Thursday, June 8, 2017
[1625 - Giovanni Domenico Cassini, astronomer, mathematician, born near Sanremo, Italy,
(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, USN, with his Black Ship Squadron, arrives at Uraga, Japan for treaty negotiations]
[1867 - Frank Lloyd Wright, architect, born in Richland Center, Wisconsin]
[1916 - Francis Harry Compton Crick, Nobel Prize-winning scientist, born in Northampton, England]
[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]
[1931 - Dana Wynter (Dagmar Winter), actress, born in Berlin]
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 sent we 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 Afghan farmers plow.
Tomorrow, I will bring a cow.
William's Whimsical Words:
Osama is dead now, and al-Qaida is in Pakistan, so what are we doing in Afghanistan?
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