Greetings and happy Wednesday, Bomberinos. Let me say that I loved everyone's responses to yesterday's nosy questions. Too bad work keeps me from hanging out and really getting into the discussion.
What is your biggest regret in your life? Would you want to be immortal? If you were, what would you do with your time? If you had a friend who talked to you like you sometimes talk to yourself, would you still be friends? (What do you mean, you never talk to yourself?) Here's an old question: If you had one wish that could be granted in full, what would you wish for? If you suddenly had a huge financial windfall, what would you do with it?
The Twitter Emitter
Paul Ryan's budget which includes repeal of obamacare is like lee showing up at Appomattox and saying to grant "here are my demands".— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) March 12, 2013
If only Paul Ryan's budget plans had been subject to a national election in which he appeared on the ticket.— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) March 12, 2013
Just a suggestion: "Lincoln Financial Group John Paul III."— David Waldman (@KagroX) March 12, 2013
Other corporate sponsorship opportunities: the PayPal Nuncio.— David Waldman (@KagroX) March 12, 2013
Apparently tonight the cardinals in the Sistine Chapel will be eating al fresco. Thank you.— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) March 12, 2013
No line at the women's bathroom during the Papal Conclave.— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) March 13, 2013
Today is the birthday of Mitt Romney & Ron Jeremy.Imagine - one of the world's biggest penises, and Ron Jeremy.— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) March 13, 2013
REPORT: NASA's Curiosity rover may have foundevidence of a demo version of Track 4 from David Bowie's 1971 album Hunky Dory— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) March 13, 2013
"The sooner you guys choose a Pope, the sooner everyone can leave the Vatican to go have Cool Ranch tacos" - would probablyspeed things up— TBogg (@tbogg) March 13, 2013
Tell all your staff to read Atlas Shrugged. The ones that swear and throw the book across the room--keep them.— Chris Dashiell (@cdashiell) March 13, 2013
Kids shot in Chicago? Kid shot in NYC with no due process? Won't be a single column written about that. Stand with Rand Paul, though.— Vent(@vcthree) March 13, 2013
Maybe White House should start issuing black smoke from the ATF building every day until GOP confirms Obama's pick usatoday.com/story/news/nat…— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) March 13, 2013
On This Day
In 1781, the planet Uranus was discovered by Sir William Herschel.
In 1852, "Uncle Sam" made his debut as a cartoon character in the New York Lantern.
In 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson began in the U.S. Senate.
In 1884, Standard Time was adopted throughout the United States.
In 1930, the news of the discovery of Pluto was telegraphed to the Harvard College Observatory.
In 1969, Apollo 9 returned safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module.
In 1996, a gunman opened fire on a class of kindergarteners at an elementary school in Dunblane, Scotland, killing 16 children and one teacher before killing himself.
Born on This Day
1593 - Georges de la Tour, French painter (d. 1652)
1615 – Pope Innocent XII (d. 1700)
1744 - David Allan, Scottish painter (d. 1796)
1753 – Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon, great heiress and wife of Philippe Égalité (d. 1821)
1764 – Earl Grey, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1845)
1782 – Sir Robert Bateson, 1st Baronet, Irish nobility (d. 1863)
1798 – Abigail Fillmore, First Lady of the United States (d. 1853)
1858 - Maximilien Luce, French painter (d. 1941)
1864 – Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian painter (d. 1941)
1870 – Henri Étiévant, French actor, film director (d. 1953)
1870 – William Glackens, American artist (d. 1938)
1875 - Lizzy Ansingh, Dutch painter (d. 1959)
1884 – Sir Hugh Walpole, English novelist (d. 1941)
1898 – Henry Hathaway, American film director and producer (d. 1985)
1911 – L. Ron Hubbard, American science fiction author and founder of Scientology (d. 1986) aka King of the Pod People
1925 – Roy Haynes, American jazz drummer
1935 – Leslie Parrish, American actress
1936 – Nana Meskhidze, Georgian artist-painter (d. 1997)
1942 – Marshall Chess, American record producer, formerly of Chicago blues label Chess Records
1949 – Julia Migenes, American soprano
1950 – Charles Krauthammer, demented American political commentator
1950 – William H. Macy, American actor
1955 – Glenne Headly, American actress
1956 – Dana Delany, American actress
1956 – Jamie Dimon, part of the problem
1960 – Adam Clayton, Irish bassist (U2 and Automatic Baby) (Ha! So young.)
1964 – Will Clark, American baseball player
1972 – Common, American rapper and actor (Soulquarians) who enraged wingnuts when he was invited to the White House.
1976 – James Dewees, American musician (The Get Up Kids and Reggie and the Full Effect)
Died on This Day
1569 – Louis I de Bourbon, Prince de Condé, French Huguenot general (b. 1530)
1619 – Richard Burbage, English actor (b. 1567)
1767 – Maria Josepha of Saxony, Dauphine of France, mother of Louis XVI (b.1731)
1808 – King Christian VII of Denmark (b. 1749)
1898 – Stephen Vincent Benét, American author (b. 1898)
1901 – Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States (b. 1833)
1906 – Susan B. Anthony, American women's suffrage activist (b. 1820)
1925 - Lucille Ricksen, silent film actress (b. 1909)
1964 – Kitty Genovese, American murder victim (b. 1935)
1971 - Rockwell Kent, American painter (b. 1882)
1983 – Paul Citroen, Dutch artist (b. 1896)
1988 – John Holmes, American porn star (b. 1944)
2009 – Betsy Blair, American actress (b. 1923)
2011 - Owsley Stanley, Sound Engineer for The Grateful Dead and renowned LSD manufacturer (b. 1935)
National Coconut Torte Day
National Jewel Day
Good Samaritan Day
Ear Muff Day
K-9 Veterans Day