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#214 Apr 19, 2012
On This Day: April 19
Today is Thursday, April 19, 2012. This is the 110th day of the year, with 256 days remaining in 2012.

Fact of the Day: shopping center
The first shopping center in a suburb was in Kansas City, Missouri and the first tenant moved in in 1923. It had 150 stores and a 2000-seat auditorium. The first enclosed climate-controlled suburban shopping mall was Southdale, in Edina, Minnesota, opened in 1956. The first pedestrian shopping mall was constructed in 1959 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Holidays
Feast day of St. Leo IX, pope, St. Alphege, St. Geroldus, and St. Expeditus.

Sierra Leone: National Holiday.

Swaziland: King Mswati III's Birthday.

Events
1775 - The American Revolutionary War began with the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Troops under the command of Brigadier General Hugh Percy, played "Yankee Doodle" as they marched from Boston to reinforce British soldiers already fighting the Americans.

1782 - The Netherlands recognized the United States.

1861 - The first blood was shed in the Civil War when a secessionist mob in Baltimore attacked Massachusetts troops bound for Washington, D.C.

1892 - The prototype of the first commercially successful American automobile was completed in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Charles E. Duryea and his brother Frank Duryea.

1897 - The first Boston Marathon was run from Ashland to Boston, Massachusetts.

1933 - The United States went off the gold standard.

1939 - Connecticut finally approved the Bill of Rights.

1943 - In Warsaw, Poland, Nazi forces attempting to clear out the city's Jewish ghetto were met by gunfire from Jewish resistance fighters -- beginning the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

1945 - The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Carousel" opened on Broadway.

1960 - Baseball uniforms began displaying player's names on the backs.

1989 - A freak explosion aboard the USS Iowa battleship killed 47 sailors.

1990 - The Contra guerrillas, the leftist Sandinistas, and the Chamorro government ended the nine-year civil war with a truce.

1993 - The 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, ended. A fire destroyed the structure after federal agents moved in; dozens of people including the leader, David Koresh, were killed.

1995 - A truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and injuring hundreds. Timothy McVeigh was later convicted and executed for the crime. His co-conspirator, Terry Nichols, was sentenced to life in prison.

1999 - The German parliament inaugurated its new home in the restored Reichstag in Berlin, its prewar capital.

2005 - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany was elected Pope Benedict XVI.

Births
1903 - Eliot Ness, American Prohibition agent, and leader of a legendary team nicknamed The Untouchables who helped take down gangster Al Capone.

1927 - Don Adams (Donald James Yarmy), actor.

1932 - Jayne Mansfield (Palmer), American actress.

1935 - Dudley Moore (born Dudley Stuart John Moore), English actor, musician, comedian, composer.

1962 - Al Unser, Jr., American race car driver and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner.

1979 - Kate Hudson, American actress.

Deaths
1882 - Charles Darwin, English biologist who developed the theory of evolution.

2004 - Norris McWhirter, London-born co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records.

2006 - Scott Crossfield, American pilot, and first man to fly at Mach 2.

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#215 Apr 29, 2012
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
- Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
- Why ...the early bird gets the worm;
- Life isn't always fair;
- and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I'm A Victim

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

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#216 May 6, 2012
Call 911: Your country is being mugged
Daily Inter Lake [Kalispell MT], by Frank Miele

When did “we the people” become “we the bystanders”?It is almost like the United States is being stabbed and raped like Kitty Genovese in that New York City Street in 1964 all over again, with plenty of witnesses but nobody able or willing to help.A brutal image? Yes, but an apt one. Likewise, the American citizenry—watching our country depleted of its resources, choked of its heritage and robbed of its future—seems to be sitting on the sidelines, almost dumbfounded—wishing to do the right thing but paralyzed. Maybe we think someone else is going to save our country for us.
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#218 Jun 7, 2012
Yesterday, 6 June 2012, was the aniversary of one of the greatest historic days of American History, and has been recognized by every President since Harry S. Truman.
Yesterday the Aniversary of the "Invasion of Normandy", D-Day,the 6th of June, 1944, was not mentioned at all by the Main Stream Press or The President of the United States or any political figure anywhere.

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#219 Jun 13, 2012
Women Don't Belong in Ranger School
Wall Street Journal, by Stephen Kilcullen

The United States Army is debating whether to admit women to Ranger School, its elite training program for young combat leaders. Proponents argue this is to remove a final impediment to the careers of Army women. But the move would erode the unique Ranger ethos and culture—not to mention the program's rigorous physical requirements—harming its core mission of cultivating leaders willing to sacrifice everything for our nation. The Army's 75th Ranger Regiment traces its roots back to World War II, when it won acclaim for penetrating deep behind Japanese lines.

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#220 Jun 14, 2012
The Obama "presidency" has been much like sending a third string college halfback into an NFL game. Those who know anything about football know exactly what's going to happen but the idealists hope for the best. When he inevitably gets creamed and is carried out of the game on a stretcher, the clueless make excuses and cry about the uneven matchup.

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#221 Jun 16, 2012
Seriously. The case must be made to the public why it is imperative to UPHOLD the Constitution, to defend and protect it --they OUGHT to know, but they don't; they're too literally or figuratively stoned.

If they (and we) don't uphold, protect and defend the Constitution, then it becomes merely a piece of paper, written in pencil, easily erased.

George Washington said the PEOPLE are the protector of the Constitution. Sad to say, far too many of our fellow citizens don't give a hoot.

The dunderhead citizens who don't care are busy with the provisions of Government: Bread and Circuses, just as the Roman emperors did, to keep their slave population subdued and compliant.

Meanwhile the whole ediface of Roman Empire and of Civilization itself was crumbling, and the barbarians at the gate needed only push just a wee bit.

A THOUSAND years passed before civilization was restored

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#222 Jun 17, 2012
Yes, he told us in advance what he planned to do. Few were listening.

The following is a narrative taken from a 2008 Sunday morning televised "Meet The Press'.

From Sunday's 07 Sept. 2008 11:48:04 EST, Televised "Meet the Press" THE THEN Senator Obama was asked about his stance on the American Flag.

General Bill Gann' USAF (ret.) asked Obama to explain WHY he doesn't follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.

The General stated to Obama that according to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171...

During rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is displayed, all present (except those in uniform) are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Or, at the very least, "Stand and Face It".

NOW GET THIS !!

'Senator Obama replied:

"As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides". "There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression.." "The anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all that sort of thing."

(ARE YOU READY FOR THIS???)

Obama continued: "The National Anthem should be 'swapped' for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing'. If that were our anthem, then, I might salute it. In my opinion, we should consider reinventing our National Anthem as well as 'redesign' our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. It's my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we, as a Nation of warring people, conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam, where peace prevails --- perhaps a state or period of mutual accord could exist between our governments ......"


When I become President, I will seek a pact of agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts. We as a Nation, have placed upon the nations of Islam, an unfair injustice which is WHY my wife disrespects the Flag and she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past".

"Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I have put my hatred aside. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path. My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country's First black Family. Indeed, CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America "

Yes, you read it right.

I, for one, am speechless!!!


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#223 Sep 29, 2012
U.S. plan for Egypt aid blockedby Congressional lawmaker
Reuters, by Staff

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration notified Congress on Friday that it planned to transfer $450 million to Egypt to help the country's new government, but the move was quickly blocked by a skeptical lawmaker who said she saw no immediate need for the cash infusion. Representative Kay Granger, the Texas Republican who chairs the House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee for foreign operations, said the administration's $450 bailout proposal for Egypt was premature. "This proposal comes to Congress at a point when the U.S.- Egypt relationship has never been under more scrutiny, and rightly so," Granger said.

Somebody had to do it, must it always be a TEXAN.

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#224 Sep 30, 2012
A new Military term for the Commander in Chief.

:O-FUBAR-MA:

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#225 Sep 30, 2012
More Military jargon for the Commander in Chief.

"Heres your Clearance Papers. "Get your Sh-- Togeather", your EDS is 6 Nov 13".

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#226 Oct 1, 2012
We are the 91%
American Thinker, by Rosslyn Smith

The most important unnoted characteristic of telephone polls (on which most of the political journalism these days seems focused -- instead of on the economy) is that 91% of people refuse to participate in them. In other words, only 9% of the population is being heard in the polls. The data and analysis are laid out by Zombie at PJ Media: One of the most amazing - and significant - statistics of this election season has gone almost completely unnoticed: Only 9% of sampled households gave an answer to pollsters in 2012.

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#227 Oct 3, 2012
Obama Trolling for the Knucklehead Vote
American Thinker, by Ed Lasky

Pundits have ridiculed the string of fluff television, radio, and magazine appearances that Barack Obama has been making the last few months. They are wrong. He has a strategy and is executing it well. He is seeking and winning the votes of those Michelle Obama calls knuckleheads. Inside-the-Beltway journalists have decried Barack Obama's refusal to hold many press conferences. His canned speeches and reliance on the teleprompter have provided them with precious few chances to score points among their colleagues for gotcha questions.

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#228 Oct 7, 2012
Survey Says GOP Women Are Prettier
Daily Beast, by Allison Yarrow

They’re calling it the Michele Bachmann effect. And no, it’s not the Minnesota congresswoman’s crusade to ban falafel from public schools. It refers to the relationship between a woman’s politics and her face. Women politicians with “stereotypical feminine facial features” are more often Republicans, found researchers at UCLA]. And the more feminine their features, the more conservative their voting records. They also found the reverse—that women with more masculine facial features tended to be Democrats. Less gender-typical visages tracked with more liberal voting records. The correlation between face and party ideology was stronger for Republican women politicians than Democrats.

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#229 Oct 7, 2012
Liberals are easily taken in by performances. The 'good show' is what matters, not performance. When the performer flops, they recoil in horror, which is what has happened to so many of their nominees (LBJ, McGovern, Carter, Mondale, Algore, Dukakis, Kerry, and now Obama).

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#230 Oct 12, 2012
Quelling panic in the ranks is Job 1 for Obama campaign
Washington Times, by Wes Pruden

There’s not a dry mattress, pair of skivvies or delicate lace panty anywhere out there. The president is chasing an imaginary bird, the pollsters are choking back panic (“Has our methodology been wrong?”), and the media glitteries are even more hysterical than usual.(“How can anyone as wonderful as us be so wrong?”) Democratic disarray lies all about. Change and decay in all around they see. Quelling panic in the ranks is currently Job 1 for the Obama campaign
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#232 Oct 25, 2012
The Texas Attorney General has sstated that any attempt to influence the outcome of elections in Texas by UN Observers will result in them being prosecuted under Texas laws.

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