Archive for November, 2012


Willie Dixon – You Shook Me

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SENATE VOTES AGAINST ALLOWING ‘INDEFINITE DETENTION’ OF CITIZENS

 

 

 

 ” The 67-29 vote late Thursday was on a measure sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Mike Lee, R-Utah. The strong bipartisan approval sets up a fight with the House, which rejected efforts to bar indefinite detention when it passed its bill in May. “

Seasons of Sweetbriar – A Photographic Collection of Home by Alan Jackson.

 

 

 

 ” NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 29, 2012) Country music superstar Alan Jackson will release a limited number of his book Seasons of Sweetbriar – A Photographic Collection of Home by Alan Jackson.  The full purchase price of each book will be donated to the Colon Cancer Alliance’s Blue Note Fund, benefitting colon cancer patients in need.

“Sweetbriar – created by God, bound by the Harpeth River, and guarded by hand laid rock walls from years ago – this 140 acres of fertile valley shadowed by the Tennessee hills has privileged my family and me with a landscape for living” – excerpt from the book’s Foreward by Alan.

The Sweetbriar estate is where Alan, his wife Denise and their three daughters, Mattie, Ali and Dani lived for over 13 years.  The original intent when Alan began the photo collection was to prepare a photo journal that his daughters would have to look back on when they moved out on their own.  Once the book was complete Alan and Denise realized it was a treasure filled with beauty and significance and shared it with family and a few close friends. The book is a hardbound coffee table piece with more than 200 photographs of the landscape, buildings, ponds, trees, wildlife and other intimate reflections of life at Sweetbriar.

The Jacksons sold Sweetbriar in 2010 and just a few months afterwards Denise was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. “That rocked my world, as I’m sure it does every person who gets a cancer diagnosis,” she explains. “That really brought to my attention the CCA and awareness and what the organization does. It became an obvious way for us to be able to do something meaningful with these books and be able to raise money for the Blue Note Fund.”

Seasons of Sweetbriar can be purchased through alanjackson.com for $25 or $50 for a book autographed by Alan, while supplies last. 100 percent of proceeds will be donated to the CCA’s Blue Note Fund. “

 

 

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Looks Like A Blast

Folkrace is a popular, inexpensive, and entry-level form of Swedish rallycross that originally came fromFinland, where it was called (Everyone’s Class). The sport also exists in Norway and Denmark, where it is known as Bilcross and Folkerace respectively.


The races are run on special gravel or tarmac tracks, 2,400 metres 
(1.5 mi) in length. The tracks are designed to limit the top speed to 
80 km/h (50 mph). The competitions are divided into different classes 
depending on age and gender. Participants can be as young as 15 years of
age.
The race is divided into different heats with usually 6 cars. The 
driver winning a race is awarded seven points, second five points, third
four points and so on. When all the heats have been driven, the total 
score is calculated and the top six drivers get to race in the A final, 
the next six in the B final and so on. The winner of the A final wins 
the event.

Folk Race

 

Obama’s Ridiculous Fiscal Cliff ‘Offer’ Is An Epic Non-Starter

 

 

 ” Barack Obama desperately wants to take the country over the fiscal cliff.  That’s the only conclusion one could possibly draw from the absolute dementia masquerading as his administration’s opening offer.  Here’s the basic rundown of what the president would like to see happen.

  • $1.6 trillion in tax increases – not just on the wealthy, but on businesses the administration views unfavorably, such as oil.
  • $50 Billion in new stimulus spending
  • A deferment – of a single year – on the military sequester
  • An extension of unemployment benefits for those out of work
  • Federal money to shore up underwater mortgages

To top off the lunacy, President Obama would like nearly unlimited power to raise the debt ceiling whenever he likes, as high as he likes. This is something Timothy Geithner hinted at a few weeks ago.  If Obama has his way, the only constraint on this power would come when a difficult-to- achieve Congressional supermajority chooses to override his decision. “

 

 

 

Illustration By Lisa Benson

In the description it says ST6. Could these have been the guys that all went after bin laden? The faces that are shown are Seals that died in Action in Afghanistan. Description: Naval Special Warfare Development Group (ST6) — Black Squadron (reconnaissance/snipers) Gold Squadron — Blue Squadron (meritime boat teams) Red Squadron

Sad To Think Of The Uncovered Faces As Soldiers Gone From This Earth .

Thank You And May God Rest Your Souls .

Think Again (18 photos)

 

bad day 0 I think its safe to say you had a bad day (18 photos)

 

WTF, This $1 mil. Toy Is Called The “Kuratas” (31 Photos)

 

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We Compare 14 Soft-Sided Tackle-Storage Systems That Make Carrying Gear A Snap

 

tackle boxes

 

” Do you remember your first tackle box? I remember mine. It was a battered, old, Army-green metal box passed down from my father. It had a single metal latch on the lid, a thin, bent-wire handle and three rickety, fold-out trays. It wasn’t pretty — but it served me well, toting what few lures I owned safely back and forth to the water.
Things have a way of changing over time, though. Today, metal boxes are a thing of the past. And while the hard-shell, molded-plastic tackle box that took its place is still used by many anglers, fishermen are turning more often to soft-sided tackle-storage systems.
There are many compelling reasons why “

 

 

 

 

Illinois Senate Defeats Governor’s Sneaky Attempt to Ban Assault Weapons

 

 

 

 ” In Obama’s home state, Illinois, governor Pat Quinn attempted to circumvent the legislature and impose an assault weapons ban on Wednesday. State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld, a Republican from Okawville, led an override that defeated the governor.

“Today is a good day for the Second Amendment in Illinois. We have scored a victory against short-sighted Chicago anti-gun policies,” Luechtefeld said, the Illinois Reviewreported on Wednesday. “The Governor overstepped his reach when he decided to rewrite this Senate bill and impose an assault weapons ban without the measure first being heard by the legislature.”

Quinn had attempted to change Senate Bill 681. The legislation allows FOID card holders to mail-order ammunition purchases from in-state licensed firearm dealers. Quinn had tried to include language that would have banned so-called assault weapons and certain ammunition magazines “

 

 

Illustration By Glenn McCoy

Krauthammer on the ‘Fiscal Cliff’

 

 

 

 

“Famed Washington Post journalist and political pundit Charles Krauthammer was a guest on Fox News’ Special Report on Thursday and he offered some pretty bold, but sage advice regarding the fiscal cliff.

Krauthammer claimed,

“It’s not just a bad deal, this is really an insulting deal. What Geithner offered, what you showed on the screen, Robert E. Lee was offered easier terms at Appomattox, and he lost the Civil War. The Democrats won by three percent of the vote, and they did not hold the House. Republicans won the House. So this is not exactly unconditional surrender, but that is what the administration is asking of the Republicans.

This idea – there are not only no cuts in this, there’s an increase in spending with a new stimulus. I mean, this is almost unheard of. I mean, what do they expect? They obviously expect the Republicans will cave on everything. I think the Republicans ought to simply walk away. The president is the president. He’s the leader. They are demanding that the Republicans explain all the cuts that they want to make.” “

 

 

 

Illustration By Glenn Foden

HT/Chicks On The Right

TOP FIVE REASONS REPUBLICANS SHOULD TAKE US OVER THE FISCAL CLIFF

 

 

 ” As the clock ticks and we watch the various players move their pieces into place, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that Republicans are in a no-win situation. They’re ether going to have to cave and agree to a tax increase without meaningful spending cuts or take the blame for going over the fiscal cliff. Here are five reasons why going over the cliff is by far the best option.

1. It’s a Trap!

Though House Speaker John Boehner foolishly helped to manufacture this trap by making tax increases the primary issue in the fiscal cliff negotiations, there’s still time to extricate himself and his party. “

Poll: Majority Of Young Americans Want Government To Do More

 

 

  ” Five-nine percent said the United States needs bigger government, while 37 percent responded that the government is doing too many things that should be left up to individuals and the private sector. Furthermore, 53 percent said the government needs to expand its role in health care.

“The rise in young people embracing paternalistic government comes as no shock,” said Gabriella Hoffman, a field coordinator for the Leadership Institute, in an interview with the Daily Caller. “Most have developed contempt for free enterprise and limited government from their college professors who inject anti-free market, socialist and even Marxist views into their lectures.”

Elmer Davis

 “The Republic was not established by cowards; and cowards will not preserve it … This will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. “

Michael Ramirez

 

 

Today in the Past

Events

306 - St Marcellus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

722 - Pope Gregory II names Boniface as missionary bishop

1215 - Pope Innocent III closes 4th council of Lateranen

1406 - Angelo Correr elected Pope Gregory XII

1523 - Amsterdam bans assembly of heretics

1630 - 16,000 inhabitants of Venice died this month of plague

1648 - English army captures King Charles I

1700 - King Charles XII of Sweden defeats Russia at Narva [NS]

1700 - Turkey declares war on Russia

1731 - Beijing hit by Earthquake; about 100,000 die

1776 - Capt Cook begins 3rd & last trip to Pacific (South Sea)

1782 - Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence

1803 - Spain cedes her claims to Louisiana Territory to France

1804 - Impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase begins

1824 - First ground is broken at Allenburg for the building of the original Welland Canal.

1829 - First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, 5 years to the day from the ground breaking.

1838 - Mexico declares war on France

1861 - Harper’s Weekly publishes EE Beers’ “All quiet along the Potomac”

1863 - Confederate troops vacate Fort Esperanza, Texas

1864 - Battle of Franklin Tennessee: Confederate attack fails, 7,700 casualties

1864 - Battle of Honey Hill SC (Broad River) 96 dead/665 wounded

1866 - Work begins on 1st US underwater highway tunnel, Chicago

1872 - 1st intl soccer game, Scotland-England 0-0 (Glasgow)

1886 - 1st commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo

1886 - The Folies Bergère stages its first revue.

1900 - A German engineer patents front-wheel drive for automobiles

1902 - American Old West: Second-in-command of Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch gang, Kid Curry Logan, is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor.

1922 - 1st speed test of 1st genuine Japanese aircraft carrier Hosho

1924 - 1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC)

1931 - His Master’s Voice & Columbia Records merge into EMI

1933 - CCC Camps are established in Cleveland Park District

1936 - London’s Crystal Palace (built 1851), destroyed by fire

1937 - 3rd Heisman Trophy Award: Clint Frank, Yale (HB)

1938 - Germany bans Jews being lawyers

1939 - 21 U boats sunk this month (52,000 ton)

1940 - 32 U boats sunk this month (147,000 ton)

1940 - Lucille Ball weds Desi Arnaz

1941 - 101 year old Nyack-Tarrytown (NY) ferry makes it’s last run

1941 - 13 U boats sunk this month (62,000 ton)

1942 - -Dec 1st: Sea battle at Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal

1942 - 109 U boats sunk this month (729,000 ton)

1942 - German scout ship Altmark explode & sinks off Yokohama

1947 - Arab terrorist campaign opens in Palestine

1947 - Day after UN decree for Israel, Jewish settlements attacked

1953 - French parachutist under Col De Castries attacks Dien Bien Phu

1954 - 1st meteorite known to strike a woman (Liz Hodges-Sylacauga Ala)

1954 - 20th Heisman Trophy Award: Alan Ameche, Wisconsin (FB)

1956 - 1st use of videotape on TV (Douglas Edwards & the News)

1956 - Floyd Patterson KOs Archie Moore in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1957 - Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno, kills 8

1958 - 1st guided missile destroyer launched, Dewey, Bath, Me

1961 - USSR vetoes Kuwaits application for UN membership

1967 - People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen declares independence from UK

1967 - People’s Rep of South Yemen (Aden) gains independence from Britain

1967 - Sen Eugene McCarthy begins run for US presidency

1971 - TV movie “Brian’s Song,” airs for 1st time on ABC-TV

1972 - BBC bans Wings “Hi, Hi, Hi”

1972 - Illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 (Rome Italy)

1973 - Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Jim Godman

1974 - Lucy (Australopithecus) is discovered by Donald Johanson, Maurice Taieb, Yves Coppens and Tim White in the Middle Awash of Ethiopia’s Afar Depression.

1976 - 42nd Heisman Trophy Award: Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh (RB)

1979 - Ted Koppel becomes anchor of nightly news on Iranian Hostages (ABC)

1982 - STS-6 vehicle moves to launch pad

1982 - US sub Thomas Edison collides with US Navy destroyer in So China Sea

1983 - Police free kidnapped beer magnate Alfred Heineken in Amsterdam

1983 - Radio Shack announces Tandy Model 2000 computer (80186 chip)

1986 - Ivan Lendl is 1st tennis player to earn over $10 million, lifetime

1987 - Afghanistan Constitution adopted

1988 - NYC furrier sues Mike Tyson for $92,000 for non payment of purchase

1988 - Soviets stop jamming Radio Liberty; 1st time in 38 yrs

1988 - UN General Assembly (151-2) censures US for refusing PLO’s Arafat visa

1988 - Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. buys RJR Nabisco for $25.07 billion USD.

1989 - Deutsche Bank board member Alfred Herrhausen is killed by a Red Army Faction terrorist bomb.

1990 - Actor Burt Lancaster suffers a stroke

1991 - 1st world championship of women’s soccer, US defeats Norway 2-1

1991 - 93 cars & 11 truck accident near SF during a dust storm, 17 die

1991 - San Diego State’s Marshall Faulk is 1st freshman to capture national rushing & scoring titles

1993 - President Clinton signs Brady Gun Control Bill

1994 - Cruiser Achille Lauro destroyed by fire at Somalia, 4 die

1995 - Official end of Operation Desert Storm.

1998 - Deutsche Bank announces a $10 billion USD deal to buy Bankers Trust, thus creating the largest financial institution in the world.

1999 - In Seattle, Washington, United States, protests against the WTO meeting by anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies.

1999 - British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE Systems, Europe’s largest defense contractor and the fourth largest aerospace firm in the world.

2004 - Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge resigns.

2004 - Longtime Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with $2,520,700 USD, television’s all-time biggest game show haul.

2005 - John Sentamu becomes the first African American archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York.

2007 - Hillary Clinton presidential campaign office hostage crisis: Leeland Eisenberg entered the campaign office of Hillary Clinton in Rochester, New Hampshire with a device suspected of being a bomb and held three people hostage for 5 hours.

Births

538 - St Gregory of Tours, Auvergne, Gaul, chronicler/bishop (Historia Francorum), (d. 594)(see UE 11/17 Deaths)

1340 - John duke of Berry, captain of Paris/art collector

1364 - John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, English soldier (d. 1390)

1373 - Ferdinand I, the Righteous, king of Aragon/Sicily

1427 - Kazimierz IV, king of Poland (1447-92)

1466 - Andrea Doria, Genoese statesman/admiral

1485 - Veronica Gambara, Italian poetess

1498 - Andrés de Urdaneta, Spanish Augustinian friar, sail-captain and explorer (d. 1568)

1508 - Andrea Palladio, [Andrea di Pietro della Gondola], architect

1554 - Philip Sidney, England, poet/statesman/soldier (Arcadia)

1637 - Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont, French historian (d. 1698)

1667 - Jonathan Swift, Dublin, satirist (Gulliver’s Travels, A Modest Proposal), (d. 1745)

1723 - William Livingston, revolutionary Governor of New Jersey (d. 1790)

1756 - Ernst Chladni, German physicist (d. 1827)

1768 - Jędrzej Śniadecki, Polish writer, physician, chemist and biologist (d. 1838)

1781 - Alexander Berry, British adventurer (d. 1873)

1810 - Oliver Fisher Winchester, rifle maker (Winchester)

1817 - Theodor Mommsen, Germ, historian/author (Imperial Lives, Nobel 1902)

1826 - George Washington Deitzler, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)

1827 - Ernest H Baillon, French botanist (History of Plants)

1828 - Jedediah Hotchkiss, Engineer (Confederate Army), died in 1899

1835 - Mark Twain, [Samuel L Clemens], author (Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn)

1840 - Henry Birks, Canadian businessman (d. 1928)

1858 - Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (d. 1937)

1863 - Andres Bonifacio, leader of 1896 Philippine revolt against Spain

1869 - Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1937)

1872 - Dr. John McCrae, Canadian physician and soldier (d. 1918)

1874 - Winston Churchill, Brit PM (1940-45, 1951-55, Nobel 1953)

1874 - Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (d. 1942)

1885 - Albrecht (von) Kesselring, German fieldmarshal (Poland/Netherland)

1889 - Edgar D Adrian, English physiologist (Nobel 1932)

1890 - John Tasker Howard, composer

1890 - Oege Bakker, Dutch economist

1903 - Germaine Emilie Madame Gres Krebs, haute Couturist

1904 - Philip H Burton, Welsh director/acting teacher (Richard Burton)

1907 - Jacques Barzun, France, author (The House of Interlect), (d. 2012)

1909 - Robert Nighthawk, American Bluesman , Guitarist (d. 1967)

ANNA LEE

Return Mail Blues

Honey Hush

My Sweet Lovin’ Woman

1910 - Paul Cerutti, Monaco, trap shooter, disqualified for drugs in 76 oly

1912 - Gordon Parks, Ft Scott KS, film director/author (Learning Tree)

1915 - Henry Taube, chemist (Nobel 1983)

1915 - Walter BrownBrownieMcGhee, Knoxville Tennessee, American blues singer/guitarist

Born and Livin’ With The Blues                                                     Walk On

Good Morning Blues                                                                         Key to the Highway

Don’t Pity Me                                                                                       Hootin’ the Blues

1918 - Efren Zimbalist Jr, NYC, actor (77 Sunset Strip, FBI, Scruples)

1920 - Virginia Mayo, St Louis Mo, actress (Out of the Blue, White Heat)

1922 - Robert Evett, composer

1924 - Allan Sherman, parody singer/songwriter (Hello Muddah, Hello Fardah )

1926 - Richard Crenna, LA Cal, actor (Rambo, Summer Rental, Sand Pebbles)

1927 - Robert Guillaume, [Williams], St Louis Mo, actor (Benson, Soap)

1930 - G[eorge] Gordon Liddy, FBI/Author/Watergate felon/radio host

1930 - James Felton Boyd, Rocky Mount NC, light HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1956)

1930 - William H Dana, Pasadena California, test pilot (X-15)

1931 - Bill Walsh, NFL coach (SF 49ers)/sportscaster

1931 - Jack Ging, Alva Ok, actor (11th Hour, Ripcord, Tales of Wells Fargo)

1933 - Norman Deeley, English footballer (d. 2007)

1936 - Abbie Hoffman, aka Free, Yippie/activist/author (Steal this Book)

1937 - Paul Stookey, Balt, singer (Peter, Paul & Mary-Wedding Song)

1937 - Richard Threlkeld, newscaster (ABC-TV)

1937 - Ridley Scott, director (Alien, Blade Runner)

1943 - J[ames] J[ay] Barnes, US gospel/singer (Please Let Me In)

1943 - Leo Lyons, Standbridge Beds, rock bassist (Ten Years After)

1944 - Luther T Ingram, US singer/songwriter (I’ll Be Your Shelter)

1944 - Rob Grill, LA California, rock bassist/vocalist (Grass Roots)

1945 - Roger Glover, British hard rock bassist (Episode Six-Deep Purple)

1947 - David Mamet, Chicago, playwright/dir (Speed the Plow, House of Games)

1949 - Arthur Lee Washington Jr, Neptune NJ, murderer (FBI Most Wanted)

1950 - Kathryn Witt, Miami Fla, actress (Lenny, Pam-Flying High)

1950 - Margaret Whitton, Balt Md, actress (Good & Evil, Major League)

1951 - Christian Bernard, mystic

1952 - Mandy Patinkin, Chicago Il, actor/singer (Yentl, Alien Nation)

1952 - Keith Giffen, American comic book writer and artist

1953 - Shuggie Otis, rocker , Blues Guitarist

Strawberry Letter 23

Johnny Otis with Shuggie Otis & Roy Buchanan

Rare Acoustic Jam with Frank Zappa

Shuggie’s Shuffle

1954 - George McArdle, rock bassist (Little River Band Melbourne

1954 - June Pointer, singer (Pointer Sisters-I’m So excited)

1955 - Billy Idol, [William Broad], rocker (White Wedding)

1957 - John Ashton, English guitarist (Psychedelic Furs)

1957 - Colin Mochrie, Scottish-born Canadian comedian

1958 - Juliette Bergmann, Dutch bodybuilder

1958 - Stacey Q, American singer

1959 - Sylvia Hanika, Munich West Germany, tennis player (Avon-1982)

1959 - Lorraine Kelly, British presenter and journalist

1961 - Innocent Egbunike, Nigeria, 4x400m runner (Olympic-bronze-1984)

1962 - Bo Jackson, baseball/football player , Heisman Trophy , Auburn (KC Royals, LA Raiders)

1965 - Ben Stiller, NYC, actor (Ben Stiller Show, Next of Kin, Cable Guy)

1966 - Ed Kemper, American serial killer

1968 - Des’ree, English singer

1968 - Laurent Jalabert, French cyclist

1970 - Corrina Kennedy, Saskatoon Saskatchawan, kayaker (Olympics-96)

1970 - Natalie Williams, Long Beach California, volleyball outside hitter (Oly-96)

1975 - Mindy McCready, country/western singer

1976 - Cypher Zero, American circus innovator (New York Circus Arts)

1978 - Clay Aiken, American singer

1978 - Gael García Bernal, Mexican actor

1979 - Chris Atkinson, Australian rally driver

1982 - Elisha Cuthbert, Canadian actress

1987 - Vasilisa Bardina, Russian tennis player

1987 - Ian Hecox, Part of the America Online comedy duo Smosh

1989 - Chanel Iman, American supermodel

1990 - Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian chess Grandmaster

1994 - Nyjah Huston, American skateboarder

Deaths

1016 - Edmund II, Ironsides, King of the Saxons (1016), dies at 27

1519 - Michael Wolgemut, German painter (Weltchronik), dies at about 85

1528 - Great Wierd, Dutch Gelderland army commander, beheaded

1631 - Rabbi Samuel Eliezer ben Judah ha-levi Edels, dies

1646 - John C Lichthart, admiral (Cape Augustine), dies at about 45

1654 - John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (b. 1584)

1675 - Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, colonial Governor of Maryland (b. 1605)

1679 - Pieter van Schooten, Dutch mathematician/fort architect, dies at 45

1694 - Marcello Malpighi, father of microscopic anatomy, dies

1718 - Charles XII, king of Sweden (1697-1718), dies during a siege of the fortress Fredriksten in Norway at 36

1761 - John Dollond, British optician (b. 1706)

1765 - George Glas, British merchant and adventurer (b. 1725)

1864 - Hiram Bronson Granbury, Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at 33

1864 - John Adams, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at about 39

1864 - Otho French Strahl, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at 33

1864 - Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at 33

1893 - Jacobus J Backer, German sea historian, dies at 68

1900 - Oscar Wilde, Irish author, dies in Paris at 46

1901 - Edward J Eyre, British explorer/governor (Jamaica), dies at 86

1933 - Sir Arthur Currie, Canadian general (b. 1875)

1934 - Hélène Boucher, French aviatrix (b. 1908)

1947 - Ernst Lubitsch, actor/director (Anna Boleyn, Ninotchka), dies

DESIGN FOR LIVING

To Be or Not to Be

The Shop Around The Corner

Ninotchka

1958 - Hubert Wilkins, Australian polar explorer (b. 1888)

1972 - Neil H McElroy, soap manufacturer/minister of Defense (1957-59), dies

1977 - Terrence Rattigan, British writer and playwright (b. 1911)

1979 - Zeppo Marx, [Herbert], US comic (Marx Brothers), dies at 78

1987 - James Baldwin, writer (Go Tell it on the Mountain), dies at 63

1989 - Alfred Herrhausen, German CEO (Deutsche Bank), murdered at 59

1990 - Norman Cousins, editor (Saturday Review), dies at 75

1994 - Connie Conrad Henry Kirnon Kay, jazz Drummer, dies at 67

1994 - Irwin Kostal, US arranger/conductor (Sound of Music), dies at 83

1996 - Koji Kobayashi, industrialist, dies at 89

1996 - Tiny Tim, [Herbert Khaury], entertainer (Tip Toe), dies at 71

1999 - Charlie Byrd, American jazz guitarist (b. 1925)(see UE 9/16 Births)

2003 - Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (b. 1906)

2007 - Evel Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil, at 69

2007 - Engin Arık, Turkish nuclear physicist (b. 1948)

2010 - Rajiv Dixit, Indian scientist and Swadeshi movement figure (b. 1967)

2010 - Faye Wright, American spiritual figure (b. 1914)

2010 - Garry Gross, American photographer (b. 1937)

Female Store Clerk Gets in Gun Fight With 3 Armed Robbers and Wins

  ” A store clerk in Columbia, SC was facing three armed robbers during her night shift. When the three men began firing their guns in the air, the clerk grabbed her own weapon and opened fire on the suspects.”

 

 

HT/Instapundit

Obamacare Requires 34 Million Pizza Nutrition Signs In Stores

 

Sample of simple pizza nutrition sign.

 

 

” New Obamacare regulations targeting the fast food and grocery store market that require signs detailing calorie and nutritional information on every product will force pizza makers like Domino’s to post up to 34 million different signs in every store: One for every possible pizza order.

“It’s not like a Big Mac. Pizza is customizable, there are options to factor in,” said Jenny Fouracre-Petko, legislative director for Domino’s and a member of the trade group American Pizza Community. “There are 34 million pizza combinations. We’ve done the math.” “

 

 

Could This Crowd In DC Be Anymore Clueless About The Real World ? This Is What You Get When You Dispense With The Founder’s Idea Of Citizen Representatives . We’ll Never Right This Ship With A Professional Class Of Politicians .

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