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Boston – Image Gallery

Via: Shorpy – ‘Always Something Intersting’

Babe Ruth, Bill Carrigan, Jack Barry and Vean Gregg of the Boston Red Sox in 1916.


See more images of Boston, Massachusetts; HERE:



The Babe Ruth Story is a 1948 baseball film biography of Babe Ruth, the famed New York Yankees slugger.

It stars William Bendix as the ballplayer and Claire Trevor as his wife. It was rush released while Ruth himself was still alive. It makes no mention whatsoever of Ruth’s first wife, Helen.

Reviews were, for the most part, negative. Citing the film’s moments of heavy handedness including a rather contrived reanactment of Babe Ruth’s famous World Series home run against the Chicago Cubs, some critics have even gone far to call it one of the worst sports biopics of all time.



note: As a little kid, I LOVED watching this on TV; over, and over, and over!

f’ the critics!


May 22, 2012 Posted by | celebs, U.S. Cities | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bain and Financial Industry Gave Over $565,000 To Newark Mayor Cory Booker For 2002 Campaign

Via: Think Progress

Yesterday, Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker (D) attacked the Obama campaign for making an issue of Mitt Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital during an appearance on Meet the Press.

While the progressive leader later backed off the criticisms, Republicans have been quick to highlight his comments as an attack against the idea that scrutiny of Mitt Romney’s record as a businessman is fair game.

A ThinkProgress examination of New Jersey campaign finance records for Booker’s first run for Mayor — back in 2002 — suggests a possible reason for his unease with attacks on Bain Capital and venture capital. They were among his earliest and most generous backers.

Contributions to his 2002 campaign from venture capitalists, investors, and big Wall Street bankers brought him more than $115,000 for his 2002 campaign. Among those contributing to his campaign were John Connaughton ($2,000), Steve Pagliuca ($2,200), Jonathan Lavine ($1,000) — all of Bain Capital. While the forms are not totally clear, it appears the campaign raised less than $800,000 total, making this a significant percentage.

He and his slate also jointly raised funds for the “Booker Team for Newark” joint committee. They received more than $450,000 for the 2002 campaign from the sector — including a pair of $15,400 contributions from Bain Capital Managing Directors Joshua Bekenstein and Mark Nunnelly. It appears that for the initial campaign and runoff, the slate raised less than $4 million — again making this a sizable chunk.

In all — just in his FIRST Mayoral run — Booker’s committees received more than $565,000 from the people he was defending.

At least $36,000 of that came from folks at Romney’s old firm.





“C’mon man, $565,000 is only this much!”, he didn’t add.


When they say it’s not about making money, they’re lyin’!


May 22, 2012 Posted by | 2012, Romney | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Quote of the Day”

Via: Think Progress

“I figured a way out — a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers. But I couldn’t get it passed through Congress.

Build a great big large fence, 150 or 100 miles long. Put all the lesbians in there. Fly over and drop some food.

Do the same thing with the queers and the homosexuals.

Have that fence electrified so they can’t get out. Feed ‘em, and– And you know what?

In a few years they’ll die out. You know why? They can’t reproduce.”

Pastor Charles Worley – North Carolina


Read more, HERE:



May 22, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 3 Comments

Rob Woodall (R-GA) – ‘GOP Moran of the Day’

Via: NPR

Members of Congress are often criticized for what they do — or rather, what they don’t do.

But what about what they say and, more specifically, how they say it? It turns out that the sophistication of congressional speech-making is on the decline, according to the open government group the Sunlight Foundation.

Since 2005, the average grade level at which members of Congress speak has fallen by almost a full grade.


Georgia Republican Rep. Rob Woodall (see photo) registers the second-lowest grade level: 8.01.

An example of Woodall’s speech: “What do they say about socialism, Mr. Speaker? It’s a great plan until you run out of other people’s money. Guess what? We’ve run out of other people’s money. I just want to show you a chart.”

That’s five sentences, an average of about 7.5 words per sentence.

My mother will probably be embarrassed to hear this news,” Woodall says, “but I’m glad to know I’m not obfuscating our challenges with words that are too complicated.”


Woodall is part of the large freshman class that came into Congress in 2010 — many of them backed by the Tea Party movement.



May 22, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Birmingham – Image Gallery

Via: Shorpy ‘Always Something Interesting’

 “Shorpy Higginbotham, an oiler on the tipple at Bessie Mine” — near Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama.

– December, 1910

– Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine


More images of Birmingham, Alabama; HERE:




Via: Morninng on Maple Street

‘Shorpy’ – Henry Sharp Higgenbotham

He was born November 23, 1896, in Jefferson County, Alabama, probably in or near Birmingham. His parents were Phelix (or Felix) Milton Higginbotham and Mary Jane (Nancy) Graham. He had six brothers and three sisters. Felix died in 1917, Mary Jane died in 1946, and one of Henry’s brothers, Jack, died in 1920. Henry married Flora Quinton on November 19, 1927, but he died, two months later, on January 25, 1928.


. . . I had obtained Henry’s death certificate, which stated that he had died from injuries caused by being hit by a falling rock.

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May 22, 2012 Posted by | American photoghaphers, U.S. Cities | , , , , , , | Leave a comment