Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Good News for Congress

While only 9% of Americans have a favorable opinion of Congress, according to Public Policy Polling, Congress did manage to beat out telemarketers, John Edwards, the Kardashians, lobbyists, North Korea, the ebola virus, Lindsay Lohan, Fidel Castro, playground bullies, meth labs, communism, and gonorrhea.

Bravo elected officials

January 9, 1959 -
It was the first crack of the whip and those doggie kept rolling when Rawhide premiered on CBS-TV on this date.

Your memory is probably playing tricks on you, Clint Eastwood was strictly a supporting player on the show, and not the star.

January 9, 1968 -
It Takes A Thief, starring Robert Wagner, premiered on ABC-TV on this date.

In the first season, Alexander Mundy was a cat burglar hired by American spy agency: The SIA. In the second season, he became a freelance operative.

Today in History:
January 9, 1768 -
The first modern circus opened in London. English cavalry sergeant Philip Astley staged the first modern circus, performing elaborate feats on the backs of horses racing around a ring.

And people paid good money to smell horse manure in a theatre.

January 9, 1913 -
Whether we shape the future in the image of our hopes, is ours to determine by our actions and our choices.

Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, was born on this date.

Also born on this date -
January 9, 1913 (or 1911) -
Sing out Louise!!!

Rose Louise Hovick, actress, ecdysiast and writer, was born on this date.

January 9, 1915 -
When a person has an accent, it means he can speak one more language than you.

Fernando Álvaro Lamas y de Santos, actor and director, was born on this date.

January 9, 1981 -
Jesus saves and (insert your favorite sports figure here.)

Hockey Hall of Famer, Phil Esposito, said he would call it quits as a hockey player after the New York Rangers-Buffalo Sabres hockey game. It was a game that seemed like it might never end - both teams skated to a 3-3 tie. Esposito quit the New York Rangers and went on to become General Manager and coach of the Rangers. Phil Esposito played for the Boston Bruins when he won the Hart Memorial Trophy for Most Valuable Player in the NHL in 1969 and 1974 and helped lead the Bruins to two Stanley Cup Championships in 1970 and 1972 .

And so it goes.

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