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Cross posted at the Motley Moose

Happy Tuesday, Troopers!  Just another day in the neighborhood, with Alabama congresscritters proposing bills that would basically make government illegal, NRA jerks heckling the father of one of the Newtown victims, the Boy Scouts maybe allowing gays, immigration reform becoming a bit more possible… Oh, and I say Lincoln is better than Silver Linings Playbook, Les Miz, or Argo (of all the whatchamacallit nominees I've seen so far).

My nosiness remains boundless: What is your favorite music to clean house to? Nuts and chews or soft centers (candy, you fool)? Is cooked fruit OK? Are sweet ingredients (like fruit) OK in savory dishes? When you were little did you prefer to play indoors or outdoors? How about now?

Excerpts from the Twitter Stream of (un)Consciousness:

This still hasn't been resolved as of my bedtime: What does Rep. Jack Kimble (Imaginary R, CA) want with Daily KOS?: A burning local Los Angeles issue that I am completely on board with:

On This Day

In 1834, President Andrew Jackson ordered the first use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute.

In 1845, Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven" was first published, in the New York Evening Mirror.

In 1861, Kansas was admitted as the 34th state.

In 1900, the American League, consisting of eight baseball teams, was organized in Philadelphia.

In 1995, the San Francisco 49ers became the first team to win five Super Bowl titles when they beat the San Diego Chargers 49-26 in Super Bowl XXIX. (also: Go Niners!!!)

In 1998, bomb exploded at an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Ala., killing an off-duty policeman and severely wounding a nurse. The bomber, Eric Rudolph, was captured in May 2003 and is serving a life sentence. Unfortunately he is idolized by the “right to life” crowd.

In 2006, ABC "World News Tonight" co-anchor Bob Woodruff and a cameraman were seriously injured in a roadside bombing in Iraq.

In 2009, the Illinois Senate voted to remove Governor Rod Blagojevich from office.

In 2010, abortion opponent Scott Roeder was convicted of murder by a jury in Wichita, Kan., in the shooting death of Dr. George Tiller, one of the only doctors to offer late-term abortions in the U.S.

Born on This Day

1737 – Thomas Paine, English-born American patriot (d. 1809)

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1801 – Horatia Nelson, daughter of Emma Hamilton and Horatio Nelson (d. 1881)

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1843 – William McKinley, American politician, 25th President of the United States (d. 1901)

1860 – Anton Chekhov, Russian writer (d. 1904)

1866 – Julio Peris Brell, Spanish painter (d. 1944)

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1867 – Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Spanish writer (d. 1928)

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1874 – John D. Rockefeller Jr., American entrepreneur (d. 1960)

1880 – W. C. Fields, American actor (d. 1946)

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1905 – Barnett Newman, American painter (d. 1970)

1910 – Colin Middleton, Irish artist (d. 1983)

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1913 – Victor Mature, American actor (d. 1999)

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1915 – Bill Peet, American children's book illustrator (d.2002)

1918 – John Forsythe, American actor (d. 2010)

1936 – James Jamerson, American bass guitarist (The Funk Brothers) (d. 1983)

1939 – Germaine Greer, Australian writer

1942 – Claudine Longet, French singer and dancer (also murderer)

1944 – Katharine Ross, American actress

1944 – Andrew Loog Oldham, English rock and roll producer

1945 – Tom Selleck, American actor, screenwriter, film producer, NRA member

1946 – Bettye Lavette, American soul singer-songwriter

1947 – David Byron, English singer (Uriah Heep and Spice) (d. 1985)

1952 – Tommy Ramone, Hungarian-born musician and record producer (The Ramones) (I'd like to dedicate this song to Congress)

1953 – Peter Baumann, German musician (Tangerine Dream)

1953 – Louie Pérez, American songwriter, percussionist and guitarist (Los Lobos and Latin Playboys) This is the song that always makes me want to dance:

1954 – Richard Manitoba, American singer (The Dictators and MC5)

1960 – Greg Louganis, American diver

1970 – Paul Ryan, American politician, failed VP candidate, maker of unworkable budgets

1975 – Sara Gilbert, American actress

1976 – Chris Castle, American singer-songwriter

1982 – Adam Lambert, American actor and singer

Died on This Day

1763 – Louis Racine, French poet (b. 1692)

1888 – Edward Lear, English artist, illustrator, author, and poet (b. 1812)

1899 – Alfred Sisley, British impressionist painter (b. 1839)

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1923 - Elihu Vedder, painter (b. 1836)

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1933 – Sara Teasdale, American poet (b. 1884)

1956 – H. L. Mencken, American journalist (b. 1880)

1963 – Robert Frost, American poet (b. 1874)

1964 – Alan Ladd, American actor (b. 1913)

1977 – Freddie Prinze, American actor and comedian (b. 1954)

1980 – Jimmy Durante, American actor and comedian (b. 1893)

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1986 – Leif Erickson, American actor (b. 1911)

1992 - Willie Dixon, blues musician and composer (b. 1915)

(and for good measure, even though he is not the star of the show)

1998 – Joseph Alioto, American politician (b. 1916)

1999 – Lili St. Cyr, American exotic dancer/stripper (b. 1918)

2009 – John Martyn, Scottish singer and songwriter (b. 1948)

Today is

National Corn Chip Day
National Puzzle Day
Carnation Day
Free Thinkers Day

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