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Ben Franklin's bifocals Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Henry Clay
[1852 - Statesman Henry Clay,"the Great Compromiser," dies]

I implore, as the best blessing which Heaven can bestow upon me upon earth, that if the direful and sad event of the dissolution of the Union shall happen, I may not survive to behold the sad and heart-rending spectacle.

Closing Prayer of Henry Clay,
Speech before the U.S. Senate on the Compromise Resolutions, of February 6, 1850
Life and Speeches of Henry Clay, Vol. II, page 664.

George Washington Goethals
Panama Canal - Gatun Locks

Panama Canal - Gaillard Cut
[1858 - George Washington Goethals, Chief Engineer of Panama Canal, born in Brooklyn, New York]

William Mayo Mayo Brothers - Charlie & William
Mayo Clinic - 1914
[1861 - William Mayo, physician, surgeon; co-founder Mayo Clinic, born in Le Sueur, Minnesota]

Corporate Pigs At The Public Trough

pig in a suit pigs at the trough

This little corporate pig went to Iraq.
This little corporate pig stayed home.
This little pig supplied roast beef.
This little pig made a gun.
This little pig cried "Me, me, me, me!"
All the way to the Naval Observatory. *

pigs at the trough

* N.B. The Naval Observatory Superintendent's House is the official residence of the
Vice President of the United States of America.

William's Whimsical Words:

Alternate Versions: In final line replace "Naval Observatory" with "Oval Office" or "Pentagon."

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