Vin Scully's Happy 87th birthday, enjoy our favorite Scully calls in 2014

    11/29/2014 7:44:31 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | November 29, 2014 | Mark Townsend
    It bears repeating every season. One of the things we're most thankful for is Vin Scully, the legendary voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers. On Saturday, the broadcasting legend is celebrating his 87th birthday, and in tribute the folks over at MLB have released many of his greatest calls on video. With that in mind, we thought we might share a few of our own favorite Scully calls and moments from just this past season. Yes, even in his 65th season as the Dodgers play-by-play voice — he'll make it a remarkable 66 seasons in 2015 — Scully is on...
  • Billy Graham Celebrates 96th Birthday With New Film Announcment: 'I Know I'm Going to Heaven,'

    11/08/2014 6:51:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 268 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/8/2014 | Emma Koonse
    Billy Graham is ringing in his 96th year with friends and family on Friday, and fellow faith leaders are sending an outpouring of well wishes to the famed evangelical preacher today. In a far cry from last year's birthday celebration involving over 800 guests, Graham is marking his birthday this year with a quiet celebration at his Montreat, NC home, according to a press release issued on Nov. 7. Will Graham, the grandson of Billy Graham, was unavailable for comment to The Christian Post, but his father Franklin assured fans that the 96-year-old is doing well. "Although his physical condition...
  • Norman Lloyd at 100: Hollywood’s Living Memory (turns 100 today)

    11/08/2014 10:22:32 AM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Variety ^ | November 7, 2014 | Scott Foundas
    After nine decades in the business, the former collaborator of Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles is still looking for his next great role. The earliest surviving footage of broadcast television in America is a fragment of "The Streets of New York," an adaptation of playwright Dion Boucicault's 19th-century drama, aired by the experimental New York NBC affiliate W2XBS on August 31, 1939. All that now remains of the hour-long program is a silent, 11-minute kinescope, filmed off a TV screen and archived at the Paley Center For Media. And there, in those primitive flickering images, you can catch...
  • Billy Graham, Happy 96th Birthday!

    11/07/2014 12:44:24 PM PST · by PROCON · 19 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Today, Nov. 7, 2014, is the 96th birthday of the greatest evangelical preacher of the last 60 years, Rev. Billy Graham. There is perhaps no other Bible Christian pastor who has done more to spread the good news of Jesus Christ to hundreds of millions of people in the United States and around the world over the last half century – and he’s still preaching with his new film, Heaven: A New Message From Billy Graham.
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM ROBINSON!

    11/03/2014 1:21:15 AM PST · by South40 · 288 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 03 NOV 2014 | South40
    Happy Birthday Jim! I can never forget as it is mine also. :-) I hope you have a great day.
  • Constitution Day and My Birthday- Concurrent

    09/17/2014 8:37:36 AM PDT · by Vendome · 10 replies
    Vanity | Vendome
    So I’m at an observance of Constitution Day last week and in a contest, testing our knowledge of the constitution. Now, I’m gonna win and I’m one question away. The moderator asks: “Besides Constitution Day, what other day is celebrated concurrently? “. “My Birthday!” I yelled. “Wrong Answer” replied the Mod. “You call my Mom on Wednesday and tell her that!” I protested. The Mod says “Anyone know the answer?”. So I’m looking around and . . . Nothing. No one answered. I turned to the gal behind me and whispered “Citizenship Day” and she yelled out the same. Afterward,...
  • (YouTube)DFU POLIMERICK MINUTE: Aug. 4 - Obama's Birthday

    08/04/2014 7:51:56 PM PDT · by doug from upland
    DFU via YouTube ^ | 8-4-14 | DFU
    DFU POLIMERICK MINUTE - Obama's Birthday - graphics and limerick
  • Happy birthday George, love Uncle Sam

    07/25/2014 3:22:05 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7-25-14 | Dan Miller
    What do you get a king in the making for his birthday? Thankfully the Obamas weren't short of a few good ideas. The President and his family sent the newborn Prince George a stunning hand-made rocking horse as well a blanket made from the finest alpaca wool to celebrate his birth last year. Sporting a saddle embossed with the presidential seal, the wooden rocking horse came with a polo mallet with a head made from the branch of an oak tree that once stood on the south lawn of the White House.
  • Birthday tributes display Merkel’s power

    07/19/2014 8:24:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 18.07.14 @ 09:51 | Valentina Pop
    The celebration began on Wednesday evening during an EU summit: a box of Belgian pralines (that she won’t touch given her diet); a bunch of flowers; champagne; and a German football shirt signed by all EU leaders. German Chancellor Angela Merkel turned 60 on Thursday (17 July), but kept her cool, no-frills attitude towards the wave of tributes. […] With unmatched popularity rates and the status of the longest-serving and most powerful of EU leaders, Merkel has achieved remarkable success after starting out as a scientist in the then East Germany. A Forsa poll on Wednesday showed that after more...
  • In Celebration of George W. Bush’s Birthday, Here Are 15 of His Classiest and Most Classic Moments

    07/06/2014 12:11:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 141 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | July 6, 2014 | Justen Charters
    George W. Bush’s 68th birthday is today. In honor of the 43rd President of the United States, here are fifteen of his most classic and classiest moments:
  • Wash. school district complies with Michelle O’s lunch rules and bans birthday cupcakes

    07/01/2014 10:50:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | 7/1/14 | Victor Skinner
    LYNNWOOD, Wash. – Michelle Obama’s national school lunch overhaul is getting a little ridiculous. The First Lady worked with federal bureaucrats to strictly limit what types of foods can be served in school cafeterias across the country in an effort to fight childhood obesity. The federal regulations on meat, vegetables, salt, and other aspects of the school lunch has been met with staunch indignation from students who have either trashed their mandatory fruit and vegetables or opted not to eat lunch at all. Now, the Edmonds School District in Washington state and others are cracking down on birthday cupcakes and...
  • Birthday Bash

    Birthday Bashing it without booze - REALLY!!! Just off our meds. This is how we feel!
  • Happy Birthday Jerry Mathers (Leave it to Beaver)

    06/02/2014 1:12:01 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    jerrymathers.com ^ | june 2, 2014
    Happy Birthday Jerry Mathers! Born June 2, 1948
  • Eiffel Tower: 40 Fascinating Facts (Inaugurated March 31, 1889)

    03/31/2014 12:39:50 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 17 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 03/31/2014 | Oliver Smith, and Tom Metcalf
    1. Completed on March 31, 1889, the tower was the world’s tallest man-made structure for 41 years until the completion of the Chrysler Building in New York in 1930. 2. It is 324 metres tall (including antennas) and weighs 10,100 tonnes. 3. It was the tallest structure in France until the construction of a military transmitter in the town of Saissac in 1973. The Millau Viaduct, completed in 2004, is also taller, at 343 metres. 4. It is possible to climb to the top, but there are 1,665 steps. Most people take the lift. 5. The lifts travel a combined...
  • Happy 90th birthday, 'Happy Birthday' - Alice Vincent delves into its surprisingly murky history

    03/05/2014 2:38:57 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Mar 4, 2014 | Alice Vincent
    Ninety years ago today, the song millions of people sing around a candlelit cake was published in a songbook. Although by 1924 the recognisable melody had been sung in American primary schools for nearly three decades, the publication was to trigger almost a century of legal wranglings which would result in Happy Birthday To You being one of the most lucrative songs of all time. Even though nobody knows who actually wrote Happy Birthday's lyrics, Warner Music contentiously owns the copyright to the song in its entirety. The media giant has therefore been earning millions from people celebrating their birthdays...
  • Jack Benny was born 120 years ago today!

    02/14/2014 10:31:11 AM PST · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    http://news.kjosy.com ^ | february 14, 2014
    Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky; February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974) was an American comedian,vaudevillian, radio, television, and film actor, and violinist. Recognized as a leading American entertainer of the 20th century, Benny portrayed his character as a miser, playing his violin badly. In character, he would be 39 years of age, regardless of his actual age. Benny was known for comic timing, and the ability to create laughter with a pregnant pause or a single expression, such as his signature exasperated “Well!” His radio and television programs, popular from the 1930s to the 1960s, were a major influence on...
  • I am Sending 20.14 to SarahPac on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014.

    02/10/2014 9:16:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    A Time For Choosing blog ^ | February 10, 2014 | Isabel Matos
    Happy Birthday Sarah! 50 candles for 50 stars of the American flag! We salute you today like we do every day, but may it be an extra special day for you tomorrow. May your day be filled with blessings from your family and closest friends. And may that family and circle which is your base grow by leaps and bounds.. You are already making the world a smaller place by making our community and political family bigger each day. Our small but potent army and loyal base will turn to millions more who will see your countless qualities, humility and...
  • RONALD REAGAN: a Portrait in Courage

    02/06/2014 7:29:55 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Dutch would have been 103 today... Ronald Reagan's well-sorted views regarding the USSR, communism, and the then-emerging Cold War were initially formed by his own personal experiences in the Hollywood labor strike in the Fall of 1946.  According to author Peter Schweizer's (Reagan's War) research of Soviet archives, the Hollywood strike's leader - pugnacious rabble-rouser Herb Sorrell- was directly funded by the American Communist Party and received operational help/strategy from Soviet agents. Sorrell was head of the Conference of Studio Unions (CSU), and the goal was nothing less than (communist) control of the Hollywood film industry. He had said at the...
  • TOTAL VANITY: Happy Birthday, Tom Selleck!

    01/29/2014 4:26:52 PM PST · by workerbee · 92 replies
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  • A Party for the Empress

    01/22/2014 6:01:20 AM PST · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    whitehousedossier.com ^ | 1-21-2014 | Keith Koffler
    It was the twilight of the Roman Empire. The decay, which would lead to the empire’s downfall, had set in long before. The ruling class sought to appease its people by taking money from the largest landowners and most successful businessmen and giving it to the rest of society. But the effort had irretrievably harmed the economy and habituated the poorest and even the middle class to taking gifts and free stuff, and diminished their work ethic. And the rulers, in their indulgence and eagerness to please the citizenry, had amassed for the empire incalculable debts that it could never...
  • ABC Proves Michelle Obama Is Superficial And Devoid Of Accomplishment

    01/21/2014 11:30:29 AM PST · by rdb3 · 34 replies
    Downtrend.com ^ | 17 JAN 2014 | Brian Anderson
    ABC Proves Michelle Obama Is Superficial And Devoid Of AccomplishmentBy Brian Anderson on January 17, 2014 Subscribe to Brian Anderson's Feed Today is First Lady Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday and to help commemorate this momentous occasion ABC News has prepared a list of ways you can help her celebrate. The list of 50 Ways To Celebrate Michele Obama’s Birthday is supposed to be a loving tribute, but it shows how truly unimportant Barack’s “trophy wife” has been.The list tries really hard to note all of Michelle’s accomplishments, but the best it can come up with is drinking more water and...
  • Mom Carries Out Dying Son’s Last Wishes, Asks Public To Mail Birthday Cards

    01/20/2014 4:16:51 PM PST · by Freedomsfriend · 5 replies
    Detroit - CBS Local ^ | January 17, 2014 8:10 AM | Staff
    FLINT (WWJ) - A Flint man dying from cystic fibrosis is holding out hope he will live to see his 21st birthday next week, and his mother is making sure he gets a couple of last wishes granted. “The first day, we got like 13 cards in the mail from people we didn’t even know, the second day we got like 54 cards, yesterday we got about 39 cards. It’s just from all over, different states, and they’re all writing personal notes on there, like ‘Oh, I have a son with cystic fibrosis’ or ‘Hang in there and keep fighting.’...
  • 16 ways to REALLY celebrate Michelle Obama's birthday.

    01/17/2014 12:13:01 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-17-14 | The Looking Spoon
    It's Michelle Obama's 50th birthday on Saturday, and ABC News has redefined investigative journalism by looking into 50 ways you can celebrate it.I barely want to celebrate my own birthday much less that of a public figure who I've developed a real disdain that goes beyond politics by now (I take the lavish taxpayer funded lifestyle the Obamas enjoy very personally).Instead of 50 B.S. ways to live vicariously through the MSM-styled queen of America how about 16 more realistic ways to celebrate her birthday.1. Wake up from a grueling birthday week bed-in... 2. Go on a nice, humble, workout (she's...
  • Happy Birthday, General Lee

    01/17/2014 10:44:44 AM PST · by DanMiller · 156 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 17, 2014 | Dan Miller
    This is a "revised and extended" re-post of an article I wrote in 2011 to mark an anniversary of General Lee's death. It celebrates instead the two hundred and seventh anniversary of his birth on January 19, 1807, a happier occasion. It's a couple days early, but I don't think he would mind. We have changed as a nation, often for the worse.We, as a nation, seem to have done with heroes of General Lee's type. Yet he inspired a fledgling nation, the Confederate States of America -- young, old, rich and poor alike. Those who reminisce about him do...
  • Robert E. Lee: American Patriot and Southern Hero

    01/07/2014 6:48:32 AM PST · by BigReb555 · 159 replies
    Cumming Home ^ | January 7, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans will again sponsor their annual Robert E. Lee Birthday Commemorative on Saturday January 18, 2014 at the Old Capitol Building, 201 E. Greene St., Milledgeville, Georgia.
  • Barack gives Michelle a magnificent birthday present

    01/05/2014 2:52:58 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 96 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 1-5-14 | Thomas Lifson
    Kudos to President Obama for giving his wife a birthday present we all can envy, indeed covet. CBS News reports: President Barack Obama is going to give his wife the birthday present that many parents can only dream of - time off, alone, without the children. The White House said on Saturday first lady Michelle Obama would stay in Hawaii, where the family has been on vacation for the last two weeks, rather than return home with her husband and their two girls. "As part of her birthday gift from the president, the first lady will remain in Hawaii to...
  • Happy Birthday To New Canaan’s Ann Coulter

    12/09/2013 10:55:41 AM PST · by jimsin · 53 replies
    NEW CANAAN DAILY VOICE ^ | 12/08/2013 | DAILY VOICE
    The author, columnist, and conservative political commentator was born Dec. 8, 1961, in New York City, N.Y.
  • Joe Biden's Happy Birthday Meme-apalooza (39 images)

    11/20/2013 2:20:34 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-20-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Today is good 'ol Joey B's birthday. So I thought I'd do a round up of my favorite/most popular meme's I've done with the guy over the years.They're in no particular order.
  • Obamas Shut Down R Street for Valerie Jarrett’s Birthday

    11/18/2013 8:16:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/18/13 | Bridget Johnson
    The Obamas shut down R Street at Florida Avenue NW in D.C. last night for a four-and-a-half-hour celebration of senior adviser Valerie Jarrett’s birthday. Jarrett turned 57 on Thursday. The motorcade rolled from the White House to Dupont Circle just before 7 p.m. on Friday, with President Obama and Michelle Obama getting out at Restaurant Nora. The restaurant, in an otherwise residential neighborhood, is the country’s first certified organic eatery and uses ecofriendly and biodegradable cleansers and decorations. Michelle Obama celebrated her birthday here in 2010. The White House press pool was socked away at a nearby Italian restaurant for...
  • Palin, Trump to attend Billy Graham's birthday

    11/04/2013 12:25:10 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    daily advance ^ | 11/4/13
    he Rev. Billy Graham turns 95 this week, and Sarah Palin and real estate mogul Donald Trump are among the 800 people planning to attend his celebration. The Citizen-Times of Asheville reports that the event is being held Thursday at Asheville's noted Grove Park Inn.
  • Palin, Trump to attend Billy Graham's birthday

    11/01/2013 12:49:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The Rev. Billy Graham turns 95 next week, and Sarah Palin and real estate mogul Donald Trump are among the 800 people planning to attend his celebration.---snip---Graham spokesman Jeremy Blume says there are ties between the Graham family and Palin, the former Alaska governor and Republican presidential candidate. Relief aid headed to Russia provided by Samaritan's Purse, the international charity run by Franklin Graham, is staged in Alaska....
  • Outrage Over China’s Plans For Mao’s Birthday

    10/17/2013 3:15:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Sky News ^ | 1:50pm UK, Thursday 17 October 2013
    More than $2.5 billionn (£1.6 billion) is being spent on events to mark the 120th anniversary of the birth of Mao Zedong, to the fury of many Chinese citizens. The money is being directed towards Mao’s birthplace of Shaoshan, where a tourist information center will be renovated and his former residence restored, according to the Changsha Evening News. High-speed rail stations and new highways will also be built to impress the expected influx of visitors. … However, Chinese internet users have criticized the sum of money the city plans to spend—far greater than originally planned—more than 37 years after Mao’s...
  • Happy Birthday Mr. President

    08/04/2013 3:26:45 PM PDT · by garjog · 36 replies
    White House Blog ^ | August 04, 2013 | Courtney Corbisiero
    President Obama celebrates his 52nd birthday today! To honor the momentous day, the President signed an executive order granting all of his supporters free ice-cream!
  • Obama's Very "TRAN"sformational “Happy birthday, Mr. President.”

    08/04/2013 6:22:43 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-4-2013 | MOTUS
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG GUY!!!! Barry is 52 years young today, and to celebrate this holiest of international holy days, we closed all our embassies in islamic states, from North Africa through the Middle East, to give our State Department & CIA workers the B-Day off. Or did we close them because of that pesky al Qaeda chatter, like the stuff we ignored on 9-11-2012? I’m not sure, butt the FFOTUS (First Family Of The United States) and FOFFOTUS (Friends Of The First Family Of The United States) will par-tay at Camp David. Keith Koffler spilled the beans on Big Guy’s...
  • Canada Day 2013 Facts and Figures

    07/01/2013 8:33:54 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 10 replies
    LPSullivan.com ^ | July 1, 2013 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    As we crack the Molson's and fire up the barbecue, here's a mix of well-known and obscure Canuck trivia...
  • Happy Birthday, United States Army

    06/14/2013 10:07:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | June 14, 2013
    The United States Army was established - as the Continental Army - on June 14, 1775.The Army Goes Rolling AlongThe 238th United States Army Birthday
  • Army plans birthday celebration

    06/12/2013 5:47:36 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | STAFF| Herald/Review
    FORT HUACHUCA — On Friday, the Army will celebrate its 238th birthday. To honor the date, the post is hosting two events on Warrior/Sentinel Field. Fort personnel will conduct a U.S. Army Birthday Run, at 6 a.m., which begins and ends on Warrior/Sentinel Field. Immediately following the run, there will be an Army birthday cake cutting ceremony on the field. Fort personnel, their family members and the local community, are welcome to join in the celebration. The 238th year of the Army is also the 60th anniversary of the Korean War and the 40th anniversary of the All-Volunteer Force. As...
  • Socks celebration planned for George H.W. Bush's 89th birthday

    06/11/2013 9:28:00 AM PDT · by I still care · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 11.3013 | AP via Foxnews
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas – A socks celebration has been planned in Texas for the 89th birthday of former President George H.W. Bush of Houston. Visitors to Bush's presidential library in College Station are urged to wear "exuberant socks" Wednesday on his birthday. Bush in recent years has taken to wearing colorful socks in public. Officials with the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation also want people with outlandish socks to post photos online. Select pictures will be sent to the 41st president.
  • Today is my Freeper Birfday

    04/20/2013 8:10:35 AM PDT · by al baby · 67 replies
    Today | Self
    Today marks the 15th year of being a freeper with a few suspensions along the way. I have learned more here than anywhere else. Thanks
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    04/19/2013 5:14:47 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 120 replies
    4/19/2013 | Lucky9teen
    Guess what today is?
  • Celebrating BXVI's Birthday

    04/16/2013 7:07:43 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 3 replies
    My Year of Faith ^ | 4-16-13 | My Year of Faith
    Today, our beloved Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI celebrates his 86th birthday! Please join us in offering up prayers for him, his health and his intentions. In order to honor his birthday, we thought it would be helpful for you to get to know him a bit better. Joseph Ratzinger was born on April 16, 1927, Holy Saturday. Baptized the same day, he grew up feeling close to the Church in many ways. His years growing up in Germany were not always easy. He watched the brutalities of the Nazi regime, especially towards to Catholic Church. On more than one occasion,...
  • Happy Birthday, Leonard Nimoy!

    03/26/2013 10:29:08 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Trek News ^ | March 26, 2013 | Tom Caldwell
    Leonard Nimoy, one of Star Trek’s most memorable actors, turns 82 years old today. Nimoy is best known for his role as Spock, the half-human, half-Vulcan science officer on Star Trek: The Original Series.
  • "The Golden Days of Yore" (My Sixtieth Birthday Vanity!)

    03/07/2013 6:03:55 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 121 replies
    What's left of my brain | March 7, 2013 | Charlie Henrickson (me)
    THE GOLDEN DAYS OF YORE Oh, the golden days of yore! Those olden days before My joints got all creaky, My eyebrows went freaky, My hair got all streaky-- Behold, the grays galore! If truth is to be told, My youth has turned to mold; My doctor can't fix me, The future afflicts me, Today I turn SIXTY-- Now that sounds really old! Charlie Henrickson The wag tailoring the doggerel
  • Birthday shoutout: Sarah Palin

    02/11/2013 10:58:04 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 69 replies
    http://www.dailypress.com/ ^ | 02/11/2013 | Daily Press
    Sarah Palin turns 49 years old today, still relatively young and poised for the third act of her public life, whatever she chooses for that to be. Act I: Ambitious young woman rises through the ranks in local Alaskan politics to become the state's youngest governor (and first female governor). Picked in 2008 as the unconvential running mate for Republican John McCain's presidential bid. Her presence on the ticket certainly didn't help McCain, but her image as a folksy soccer mom and an arch-conservative firebrand energizes her own base and she becomes a Tea Party icon. Act II: After McCain's...
  • Gov Palin: Happy birthday, Pres. Reagan!

    02/06/2013 11:34:39 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 17 replies
    Sarah's facebook via Palintwibe ^ | Feb 6th, 2013 | Sarah Palin
    Happy birthday, President Reagan! In honor of the Gipper's 102 birthday, let's watch his 1st Inaugural Address again...https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LToM9bAnsyM
  • Record 40 states honor Reagan birthday; 8 Democratic guvs balk

    02/06/2013 5:12:08 AM PST · by opineapple · 9 replies
    February 6, 2013 Ronald Reagan can count 40 states that still remember the Gipper fondly. On his 102nd birthday Wednesday, 40 states -- a record-have proclaimed February 6 "Ronald Reagan Day." Eight Democratic governors have refused to recognize Reagan Day and two others are on the fence. The eight governors who have refused to issue a proclamation declaring Ronald Reagan Day in their states: Arkansas - Mike Beebe (D) Delaware - Jack Markell (D) Hawaii - Neil Abercrombie (D) Kentucky - Steve Beshear (D) Massachusetts - Deval Patrick (D) Minnesota - Mark Dayton (D) Oregon - John Kitzhaber (D) Vermont...
  • Martin Luther King, Jr birthday, January 21, 2013, King quotes are relevant today yet rarely quoted

    01/21/2013 7:04:51 AM PST · by Jonah Vark · 10 replies
    CITIZEN WELLS NEWS ^ | January 21, 2013 | Citizen Wells
    Today we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Isn’t it odd, with all of the great quotes from him, that we rarely hear many of them referenced. “Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.” “History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” “The time is always right to do what is right.” “Our lives begin to...