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Quote for Today February 24th

Quote for Today February 24th

on February 24, 2015, 6:08 AM / in People

“As far as your personal goals are and what you actually want to do with your life, it should never have to do with the government. You should never depend on the government for your retirement, your financial security, for anything. If you do, you’re screwed.” Drew Carey Drew Allison Carey (born May 23, 1958) is an American actor, comedian, […]

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#FFLFL Freaky Fridays Letter From Leaders: Tn Sen Gardenhire How does your condescension garden grow?

#FFLFL Freaky Fridays Letter From Leaders: Tn Sen Gardenhire How does your condescension garden grow?

on February 14, 2015, 9:24 AM / in People, State News

Senator Gardenhire quite contrary How does your condescension garden grow? With hastily written emails and  corrected misspells And haughty ne’er do well legislators all in tow! Freaky Fridays Letters From Leaders is a new edition on the Sentinel that will focus on the letters citizens recieve from their elite and disconnected legislators. Their disconnect from the average American can be […]

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Quote for Today: February 9th

Quote for Today: February 9th

on February 9, 2015, 5:30 AM / in People

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.  Winston Churchill Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also an […]

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Quote for Today: February 8th

Quote for Today: February 8th

on February 8, 2015, 5:37 AM / in People

When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat. Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan was an American actor and politician. He was the 40th President of the United States (1981–89), and served as the 33rd Governor of California (1967–75) before his presidency. Born and raised in small towns in Illinois, Reagan graduated from Eureka College and then […]

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Ben Carson: Don’t underestimate me

Ben Carson: Don’t underestimate me

on February 3, 2015, 10:01 AM / in National News, People

By Jonathan Easley  /  The Hill Ben Carson wants to be the conservative insurgent in the 2016 GOP presidential primary. A retired African-American pediatric neurosurgeon, Carson skyrocketed to fame after lambasting President Obama and the healthcare law at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast. The political neophyte now has a likely campaign manager and finance director, a leadership PAC that has […]

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Happy Anniversary Ron and Carol Paul

Happy Anniversary Ron and Carol Paul

on February 2, 2015, 6:41 AM / in National News, People

For Ron Paul fans, yesterday was Ron and Carol’s 58th wedding anniversary. We thought now might be a nice time to share a little bit of their wedding story, from the words of Carol Paul. “I actually came into the picture about 1952 when Ron was my escort to my 16th birthday party. Don’t tell anyone – but I asked him… actually […]

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Happy Birthday January 30th

Happy Birthday January 30th

on January 30, 2015, 5:30 AM / in People

58 BC – Livia, Roman wife of Augustus (d. 29) She, after her formal adoption into the Julian family in AD 14 also known as Julia Augusta, was the wife of the Roman emperor Augustus throughout his reign, as well as his adviser. She was the mother of the emperor Tiberius, paternal grandmother of the emperor Claudius, paternal great-grandmother of […]

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Why I loved Ann Margret Smith!

Why I loved Ann Margret Smith!

on January 25, 2015, 8:50 AM / in History, People

Special Thanks to Basil for reminding us of this story! Richard, (my husband), never really talked a lot about his time in Viet Nam other than he had been shot by a sniper. However, he had a rather grainy, 8 x 10 black & white photo he had taken at a USO show of Ann Margaret with Bob Hope in […]

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Quote for Today January 23rd

on January 23, 2015, 6:18 AM / in People

You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. Desmond Tutu He is a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. He was the first black Archbishop of Cape Town and bishop of the Church of the Province […]

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Happy Birthday January 23rd

Happy Birthday January 23rd

on January 23, 2015, 5:30 AM / in People

1737 – John Hancock, American politician, 1st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1793). He was a merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is remembered for his large and stylish signature on the United States Declaration of […]

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Quote for Today January 22nd

Quote for Today January 22nd

on January 22, 2015, 7:04 AM / in People

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. Walt Disney Walt Disney was an American business magnate, cartoonist, and filmmaker. As a prominent figure within the American animation industry and throughout the world, he is regarded as a cultural icon, known for his influence and contributions […]

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Happy Birthday, January 21st

Happy Birthday, January 21st

on January 21, 2015, 5:30 AM / in People

1738,  Ethan Allen, American military leader (d. 1789) 1824,  Stonewall Jackson, American general (d. 1863) 1868, Felix Hoffmann (January 21, 1868 – February 8, 1946) was a German chemist, credited for the first synthesized medically useful forms of heroin and aspirin, while he was employed as a chemist at BayerAG. 1905,  Christian Dior, French fashion designer, founded Christian Dior S.A. […]

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Happy Birthday, January 20th

Happy Birthday, January 20th

on January 20, 2015, 5:30 AM / in People

1732,  Richard Henry Lee, American politician (d. 1794) He was an American statesman from Virginia best known for the motion in the Second Continental Congress calling for the colonies’ independence from Great Britain. He was a signatory to the Articles of Confederation and his famous resolution of June 1776 led to the United States Declaration of Independence, which Lee signed. […]

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Happy Birthday January 19th

Happy Birthday January 19th

on January 19, 2015, 5:30 AM / in People

1807 – Robert E. Lee, American general (d. 1870). He was an American career military officer who is best known for having commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War. The son of Revolutionary War officer Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee III and a top graduate of the United States Military Academy, Robert E. Lee distinguished […]

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Food for thought

Food for thought

on January 17, 2015, 7:05 AM / in People

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep…you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace…you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy. If you woke up this morning with more […]

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Today’s Quote January 17th

Today’s Quote January 17th

on January 17, 2015, 6:06 AM / in Bedtime Stories, People

A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart. Jonathan Swift Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. He is remembered for works such as Gulliver’s Travels, […]

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Happy Birthday January 15th

Happy Birthday January 15th

on January 15, 2015, 5:30 AM / in People

Barbara Jean “Barbie” Blank (born January 15, 1987) is an American model, professional wrestler, and professional wrestling valet, better known by her ring name Kelly Kelly. She is best known for her time with WWE. Drew Christopher Brees (born January 15, 1979) is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played college […]

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Quote for Today January 14th

Quote for Today January 14th

on January 14, 2015, 5:30 AM / in Bedtime Stories, People

“God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars” Elbert Hubbard Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. Raised in Hudson, Illinois, he met early success as a traveling salesman with the Larkin soap company. Today Hubbard is mostly known as the founder of […]

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Happy Birthday January 13th

Happy Birthday January 13th

on January 13, 2015, 5:30 AM / in People

1990 – Liam Hemsworth, Australian actor 1977 – Orlando Bloom, English actor 1966 – Patrick Dempsey, American actor and race car driver 1962 – Trace Adkins, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor 1961 – Julia Louis-Dreyfus, American actress and producer 1989 – Beau Mirchoff, American-Canadian actor 1931 – Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor and director (d. 2007) 1943 – Richard Moll, […]

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Taylor Caldwell

Taylor Caldwell

on January 13, 2015, 5:30 AM / in People

Many people in the English-speaking world from the Baby Boomer or earlier generations remember Taylor Caldwell as the author of numerous outstanding novels, among them A Pillar of Iron, Dear and Glorious Physician, and The Captains and the Kings. Even many who never read her fascinating published works may also recall the latter historical novel, since it was made into […]

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