QUOTES OF THE DAY
Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it most always like it least.- Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield
From Letters (January 29, 1748)
Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments giver lustre, and many more people see than weigh- Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield
From Letters (May 8, 1750)
ON THIS DAY
On September 8, 1935, Huey P. Long, the flamboyant United States Senator from Louisiana and former governor of the state, was assassinated. He was shot and mortally wounded at the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge. He died two days later at the age of 42. Long, nicknamed “The Kingfish” after a character on the Amos ‘n’ Andy radio program, was a provocative politician and a populist. His motto was "Every man a king, but no one wears a crown." Nominally a Democrat, he disagreed with Franklin D. Roosevelt’s approach to the problems of the Great Depression. In 1934, he founded a radical political movement called the Share Our Wealth Society.
Huey Long was a charismatic man and some accused him of being a demagogue. He was known for his speeches and his rhetoric. To listen to him speak, click on the following link.
RIDDLE ME THIS
Why was the stadium so cool?
Answer : Because there were thousands of fans.
The Blue Jays won again yesterday. They defeated the Texas Rangers by a score of 8-5 in the second game of their series at the dome in Toronto. Starting pitcher Shaun Marcum earned his twelfth win of the season. The crowd at the dome was the second smallest this year.