Dreams surely are difficult, confusing, and not everything in them is brought to pass for mankind. For fleeting dreams have two gates: one is fashioned of horn and one of ivory. Those which pass through the one of sawn ivory are deceptive, bringing tidings which come to nought, but those which issue from the one of polished horn bring true results when a mortal sees them. – Homer
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Paine was an English born American political activist during the revolutionary war . His writings inspired the people of the early colonies to declare independence from Britain.
His most powerful and famous writing was a pamphlet called Common Sense in 1776.
Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not yet sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favor; a long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defence of custom. But tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason.
As a long and violent abuse of power is generally the means of calling the right of it in question, (and in matters too which might never have been thought of, had not the sufferers been aggravated into the inquiry,) and as the king of England hath undertaken in his own right, to support the parliament in what he calls theirs, and as the good people of this country are grievously oppressed by the combination, they have an undoubted privilege to inquire into the pretensions of both, and equally to reject the usurpations of either.
In the following sheets, the author hath studiously avoided every thing which is personal among ourselves. Compliments as well as censure to individuals make no part thereof. The wise and the worthy need not the triumph of a pamphlet; and those whose sentiments are injudicious or unfriendly, will cease of themselves, unless too much pains is bestowed upon their conversion.
The cause of America is, in a great measure, the cause of all mankind. Many circumstances have, and will arise, which are not local, but universal, and through which the principles of all lovers of mankind are affected, and in the event of which, their affections are interested. The laying a country desolate with fire and sword, declaring war against the natural rights of all mankind, and extirpating the defenders thereof from the face of the earth, is the concern of every man to whom nature hath given the power of feeling; of which class, regardless of party censure, is
Today is January 14, 2014. It time to show off your pet today because it’s National Dress Up Your Pet Day. Will you dress your dog up formal and your cat in Nike or Adidas? Let’s make sure they look their best today. Send us your pics and we’ll share them with everyone.
1953 – J. Edgar Hoover declined a six-figure offer to be the president of the International Boxing Club. 1970 – Billy Casper became the second golfer in history to top the $1-million mark in career earnings when he won the Los Angeles Open golf tournament. 1973 – Owners of American League baseball teams voted to adopt the designated-hitter rule on a trial basis. 1976 – Dorothy Hamill won her third consecutive national figure skating championship. 1976 – The Soviet Olympic team walked off the ice in protest to the rough tactics of the Philadelphia Flyers. 1995 – NHL owners and Players ended a 103 day lockout. It was announced that the regular season would be reduced to 48 games and would start January 20. 2002 – Muhammad Ali received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 2007 – It was announced that David Beckham had signed a five-year $250 million contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy. 2010 – Mark McGwire admitted that he used steroids on and off for nearly a decade. The timeframe including the 1998 season when he broke the then single-season home run record.
Today in Television History from On This Day
1958 – “Seahunt” debuted on CBS-TV. The show was aired on the network for four years. 1963 – The Beatles made their first national TV appearance in the U.K. They performed the song “Please Please Me” on the show “Thank Your Lucky Stars.” 1983 – “The Joy of Painting” aired for the first time.
Ethan Allen 1738
Francis X. Bushman 1883
Ray Bolger 1904
Paul Henried 1908
Max Roach 1925
Johnnie Ray 1927
Gisele MacKenzie (LaFleche) 1927
Donald Brooks 1928
Sherrill Milnes 1935
Ronnie Hawkins 1935
Willie McCovey 1938
Sal Mineo 1939
Bill Toomey 1939
Scott McKenzie 1939
Walter Hill 1941
Jim Croce 1943
Frank Sinatra Jr. 1944
Ronny Light 1945
Rod Stewart 1945
Bob Lang (Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders) 1946
Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) 1948
Cyril Neville (The Neville Brothers) 1948
George Foreman 1949
Bobby Rahal 1953
Pat Benatar 1953
Michel Schenker (Scorpions) 1955
Shawn Colvin 1958
Curt Kirkwood (Meat Puppets) 1959
Evan Handler 1961
Brad Roberts (Crash Test Dummies) 1963
Trini Alvarado 1967
Chris Smith (Kris Kross) 1979
Josh Ryan Evans 1982
1947 – The children’s television program “Howdy Doody,” hosted by Bob Smith, made its debut on NBC. 1964 – The Supremes made their first appearance on TV’s “Ed Sullivan Show.” 1971 – The “Sonny & Cher Show” began airing on CBS. The show ran for four 1/2 years. 1979 – The pilot episode of “Knots Landing” aired on CBS.
Today in Sports History
1980 – Calvin Murphy (Rockets) began free throw streak of 78 consecutive shots made. 1981 – Wayne Gretzky (Edmonton Oilers) became the fastest NHL player to get to 100 points in a season. It only took him 38 games. 1998 – The Dallas Cowboys became the first team to sweep all of their NFC East games in a season. 1998 – Emmitt Smith (Dallas Cowboys) set an NFL record for career touchdowns. 2000 – Mario Lemeiux (Pittsburgh Penguins) returned to the National Hockey League (NHL) as a player after over 3 years of retirement. He was the first owner-player in the modern era of pro sports. Lemieux had purchased the Pittsburgh Penguins during his retirement from playing. 2003 – New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner fainted at a memorial service. He was released from the hospital the following day.
Oklahoma woman celebrates 113th birthday OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 26 (UPI) — An Oklahoma woman who celebrated her 113th birthday Christmas Eve said she passes her days playing bridge and doesn’t need help getting up from her chair.
1986 – “Search for Tomorrow” was seen for the last time on CBS-TV. The show had been on the air for 35-years. 1991 – Michael Jackson was featured on ABC-TV’s “Entertainers ’91.” The show featured the top 20 entertainers of 1991.
Today in Sports History
1908 – Texan boxer “Galveston Jack” Johnson knocked out Tommy Burns in Sydney, Australia, to become the first black boxer to win the world heavyweight title. 1917 – Harry Cameron (Toronto Maple Leafs) became the first defenseman to score four goals in a game. 1927 – The East-West Shrine football game featured numbers on both the front and back of players’ jerseys. 1928 – Johnny Weissmuller announced his retirement from amateur swimming. At the time he held all world swimming records for free-style swimming from 50 to 880 yards. 1941 – Booby Riggs won his first pro tennis game. 1968 – Ted Green (Boston Bruins) set a National League Hockey (NHL) penalty record when he recorded 3 minors, 2 majors and 2 game misconducts. 1974 – The Washington Capitals achieved their first NHL sellout. 1986 – Doug Jarvis, age 31, set a National Hockey League (NHL) record as he skated in his 916th consecutive game. Jarvis eventually set the individual record for most consecutive games played with 964. 2001 – “Ali,” starring Will Smith, opened in the U.S. 2001 – Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) became the first goalie to win 500 NHL games.
Holiday display mannequin prompts 911 call BERKELEY LAKE, Ga., Dec. 25 (UPI) — A Georgia couple said a Christmas display joke involving a mannequin dangling from their home resulted in a visit from police, firefighters and paramedics.
Man arrested for bathroom camera SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 25 (UPI) — A Texas man has been arrested after installing a hidden bathroom camera at his work that recorded him wearing a name tag setting it up, police said.
Surfing Santas group draws a crowd in Fla. COCOA BEACH, Fla., Dec. 25 (UPI) — More than 200 Santa impersonators dove into the Atlantic ocean in Florida to make the largest ever “Surfin’ Santas” charity event, officials said.
1951 – Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” was first broadcast by NBC. It was the first opera written specifically for television. 1955 – The Lennon Sisters debuted as featured vocalists on “The Lawrence Welk Show” on ABC-TV. 1948 – For the first time ever, a midnight Mass was broadcast on television. It was held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.
Today in Sports History
1967 – Joe Namath (New York Jets) became the first NFL quarterback to pass for 4,000 yards. 1981 – Reggie Jackson announced that he would join Gene Autry’s California Angels for the 1982 season. 2000 – 36 minutes after the end of a game, both the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins were called back to the playing field. The teams had to play the final 3 seconds of the game which the Dolphins had won 27-24. The end result did not change.
1943 – WRGB Schenectady broadcasted the first complete opera, “Hansel and Gretel.” 1951 – A NFL championship game was televised nationally for the first time. The Los Angeles Rams beat the Cleveland Browns 24-17. The DuMont Network had paid $75,000 for the rights to the game.
Today in Sports History
1951 – A NFL championship game was televised nationally for the first time. The Los Angeles Rams beat the Cleveland Browns 24-17. The DuMont Network had paid $75,000 for the rights to the game. 1972 – The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Oakland Raiders 13-7 in an NFL playoff game on a last-second play that was dubbed the “Immaculate Reception.” Pittsburgh’s Franco Harris caught a deflected pass and ran it in for the winning touchdown. 1991 – Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Chuck Noll retired after 23 seasons. He was the only coach to win four Super Bowls. 1995 – Tonya Harding and Mike Smith were married. 1997 – Jari Kurri (Colorado Avalanche) became the 8th NHL player to score 600 goals.