“Your actions in recent months have demonstrated a disturbing double standard for treatment of sensitive information, with what appears to be a clear intent to aid one political party over another.” – Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid in a letter to FBI Director James Comey after the agency announced it was reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state.
“We pinned him down. He’s dead … It was an extremely good job of police work by every agency involved.” – Oklahoma Highway Patrol Chief Ricky Adams to The Oklahoman after a weeklong manhunt for fugitive Michael Dale Vance Jr. ended in a police chase and shootout.
“Please, forgive me. I committed a sin that deserves death.” –
Choi Soon-sil, the woman at the center of a scandal roiling South Korea , as prosecutors examined whether she used her close ties to President Park Geun-hye to pull government strings from the shadows and amass an illicit fortune.
Thought for Today: “Moral indignation is in most cases two percent moral, forty-eight percent indignation, and fifty percent envy.” – Vittorio De Sica, Italian movie director (1901-1974).
A thought for the day: Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. — Winston Churchill
Today’s Birthdays: Actress Lee Grant is 91. Former astronaut Michael Collins is 86. Former CBS anchorman Dan Rather is 85. Folk singer Tom Paxton is 79. Actor Ron Rifkin is 78. Actress Sally Kirkland is 75. Actor David Ogden Stiers is 74. Actor Brian Doyle-Murray is 71. Actor Stephen Rea is 70. Olympic gold medal long-distance runner Frank Shorter is 69. Actress Deidre Hall is 69. Talk show host Jane Pauley is 66. Actor Brian Stokes Mitchell is 59. Movie director Peter Jackson is 55. Rock musician Larry Mullen is 55. Actor Dermot Mulroney is 53. Rock musician Mikkey Dee (Motorhead) is 53. Rock singer-musician Johnny Marr is 53. Actor Rob Schneider is 52. Country singer Darryl Worley is 52. Actor-comedian Mike O’Malley is 51. Rap musician Adrock is 50. Songwriter Adam Schlesinger (SHLES’-in-jer) is 49. Rap performer Vanilla Ice (aka Rob Van Winkle) is 49. Rock singer Linn Berggren (Ace of Base) is 46. Reality TV host Troy Hartman is 45. Gospel singer Smokie Norful is 43. Actress Piper Perabo (PEER’-uh-boh) is 40. Actor Brian Hallisay is 38. Actress Samaire (SAH’-mee-rah) Armstrong is 36. Folk-rock musician Tay Strathairn (Dawes) is 36. Actor Eddie Kaye Thomas is 36. Rock musician Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance) is 35. Actor Justin Chatwin (TV: “American Gothic”) is 34. Actor Scott Clifton is 32. Actress Vanessa Marano is 24. Actress Holly Taylor is 19. Actress-singer Willow Smith is 16.
Today is Monday, Oct. 31, the 305th day of 2016. There are 61 days left in the year. This is Halloween.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On Oct. 31, 1926, magician Harry Houdini died in Detroit of peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix.
The word for today is eerie. (strange and frightening.)
The streets are baived in an eerie light at 7:40 am with rain falling hard and fast upon the unlucky traveler.
A thought for the day: You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too. — Roy Campanella