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It's Come to This:

On This Date

November 13th:

1789 - Ben Franklin wrote 'In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes'.

1974 -  Karen Silkwood  was killed in a car crash under suspicious circumstances  

1982 - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, containing the names of more than 13,000 Marines who lost their lives in Vietnam, was dedicated in Washington, DC

1995 - A bomb in a minivan at a US training center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, killed 5 Americans and injured 60; President Bubba Clinton's response was to send an FBI anti-terrorism team to "investigate"
1999 -  Bubba Clinton agrees to pay Paula Jones $850,000 to drop her sexual harassment lawsuit (Bubba did not apologize or admit guilt)  Paula Jones vs Bubba

Veterans' Day 2013

It is theVETERAN,
  not the preacher,
    who has given us freedom of religion.

It is theVETERAN,
  not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the VETERAN,
  not the poet,
    who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the VETERAN,
  not the campus organizer,
    who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is theVETERAN,
  not the lawyer,
    who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is theVETERAN,
  not the politician,
    who has given us the right to vote.

Presidential Priorities

No worries!  Obama golfs 150th round as a real superstorm devastates the Philippines ....  and Obamacare devastates the American people!
Obama plays 150 rounds of golf
President Obama’s approval ratings may be stuck in a sand trap, but that has not deterred him from sticking to his weekly round of golf. After teeing off on Saturday at the private course in Florida where the film “Caddy Shack” was filmed, Mr. Obama hit the milestone number of 150 golf rounds in less than five years in the White House. 

Mr. Obama wasn’t much of a duffer before he ran for president. His regularity on the green started on April 26, 2009. He played 27 times that first year in office, seven of which were during his vacations on Martha’s Vineyard and Hawaii.

During his second year as president, Mr. Obama played a little more — 30 rounds. He included a woman for only the second time when Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius joined on Oct. 10, 2010.  Perhaps time on the links gave them time…

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