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John McCain speaking at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, Katie Couric and Others in attendance.
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Obama's closing remarks at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner
McCain Roasts Obama At Alfred E. Smith Dinner
Barack Obama speaks at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner
McCain raised the roof, while Obama gives the worst performance of his life Game Changer, plain and simple
This is a video comment on the Obama Mcain Roast that was held at the Alfred E Smith Memorial foundation Dinner. It was fantastic and funny! It was GREAT seeing the 2 Presidential Candidates laughing with and at each other and telling really good jokes as opposed to verbaly attacking each other! After seeing this "Joe the Plummer" has MY vote! woot woot ^_^
McCain Roast Obama @ Alfred E. Smith Dinner
Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner John Mccain
ok, pretty funny pt 1
John McCain skewers Barack Obama and the press and embraces Bill and Hillary Clinton at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner in New York City.
McCain Roasts Obama At Alfred E. Smith Dinner
By Anna Ringstrom and Sven Nordenstam STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - U.S. economist Paul Krugman, a well-known critic of the Bush administration for policies that he argues led to the current financial crisis, won the 2008 Nobel prize for economics on Monday. Meanwhile, Pres. Bush has the audacity to attack Krugman's views...unreal.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/Bush_critic_Krugman_wins_2008_Nobel_for_economics_2
Open Mic Night 2008, Comedy by Alfred Jackson. Andy, Sometimers, Rance Allen
John Lennon (Liverpool, Reino Unido, 9 de octubre de 1940 - Nueva York, Estados Unidos, 8 de diciembre de 1980), nacido John Winston Lennon y más conocido como John Lennon, fue un músico y compositor británico de música pop y rock. Líder formador del grupo The Beatles, en el cual tocaba la guitarra rítmica, el piano (además de otros instrumentos de teclado) y cantaba. Compuso además la mayor parte del material junto a su compañero Paul McCartney, en las que han sido algunas de las melodías más conocidas del siglo XX, asimismo (como solista) la canción Imagine. John Winston Lennon nació en Liverpool, Reino Unido, el 9 de octubre de 1940, justo durante un bombardeo de la Luftwaffe nazi en territorio británico recién comenzada la Segunda Guerra Mundial. De ahí que, en un rasgo de patriotismo, sus padres le impusieran como segundo nombre el del Primer Ministro británico en ese momento: Sir Winston Churchill. Su padre, Alfred Lennon, abandonó a su mujer Julia Stanley y a su hijo recién nacido enrolándose en un mercante con destino a Estados Unidos para evitar ser movilizado por el ejército británico y enviado a la guerra. Tras cumplir John los cinco años sin que su padre diese señales de vida, su madre volvió a casarse con un hombre que no deseaba criar a un hijo del anterior matrimonio de su esposa, por lo que Julia dejó a John al cuidado de su hermana Mimi y del marido de ésta, George Smith, quien le enseñó a resolver crucigramas y le compró una armónica. No obstante, Julia no abandonó nunca a su hijo John, a quien visitaba frecuentemente en casa de la "tía Mimi". Fue su madre quien le inculcó a Lennon el gusto por la música e, incluso, le enseñó a tocar algún instrumento. Cuando John tenía diecisiete años, su madre murió atropellada por un policía ebrio. Este hecho causo en Lennon un trauma del que nunca llegó a recuperarse y que dio lugar a dos de sus composiciones: "Julia" (Doble Álbum Blanco, 1968) y "Mother" (tras la separación de The Beatles en 1970) en la que entremezcla el dolor por la pérdida de su madre cuando más la necesitaba y el abandono por parte de su padre, de quien no volvió a saber hasta que, habiendo alcanzado la fama mundial como miembro de los Beatles, reapareció presentándose como su padre, que trabajaba de camarero en un hotel. John aceptó a su padre con gran alegría y se ocupó de él económicamente hasta su fallecimiento. En su canción "Mother", John decía: "Father, you left me, but I never left you" (Padre, tú me abandonaste, pero yo nunca te abandoné a tí). El enorme amor que John siempre tuvo por su madre compitió muy de cerca con el que tuvo a su tía Mimi que lo había criado. Una pequeña muestra sería que tras ser nombrado Caballero del Imperio Británico, junto con los otros tres miembros del grupo, por haber aportado durante 1965 más beneficios al Estado que la exportaciones de whisky, John regaló la condecoración a su tía quien la mantuvo con gran orgullo colgada en la pared, sobre el televisor, hasta su muerte. Lennon asistió a la escuela de Bellas Artes de su ciudad y allí conoció a Cynthia Powell, que con el tiempo se convertiría en su primera esposa. Interesado desde su infancia en la música, participó antes de formar The Beatles, en otras bandas, como The Quarry Men, Johnny & The Moondogs y John & The Silver Beetles, en las que estuvo acompañado por amigos de su escuela, entre ellos Stuart Sutcliffe.
If Will Smith has been offered the part, I can't imagine he won't take it. He might be busy, but he's not going to say no because he's not white enough. Him taking the role would be a seriously big deal in the world of race and mass media, let alone our little nerd/comics world.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/movies/Will_Smith_Is_Maybe_Possibly_Captain_America
This has a picture and brief description of one well-known person with initials AA through IZ. Every person in this installment has a Wikipedia article. Songs are: "Remember the Name" by Fort Minor, "Rockstar" by Nickelback, and "Makin' It" by David Naughton. No copyright infringement intended. Any association between a particular person and a particular lyric of a song is purely coincidental. Because not all the names are completely legible, here is the comprehensive list of this installment: Andre Agassi, Alexander Graham Bell, Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, Albert Einstein, Aretha Franklin, Alan Greenspan, Alfred Hitchcock, Allen Iverson, Angelina Jolie, Angela Kinsey, Abraham Lincoln, Alanis Morissette, Alfred Nobel, Ashley Olsen, Al Pacino, Anthony Quinn, Alex Rodriguez, Alan Shepard, Alex Trebek, Al Unser, Amerigo Vespucci, Andy Warhol, Ai Xuan, Artur Yusupov, Andy Zaltzman, Bud Abbott, Barry Bonds, Bill Cosby, Bob Dylan, Bill Engvall, Benjamin Franklin, Bill Gates, Bob Hope, Bindi Irwin, Billy Joel, Buster Keaton, Burt Lancaster, Bill Murray, B. J. Novak, Barack Obama, Brad Pitt, Brady Quinn, Burt Reynolds, Bart Starr, Billy Bob Thornton, Brian Urlacher, Bobby Vinton, Barry White, Bu Xiangzhi, Boris Yeltsin, Billy Zane, Christina Aguilera, Carol Burnett, Charlie Chaplin, Charles Darwin, Clint Eastwood, Chris Farley, Charles J. Guiteau, Christiaan Huygens, Charles Ives, Carl Jung, Carole King, Charles Lindbergh, Colin Mochrie, Chuck Norris, Conan O'Brien, Cole Porter, Colin Quinn, Chris Rock, Carl Sagan, Charlize Theron, Carrie Underwood, Charles L. Veach, Christopher Walken, Chris Xefos, Chuck Yeager, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Don Adams, David Beckham, Dick Clark, Danny DeVito, Duke Ellington, Dakota Fanning, Danny Glover, Doc Holliday, Darrall Imhoff, Davy Jones, Don King, David Letterman, Dan Marino, David Niven, David Ogilvy, David Hyde Pierce, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Rodman, Deion Sanders, Dave Thomas, Dan Uggla, Diego Velázquez, Denzel Washington, Dai Xianglong, Dick York, Dainius Zubrus, Ed Asner, Ernest Borgnine, Eric Clapton, Ellen DeGeneres, Emilio Estevez, Edie Falco, Elliott Gould, Evander Holyfield, Eric Idle, Elton John, E. L. Konigsburg, Eva Longoria, Eddie Murphy, Edward Norton, Ed O'Neill, Elvis Presley, Eddie Quillan, Edward G. Robinson, Emmitt Smith, Elizabeth Taylor, Edgar G. Ulmer, Elmer Valo, Eli Whitney, Edmedê Xanî, Eddie Yost, Eric Zeier, Frankie Avalon, Fantasia Barrino, Fidel Castro, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Francisco Elson, Farrah Fawcett, Frank Gifford, Florence Henderson, Frank Isbell, Felix Jones, Franz Kafka, Fritz Lang, Ferdinand Magellan, Friedrich Nietzsche, Frank Oz, Freddie Prinze, Jr., François Quesnay, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Frank Sinatra, Fran Tarkenton, Fabiana Udenio, Frank Viola, Frank Lloyd Wright, Francis Xavier, Felix Yusupov, Frank Zappa, Gene Autry, George W. Bush, George Clooney, Greg Daniels, George Eads, George Foreman, Galileo Galilei, Gene Hackman, Grant Imahara, Gordon Jump, Garry Kasparov, George Lucas, Groucho Marx, Greg Norman, George Orwell, Gwyneth Paltrow, Glenn Quinn, Ginger Rogers, Gwen Stefani, George Takei, Gene Upshaw, Gore Vidal, George Washington, Gu Xiaobing, George Yardley, Giuseppe Zangara, Hank Azaria, Humphrey Bogart, Hillary Clinton, Hilary Duff, Herman Edwards, Harrison Ford, Hugh Grant, Hugh Hefner, Henrik Ibsen, Hugh Jackman, Harvey Keitel, Hugh Laurie, Harpo Marx, Hikaru Nakamura, Haley Joel Osment, Hans Pfitzner, Harriet Quimby, Harold Ramis, Hilary Swank, Henry David Thoreau, Harold Urey, Harold E. Varmus, H. G. Wells, Han Xin, Hou Yifan, Hans Zimmer, Isaac Asimov, Ingrid Bergman, Irene Cara, Iain Dowie, Ijeoma Egbunine, Ian Fleming, Ignazio Gardella, Isaac Hayes, Ike Ibeabuchi, Irène Jacob, Ini Kamoze, Ida Lupino, Ian McKellen, Isaac Newton, Igor Olshansky, Ivan Pavlov, Ike Quartey, Irene Rich, Igor Stravinsky, Ike Turner, Ime Udoka, Israel Vázquez, Ivey Wingo, Irene Xavier, Ibrahim Yattara, Ignacio Zuloaga
Not surprisingly, The Dark Knight has done sublimely well at the box office. We knew it was going to happen, but maybe we didn’t know just how well it was going to do. Given the way the world works, however, this means that there will almost definitely be a third movie in Christopher Nolan’s reinvention of the Batman franchise.. ***SPOILER ALERT***Full Digg post: http://digg.com/movies/So_Where_Does_The_Dark_Knight_Leave_Us
You may have thought Pixar's trashbot epic Wall-E was an environmentalist screed about humans ruining the planet through over-consumption. But you'd be wrong, say a rising chorus of conservative commentators. Rather, Wall-E is a right-wing dream come true, a saga about the need to escape big government and return to small-town family values.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/movies/Wall_E_Right_Wing_Hero
Under the jump, we look at five superhero movies that we're relieved didn't make it to a first day of shooting.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/movies/Five_Superhero_Movies_We_re_Glad_Didn_t_Get_Made
Here are 10 books that we think should never have been committed to celluloid.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/educational/10_Sci_Fi_Books_That_Were_Better_Off_on_Paper
War takes what would otherwise be productive economic capacity and transfers both that capacity and the wealth it would generate in normal, peaceful times into far less economically viable activities. It also impacts budget priorities in ways that are detrimental to our nation.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/political_opinion/Ron_Paul_War_Economy_Can_t_Be_Decoupled
Bro. Alfred singing @ the end of service, Come See Us Soon
There are the books you read, and then there are the books that change your life. We can all look back on the books that have shaped our perspective on politics, religion, money and love. Some will even become a source of inspiration for the rest of your life. From a seemingly infinite list of books of anecdotal or literal merit, we have narrowed..Full Digg post: http://digg.com/educational/100_Must_Read_Books_The_Essential_Man_s_Library
Trailer teaser de 'Batman - O Cavaleiro das Trevas' (The Dark Knight), continuação do sucesso 'Batman Begins' que reúne novamente o diretor Christopher Nolan e o ator Christian Bale, que reprisa o papel de Batman/Bruce Wayne. Em 'Batman -- O Cavaleiro das Trevas', Batman aumenta seus esforços na guerra contra o crime. Com a ajuda do tenente Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) e do promotor público Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman prepara-se para desmantelar as organizações de criminosos que permanecem como uma praga nas ruas da cidade. A parceria se mostra eficiente, mas logo todos se descobrem presos no reino de caos espalhado pela mente genial de um criminoso em ascensão, conhecido pelos aterrorizados cidadãos de Gotham City como Coringa (Heath Ledger). O ator indicado para o Oscar® Heath Ledger (O Segredo de Brokeback Mountain), estrela como o arquiinimigo do Homem Morcego e Aaron Eckhart interpreta o promotor público Harvey Dent. Maggie Gyllenhaal une-se ao elenco no papel de Rachel Dawes. Retomando seus papéis de 'Batman Begins' estão Gary Oldman como tenente Jim Gordon; o ator vencedor do Oscar® Michael Caine (Regras da vida) como Alfred; e o ator vencedor do Oscar® Morgan Freeman (Menina de Ouro) como Lucius Fox. Warner Bros. Pictures apresenta, em associação com Legendary Pictures, uma produção Syncopy Production, um filme de Christopher Nolan, Batman -- O Cavaleiro das Trevas. Nolan dirige o filme a partir de roteiro de Jonathan Nolan e Christopher Nolan, com argumento de David S. Goyer e Christopher Nolan. Assinam a produção Charles Roven, Emma Thomas e Christopher Nolan, com Kevin De La Noy, Benjamin Melkiner e Michael Uslan na produção executiva. Batman -- O Cavaleiro das Trevas é baseado em personagens das histórias em quadrinhos publicadas pela DC Comics. O personagem Batman foi criado por Bob Kane. A equipe de criação nos bastidores conta o diretor de fotografia indicado duas vezes ao Oscar®, Wally Pfister (O Grande Truque, Batman Begins), o desenhista de produção indicado ao Oscar® Nathan Crowley (O Grande Truque), o editor indicado ao Oscar® Lee Smith (Mestre dos Mares: O Lado Mais Distante do Mundo), e a figurinista vencedora do Oscar® Lindy Hemming (Topsy-Turvy, O Espetáculo). O filme estréia em 18 de julho nos cinemas. http://www.ocavaleirodastrevas.com.br
In the new science-bashing movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, Ben Stein and the rest of the filmmakers sincerely and seriously argue that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution paved the way for the Holocaust. Full Digg post: http://digg.com/world_news/Ben_Stein_Theory_of_Evolution_Paved_Way_for_Holocaust
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Entries: Thoroughbred Race, FAIR GROUNDS, 2008-03-20, Race 10: (Pgm-Runner-Jockey-Finish) 2-Parade the Flag (KY), Albarado, R, finished 1; 3-Brother Luv's Show (KY), Lovato, A, finished 7; 4-Sir Tunder Breeze (LA), Martin, Jr., E, finished 11; 5-My Boy Bonzo (LA), Smith, T, finished 5; 6-Alfred Kent (CA), Zimmerman, R, finished 2; 7-Sneaky Habits (FL), Lanerie, C, finished 9; 8-Dollar Run (AL), Meche, D, finished 10; 9-Creole Sote (LA), Jimenez, A, finished 3; 10-Skip Away Henry (KY), Riquelme, J, finished 6; 11-Scorpian's Ruckus (KY), Bourque, C, finished 4; 12-Colt N Kyle (LA), Brown, M, finished 8;
Entries: Thoroughbred Race, FAIR GROUNDS, 2008-02-17, Race 10: (Pgm-Runner-Jockey-Finish) 1-Doeney Love Doodle (LA), Meche, L, finished 10; 2-Hut Hut (LA), Smith, T, finished 7; 3-Caliente Corredor (LA), Hernandez, C, finished 1; 4-Late Encounter (LA), Riquelme, J, finished 4; 5-Gail Golden (LA), Theriot, J, finished 2; 6-Light and Dreamy (LA), Castanon, J, finished 6; 7-My Kalamity Kate (LA), Alfred, Jr., R, finished 9; 9-Bitsy's Parade Day (LA), Leparoux, J, finished 5; 10-Perrilloux Fan (LA), Martin, Jr., E, finished 8; 11-Miss Sarah Jane (LA), Zimmerman, R, finished 11; 12-Marie's Plan (LA), Bourque, C, finished 3;
...as he did." Dr. Tuttle is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Tuttle-Smith and Louisa Corine Salon of Schenectady, N.Y.; one son, Alfred E. of Middlebourne, W.Va.; a sister, Mary Florence Sprague of Zanesville, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Friends will be received...
Last week, an important Clinton adviser told Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen (also of Politico) that Clinton had no more than a 10 percent chance of getting the nomination. Now, she’s probably down to a 5 percent chance.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Clinton_Chances_Very_Very_Dim
Set to air April 25th. The build team — Kari, Grant, and Tory — went to Marshall Space Flight Center to use a vacuum chamber there. Looks like they’ll be recreating Dave Scott’s famous feather and hammer drop from Apollo 15, as well as the hoax claim that dry lunar regolith can’t hold a footprint, and how the flag can wave in a vacuum.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/space/Mythbusters_to_tackle_the_moon_landing_hoaxes
Weather Channel founder Coleman told an audience at the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change on March 3 in New York that he is highly critical of global warming alarmism. Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/TWC_founder_and_global_warming_skeptics_suing_Al_Gore
-my floor routine at Alfred E. Smith on Jan. 16, 2008. Check this out, i double HURDLED! if you understand what tht means. Enjoy
-its me [Zhen] doing my p-bar routine, recorded by Jasper. After doing tht forward roll, i hurt my hamstring AHH! Check it out, enjoy.
Meet the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/Punishing_Thought_Crime_Would_New_Bill_Make_YOU_a_Terrorist
The Victorian Holocaust: Hitler and Stalin were rank amateurs compared to the British Empire. So how come no one knows about it?
As the peasants began to starve, officials were ordered "to discourage relief works in every possible way". The Anti-Charitable Contributions Act of 1877 prohibited "at the pain of imprisonment private relief donationsFull Digg post: http://digg.com/world_news/The_Victorian_Holocaust_how_come_no_one_knows_about_it
Japan government spokesman says UFOs do exist. The comment by Nobutaka Machimura drew laughter from reporters at his regular briefing on government policy.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/people/Yes_UFOs_do_exist_Japanese_Govt
Is it any wonder the public is cynical and confused when it comes to global warming? The likes of Michelle Malkin and other bloggers have... Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/Michelle_Malkin_and_O_Reilly_s_Garbage_on_Global_Warming_2
-Zhen Lin's Ring routine @ A.E. Smith on Dec 14, 2007. Its a simple "L", skin the cat, muscle up, L, then a straddle & an attempt to do a shoulder stand. Check it out, it was a fun night.
Judith of Bethulia 1913 Cast: Blanche Sweet -Judith, Henry B. Walthall -Holofernes's Eunuch Attendant, Robert Harron -Nathan, Mae Marsh -Naomi, Lillian Gish -A Young Mother, Lionel Barrymore, Antonio Moreno, Kate Bruce -Judith's maid, Gertrude Bambrick, Alfred Paget, Gertrude Robinson, Edward Dillon, Harry Carey -A Traitor, Dorothy Gish -The crippled beggar, Charles Hill Mailes, G. Jiguel Lanoe -Holofernes's Eunuch Attendant, William Christy Cabanne, Thomas Jefferson. Frank E. Woods -Screenwriter Billy Bitzer -Cinematographer, James Smith -Editor William Christy Cabanne - First Assistant Director http://www.YouTube.com/DIRECTORSSERIES http://www.YouTube.com/THEATRECORNER http://www.YouTube.com/IRARONA http://www.YouTube.com/TVNETWORKS http://www.YouTube.com/TVDAYS http://www.tvdays.com (400 DVD TITLES ) DW GRIFFITH at BIOGRAPH COMPANY by IRA H.GALLEN Conservative Biograph Studios refused to allow D. W.Griffith to make any film longer than two reels. Ignoring this edict, Griffithallowed his Biblical epic Judith of Bethulia to run four reels, which led to his exit from the studio. Judith of Bethulia tells the story, set in theancient world, of the young widow Judith (Blanche Sweet) offering herself toAssyrian leader Holofernes (Henry B. Walthall) in order to kill the man andavenge the subjugation and slaughter of her countrymen. With that material towork with, and shooting of a 12-square-mile set that allowed him to present the battle scenes, Judith of Bethulia was as big a picture as Griffith was associated with. Griffith did feel compelled to devise a more traditional movie story, involving the rescue of Mae Marsh by Robert Harron, and one can spot such Griffith stalwarts as Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, and Harry Carey in small parts. Notes: Griffith's power of concentration had become so great that he could watch a rehearsal, read notes given to him and converse with his staff at the same time. At times, he could look at you without really seeing you. Construction began in Los Angeles' CHATSWORTH PARK on the sets of JUDITH OF BETHULIA. Griffith designs and builds a street of Bethulia, a replica of the city walls and a tract of land was filled with pitched tents for the campsite of the HOLOFERNS. A makeup man helped the fifty or so extras into their wigs, beards and costumes with an assist by whatever Griffith regulars weren't acting that day. Each player was advised to remember his or her costume continuity. J.C. "LITTLE" EPPING, the new company accountant, had the distasteful job of totaling everything to do with daily expenditures and explaining them to the Biograph front office. Mr. Epping is a small, bespectacled man with a perpetually worried expression. In later years, he was a financial advisor for Griffith. After the exterior scenes were completed, the shooting of the interiors was begun back in New York, bringing to a face-to-face argument the building animosity between Griffith and the front office. Griffith's vision of a four-reeler was complicated and the production costs on JUDITH OF BETHULIA would rise to the unheard of figure of $36,000.00 Even before the rumors began, his stock company players knew of the deepseated unhappiness Griffith was feeling. None of them felt that they were a part of Biograph, more a part of the Griffith influence and loyalty. When word was to become generally known of his impending departure, they all awaited being asked to join him. Even Henry B. Walthall, who had come back to work on JUDITH. The front office was not just angry and frantic over the cost of the film. Their fury was aggravated by the picture itself; its length and the depiction of the barbaric HOLOFERNS, not to mention the gory beheading scenes. Rumor had it that Adolph Zukor had tendered an offer to Griffith that was for $50,000.00 per year, and Griffith had turned it down. The film industry was not yet a decade old and little had been done to make the products easily accessible to exhibitors. The few film producers who existed at that time simply could not keep up with the demand. While the creative people were still groping to fashion a technique for this crude form of communication, business was stepping in and taking ruthless control. In the race to keep their nickelodeons filled, owners now had to outbid one another for the newest films. While David Wark Griffith is finally told that another director will be brought in to make their longer productions, Biograph informs him that from now on, he would make only films of one or two reels. The decision to leave is therefore assured....
Tony Blair speaking at the Alfred E. Smith memorial dinner, 2007.
Intro to Tony Blair at the Alfred E. Smith DInner, 2007
Tony Blair at Alfred E Smith Memorial Dinner-2
322 Skull and Bones members John Kerry and George W Bush http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skull_and_Bones List of Skull and Bones members http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Skull_and_Bones_members William Huntington Russell (1832) Alphonso Taft (1832) Morrison R. Waite (1837) William Maxwell Evarts (1837) Timothy Dwight (Bones 1849) Timothy Dwight V (1849) Daniel Coit Gilman (1852) Andrew Dickson White (1853) William Henry Gleason (1853) Chauncey Depew (1855) John T. Croxton (1857) William Bissell Simeon Eben Baldwin (1861) Franklin MacVeagh (1862) William Howard Taft (Bones 1878), son of the society's co-founder and the first of three Bonesman to become US President William H. Welch (1870) Edwin F. Sweet (1871) Arthur T. Hadley (1876), Yale president 1899.1921 Edward Baldwin Whitney (1878), New York Supreme Court Justice William Howard Taft (1878), 27th President of the United States; Chief Justice of the United States; Secretary of War; son of Alphonso Taft Walter Camp (1880) Frank Bosworth Brandegee (1885), U.S. Representative (R-Connecticut 1902.1905); U.S. Senator (R-Connecticut 1905.1924) Amos Alonzo Stagg (1888) Henry L. Stimson (1888), US Secretary of War George W. Woodruff (1889) Gifford Pinchot (1889) Lee McClung (1892) Pierre Jay (1892), first chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Harry Payne Whitney (1894) Percy Rockefeller (1900), director of Brown Brothers Harriman, Standard Oil, and Remington Arms Charles Seymour (1908), President of Yale 1937.1951 Harold Stanley (1908) Archibald MacLiesh (Bones 1915) Senator Prescott Bush (Bones 1916) has long been rumored to have played a role in Skull and Bones' alleged theft of the skull of Native American leader Geronimo George L. Harrison (1910), banker; president of the New York Federal Reserve Robert A. Taft (1910) Alfred Cowles (1913) Averell Harriman (1913) Archibald MacLeish (1915) Donald Ogden Stewart (1916) Prescott Bush (1916), U.S. Senator (R-Connecticut 1952.1963), Father of George H.W. Bush, grandfather of George W. Bush E. Roland Harriman (1917) H. Neil Mallon (1917) Artemus Gates (1918) F. Trubee Davison (1918), Director of Personnel at the CIA Howard M. Baldrige (1918) Robert A. Lovett (1918), US Secretary of Defense Briton Hadden (1920) Henry Luce (1920) Henry P. Davison Jr. (1920) John Sherman Cooper (1923), U.S. Senator (R-Kentucky 1946.1949, 1952.73); member of the Warren Commission Russell Davenport (1923) Charles Stafford Gage (1925) William Jorden (1925) George Herbert Walker, Jr. (1927), financier and co-founder of the New York Mets; uncle to President George Herbert Walker Bush John Rockefeller Prentice (1928), Grandson of John D. Rockefeller; pioneer of artificial insemination H. J. Heinz II (1931) Amory Howe Bradford (1934) Hugh Cunningham (1934) Jonathan Brewster Bingham (1936), U.S. Representative (D-New York) Potter Stewart (1936), U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clint Frank (1938), 1937 Heisman Trophy winner William P. Bundy (1939 McGeorge Bundy (1940) James Whitmore, American actor Richard Dale Drain (1943), CIA Dean Witter, Jr. (1944) James L. Buckley (1944) Howard Weaver (1945), CIA John Chafee (1947) George H. W. Bush (1948), 41st President of the United States; 11th Director of Central Intelligence; son of Prescott Bush; father of George W. Bush Charles Edwin Lord (1949), U.S. Comptroller of the Currency Dino Pionzio (1950), CIA Deputy Chief of Station during Allende overthrow Evan G. Galbraith (1950) William F. Buckley, Jr. (1950) William Henry Draper III (1950) William H. Donaldson David McCullough (1955) Robert Gow (1955), business associate of George H. W. Bush; president of Bush's Zapata Oil R. Inslee Clark, Jr. (1957) Winston Lord (1959) John Kerry (Bones 1966) faced off against George W. Bush (Bones 1968) in the 2004 US presidential election, the first time two Bonesman had run against one another for that office  David Boren (1963) Frederick W. Smith (1966) John Kerry (1966), U.S. Senator (D-Massachusetts 1985.present); Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts 1983.1985; 2004 Democratic Presidential nominee; married into H. J. Heinz family (see "H" above) Don Schollander Olympic Gold medal swimmer. Victor Ashe (1967) George W. Bush (1968), 43rd President of the United States; 46th Governor of Texas Robert McCallum, Jr (1968) Roy Leslie Austin (1968) Stephen A. Schwarzman (1969) Earl G. Graves, Jr. (1984) Edward S. Lampert (1984) Paul Giamatti (1989) Dana Milbank (1990)
The Democrats need to represent the swelling ranks of have-nots as vigorously as Bush has stuck up for the haves. In October 2000, Bush quipped to a group of wealthy diners: "What an impressive crowd the haves, and the have-mores. Some people call you the elite; I call you my base." If only the have-nots had such a determined and confident advocateFull Digg post: http://digg.com/political_opinion/In_the_US_class_war_still_means_just_one_thing_the_rich_attacking_the_poor
Born on this day 1909, Leo Fender, inventor of the Telecaster and Stratocaster.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/music/August_10th_This_day_in_music
The Universal Music Group has confirmed reports that it will not renew its long-term iTunes contract. The label responded in a statement, which said, "Universal Music Group has decided not to renew its long-term agreement for Apple’s iTunes service. Universal Music Group will now market its music to iTunes in an ‘at ...Full Digg post: http://digg.com/apple/Universal_confirms_iTunes_non_renewal
Members of the White House press corps became frustrated with Press Secretary Tony Snow Tuesday when he kept using "nuance" to answer questions about the President's commutation of Scooter Libby's sentence.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/Tony_Snow_gets_his_a_handed_to_him_at_a_press_conference