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Ben Franklin's bifocals Friday, February 7, 2014

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

Novelist Charles Dickens    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    Laura Ingalls & Armanzo Wilder    Writer Laura Ingalls Wilder    Writer Laura Ingalls Wilder
[1867 - Laura Ingalls Wilder, farm wife, writer, born near Lund, Wisconsin]

Ragtime & Jazz Pianist Eubie Blake    Ragtime & Jazz Composer Eubie Blake
[1883 - Eubie (James Hubert) Blake, ragtime, jazz, pop music composer, lyricist, pianist born in Baltimore, Maryland]

Writer Sinclair Lewis    Writer Sinclair Lewis    Sinclair Lewis at work    Sinclair Lewis author
[1885 - Sinclair Lewis, first USA Nobel Prize-winning author, born in Sauk Centre, Minnesota]

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

Actor Eddie Bracken    Actor Eddie Bracken    Actor Eddie Bracken
[1915 - Edward Vincent 'Eddie' Bracken, actor, born in Astoria, New York]

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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