Saturday, June 22, 2013

Just Fell Off The Turnip Truck?

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Courage is being scared to death
. . .  and saddling up anyway.

--John Wayne

I have come to the conclusion that the phrase,'The fact of the matter is...' should be deleted from the speech of every politician, elected official, and former military big-wig that stoops to using it. All it is good for is that a speechifier can use it as a verbal pause for gaining time to mentally form the next easily recognized sound bite. It's a hackneyed and near meaningless term. I hate it.

Hate it!

I flipped on the TV at noon yesterday and saw a news clip of Joe Biden giving a speech, ranting and shouting about how he is 'sick and tired' of this and is sick and tired of that. Joe Biden says he is sick and tired of so many things. But he can't seem to do anything about any of those things.

We always hear so much about which political party has captured the Hispanic vote, the Womens' vote, the Black vote -- Why the splits and divisions? Why can't candidates just be satisfied with being honest and straightforward enough to win the hearts and minds of the majority of American voters? After all, that's how one should go about getting elected... right?

E pluribus unum, and all that jazz.

By the way, what exactly is a knee-jerk liberal? I am too lazy to thoroughly research it.

The dictionary defines a knee-jerk liberal thusly: "a person of strong liberal convictions who reacts predictably and emotionally to certain events."

That indicates to me that a knee-jerk liberal is a person who has made up his mind that he is absolutely right about his views on social issues and then closed that stubborn mind, and will not change it no matter how much and how many times his liberal efforts are proven wrong.

Something like that.

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The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life."



On this day, June 22 in 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the GI bill to provide financial aid to veterans returning from World War II. Upon signing the legislation, Roosevelt voiced his belief that ensuring veterans' employability was critical to a sound postwar economy.

In his speech at the signing of the bill, Roosevelt acknowledged the sacrifices of America's men and women in uniform and emphasized the moral responsibility of the American people not to let their veterans down once they returned to civilian life.

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-  a deadly or virulent epidemic disease.
-  any epidemic outbreak of a deadly and highly infectious disease, such as the plague.



Meryl Streep
(born June 22, 1949)
Meryl Streep is an American actress who has worked in theater, television, and film. Streep made her professional stage debut in The Playboy of Seville (1971), before her screen debut in the television movie The Deadliest Season (1977).

In that same year, she made her film debut with Julia (1977). Both critical and commercial success came quickly with roles in The Deer Hunter (1978) and Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and then has appeared in Sophie's Choice (1982), Out of Africa (1985), The Iron Lady (2011). In 2013, she will appear in the comedy drama film adaptation of Tracy Letts' play of the same name, August: Osage County with Julia Roberts.

Kristoffer "Kris" Kristofferson
(born June 22, 1936)
Kris Kristofferson is an American country music singer, songwriter, musician, and film actor. He is known for such hits as "Me and Bobby McGee", "For the Good Times", "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down", and "Help Me Make It Through the Night". In 1985, Kristofferson joined fellow country artists Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash in forming the country music supergroup "The Highwaymen".

As an actor, Kristofferson appeared in Blume in Love, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, Convoy, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Vigilante Force, A Star Is Born, Flashpoint, Heaven's Gate, The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James, Millennium, Lone Star, Blade, Blade II, Blade: Trinity, Payback, Planet of the Apes, Dolphin Tale, and was in Joyful Noise with Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah.

Lindsay Jean Wagner
(born June 22, 1949)
Lindsay Wagner is an American actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Jaime Sommers in the 1970s television series The Bionic Woman (for which she won an Emmy Award), though she has maintained a lengthy career in a variety of other film and television productions since.

Freddie James Prinze
(June 22, 1954 - Jan. 29, 1977)
Freddie Prinze was an American actor and stand-up comedian. Prinze was the star of 1970s sitcom Chico and the Man. He was also the father of the actor Freddie Prinze, Jr.


Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
--Albert Einstein


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