Dick Cheney

Richard Bruce Cheney is an American politician and businessman who served as the 46th vice president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. He has been cited as the most powerful vice president in American history, he is one of the most unpopular politicians in the history of the US, holding an approval rating of just 13% at the time of leaving office. Born in Lincoln, Cheney grew up there and in Casper, Wyoming, he attended Yale and the University of Wyoming, at the latter of which he earned a BA and an MA in Political Science. He began his political career as an intern for Congressman William A. Steiger working his way into the White House during the Nixon and Ford administrations, he served as White House chief of staff from 1975 to 1977. In 1978, Cheney was elected to the U. S. House of Representatives, he represented Wyoming's at-large congressional district from 1979 to 1989 serving as House minority whip in 1989. Cheney was selected to be the secretary of defense during the presidency of George H. W. Bush, holding the position for the majority of Bush's term from 1989 to 1993.

During his time in the Department of Defense, Cheney oversaw the 1991 Operation Desert Storm, among other actions. Out of office during the Clinton administration, Cheney was the Chairman and CEO of Halliburton Company from 1995 to 2000. In July 2000, Cheney was chosen by presumptive Republican Presidential nominee George W. Bush as his running mate in the 2000 Presidential election, they defeated their Democratic opponents, incumbent Vice President Al Gore and Senator Joe Lieberman. In 2004 Cheney was reelected to his second term as Vice President with Bush as President, defeating their Democratic opponents Senators John Kerry and John Edwards. During Cheney's tenure as Vice President, he played a leading behind-the-scenes role in the George W. Bush administration's response to the September 11 attacks and coordination of the Global War on Terrorism, he was an early proponent of invading Iraq and defender of the Administration's anti-terrorism record. He became at odds with President Bush's position against same-sex marriage in 2004.

Cheney was criticized for the Bush Administration's policies regarding the campaign against terrorism, wiretapping by the National Security Agency and torture. Cheney was born in Lincoln, the son of Marjorie Lorraine and Richard Herbert Cheney, he is of predominantly English, as well as Welsh and French Huguenot ancestry. Cheney is a distant cousin of both Harry S. Truman and Barack Obama, his father was a soil conservation agent for the U. S. Department of Agriculture and his mother was a softball star in the 1930s, he attended Calvert Elementary School before his family moved to Casper, where he attended Natrona County High School. He attended Yale University, but by his own account had problems adjusting to the college, dropped out. Among the influential teachers from his days in New Haven was Professor H. Bradford Westerfield, whom Cheney credited with having helped to shape his approach to foreign policy, he attended the University of Wyoming, where he earned both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in political science.

He subsequently started, but did not finish, doctoral studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In November 1962, at the age of 21, Cheney was convicted of driving while intoxicated, he was arrested for DWI again the following year. Cheney said where I was headed. I was headed down a bad road if I continued on that course."In 1964, he married Lynne Vincent, his high school sweetheart, whom he had met at age 14. When Cheney became eligible for the draft, during the Vietnam War, he applied for and received five draft deferments. In 1989, The Washington Post writer George C. Wilson interviewed Cheney as the next Secretary of Defense. Cheney testified during his confirmation hearings in 1989 that he received deferments to finish a college career that lasted six years rather than four, owing to sub-par academic performance and the need to work to pay for his education. Upon graduation, Cheney was eligible for the draft, but at the time, the Selective Service System was not inducting married men.

On October 6, 1965, the draft was expanded to include married men without children. Cheney's fifth and final deferment granted him "3-A" status, a "hardship" deferment available to men with dependents. In January 1967, Cheney was no longer eligible for the draft. In 1966 Cheney dropped out of the doctoral program at the University of Wisconsin to work as staff aide for Gov. Warren Knowles. In 1968 Cheney was awarded an American Political Science Association congressional fellowship and moved to Washington. Cheney's political career began in 1969, as an intern for Congressman William A. Steiger during the Richard Nixon Administration, he joined the staff of Donald Rumsfeld, Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity from 1969 to 1970. He held several positions in the years that followed: White House Staff Assistant in 1971, Assistant Director of the Cost of Living Council from 1971 to 1973, Deputy Assistant to the president from 1974 to 1975; as deputy assistant, Cheney suggested several options in a memo to Rumsfeld, including use of the US Justi

Felt (band)

Felt were an English indie pop band, formed in 1979 in Water Orton and led by the mononymous Lawrence. They were active for ten years through the 1980s, releasing ten albums; the band's name was inspired by Tom Verlaine's emphasis of the word "felt" in the Television song "Venus". Felt have been cited as an influence by Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch and Tim Burgess of The Charlatans, as well as by alternative rock bands Manic Street Preachers and The Tyde. Lawrence founded the band in 1979 with the release of the single "Index", a self-published solo recording. A noisy effort unlike Felt's subsequent records, it was awarded single of the week by Dave McCullough in music paper Sounds. With Lawrence on vocals and guitar, they formed properly in 1980 with the addition of schoolfriend Nick Gilbert on drums and local guitarist Maurice Deebank. Becoming co-writer with Lawrence, Deebank's jangly, classical-influenced style of playing would provide the band's signature sound in its early years.

The band performed as a trio before deciding. Gilbert switched to drummer Tony Race was added, he was replaced soon after by Gary Ainge who would remain the only constant member besides Lawrence throughout the rest of Felt's existence, as well as the only member to play on all ten of their albums. Felt signed to Cherry Red Records and their first single as a band, "Something Sends Me to Sleep", was released in 1981, their first album, Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty, followed the next year. Gilbert was replaced on bass by Mick Lloyd; the band's lineup would remain unchanged through their next two albums, The Splendour of Fear and The Strange Idols Pattern and Other Short Stories. In 1982, the Felt song "My Face Is on Fire" appeared on the bestselling Pillows & Prayers compilation. In 1985, for the recording of their fourth album, keyboard player Martin Duffy was added and Marco Thomas became bassist. Ignite the Seven Cannons was produced by Robin Guthrie of the Cocteau Twins and featured Elizabeth Fraser on the single "Primitive Painters".

The song reached the top of the UK independent singles chart. Deebank departed soon after, prompting a shift in Felt's sound with Duffy's keyboards becoming more central; the lead guitar position would subsequently be filled by an ever-changing succession of players. The band moved to Creation Records in 1986 and released Let the Snakes Crinkle Their Heads to Death, the first of two instrumental albums they would record, their next album, Forever Breathes the Lonely Word, was a conventional collection of songs that gained the band praise and would become regarded by many as their best. In 1989, Lawrence declared it had been his intention all along to release ten singles and ten albums in ten years and, having done so, announced the end of Felt. After releasing their last album, Me and a Monkey on the Moon, undertaking a short tour, the band split up. Lawrence went on to form Denim and Go Kart Mozart. Duffy joined Primal Scream. Ainge would play with Vic Godard. Mick Lloyd died in 2016. Subsequent bass player Mick Bund died in 2017.

In 2018, Cherry Red reissued all ten Felt albums on CD and vinyl, with new mixes of songs plus revised tracklistings and packaging. Lawrence – vocals and guitar Maurice Deebank – guitar Nick Gilbert – bass and drums Tony Race – drums Gary Ainge – drums and percussion Martin Duffy – keyboards Mick Lloyd – bass Marco Thomas – guitar and bass Mick Bund – bass Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty, Cherry Red The Splendour of Fear, Cherry Red The Strange Idols Pattern and Other Short Stories, Cherry Red Ignite the Seven Cannons, Cherry Red Let the Snakes Crinkle Their Heads to Death, Creation – retitled The Seventeenth Century for the 2018 reissue Forever Breathes the Lonely Word, Creation Poem of the River, Creation The Pictorial Jackson Review, Creation Train Above the City, Creation Me and a Monkey on the Moon, él Gold Mine Trash, Cherry Red Bubblegum Perfume, Creation Absolute Classic Masterpieces, Cherry Red Absolute Classic Masterpieces Volume II, Creation Stains on a Decade, Cherry Red "Index", Shanghai Records – independent release by Lawrence under the Felt name "Something Sends Me to Sleep", Cherry Red "My Face Is on Fire", Cherry Red "Penelope Tree", Cherry Red "Mexican Bandits", Cherry Red "Sunlight Bathed the Golden Glow", Cherry Red "Primitive Painters", Cherry Red "Ballad of the Band", Creation "Rain of Crystal Spires", Creation "The Final Resting of the Ark", Creation "Space Blues", Creation "Get Out of My Mirror", él – free flexidisc A Declaration, Cherry Red – live in concert, ULU, February 1987 Flamm, Christian.

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Rosa 'Crescendo'

Rosa'Crescendo', is a pink and white hybrid tea rose cultivar, bred by Dr. Keith Zary in 2010, introduced in the United States by Jackson & Perkins in 2011; the rose was created from stock parents, Rosa'Gemini' and Rosa'New Zealand.'Crescendo' was awarded the prestigious Portland Gold Medal in 2019.'Crescendo' is a tall, upright shrub, 5 to 6 ft in height with a 3 to 4 ft spread. Blooms are 4 -- 5 in in diameter, with 26 to 40 petals. Buds are ovoid. Flowers have a full, high-centered bloom form, are borne solitary; the flowers are a pink blend, are creamy white with light pink hues, darker pink edges. The rose has a strong fragrance and large, dark green foliage.'Crescendo' blooms in flushes throughout its growing season. The plant is recommended for warmer. Portland Gold Medal, Garden roses Rose Hall of Fame List of Award of Garden Merit roses