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  • Happy Birthday Donald J. Trump

    06/13/2016 8:05:24 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 167 replies
    June 13, 2016 | Tennessee nana
    Donald John Trump was born in Queens, New York, on Flag Day, June 14, 1946, to American citizen parents. His father, Frederick Christ Trump, was born in the Bronx, New York, to Palatine-German immigrants, and his mother, Mary Anne MacLeod Trump was born in Scotland and became a naturalized American citizen in 1942.
  • Trump backers sing 'Happy Birthday' to presumptive nominee

    06/11/2016 11:34:25 AM PDT · by orchestra · 24 replies
    AP ^ | 6/11/2016 | SERGIO BUSTOS
    TAMPA, Florida (AP) — Campaigning in the crucial battleground state of Florida, Donald Trump bashed Democrats and Republicans alike Saturday, from Hillary Clinton to former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on the right. Addressing a crowd of thousands at the Tampa Convention Center, Trump tore into "Crooked Hillary," as he calls his likely general election opponent, for the State Department email controversy and called Romney a "stone, cold loser" for not backing him as the presumptive Republican nominee. Trump said the Republican Party "has got to get their act together, come together to win" and slammed GOP senate candidates who...
  • Happy 100th birthday, Beverly Cleary!

    04/12/2016 7:43:52 AM PDT · by Borges · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/12/2016
    Beverly Cleary, the children’s author whose books about Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins and others captured the spark and struggles of “kids like us,” doesn’t mind if you celebrate her birthday. After all, she turns 100 on Tuesday. Now living in a retirement community in Carmel, California, Cleary plans to celebrate with a slice of carrot cake. But it’s fine if others celebrate, including the “Drop Everything and Read” effort sponsored by her publisher. “Go ahead and fuss,” she told the Washington Post of her centennial birthday. “Everyone else is.”
  • D-Day veteran Verdun Hayes celebrates 100th birthday with skydive

    04/11/2016 3:10:31 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 7 replies
    A great-grandfather has celebrated his 100th birthday with a skydive from 10,000ft (3,000m). D-Day veteran Verdun Hayes made the jump at Dunkeswell Airfield near Honiton, Devon, to raise money for the North Devon Hospice.
  • ‘Henry Huggins,’ ‘Ramona’ Author Beverly Cleary Turns 100

    04/11/2016 10:03:46 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 41 replies
    KPIX ^ | 11 APRIL 2016 | CBS/AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — As she turns 100, the feisty and witty author Beverly Cleary remembers the Oregon childhood that inspired the likes of characters Ramona and Beezus Quimby and Henry Huggins in the children’s books that sold millions and enthralled generations of youngsters. “I was a well-behaved little girl, not that I wanted to be,” she said. “At the age of Ramona, in those days, children played outside. We played hopscotch and jump rope and I loved them and always had scraped knees.” Ramona, perhaps her best-known character, made her debut in “Henry Huggins” with only a brief mention....
  • Last of the Crow war chiefs turns 102 in Montana

    03/24/2016 10:17:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    nativesdaily.com ^ | March 24, 2016 | admin
    CROW AGENCY, Mont. — The last Crow war chief entered the log-cabin trading post at the edge of the Little Bighorn Battlefield just after noon on a Sunday, supported by his son on his left and a cane held firmly in his right hand. Often, at tribal events such as powwows, he’ll swing his cane overhead in celebration. But on this October afternoon, with wind sweeping across the stretch of southern Montana that’s home to the Crows, the cane simply supported the centenarian — Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow in English or High Bird, his traditional name, in Crow.
  • Our Forgotten Statesman (Happy Birthday, James Madison)

    03/16/2016 11:22:41 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 16 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 16 March 2016 | Walter Williams
    George Washington, our first president, is probably our greatest and most decent statesman. We celebrate Washington's Birthday each February. But March 16th marks the birthday of probably the second-most important and decent American, James Madison. Madison became our fourth president, but his presidency is not the chief source of his greatness. There would have been an entirely different America without Madison's enormous input and foresight at the contentious 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. There were 55 delegates to the convention. Like Madison, some had a formal college education, while others did not. From Madison's notes about the quality of the...
  • Zimbabweans mark Mugabe's 92nd birthday with celebrations

    02/27/2016 11:37:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 27, 2016 11:09 AM EST | Farai Mutsaka and Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi
    Calling Robert Mugabe "dear father," ''his royal highness," and "the Moses of Africa" members of Zimbabwe's ruling party reasserted their loyalty to the longtime leader at the celebration of his recent 92nd birthday. By bus, truck and on foot, thousands of Zimbabweans wearing the colors of the ruling ZANU-PF party made their way to the normally sleepy southeastern city of Masvingo to mark Mugabe's birthday. Mugabe, who has ruled since 1980, let 92 balloons into the air to start the festivities held at the historical Great Zimbabwe monument, about 25 kilometers (15 miles) from downtown Masvingo. During the televised event,...
  • Queen Elizabeth Calls Jesus Christ 'the King She Serves' in 90th Birthday Book

    02/25/2016 10:26:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/25/2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II reflects on Jesus' central role in her life in a new book ahead of her 90th birthday, calling Christ "the King she serves" in the title. "I have been -- and remain -- very grateful to you for your prayers and to God for his steadfast love," the British monarch writes in the foreword to The Servant Queen and the King She Serves, which is to be released in April. "I have indeed seen His faithfulness," she adds. Thousands of churches will reportedly be giving away copies of the book, which is being published by HOPE,...
  • Lincoln’s Birthday Reflections: His insights on liberty and tyranny still ring true today

    02/12/2016 11:59:28 PM PST · by iowamark · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 2.12.16 | Kevin Portteus
    Abraham Lincoln told an 1864 audience that "the world has never had a good definition of the word 'liberty.'" Different people can define liberty in different, even contradictory ways, so that both sides in a conflict can claim to the mantle of liberty. That was exactly the situation in the Civil War: Slaveholders defined liberty in such a way as to make themselves the guardians of liberty... The South's liberty was the liberty to hold other people as chattel slaves. What the slaveholders called liberty, the North quite rightly called tyranny; namely, the systematic deprivation of the natural rights of...
  • It's official. I'm old now.

    02/12/2016 7:15:02 AM PST · by gop4lyf · 104 replies
    me ^ | 02/12/16 | me
    As of 6:20 AM Central Time, I am now 40 years old. Should I ping SunkenCiv?
  • Warner Music Pays $14 Million to End 'Happy Birthday' Copyright Lawsuit (public domain)

    02/10/2016 3:08:30 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 14 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 09, 2016 | Eriq Gardner
    Sing the song, blow out the candles, eat the cake and unwrap the gifts. According to a court filing on Monday, music publisher Warner/Chappell will pay $14 million to end a lawsuit challenging its hold on the English language's most popular song, "Happy Birthday to You." Additionally, the settlement stipulates a proposed final judgment and order that would declare the song to be in the public domain. A memorandum in support of the settlement sings the praises of the deal as "truly, an historic result." U.S. District Judge George H. King will have to sign off on it. The revelation...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,Happy Birthday Rush,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,January 12,2016

    01/12/2016 8:46:19 AM PST · by Biggirl · 62 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | January 12,2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon,megaHappy65thBirthdayRushFromBiggirlAndFreeperRushThreadCommunitydittos And PING!
  • Audience wishes Ted Cruz a 'Happy Birthday' (Video)

    12/22/2015 3:04:47 PM PST · by Isara · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/22/15
    An excerpt of an event with Senator Ted Cruz in Nashville on Tuesday. Watch the video at the link.
  • The Freeper Canteen Salutes the U.S. Marine Corps on its 240th Birthday!

    11/09/2015 5:57:55 PM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 107 replies
    Serving the Best Troops and Veterans in the World! | 10 November 2015 | The Canteen Crew
    The FReeper Canteen Salutes theU.S. Marine CorpsOn Its 240th Birthday10 November 1775 ~ 10 November 2015 Semper Fidelis!(Always Faithful!) O ETERNAL FATHER, we commend to Thy protection and care the members of the Marine Corps. Guide and direct them in the defense of our country and in the maintenance of justice among nations. Protect them in the hour of danger. Grant that wherever they serve they may be loyal to their high traditions and that at all times they may put their trust in Thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Marine Corps Prayer by Bishop SherrillFormer Presiding Bishop...
  • Wish Jim a Happy Birthday

    11/04/2015 7:03:39 AM PST · by al baby · 7 replies
    Little Birdie Told Me | Jim's Birthday today !!! | Self
    Happy Birthday to our esteemed Host and founder of the best Conservative Forum ever
  • Vladimir Putin celebrates 63rd birthday by scoring 7 goals in hockey game [snip]

    10/08/2015 8:00:21 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 19 replies
    NYDN ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | AP
    [link] http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/vladimir-putin-celebrates-birthday-7-goal-hockey-game-article-1.2389507
  • All the 'Happy Birthday' song copyright claims are invalid, federal judge rules

    09/23/2015 10:56:35 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/22/15 | CHRISTINE MAI-DUC
    None of the companies that have collected royalties on the "Happy Birthday" song for the past 80 years held a valid copyright claim to one of the most popular songs in history, a federal judge in Los Angeles ruled on Tuesday. In a stunning reversal of decades of copyright claims, the judge ruled that Warner/Chappell never had the right to charge for the use of the "Happy Birthday To You" song. Warner had been enforcing a copyright since 1988, when it bought Birch Tree Group, the successor to Clayton F. Summy Co., which claimed the original disputed copyright. Judge George...
  • Happy 225th Birthday, Coast Guard!

    08/04/2015 11:21:10 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 4, 2015 | self
    Published on Aug 23, 2013 Freely downloadable at the Internet Archive, where I first uploaded it. "On overseas activities of the Coast Guard in World War II. Includes views of the amphibious invasions of Guadalcanal, North Africa, Anzio, Tarawa, Saipan, Luzon, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Normandy, and South France. Cutters shoot down an airplane, patrol a Persian port, deliver supplies and men to Greenland, release depth charges, and sink a German boat. Coast Guardsmen place buoys in a port, load supplies on B-24 plane, load wounded Marines aboard transports off Tarawa, and rescue sailors of ships sunk by Japanese suicide planes...
  • Sarah Palin On De Tocqueville's 210th Birthday

    08/02/2015 4:43:13 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 15 replies
    Facebook ^ | August 1, 2015 | Sarah Palin
    This past week was Alexis de Tocqueville’s 210th birthday. This brilliant Frenchman’s insight into our national character still rings true nearly two centuries after he wrote his famous book “Democracy in America.” Ever insightful and prophetic, Tocqueville understood the dangers of big government. He feared that over time big government would strangle the free will of citizens, diminishing our capacity to think and act for ourselves and reducing us to “a herd of timid and industrious animals of which the government is the shepherd.” But he offered solutions! "He hoped that those having read his prescient book would come to...
  • Something you never really hear from Planned Parenthood...

    07/21/2015 5:31:02 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    American Irony ^ | 7-21-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Peter Schickele turns 80 today

    07/17/2015 7:41:09 AM PDT · by Borges · 30 replies
    Best known for works like... The Abduction of Figaro Canine Cantata: "Wachet Arf!" (S. K9), Good King Kong Looked Out, the Trite Quintet (S. 6 of 1), "O Little Town of Hackensack", A Little Nightmare Music, The cantata 'Iphigenia in Brooklyn', The Art of The Ground Round (S. $1.19/lb.), Blaues Grasse (The Bluegrass Cantata), the dramatic oratorio Oedipus Tex, featuring the "O.K. Chorale".
  • WWII Fighter Plane Pilot Honored on Her 99th Birthday

    07/12/2015 9:29:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/12 | KATHRYN ROBINSON
    A World War II fighter pilot received an extra special present when vintage aircraft flew over Boeing Field, about five miles south of downtown Seattle, honoring Dorothy Olsen's 99th birthday, NBC Station KING reports. She was one of about 1,000 female pilots during the war and flew 22 different types of fighter planes from factories to U.S. Army Air Force bases from 1943 to 1945. After Olsen delivered the plane, male pilots would fly them overseas to combat destinations. Dorothy Olsen, left, watches the sky as vintage aircraft fly over Boeing Field, honoring her 99th birthday. "I've been lucky," Olsen...
  • Happy 90th Barbara Bush!

    06/08/2015 10:56:33 AM PDT · by Borges · 17 replies
    George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara are the first Presidential couple to live into their 90s at the same time.
  • Yankees legend Yogi Berra celebrates 90th birthday

    05/13/2015 8:43:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 05/13/2015 | BY ERIC BARROW
    Yogi Berra may not be uttering his famous “Yogi-isms” anymore, but the Yankee icon summed up this day best years ago when he said, “I want to thank you for making this day necessary.” Lawrence Peter Berra, best known as Yogi — or Yog by his close friends — celebrated his 90th birthday on Tuesday at the New Jersey museum that bears his name, surrounded by close family and such New York baseball luminaries as Joe Torre, Ralph Branca, Willie Randolph and Mickey Rivers, to name a few. And he even received a call from former mayor Rudy Giuliani wishing...
  • Happy birthday, John Williams, film composer, born February 8, 1932

    02/08/2015 12:49:37 PM PST · by EveningStar · 76 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | February 8, 2015
    Today marks the 83rd birthday of the great film composer John Williams, whose scores have garnered numerous wins and nominations for Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Grammy Awards. Wikipedia IMDb John Williiams Fan NetworkThe John Williams Collection
  • Happy Birthday, W.A. Mozart [January 27, 1756]

    01/27/2015 6:27:10 AM PST · by nwrep · 42 replies
    Youtube ^ | January 27, 2015 | nwrep
    The greatest musical genius in the history of the world was born 259 years ago today. Here is a silent toast to the magical music of Mozart. From Wikipedia: He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers, and his influence on subsequent Western art music is profound; Beethoven composed his own early works in the shadow of Mozart, and Joseph Haydn wrote that "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years."
  • Happy Birthday Elvis Presley

    01/08/2015 4:11:22 PM PST · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    Born January 8, 1935. Elvis would have been 80 today.
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM ROBINSON!

    11/03/2014 1:21:15 AM PST · by South40 · 289 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 03 NOV 2014 | South40
    Happy Birthday Jim! I can never forget as it is mine also. :-) I hope you have a great day.
  • PICTURE: BAE's Hawk T1 turns 40

    08/21/2014 12:38:29 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Flightglobal.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | JAMIE HUNTER
    Qinetiq has marked the 40th anniversary of the Hawker Siddeley (now BAE Systems) Hawk jet trainer's first flight by commissioning in-flight pictures of pre-production aircraft XX154 – which remains in use with the Empire Test Pilots’ School. Jamie Hunter/Qinetiq First flight of the T1-standard aircraft was conducted from Dunsfold, Surrey on 21 August 1974, with the trainer flown by test pilot Duncan Simpson OBE. Having subsequently served with experimental and research units, XX154 is now owned by Qinetiq and operated from the UK Ministry of Defence's Boscombe Down site in Wiltshire. It continues to be flown as a test pilot...
  • Phyllis Schlafly Turns 90 Today

    08/15/2014 10:49:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 15, 2014 | Jeff Lipkes
    Very few individuals who were not politicians or generals have had a major impact on American political history. Phyllis Schlafly is one of the exceptions. Twice. In 1964, she helped launch the grass-roots conservative movement that flourishes today, transformed by the internet, and in 1972 she inaugurated what came to be called “social conservatism.” More than any other individual, she was responsible for the nomination of Barry Goldwater, and thus, indirectly, Ronald Reagan. And virtually single-handedly, she defeated the so-called Equal Rights Amendment. Schlafly was born 90 years ago today in St. Louis, the daughter of John and Odile Stewart....
  • Remembering Milton Friedman on His 102nd Birthday

    08/08/2014 10:50:38 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Mackinac Center for Public Policy ^ | 8/6/2014 | Michael LaFaive
    Lovers of liberty are today recognizing the birthday of intellectual powerhouse and Nobel laureate Milton Friedman, who was born 102 years ago in Brooklyn, New York to immigrant parents. Friedman, who died in 2006, was my intellectual hero. As I have noted in previous blog posts, Friedman revolutionized the economic science while teaching it to the everyman. He is arguably the most influential economist of the 20th Century, perhaps (unfortunately) next to John Maynard Keynes. Friedman cut so many new paths it is difficult to sum up his contributions to economics and public policy in a book, let alone a...
  • ‘Not as young as he used to be': Alonzo Mourning joins ‘sign Obama’s birthday card’ team

    08/04/2014 2:00:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 8/4/14 | Twitchy staff
    Today is President Obama’s birthday, and among those who have been encouraging people to join their fundraising email list sign his birthday card is retired NBA player Alonzo Mourning....
  • She's Simply Happy to Be 100

    07/23/2014 5:29:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NewsOne ^ | Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 | Ming Xuan
    Her hearing isn't great, and her legs are weakening too. She doesn't have much appetite either, often finishing only a small portion of her meals. But you will never hear Madam Chua Sua Teh complaining about her age. Indeed, the 100-year-old woman can still play a mean game of Wii bowling. Despite the usual effects of ageing, Madam Chua is simply happy that she has hit the 100-year mark this year. She told The New Paper last Thursday in Teochew: "I don't worry myself with thoughts about death or illness, I simply live one day at a time, and make...
  • Google It! Find Out Who's Communist's, Terrorist's Birthday It is Today

    07/17/2014 9:28:15 PM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Google ^ | July 18, 2014 | Google
    Google has a penchant for honoring left wing ideologues, facilitators, criminals by including them in their Google Search icon, symbolic of the high regard they have for left wing, liberal scum. Today is no different. July 18, 1918 is the birthday of the man who became the symbol of the African National Congress, served in many positions within the organization.
  • Happy Birthday George W.

    07/06/2014 3:38:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Our nation, this generation, will lift the dark threat of violence from our people and our future. We will rally the world to this cause by our efforts, by our courage. We will not tire, we will not falter and we will not fail. - George W. Bush Sept. 20, 2001. Today is George W. Bush's 68th birthday. A man who, according to his father, "faced the greatest challenge of any president since Abraham Lincoln.” Happy Birthday, President George W. Bush. Great to visit the @GWBLibrary earlier this year! pic.twitter.com/6u3f12FF1T — Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) July 6, 2014 His presidency will...
  • Happy 74th birthday to Ringo ! ( Vanity )

    07/06/2014 5:10:53 PM PDT · by sushiman · 90 replies
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  • In Celebration of George W. Bush’s Birthday, Here Are 15 of His Classiest and Most Classic Moments

    07/06/2014 12:11:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 141 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | July 6, 2014 | Justen Charters
    George W. Bush’s 68th birthday is today. In honor of the 43rd President of the United States, here are fifteen of his most classic and classiest moments:
  • Kinks Ray Davies Is Turning ( Turns ) 70 . Why It Matters

    06/21/2014 1:53:53 PM PDT · by sushiman · 49 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 7/19/14 | Mike Boehm
    Saturday is Ray Davies' 70th birthday, but I'm not writing this as an offering or a note of congratulations.. Having bought 53 pieces of vinyl or CD plastic by the Kinks, both of his books, his two solo albums of new songs and 30-odd concert tickets, I think I've already thanked and celebrated him in the way he can most appreciate. I hope what I’ve paid him has given him a fraction of the enjoyment I’ve had in return.
  • Vladimir Putin Gave George H.W. Bush A Very Special Birthday Gift

    06/13/2014 4:21:19 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 58 replies
    <p>A helicopter jump might not have been the most special part of Former President George H.W. Bush's birthday on  Thursday.</p>
  • Justina Pelletier’s Friends Surprise Her With a 16th Birthday Party

    05/28/2014 7:15:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Justina Pelletier, the teen at the center of a legal battle between the Pelletier family and Boston Children’s Hospital over custody and proper medical treatment, received a surprise 16th birthday party from her friends over the weekend. The case is drawing national attention, as Boston Children’s Hospital filed a “medical child abuse” complaint against Justina’s parents last year, leading the state to take custody of her and hospitalize her for almost a year. justinapelletier18The tragic case has been dragging on for well over a year as pro-life groups have complained about how she has been denied education, religious services or...
  • Happy Sixth Birthday, Trig Paxson Van Palin!

    04/18/2014 3:57:38 AM PDT · by Ken H · 20 replies
    FR ^ | April 18, 2014 | Vanity
  • Doris Day on Turning 90: 'I've Had an Amazing Life!'

    04/03/2014 10:47:36 PM PDT · by iowamark · 19 replies
    ABC ^ | April 3, 2014 | LESLEY MESSER
    Believe it or not, Doris Day is now 90 years old. Looking back on nine decades, all she can do is appreciate all she has. "All I ever wanted in my life was to get married, have kids, keep house and cook, and even though I did all these things, I still ended up in Hollywood," she told Closer magazine. "It was a great trip. I've had an amazing life and wonderful times. And I'm happy!" Day, who lives a quiet life in California, told the magazine that aside from "little aches and pains," she has been "blessed with good...
  • 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang spotted

    03/24/2014 1:50:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 92 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2015
    But who gets to blow out the candles? What’s believed to be a lightly-camouflaged 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang has been spotted out on a test drive just a few weeks before its expected debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The GT-spec ‘Stang features several retro styling cues to mark the occasion, including a unique grille with a horizontal chrome bar and corral around the Mustang logo, what appear to be rear quarter window louvers hidden under a black panel, and forked-spoke wheels reminiscent of the ones seen on
  • Doris Day to Mark 90th Birthday With Auction to Benefit Animals

    03/12/2014 6:04:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Screen legend Doris Day is celebrating a landmark birthday with an auction to benefit her favorite cause: animals. A spokesman for Day said Tuesday the nonprofit Doris Day Animal Foundation will mark her 90th birthday in April with a bash in Carmel, Calif. A sold-out fundraising celebration at Day's Cypress Inn will include a doggie fashion show, adoption event and an April 4 tribute dinner for fans and friends.
  • Happy 90th birthday, 'Happy Birthday' - Alice Vincent delves into its surprisingly murky history

    03/05/2014 2:38:57 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Mar 4, 2014 | Alice Vincent
    Ninety years ago today, the song millions of people sing around a candlelit cake was published in a songbook. Although by 1924 the recognisable melody had been sung in American primary schools for nearly three decades, the publication was to trigger almost a century of legal wranglings which would result in Happy Birthday To You being one of the most lucrative songs of all time. Even though nobody knows who actually wrote Happy Birthday's lyrics, Warner Music contentiously owns the copyright to the song in its entirety. The media giant has therefore been earning millions from people celebrating their birthdays...
  • The Key To It All/ Lincoln's Birthday, 2014

    02/11/2014 2:10:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    An Italian exchange student once asked me what he should know in order to understand America. The best I could come up with on the spot was the U.S. Constitution, jazz and baseball. Later it would come to me that to study each of those only in the abstract, as just a rule book or a series of notes on a page, would be less than useful to someone trying to understand America. The notes would be there, but not the music. The rules of the game would be there, but not the spirit. That spirit cannot be appreciated...
  • NEW ShePAC video wishes Sarah Palin a Happy 50th Birthday!

    02/10/2014 7:06:30 PM PST · by Kolath · 7 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 2/10/2014 | Right Scoop
    Looks like Sarah Palin is turning 50 and there are many wishing here a Happy 50th Birthday in this new video by ShePAC:
  • Michelle Obama's 50th: 'Such a fun, fun party' (Parties past 3 a.m. w/ Beyoncé, McCartney, etc.)

    01/19/2014 5:25:01 PM PST · by kristinn · 34 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | Sunday, Janaury 19, 2014 | Katherine Skiba
    Beyonce and Stevie Wonder rocked the White House at a star-studded, late-night dance party celebrating first lady Michelle Obama's 50th birthday, two guests told the Tribune on Sunday. President Barack Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha joined family friends, elected officials, entertainers, athletes, business executives and big donors at the gala, which kicked off Saturday and lasted until the wee hours Sunday morning, the sources said. The event was closed to the press, and the White House did not release a guest list or any other details. But two guests spoke to the Tribune on condition of anonymity, describing a...
  • Happy Birthday MO! There's NO way to thank you for all you’ve done!

    01/19/2014 8:32:45 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-19-2014 | MOTUS
    Happy Birthday card from AARP: Best wishes and sincere thanks for all you’ve done for us! You’ve probably noticed: the photo embargo, backed by the full faith, credit and retaliatory power of the U.S. government, was in full force for Lady M’s big, historic, Fab Fifty bash last night. So it’s unlikely that you will see much of the actual party that you paid for. The photo-Gestapo gendarmes were out in full force. As of this morning they had confiscated “detained” over 350 cameras and smartphones that will be scanned for data by the NSA before and if they are...