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Happy Birthday, Pablo Picasso!

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Today would be the 133rd birthday of painter Pablo Picasso:

Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, also known as Pablo Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. As one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.

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Lost and Found (Open Thread)

fatberg062wayPoor children in the USA have lost a lot of lard:

The obesity rate among preschool-age children from poor families fell in 19 states and United States territories between 2008 and 2011, federal health officials said Tuesday — the first time a major government report has shown a consistent pattern of decline for low-income children after decades of rising rates.

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A Musical Interlude for a Monday Morning (Open Thread)

If you want to be happy living a king’s life,

Never make a pretty woman your wife.

If you want to be happy living a king’s life,

Never make a pretty woman your wife.

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Happy Father’s Day! (Open Thread)

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Today is Father’s Day:

[I]n 1909. Sonora Smart Dodd, a young person in Spokane, Washington, was listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in church. Sonora’s mother had died in childbirth, and her father, Henry Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran and farmer, was raising Sonora and her five siblings as a single parent. Sonora decided, then and there, to celebrate a special day to honor her father. Continue reading

Flag Day 2013: Long May She Wave (Open Thread)

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Today is Flag Day.  Are you flying your flag?

In 1885, Bernard J. Cigrand, a 19-year old Waubeka, Wisconsin teacher, proposed the idea of Flag Day “to inspire not only his students but also all Americans in the real meaning and majesty of our flag.” Cigrand wrote hundreds of articles advocating to celebrate the day on June 14, the day the U.S originally adopted its national flag. Continue reading

Ain’t Misbehavin? (Open Thread)

© Miri WTPOTUS June 3, 2013

Christie-Lautenberg-and-Menendez (2) - CopyGovernor Chris Christie has the power to appoint someone to serve out the remainder of the term of the late Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, who died on June 3, 2013, of pneumonia, at the age of 89.  May he rest in peace.

Governor Christie, allegedly a Republican, is amazingly popular with Democrat Barack Hussein Obama II.  Why, they’re carrying on a regular bromance, according to Rush Limbaugh.  Now we learn that progressives are literally throwing money at Christie.

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Obama Outsources NASA (Open Thread)

© Miri WTPOTUS July 30, 2012

While the Democrats and the Obama campaign falsely accuse Mitt Romney of outsourcing jobs while at Bain Capital, they seem to forget all about Obama’s largest outsourcing accomplishment:  The U. S. space program. 
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