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Ben Franklin's bifocals Friday, June 2, 2017

Writer Thomas Hardy    Writer Thomas Hardy
[1840 - Thomas Hardy, novelist, poet, born in Dorset, England]

Composer Sir Edward Elgar    Composer Sir Edward Elgar    Composer Edward Elgar    Composer Edward Elgar statue
[1857 - Sir Edward Elgar, composer, born in Broadheath, England]

Olympian Johnny Weissmuller    Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan
[1904 - Johnny (Peter John) Weissmuller, Olympic champion swimmer, film actor, born in Freidorf, Romania]

Announcer Ben Grauer    Announcer Ben Grauer with Kukla
[1908 - Ben Grauer, radio & TV actor, announcer, born in Staten Island, New York]

Actor Max Showalter    Actor Max Showalter
[1917 - Max Showalter, actor, born in Caldwell, Kansas]

Cowboy GM Tex Schramm    Hall of Famer Tex Schramm
[1920 - Tex Schramm, Pro Football Hall of Fame GM & owner, born in San Gabriel, California]

Actor Gil Stratton    Sportscaster Gil Stratton
[1922 - Gil Stratton, sportscaster, actor, born in Brooklyn]

Native Americans in traditional garb    Chief Joseph on horseback
[1924 - Congress grants US citizenship to all Native Americans who were born in the USA]

Astronaut Pete Conrad    Astronaut Pete Conrad
[1930 - Charles 'Pete' Conrad, Jr., astronaut, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

Composer Marvin Hamlisch    Conductor Marvin Hamlisch    Pianist Marvin Hamlisch
[1944 - Marvin Frederick Hamlisch, pianist, Academy Award-winning composer, conductor, born in Manhattan]

Playwright George S. Kaufman
[1961 - George S. Kaufman, Pulitzer prize-winning playwright, dies at 72]

Pop Goes The Eagle

eagle flying

Up and down Sadr City Road,
In and out flew the Eagle.
That's the way our money went,
Pop goes the weasel!

All around Afghanistan,
Georgie chased Bin Laden.
Al-Qaeda thought 'twas all in fun.
Pop! goes a car bomb.

The Taliban in Pakistan,
Al-Qaeda too, are welcome.
They profit from the opium trade.
While we at home go bankrupt.

In Pakistan our troops still bleed.
History's lessons we do not heed.
To Iraq now we return with forces;
The US Cavalry without its horses.

Not satisfied with all this carnage,
To Syria we lunge with little knowledge.
Chase ISIS terrorists from their lair,
To work their mischief everywhere

Trillions of dollars for the wars;
Nothing for the people.
Bend over, take it in the drawers;
Truth is, it's fecal!

eagle in the snow looking pissed

William's Whimsical Words:

So, why do we put up with it?

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