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The Cuckoo’s Nest

43 years ago today, Democratic VP candidate Thomas Eagleton withdrew from the McGovern ticket because he once had psychiatric treatment. Hoping this guy with the Cuckoo’s nest will do the reverse. ***

It’s only a Bribe

“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” ~Alexis de Tocqueville, born this day in 1805.     ***

One Ringy Dingy

Today in 1914, transcontinental telephone service began with the first phone conversation between New York and San Francisco. No one thought to record it for future generations.   ***

And the Bible Says …

“No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says; he is always convinced that it says what he means.” ~George Bernard Shaw, born this day in 1856   ***

Bella!

“They used to give us a day–it was called International Women’s Day. In 1975 they gave us a year, the Year of the Woman. Then from 1975 to 1985 they gave us a decade, the Decade of the Woman. I said at the time, who knows, if we behave they may let us into the … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Clifford Odets

“Life shouldn’t be printed on dollar bills.” ~Clifford Odets, born this day in 1906. ***

Have YOU Got the Guts?

“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr. This is an official Civil Defense Film produced in cooperation with the Federal Civil Defense Administration and in consultation with the Safety Commission of the National Education Association. ***

History 101: Sedition

History 101: Congress passed the short-lived Sedition Act on this day in 1798, making it illegal to spread malicious, false or scandalous rumors about the government. Not surprisingly, 25 Republicans were promptly arrested for sedition. ***

Some Hope and Change

“My call is not to those who believe they belong to the past. My call is to those who believe in the future.” ~JFK, who won his party’s presidential nomination on this day in 1960. ***

Please Let Us Men Act Like Human Beings!

“Careful grooming might take 20 years off a woman’s age, but you can’t fool a flight of stairs.” ~Marlene Dietrich ***

Thought for the Day

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” ~Winston Churchill ***

Just. Weird.

Travel back in time and enjoy a few minutes of Wednesday Weirdness. ***

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