Good Morning . . .
The face of a child can say it all, especially the mouth part of the face.
'Tis the season . . . I'd like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Festivus (for you Seinfeld fans) or whatever else you may celebrate during this time!
FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS, December 18th
1980 - Christina Aguilera (singer)
1978 - Katie Holmes (actress)
1970 - Earl "DMX" Simmons (rap artist)
1970 - Rob Van Dam (wrestler)
1964 - "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (wrestler)
1963 - Brad Pitt (actor)
1954 - Ray Liotta (actor)
1950 - Leonard Maltin (movie and film columnist)
1946 - Steven Spielberg (director)
1943 - Keith Richards (musician)
1917 - Ossie Davis (writer, actor)
1916 - Betty Grable (actress)
1916 - Douglas Fraser (american labor leader)
1886 - Ty Cobb (baseball)
Government in Action
The City Council of Greenleaf, Idaho, passed an ordinance in November to require nearly all residents to keep a gun at home in case the town becomes overrun by people relocating after Gulf Coast storms. Also in November, a report from the Missouri House's Special Committee on Immigration Reform blamed much of their state's acquiescence to illegal immigration on the fact that since Roe v. Wade in 1973, 80,000 potential Missourians have been aborted, thus helping to create job vacancies for aliens.
At the county jail in Dubuque, Iowa, in November, Michael Kelley Jr., 29 and accused of attempted murder, was swapping stories with inmate Jamie Brimeyer, 34, when he asked about Brimeyer's facial scar. As Brimeyer described being stabbed in the cheek by an unknown assailant in 2005, Kelley realized that he was the one who had stabbed him and recalled the incident so well that he corrected some of Brimeyer's recollections. Brimeyer later reported Kelley, who is now also charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.
As a reminder, my reason for sending this is to help keep communication lines open between friends while hopefully adding a bit of levity to the day. Back issues are available in the Deep Thoughts section of my website. Have a great week!
*Weird News is borrowed from Chuck Shepherd's "News of the Weird", available at www.newsoftheweird.com)
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