Sunday, August 30, 2015



New Thoughts? New Directions?

Hillary Clinton
(born October 26, 1947
Grannie says,
"68 ain't old..."
"...but 74 is."

Bernie Sanders
(September 8, 1941)
Grampie says, "Eh?  What?"

Marco Antonio Rubio
(born May 28, 1971)
Marco Rubio says,
"I was the junior United States Senator from Florida, serving since January 2011, and a candidate for President of the United States. A member of the Republican Party, I previously served as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives."

Wikipedia says:
Marco Antonio  Rubio is a Cuban American native of Miami. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. In the late 1990s, he served as a City Commissioner for West Miami and was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2000, representing the 111th House district. He was elected Speaker in September 2005.

More candidates another day... perhaps.

A Voice We Could Do Without

Donna Brazile is an American political analyst who is Vice Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. She was the first African American to direct a major presidential campaign, acting as campaign manager for Al Gore in 2000.

And I get so sick of hearing her blab, blab, blab tired platitudes and overheard opinions over top of everyone else when she appears on news shows, which is way too often. I wish they would stop inviting her.


Did You Know . . .?

The hiss of a cat is a warning that says aggression will follow if you don't back off.

A cat who hisses is fearful but ready to engage in battle if necessary. Many behavior experts believe that the cat produces the hissing sound to mimic that of a hissing snake in order to deter opponents



On this day in 1967 the US Senate confirmed Thurgood Marshall as the first African-American Supreme Court justice.
Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court's 96th justice and its first African-American justice.



aberration [abb-uhr-aey-shun]
1. a state or condition markedly different from the norm
2. a departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically one that is unwelcome.
"they described the outbreak of violence in the area as an aberration"



(born August 30, 1930)

Warren Buffet is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He is the most successful investor of the 20th century. Buffett is the chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, and consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people. He was ranked as the world's wealthiest person in 2008 and as the third wealthiest in 2015. In 2012 Time named Buffett one of the world's most influential people.

(Aug 30 1797 - Feb 1, 1851)

Mary Shelley was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus.

(born August 30, 1963)

Michael Chiklis is an American actor, director and television producer. Some of the previous roles for which he is best known include Commissioner Tony Scali on the ABC police drama The Commish, LAPD Detective Vic Mackey on the FX police drama The Shield, the Thing in the Fantastic Four film series, and Jim Powell on the ABC science-fiction comedy-drama No Ordinary Family.

(born August 30, 1972)

Cameron Diaz is an American actress, producer, and former fashion model. She rose to stardom in the 1990s with roles in The Mask, My Best Friend's Wedding, and There's Something About Mary, and is also known for voicing the character of Princess Fiona in the Shrek series. Other high-profile credits include Charlie's Angels and its sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Knight and Day, The Green Hornet, Bad Teacher, and The Other Woman.


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