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  • Betty White turns 96 today, credits vodka and hot dogs

    01/17/2018 9:11:50 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 71 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | January 17, 2018 | Rachel DeSantis
    The mythical Fountain of Youth isn’t made of water, after all, but vodka — at least, according to Betty White. The famously spry comic actress, who turns 96 today, gave good news to those struggling to make it through January by offering some sage insight into her longevity. She told Parade magazine that she loves vodka and hot dogs, “probably in that order.” She may be on to something — a recent study found that adults who were moderate drinkers were more than 20 percent less likely to die early of any cause. White added that she’s also made it...
  • Happy Birthday, Rush!

    01/12/2018 2:33:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush ^ | January 12, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I don’t believe what I just saw, but I love it. I really don’t believe what I just saw, but I love it. Greetings, my friends, and welcome. Here we are. It’s time to wrap up yet another busy broadcast week on the the EIB Network. It is Friday. JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny south Florida, it’s Open Line Friday! RUSH: And I imagine I have an idea what it is you want to talk about today, but it can be anything. That’s what Open Line Friday — (interruption) Come on in. Come on in. I know that...

    11/18/2017 1:20:39 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 10 replies
    Making his debut on November 18, 1928, we commemorate the birth of that ever lovable mouse that was once a rabbit called Oswald. To get to the beginning of the story, we have to go back to 1927 when Walt Disney first sketched a floppy eared bunny while under contract to Universal Studios. The events that unraveled brought us Mickey Mouse. From a rabbit named Oswald to a mouse named Mortimer, eventually, the squeaky-voiced rodent was dubbed Mickey. He flopped in two animated short films without any success. Then on November 18, 1928, Mickey’s star was born. The first animation...
  • Field Marshall Erwin Rommel was born on November 15, 1891

    11/15/2017 7:43:12 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 10 replies ^ | 11/14/2017 | VA Viper
    November 15 is the anniversary of the birth of legendary German general Field Marshall Erwin (Johannes Eugen) Rommel (1891-1944), who became known as Der Wüstenfuchs ("the Desert Fox") as commander of the Afrika Korps in World War II. Born in Württemberg the son of a schoolmaster, Rommel joined the Imperial German Army in 1910 and served in France, Italy, and Romania during World War I, receiving the highest decorations for bravery. Between the wars, he rose steadily in the army hierarchy, becoming well known as a military educator and writer of textbooks during the early Nazi years. At the time...
  • Billy Graham's 99th Birthday - Notable Reflections

    11/08/2017 10:05:30 AM PST · by randita · 20 replies
    Billy Graham Evangelistic Association ^ | 11/7/17 | Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
    Billy Graham turned 99 on Nov. 7, 2017—which means he's entering in his 100th year. Watch and share these notable reflections. Billy Graham's 99th Birthday - Notable Reflections
  • Happy birthday, Jim Robinson!

    11/03/2017 4:33:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 207 replies
    November 3, 2017
    Happy birthday, Jim, and thanks for founding this great forum! :)
  • Trump Jr. bashes Hillary Clinton for 'arrogance and entitlement' on her 70th birthday

    10/29/2017 6:43:09 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 16 replies ^ | 10/26/2017
    President Trump’s son has decided to commemorate Hillary Clinton’s 70th birthday by blasting her on social media. Donald Trump Jr. tweeted her post from last October which features a childhood photo of herself and the message, “Happy birthday to this future president.” In response, he wrote Thursday, “A year later the arrogance and entitlement in this tweet is exactly why it was never going to happen. #maga.” Trump Jr. isn’t the only Clinton critic who sent out a reminder of her premature note. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange also tweeted Clinton’s post on Tuesday. However, numerous people have also spoken out...
  • Happy United States Navy Birthday!

    10/13/2017 11:41:59 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 19 replies
    13 Oct 2017 | US Navy Vet
    Happy Birthday!
  • Vladimir Putin gets puppy for birthday from Turkmenistan's president

    10/11/2017 5:53:19 PM PDT · by SJackson · 30 replies
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has a new “best friend” thanks to Turkmenistan's president. President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov presented Putin with a belated birthday gift -- a puppy -- on Wednesday during talks at the Black Sea resort in Sochi, Reuters reported. The Russian leader turned 65 on Saturday and is a known dog lover “We have a common friend -- this is the world’s unique alabai dog. And today I brought this little alabai with me,” Berdymukhamedov said as another person brought out the cage in which the dog was being held. The Turkmen leader grabbed the puppy by the scruff...
  • On Putin's birthday, opposition activists protest, call for him to quit

    10/07/2017 6:34:54 PM PDT · by McGruff · 6 replies
    REUTERS ^ | October 7, 2017 | Vladimir Soldatkin, Jack Stubbs
    Police detained more than 200 opposition activists on Saturday for taking part in a wave of anti-Kremlin protests across Russia in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, ahead of a presidential election in March, a monitoring group reported. Under grey skies and intermittent rain, over two thousand people gathered in central Moscow’s Pushkin Square and chanted “Russia will be free” and “Russia without Putin” before walking towards the Kremlin and parliament. Police briefly detained a few people, but did not charge anyone. It was a different story at rallies in other cities however, and the OVD-Info monitoring group, a...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy 70th Birthday, United States Air Force ~ 18 September 2017

    09/17/2017 5:02:08 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 59 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Happy 70th Birthday, United States Air Force ~ ~ September 18, 2017 ~ Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. The United States Air Force became a separate military service on September 18, 1947, with the implementation of the National Security Act of 1947. The Act created the National Military Establishment, later renamed the United States Department of Defense, which was composed of three branches, the Army, Navy and a newly created Air Force....
  • When Was Jesus Christ Born? The Bible Says September 11th - The Feast of Trumpets

    09/11/2017 8:05:21 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 103 replies
    Goodness of God Ministries ^ | December 22, 2011 | Goodness of God Ministries
    The birth of Jesus Christ is the one of the most significant events in all of history and when we understand the truths regarding the true date of his birth it will thrill and inspire your heart. Tradition has made December 25th the birthday of Jesus. but the Bible clearly reveals he was not born on that day. It was not until the 4th century after Christ that December 25th began to be celebrated as the day of ChristÂ’s birth. It was the old pagan holiday celebrating the winter solstice and the birth of the sun god and celebrated when...
  • Happy Birthday, Bob Newhart! 9 Quotes that Reveal the Genius of His Comedy

    09/06/2017 1:35:36 AM PDT · by iowamark · 36 replies
    Parade ^ | 9/5/2017 | Lindsay Lowe
    Happy birthday, Bob Newhart! The comedian turns 88 on September 5, 2017. Newhart has largely stepped out of the public eye, though he has been busy over the past month, giving interviews and appearing on talk shows to celebrate the 45th anniversary of The Bob Newhart Show. In that breakthrough sitcom, which aired on CBS from 1972 to 1978, Newhart perfected the low-key delivery and deadpan reactions that made him so distinctive as a comedian. Newhart has resisted dissecting his own understated comedic style (“I don’t want to find the secret. I’m afraid all the joy will go out of...
  • Happy 227th Birthday, United States Coast Guard

    08/04/2017 8:15:59 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    See body of thread for links | August 4, 2017
    The United States Coast Guard was established August 4, 1790. United States Coast Guard Tribute "Semper Paratus" US Coast Guard home page  
  • Happy Birthday America (Saturbray)

    07/01/2017 8:15:14 AM PDT · by bray · 7 replies ^ | 7/1/17 | bray
    Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Galatians 5:1 Happy Birthday America and thank you George Washington! It has been over a decade since America could actually celebrate its birthday and not feel guilty about it. Whether it was protesting the war or the eight years of Obama trashing this Country one speech after another we finally have someone in office who loves America and what she stands for. America has been the beacon of freedom in a world of dictators and despots who oppress...
  • The Trooping of the Colour for the Queen's 91st Birthday

    06/17/2017 2:12:39 PM PDT · by NRx · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 06-17-2017 | UK Armed Forces
    The annual military parade in honor of the Queen's birthday. Say what you will about warm beer, the Brits do know how to do pomp and ceremony.
  • Official Birthday Card for President Trump [June 14th Flag Day]

    06/11/2017 4:05:00 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 21 replies
    President-trump-birthday-card ^ | Unkown | President Trump
    Please, join us in celebrating President Donald J. Trump’s 71st birthday by signing his card below before the 9:00 PM deadline on June 14, 2017.
  • Happy Birthday, Mike Pence. June 7

    06/07/2017 9:37:01 AM PDT · by Veto! · 17 replies
    email from Karen Pence ^ | June 7, 2017 | self
    Today our wonderful Vice President turns 58. Seven days from now, Donald Trump will be 71. We have a lot to celebrate during this week of exceptional Demo-media craziness
  • Happy 100th birthday, John F. Kennedy

    05/29/2017 7:44:00 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 63 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 29, 2017
    John F. Kennedy would be 100 years old on Monday, were he still alive. The 35th president of the United States was killed in 1963, midway through his term in office, but he is revered today as one of the most towering figures in modern American politics.
  • The GIF Turns 30: How an Ancient Format Changed the Internet

    05/28/2017 11:54:51 AM PDT · by Lisbon1940 · 110 replies
    Wired ^ | 5/28/17 | Klint Finley
    Animated GIFs have transcended their obscure 1990s roots to become a key part of day-to-day digital communication. Some, like Orson Welles clapping or Michael Jackson eating popcorn, have become instantly recognizable shorthand. Others, like Sean Spicer disappearing into the bushes—itself a remix of a popular Simpsons GIF—serve up political satire. The GIF does double duty as both expression and as badge of digital literacy. Not bad for an image standard that pre-dates the web itself.