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  • Buzz Aldrin Turns 80

    01/20/2010 4:17:46 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 12 replies · 477+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 01/20/10 | Ian O'Neill
    On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin became the second man to set foot on the Moon, following mission commander Neil Armstrong. That historic moment was over 40 years ago. Today, Aldrin is celebrating another milestone, his 80th birthday. Although the famous Apollo 11 mission was over four decades ago when NASA was in its infancy, Buzz continues to be very vocal in matters of human spaceflight. He is an outspoken critic of spaceflight policy and an expert in communicating all things space to the public.
  • Michelle Obama Gives Thanks to America on Her Birthday

    01/17/2010 6:25:35 PM PST · by vrwc54 · 35 replies · 1,277+ views
    You Tube ^ | 1/17/10 | RobtKraft / Granny Jan
    She doesn't look a day over 45.
  • Obamas' celebrate first lady's birthday

    01/16/2010 5:02:43 PM PST · by maggief · 42 replies · 1,870+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 16, 2010 | CHRISTINE SIMMONS
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has treated first lady Michelle Obama to a surprise birthday party at a tony Washington restaurant known for its commitment to organically grown food. Surprising the birthday girl Saturday night at Restaurant Nora in Washington's Dupont Circle neighborhood were her mother Marian Robinson and friends, including Attorney General Eric Holder, White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett and Jocelyn Frye, who is a domestic policy adviser to both the president and first lady. Mrs. Obama walked into the restaurant in a dark, knee-length frock. President Obama was dressed casually with no tie. Michelle Obama will turn 46...
  • Remembering Robert E. Lee

    01/16/2010 3:08:41 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 37 replies · 17,609+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | January 16, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Tuesday, January 19, 2010, is the 203rd birthday of Robert E. Lee, whose memory is still dear in the hearts of many Americans and people throughout God’s good earth.
  • Happy Birthday Rush Limbaugh

    01/12/2010 5:58:38 AM PST · by iowamark · 51 replies · 1,575+ views
    Red State ^ | 01/12/2010 | Erick Erickson
    Today is Rush Limbaugh’s 59th birthday. Happy Birthday El Rushbo. Leave your best wishes in the comments for the man the nation now considers the most important conservative voice in the universe. I’d tell you what he’s getting from RedState, but then that would give the surprise away.
  • Happy Birthday Elvis; 75 Today

    01/08/2010 5:48:37 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 14 replies · 408+ views ^ | 01/08/2010 | John G. Winder
    Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll would have been 75 years old today. A gyrating young truck driver, who blended “Hillbilly” and “Blues” turned the world of music upside down when he burst onto the national scene in 1956. Music would never be the same. America would never be the same. The world would never be the same.
  • Today would be Elvis Presley's 75th birthday. Happy Birthday Elvis, we miss you still!

    01/07/2010 11:37:17 PM PST · by Elle Bee · 57 replies · 1,327+ views
    Happy Birthday Elvis, we miss you still!
  • Fins host 80th birthday bash for Shula

    01/03/2010 11:35:25 AM PST · by Perdogg · 5 replies · 403+ views
    ESPN ^ | 01.03.10
    As his 80th birthday party was about to kick off, Don Shula walked through the entrance of the stadium lobby holding his wife's hand and surveying the big room filled with family, friends and former players.
  • Tiger Woods Celebrates Birthday Amid Losing 12 Billion

    12/30/2009 8:03:29 AM PST · by Perdogg · 40 replies · 1,440+ views ^ | 12.30.09
    Tiger woods, who fell from grace this month, today celebrates his 34th birthday amid scandal. In the meantime, a new study from UC Davis estimates Woods' scandal cost the shareholders and the economy 12 billion dollars.
  • December 25 and the Origin of Christmas (Was Jesus born on the day we celebrate His birthday?)

    12/25/2009 8:46:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 147 replies · 2,737+ views
    Dakota Voice ^ | 12/25/2009 | Bob Ellis
    Ever since I grew old enough to begin the complicated process of starting to separate the myths we are often fed as children from the truth, I’ve been told that the long-held date of December 25 to celebrate the birth of Christ, Christmas, isn’t really the date upon which Christ was born as a human baby. I’ve heard the stories that December 25 was just a pagan holiday that Christians “took over” once the Christian religion gained ascendancy in the Roman Empire. I’ve heard that due to the wintery time of year and the shepherds out in the field in...
  • 21st birthday goes bad for Navy man

    12/22/2009 10:04:57 AM PST · by llevrok · 21 replies · 1,367+ views
    SILVERDALE, Wash. – This is one 21st birthday to forget. A 21-year-old man stationed at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor has been arrested after getting into multiple altercations on what one of his friends told law enforcement was the man's 21st birthday. The man was kicked out of the Old Town Bistro early Saturday morning, the first in a series of events. The Kitsap Sun reports about 12:15 a.m. a witness said the man approached him and started a conversation. The man said he was in the Marines, while the witness replied he was in the Navy. The suspect shook his hand...
  • US National Guard celebrates 373 years

    12/13/2009 3:06:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 798+ views
    Multinational Force Iraq ^ | Spc. Amburr Reese, USA
    Soldiers with the 101st Engineer Battalion cut the cake in celebration of the U.S. National Guard's 373rd birthday, in Al Faw Palace, Camp Victory, Baghdad, Dec. 13. The 101st is a direct descendant of one of the three original National Guard units formed in 1636, the East Regiment. Photo by Master Sgt. Michael Daigle, 114th Public Affairs Detachment. BAGHDAD — A ceremony here today in Camp Victory's Al Faw palace celebrated the birthday of the U.S. military's oldest component, the National Guard. Members of the Army National Guard’s 101st Engineer Battalion joined more than 1000 other service members in the...
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Boy Scouts of America turns 100!

    12/10/2009 3:49:17 PM PST · by Domandred · 32 replies · 782+ views
    Boy Scouts of America ^ | 12/10/2009 | Boy Scouts of America
    The Boy Scouts of America turns 100 today!

    11/10/2009 3:44:17 AM PST · by freedumb2003 · 40 replies · 3,382+ views
    Happy Birthday to the USMC! Semper Fi and God Bless to all of you!!
  • The Freeper Canteen Salutes the U.S. Marine Corps on its 234th Birthday!

    11/09/2009 6:00:05 PM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 417 replies · 8,540+ views
    Serving the Best Troops and Veterans in the World! | 9NOV2009 | The Canteen Crew
    The FReeper Canteen Salutes the U.S. Marine Corps on Its 234th Birthday - 10NOV1775 – 10NOV2009 Semper Fidelis!(Always Faithful!) O Eternal Father, we commend to Thy protection and care the members of the Marine Corps. Guide and direct them in the defense of our country and in the maintenance of justice among nations. Protect them in the hour of danger. Grant that wherever they serve they may be loyal to their high traditions and that at all times they may put their trust in Thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.Marine Corps Prayer by Bishop Sherrill, former Presiding Bishop...
  • Happy 70th, Grace Slick!

    11/07/2009 7:39:54 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 99 replies · 3,367+ views ^ | October 30, 2009 | Harry Funk
    A popular saying among those who considered themselves part of the '60s counterculture went something like, "Never trust anyone over 30." In that context, it's interesting that quite a few of that era's iconic figures celebrated the applicable birthday before the calendar turned to 1970. One of them was Grace Slick, who rose to fame singing two hit singles by the San Francisco band Jefferson Airplane, "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit." She turned 30 on Oct. 30, 1969, which of course makes her 70 today
  • Happy Birthday Jim Robinson 2009

    11/02/2009 9:07:24 PM PST · by DollyCali · 378 replies · 10,937+ views
    FReepers Worldwide | 4 November 2009 | DollyCali
    Happy Birthday Jim Robinson We appreciate the hard work and dedication you have made towards the cause of conservatism. This forum has been a beacon of information, hope and friendship for thousands of people around the world. We all hope you will have a wonderful birthday & great year ahead TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Poetry; The Poetry Branch; Click to Add TopicKEYWORDS: amysplace; april; friends; friendship; Click to Add Keyword [ Report Abuse | Bookmark ]
  • Happy 40th Birthday To The Internet

    10/28/2009 5:23:14 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies · 522+ views
    London Times ^ | October 28th 2009
    October 28, 2009 Happy 40th Birthday To The Internet What a busy old year 1969 was. When man wasn't landing on the moon, the Beatles were performing their last concert together, Led Zeppelin were releasing Led Zeppelin I and the Rolling Stones were playing Altamont. Say no more. Meanwhile, on October 29, the first Arpanet network connection between remote computers was established. Arpanet was the military precursor to what we now know as the internet (the term "internetting" would not be coined until 1977). Anyway, at 10.30pm precisely, the first message was sent over the Arpanet between the University of...
  • Happy Birthday, Hillary!

    10/26/2009 11:08:47 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 21 replies · 1,230+ views
    October 26, 2009 | ReleaseTheHounds
    Yes, it's "Happy Birthday, Hillary"! The Secretary of State turns 62 today... I wonder how she is celebrating the big event... Which Soviet Block dictator is she kow-towing to today? What lie or lies is she trying to peddle on behalf of the Obama Administration today? Yes, the great leader who was named after Sir Edmund Hillary (who first climbed Mt. Everest some 7 years AFTER Hillary was born) became famous, continues to serve us all in her capacity of Secretary of State -- and make no mistake: SHE's Secretary of State, not Bill!!!!! Let's all wish her "Happy Birthday",...
  • Medvedev, Putin congratulate Israeli PM on 60th birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BIBI!)

    10/21/2009 1:48:19 PM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 20 replies · 887+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 10/21/09
    MOSCOW, October 21 (RIA Novosti) - President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin congratulated on Wednesday the Israeli premier, Benjamin Netanyahu, on his 60th birthday, a Kremlin spokesman said. Medvedev reiterated Russia's intentions "to contribute actively to the settlement of a fair and solid peace in the Middle East on the basis of equal and safe security for all states and nations in the region." Putin praised what he described as a "constructive and open dialogue" between the two countries. "I am committed to enhancing further the cooperation between our countries' governments," the Russian premier said.
  • Today My Dad is 90!

    10/20/2009 6:20:13 PM PDT · by bannie · 41 replies · 682+ views
    Self ^ | 20 OCT 09 | Self
    I just wanted to shout about how fortunate I am! Today my father turned 90! Mom will be 90 next July.
  • Happy 234th Birthday, United States Navy!

    10/13/2009 6:49:08 AM PDT · by paterfamilias · 47 replies · 2,755+ views
    )ctober 13, 2009 | me
    On 13 October 1775, the Second Continental Congress authorized the raising of the Continental Navy. Today, our Navy celebrates its 234th Birthday. Thank you to all who have served, who currently serve, and who will serve in the future.
  • Happy Birthday, Fox News

    10/10/2009 3:30:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 794+ views ^ | October 10, 2009 | Bill O'Reilly
    Big birthday this week: Fox News Channel is 13 years old. I was there on Oct. 7, 1996, when the channel was launched with about 15 million subscribers. Now we have about 90 million. Back then, if "The Factor" received 50 e-mails a day we were happy. Now, we average about 2,000 electronic letters daily. FNC is perhaps the biggest media success since the networks were formed in the 1940s. Fox News is a billion-dollar enterprise that dominates cable news ratings and is consistently in the top five of all cable programs. Simply put, FNC is on fire even after...
  • Born on this day, 1940: John "Give Peace a Chance" Lennon

    10/09/2009 8:42:31 AM PDT · by ETL · 32 replies · 871+ views
    From today's New York Times... John Lennon The Beatles united a generation of young people with their songs, their attitudes and their sense of style, and John Lennon was the thinking man's Beatle. Of the four, he was the Beatle who wrote books, the Beatle who embroiled the group in a potentially disastrous controversy by suggesting in an interview that they were more popular than Jesus, the Beatle who embraced the poetic innovations of Bob Dylan in the mid-1960's and shocked Beatles fans by jumping into performance art, happenings and political protests in the late 60's and early 70's. ..."...
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus celebrates 40 years

    10/05/2009 10:43:08 AM PDT · by Phlap · 135 replies · 3,343+ views
    AFP | 10/05/2009
    Monty Python's Flying Circus, the group responsible for the launching the Ministry of Silly Walks and the Parrot Sketch on an unsuspecting world, was on Monday celebrating 40 years since the comedy sketch show was first broadcast. The show, which was written and acted by John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman, first aired on October 5, 1969 and ran for a total of 45 episodes. It was the Pythons' surreal and satirical humour which shot them to global fame in the 1970s, as they broke new ground in what was acceptable in terms...
  • Vanity: Chuck Norris is turning 70.

    09/26/2009 5:18:45 PM PDT · by tired1 · 46 replies · 3,656+ views
    Watching Fox now, amazing!
  • China: At 60th birthday, Chinese in nostalgia of "red" arts (young awe-struck by red culture?)

    09/26/2009 6:50:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 444+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 09/26/09 | Zuo Yuanfeng
    At 60th birthday, Chinese in nostalgia of "red" arts 2009-09-26 20:40:19 Print by Zuo Yuanfeng BEIJING, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- On a rainy Saturday night, Kong Mingzhe rushed home from a private theater. His red Chairman Mao T-shirt was all wet. Tired from hours of rehearsal for "Godot finally came", a modern sequel inspired by Irish dramatist Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot", he turned on the DVD player. It was one episode of a period TV series about a Chinese double agent who collected information in the Kuomintang for the Communist Party of China (CPC). "I'm very curious about...
  • 'The Boss' Turns 60 [leftist schmuck alert]

    09/26/2009 7:12:33 AM PDT · by ETL · 43 replies · 2,006+ views
    New York Times - ^ | September 23, 2009 | Tara Parker-Pope
    Rock legend Bruce Springsteen has graced countless magazine covers, from Time to Rolling Stone. But today, on his 60th birthday, he has turned up in a place many of his fans would never have imagined: the cover of AARP The Magazine. The AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) is not exactly the place we’d associate with a rock icon. But editor Nancy Perry Graham said Mr. Springsteen’s landmark birthday was an ideal time to feature him. “We put Bruce on the cover first and foremost because he was turning 60,” she said. “Like the rest of America,...
  • Happy Birthday FRee Republic(13) Thanks JimRob!

    09/22/2009 10:18:28 PM PDT · by DollyCali · 189 replies · 4,801+ views
    Little birdie | 23 September 2009 | Dolly Howard
    Happy BirthdayFree Republic(13) Thank you JimRob (or is it that Thompson fella?)for the memories, frustrations with friends & foe, love, and friendships forged over the years.
  • Happy Birthday, US Constitution! (222 years old)

    09/17/2009 10:04:04 AM PDT · by BP2 · 64 replies · 3,966+ views
    Constitutional Congress ^ | September 17, 1787 | Founding Fathers
    Happy Birthday, US Constitution! On September 17, 1787, the supreme law of the United States was adopted by its people. Signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the US Constitution was ratified by conventions in each state, in the name of “The People”. So durable are its words that it is the oldest written constitution in the world. This preordained parchment laid forth the three branches of our government: a bicameral Legislative Congress; an executive branch led by the President; and a judicial branch headed by the Supreme Court. Of the 4,543 words in the Constitution, perhaps none are more powerful or...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy 62nd Birthday, United States Air Force ~ 18 September 09

    09/17/2009 6:00:00 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 281 replies · 4,516+ views
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ Happy 62nd Birthday, United States Air Force!! ~ 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. < USAF Heritage of America Band ~ Air Force Hymn USAF Band ~ Air Force Song Asleep At The Wheel ~ Hot Rod Lincoln Chris LeDoux ~ Blue Eyes and Freckles ACDC ~ For Those About To Rock The Hollies ~ The Air That I Breathe Little River Band ~ Cool Change The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem ~ Flower of Scotland Casting Crowns ~...

    09/17/2009 6:53:04 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 19 replies · 510+ views
    9/17/09 | marty_f
  • George Lazenby celebrates his 70th Birthday today

    09/05/2009 8:15:37 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 76 replies · 1,775+ views ^ | 09.05.09
    George Lazenby, the one-time 007 actor who played James Bond in "On Her Majesties Secret Services" celebrates his 70th birthday today.
  • Sir Sean Connery celebrates his 79th birthday today

    08/25/2009 7:16:26 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 61 replies · 1,693+ views ^ | 08.25.09
    The original 007, Sir Sean Connery, celebrates his 79th birthday today. He was born Thomas Sean Connery in Edinburgh, Scotland on 25th August 1930.
  • Bill Clinton Celebrates His Birthday....Without Hillary

    08/12/2009 6:45:26 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 40 replies · 2,436+ views
    (English-language translation) Washington - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, who will turn 63 on August 19, celebrated his birthday in advance and to the hilt in an exclusive Las Vegas restaurant where a 225-gram [8-ounce] "wagyu" veal steak costs $240. The one person conspicuously missing was Hillary Clinton, who is touring Africa and who missed the gathering which some Washington heavyweights attended, such as John Podesta who was [White House] Chief of Staff during Clinton's presidency. The former President, who yesterday was one of the main speakers at a renewable-energy conference in Las Vegas, aroused suspicion among the press when...
  • Obama is young, but his policies are not (observations about the president on his 48th birthday)

    08/09/2009 4:49:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies · 679+ views
    Watertown Daily Times ^ | 8/6/2009 | Lee Wishing
    Let's all wish our youthful president a belated happy birthday. Barack Obama turned 48 Tuesday. May he be forever young in the minds of the American people. Those of us who have been around for a while know that the office of the president of the United States seems to age our leaders at an accelerated pace. You've always heard that one "dog year" equals seven human years, but unlike man's best friend, there is no universally recognized measure for "president years." I'd like to establish such a standard because I'm concerned about the disconcerting signs that President Obama is...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy 77th Birthday to The Purple Heart ~ 07 August 09

    08/06/2009 6:00:00 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 201 replies · 3,155+ views
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~Happy 77th to the Purple Heart Canteen Mission StatementShowing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies militaryand the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. President George W. Bush shakes the hand of Marine Cpl. Andrew L. Tinsley of Annapolis, Md., Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, after Cpl Tinsley was presented the Purple Heart during a visit by the President and Laura Bush to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. White House photo by Paul Morse. The Purple Heart is an American decoration-the oldest military decoration in...
  • Obama's Ugly Birthday Cake

    08/05/2009 1:01:18 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 90 replies · 3,917+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-05-09 | Mike's America
    Who let this out of the kitchen?To those who say there is no difference between Democrats and Republicans I have another item to add to the million already compiled. A Republican First Lady would never order such a hideous, comical birthday cake to celebrate her husband's birthday. The Obama's were supposed to be the new "glam" power couple in the White House But with Michelle dressing in something that looks like it came out her daughters' art class when she visited Westminster Abbey in London I guess we shouldn't be too surprised at this: "44?" He's the 44th President but...
  • Stylish Prez, Hideous Birthday Cake

    08/05/2009 6:37:49 AM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 42 replies · 4,549+ views
    nbcwashington ^ | 8-5-09 | CARISSA DIMARGO
    This tacky monstrosity can't belong to Obama, can it? Maybe this is just wild conjecture here -- and we all know how much everyone loves opinions in Serious Journalism -- but isn't Barack Obama's birthday cake hideously ugly? This is not at all in line with Obama's sleek, skinny-tie persona, and frankly, we're shocked. It looks like the Cake Boss's disgruntled ex karate-chopped the frosting bag. Decorated with the presidential seal, the layer cake also is accompanied by various pies, including pecan, huckleberry, Key lime and coconut cream, plus a cheesecake. How'd this happen? Michelle wears $540 Lanvin sneakers to...
  • "The Story Of Barack Obama" On His Birthday, by Glenn Beck (destined for classic status)

    08/04/2009 9:56:22 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies · 1,610+ views
    YouTube ^ | 8/4/07
    Glenn Beck's "The Story Of Barack Obama" On His Birthday" (You Tube)
  • Obama celebrates 48th birthday (Photo Mosaic of Obama on display in front of the White House)

    08/04/2009 6:04:30 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 45 replies · 1,187+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Mon Aug 3, 2009 | Jim Young
    People stop to pose for photos in front of the World's Largest Beaded Photo Mosaic of U.S. President Barack Obama on display in front of the White House in Washington, August 3, 2009. The project, created with over 372,600 beads by 1000 fourth grade students from across the U.S., was made in honor of Obama's 48th birthday ...
  • Happy 219th birthday, United States Coast Guard!

    08/04/2009 4:09:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies · 1,312+ views
    U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office Official WebsiteSemper Paratus - the US Coast Guard anthem
  • POTUS sings "Happy birthday" (to Helen Thomas)

    08/04/2009 11:45:42 AM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 26 replies · 784+ views
    Politico ^ | August 4th, 2009 | POLITICO STAFF
    ...Obama told her to make a wish on the candle: "You have to blow it out to make it come true." "She and I also had a common birthday wish. She said she hopes for a real health care proposal," Obama joked. "I will leave it up to you, Helen, how you wish to distribute the cupcakes."
  • BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION BEGINS... (In the tradition of Kim Jong Il and Hugo Chavez)

    08/04/2009 10:54:20 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 33 replies · 833+ views
    Yahoo via Drudge ^ | 8/3/09 | Rueters
    People gather in front of the World's Largest Beaded Photo Mosaic of U.S. President Barack Obama on display in front of the White House in Washington, August 3, 2009. The project, created with over 372,600 beads by 1000 fourth grade students from across the U.S., was made in honor of Obama's 48th birthday which will be celebrated tomorrow.
  • Happy Birthday To Me! Cyber Bar is OPEN!

    07/24/2009 3:20:47 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 242 replies · 3,056+ views
    Today In History ( ^ | July 24, 2009 | Diana in Wisconsin
    Belly up to the cyber bar, Freeper Friends. It's my 49th birthday and I'm throwing a bash for myself and GOP_Lady, who turned the Big-Five-OH! yesterday. The Cyber Bar is open, so place your drink orders and please bring a dish to pass and a joke to share. :) (We are experiencing BIG thunderstorms in the area, so if I disappear, that's why; don't take it personally!)
  • Happy Birthday Woodstock Baby, If You Exist [The Beginning of the American Descent]

    07/17/2009 6:45:48 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 1,136+ views
    AP Report ^ | July 17th 2009
    Happy birthday Woodstock baby, if you exist Babies reportedly born 40 years ago at music fest remain a mystery Depending on the source, there was one birth at Woodstock. Or two. Or three. Or none. By MICHAEL HILL Associated Press Writer July 17, 2009 BETHEL, N.Y. - Welcome to middle age, Woodstock Baby — if you're really out there. The babies reportedly born at the Woodstock festival 40 years ago remain the most enduring mystery from that chaotic weekend that defined a generation. Depending on the source, there was one birth on that patch of upstate New York farmland between...
  • SpongeBob SquarePants is 10 years old

    07/16/2009 7:15:32 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 68 replies · 1,681+ views
    China View ^ | 2009-07-16 13:47:45 | Editor: Rob Welham
    BEIJING, July 16 (Xinhuanet) -- SpongeBob SquarePants, the fictional character of Nickolodeon's animated television series, is 10 years old. Designed by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillengurg, SpongeBob first hit television screens in May 1999. The character, a naive and goofy sea sponge who lives in the fictitious underwater town of Bikini Bottom, has been a favorite for both adults and children alike. Voiced by actor and comedian Tom Kenny, the character has also courted controversy and been seen by some as promoting homosexuality. In the cartoon series SpongeBob is often seen holding hands with his friend Patrick, something which...

    07/10/2009 11:54:49 AM PDT · by Dr. Eckleburg · 52 replies · 1,043+ views
    Google Books ^ | July 31, 2006 | David W. Hall
    "...Mr. Hall argues, both the man [Calvin] and his doctrines are the bedrock of our democratic society." -- New York Sun, July 19, 2006 From the editorial review at Amazon... Few people today realize the extent to which John Calvin, the great Genevan Reformer, and his work have shaped modern culture. Few know it was Calvin who pioneered the effort to decentralize government by calling for checks and balances againt the rule of the few or the king. Equally unknown are his efforts to establish a productive social safety net for immigrants, create education models that were far ahead of...
  • What To Serve For Calvin’s Birthday Bash

    07/10/2009 7:52:08 AM PDT · by P-Marlowe · 19 replies · 602+ views
    The Sacred Sandwich ^ | 6/22/09 | Maurice & Emmett Peabody
    Dear Twins: I’m having a little get-together at my house to celebrate Calvin’s 500th birthday in July. Do you have any recommendations on appropriate party snacks I could serve? — Caroline Burr, Casper, WYMaurice: Good question, Caroline. With all the whoop-de-doo about Calvin’s 500th, you would think just one reformed theologian out there would have the decency to shut up about Calvin’s influence on soteriology long enough to tell us what kind of treats to bring to a party.Emmett: You came to the right place, Caroline. Maurice and I are known as the idiot-savants of Calvinistic party planning.Maurice: Well, you’re...
  • Happy 500th birthday, John Calvin

    07/06/2009 6:29:52 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 16 replies · 646+ views ^ | July 5, 2009 | Frank Bellizzi
    "I have lived amidst extraordinary struggles. I have been saluted in mockery at night, before my door, by fifty or sixty shots from guns. Think how that would terrify a poor timid scholar such as I am." John Calvin never set out to live a hectic life in the spotlight. "I always longed for repose and quiet," he said. Much less did he imagine he would change the world. Yet historian E. G. Leonard was hardly exaggerating when he concluded his book History of Protestantism with a chapter entitled, "Calvin: The Founder of a Civilization." Born in Noyon, France on...