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November 19

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Jeanne Duane Jordan Kirkpatrick


QUOTES by Pat Buchanan, Florynce (Flo) Kennedy and Mrs. Wolstenholme-Elmy.

Jeanne Kirkpatrick

      Born Nov. 19, 1926, Jeanne Duane Jordan Kirkpatrick, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations 1980, was chosen by President Ronald Reagan for her staunch, rigid, anti-communist stance. A Democrat, she believed in the welfare state and pro-labor and opposed those within the Democratic party who were "antiwar, antigrowth, antibusiness, antilabor activists." She was a member of the Democratic National Committee.

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B. 11-19-1847, Mary Anna Hallock Foote illustrated and wrote of life in mining towns and California. Often regarded as a writer equal in descriptive ability to Bret Harte, she was required by her publishers to "feminize" and "idealize," which destroyed much of her writing's effectiveness.

B. 11-19-1888, ___ Sender, member of the German Reichstag for 13 years and in 1934 fled Germany and made it to U.S.; in 1936, consultant to U.N. on labor conditions, especially forced labor.

B. 11-19-1895, Isabel McLennan McMeekin, author. Event 11-19-1903, Mary Morton Kehew, became president of the newly established Women's National Trade Union League that later is renamed the National Women's Trade Union League.

B. 11-19-1917, Indira Gandhi, prime minister of India, 1966-77 and 1980-84, instituted a vigorous series of reforms including birth control which were violently opposed by religious forces. She was assassinated by a religiously fanatic member of her own security guard. Her last years were tinged with scandal.

B. 11-19-1962, Jodie Foster, film actor, director, and producer. Multi- Academy Award winner for her acting performances in Cry of the Lambs and Accused. Jodie was the youngest of four children raised by her mother Brandy, an art dealer and publicist. Jodie's father deserted the family before Jodie was born.

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      "There is a religious war going on in our country for the soul of America. It is a cultural war as critical to the kind of nation we will one day be as was the Cold War itself...abortion on demand, homosexual rights, discrimination against religious schools, women in combat...it's not the kind of change we can abide in a nation that we still call God's Country."
            -- Pat Buchanan, candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in a 1992 speech.

      "If you've got a broken leg, you don't get up and win the Olympics. The first step is to get out of bed ... Some people say they won't work 'inside the system' -- they're waiting for the revolution. Well, when the ramparts are there, honey, I'll be there, but until then I'm going to go right on zapping the business and government deliquents ... and all the other ni**arizers any way I can. The biggest sin is sitting on your a*s."
            -- Florynce (Flo) Kennedy

      "When you have enthusiasm for a great cause, you know you have discovered eternal youth. I have been fighting for this cause half my life, and yet I am as enthusiastic as when I started."
            -- Mrs. Wolstenholme-Elmy, elderly and frail in 1906, reaffirming her devotion to woman's suffrage as she allied herself with the Pankhursts in Britain and faced prison and police violence.

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