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"Tokyo Rose"

She died on this day two years ago. Her real name was Iva Tougri and she was trapped in Japan after World War II started. She got a job for Radio Tokyo. She didn't actually call herself Tokyo Rose but she was tried and convicted of treason because she was an American citizen. She served a sentence of several years. When she was release one of first things she did was to a guest at a Marine corp reunion. Before President Ford left office he granted her a full pardon because of evidenc

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Mickey Rooney

This is Mickey Rooney's birthday. He is 88. He is the only male star left from the 30ths. He has be acting in movies for almost as many years as he is old. He appeared with all of the other male stars at MGM. He gave us the line "Let's get a barn and put on a show." He been married to a lot of different women.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

A new book about the Gulag

During the early 30ths great number of Americans went to the Soviet Union. There is a new book called "The Forsaken" about these people These people were treated very badly. The Soviets cut off all contact with their relatives in the US. Great numbers ended in the Gulag. How can these stories continue to surprise people.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Healing

I have spent the last two weeks laid up with a swollen right foot. Tomorrow I am attending the all day Constitution Day event at Cato. I got to the library in northern Virginia today even with the commuter buses having a strike.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Some of my critics

Some of the SCUM on OL are upset because I actually criticize the religion of peace called Islam. Just to make my position I intend to continue to attack Islam when the followers are unwilling to peaceful. The followers of the religion need to stop threaten to kill people who disagree with them. They should stop trying to impose Sharia law on people who don't want it.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Morton Sobell Confesses

Who is Morton Sobell. In the early 50ths Mr Sobell was convicted of conspiracy to committed espionage for the Soviet Union. The spy ring included Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, David and Ruth Greenglass and were involved in providing information to the Soviet Union about the atomic bomb being built at Los Alamos. The Rosenberg were executed in 1953. They are the only Americans executed for spying during the Cold War. Mr Sobell was a lesser member of this spy ring who was not involved in t

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Swat teams, dogs, no knock raids

I have just finishing watching the Cato Forum on this topic. It was excellent. The best speaker being from LEAP who said that the problem is the second Prohibition. I hope all readers of my blog will go to Cato.org and look at this program

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Bad News

I have recently found out that the LP is not on the DC ballot. The LP candidate for President has been on in every election since 1976. The requirement is easy. I am not happy.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

The Palin Effect

The GOP got a big bounce and some polls have McCain-Palin leading. I said McCain-Palin not just McCain. Sarah Palin was the big deal at the convention and she made McCain look good The GOP could still lose but it's a great tight race now. The Republicans have lots of negatives including their incumbent president. The vice-president is supposed to change anyone but I think Sarah Palin has to the Republican's good.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Charles and Susanna Thomlinson

These two individuals were two of the finest people I have ever met. Charles died about three years ago of cancer. Susanna has been unable to attend the TOC Summer Seminar since 2005. They were both beautiful, bright people. They brought all their children and grand-children to a couple of Summer Seminars. Charles has a wonderful defense of logging in his book "A View From My Stump" which I recommend to all. They are missed by all who knew them

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

"The Story on Page One"

I was reminded of this movie while watching a documentary about Rita Hayworth on TCM. The movie was released in early 60ths starring Rita, Gig Young, and Anthony Francoise. It also has a wonderful performance by Mildred Dunnock has Gig Young's smothering mother. Gig and Rita play the accused murders of Rita's abusive husband. Francoise plays Rita's attorney. It has a great scrip and good acting yet I have never seen it on TV. I think it is one of Rita's better performances in her

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Gilda

I have finally seen this movie. As I said on OL proper it is very well done and acted. Rita is luscious. Gilda has a good script and good acting.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

My Posts on Objectivist Living

A group of other posters don't like the fact that I have not joined the RON PAUL REVOLUTION and I criticize the great man. A Great thinker said judge and be prepared to be judged for your judgments. I am prepared to be judged for my judgments. Dr. Paul has attracted a bunch of whiners for supporters.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

The Lacrosse Case Again

We are still waiting on some of the defense motions to dismiss. The hearings are in September. The really big news is that Crystal Magnum the "dancer" has a book coming out. If she does not give a full confession of wrong-doing I will not even look at it. From the information about the book on Durham in Wonderland she will probably have many suits against her after the book comes out.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

William Shatner, Captain Kirk and Star Trek

I have been reading William Shatner's autobiography "Up till Now". Shatner has been acting for a very long time starting in the 50ths in television in Canada and then on the US networks. The part he will be most remembered for is Captain James T. Kirk of the Star Ship Enterprise. Star trek has been shown in reruns for years and been spun off with at least four spin-offs. Shatner tells of people coming up to him in airport and reciting whole episodes of the show. Shatner spends a page

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Radicals for Happiness

Radicals for Happiness is my external blog devoted to sharing things of joy, movie and book reviews, links to music and other positive matters. The last five posts have included entries on Rita Hayworth and the movie Gilda, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Heinlein's Citizen of the Galaxy, 25 Articles by Christopher Hitchens and a Link to a three hour interview with the fiercely pro-Western writer Ralph Peters. You are invited to view Radicals for Happiness and leave a comment there, or make suggestio

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