Happy Saturday, Bombazinos. Where I live the days are hitting highs in the low 80s, and the Jasmine is starting to bloom. Alas, foggy morning bring smoggy afternoons, so there is a trade-off.
When is it permissible to lie? What is something you believe in/are into your friends and family think is crazy? What is the first thing you notice about people? If you could go back in time and advise your younger self, what advice would you give? How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
The Twitter Emitter
That's it. I'm making all conservative politicians' kids gay. It is a choice, after all... MINE.— God (@TheTweetOfGod) March 15, 2013
That awkward moment when 71-year-old Mitch McConnell calls 65-year-old Hillary Clinton "old." #CPAC2013— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) March 15, 2013
Sen. Rob Portman: "I changed my position on gay marriage because my son is gay. I didn't give two shits when it was just Cheney's daughter."— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) March 15, 2013
Finding racists at CPAC is like finding stoners at a Phish concert— HumanityCritic (@HumanityCritic) March 15, 2013
"I was anti-feminist until I had a daughter." -- no Republican ever— Chris Dashiell (@cdashiell) March 16, 2013
If we didn't have Fox News, more people might notice how shitty the rest of TV news is.— Chris Dashiell (@cdashiell) March 16, 2013
Wasn't us.— ILLUMINATI (@ILLUMlNATI) March 16, 2013
The difference between Medicare and your guns is no one is coming for your guns. fb.me/DNq0P7tV— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) March 16, 2013
Marco Rubio's Chief of Staff just texted the Senator: You should really comment on the Little Dwayne situation, sir.— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) March 16, 2013
If only Portman's son also had trouble finding healthcare because of a pre-existing condition…— Jason Febery (@JasonFebery) March 16, 2013
On This Day
In 37, Caligula became Emperor of Rome after the death of his great uncle, Tiberius.
In 1850, "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne was published.
In 1861, Edward Clark became Governor of Texas, replacing Sam Houston, who has been evicted from the office for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederacy.
In 1935, Adolf Hitler ordered Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Treaty of Versailles.
In 1968, U.S. troops gunned down hundreds of unarmed civilians in the village of My Lai during the Vietnam War.
In 1988, Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter were indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
In 2003, Vice President Dick Cheney predicted on NBC's "Meet the Press" that American troops would be "greeted as liberators" by the Iraqi people.
In 2003, Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old American, was killed when she was run over by a bulldozer while trying to block Israeli troops from demolishing a Palestinian home in Gaza.
Born on This Day
1473 – Henry IV the Pious, Duke of Saxony (d. 1541)
1687 – Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, Queen consort in Prussia (d. 1757)
1751 – James Madison, American politician, 4th President of the United States (d. 1836)
1771 – Antoine-Jean Gros, French painter (d. 1835)
1789 – Georg Simon Ohm, German physicist (d. 1854)
1822 – Rosa Bonheur, French realist painter and sculptor (d. 1899)
1839 – John Butler Yeats, Northern Irish artist (d. 1922)
1873 - Hippolyte Daeye, Flemish painter (d. 1952)
1897 – Conrad Nagel, American actor (d. 1970)
1902 – Leon Roppolo, American jazz clarinetist (New Orleans Rhythm Kings) (d. 1943)
1905 – Elisabeth Flickenschildt, German actress (d. 1977)
1906 – Henny Youngman, American comedian (d. 1998
1911 – Dr. Josef Mengele, German physician and SS officer (d. 1979)
1912 – Pat Nixon, American First Lady (d. 1993)
1916 – Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (d. 2004)
1920 – Leo McKern, Australian actor (d. 2002)
1926 – Jerry Lewis, American comedian
1927 – Daniel Patrick Moynihan, American senator (d. 2003)
1927 – Ruby Braff, American jazz trumpeter and cornetist (d. 2003)
1936 – Fred Neil, American singer-songwriter (d. 2001)
1942 – Jerry Jeff Walker, American musician
1949 – Erik Estrada, American actor
1949 – Elliott Murphy, American singer-songwriter
1951 – Kate Nelligan, Canadian actress
1953 – Isabelle Huppert, French actress
1961 – Todd McFarlane, Canadian comic book artist, writer and media entrepreneur
1964 – Patty Griffin, American singer and songwriter (Band of Joy)
1967 – Tracy Bonham, American musician
1982 – Brian Wilson, American baseball player
Died on This Day
1485 – Anne Neville, queen of Richard III of England (b. 1456)
1737 – Benjamin Wadsworth, President of Harvard University (b. 1670)
1838 – Nathaniel Bowditch, American mathematician (b. 1773)
1890 – Zorka of Montenegro, Princess of Serbia (b. 1864)
1898 – Aubrey Beardsley, British artist (b. 1872)
1903 – Roy Bean, American jurist
1935 – John James Rickard Macleod, Scottish-born physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1876)
1970 – Tammi Terrell, American singer (b. 1946)
1971 – Thomas E. Dewey, American presidential candidate (b. 1902)
1971 - Bebe Daniels, American silent film actress (b. 1901)
1975 – T-Bone Walker, American musician (b. 1910)
1980 – Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-born painter (b. 1898)
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