11 Burst results for "Grace Bedell"
"grace bedell" Discussed on The Daily 202's Big Idea
"The president's tweets ruling that they violated the site's rules about civic and election integrity trump and other administration officials sought to justify the president's comments and minimize the political fallout on twitter trump wrote. that he was only instructing those who vote by mail to follow up at their polling place to make sure the ballots have been counted. Democrats and state election officials from both parties have pushed to make it easier for people to vote by mail to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus at crowded polling places responding to trump's comments biden used the president of trying to de legitimize the US election system. The president's remarks in North Carolina marked his latest attempts to Impune the integrity of mail in voting, which trump believes would favor biden and our final story comes to us from Gillian Briquet cal a reporter for the posts history block retrievals house speaker. Nancy. Pelosi was slammed by Republicans this week after Fox News obtained surveillance footage of her inside a San Francisco Salon the Problem California stylists have been banned from working indoors for months because of the pandemic and the footage showed her with her mask pulled down her neck. The White House pounced on it, and even the owner of the Salon said it was a quote slap in the face. Pelosi. Insisted it was set up the stylist had told her it was okay to have one client inside at a time and she had her mask down only briefly while getting a shampoo but we can't say history didn't warn her haircuts styles have been landing politicians in hot water for a long time in nineteen ninety-three. The. Washington Post's reliable source revealed that President Bill Clinton got a haircut aboard air. Force One as it sat on a runway in Los. Angeles other outlets reported the trim had delete commercial flights. The rumours of an air traffic jam turned out to be untrue but the cost of the haircut two hundred dollars was still a scandal nearly fifteen years later, former senator. John Edwards seemed to almost repeat Clinton's hair force one fiasco once again, media reported on his expensive haircuts from Beverly Hills stylist. But this time they cost four hundred dollars the stylist was flown in the charges showed up on Edwards campaign spending reports, Edwards who is running for president on an anti poverty platform said he was embarrassed and reimbursed the campaign. But it turned out that wasn't his only hair reason campaign behavior. He was also having an extramarital affair. Edwards was eventually indicted on corruption charges at trial. He was found not guilty on one charge and a mistrial was declared on the other charges and in two thousand twelve, the New York Post claimed the disgraced politician was going to super cuts where the charge was twelve dollars and ninety five cents but political hair changes are not always perilous. On. The campaign trail in eighteen sixty Abraham Lincoln was described as gaunt hatchet faced and a horrid looking wretch. Then he got a letter from eleven year old Grace Bedell who advised him if you will let your whiskers grow, you would look a great deal. Better he listened and perhaps more importantly that style tip.
"grace bedell" Discussed on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast
"I do like and of released an album released at midnight. I didn't tell anyone it's just. There is I'm going to show. It will be the sort of you know incredible show with the best thing on that flex, but I'm not telling anyone. She's just become this incredible master of her own PR and she doesn't even gymnasts, so maybe she's. Showing us how it's going to be done, but I think celebrity looks like a pretty miserable existence and I would hate to have it is really. Nice little apart from going appointments of. Employees loved together and celebrity pointless, even though I would protest that not everybody, but you could. You could definitely. overqualified for the. Word Richard Osman Il Ilet you. I I love it with I your at brilliant at this, and this is obviously what what you David finding these. Funny. Historical source I think it does bring. History alive I think he's great kids. Obviously our histories and everything's of to make it funny, but it's but also adas link is such an important thing to. Put on I think the humorous incidents with life at within history of the other things that bring it to life as well and I'm humanize historical figures, but I was. I was really like the bit about Abram. Abraham Lincoln the White Group which I was not aware. Story. So the story, the story is that Abraham. Lincoln was. The very smooth faced man, very tall and quite weird looking. He might have had Marfan Syndrome which made him price a long and he receives. He was running for election running for office as President, obviously, any received a letter Miguel, who grace Bedell I think it was and she was about eleven years old. She wasn't old enough to vote of course, but she wrote to me saying. To Lincoln. I think you're bit weird looking and. My Mom's not GonNa, vote for you because you awared face. Maybe we'll fancy growing some sideburns. Awesome mutton chops are in might hide some of the weird. which you know on the face of it, you're like that's a bit bit route, but. He then visited her town specifically to go and meet her and lent down this vital man. Let down to the story small goal, and then just whispering. Aaron said grace of my whiskas foyer. SA- clearly, he took the advice of neural and became. Abraham. Lincoln, the president of workers, so I think what we're. What we're saying here is the all politicians should take the grooming advice for. In zoolander, secure or insecure, I'm not sure to go. In case others people think that it's but lovely. Great stuff I have this. There's lots of talked about in this book. You should read it. It's a very good book. Than famous look at that. I'm going to read it all when I'm finished writing my own. It's defined that I think writing books is the hardest thing yet. Of all the kind of writing jobs, yes, it's I'm my one. Luckily rented the show and a lot based on my own experience. Some things have already so it's a bit easier to put together something like that I. Think you know you want? You're going to libraries presumably surfing the Internet and I sent to me from the library. Which is nice, an interest rate I've read about thousand things so that the new the bibliographies quite long. Yeah took four years reading old newspapers magazines. paraphernalia as well from eighteenth century nineteenth century stuff about an inch reading local scholarship article journal Articles, PhD, theses by academics, and PhD students, whatever and just trying to get understand it, but yeah. I ended up with one point four million words of notes. which then had to be cut down to one hundred thirty five thousand words for book, so it was so terrifying. This guy is. Does this go in the book I squeezing in getting the? Changing actually again. These action you talk about how on the first day of right in the you came down, says to discover that David Bowie died and Shit in Vogue. We've got the new that kind of change that immediately changed the direction the but was gonNA. Go in. So you as your research in these things. Did you. Did you start with a start with a with an idea of it was going well. Did that change as you? As you researched a yeah, it was A slight SNARK yeah, studying more cheeky book, probably a bit more like new celebrities. Are they like? And, then on the very morning, started literally twenty minutes into me beginning. Chapter one celebrity. What is it? What a Lotta! Fuck is. From well, I'm flying. My phone went on and told me news update and look down and David. Bowie had died, and obviously this was a huge Scheldt because in January two thousand sixteen. He just released brandon three days before, so everyone was like Oh. You both got new staff. That's interesting. That's very. Good. I'll give it listen and. So everyone was expecting David Bowie to be like doing promo doing ause doing shows you know playing his staff and he was dead, and people freaked out, and they just twisted just lost. It's kind of a perspective that was the only story going on twitter, and so I switched on radio show and I love Lauren. And she just turned to show into a eulogy when people phoning in saying what David Bowie had meant to them and the kind of. Genuinely moving tributes this person who shaped so many lives and I went. Oh bollocks! I've got my book is. A sort of snarky cheeky, not history of celebrity actually account that that's not that's not right. Celebrity remains. Something is actually very powerful. It has a really important role in society. To take this seriously said the book is funny. It's not lie hearted, and whatever Badgley I come down on. The side of saying celebrity is not vacuous in an. Crap actually it can be really powerful, and it can shape the ethical conversations we have. It can shape the kind of society. We live in the kind of rules. We WanNa live the people we want to be as individuals so David Bowie's death was very sad, but it did actually give me a sort of a fresh insight into how I could improve the book without even having Greater, which is nice. I'm, I'm delighted. He died. I'm glad this otherwise wouldn't have been as good. I'll be here. We gladis data's well I suspect that everybody would prefer to have been alive, but I think. Anyone watching this one. It's bad that he's dead. Greg. Book. I don't think Adam box. That's what we're taking in Buxton, loved everybody. I think he would probably be thinking now. No I'd rather have bobby I think he'd rather iodide. No I, think that's. It's a difficult. Ask him next time he's on. Every we sophie's choice from. But you may go. I don't think I've asked you. This was. A question I've only start asking since you lost. Is is good question for you. If forgive me if I've asked before identical half if you could have one item they if all the museums and not gathered in the world I'm guessing probably museums Are Allowed to choose. Officers well got together and said we love Greg Gina. We're GONNA. Let him take one thing home, and it's his from any museum. Will Gallery of any kind can be something valuable something that you're interested. In which one thing would you take from Feel Self. Okay. I would take the bio tapestry. I'll give you two reasons. Why firstly saying it's incredibly important as a were of a glorious piece of medieval embroidery tapestry, embroidery and formative are obviously it would be wonderful to have A. Book Fair. BY TAPESTRY RIGHT THERE! So. I I know exactly what looks like I it, but the reason I want it is that seventy five meters long I would unfurl in my garden. I would then. Get a bucket of water and some gelatin I would lay sula gelatin sort on the water, and I'd use it as a slip light seven. Oh my a sliding seventy five meters all the way to the death of King Harald around the eye and then I probably stop. That's fantastic fantastic to that question. Fantastic brilliant look, we've taken up a lot of your time and I know you have a young child as I massively appreciate..
"grace bedell" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"It failed now one reason why it failed was fillable name of Samuel Felton who was the president of the Philadelphia Wilmington and Baltimore railroad yes the film is and run the railroad and the way that route will just run back then you would have sections that someone have the kinda northeast corner Daniel Felton had that kind of had parts of Philadelphia you know and it was a P. W. O. B. the Philadelphia Washington Baltimore railroad and this was affection and the problem was that everyone knew Abraham Lincoln was gonna be riding this row row why it was no secret service back them when they were bringing Abraham Lincoln from Illinois to Washington DC they published his schedule every day in the newspaper they tell you who is meeting with what time he was getting off the train where you can be if that's how you got to meet and see the new president they thought it was a good idea because remember no president had ever been killed yet so they have no secret service is there some police could escorts of course locally and he has his friends the other kind of rag tag crew that's with a mobile friends but it's kind of like hiring high school buddy because he has a gun and think Hey hang with me from case something bad happens it's not really official and Samuel Feldman get picked off that you're going to either blow up Israel road wreckage railroad somehow keep Lincoln from reaching his inauguration and so wanted to of course preserves railroad he makes the bold move of all and he hires a man named of course Allan Pinkerton the great private detective Allan Pinkerton from Chicago he moved to Chicago because he wants to help fight crime literally like you know if you disappear on self and Allen Pinkard him is the man who started work in the case we have an entire team and he has a woman whose name keep warm and she's twenty six years old when she first walked into his office you see the ad for a private detective in the newspaper and she comes in and says I want the job this is a time of course when no one is hiring a woman in law enforcement much less as a private eye any sense or like you know you should have the job of the secretary why you want to be the prime dying she says people gonna talk to me very differently because I'm a woman Allan Pinkerton is so smart he realizes he's absolutely right and their motto the Pinkerton national detective agency has a motto we never sleep in fact their their logo is a big giant eyeball a wide open night it's where we get jammed the name private eye from comes from Pinkerton logo that's where it is never sleep in big guy privatized invented and this is who starts taking on the case to make sure that the linking conspiracy never happens what is the essence of a credible story and I might add is filled out with such interesting other little tidbits August to a pass along a few of them one would be the candidacy of Abraham Lincoln not Abraham Abraham Lincoln what was that all the clubs when they finally our elected like we got a we got our man for president we got our nominee New York times runs a story on and they make a big poster of it can deliver spelling his name wrong they're calling in Abraham Lincoln they don't even know know how to spell his name they certainly don't know what he looks like it's amazing to me that here he is arguably one of most famous Americans who ever lived in history Abraham Lincoln and he keeps his soul on known back then and so one tested no one even knows his name in fact one of the last things he does before he leaves for Washington DC if he goes back home again he wants to see his father's grave you want to say goodbye to his step mom we love the doors this is beautiful moment in the book where Abraham Lincoln said he's a step mom for the first time in years and he is so big that he puts his arms around her she's sitting in a rocking chair he puts his arm around her and the whole rocking chair and how do them together and they have this wonderful time together recounting stories of his youth but when you leave she's crying he's apparently crying to and she says I'm worried I'm never going to see you again because I think they're going to assassinate him and she's absolutely right she's never going to see him again but this is to me the one of those moments it just humanizes Abraham Lincoln yeah and another one and we've heard this story before but maybe not in the complete context and that is page one hundred thirteen a letter from a little girl named grace Bedell R. wanted details so great but dell as you said it's an eleven year old girl who right Abraham Lincoln of a letter fanmail read it back to the to the presidency thank you you know my brother some unable to view some of them won't I think you do better if you grow a beard they rambling is clean shaven at that point I think you do better if you grow a beard any right you're back in thanks for telling me about growing the beard we don't we we don't know whether he's going to it because of her and not it's really hard to say when you look at the letter closely but sure enough Abraham Lincoln starts growing the most famous beard in American history this is such a fantastic story and again out now Brad Meltzer who with Josh meds has written the link in conspiracy it is published by flatiron books and subtitled the secret plot to kill America's sixteenth president and why it failed it is a page Turner Brad you've done it again I appreciate a leader you know one of the things I want to talk about is one of my favorite moments in the book and it's with that moment where they finally get the hell they have to tell Abraham Lincoln that is there's a plot against them to murder him and in the middle of the night Abraham Lincoln's exhausted but they get into the hotel room and they say you know Sir listen there's a pocket yo yo you have a big event in Philadelphia tomorrow but we need to get out of bed when you get to add to your earlier gonna save your life it seems like good advice but Abraham Lincoln in a moment says I'm not leaving and they're like what are you talking about he said I gotta do the Philadelphia event why this is what's planned in Philadelphia the next day in Philadelphia the next day they are honoring one of Abraham Lincoln heroes a man named George Washington and Abraham Lincoln does not want to miss honoring George Washington so sure enough he goes to the event to honor George Washington at independence hall the next day they need talk there about the at the place where the declaration of independence was signed you talk about how we need to live with the ideals of the declaration we must have opportunity equal chance for all and he says we can't can't see the country without giving up that principle and Abraham Lincoln pauses in Amman we found the actual speech in the recounting of it because then it says I was about to say but I would rather be a fascinating on this spot then should render how much so Mason in that moment he knows Abraham Lincoln knows that there's a cost to kill somebody could be assassinated on that spot and if that will work on this part right after that moment soon after a whisker away I won't tell you how to get him out of there but it's pretty awesome to watch and that's where they start on their trek to actually say they bring him again by but my gosh I saw that I was like we've lost tell the story an amazing story Brad thank you again Sir we'll be back in just a moment the.
"grace bedell" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"Failed now one reason why it failed was fillable name of Samuel Felton who was the president of the Philadelphia Wilmington and Baltimore railroad yes Daniel felt is and run the railroad and the way that railroad just run back then you would have sections that someone have the kind of Northeast Corridor scandal Felton had this kind of had the parts of Philadelphia you know and it was a P. W. O. B. the Philadelphia Washington Baltimore railroad and this was a section and the problem was that everyone knew that Abraham Lincoln was gonna be riding this row row why it was no secret service back them when they were bringing Abraham Lincoln from Illinois to Washington DC they published his schedule every day in the newspaper they tell you who is meeting with what time that he was getting off the train where you could be there that's how you got to meet and see the new president they thought it was a good idea because remember no president had ever been killed yet so they have no secret service is there some police cook escorts of course locally and he has his friends the other kind of rag tag crew that's with a mobile friends but it's kind of like hiring high school buddy because he has a gun and think Hey hang with me in case something bad happens it's not really official and Samuel Felton gets picked off that they're going to either blow up Israel road wreckage railroad somehow keep Lincoln from reaching his inauguration and so wanted to of course preserves railroad he makes the bold move of all and he hires a man named of course Allan Pinkerton the great private detective Allen figures from Chicago he moved to Chicago because he wants to help fight crime literally like you know if you disappear on self and Allen Pinkard him is the man who can start work in the case but I have an entire team and he has a woman whose name Kate Warne and she's twenty six years old when she first walked into his office she sees an ad for a private detective in the newspaper and she comes and says I want the job this is a time of course when no one is hiring a woman in law enforcement much less as a private high any sense or like you know you should have the job of the secretary why you want to be deprived dying she says people are going to talk to me very differently because I'm a woman Allan Pinkerton is so smart he realizes she's absolutely right and their motto the Pinkerton national detective agency have a motto we never sleep in fact their their logo is a big giant eyeball a wide open night it's where we get jammed the name private eye from comes from Pinkerton's logo that's where it is never sleep in big guy privatized invented and this is who starts taking on the case to make sure that the linking conspiracy never happens what is it it's such an incredible story and I might add is filled out with such interesting other little tidbits August to a pass along a few of them one would be the candidacy of Abraham Lincoln not Abraham Abraham Lincoln what was that all the backroads when they finally our elected like we got a we got our man for president we got our nominee New York times runs a story on and they make a big poster of it consistently are spelling his name wrong they're calling him Abraham Lincoln they don't even know how to spell his name they certainly don't know what he looks like it's amazing to me that here he is arguably one of most famous Americans is ever lived in history Abraham Lincoln NE keep ski so are known back then and so one tested no one even knows his name in fact one of the last things he does before he leaves for Washington DC if he goes back home again he wants to see his father's grave you want to say goodbye to his step mom we love the doors this is beautiful moment in the book where Abraham Lincoln said he sees a step mom for the first time in years and he is so big that he puts his arms around her she's sitting in a rocking chair he puts his arm around her and the whole rocking chair and how do them together and they have this wonderful time together recounting stories of his use but when you leave she's crying he's apparently crying to and she says I'm worried I'm never going to see you again because I think they're going to assassinate him and she's absolutely right she's never going to see him again but this is to me the one of those moments such as human eyes Abraham Lincoln yeah and and another one and we've heard this story before but maybe not in the complete context and that is page one hundred thirteen a letter from a little girl named grace Bedell wanted details so grace Bedell as you said it's an eleven year old girl who right Abraham Lincoln on a letter head bow right is it Alexa death to the presidency and she basically said you know my brother some unable to view some of them won't I think you do better if you grow a beard they rambling is clean shaven at that point I think you do better if you grow a beard Eddie right Sir back in so thanks for telling me about growing the beard we don't we don't know whether he's going to is because of her and not it's really hard to say when you look at the letter closely but sure enough Abraham Lincoln starts growing the most famous beard in American history this is such a fantastic story again out now Brad Meltzer who with Josh mensch has written the link in conspiracy it is published by flatiron books and subtitled a secret plot to kill America's sixteenth president and why it failed it is a page Turner Brad you've done it again I appreciate a leader you know one of the things I want to talk about one of my favorite moments in the book and it's with that moment where they finally get to tell they have to tell Abraham Lincoln that is there's a plot against them to murder him and in the middle of the night Abraham Lincoln's exhausted but they get into the hotel room and they say you know serve lesson as a pocket you know you you have a big event in Philadelphia tomorrow but we need you to skip that event we get to add here earlier gonna save your life it seems like good advice but Abraham Lincoln in that moment says I'm not leaving and I'm like what are you talking about he said I gotta do the Philadelphia event why this is what's planned in Philadelphia the next day in Philadelphia the next day they are honoring one of Abraham Lincoln's heroes a man named George Washington and Abraham Lincoln does not want to miss honoring George Washington so sure enough he goes to the event to honor George Washington at independence hall the next day they need talk there about that at the place where the declaration of independence was signed you talk about how we need to live with the ideals of the declaration hi we must have opportunity equal chance for all and he says we can't can't see the country without giving up that principle and Abraham Lincoln pauses in Amman we found the actual speech in the recounting of it because then it says I was about to say but I would rather be assassinated on this spot tends to render what's so amazing in that moment he knows Abraham Lincoln knows that there's a plot to kill somebody could be assassinated on that spot and if that will work with this part right after that moment soon after a whisker away I won't tell you how to get him out of there but it's pretty awesome to watch and that's where they start on their trek to actually say they bring him again by but my gosh I saw that my with like we've lost tell the story.
"grace bedell" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"You listen to podcasts you know you're doing lengthen your neck right Gary Hoffman yeah I mean it could be different now that's right might be bigger than it was are you saying I've been adding muscle mass no Gary Indiana at ten AM okay on KFI six forty Conway show will get tort against your back at this in a second but if you see a lot of cop cars in east LA there was a guy who assaulted somebody with a rifle didn't say the shot or not may have had with the rifle and then fled the cops ended up in a rail yard there and he's hiding under at target truck a truck that delivers you know goods to our local target stores and so the surrounding I'm with comp because I got to make sure he does not have a rifle and kill one of these are injured one of these cops so if you see the helicopter in east LA a lot of cop cars that's what's going on all right Brad Meltzer is back with us the linking conspiracy is out now operand can you go to book signings are they allowing you to do any or did they shut that down you know what we did is we're doing all virtual events we're doing tomorrow night we have one on the east coast where you can actually get personalized books because my local store each of your books if you go to books and books to go to my website you'll see right on there you can find the link all my social media actually as opposed to today if you want to book for father's day you want to book for mother's day or you know they'll be a little late for mother's day but what I think that your father's day and I'm personalized I'm signing where you know everyone adapting so it's pretty amazing to watch the world make the work yeah I see this site tomorrow it's going to be a twelve thirty or nine thirty our time nine thirty AM our time tomorrow on Facebook dot com slash Brad Meltzer and that's a pretty cool idea you know you know to travel anymore yeah and then we do another one at the four o'clock your time with you and the one of books and books where people you know you go when you can buy a book and the and the actually get it signed by me because it's a local store and I'm just trying to support the local independent here sure you know and if you look you know looking at do that support the local independent here they needed every but local independent in the country the help right now yeah everybody does I took goal getting back to Lincoln what was that well first what was the secret service established by then and if not or what kind of protection that they that they offer the president here you know back then when this first original sticker pocket killing him with taking place again for years before John Wilkes booth but when this first happened super service isn't doing any security that doesn't happen until eighteen sixty five when John Holland puts a bullet in his head so all we can have then you'll love this is linking on this train ride will be leaving from Illinois in going to Washington DC to be sworn in here so you've got some cops in every local stop within each city stopping the shake hands basically bring his body was like got a knife and a gun so it's kind of I guess your tough guy friend from high school be like come on you come with me thank god and of course it's not good enough and don't forget no president has ever been assassinated before so they don't worry they don't even think about it and my favorite moment in the book is when it detectives from the Pinkertons Alan Baker tango that tell Abraham Lincoln that there is a plot to kill any you know they get a minute hot in a hotel room it's late at night Lincoln exhausted and he says Sir I know you have a big event in Philadelphia Mar but let's skip the event let's get chatting earlier in the day for life and link it says I'm not missing any of them Philadelphia and they're like why what's so big about that but here's what happened the next day in Philadelphia the next day in Philadelphia they are honoring one of Abraham Lincoln's heroes and that is that man named George Washington what I think it is not missing George Washington so I haven't done it goes to Philadelphia he gives the speech goblets judgment we found the speech and this is what he says in the speech at independence hall talking about the declaration he said everyone here should have an equal chance but if we can't save the country without that principal Abraham Lincoln pauses and he says I was about to say I would rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender oh my god days it is we know all right we know right there that he knows there's a plot to kill them anything in them I won't room what happened after that but now after that is when they pull him out of there I will tell you how so amazed him and that's where they save his life the your the other thing come out of there and I was like this story is but now that I've never seen anything like it and and how old would our George Washington have banned who's getting on or the next day you know I actually he died I think I think there's like sixty years between of Lincoln was fifty two all companies inaugurated but you know at the end of it the you know Washington dead by them but they're honoring him as you know just as the father of our country they want to raise the flag in honor that's incredible it it's it's amazing though with that you know that that link in would travel with just you know a body but you know for security but didn't have an entire entourage with them as well and we didn't have I mean back then you know obviously the you know the cabinet positions and and all of this yeah I know he does have that right yes yes all yes plenty of people that's not a problem they've got a kid we got it done we've got a you know he's got everyone there and in every stop there's new people so one of my favorite little details in the book is and this is just wild but there's a little girl eleven year old girl named grace Bedell and she writes Lincoln a letter before he went the presidency and said listen my my brother some of the info for you some of the mall I think you'd be better off though if you grow a beard okay Abraham Lincoln at that point clean shaven and he writes back to rent that thank you for your advice thought of taking on the consideration but then he starts growing a beard and it was I guess because of her and on the stop on one of the train stopped the entourage tracked down grace Bedell the reason that the training when Lincoln Caesar she said he felt or it's the beard is a beard I'd refer you grace never ever his whole life clean shaven again she is the cause of the greatest most famous beard in American history and I love that while you're traveling with a link and you may not have security but many got cool stories that's incredible I mean how did you find all the stories I mean you guys must have a you know it must it take you months and months or years to research this no each year I mean there's there's nearly fifty pages of footnotes when you read this book but to me what I love about Josh's we've both always kind of agree on what the cool parts are and and to me that's the fun of the book the fund the book is always trying to figure out you know what that details and and what I love is you see Abraham Lincoln at the start of his career you know we all know that endpoint but I love the you get to see him playing handball I love the you get the CMB in just a guy I love do you get to see him lose the inaugural address because they're so disorganized and I think the mistake we make with our heroes in this country and came here I've talked about this before but is we met build these big statues of them then we worship at their feet we do them a huge disservice because everyone you look up to weather was Abraham Lincoln Rosa Parks or anyone else they have moments where they're scared they're terrified I don't think they can go on but they do and I love that when you read the link and conspiracy you see will Abraham Lincoln one point that early version where he's doubting himself and a reminder to all of us are scared and we're brave and we're terrified and we're amazed and and some of us all in the same pew days some of us in the same few minutes especially these days right now I'm not a flaw that that's the best part of it it's you were human yeah it really is and it's incredible all right all right so this is great to go out and get the book I also brand Bob red belt as well as he also was terrific kids books that especially now when you're stuck inside with you know bunch your kids and you wanted them to read and you want them to learn you've got to pick up some of these some of these books that the brand has how many are total are there in the in the kids series the newest one I am Leonardo da Vinci is number twenty and I am Walt Disney was number nineteen but we yeah so we have a whole library that people use for mining a yard of course I am a brand Lincoln but our goal was to give your kids heroes that could teach your kids kindness and compassion and perseverance that we have everyone from my M. J. good all and I am Neil Armstrong and I'm George Washington and I love the fact that the people that the higher ups at Disney respected you and your work so much that they allowed you to use the Disney characters in your book because without that there it really would have fallen short now listen LSU's Mickey Mouse on the cover that's like that of a big deal right I mean and they never do they were made and they they gave us manuscripts that no one had ever read before early drafts of things to read about that you know if you're gonna do a book called I am Walt Disney you gotta show Mickey you got to show that he's real name when they first design was more to Bernie's wife was like whatever the hell okay maybe she's like what the good news is what they didn't want to call a Mickey and that's how the world it's Mickey Mouse so I love that did the work with us to the left that book that I really really really just saying I will keep promoting this side this event for you tomorrow you get two events one and at nine thirty more in the autumn wanted for I wish you luck and when this whole thing is over and you're now a please come by would love to us it around and and and meet you in person and then talk about your your book you've been very kind to come out of this it as often as you know thank you for supporting me in all the different endeavors man and you have you have done it every level and I just hope you know that friendship integrate killing me I really love it I really love the fact that that you know that we have a you know the I yeah I think you're the only offer that we have on on a on a consistent basis I think that's true we don't do it you know talk a lot about books and die and we first connected with you we knew there was something cool in some specialists you always have an open door and I wish you the best luck for on this and now the kids books.
"grace bedell" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Looking at players with these big beards I decided I'm going to do a little research on beer sold during the game yeah this money around let's say a couple of stories as we go through it two down second inning no score then first pitch fastball for his crime first of all it's a way back to the dawn of humanity dear Jim Bob number one because ladies like them and number two it was the idea of the law of adversaries and wild animals that's correct the ones but this one on a missed right gave you if in fact it was so serious if you look it up there's a divine mandate for beards in Leviticus and Deuteronomy no balls and two strikes the count Stribling from the first base side of the road tried to pitch than ours is probably headed in the right field and it landed on a KK probation the nars a two out single ride and that will bring up Jim miles while we then became a time where Greek dramatist among the popular prejudice sparkling clean shaven men back then clean shaven men well look there's the maybe the feminine and then along came Alexander the great another story Alexander the great was not only great but he also thought he was the greatest looking man in the world all absolutely Stribling ready delivers you to strive and Alexander the great said there is no reason to cover up my beautiful face with a beard and so all of a sudden it started to disappear I love the idea that he felt he was so beautiful one book one strike scribbling ready looks over at nine today heather and that's lined into left field for a base hit nah it's goes to the second so back to back base hits with two out and the batter will be Adam after Alexander the great wanted clean shaven people it got so that the university of Paris Dan long bearded men from the lecture hall that's back in fifteen thirty three and a few years later the city's chief court outlawed beards on judges and advocates and then you got to be the Russian strongman who liked a shade Facebook long the first Belgian personalized did you know that the first woman female king of Egypt wore a fake beer J. convinced people that she was a man yeah her name was passport what was the right one John the please Beijing the road down the mountain time one ball and one strike account then a cushy come to Abraham Lincoln who was clean shaven and a little eleven year old girl named grace Bedell she said to Mister Lincoln if you would grow a beard my Daddy has a beard and my mother will tease him to vote for you well Abraham Lincoln will be here and of course that came up when his chief rival said junior to face an Abraham Lincoln said if I were two faced when I have the face that I'm wearing now Williams of importing wealth two and one.
"grace bedell" Discussed on American Elections: Wicked Game
"But in the North Lincoln also faced an uphill battle to secure the Republican party's nomination so he went on a lecture tour to advertise and solidify his position position on a myriad of issues but mainly slavery by eighteen. Sixty Linkin was a prosperous lawyer Mary to Culture Kentucky Socialite and living in Relative Comfort Comfort. And he's but to the people. He remained relatable. Lincoln never forgot his hard scramble life as a child and spoke to potential voters with a country charm and simplicity implicity. They appreciate it on March fifth. Eighteen Sixty Lincoln delivered one of his lectures to a large crowd at Hartford Connecticut's City Hall there. He told a hypothetical thank story of himself as a father who found snakes lying the bed whereas children's slapped while the audience listened attentively. Lincoln explained that he might try to crush the snake with a stick but that would make the problem worse. Lincoln explained. I might hurt the children more than the snake and it might fight them. The audience gasped asked a nodded. Lincoln continued but if there were a bed newly made up to which the children were to be taken and it was proposed to take a batch of young snakes snakes and put them there with them. I take it no man would say there was any question as to how I ought to decide. A member of the audience cried out of course not the crowd caught onto the metaphor and Lincoln hammered his point home. The New Territories are the newly made bed to which our children are to go and lies with the nation to say whether they have snakes mixed up with them or not. As Lincoln finished his speech. The crowd erupted into cheers through this clear illustration Lincoln had acknowledged the protection of slavery in the states where it already existed while explaining white would be dangerous to future generations of Americans to allow it to spread into the territories one newspaper writer and Harford observed that when Lincoln spoke it was as if the people were listening to their own thinking out loud nother wrote the Tall Illinois lawyer was ineffective speaker because he is earnest strong honest simple in style and clear as crystal in his logic. The lecture tour was a success. For Lincoln and on Thursday may seventeenth eighteen sixty. He received the presidential nomination for the Republican Party. He beat out powerful front runners and nationally known names like William Henry seward and Salmon Chase because of his moderate unwavering anti slavery views his reliability and as historian endorsed Kerns. Goodwin has noted his political intuition after Lincoln. Douglas and Breckenridge officially put their hats. In the ring a fourth candidate entered the race. A third party committed to the union the Constitution and ignoring slavery the constitutional unionists. I nominated Tennessee senator. John Bell this four way contest like the United States itself was divided on sexual lines in the north. Douglas Douglass campaigned against Lincoln in the South Bell. Campaigned against Breckenridge. Lincoln followed the precedent established by George Washington and did not campaign for himself he invited other Republicans to give speeches on his behalf and many did even previous political rival. William Henry seward publicly endorsed Lincoln but Lincoln. Lincoln didn't stay silent behind the scenes. He wrote letters to political allies asking for news from critical states like Indiana Pennsylvania and New York and exchange inch notes with supporters in October. Eleven Year Old Grace Bedell wrote to him and Lincoln took her campaign for the system seriously. The young girl suggested rested that he grow beard stating for your faces so thin and all the ladies like whiskers Lincoln immediately complied. Meanwhile Douglas I knew he faced the contest of his career and went on a national campaign tour he gave stump speeches from New England to the deep South though exhausted. Douglas traveled West passed in October. Two campaign in Iowa while there he heard about Republican victories in early local elections in Indiana Pennsylvania. The Astute politician knew what at this man for his presidential run. He told a friend. Mr Lincoln is the next president. We must try to save the Union. I will go south and so for the last few few weeks of the election. Douglas Campaign Not for himself but for his version of the country. Having seen the splintering zone party just a few months earlier he took seriously asli southern threats to secede if anti slavery Lincoln was elected in Alabama. Douglas told a gathering of Democrats. I believe there is a conspiracy on foot to break up OPTUS union. It is the duty of every good citizen to frustrate the scheme. If linkin has elected he must be inaugurated Despite Douglas's prediction though Lincoln's path to the presidency was by no means a foregone conclusion southern states were so set against him his name did not even appear on nine slave state. Balance and Lincoln knew that if Douglas could capture support in states with large electoral votes like New York Douglas. The little the giant could win the election on November six eighteen sixty polls across America open to voters Lincoln Sat in his Springfield Illinois Office with several friends. He spoke casually with visitors and asked about local election results. Lincoln as one man named Mr Herndon. Who Do you think should win the district attorney ship of Sangam Sangam County herndon replied? I'm not sure sir. They say it will be a close race. Are you not sure Mr Lincoln that you shouldn't cast about yourself. Lincoln resisted stood saying. Oh No candidate for presidential office ought not to vote for his own actors Herndon though press the case well of course but consider you might cut off the top off of your ballot merely vote in the local elections Lincoln paused and thought about this before replying. You may be right Mr Herndon. I think I will go to the polls this after noon. So Lincoln became one of millions of voting men across the United States on that election day. Eighteen sixty over eighty percent of the electorate tread cast their ballot members of all parties came out in droves to make their voice heard on the issue of slavery expansion. Soon election results traveled across telegraph. Telegraph lines to Lincoln in Springfield. His calm attitude from earlier in the day was replaced with a nervous energy. It wasn't until nearly midnight. The results from the last Free State New York became official usually a bastion a democratic power. The Empire State cast all thirty five of its electoral votes for Lincoln. This gave Lincoln one hundred eighty electoral votes twenty eight more than he needed to get a majority and win the election. When the telegram declaring the results from New Your came in Lincoln was at a small dinner party organized by the Republican officials immediately took the small piece of paper and went home to tell his wife Mary the news despite the late hour? Lincoln walked into his house and called out Mary Mary. We are elected at final count. Lincoln swept all but three electoral votes from the free. State's making him the clear winner in this four way contest. He also won fifty three point. Nine percent of the popular vote in the north. The vote count in the South told a different story in the fifteen slave states. Lincoln received only two point one percent of the vote not a single electoral vote taken together. Lincoln Lincoln didn't win even forty percent of the national popular vote. A Pro Lincoln political cartoon published a few weeks before the election for Trade Douglas Breckenridge and bell trying to break into the White House and Lincoln running to stop them. The drawing depicted breckenridge trying to scale the side of the building crying out. I'm too weak to get up. And and I shall be compelled to dissolve the Union but on the morning of Wednesday November seventh. The day after the election southerners awoke to Republican President Elect Act and a few south Carolinians decided to do a fictional breckenridge..
"grace bedell" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"Join with local author and educator, Janjic Koby, author of young Lincoln. It's a pleasure to have him in late night on camel, exits not often. We have guests that are willing to actually sit down in the studio, we can talk Lincoln for an hour, which is pretty neat. Are there any historical Lincoln sites around Saint Louis something, because, you know, we talked about Springfield and you look at Illinois and Indiana, but was there anything significant from this area? There is Ryan and I'm pleased to say for me, and hopefully for my readers that young Lincoln is done. Well enough that represses asked me to write a second book, I'll call which will be Lincoln's a years in Springfield. And in that book, there will be a story, I've actually been thinking, how can I make Lincoln's middle age interesting for young readers? And there's a wonderful story about how Lincoln was challenged to a duel. No. And it's a long story is doubt happen. But in any event as it continued Lincoln since he had been challenged was able to choose the weapon. So is that how the rules are the etiquette? If, if someone challenges you, you pick the weapon believe, that's the way to work, so Lincoln being very tall and, and a long reach and having a wonderful, strengthen his arms, chose broad swords. So I think that, that scared is his opponent, but in any event, it got to the point where they actually Lincoln and James shields. For ROY what over to a place called, bloody island bloody island is off the Mississippi off Alton, and it is part of Missouri friend, and all who said he would be willing to take me for a tour of bloody island as cool. I look forward to that. So in any of that will what happened is. They ended up the seconds ended up settling it, but but he was there. He was they were ready to Lincoln was adventure challenge. The chose the weapons ahead of date. They went there, because jiggling at that point, was illegal in Illinois. So that's probably the Missouri side. That is see, I'm looking at I just did a quick search for bloody island and there's one it looks like it's on the mainland. It doesn't look like an island, maybe that maybe. The river has kind of changed over the years. Maybe. Yeah, but it's, it's it was there just off of between all and whatever that part of Missouri, then I'm looking at the wrong side. It is. I gotta go down a little bit. All right. So that's an awesome story, he'd Lincoln. To do a little, so there were states that allowed duels in Missouri was one Illinois was not that seems to have been true. I don't know about it. But Missouri you wanna do all go ahead and do. I like that. He picked broad sword. That's smart. Didn't you tell me he, he was part of a competition? Holding axes out. The guy had must have had a great forearm on him. He does. And it's because he did so much manual labor all his life, actually, it was great tension between Lincoln and his father because his father wanted him to be a farmer Lincoln did not. But in any event when Lincoln visited the soldiers during the civil war, he would challenge the young men who have a contest with him in the contest was to see who could hold an axe rate out from your shoulder and not have that thing dip one bit, and Lincoln with that point was in his fifties was able to outlast all those soldiers. Wow, he wasn't. He was shot and his body was taken over to the Peterson house. And when they of course, tour, open shirt, he had the Zeke the upper body of a much younger man. Interesting. I love the ex game which still could be something that people could try. It's not easy to hold your hand out and do these things. I'm someone. I'm just gonna give credit Abe Lincoln, even as a radio broadcaster. If you're in a situation where you have to hold the microphone out more than five minutes. My hands tired. I can't even do a microphone. He's doing access and beaten all these young kids. Wow, that's impressive. Some of those boys that come from the farm, too, but, but Abe Lincoln, it was a strong physically strong man. And I can see why pick broad sword. He's pretty confident in that Lincoln, another kind of Little's facet is that Lincoln said that he did not like for moral courage. He was a little worried about whether had the physical courage home to, to fight in and they basically he's very honest. And said, of course he had he had been a soldier in the Black Hawk war, but that lasted about three months and as he said later on about all fought where. Mosquitos. But he like everyone else. I think had some question about when the time came whether how is how we would be with the physical courage. Now's boys had show. Are there any misconceptions things that we may commonly know about Abe Lincoln or stories that people have brought up that might not be historically accurate? Well, you asked me that, and since I've been so deeply immersed in the young Lincoln. I think the, the Springfield years and the president's. Yeah, I'm sure there are loads of them. Their fact I was I drawn to Lincoln, who by a friend who said I should read Carl Sandberg now I did read Carl Sandberg, and I'm slow reader, but I just barreled through the six volumes of Carl Sandburg, which I dearly love. Unfortunately, I found about ten years later, that half of it is true. Only. But actually, the little story you mentioned that. And here's a little thing for you. That's kind of fun. Is that in the preface to the book? Lincoln rights tells this when he's in the president, and he said, one fellow told me I was so ugly. I have no business running for the state legislature. I was called to face so often that I replied, if I have another one, you think I'd be wearing this face. Now. That's a great great story. Yeah. And when it came time and some of these places I should, say, as well in the book, there are some places where Lincoln actually, the words of ABRAHAM LINCOLN are in this story. Now, I note that in the back and all the footnotes, so the reader will know where that happens. But when it came time for this one, and I really tried desperately to track down the story about the to face thing. And I went down every internet rabbit hole. I could. And I couldn't find anything. And in fact, at the bottom of the most distant rabbit hole was a word that came up. Spurious. Well, on the other hand, I've been blessed by having to like scholar friends who have just helped me all the way through the first one was my first Lincoln scholar, friend Robert Bray, who was at Illinois Wesleyan, scholar, highly respected. And the next one is Michael Burlingame. Michael Burlingame wrote for the Lincoln bicentennial his birth in two thousand nine or two volume biography of Lincoln, that stands, I think, as, as the work on it, and Michael has researched them all. And at one point I said to Michael. Can you have you been able to track down the two faced reference? And he said, not yet you have to look in. This is like a treasure hunt. When did he grow the beard? Well, that's I think there is some myths about that to the specifics. I think he had probably decided that he might when he went to wash and he grows it on his way to Washington. See after he grows it after he's elected now there is a story that young girl, grace Bedell, I think grace Bedell was from either Ohio, or Pennsylvania who wrote him a letter and said, you really should grow a beard. You look really wonderful in a beard, and so on the train trip from Springfield to Washington. He he stopped in a number of places across Indiana. Ohio, pennsylvania. And one of those towns, grace Bedell, he met, he met her, and she stroked his beard, and, and he gave her credit for being the person that called on the beer I think he'd probably decided before that, that might be might make him look a little wiser when he went to Washington. Steven Spielberg to see the one that did the Lincoln movie that came out a few years back. Did you like that one I did like it now it's a lot of my friends in the Lincoln community like it as well. I think I'd say this in Daniel day Lewis and his portrait. We will never get anything like that again. That is the closest that will ever have what lichen was probably while he is one of the world class actors then that you can't top them if he's going to take a role like that. And he did. Now, there are a couple of places in the movie, I think where one point Lincoln, slaps Robert because Robert is desperate to go to into the war, and, and like an such pressure from Mary and want to do it any slaps Robert across that did not happen. You know, at the same time, there was a scene right after that about how Abe and Mary are almost having a Virginia Woolf like argument in the White House that didn't have. And then the last one is that at one point spill Burg has Lincoln puffing himself up in front of them and saying, you will get me votes and that didn't happen. Bob Bray tells me and he's absolutely right. That when Lincoln was president, he was the first person in any meeting. Check his ego at the door. Interesting. Yeah. One part of that movie that I remember and I only saw a portion of the movie they would be able to talk to you would like could wait in line in the hallway and get called into the Oval Office like that, you would be able to just walk into the White House with a grievance in have a chance to talk to the president of the United States. That's absolutely right. Amazing. To me, you call them as public opinion baths. And that's something about from about two o'clock to four o'clock in the afternoon last week. So another movie that came out, I don't know. How accurate this one was ABRAHAM LINCOLN, vampire hunter pretty accurate? I have to admit I haven't seen that. It's up there with shark NATO from what I understand, when it comes to accuracy Jan Jacoby is our guest. We're going to hang around for one more segment in the book is called young Lincoln, a great book in. It's one that documents and tells the story as, if you are almost like you could it's almost like you're there the way. These stories are told in this is great, if you have a young one six seven eighth grade..
"grace bedell" Discussed on The Past and the Curious
"It's best spread your resources around. Well, despite that adage, Milton Bradley, put all of his eggs in the ABRAHAM LINCOLN basket with his lithograph machine. He printed thousands of copies of an image of ABRAHAM LINCOLN, which he sold to thousands of people with. Well. What would you call it? Abraham affection Lincoln love AB, rabies, whatever you wanna call it Milton Bradley made money like mad before long has litho. Graphs were hanging on walls all over the country, each one very much the same Abe, stared out with slightly messy hair a stoic wrinkled face and heavy as and there was not even a whisker upon his chin. Then everything changed do you? So my father has just come home from the fair and brought home your picture. I am a little girl only eleven years old, but one you should be the president to United States very much. So I hope he won't think me very bold to write such a great man as you are have yet got four brothers and part of them will vote for you anyway. And if you let your whiskers grow, I will try to get the rest of them to vote for you to you would look a great deal better for your faces. So thin. Anyway, my father is going to vote for you. And if I was a man I would vote for you to this was a letter sent to Abe by young girl from Westfield New York. Her name was grace Bedell. And she believed the president should have a beard time out time out we need to take a step away from the story point something out as this letter, clearly states women could not vote at this time, which is absolutely absurd to think about grace was eleven so boy or girl you can't vote when you're eleven sorry kids, wait till you're eighteen but her mother was an adult and her mother deserve to vote as it every other woman. It was a long hard road for women to get this right to vote. So we're clear you understand that. Okay. Time in it. Turns out Abe didn't disagree with her Harry idea when he wrote her back he was still a little. Unsure about growing a beard because he thought people might find it silly since you know, he'd never won before which is funny because that's how we think of ABRAHAM LINCOLN now. But sure enough he grew that beard and just a few months later when his train stopped in Grace's hometown. He asked to meet her sitting beside her on the train platform. He said grace look at my whiskers. I grew them just for you. That's exactly I said it to now you might be able to make the case that he had heard thank for helping have him elected. You could also make a case that she killed Milton. Bradley's Lincoln lithograph business as soon as a was rocking that beard. No one wanted Milton Bradley's face picture. They wanted able with his new whiskers on the wall. So Milton was left with a warehouse full of lonely Lincoln lithographs. There was nothing to do with thousands of pictures to add sharpy markers. When thing because he could have destroyed a thousand. Or so beards. But there were no sharpy markers in eighteen sixty one. So he had no other choice but to turn back to his checkered game of life idea. He printed up some more and took them to New York, and they sold then a few more orders came in and then much to surprise it caught like wildfire. The game became the hottest selling item. That winter. It was like tickle me. Oh, more Hatcher moles or fidget spinners except the game of life has remained popular for over a century. Now talk to me about fidget spinners one hundred years, Milton. Bradley's big moment. Came ninety nine years after his death in two thousand and ten alongside playing cards. The game of life was inducted into the toy hall of fame. Checkers. The bicycle the slinky. Silly putty were all chosen in the years before but the game earned its rightful place beside those classics and the Milton Bradley named continues to be one of the most recognizable names in all of games. The company that bears. His name has also given us battleship connect for twister and whole lot more. But that's not all you can think Milton Bradley for after the civil war, Milton Bradley became one of America's leading proponent pushing for kindergarten before this time. There was no kindergarten. No free plan school nothing like kindergarten at all. But Milton knew that each child had a natural creativity and curiosity that needed to be nurtured. And he did a lot to help this. He even manufactured brightly colored papers and devised a specific set of colors for paints that is still the standard in children's. Art supplies today. He was so excited about this that he gave them away regularly for free to kindergarten teachers, in fact, he gave so many away that his company started losing money. And eventually they told him that he had to choose between the company or giving things away free two children. He chose to give things away. I guess there were no hard feelings for grace Begnaud. This
"grace bedell" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"Seventy-one till Christmas. Oh my gosh. Eighteen sixty eleven year old grace Bedell, Westfield New York wrote a letter to president presidential candidate ABRAHAM LINCOLN suggesting he could improve his appearance by growing a beard. You're a picture of him without it. I have. Nineteen Ninety-one Senate narrowly confirmed the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the supreme court fifty two to forty eight. Wow. That's been recently. Why is that? Right. 2017 actress Elizabeth Milano tweeted if you've been sexually harassed or assaulted right me too. That prompted a flood of replies across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and that was pretty much the beginning a year ago today of the metoo movement. Pennsylvania candidate for governor warned is opponent that he's going to stop all over his face with golf spikes. Lindsey Buckingham suing Fleetwood MAC for firing. Tesla filed for a trademark that indicates that Ilan musk is getting ready to get into the tequila business. And in South Carolina families yard has been invaded by crawfish. Louisianans? Well, that's what he should do country loyal. While supplies last. And the estate of the latest musical genius prints is demanding that Donald Trump stop playing the singers music at his rallies. No winner in either the two national lotteries over the weekend. So tomorrow night's mega millions.
"grace bedell" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Today is white cane safety day more on that coming up. But today, we'll we'll start the clock hours. We always do back in the day on October fifteenth things we will not have time to get you during our those were the day segment one hundred fifty eight years ago year eighteen sixty eleven year old grace, Bedell of Westfield New York wrote presidential candidate ABRAHAM LINCOLN a letter suggesting that he would look better. If you grew beer, so he did anything to sixty five years ago. Nineteen Fifty-three Winston Churchill won the Nobel Nobel prize in literature for quote, his mastery of historical embar graphical description, as well as for brilliant, or a Tory in defending exalted human values. But he won the Nobel prize for that. Had forty two years ago. Nineteen seventy six the first debate of its kind between vice presidential nominees. Bob Dole for the Republicans. Walter Mondale for the Democrats faced off in Houston. Joel was Gerald Ford's running mate and Mondale was Jimmy Carter's forty years ago. Nineteen seventy eight Todo released their self titled album, featuring their smash hit hold the line and very under appreciated track. Gorge Georgy Porgy too good song. It really is. Nobody ever plays it twenty eight years ago, Mikhail Gorbachev who was awarded the Nobel peace prize for his role in bringing the Cold War to an end Diddy. It's hard to tell twenty-seven years ago. Nineteen Ninety-one Clarence Thomas one Senate confirmation from the supreme court or for the supreme court would they vote of fifty two to forty eight despite sexual harassment accusations made by Anita hill and fifteen years ago in two thousand three China launched its first manned space mission when a Chinese astronaut named young Louis went into. To orbit for twenty one hours aboard their sins you five spacecraft that made him the third country ever to send into orbit. The other two were obviously Russia and US and nine years ago. And remember this. This was such a two thousand nine the balloon boy hoax took over the country. When Richard in Miami heen claim their six year old falcon was trapped in the balloon seven thousand feet above ground. Do you remember that we were all? Yes, we is watching a balloon and this hit Richard try continue constantly trying to make it from selling his useless bear scratch to creating a new superhero called aluminum man, one of the most delusional morons in this country has ever produced in my opinion, you wanted to reality TV show, and it didn't work out. I have surprised that it did not work out for my. I'm shocked by that. All right. It is white cane safety day what that means what it's all about coming up next. Thanks for waking.