Monthly Archives: October 2012

Halloween Cats – What could go wrong?

Repost from last year…

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Couldn’t resist.

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Occupy Halloween

Liberalism and the holiday spirit.  NOW I’m scared.

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Some great Halloween cartoons about the Occupy Wall Street protests.

Lost and Found – October 31st Edition

What to remember about October 31st…

  • 1517  Martin Luther, Instigator of the Protestant Reformation, sends his letter and The Ninety-Five Thesis to his bishop
  • 1776  In speech to parliament, King George III acknowledges that war in America is going badly
  • 1864  Nevada is admitted to the Union as 36th state
  • 1926  Master escape artist and magician Harry Houdini dies in Detroit, Michigan of a ruptured appendix
  • 1941  Work ends on the carvings at Mt. Rushmore
  • 1941  USS Reuben James is torpedoed by German U-Boat; is 1st U.S. Navy vessel sunk in enemy action of WWII
  • 1959  Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald attempts to renounce his U.S. citizenship at embassy in Moscow, U.S.S.R.
  • 1968  President Johnson halts bombing of North Vietnam days before the election citing progress at peace talks
  • 2000  Russian Soyuz TM-31 launches with 1st resident crew for the International Space Station
  • 2003  While surfing, 13-year old Bethany Hamilton loses her arm in shark attack; her autobiography Soul Surfer becomes film in 2011
  • 2005  President George W. Bush nominates Judge Samuel Alito to the United States Supreme Court

Lost and Found – October 30th Edition

What to remember about October 30th…

  • 1735  Founding Father and 2nd President of the United States John Adams is born in Braintree, Massachusetts (d. 1826)
  • 1831  Escaped slave Nat Turner is captured after bloody slave rebellion that killed over 60; after a trial he hangs on November 11
  • 1938  Orson Welles radio broadcast of “War of the Worlds” causes nationwide panic
  • 1941  President Franklin Roosevelt approves $1 billion Lend Lease aid program for Soviet Union; hopes to stay out of the war
  • 1944  Anne Frank and her sister are moved from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp
  • 1961  Soviet Union test 50 megaton hydrogen bomb; still the largest explosive device ever detonated
  • 1974  Muhammad Ali wins the Rumble in the Jungle
  • 1995  Vote for establishing an independent Quebec fails in Canada

Lost and Found – October 29th Edition

What to remember about October 29th…

  • 1777  After an extended illness John Hancock resigns his post as president of the Continental Congress
  • 1863  18 national delegations at meeting in Geneva, Switzerland agree to form the International Red Cross
  • 1901  Leon Czolgosz, assassin of President McKinley’ is executed less than 2 months after the shooting in Buffalo, New York
  • 1956  In response to Egyptian seizure and nationalization of the Suez Canal Israel invades Sinai Peninsula
  • 1969  1st computer-to-computer link is established, 1st message is sent on ARPANET, precursor of the internet
  • 1998  Senator John Glenn returns to space at age 77 aboard shuttle Discovery; in 1962 was 1st American to orbit Earth
  • 2004  Al-Jazeera broadcasts tape of Osama bin Laden admitting direct responsibility for attacks of September 11, 2001

Lost and Found – October 27th Edition

What to remember about October 27th…

  • 1659  Massachusetts executes 2 Quakers for their beliefs
  • 1787  1st essay of the Federalist Papers is published
  • 1810  United States annexes former Spanish colony of West Florida
  • 1858  Future President Theodore Roosevelt is born in New York City (d. 1919)
  • 1904 1st Subway opens in New York City
  • 1962  America pilot becomes only casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance plane is shot down by Soviet missile
  • 1964  Ronald Reagan gives “A Time For Choosing” speech on behalf of Barry Goldwater; launches his political career
  • 1988  President Reagan decides to demolish the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow after discovery of built-in Soviet listening devices
  • 2004  Boston Red Sox win 1st World series since 1918

Dear College Kids…

Tweet sent to me by my friend Brad:

Dear college kids: trust me on this, having a job when you graduate is WAY more ‘cool’ than voting for Barack Obama. I PROMISE. #Mitt2012

 

Lost and Found – October 26th Edition

What to remember about October 26th…

  • 1775  King George III speaks to parliament declaring the American colonies to be in rebellion; authorizes military force to end it
  • 1776  Benjamin Franklin sets sail from Philadelphia for France to negotiate aid and an alliance
  • 1825  360 mile Erie Canal is completed after 4 years
  • 1861  The Pony Express officially ends operations; replaced by modern transcontinental telegraph system
  • 1881  In Tombstone, Arizona the Earp brothers confront the Clanton-McLaury gang in a legendary gunfight at the OK Corral
  • 1940  Maiden flight of the P-51 Mustang fighter
  • 1944  At the end of 4 days of air-naval conflict, Battle of Leyte gulf leaves Japanese fleet devastated and on the run
  • 1966  President Johnson makes surprise visit to troops in Vietnam
  • 2001  In response to 9/11/01 attacks, President George W. Bush signs controversial anti-terrorism law; The USA Patriot Act
  • 2002  Moscow theater siege ends with 50 Chechen terrorists and 150 hostages killed during Russian commando assault

Fantastic Movie Quote

This is one  of my all time favorite movie scenes.  Kenneth Branagh really delivers in the movie version of William Shakespeare’s classic Henry V.  This is a truly inspirational speech.  It is perfect for getting you in the mood to carry us through to election day.  Enjoy.

 

Lost and Found – October 25th Edition

What to remember about October 25th…

  • 1415  On St. Crispin’s Day, small force led by Henry V defeats numerically superior French army at Battle of Agincourt in Hundred Years’ War; English longbows prove highly effective
  • 1764  Future President John Adams and Abigail Smith marry in Massachusetts
  • 1774  Continental Congress petitions king of England to address the Intolerable Acts
  • 1854  Confusion leads to Charge of the Light Brigade during Crimean War; inspires Tennyson’s famous poem
  • 1861  Keel is lain for the 1st Union ironclad USS Monitor
  • 1962  U.S. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson presents photographic evidence to U.N. of Soviet missile bases in Cuba
  • 1971  United Nations votes to admit Peoples Republic of China and expel Republic of China (Taiwan)
  • 1983  President Reagan orders Marines to invade island of Grenada to protect American students and tourists; now celebrated as Thanksgiving Day
  • 1994  Susan Smith reports her car was hijacked with her 2 children in the back; this lie is to cover her murder of the kids