Thursday, June 25, 2009

Avast!, The Armed Citizen, -and- Brave New Schools

Avast! - luxury yachts offer pirate-hunting cruises
The Armed Citizen - Smith & Wesson profit doubles as demand for handguns and tactical rifles remains strong
Brave New Schools - Bucknell University requires permit to hand out bibles

On this day in history: June 25, 1876 - During the Battle of Little Big Horn, General George Armstrong Custer witnesses a large group of Indians fleeing their village, and decides to press his advantage. The cavalry officer shouts, "We've caught them napping, boys!" Then he splits his force of 210 men into three groups, in order to slaughter as many of the retreating noncombatants as possible. Which is right about the time Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse sweep in and kill the white men. Two days later, Custer's body is found amidst a cluster of 42 other corpses.

Born on this day in history: June 25, 1945 - Carly Simon (1945-) Born in New York City, singer-songwriter Carly Simon's first hit single was "You're So Vain" in 1972. She has two children with songwriter James Taylor, whom she divorced in 1983. She has published a series of children's books and won an Oscar and a Grammy for "Let the River Run," written for the movie "Working Girl."

Scripture of the Day: Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? - Matthew 6:25

Video of the Day: 1450HP Hennessey Venom Viper Attempts Record pt1 - submitted by Darin

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this sign at the park while driving to my office!

Today is a very special day!

Today is my birthday! It is also the 9th anniversary of my marriage to Laura!