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Happy Birthday,

Ilovetobefree!

May your day

Be HAPPY!

:)







Thank You!

Sep. 30th, 2017 06:22 pm
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Hi, luvs! What a GREAT birthday I had! Thanks SO MUCH for all the wonderful greetings and goodies! *dances* :)

I received:

Wonderful Birthday Greetings from:

[profile] eternal_moonie, [personal profile] northern_star, [personal profile] mithen, [personal profile] starsandsea, [personal profile] phoenixnz, [profile] roxymissrose, [personal profile] catalenamara and [personal profile] me_ya_ri.

A Fantastic V-Gift from:

[profile] roxymissrose (Balloon Hearts!) :)

Fantabulous Fic from:

Blackberries In The Sun (Diana) by [personal profile] mithen

Scarlet (Steve/Diana) by [personal profile] starsandsea

Argh!!!

Sep. 28th, 2017 08:15 am
bradygirl_12: (aphrodite (queen 1))
Argh! I'm reduced to only 15 icons on LJ now because I'm not a paid account. Been a long time since THAT was the case. So don't expect appropriate icons over there anymore. :(

Thanks to everyone who sent me gifts and greetings for my birthday! I'll post a more detailed list this weekend. :)
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Yay for me! My sister couldn't get tomorrow off (my actual birthday), but she got today off and she surprised me with a trip to The Hall At Patriots Place, the museum dedicated to all things Patriots! Woot! :)

We saw the 5th Super Bowl trophy, some new exhibits, like Edelman's helmet and gloves he was wearing when he made the Miracle Catch, and a lot of other fun goodies that gladdens a Patriots' fan's heart! :)

We then went to CbsScene for lunch and BunnyGirl ordered a salad with tomatoes and feta cheese while I went with a burger and fries, complete with tomato slices, pickles, ketchup, mustard and red onions. We also started with spicy hot Buffalo chicken tenders! And, I got a surprise at the end of the meal: three waitresses bringing over a dish of strawberry ice cream and singing, "Happy Birthday!" :)

The view was great: we were able to see into Gillette Stadium and view the five championship banners! :)

So now my actual birthday is tomorrow with great memories. :)
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Happy Birthday,

Ladyoneill!

May your day

Be a happy one!

:)







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Happy Birthday,

Roxymissrose!

May your day

Be SUPER (natural)!!!

;)





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Happy Birthday,

Jen_Rock!

May your day

Be FANTASTIC!!!

:)






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Happy Birthday to Tom Brady! He's 40 today, and that's ancient in sports years, but he looked pretty good to me when I was at training camp at Gillette Stadium. ;) The Patriots have baby goats at camp today for fans to take pictures with, because Tom is the G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time). Tom had his picture taken holding a baby goat years ago for a GQ shoot, and he got plenty of ribbing from his teammates for that one! ;)

Today he will be serenaded by the fans in camp, and his teammates will have something for him. He'll be embarrassed by the whole thing, but we don't care. He deserves birthday accolades. He's certainly given us New Englanders years of joy! :)

It's practically a state/regional holiday! ;) Our local news are mentioning it; sports talk radio is all over it; it's Tom Brady Day on ESPN; Twitter's afire; and people are saying, "Happy Tom Brady's Birthday!" to each other. It's really a lot of fun, and in this crazy world, grab fun when you can get it! :)
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Happy Birthday,

Digitalwave!

May your day

Be the GREATEST!!!

:)







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Happy Birthday,

DM_Wyatt!

May your day

Be SUPER!!!

:)







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Happy Birthday,

Northernwalker!

May your day

Be FANTASTIC!!!

:)







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Happy Birthday,

Mithen

and

Starsandsea!

May your day

Be the Best EVAH!!!

:)







bradygirl_12: (jfk (sun))
Today is JFK's 100th birthday. A good time to reflect on far we've come...and fallen.

The Kennedy Library is honoring the Centennial all year:



Warner Brothers' film PT 109 was unique in that its tale of a President's wartime heroics was released while the President was occupying the Oval Office. Released in 1963, JFK was still with us and had a say in casting Cliff Robertson as himself. He was wary of some teen idol getting the part! ;) A solid cast (Ty Hardin, James Gregory, and Robert Culp) back up Robertson in an inspiring tale of a man's leadership and refusal to give up in what appeared to be hopeless circumstances.

One telling scene late in the film shows a crewman apologizing for 'blowing his top' while things were looking grim and Lieutenant Kennedy assuring him that he wanted men around him who would speak their minds, which carried over into the White House. His brother Bobby was usually on the same page but spoke his mind when he thought JFK needed to hear it, and other close friends/staffers did the same. Imagine a President welcoming opposing views!



This movie will make your hair stand on end. We came close, very close. JFK had to fight his own generals throughout his Administration but never more than during the Cuban Missile Crisis. They wanted to strike at the missiles in Cuba or just go straight for Moscow. JFK did consider knocking out the missiles in Cuba but knew things would escalate, so did his best to find another way. He stared down into the nuclear abyss and got us out to the other side unscathed.



After this crisis, JFK worked to move toward a detente with Khrushchev, believing that the alternative of continued Cold War confrontations was far too dangerous to continue.

P.S. General Curtis LeMay (USAF) ("Those damned Kennedys!") was satirized in Dr. Strangelove (1964).
bradygirl_12: (jfk (sun))
This month is the Centennial Birthday of John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29th).

We celebrate a man who:

Pushed for aid to the elderly (which was passed as Medicare after his death).

Supported the Civil Rights Movement (reluctant at first, he worried that Southern Democrats blocking his programs in Congress would be even more combative but once he decided to support the movement, he was all in, making the first speech about civil rights from the Oval Office (June 11, 1963) and welcoming Martin Luther King, Jr., and the March On Washington organizers to the White House after a successful event on August 28, 1963).

After staring down into the nuclear abyss during the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962, he began to work toward a detente between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.

Oh, yeah, he saved the world from blowing up!

He gave a speech at American University on June 10, 1963, signaling his desire to start thawing relations with the Soviet Union.

He succeeded in pushing through the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty on August 5, 1963.

He quietly approved a NSAM memo (October 11, 1963) to withdraw American advisors from Vietnam to conclude by the end of 1965. Withdrawals began before his trip to Dallas. After his death, a subsequent NSAM memo reversed this policy. He gave an interview to Walter Cronkite on September 2, 1963 that said the Government would not withdraw, but no candidate for President in 1964 would ever admit otherwise. The memo showed his intent. During the interview, he also said that the war would have to be won by the Vietnamese. "It's their war." He wanted no part of American ground troops in Southeast Asia.

Constantly held off his own generals, who wanted to invade Cuba (Operation Northwoods was a plot to kill Americans and blame Cuba. JFK walked out of the meeting. Needless to say, he didn't approve the operation.). During the Cuban Missile Crisis, the generals wanted to attack the missile sites, very likely triggering a nuclear response from Russia. They also wanted to launch a pre-emptive strike against Moscow. JFK refused. The generals considered JFK 'soft on Communism'. Air Force General Curtis LeMay (satirized in Dr. Strangelove) despised JFK and his brother, too, openly voicing his contempt.

JFK did come to the Presidency as a Cold Warrior, but no candidate, either Democrat or Repuplican, could afford to be accused of being 'soft on Communism' in 1960. He gradually realized that it was too dangerous to continue the arms race, especially after the Cuban Missile Crisis.

He was a visionary who predicted we would send a man to the moon and bring him back safely before the decade was out. The first moon landing was July 20, 1969.

Some links:

https://www.jfklibrary.org/

http://jfkhyannismuseum.org/2017-jfk-100th-commemorative-birthday-year/
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Jlvsclrk!

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Happy Birthday.

Navaan!

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A GREAT day!

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Whipsy!

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A GREAT day!

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Happy Birthday,

Khylara!

Hope your day was

FABULOUS!!!

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Happy Birthday,

Paxwolf!

May your day

Be happy!

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Happy Birthday,

Saavikam77

and

Quyllur!

May your days

Be merry!

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