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Gum Maker William Wrigley, Jr.    Chewing Gum Maker William Wrigley, Jr.
[1861 - William Wrigley, Jr., chewing gum magnate, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

Violin Virtuoso David Oistrakh    Violin Virtuoso David Oistrakh
[1908 - David Fiodorovich Oistrakh, violin virtuoso, born in Odessa, Russia (now Ukraine)]

Actress Deborah Kerr    Actress Deborah Kerr    Actress Deborah Kerr    Actress Deborah Kerr
[1921 - Deborah Jane Kerr (Trimmer), actress, born in Helensburgh, Scotland]

Writer Truman Capote Writer Truman Capote    Writer Truman Capote    Actor Truman Capote
[1924 - Truman (Streckfus) Capote (Persons), writer, actor, born in New Orleans]

Hall of Famer Robin Roberts    Hall of Fame Pitcher Robin Roberts    Hall of Famer Robin Roberts' plaque    Hall of Famer Robin Roberts
[1926 - Robin (Evan) Roberts, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, born in Springfield, Illinois]

Dodger Lefty Johnny Podres
[1932 - Johnny (John Joseph) Podres, Brooklyn Dodger pitcher,
born in Witherbee, New York]

1930 Duesenberg Motor Car (They don't make 'em like this any more)
[1937 - Luxury car maker Duesenberg goes out of business (It's a Doozey)]

Jody Powell with President Carter    Presidential Press Secretary Jody Powell
[1944 - Joseph Lester 'Jody' Powell, journalist, President Carter's Press Secretary, born in Cordele, Georgia]

USS Nautilus (SSN-571) underway on the surface in New York Harbor
[1954 - USS Nautilus (SSN-571), the world's first nuclear-powered ship, is commissioned]

[1962 - Riots occur in Oxford, Mississippi, over desegregation of Ole Miss]

Peter, Peter, Prisoner Beater

Guantanamo prisoner rows

Peter, Peter, Prisoner Beater,
Had a suspect and couldn't keep her.
Put her in a Gitmo holding cell,
And kept her indefinitely, if not so well.

hooded Iraqi with his 4YO son

Steven, Steven, covert operator,
Al-Qaida suspects; now get even.
Attached to high voltage generator.
Toasted them 'til done and steaming.

prisoner wired for torture

Beatings, threats, torture, mayhem,
We do them all and then nay say them.
When Commanders in Chief tear up the rules,
Troops take their cue; they are not fools.

gitmo prisoner

President Obama said those days are over.
Cheney and his gang would get their cover.
But those of us who fought their wars,
Want some justice for those whores.

naked prisoner abused with menacing dogs

Obama tried to close down Gitmo,
But Congress said he couldn't do so.
So there they sit; an open sore.
We will not have them on our shore.

William's Whimsical Words:

That we did all this was not surprising; it has always been a part of war. That we lied about it afterwards and tried to pretend we were holier or more moral than the rest of mankind was plain stupid. That some should now have acknowledged torture, embraced it, and tried to immunize themselves from its practice, is un-American. If the rule of law is to have any meaning, the real war criminals must be tried for their crimes.
Dick Cheney    Donald Rumsfeld    Alberto Gonzales

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