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Liberty

The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power.   Daniel Webster

American statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852) earned fame for his staunch support of the federal government and his skills as an orator. Originally a lawyer, Webster was elected a New Hampshire congressman in 1813. He later served as a Massachusetts congressman and senator, becoming a leading proponent of federal action to stimulate the economy through protective tariffs, transportation improvements and a national bank. As U.S. secretary of state, he helped ease border tensions with Britain through negotiations of the Webster-Ashburton Treaty in 1842. Despite his standing as a Whig leader, Webster was never able to secure his party’s nomination for the U.S. presidency.

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Learn

I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.    Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill, in full Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, (born November 30, 1874, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England—died January 24, 1965, London), British statesman, orator, and author who as prime minister (1940–45, 1951–55) rallied the British people during World War II and led his country from the brink of defeat to victory.

 

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History

 

History never really says goodbye. History says, ‘See you later.’    Eduardo Galeano

Eduardo Hughes Galeano ( 3 September 1940 – 13 April 2015) was a Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist considered, among other things, “global soccer’s pre-eminent man of letters” and “a literary giant of the Latin American left”

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Drink

If you are young and you drink a great deal it will spoil your health, slow your mind, make you fat – in other words, turn you into an adult.    P. J. O’Rourke

Patrick Jake O’Rourke (born November 14, 1947), known as P.J. O’Rourke, is an American political satirist and journalist. O’Rourke is the H. L. Mencken Research Fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute and is a regular correspondent for The Atlantic MonthlyThe American Spectator, and The Weekly Standard, and frequent panelist on National Public Radio‘s game show Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!. Since 2011, he has been a columnist at The Daily Beast.

In the UK, he is known as the face of a long-running series of television advertisements for British Airways in the 1990s. He is the author of 20 books, the best known of which are Holidays in Hell, a compilation of O’Rourke’s articles as a free-lance foreign correspondent, All the Trouble in the World, an examination of current political concerns such as global warming and famine from a libertarian perspective.

 

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Interview- Loraine Martian

This is an A.A. Forringer rarity, a person I know in person and I have contact with on an almost daily basis.  Ms. Martian and I work together and soon after I started working with her I discovered she is also a writer.  She is highly intelligent, imaginative and loves her coffee.  I hope you enjoy the interview, and like I told her, after my books are as popular as J.K. Rowling she can point to this interview as proof that she knew me back when I was an unknown (of course the reverse could be said if she gets successful  first and I am still an unknown).
   French fries- Shoestring, steak, curly, crinkle cut..?   What condiment(s) on them? 
I rarely eat fries, but when I do, I like crinkle cut if I can get ’em.
    How long have you been creating and why? 
I’ve been creating since I was a child.  I love acting, drawing, writing, crafting.  I’ve done at least one since I could walk and talk.
   What odor to you is the most pleasant? 
I think pizza.  Yes, pizza is the best smell.
    Favorite things to read?  What genre?
I enjoy Young Adult, classics and fantasy.
A boat you are riding in is about to capsize what did you do to contribute to this? 
There was most likely a spider in the boat or a flying insect literally ATTACKED me, so naturally my only defense was the flail my arms and scream, “KILL IT!  KILL IT!”
What is the best thing about creating? 
I think it’s the satisfaction of getting what’s in my head out. 
How much ground can a ground hog, hog, if a ground hog could hog ground?
Um… lots??
What is the worst thing about being a creative personality?
Along the same lines as the best thing about creating, the worst is when what’s in your head doesn’t translate the same when it’s out in the world, either when other people don’t get it or when I am personally not satisfied with what I created.
      If you could force one famous person to consume your stories who would you force, and how much would you force them to consume?
Well, since I only have one completed book, they wouldn’t have to consume much.  I would probably just be thrilled to have any famous author read and like my book, but most of my favorite authors are dead.
   How far do you hope your creating takes you? 
I am just happy when someone reads my book and has nice things to say about it.  I am not out for fame and fortune with my writing, art, or acting.  I do all those things for the pure joy it brings me.
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Sacrifice

If you can’t stand a little sacrifice and you can’t stand a trip across the desert with limited water, we’re never going to straighten this country out.   Ross Perot

Henry Ross Perot (born June 27, 1930) is an American business magnate and former politician. As the founder of Electronic Data Systems, he became a billionaire. He ran an independent presidential campaign in 1992 and a third party campaign in 1996, establishing the Reform Party in the latter election. Both campaigns were among the strongest presidential showings by a third party or independent candidate in U.S. history.

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Answer

It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.   W. C. Fields

William Claude Dukenfield was the eldest of five children born to Cockney immigrant James Dukenfield and Philadelphia native Kate Felton. He went to school for four years, then quit to work with his father selling vegetables from a horse cart. At eleven, after many fights with his alcoholic father (who hit him on the head with a shovel), he ran away from home. For a while he lived in a hole in the ground, depending on stolen food and clothing. He was often beaten and spent nights in jail. His first regular job was delivering ice. By age thirteen he was a skilled pool player and juggler. It was then, at an amusement park in Norristown PA, that he was first hired as an entertainer. There he developed the technique of pretending to lose the things he was juggling. In 1893 he was employed as a juggler at Fortescue’s Pier, Atlantic City. When business was slow he pretended to drown in the ocean (management thought his fake rescue would draw customers). By nineteen he was billed as “The Distinguished Comedian” and began opening bank accounts in every city he played. At age twenty-three he opened at the Palace in London and played with Sarah Bernhardt at Buckingham Palace. He starred at the Folies-Bergere (young Charles Chaplin and Maurice Chevalier were on the program).

He was in each of the Ziegfeld Follies from 1915 through 1921. He played for a year in the highly praised musical “Poppy” which opened in New York in 1923. In 1925 D.W. Griffithmade a movie of the play, renamed Sally of the Sawdust (1925), starring Fields. Pool Sharks (1915), Fields’ first movie, was made when he was thirty-five. He settled into a mansion near Burbank, California and made most of his thirty-seven movies for Paramount. He appeared in mostly spontaneous dialogs on Charlie McCarthy‘s radio shows. In 1939 he switched to Universal where he made films written mainly by and for himself. He died after several serious illnesses, including bouts of pneumonia.