Well played Dawg, you covered just about all of them. However, don't omit Cousin Brucie from your list. Yes, he is still going strong on paid radio but it just isn't the same as trying to pick him out of the static during late nights sitting up listening to the AM clear channel stations.
Maybe you have to be really old or a movie buff but few actresses had a more memorable number of lines than Mae West. Take your pick and these are only a few of them.
"Is that a pistol in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?"
"Why don't you come up sometime and see me?"
"I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported."
"Between two evils, I generally like to pick the one I never tried before."
She was definitely the mistress of the double entrende and she got away with them even with the censorship of the Hays office in the 1930's.
D-Day definitely merits consideration as Memorial Day celebrations, along with the rest of our way of life, would have ended without those kids storming the beaches and many giving their lives to defeat the Axis powers.
Your point about America becoming banker Potter's America is accurate but you cited the wrong Potter. It's Henry Potter, not Harry Potter,
How about Hank Bauer?
He had a .277 career batting average, with 164 homers, 703 runs batted, enlisted in the Marine Corps one month after Pearl Harbor earned 2 Bronze Stars and 2 Purple Hearts, the second one at Okinawa fighting off a Japanese counterattack (he was a lieutenant by then) that got him sent home for good.
He is my personal preference because in 1968, I was part of the flag detail presenting the colors at an Indians game. That was the only time I ever saw any player or manager pay any attention to our ceremony on the field. I don't remember the score of the game but I can never forget how he watched us.
Absolutely positively 100% dead on accurate depiction of the situation in District 1! Kudos to Clay for this one.
Hey IM, through an oversight I'm sure, you left Louisiana and Mississippi off of your list of "Intelligence Optional" states.
"And con's most recent comment shows why vigilance is needed."
"Here's the thing we loathe, though. The yahoos like you who can not see a dissenting opinion and offer a different view without slinging insults. It's that line of thinking that has gridlocked our country. It's that like of thinking that has stopped the discourse and escalated the anger in this country. It's that line of thinking that has left a generation disenfranchised with the greatest country on the planet."
AMEN, Master Jay, a thousand amens and hosannas! Leave it to a sports scribe to figure out a simple concept that our political leaders seemingly cannot grasp.
What's next? Will the Phelps family decide to re-locate their church of hate here?