Considering my Halloween costume options for this year, I first thought to be: Spider Man. But then started to go more with simply a: Spider. Let us shorten that further to just be a: Spy. Why not get down to basics and go as an: S. Perhaps drop the S and just be: Invisible Man. But since there are so many of those, I decided to go as who I really am: Spider Man.
President Obama and his wife will be visiting Mumbai, India for two days after the mid-term elections. Mumbai (Bombay) is the second most populous city in the world, after Shanghai. To ensure a safe visit, all 570 rooms at the Taj Mahal Hotel have been reserved, along with all the banquet rooms and restaurants. Additionally, 125 rooms at the Taj President, and 80-90 rooms at each of the Grand Hyatt and The Oberoi have been reserved. Air Force One will be accompanied by two jumbo jets and a flock of security jets. There will be 45 cars in the Presidential Convoy. US naval ships will be patrolling at sea. His personal Presidential Chefs will be brought along to prepare their food. All this for a two day visit to India. What's the price tag going to be for this visit? Wouldn't it be a lot easier just to make a phone call?
Featured in this "Moments In History" is Barney Frank (D-MA). Mr. Frank is one of the smartest and most powerful members of the Democratic Party in the U.S. House of Representatives. Recently asked about his support for Obamacare, he adroitly responded to the woman's question by cleverly answering a question with a question: "On what planet do you spend most of your time?" His ability to non-answer questions has served him well, while he's served the people of Massachusetts since 1981. In 1987, he made a surprise announcement that he was left-handed. In spite of this, he has been re-elected by wide margins ever since that personal disclosure. In this particular photograph, he is shown using his right hand, while calling Freddie Mac for a date.