Friday, August 22, 2014




When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
--Abraham Lincoln


Did You Know . . .?

World War I ended at 11:00 on the morning of the 11th day in the 11th month of 1918.



On this day, August 22 in 1992, in the second day of a standoff at Randy Weaver's remote northern Idaho cabin, FBI sharpshooter Lon Horiuchi wounded Randy Weaver, Kevin Harrison, and killed Weaver's wife, Vicki. Randy Weaver, a white separatist, had been targeted by the federal government after failing to appear in court to face charges related to his selling of two illegal sawed-off shotguns to an Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) informant. On August 21, 1992, after a period of surveillance, U.S. marshals came upon Harrison; Weaver; Weaver's 14-year-old son, Sammy; and the family dog, Striker, on a road near the Weaver property. A marshal shot and killed the dog, prompting Sammy to fire at the marshal. In the ensuing gun battle, Sammy and U.S. Marshal Michael Degan were shot and killed. A tense standoff ensued, and on August 22 the FBI joined the marshals besieging Ruby Ridge. The controversial standoff spawned a nationwide debate on the use of force by federal law enforcement agencies, and a U.S. Senate panel accused the federal agencies involved of "substantial failures" in their handling of the Ruby Ridge operation.



loge  [lohj]
1. (in a theater) the front section of the lowest balcony, separated from the back section by an aisle or railing or both.
2. a box in a theater or opera house.
3. any small enclosure; booth.
4. (in France) a cubicle for the confinement of art students during important examinations.



(born August 22, 1945)
Steve Kroft is an American journalist and a longtime correspondent for 60 Minutes.

(born August 22, 1939)
Valerie Harper is an American actress known for her roles as Rhoda Morgenstern in the 1970s television series The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off, Rhoda, and later as Valerie Hogan in Valerie.

(born August 22, 1947)
Cindy Williams is an American actress known for starring in the television situation-comedy series Laverne & Shirley, in the role of Shirley Feeney, and for her role as Laurie Henderson in the classic film American Graffiti.

(born August 22, 1973)
Kristen Wiig is an American actress known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (SNL, 2005–2012), and such films as Knocked Up, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Paul, Bridesmaids, Girl Most Likely, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. and the animated Despicable Me film series.


You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
--Abraham Lincoln



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