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Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
So tonight after Contemporary Ensemble had our intresting performance, Chris came to hang out with me and watch a movie.
And yes. My hair is blonde but don't judge when I share what happened! =]
So we were suppose to watch Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix because we're trying to get through all of the books and movies before the seventh and FINAL [I seriously can't believe that the seventh movie is coming out. I remember when the first book came out....woahhh I'm getting old.] And so...I put the movie in and we sit down to watch it. We watch for like 5 minutes and then Chris brings up an intresting point.
"Umm.....I thought the dememntors were suppose to attack in the begining of this movie. Are we watching the 5th movie??"
And I go .....
"What do you mean? This is the 5th movie....Oh WAIT. That bridge is not suppose to collapse."
So yeah. my blonde-ness decided to make a guest appearance tongiht. I managed to put the 6th Harry Potter movie in the DVD player instead of the 5th. Yikes....uhhh yeah, We'll try again eventually! :)
So instead....We watched Pocahontas and looked at Roller Coaster Photos. =]
So I hope everyone is well and enjoying fall! I have a few blog posts to post at some point soon and I'm trying to work up the nerve to post one of my stories [at least the beginning] but it's not looking promising! =]
P.S.- The photos are of Chris and I while we were hanging out. He's silly and took the two photos. =]
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Grover Cleveland The First Democrat elected after the Civil War, Grover Cleveland was the only President to leave the White House and return for a second term four years later. One of nine children of a Presbyterian minister, Cleveland was born in New Jersey in 1837. He was raised in upstate New York. As a lawyer in Buffalo, he became notable for his single-minded concentration upon whatever task faced him. At 44, he emerged into a political prominence that carried him to the White House in three years. Running as a reformer, he was elected Mayor of Buffalo in 1881, and later, Governor of New York. Cleveland won the Presidency with the combined support of Democrats and reform Republicans, the "Mugwumps," who disliked the record of his opponent James G. Blaine of Maine. A bachelor, Cleveland was ill at ease at first with all the comforts of the White House. "I must go to dinner," he wrote a friend, "but I wish it was to eat a pickled herring a Swiss cheese and a chop at Louis' instead of the French stuff I shall find." In June 1886 Cleveland married 21-year-old Frances Folsom; he was the only President married in the White House. Cleveland vigorously pursued a policy barring special favors to any economic group. Vetoing a bill to appropriate $10,000 to distribute seed grain among drought-stricken farmers in Texas, he wrote: "Federal aid in such cases encourages the expectation of paternal care on the part of the Government and weakens the sturdiness of our national character. . . . " He also vetoed many private pension bills to Civil War veterans whose claims were fraudulent. When Congress, pressured by the Grand Army of the Republic, passed a bill granting pensions for disabilities not caused by military service, Cleveland vetoed it, too. He angered the railroads by ordering an investigation of western lands they held by Government grant. He forced them to return 81,000,000 acres. He also signed the Interstate Commerce Act, the first law attempting Federal regulation of the railroads. In December 1887 he called on Congress to reduce high protective tariffs. Told that he had given Republicans an effective issue for the campaign of 1888, he retorted, "What is the use of being elected or re-elected unless you stand for something?" But Cleveland was defeated in 1888; although he won a larger popular majority than the Republican candidate Benjamin Harrison, he received fewer electoral votes. Elected again in 1892, Cleveland faced an acute depression. He dealt directly with the Treasury crisis rather than with business failures, farm mortgage foreclosures, and unemployment. He obtained repeal of the mildly inflationary Sherman Silver Purchase Act and, with the aid of Wall Street, maintained the Treasury's gold reserve. When railroad strikers in Chicago violated an injunction, Cleveland sent Federal troops to enforce it. "If it takes the entire army and navy of the United States to deliver a post card in Chicago," he thundered, "that card will be delivered." Cleveland's blunt treatment of the railroad strikers stirred the pride of many Americans. So did the vigorous way in which he forced Great Britain to accept arbitration of a disputed boundary in Venezuela. But his policies during the depression were generally unpopular. His party deserted him and nominated William Jennings Bryan in 1896. After leaving the White House, Cleveland lived in retirement in Princeton, New Jersey. He died in 1908.