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Pork Rinds for Allah:

  • a. notify and warn the population to flee
  • b. use a small tactical nuke that would have a small footprint
  • c. hit the rock in off season

1. Poor people can’t flee. They don’t have vacation homes in Boca Raton like some of us do.

2. The smallest nuke in the US inventory at this time is still bigger than Little Boy, even when dialed down to the lowest yield. That’s a lot of dead Little Girls.

3. Fallout.

4. The underlying theory is false. Temple Mount in Jerusalem was basically “nuked” by Rome in 70 AD, all that did was metastasize Judaism in the second Diaspora. The Vatican was seized by enemies as well, and the Papacy merely relocated to Avignon. Muslims are shown eveyr minute of every day that their religion is inferior to even the ancestor worship of the Taiwanese who make the cell phones they use to light off their roadside bombs, so nuking a piece of obsidian (which is already in fragments, by the way, and glued into the structure of the Kaaba) isn’t going to do jack diddley squat, other than cause every man, woman, and child on Earth to curse the ineffable Name of the Deity that was invoked to do it.

Births for February 16


  • 1043 Anthony Dowell, British dancer (Royal Ballet)
  • 1075 Ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet
  • 1514 Rh„ticus (Rheticus), Austrian astronomer/mathematician
  • 1519 Gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral
  • 1620 Frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia
  • 1684 Bohuslav M Czernohorsky, Czech monk/composer
  • 1740 Giambattista Bodoni, Ital's stamp cutter/book publisher (Bodoni)
  • 1740 Giambattista Bodoni, Italian printer/typeface designer
  • 1746 Johann Heinse, German Sturm und Drang novelist/art critic
  • 1807 Lysander Cutler, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1866
  • 1812 Henry Wilson, (R) 18th VP (1873-75)
  • 1813 Joseph Reid Anderson, Brig General (Confederate Army) died in 1892
  • 1821 Heinrich Barth, Hamburg Germany, geographer/explorer (Central Africa)
  • 1822 James Patton Anderson, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1872
  • 1823 John D Imboden, Brig Gen, organized 1st Virginia Partisan Rangers
  • 1823 John Daniel Imboden, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1895
  • 1832 Camille Armand Jules Marie de Polignac, Mjr General (Confederate Army
  • 1834 Ernst Heinrich Haeckel, Germany, naturalist (Causes of Evolution)
  • 1838 Henry Adams, US historian, writer (Education of Henry Adams)
  • 1848 Hugo de Vries, botanist (How species emerge)
  • 1850 Octave Mirbeau, France, writer (Journal of a Lady's Maid)
  • 1852 Charles Taze Russell, founded Jehovah's Witnesses
  • 1852 William Scarborough, Macon Ga, linguist/author (Birds of Aristophanes
  • 1858 Laurence "Lon" Myers, US, track star (top US miler)
  • 1866 Johann Strauss, Austria, composer (Waltz King)
  • 1866 William "Sliding Billy" Hamilton, NJ, hall of fame baseball player
  • 1876 George Macauley Trevelyan, England, historian (Giuseppi Garibaldi)
  • 1884 Robert Flaherty, father of documentary film (Nanook of the North)
  • 1886 Van Wyck Brooks, NJ, literary historian/writer (Ordeal of Mark Twain)
  • 1893 Ivor Armstrong Richards, England, literary critic
  • 1896 Alexander Brailowsky, Russia, pianist (Chopin)
  • 1898 Katharine Cornell, actress (Barretts of Wimpole St)
  • 1901 Chester Morris, NYC, actor (Diagnosis: Unknown)
  • 1901 Wayne King, Savannah Ill, saxophonist/bandleader (Waltz King)
  • 1903 Edgar Bergen, Chicago, ventriloquist (Charlie McCarthy)
  • 1904 George F Kennan, US ambassador to Moscow
  • 1906 Vera Menchik, Moscow, 1st official women's world chess champ (1927)
  • 1907 Angh‚los Terzakis, Greece, writer (Without God)
  • 1909 Hugh Beaumont, Lawrence Ks, actor (Ward Cleaver-Leave it to Beaver)
  • 1909 Jeffrey Lynn, Auburn Mass, actor (My Son Jeep, Roaring Twenties)
  • 1911 Hal Porter, Australia, writer (Tilted Cross, Paper Chase)
  • 1912 Del Sharbutt, Cleburne Tx, TV announcer (Your Hit Parade)
  • 1912 Machito "Frank Grillo", Florida, bandleader, a creator of salsa music
  • 1914 Jimmy Wakely, Mineola Ark, country singer (5 Star Jubilee)
  • 1920 Hubert van Herreweghen, Flemish writer/journalist
  • 1920 Lee Russell, Cleveland Oh, singer (Vincent Lopez)
  • 1920 Patty Andrews, Minneapolis Mn, singer (Andrews Sisters)
  • 1922 Geraint Evans, British opera singer
  • 1925 John Schlesinger, London England, director (Midnight Cowboy, Darling)
  • 1926 Vera-Ellen (Westmeyr Rohe), US actress/dancer (Miracle Man)
  • 1929 Peter Porter, writer/poet (Chair of Babel, Automatic Oracle)
  • 1930 Peggy King, Greensburg Pa, singer/actress (George Gobel Show)
  • 1930 Ricou Browning, Florida, director/actor (Thunderball)
  • 1931 George E Sangmeister, (Rep-D-Illinois)
  • 1931 Ken Takakura, Japanese film star (A Story of the Antarctic)
  • 1932 Gretchen Wyler, Bartlesville Okla, actress (Silk Stockings)
  • 1934 Marlene Bauer Hagge, LPGA golfer (1950 Woman Athlete of Year)
  • 1934 Marlene Hagge, Eureka SD, golfer (LPGA champ 1956)
  • 1935 Brian Bedford, England, actor (Anthony-Coronet Blue)
  • 1935 Sonny Bono, Detroit, singer (Sonny & Cher, Mayor-R-Palm Springs, Ca)
  • 1938 Barry Primus, NYC, actor (Sgt McKenna-Cagney & Lacey, Boxcar Bertha)
  • 1938 John Corigliano, NYC, composer (Fern Hill, Ghosts of Versailles)
  • 1941 Vitali Kuznetsov, USSR, judo (Olympic-silver-1972)
  • 1942 Kim Chong-Il, son of President of North Korea, designated succesor
  • 1943 Anthony Dowell, London, dancer (Royal Ballet)
  • 1946 Aleksandr Shaparenko, USSR, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1946 Ian Lavender, British actor (Stupid Boy in Dad's Army)
  • 1949 Dorus Peace, Suriname poet (Otobanda; the other banks)
  • 1950 William Katt, LA Calif, actor (Greatest American Hero, 1st Love)
  • 1954 Iain (Menzies) Banks, UK, sci-fi author (Wasp Factory)
  • 1955 George Martin, NFL defensive back (NY Giants)
  • 1956 James Ingram, singer (On the Wings of Love)
  • 1957 LeVar Burton, Landstuhl Germany, (Roots, Star Trek Next Generation)
  • 1958 Lisa Loring, actress (As the World Turns, Wednesday-Addams Family)
  • 1959 John P McEnroe, tennis player (US Open 1979-81,84 Wimb 1981,83,84)
  • 1959 Kelly Tripuka, Glenn Ridge NJ, NBA forward (Det Pistons, Utah Jazz)
  • 1962 Alexa Kenin, NYC, actress (Mousie-Coed Fever)
  • 1962 Andy Taylor, rock guitarist (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
  • 1962 Tony Kiley, rocker (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
  • 1970 Saskia Linssen, Venlo Holland, playmate (Jun, 1991)
  • 1974 Kim Whipkey, rocker (PC Quest)
  • 1974 Kimberly Dawn Whipany, Okla, rocker (PC Quest-Can You See)
  • 1985 Larry Ward, actor (Frank Ragan-Dakotas), dies at 69


Passings for February 16


  • 923 Abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari, islamic historian, dies
  • 1247 Hendrik Raspe, (Papenking), count of Thringen, dies
  • 1279 Afonso III, King of Portugal (1248-79), dies
  • 1391 Johannes V Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantium (1341-91), dies
  • 1779 William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies
  • 1799 Charles Theoby, ruler (Palts & Bayern), dies at 74
  • 1829 Fran‡ois-J Gossec, Belgian/French composer (Messe of Morts), dies
  • 1857 Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic explorer (Kane Basin), dies at 37
  • 1907 Giosu Carducci, Italian poet (Nobel 1906), dies
  • 1915 Emil Waldteufel, (Charles Levy), French composer (Estudiantina), dies
  • 1916 (Gerard) John Ligthart, theorist (Ot & Sien), dies
  • 1934 Eduard Bagritsky, (Dzjoebin), Russ poet/journalist, dies
  • 1951 Henri Velge, 1st chair of Belgian Council of State, dies at 65
  • 1952 Knut (Pedersen) Hamsun, Norse writer (Wanders, Nobel 1920), dies
  • 1957 Leslie Hore-Belisha, (Lord Halifax), Brit minister of Transport, dies
  • 1966 Hendrik W Tilanus, artillery officer/leader (CHU 1939-63), dies
  • 1967 Smiley Burnette, cowboy (Charlie-Petticoat Junction), dies at 55
  • 1979 Louise Allbritton, actress (Celia-Stage Door), dies at 58
  • 1979 William Gargan, actor (New Adventures of Martin Kane), dies at 73
  • 1984 Ken Williams, TV announcer (Video Village), dies at 69
  • 1986 Howard Da Silva, Cleve Oh, actor (Ben Franklin-1776), dies at 76
  • 1991 Enrique B Varela, commandant Nicaragua contra's, dies
  • 1992 Angela Carter, British novelist (Magic Toyshop), dies at 51 of cancer
  • 1992 George Mann MacBeth, Scottish journalist/poet (A war quartet), dies
  • 1992 Winand J Borgerhoff Mulder, court judge Amsterdam (hackers), dies


Special events for February 16


  • 374 9th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
  • 1349 Jews are expelled from Burgsdorf Switzerland
  • 1486 Republic day of Frankfurt
  • 1559 Pope Paul IV calls for deposition of sovereigns supporting heresy
  • 1659 1st known check (œ400) (on display at Westminster Abbey)
  • 1741 Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine begins publication
  • 1751 1st publication of Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard"
  • 1771 Messier presents his original list of 45 M-objects to French Academy
  • 1777 Messier adds M53 to his catalog (globular cluster in Coma Berenice)
  • 1804 Lt Stephen Decatur attacks Tripoli pirates who burned USS Philadelphi
  • 1840 American Charles Wilkes discovers Shackleton Ice Shelf, Antarctica
  • 1862 Ft Donelson captured by Gen Grant (1,400 confederates surrender)
  • 1864 Battle of Mobile, AL - operations by Union Army
  • 1868 Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks founded in NY
  • 1880 American Society of Mechanical Engineers founded, NYC
  • 1880 C H F Peters discovers asteroid #213 Lilaea
  • 1883 Ladies Home Journal begins publication
  • 1891 A Charlois discovers asteroid #305 Gordonia
  • 1892 Opera "Werther" is produced (Vienna)
  • 1900 1st Chinese daily newspaper in US publishes 1st issue, SF
  • 1900 Montr‚al Shamrocks beat Winn Victorias 2 games to 1 for Stanley Cup
  • 1903 -59ø F (-51ø C), Pokegama Dam, Minnesota (state record)
  • 1905 1st US Esperanto club organize1s in Boston
  • 1906 A Kopff discovers asteroid #585 Bilkis
  • 1906 Metcalf discover asteroid #602 Marianna, #603 Timandra & #604 Tekmess
  • 1909 1st subway car with side doors goes into service (NYC)
  • 1909 Serbia mobilizes against Austria-Hungary
  • 1912 J Palisa discovers asteroid #728 Leonisis
  • 1913 President Taft agrees not to intervene in Mexico
  • 1914 1st airplane flight to LA from SF
  • 1918 Lithuania declares independence from Russia & Germany (National Day)
  • 1920 M Wolf discovers asteroid #927 Ratisbona
  • 1923 Allies accept Latvia's occupation of Memel territory
  • 1923 Allies accept Lithuania occupation of Memel
  • 1923 Howard Carter finds Pharoah Tutankhamen
  • 1927 US restores diplomatic relations with Turkey
  • 1929 KID-AM in Idaho Falls ID begins radio transmissions
  • 1931 Extreme right wing Svinhufvud becomes president of Finland
  • 1932 1st patent issued for a tree, to James Markham for a peach tree
  • 1936 4th Winter Olympics in Germany closes
  • 1936 Spanish Frente Popular (People's Front) wins victory
  • 1937 DuPont Corp patents nylon, developed by employee Wallace H Carothers
  • 1938 US Federal Crop Insurance program authorized
  • 1942 German submarine overthrows Aruba
  • 1943 -32ø F (-36ø C), Falls Village, Connecticut (state record)
  • 1943 Red army conquers Kharkov
  • 1943 Sign on Munich facade: "Out with Hitler! Live with freedom!"
  • 1945 US forces land on Corregidor, complete conquest on March 3
  • 1945 Venezuela declares war on nazi-Germany
  • 1946 1st commercially designed helicopter tested, Bridgeport Ct
  • 1948 Miranda, famous moon of Uranus, photographed for 1st time
  • 1950 Longest-running prime-time game show, "What's My Line" begins on CBS
  • 1951 NYC passes bill prohibiting racism in city-assisted housing
  • 1951 SF City Hall dome fire
  • 1954 WNEM TV channel 5 in Bay City, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 Britain abolishes death penality
  • 1959 Fidel Castro becomes premier of Cuba
  • 1961 1st all-solid-propellant rocket put in orbit, Wallops Island, Va
  • 1961 China uses it's 1st nuclear reactor
  • 1963 1st round-trip swim of Strait of Messina, Italy (Mary Revell of US)
  • 1963 C & A Building in Amsterdam burns down
  • 1964 Beatles' 2nd appearance on "Ed Sullivan Show"
  • 1965 Pegasus 1 launched to detect micro-meteors
  • 1970 Joe Frazier KOs Jimmy Ellis for undisputed heavyweight boxing crown
  • 1972 1st NBA to score 30,000 points (Wilt Chamberlain in 940 games)
  • 1975 Felix Aguilar Observatory discovers asteroid #2548 Leloir
  • 1975 Washington Capitals 1st NHL shutout, beating KC Scouts 3-0
  • 1978 1st Computer Bulletin Board System (Ward & Randy's CBBS, Chicago)
  • 1979 George Harrison releases "Blow Away"
  • 1980 Continuous traffic jam extends 176 km north of Lyons, France
  • 1982 Agatha Barbara elected as 1st female president of Malta
  • 1982 Assembled STS-3 vehicle moves from Vandenberg AFB to launch pad
  • 1982 Lee Majors & Farrah Fawcett Majors divorce
  • 1984 Bill Johnson becomes 1st American to win Olympic downhill skiing gold
  • 1984 NJ Devils 1st OT goal, Jan Ludvig beats Hartford Whalers 6-5
  • 1985 Largest NBA crowd to date, 43,816, sees Philadelphia at Detroit
  • 1985 M Mahrova discovers asteroid #3492
  • 1985 NJ Devils score their fastest hat trick in 42 seconds
  • 1986 M rio Soares (Socialist) elected Portugal's 1st civilian pres
  • 1986 S Inoda & T Urata discovers asteroid #3394
  • 1988 1st documented combat action by US military advisors in El Salvador
  • 1989 Egypt, Iraq, Jordan & North Yemen form common market
  • 1989 Jane Fonda & Tom Hayden seperate after 16 years of marriage
  • 1989 Roger Clemens, Red Sox pitcher signs record $7.5M-3 year contract
  • 1991 PPR, Political Party Radicals, disbands
  • 1992 Former silver Goodyear blimps are now painted yellow & blue
  • 1992 LA Lakers retire Magic Johnson's #32 uniform
  • 1993 Sandra V”lker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.33 sec)


Songs for date February 16


  • 02/16/51 --- Mockin' Bird Hill (Page, Patti)
  • 02/16/59 --- Tragedy (Wayne, Thomas)
  • 02/16/63 --- End Of The World, The (Davis, Skeeter)
  • 02/16/63 --- Our Winter Love (Pursell, Bill)
  • 02/16/74 --- Sunshine On My Shoulders (Denver, John)
  • 02/16/74 --- Eres Tu (Touch The Wind) (Mocedades)
  • 02/16/74 --- Mockingbird (Simon, Carly)
  • 02/16/80 --- Special Lady (Ray, Goodman & Brown)
  • 02/16/85 --- Material Girl (Madonna)
  • 02/16/91 --- I've Been Thinking About You (Londonbeat)
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