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October 20, 2014

 

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October 20, 2014

On This Day, October 20 …

1993 - Attorney General Janet Reno warned the TV industry to limit the violence in their programs.

Quotes

"You are making progress if each mistake is a new one." ~ Author unknown

“Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.” ~ James Bovard, 1956-    , American libertarian author & lecturer

"There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers." ~ Saint Teresa of Jesus [of Avila], 1515-1582, Carmelite reformer, Doctor of the Church

“I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.” ~ George Washington, 1732-1799, first American president

"Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer." ~ Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens], 1835-1910, American humorist & author ("Adventures of Huckleberry Finn")

"My theory is that there is a finite amount of intelligence in a family, and you’re supposed to gradually transfer it to your children over a period of many years. This is why your parents started to get so stupid just at the time in your life when you were getting really smart." ~ David "Dave" Barry, 1947-    , Pulitzer Prize-winning American humor columnist & author ("Babies and Other Hazards of Sex")