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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 06/06/16

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Freedom Month at BBHQ


In June, we celebrate the greatest single event in the history of our country...perhaps the history of the world: the birth of freedom.


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When a long train of abuses and usurpations... evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new guards for their future security.


   ~ Declaration of Independence




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Links here are good only for the week of June 6. After that... is anybody's guess.

The Upper and the Real Deal

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Dumb Things - Part 1

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The dumb things that people say... is amusing... and scary, too.

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During the summer months, we lighten up a bit... a little less content, a little less seriousness.

But June is Freedom Month at BBHQ. And we take that very seriously.

We are proud to highlight our first e-book as a celebration of Freedom:

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Freedom: Of Thee I Cherish contains 10 essays that clearly explain why our freedom is so special and why we should all cherish it. Our e-book costs only $2.99 at Amazon.com.

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And now, a word from our sponsor:

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This Week with the Chicowitz

The Declaration of Independence — What it Says; What it Means

We all know what the Declaration of Independence is. Many of us can quote some of the words. “When in the course of human events....” We all have a basic understanding of the significance of the Declaration of Independence. We learned that in school. As I recall, Mrs. Jones, my 11th grade History teacher, proclaimed it to be one of the five most important works of art ever created. Yes, she called it a work of art. Second on her list was, of course, the Constitution.



After all the years since graduation from high school, do we really know what the Declaration of Independence says? Do we have a clear understanding of what it means? The circumstances and hardships under which the colonists lived in 1776 are far different that those today. The words and phraseology used in the 18th century may make it difficult for us to easily interpret what the founders meant. I think that most of us... perhaps all of us, could benefit from some clarification.



Click below to read the entire essay:



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Last Month we wished for the "Feel the Bern" panties. Well, little did we know that one can also purchase the official Golden Girls panties:



What would make a better Christmas gift for the lady (or ladies) in your life?

(A little hung-up on underwear this week, aren't we?)

A Few of Our Favorite Things

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One of over 200 questions in The BBHQ Pop Quiz collection:


The BBHQ Pop Quiz pops up all over BBHQ. Wander around!

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I Remember... June 6, 1944:

Every free citizen should remember June 6, 1944, even though most of us were not alive then.




And no one should ever forget.




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While You Were Texting -- Recent Stories You May have Missed


The Last Swimming Pool

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Remember When: Play Ball!

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


1. First, our current events question:
Last week, President Obama went to Indiana to tout the job growth in the U.S. - 77 consecutive months of job growth. From April, 2015 to April 2016, the average average job growth was about 225,000 per month. About how many new jobs did our economy generate in May of 2016?

      17,000
      38,000
      76,000


      126,000
      225,000
      96 million

2. In our last episode we decided that Princess was the nickname of the older daughter on Father Knows Best. Very good. Now... what was the character's first name?


3. "Me and My Arrow" is the title of a 1971 hit song for Nilsson.
Arrow.... Arrow... Arrow... Arrow was which of the following?

      a dog
      a horse
      a frog
      a bird
      a teddy bear
      a car
      dance partner
      a kitchen utensil
      a weapon of mass destruction


Grade our Newsletter. How did we do this week?
      A: Great! Lottsa' fun.

      B: Pretty good.

      C: So-so.

      D: Eh... not so good.

      F: A swing and a miss.


What say you? Comments for the good of the order:




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

This week we offer a few random thoughts... just for the sake of your ponderization:

How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?

Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.

I didn't say it was your fault; I said I was blaming you.

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

And our favorite:
Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for president, but 50 for Miss America?



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

- the Boomer Crew at BBHQ


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