Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Somewhat Better Today . . .



Our Representative in Congress:

A three minute video wherein Arizona representative Grijalva explains Why the Keystone pipeline is a bad idea.



Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.



On this day, June 4 in 1989 Chinese troops stormed through Tiananmen Square in the center of Beijing, killing and arresting thousands of pro-democracy protesters. The brutal Chinese government assault on the protesters shocked the West and brought denunciations and sanctions from the United States.




tantalize [TAN-til-lize]
-  Excite the senses or desires of (someone).
-  Torment with the sight or promise of something unobtainable.



(born June 4, 1975)
 Angelina Jolie is an American actress, film director, and screenwriter. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and was named Hollywood's highest-paid actress by Forbes in 2009 and 2011. Jolie promotes humanitarian causes, and is noted for her work with refugees as a Special Envoy and former Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She has often been cited as the world's "most beautiful" woman, a title for which she has received substantial media attention.

Noah Strausser Speer Wyle
(born June 4, 1971)
 Noah Wule is an American film, television and theatre actor. He is best known for his roles as Dr. John Carter in ER and as Tom Mason in Falling Skies. He has also played Steve Jobs in the 1999 docudrama Pirates of Silicon Valley, Dr. Kenneth Monnitoff in the cult hit Donnie Darko, and Flynn Carsen in The Librarian franchise. Wyle was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People magazine in 2001.

Ruth Westheimer
(born June 4, 1928)
Ruth Westheimer is an American sex therapist, media personality, and author best known as Dr. Ruth. The New York Times described her as a "Sorbonne-trained psychologist who became a kind of cultural icon in the 1980s.… She ushered in the new age of freer, franker talk about sex on radio and television—and was endlessly parodied for her limitless enthusiasm and for having an accent only a psychologist could have.

Bruce MacLeish Dern
(born June 4, 1936)
 Bruce Dern is an American actor. He frequently takes roles as a supporting character actor, often playing villains of unstable nature. Dern has appeared in more than 80 feature films, and was nominated for an Oscar for his work in Coming Home. Dern is the father of actress Laura Dern (1967) by his ex-wife Diane Ladd; married 1960–1969.


Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.
--William E. Simon

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