Tuesday, June 8, 2010
[1625 - Giovanni Domenico Cassini, astronomer,
mathematician, born in Perinaldo,
near Sanremo, then Republic of Genoa]
[1810 - Robert Schumann, composer, born in Zwickau, Saxony]
[1813 - David Dixon Porter, Admiral,
USN, born in Chester, Pennsylvania]
[1853 - Commodore Matthew Perry arrives at Uraga, Japan for treaty negotiations]
[1867 - Frank Lloyd Wright, architect, born in Richland Center, Wisconsin]
[1916 - Francis Crick, Nobel Prize-winning scientist, born in
[1917 - Byron (Whizzer) White, Supreme Court
Justice, born in Fort Collins, Colorado]
[1918 - Robert Preston (Meservey), actor, born in Newton, Massachusetts]
[1921 - Alexis (Gladys) Smith, actress, born in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada]
Going to Spend Lives
As I was going to Iraq,
I met some coffins coming back,
For each coffin several wounded;
Each wound was so severe;
Every casualty had some family.
Dead, wounded, son, daughter,
Wives, children, to the slaughter.
Most of them are coming back.
How many are going to Iraq?
As I went out to Afghanistan
I met a most peculiar man.
His uniform said Coalition Forces,
But he was leading two work horses.
How will these kill the enemy?
Our mission's changed, he said to me.
These beasts help the farmers plow.
Tomorrow, I will bring a cow.
While you are helping the downtrodden,
Whatzit got to do with Osama bin Laden?