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It's April 2003!!

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Clifford Clavin Little Known Thought of the Month -

"Everyone is the Swiss Army owns a Swiss Army Knife. That's why no one messes with Switzerland. "

Country Capital of the month - Syria = Damascus

Bob Dylan Lyric of the month - 

"Might like to wear cotton, might like to wear silk,
Might like to drink whiskey, might like to drink milk,
You might like to eat caviar, you might like to eat bread,
You may be sleeping on the floor, sleeping in a king-sized bed

But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
You're gonna have to serve somebody,
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you're gonna have to serve somebody."

Clinton Scandal of the month - RECORDS SET

- The only president ever impeached on grounds of personal malfeasance
- Most number of convictions and guilty pleas by friends and associates*
- Most number of cabinet officials to come under criminal investigation
- Most number of witnesses to flee country or refuse to testify
- Most number of witnesses to die suddenly
- First president sued for sexual harassment.
- First president accused of rape.
- First first lady to come under criminal investigation
- Largest criminal plea agreement in an illegal campaign contribution case
- First president to establish a legal defense fund.
- Greatest amount of illegal campaign contributions
- Greatest amount of illegal campaign contributions from abroad

* According to our best information, 40 government officials were indicted or convicted in the wake of Watergate. A reader computes that there was a total of 31 Reagan era convictions, including 14 because of Iran-Contra and 16 in the Department of Housing & Urban Development scandal. 47 individuals and businesses associated with the Clinton machine were convicted of or pleaded guilty to crimes with 33 of these occurring during the Clinton administration itself. There were in addition 61 indictments or misdemeanor charges. 14 persons were imprisoned. A key difference between the Clinton story and earlier ones was the number of criminals with whom he was associated before entering the White House.

Book of the month - The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?endeca=1&ean=9781567311631

Movie of the month - "Jay & Silent Bob, Strike Back" click link for info.  http://us.imdb.com/Title?0261392

Dunce(s) of the month - Baghdad Bob -

"I repeat, there is no U.S. presence in Baghdad."

Man of the month - General Tommy R. Franks Commander, Joint Chiefs, U.S. Central Command http://www.usembassy.uz/centcom/frankbio.htm 

Woman of the month - Joni Mitchell (for "River")

Quote of the Month - "How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks." Marcus Aurelius

Joke of the Month - How long does it take a French woman to take a crap?         NINE MONTHS

April Birthdays
Dont know you these people are... you should, punch up a couple in a Google search... and learn.
  1. William Harvey (1578); Sophie Germain (1776); Otto von Bismarck (1815); Jorge Isaacs (1837); Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge (1866); Edmond Rostand (1868); Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873); Lon Chaney (1883); Alberta Hunter (1895); Paul Meernaa Caedwalla Hasluck (1905); Mufune Toshiro (1920); Junnosuke Yoshiyuki (1923)

  2. Christopher Lindsey (1997); Ashlee Lindsey (1997); Charlemagne, king of the Franks and Lombards (742); Johann Heinrich Waser (1600); Giacomo Girolamo Casanova (1725); Alexandre Sabes Petion (1770); Hans Christian Andersen (1805); Frederic Auguste Bartholdi (1834); Emile Edouard Charles Antoine Zola (1840); Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873); Walter Percy Chrysler (1875); Serge Lifar (1905)

  3. Washington Irving (1783); Mary Carpenter (1807); William Macy "Boss" Tweed (1823); John Burroughs (1837); John Willis Menard (1838); Henry R. Luce (1898); Helmut Kohl (1930); Jan Hanna Suchocka (1946)

  4. Theresa Marie Passanise Conley (1964) Rennyo (1415); Bettina von Arnim (1785); Thaddeus Stevens (1792); Dorothea Lynde Dix (1802); Prosper-Louis-Pascal Gueranger (1805); Yamamoto Isoroku (1884); Arthur Murray (1895); John Gielgud (1904); Zdenck Kopal (1914); McKinley "Muddy Waters" Morganfield (1915); Maya Angelou (1928)

  5. Thomas Hobbes (1588); Elihu Yale (1648); Jean Honore Fragonard (1732); Algernon C. Swinburne and Colin Luther Powell (1837); Robert Smalls (1839); Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856); Glen "Pop" Warner (1871)

  6. Tamerlane (1336); Raffaillo "Raphael" Santi (1483); James Augustine Healy (1830); Butch Cassidy (1866); Harry Houdini (1874)

  7. Francis Xavier (1506); William Wordsworth (1770); Francis Cabot Lowell (1775); Walter Chauncey Camp (1859); Will Keith Kellogg (1860); Erik Ivar Fredholm (1866); David Grandison Fairchild (1869); Bronislaw Kasper Malinowski (1884); Gabriela Mistral (1889); David Alexander Cecil Low (1891); Walter Winchell (1897); Billie "Lady Day" Holiday (1915)

  8. Gautama Buddha (563 BCE); John Claudius Loudon (1783); Pasquale Fiore (1837); Sonja Henie (1912); Betty Bloomer Ford (1918)

  9. Elias Lonnrot (1902); Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806); Charles-Pierre Baudelaire (1821); Edward James Muggeridge, "Eadweard Muybridge" (1830); Leon Blum (1872); Claude William Dunkenfield, "W.C. Fields" (1879); Frank King (1883); Mary Pickford Smith (1893); Paul Bustill Robeson (1898); J. William Fulbright (1905); Jorn Utzon (1918); Hugh Hefner (1926)

  10. Flaminia Anna Caterina (1683); Edward Robinson and Matthew Calbraith Perry (1794); Lewis Wallace (1827); Joseph Pulitzer (1847); Vladimir Ilich Lenin (1870); Frances Perkins (1880); Clare Booth Luce (1903)

  11. Margaret of Angouleme (1492); Pietro della Valle (1586); Edward Everett (1794); Kuo Sung-tao (1818); Bernard Patrick O'Dowd (1866); Gustav Vigeland (1869); Attila Jozsef (1905); Oleg Cassini (1913)

  12. Joachim Camerarius (1500); Garcilaso de la Vega (1539); Henry Clay (1777); Francis Preston Blair (1791); Harriet Burbank Rogers (1834); Vajirananavarorasa (1860); Robert Delaunay (1885); David Letterman (1947)

  13. Peter Faber (1506); Catherine de' Medici (1519); Thomas Percy (1729); Thomas Jefferson (1743); Joseph Bramah (1748); Juan Montalvo (1832); Frank W. Woolworth (1852); Butch Cassidy (1866); Enrique Gonzalez Martinez (1871); Arthur Travers Harris (1892); Eudora Welty and Stanislaw M. Ulam (1909); Madalyn Murray O'Hair (1919)

  14. Christiaan Huygens (1629); John Philip (1775); Benjamin-Louis-Eulalie de Bonneville (1796); Anne Sullivan Macy (1866); Arnold Joseph Toynbee (1889); Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902); Arthur John Gielgud (1904); Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier (1907); Frank Serpico (1936)

  15. Leonardo daVinci (1452); Nanak (1469); Sinan (1489); Charles Willson Peale (1741); Henry James (1843); Thomas Hart Benton [artist] and Asa Philip Randolph (1889); Bessie Smith (1894); Kim Il-sung (1912); Vigdis Finnbogadottir (1930); Evelyn Ashford (1957)

  16. Jules Hardouin-Mansart (1646); Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun (1755); Maria Stella (1773); George Charles Bingham Lucan (1800); Ford Madox Brown (1821); Anatole France (1844); Jose De Diego and Wilbur Wright (1867); John Millington Synge (1871); Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin (1889); Enrico "Henry" Mancini (1924); Lew Alcindor, "Kareem Abdul-Jabbar" (1947)

  17. John Pierpont Morgan (1837); Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856); Ray Stannard Baker (1870); Karen Blixen,"Isak Dinesen" (1885); Nikita Khrushchev (1894); Thornton Niven Wilder (1897); Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike (1916)

  18. Lucrezia Borgia (1480); Gaetano Apolline Baldassare Vestris (1729); George Henry Lewes (1817); Carlos Manuel de Cespedes (1819); Clarence Seward Darrow (1857); Leopold Antoni Stanislaw Boleslawawicz Stokowski (1887)

  19. Michel Le Tellier (1603); Sarah Kemble Knight (1666); Roger Sherman (1721); Alice Salomon (1872); Ole Evinrude (1877); Eliot Ness (1903)

  20. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121); Saint Rose of Lima (1586); Philippe Pinel (1745); Napoleon III (1808); Daniel Chester French (1850); Eduardo Acevedo Diaz (1851); Adolf Hitler (1889); Joan Miro (1893)

  21. Nakae Toju (1608); Jan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck (1619); Catherine the Great, Russian empress (1729); Friedrich Froebel (1782); Charlotte Bronte (1816); John Muir (1838); Billy Bitzer (1874); Raden Adjeng Kartini (1879); Rollo Reece May (1909); John Mortimer (1923); Elizabeth II of Great Britain (1926)

  22. Isabella I of Spain (1451); Henry Fielding (1707); Immanuel Kant (1724); Germaine de Stael (1766); Vladimir Ilyich Ulanov Lenin (1870); Ole Edvart Rolvaag (1876); Aleksandr Fyodoriovich Kerensky (1881); Yehudi Menuhin (1916)

  23. William Shakespeare (1564); James Buchanan (1791); Stephen Arnold Douglas and Antoine Frederic Ozanam (1813); Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873); Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (1891); Ngaio Marsh (1899); Halldor Laxness (1902); Jozef Cyrankiewicz (1911); Shirley Temple Black (1928); Roy Halston Frowick, "Halston" (1932); Roy Orbison (1936); Bernadette Devlin McAliskey (1947)

    William Shakespeare

  24. Hsu Kuang-ch'i (1562); Edmund Cartwright (1743); Anthony Trollope(1815); Marcus Andrew Hislop Clarke (1846); Robert Penn Warren and Helen Tamiris (1905); Barbra Joan Streisand (1942)

  25. Louis IX of France (1214); William I, Prince of Orange (1533); Oliver Cromwell (1599); Marc Isambard Brunel (1769); Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840); Walter John de la Mare (1873); Guglielmo Marconi (1874); William J. Brennan, Jr. (1906); Edward Egbert Roscoe Murrow (1908); Ella Fitzgerald and Muhammed Said Abdulla (1918)

  26. Marcus Aurelius (121); John James Audubon (1785); Eugene Delacroix (1798) Frederick Law Olmsted (1822); Gertrude "Ma" Rainey (1886); Walter Richard Rudolf Hess (1894); John Grierson (1898); Bernard Malamud (1914)

  27. Edward Gibbon (1737); Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (1759); Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791); Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822); Wallace Hume Carolthers (1898); Coretta Scott King (1927)

    Ulysses S. Grant

  28. James Monroe (1758); Charles Stuart (1795); Anthony Ashley Cooper Shaftesbury (1801); Mifflin Wister Gibbs (1828); Lionel Barrymore (1878); Jan Hendrik Oort (1900); Ferruccio Lamborghini (1916); Nelle Harper, "Harper Lee" (1926); Saddam Hussein (1937); Jay Leno (1950)

  29. Oliver Ellsworth (1745); Muhammad Isma'il Shahid (1779); Alexander II of Russia (1818); William Randolph Hearst (1863); Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (1899); Hirohito (1901); Rod McKuen (1933); Zubin Mehta (1936)

  30. Mary Scott Lord Dimmick Harrison (1858); Franz Lehar (1870); Alice B. Toklas (1877)