On This, The Occasion Of My 52nd Birth Anniversary…

I have decided to dedicate this date to my dearly departed mother, Leona Georgia Daley, who was far more committed to my entrance into this world than I.

Thanks, mom. You were the best!

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Furthermore, I would like to mention that I am what astrologers call an “Aquarian” – or one who is born under the sign of the Zodiac known as Aquarius – and while I don’t espouse the beliefs of those who consider people to be predictable in any psychological, emotional, or spiritual respect based upon the time of the year in which they were born, I thought it might be fun to look up some of the more noteworthy people throughout history who’ve shared my distinction in this regard.

And so I have.

FAMOUS AQUARIANS:
King Charles V – January 21, 1338
King Henry VII – January 28, 1457
Queen Mary I – February 18, 1516
Francis Drake – January 27, 1540
Walter Raleigh – January 22, 1552
Benjamin Tallmadge – February 11, 1754
Francis Bacon – January 22, 1561
Galileo Galilei – February 15, 1564
William Kidd – January 22, 1645
Cotton Mather – February 12, 1663
King Louis XV – February 15, 1710
Frederick The Great – January 24, 1712
Thomas Paine – January 29, 1736
John Hancock – January 23, 1737
Ethan Allen – January 21, 1738
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – January 27, 1756
Aaron Burr – February 6, 1756
Robert Burns – January 25, 1759
William Henry Harrison – February 9, 1773
Lord Byron – January 22, 1788
Franz Schubert – January 31, 1797
John Deere – February 7, 1804
Abraham Lincoln – February 12, 1809
Charles Darwin – February 12, 1809
Charles Dickens – February 7, 1812
John Fremont – January 21, 1813
Frederick Douglass – February 14, 1818
Harriet Tubman – January 29, 1820
William Tecumseh Sherman – February 8, 1820
Susan B. Anthony – February 15, 1820
Stonewall Jackson – January 21, 1824
Jules Verne – February 8, 1828
Edouard Manet – January 23, 1832
Lewis Carroll – January 27, 1832
J. E. B. Stuart – February 6, 1833
William McKinley – January 29, 1843
Thomas Edison – February 11, 1847
Belle Starr – February 5, 1848
John Browning – January 23, 1855
Anton Chekhov – January 29, 1860
Robert Ford – January 31, 1862
Laura Ingalls Wilder – February 7, 1867
Zane Grey – January 31, 1872
John D. Rockefeller Jr. – January 29, 1874
Gertrude Stein – February 3, 1874
Ernest Shackleton – February 15, 1874
D.W. Griffith – January 22, 1875
Douglas MacArthur – January 26, 1880
Alfred Adler – February 7, 1880
Virginia Woolf – January 25, 1882
Franklin Delano Roosevelt – January 30, 1882
James Joyce – February 2, 1882
John Barrymore – February 15, 1882
Sinclair Lewis – February 7, 1885
Frank Nitti – January 27, 1886
Frank Costello – January 26, 1891
Jimmy Durante – February 10, 1893
Omar Bradley – February 12, 1893
John Ford – February 1, 1894
Norman Rockwell – February 3, 1894
Jack Benny – February 14, 1894
George Halas – February 2, 1895
Babe Ruth – February 6, 1895
George Burns – January 20, 1896
Enzo Ferrari – February 18, 1898
Clark Gable – February 1, 1901
Langston Hughes – February 1, 1902
Charles Lindbergh – February 4, 1902
Prettyboy Floyd – February 3, 1904
Ayn Rand – February 2, 1905
Aristotle Onassis – January 20, 1906
James Michener – February 3, 1907
Max Baer – February 11, 1909
William Shockley – February 13, 1910
Ronald Reagan – February 6, 1911
Jackson Pollock – January 28, 1912
Rosa Parks – February 4, 1913
Mary Leakey – February 6, 1913
Woody Hayes – February 14, 1913
William Burroughs – February 5, 1914
Gypsy Rose Lee – February 9, 1914
Ernest Borgnine – January 24, 1917
Zsa Zsa Gabor – February 6, 1917
Oral Roberts – January 24, 1918
Joey Bishop – February 3, 1918
Jackie Robinson – January 31, 1919
Red Buttons – February 5, 1919
Tennessee Ernie Ford – February 13, 1919
Federico Fellini – January 20, 1920
Hal Moore – February 13, 1922
Chuck Yeager – February 13, 1923
Paul Newman – January 26, 1925
Joe Garagiola – February 12, 1926
Meyer Guggenheim – February 1, 1828
Jerry Goldsmith – February 10, 1929
Buzz Aldrin – January 20, 1930
Ernie Banks – January 31, 1931
James Dean – February 8, 1931
Hank Aaron – February 5, 1934
Bill Russell – February 12, 1934
Bob Uecker – January 26, 1935
Burt Reynolds – February 11, 1936
Jim Brown – February 17, 1936
Boris Spassky – January 30, 1937
Ray Stevens – January 24, 1939
Ray Manzarek – February 12, 1939
Jack Nicklaus – January 21, 1940
Fran Tarkenton – February 3, 1940
George Romero – February 4, 1940
Tom Brokaw – February 6, 1940
Ted Koppel – February 8, 1940
Dick Cheney – January 30, 1941
Steve Wynn – January 27, 1942
Terry Jones – February 1, 1942
Roger Staubach – February 5, 1942
Carole King – February 9, 1942
Michael Mann – February 5, 1943
Joe Pesci – February 9, 1943
Jerry Springer – February 13, 1944
Tom Selleck – January 29, 1945
Bob Griese – February 3, 1945
David Lynch – January 20, 1946
Warren Zevon – January 24, 1947
Nolan Ryan – January 31, 1947
Farrah Fawcett – February 2, 1947
Dave Davies – February 3, 1947
Mikhail Baryshnikov – January 27, 1948
Alice Cooper – February 4, 1948
Steve Perry – January 22, 1949
John Belushi – January 24, 1949
Gary Ridgway – February 18, 1949
Mark Spitz – February 10, 1950
John Hughes – February 18, 1950
Phil Collins – January 30, 1951
Carter Ham – February 16, 1952
Paul Allen – January 21, 1953
Oprah Winfrey – January 29, 1954
Matt Groening – February 15, 1954
John Travolta – February 18, 1954
Eddie Van Halen – January 26, 1955
John Roberts – January 27, 1955
John Grisham – February 8, 1955
Greg Norman – February 10, 1955
Ellen DeGeneres – January 26, 1958
Lawrence Taylor – February 4, 1959
John McEnroe – February 16, 1959
Jim Kelly – February 14, 1960
Wayne Gretzky – January 26, 1961
Garth Brooks – February 7, 1962
Hakeem Olajuwon – January 21, 1963
Travis Tritt – February 9, 1963
Michael Jordan – February 17, 1963
Glenn Beck – February 10, 1964
Sarah Palin – February 11, 1964
Mary Lou Retton – January 24, 1968
Andrew Breitbart – February 1, 1969
Jennifer Aniston – February 11, 1969
Alonzo Mourning – February 8, 1970
Michael C. Hall – February 1, 1971
Jerome Bettis – February 16, 1972
Oscar De La Hoya – February 4, 1973
Christian Bale – January 30, 1974
Elizabeth Banks – February 10, 1974
Charlie Day – February 9, 1976
Elijah Wood – January 28, 1981
Robert Griffin III – February 12, 1990

Holy crap! Now, those are some pretty impressive individuals right there. I’ll tell you what, even though I’ve never believed in astrology, I have to admit that some of the folks listed above do remind me of… well… me!

Anyway, I’m just happy to have made it this far without being stuffed into a box and buried beneath the cold, silent ground, and if God hasn’t decided to block my text messages entirely, I just might last another decade or two above it.

This is your birthday boy saying: may peace and prosperity follow you to the grave and beyond.

Later, peeps.

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Pro-ObamaCare Group Holds Rally On Barack’s Birthday – One Person Shows Up

OFA Attracts One Person For ObamaCare Event – Big Government

Organizing for America, the advocacy off-shoot of Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, has declared August as a month of “action.” It is taking a page from the Tea Party playbook and trying to show grass-roots support for Obama’s agenda. Its first event on Sunday, Barack Obama’s birthday, was to promote the benefits of ObamaCare. In Northern Virginia, a base of support for Obama, it attracted one volunteer. One.

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From Politico:

The Centreville event’s lone attendee, Lynn Duvall of Fairfax, Va., told POLITICO that it was her family’s own medical burdens that fueled her passion for Obamacare. Duvall’s son Logan has Crohn’s disease and under the law’s provisions can stay on her health plan until he turns 26, next January. Then he’ll be able to get coverage in the health exchange, despite his pre-existing condition.

I have a very good friend with Crohn’s disease. That didn’t stop her from founding a very successful software company. That said, I don’t want this to be about the specific situation of Lynn Duvall. This story is about OFA’s failure.

OFA is trying to translate Obama supporters of his reelection into an advocacy network for his agenda. The challenge, though, is that there is less support for Obama’s policies than for him as a politician. That it could only attract one volunteer in Centreville, VA, which is full of federal workers, is evidence of the vast disconnect between Obama’s policies and the general public.

Click HERE For Rest Of Story

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Record 40 States Honor Reagan Birthday; 8 Democratic Guvs Balk

Record 40 States Honor Reagan Birthday; 8 Democratic Guvs Balk – Washington Examiner

Ronald Reagan can count 40 states that still remember the Gipper fondly.

On his 102nd birthday Wednesday, 40 states – a record – have proclaimed February 6 “Ronald Reagan Day.” Eight Democratic governors have refused to recognize Reagan Day and two others are on the fence.

The Reagan honor is also a tribute to Grover Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform. He also heads the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project which asks the nation’s governors to set the day aside for Reagan.

“Ronald Reagan led America forward to defeat the threats to our prosperity of high taxes, inflation, and recession at home and a surging Soviet Empire abroad. He left America stronger, freer, and safer than the day he became President,” said Norquist, whose project also encourages the naming of roads, buildings and landmarks after Reagan.

Here is the Reagan Legacy Project’s list of those backing–and rejecting–Reagan Day:

Alabama – Robert Bentley (R)

Alaska – Sean Parnell (R)

Arizona – Janice Brewer (R)

California – Jerry Brown (D)

Colorado – John Hickenlooper (D)

Florida – Rick Scott (R)

Georgia – Nathan Deal (R)

Idaho – Butch Otter (R)

Illinois – Pat Quinn (D)

Indiana – Mike Pence (R)

Iowa – Terry Branstad (R)

Kansas – Sam Brownback (R)

Louisiana – Bobby Jindal (R)

Maine – Paul LePage (R)

Maryland – Martin O’Malley (D)

Michigan – Rick Snyder (R)

Mississippi – Phil Bryant (R)

Missouri – Jay Nixon (D)

Montana – Steve Bullock (D)

Nebraska – Dave Heineman (R)

Nevada – Brian Sandoval (R)

New Hampshire – Maggie Hassan (D)

New Jersey – Chris Christie (R)

New Mexico – Susana Martinez (R)

New York – Andrew Cuomo (D)

North Carolina – Pat McCrory (R)

North Dakota – Jack Dalrymple (R)

Ohio – John Kasich (R)

Oklahoma – Mary Fallin (R)

Pennsylvania – Tom Corbett (R)

Rhode Island – Lincoln Chafee (I)

South Carolina – Nikki Haley (R)

South Dakota – Dennis Daugaard (R)

Tennessee – Bill Haslam (R)

Texas – Rick Perry (R)

Utah – Gary Herbert (R)

Virginia – Bob McDonnell (R)

West Virginia – Earl Ray Tomblin (D)

Wisconsin – Scott Walker (R)

Wyoming – Matt Mead (R)

The eight governors who have refused to issue a proclamation declaring Ronald Reagan Day in their states:

Arkansas – Mike Beebe (D)

Delaware – Jack Markell (D)

Hawaii – Neil Abercrombie (D)

Kentucky – Steve Beshear (D)

Massachusetts – Deval Patrick (D)

Minnesota – Mark Dayton (D)

Oregon – John Kitzhaber (D)

Vermont – Peter Shumlin (D)

The two governors who have not yet decided whether or not to issue a proclamation declaring Ronald Reagan Day in their states:

Connecticut – Dannel Malloy (D)

Washington – Jay Inslee (D)

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President’sDay?

April 30: George Washington becomes the first ...

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No,not to me, like Alesiter I still call this holiday George Washington’s Birthday!

The Heritage Foundation would like to have a word with you…

It’s Washington’s Birthday, Not Presidents Day

February 22 is the birthday of George Washington — the man who, more than any other, made possible our republican form of government.

The third Monday in February has come to be known, wrongly, as President’s Day. America’s political leaders should take this occasion to remember Washington’s deeds, recollect his advice, and again call the holiday celebrating him by its legal name: Washington’s Birthday.

No better friend, no worse enemy!

May God bless the United States Marines! Happy Birthday to the USMC!

235 years ago today, the United States Marine Corps was born in a tavern in Philadelphia, PA. Each year, on November 10th, Marines all over the world celebrate the birth of the Corps. Marines and their wives go to balls, with a formal cake-cutting ceremony and a solemn reading of Gen. John A. Lejeune’s birthday message, summarizing the history, mission, and traditions of the Corps. The country is reminded of the valor, the pride, the honor, of being a United States Marine. The Corps values of honor, courage, and commitment still remain strong today, and Marines deployed all over the world uphold those values as they fight to defend our freedoms.

235 years later, Marines remain faithful. When Semper Fidelis was adopted as the motto of the Marine Corps, it was taken to heart. From Marines who remain fanatically devoted to their country, to the Corps, and to their fellow Marines, to the wives who stand devoted by their husbands’ sides through war and peace, we remain steadfastly faithful through the good and the bad, the easy times and the times when you feel like you can no longer go on.

As a Marine Corps wife, Semper Fidelis is my vow, too. It is my duty and my honor to stand beside him, to be always faithful not only to my husband but to the values of the Marine Corps as well. It takes honor to be a Marine Corps wife. It takes courage and commitment, especially when your husband is fighting halfway around the world and you don’t know if he’ll be coming back or not. It takes a special kind of woman to be the wife of a Marine. When you marry a Marine, you aren’t just marrying the man. You’re marrying the Marine Corps as well, and Semper Fidelis applies to the women left behind as well as the men who don the uniform.

Read it all, Cassy is the proud wife of a Marine, she knows of what she speaks!