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Ben Franklin's bifocals Thursday, February 7, 2008

Sir Thomas More, Lord Chancellor of England
[1478 - Sir Thomas More, lawyer, Lord Chancellor, statesman, author, born in London, England]

Novelist Charles Dickens
[1812 - Charles Dickens, novelist, born in Landport, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England]

Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev - chemist
[1834 - Dmitri I. Mendeleev, chemist (Periodic Table), born in Tobolsk, Siberia]

Writer Laura Ingalls Wilder
[1867 - Laura Ingalls Wilder, writer, born near Lund, Wisconsin]

Ragtime & Jazz Musician Eubie Blake
[1883 - Eubie (James Hubert) Blake, pianist, composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland]

Sinclair Lewis typing Sinclair Lewis author
[1885 - Sinclair Lewis, First US Nobel prize author, born in Sauk Centre, Minnesota]

Actor Buster Crabbe as Tarzan with friend
[1908 - Buster (Clarence Linden) Crabbe, Olympic champion swimmer, actor, born in Oakland, California]

one of Dr. Mengele's victims Dr. Josef Mengele - Nazi war criminal
[1979 - Dr. Josef Mengele, SS "Angel of Death," drowns in Brazil]

Tennis Pro Arthur Ashe
[1993 - Arthur Ashe, tennis star (Wimbledon 1975), dies of AIDS at age 49]

Activist Judges wavering judicial scale

An Activist Judge is one who has issued a decision that is contrary to your strongly held views on a subject of great concern to you or to your favorite Talk Radio Host.


William's Whimsical Words:

On the other hand, a Judicial Conservative interprets the Constitution very much as you and your friends do.

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