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Ben Franklin's bifocals Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Rock Springs Chinese massacre of 1885
[1885 - White coal miners attack and massacre Chinese co-workers in Rock Springs, Wyoming]

Musician & Composer Laurindo Almeida
[1917 - Laurindo Almeida, Grammy Award-winning composer, guitarist, born in Sao Paulo, Brazil]

Writer Allen Drury in his habitat
[1918 - Allen Drury, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, born in Houston, Texas]

USS Missouri(BB-63) - Japanese Delegation
USS Missouri(BB-63) - Japan signs surrender
USS Missouri - Fleet Admiral Nimitz signs
USS Missouri(BB-63)in Tokyo Bay day of signing
[1945 - President Truman proclaims V-J Day as Japanese sign surrender instrument aboard USS Missouri(BB-63)]

Musician Billy Preston  Soul Man Billy Preston
[1946 - Billy Preston, musician, songwriter, singer, born in Houston, Texas]

Indelible Images

New Orleans Rooftop SOS

President Bush selling Medicare drug program while New Orleans drowns

As New Orleans drowns, President Bush stays the course with his original schedule, and goes off to sell his incomprehensible prescription drug plan to incredulous seniors.

President Bush sees Katrina from his sky box

New Orleans roof scene 2005

As the poor folks await rescue in the lower levels of New Orleans, President Bush descends from the heavens in Air Force One to peer at them.

William's Whimsical Words:

Hail to the Chief.

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