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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:55 AM
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What INfamous people came from your state?
What nasty slimeballs can you think of from your state?

I can think of two offhand, from here in Wisconsin:

Senator Joe McCarthy

Ed Gein

(No, Jeffrey Dahmer was from Ohio.)
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:57 AM
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1. Charles Graner
Famous torturer of Iraqis. What a guy.
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Andy_Stephenson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:57 AM
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2. I managed an apartment building...
that Ted Bundy had lived in a few years before. The tenants described him as "nice and quiet" "intelligent"... :eyes:
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:17 AM
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4. a friend of mine had a sister-in-law murdered by him. :(
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:17 AM
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5. Apparently, Ted was quite intelligent.
As well as handsome, gregarious, and a rising star in the Washington State Republican Party.

He just had that one unfortunate problem...


Although I'm basically opposed to the death penalty, I'm pretty sure Ted is burning in hell right now, and that's okay by me. What a monster.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:15 AM
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3. Lawrence Welk
:D
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:51 AM
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6. Reagan was born in Illinois
my home state.
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:54 AM
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7. Benedict Arnold. . .
but I'm not sure whether or not he was born here, but he definately lived in Newport R.I.. I used to know one of his descendants. She was very cool.
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:56 AM
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8. Bush 1 has a summer home here and Nixon used to vacation here.
Well what can I say? This list can go on forever. Every one likes Maine in the Summer."Even slimeballs like cool summers"
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kcwayne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:02 AM
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9. Indiana
Edited on Tue May-25-04 06:07 AM by kcwayne
DC Stephenson (head of KKK in Indiana in the 1920's)
John Dillinger (bank robber)
Dan Quayle (the Republican prototype for a dunce in office)
Alfred Kinsey (sex researcher that drives the fundies banannas)
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:25 AM
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10. I live in California...
we spawned Nixon.

I win. End of story.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:27 AM
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11. From my home state: Rick Santorum
any questions?
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kaitykaity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:28 AM
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12. Tonya Harding and Bob Packwood.

Gee, I'm so proud.
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central scrutinizer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:07 AM
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60. I would gladly have Packwood instead of Gordon Smith
Personally Packwood was a sexual predator, but politically he was reasonable - pro-choice, for example, and I can't imagine him voting for the fundie agenda. Not like Smith who seems to be a reliable toady but doesn't grope women in elevators. Smith is fucking a lot more of us than Packwood ever dreamed of.
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:56 AM
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13. Whole damn state is infamous; guess I'll go with Stom Thummond
(Well if he couldn't pronounce his own name, why should I spell it right?)
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Shopaholic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:26 AM
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18. Don't forget Donna Rice
She of the Gary Hart, Monkey Business fame!
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BelleCarolinaPeridot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:58 AM
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14. Jesse Helms ...
Elizabeth Dole as well ...
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:07 AM
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15. Texas
John Connally
Henry Lee Lucas
Billy Sol Estes

We also get the blame for some out of state varmints who like to pretend they're from the Lone Star State.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:33 AM
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20. Lucas was born in Virginia n/t
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:08 AM
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16. John Wayne Gacy
Richard Speck

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Loonman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:09 AM
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17. Lizzy Borden took an axe, and gave her father 40 whacks.
When she saw what she had done, she gave her mother 41.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:27 AM
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19.  Trent Lott, Ross Barnett, Jim Eastland
Byron dela Beckwith.....the list goes on and on.
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:36 AM
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21. Mitch McConnell
I'm ashamed to say.
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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:41 AM
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22. Martha Stewart and the guy who put his wife.............
through a woodchipper. I think his name was Klein.
Oh yeah, John Rowland.
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:15 AM
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31. Don't forget...
(I know you'd prefer to forget,) but Bush is from CT.
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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:30 AM
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44. Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh n/t
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:44 AM
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23. Ohio
Charlie Manson and Jeffrey Dahmer
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:55 AM
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24. George Corley Wallace
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southpaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:13 AM
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29. Ye got yer Bull Connor here...
I was gonna mention Wallace, but trof is quicker on the draw...


And Tallulah Bankhead... Infamous in a good kinda way. :evilgrin:
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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:59 AM
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25. Gerald Ford, Henry Ford, Martha Reeves, Gilda Radnor, Lily Tomlin
Lots of famous people from Michigan.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:33 AM
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45. Check the thread title: INfamous
Infamous is usually corollary to BAD.
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:09 AM
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26. Ohio's most infamous:
Edited on Tue May-25-04 08:09 AM by Beware the Beast Man
These are either serial killers, mass murderers, or people I just don't care for:

Charles Manson (Cincinnati)
Jeffrey Dahmer
James Huberty (that guy that opened fire on a McDonald's in CA in the 80's)
Don King
Chef Boyardee
Drew Carey

I'll think of more later.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:11 AM
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28. I thought Manson was from WV
Maybe he and his prostitute mother moved there when he was young.
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:25 AM
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33. I think he was shuttled around quite a bit.
But I'm sure he was born in Cincy.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:55 AM
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38. Yeah Cincy n/t
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kmla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:55 AM
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He spent some time in a juvenile facility in Indiana as well...
Somewhere near Terre Haute, if I recall.

Jim Jones (The People's Temple Kool-aid guy) got his start in Indiana as well, I think.
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:02 AM
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41. Mike Tyson, William McKinley
William Tecumseh Sherman, the General who murdered the plains indians.
Chef Boyardee, snicker.
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Jeff in Cincinnati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:13 AM
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53. Roy Rogers was born in Cincinnati
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:09 AM
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27. Falwell, Robertson, Gilmore, Allen, Ollie North (sort of)
I think Ollie lives in NoVA. There was some talk of creating a Congressional district along the WV line so Ollie could have a shoe-in run. Imagine "Congressman Ollie North" :puke: :scared:
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kitkatrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:14 AM
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30. Tennessee
The KKK was born here. I win. :(
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:15 AM
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32. Spiro Agnew (Maryland)
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:54 AM
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37. also John Wilkes Booth
I am from MD too, but I am having trouble brainstorming this one
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:29 AM
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34. Woodrow Wilson (Gov of NJ even though he was born in VA). Hypocrite.
He promised to keep this country from becoming involved in the European war theatre in 1916 in order to get elected (slogan: "He Kept Us Out of War") and then promptly commenced a draft the next year for the justification of making the world "safe for democracy". Americans lost their jobs and faced societal shame for not signing up for the draft and/or not buying war bonds.

Hmmmmmm. See a pattern? Seen the same movie lately?
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:32 AM
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35. MN - Johnny Lang (sorry, I hate cheesy electrified blues) (nt)
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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:51 AM
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36. Bob Packwood, Neil Goldschmidt, Tonya Harding, Lon Mabon
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:55 AM
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39. Wayne Newton and Allen Iverson
:D
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:57 AM
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40. What Was Doug Wilder Thinking?
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scarlet_owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:04 AM
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42. Ronald Reagan.
I think John Wayne Gacy was from Illinois, also Al Capone.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:34 AM
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46. Al Capone was not born in IL.
He was born in Italy.
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StaggerLee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:13 AM
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43. Charlton Heston
Edited on Tue May-25-04 09:14 AM by StaggerLee
Ted Nugent
Charles Lindbergh
The Nichols brothers
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Terran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:38 AM
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47. Rush Limbaugh
I'm so sorry for that. I'm not a native of Missouri, I just live here.
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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:42 AM
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48. Help me out...How many serial killers from Washington State are there?
Edited on Tue May-25-04 09:48 AM by m-jean03
What I'm trying to remember, is who was that guy caught a few years ago, who was married & had kids, but also had this nasty habit of killing young women and burying them in his back yard? :shrug:

The DC snipers lived in my town for a while, my dad even worked out with John Muhammed at the local YMCA.

There was the Green River Killer, Gary Ridgeway.

And Kenneth Bianchi (the hillside strangler), while not exactly FROM here, left 2 of his victims TWO BLOCKS from where I live... :scared:

Bianchi made use of his position as a security guard to gain the confidence of Western Washington University students Karen Mandic and her roommate Diane Wilder. He asked the girls if they would agree to house sit for him and his wife. Shortly thereafter, when Karen's boss didn't hear from his employee, he began to worry. Karen had been reliable and it wasn't like her to miss work without calling in first. Furthermore, her boyfriend had not heard from her since she had told him about her house-sitting job. The Bellingham police were called in to investigate the missing person's case.

January 12th, 1979: the bodies of 22 year-old Diane Wilder and 27 year-old Karen Mandic were found in the back of Mandic's car; both show signs of strangulation and ligature marks.

:scared:
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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:44 AM
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49. Jesse Helms
He came from Union Co., NC, where I lived during HS and college years. I knew some people related to him. There's a Jesse Helms Center in Marshville, NC (which is, interestingly, also where The Color Purple was filmed).
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:49 AM
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50. Steve Bartman, Walt Disney, Charlton Heston, Ray Kroc......
Edited on Tue May-25-04 09:50 AM by XNASA
Ronald Reagan, John Wayne Gacy, George Pullman and depending on your POV, Frank Lloyd Wright.

Oh, and a bunch of gangsters too.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:15 AM
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54. I thought Heston was from Michigan?
n/t
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:22 AM
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57. Apparently not.
Charlton Heston was born on October 4, 1924 in Evanston, Illinois as John Charles Carter.

So that explains it. He's actually thinks he's John Carter, of Edgar Rice Burroughs fame.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:09 AM
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61. He lived in rural Michigan until he was 10.
He was born in IL but moved to MI when he was young. So that explains it.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:50 AM
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51. Nixon and Pete Wilson
Edited on Tue May-25-04 09:51 AM by Bertha Venation
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midnight armadillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:58 AM
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52. George Bush
Born in Milton, MA

That's right, GB Sr. is a ROTTEN LIBERAL FROM TAXACHUSETTS!
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:17 AM
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56. W was born in New Haven, CT.
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:17 AM
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55. W was born here
:(
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Insider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:54 AM
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58. John Wilkes Booth
--snip--
All of the Booth children but one, were born out of wedlock. John Wilkes Booth was born on May 10, 1838 in a log house. The family home was on property near Bel Air, Maryland, twenty-five miles south of the Mason-Dixon line. Elder brother Edwin supervised his younger brother's upbringing. Later Edwin and older sister Asia would write about their eccentric brother's behavior.
--snip--
http://www.nps.gov/foth/booth.htm
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voice of reason Donating Member (161 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:01 AM
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59. Me
I just haven't committed my infamous act yet, byut it's coming . . .
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