Here are some one liners...
Soaking the Rich: The Second New Deal -- Government programs must be paid for so let's tax the rich!
Soaking the Poor: The Social Security Tax -- Government programs must be paid for so let's tax the poor!
Killing Schrödinger's Cat -- It's both alive and dead and a First Watcher may be required to bring the Universe into existence.
Notable Births -- Ron Paul, Geraldine Ferraro, Mahmoud Abbas, Tenzin Gyatso, Elvis Presley, Julie Andrews, Bob Denver, Sonny Bono
In Other News -- The vinyl shower curtain, "War is a Racket" and "It Can't Happen Here.
Soaking the Rich: The Second New DealFDR has come before Congress with a "Second New Deal". (What went wrong with the First New Deal?) We must help the poor, the sick, the elderly! (Am I in church or something?) We need workfare, not welfare! (He means the Works Progress Administration, or WPA which really stands for "We Poke Along" because when you are forced to work like slaves you act accordingly.) We need to put idle money to work! (What?) We need to clean up our city slums and relocate urban dwellers to rural farms. (Uh... what does a city guy know about farming?) We need to bring electricity to the farms and build new roads, bridges, dams, and ... you get the picture. In order to pay for all of these new programs, a wealth tax is imposed by your government benefactors. It's called the Banking Act of 1935 also known as the "Soak the Rich" tax. It increases the FDIC deposit guarantee, but also raises the income tax rate to 75% on people making $5 million dollars or more. Tax loopholes (otherwise known as tax deductions authorized by Congress) will be used vigorously, but most of those will go away in a couple of years. As the USA enters World War 2, the definition of "rich" will be changed to those making $200,000 or more. It is a large income for the 1940s, but it's not the Rockefellers.   
Soaking the Poor: The Social Security Tax
- Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.
- -- H. L. Mencken, 1915. 
Killing Schrödinger's CatWhatever is happening with quantum mechanics, it is clearly difficult to describe. Niels Bohr has gone a little too far with what is now called the Copenhagen interpretation. This prompts Erwin Schrödinger to mock him a little with a thought experiment using the idea of a cat that is both alive and dead at the same time. The idea goes like this (off the top of my head). You place a live cat in a box. A mechanism is attached which contains a deadly gas inside a glass tube, and a hammer set to fall upon the glass tube should a Geiger counter detect a cosmic ray. The sensitivity is set so that the chances of detection within 1 hour are 50-50. If a cosmic ray passes by, the hammer falls, and the poison is released and then the cat dies, but if a cosmic ray does not pass then the cat lives. According to Bohr's Copenhagen interpretation, before one can look inside the box, the cat is both alive and dead simultaneously. Only when the scientist looks inside to see the cat's condition will the quantum wave function collapse. As I said, the thought experiment was meant to mock Bohr's interpretation, but instead, Schrödinger's Cat seals its fate. That's exactly what is happening, or not happening. It's both. Later, people will point out that the scientist looking in the box could be part of the wave function and therefore we, his audience, waiting for him to look inside, are actually collapsing the wave function. But then again... who is watching us? Is a First Watcher required to bring a Universe into existence in one giant wave function? 
- Ron Paul (Living): US Congressman (R), he has managed to teach Libertarian ideals without sounding like a kook. 
- Geraldine Ferraro: US Congresswoman (D) and 1st woman VP candidate from a major political party: the Modale-Ferraro ticket. 
- Mahmoud Abbas (Living): Chairman of the PLO after Yasser Arafat, and President of the Palestinian National Authority. 
- Tenzin Gyatso (Living): The 14th Dalai Lama beginning in 1950 to the present. 
- And in Entertainment...
- -- Elvis Presley: The King of Rock and Roll, after he died, he was spotted everywhere. (And my wife and I hired his babysitter.) 
- -- Julie Andrews (Living): Best known as Mary Poppins, Maria in "The Sound of Music", and the Queen in "The Princess Diaries". 
- -- Bob Denver: Best known as Gilligan on Gilligan's Island. 
- -- Sonny Bono: Half of the singing duo, Sonny and Cher. As a US Congressman (R), he worked to extend copyright protection to "Mickey Mouse". Thanks a lot, Sonny. 
- **Note: (Living) means they were alive when I checked.