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Ben Franklin's bifocals Thursday, May 20, 2010

Honore de Balzac
[1799 - Honore de Balzac, novelist, born in Tours, France]

John Stuart Mill    Philosopher John Stuart Mill
[1806 - John Stuart Mill, utilitarian, editor, philosopher, born in Pentonville, London]

Inventor Emile Berliner    Emile Berliner's gramophone
[1851 - Emile Berliner, inventor (gramophone), born in Hanover, Germany]

A Homestead in North Dakota
[1862 - President Abraham Lincoln signs the Homestead Act]

Levi Strauss    The Levi label
[1873 - Levi Strauss patents his copper-riveted jeans]

Actor James Stewart
[1908 - (Jimmy) James Stewart, Academy Award-
winning actor, born in Indiana, Pennsylvania]

Comedian George Gobel
[1919 - George Gobel, Emmy Award-
winning comedian, born in Chicago]

It Doesn't Matter

and furthermore, I will prove that. . .

The Truth doesn't matter; what is proven doth count.

If you are a trial lawyer the evidence you tell.
If you are a "spin doctor" the pain you dispel. Doctor Spin - To the Press Room STAT
If you are a great wizard you cast a new spell. wizard with orb casting spell
Ah, but if you a politician be,
Why then good sir, you are all Three.

politician holding baby

William's Whimsical Words:

Being honest with others is a piece of cake. Being honest with yourself is the trick.

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