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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 03/16/15

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March 16, 2015

A BBHQ Insta-Quote:

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
    ~ Storm Jameson




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The Upper and the Real Deal

The BBHQ Monday Morning Upper

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It's another BBHQ tradition: the annual salute to St. Patrick's Day - an Irish blessing.

This is very sweet.

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The Bill of Rights:
The Second Amendment

The Founders of our country were aware that one of the first steps of a nascent totalitarian state would be to confiscate citizens’ weapons and outlaw religion. Both are antithetical to a totalitarian state. It is no coincidence, therefore, that the amendments relating to freedom of religion and the right to bear arms are numbers one and two.

The second amendment goes far beyond guns as protection against an out-of-control government.

At the heart of the second amendment is independence — “leave me alone” — which, in fact, is at the heart of the entire foundation of our country: self-rule.

The government of King George — in fact, most governments in history — have been characterized by brutality and suppression of citizen’s rights. The Founders fervently opposed this notion, and formed a government that would forbid such brutality and oppression. The government should secure the God-given rights of man... and then, leave the people alone. Period. That is what the Constitution says.

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A Few of Our Favorite Things

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I Remember... March 16, 1968

Things were so much less complicated then. It was not until 8 months before the election -- March 16, 1968 -- that Robert F. Kennedy announced that he would run for president.

Also on this day:

1881: Barnum & Bailey Circus debuts
1882: US Senate ratifies treaty establishing the Red Cross
1964: Paul Hornung & Alex Karras reinstated in NFL after 1-year suspension
1966: Gemini 8 launched with Armstrong & Scott, aborted after 6.5 orbits
1968: The massacre at My Lai occurs

While we're at it... today is Ruth Bader Ginsberg's birthday. Justice Ginsberg is 82. But Jerry Lewis beats her. Today the talented Jerry Lewis turns 90.

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The BBHQ Pop Quiz explodes: Previously buried between unused electrons, the BBHQ Pop Quiz has just gotten a shot of pure cane sugar.

60 seconds; one question; one answer. Simple as that.

The BBHQ Pop Quiz now pops up on our Home Page and on over 80 other pages at BBHQ.

No prizes here... not yet, anyway. But if you want more trivia, in addition to the humongous BBHQ Trivia Library, just wander around. The BBHQ Pop Quiz is all over the place.

BBHQ Shorts
Quick Takes on Items in the News:

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03/12:  Cans Against the Crooks
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03/09:  Beware the iWatch
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03/06:  55,000 E-mails; Is That All There Is?
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03/04:  A Deal Doomed to Succeed
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03/03:  Hillary and the Law
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02/27:  What were the Saudis Thinking?
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02/26:  Silence is Golden — and Cheap
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02/24:  A Perfect Fit for the Obama
            Administration
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02/21:  They’re coming After Us
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02/19:  Net Neutrality: The Next Big Lie
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02/18:  A Jobs Program for the
Terrorists
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02/17:  The 2016 Republican Ticket
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02/12:  Severe Angst in the Classroom
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02/10:  Why the Left Hates Fox News
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02/07:  Liberal’s View of Fairness
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02/05:  Obama: We’re Just as
             Bad as They Are
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02/03:  The Sad State of Journalism

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The BBHQ Trivia Teaser
 
Here are three questions from the BBHQ cloud:

1. First our current events question:
A middle school principal in eastern Alabama wants to stockpile cans of food such as corn and peas in classrooms so that students could hurl them as weapons in a last-resort confrontation with a school intruder.
True or False?
      True - why not?
      False - no; can't be; we cannot have stooped this low.

2. From the BBHQ Pop Quiz collection - In our Places & Locales quiz:
     I was born in ;
     Had a childhood sweetheart;
     We were always hand in hand.
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3. From the BBHQ Great American Civics Quiz: The concept of civil liberties, the rule of law, and limited governmental power originated when King John was pressured to sign a document known as the

There are no prizes here... it's just for fun.

Members can play all of our trivia games in The BBHQ Trivia Library.

The BBHQ Joke of the Week

Are we skirting the edge of decency again? You be the judge:


Have a great week. We'll share the fun again next Monday.

- the Boomer Crew at BBHQ



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