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Pull Up A Chair, Kids

It seems we can’t get through a decade without at least once having former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg remind us that, as a billionaire, he’s as entitled as anyone to buy the presidency of the United States. And here he is again, declaring that he’s two thinks from declaring candidacy and riding to … Continue reading

In Observance of “National War on Poverty Day, 2016”

    “Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.”  ~James Baldwin                 From Hunger in America: 2015 United States Hunger and Poverty Facts Hunger in the United States Six  years after the onset of the financial and economic crisis, … Continue reading

Lotteries Can Be Dangerous to Your Health

State lotteries can be bad for your health. At least, they can be – if you win. No, seriously. According to the experts, people who experience “sudden financial windfalls” can ultimately expect to feel anxiety, depression, anger, distrust, lack of identity and a sense of loss. Whoa. We all like to think that a fat … Continue reading

Protected: Lester & Charlie’s New Book “Losers” Is Here!

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HOT OFF THE PRESS: Lester & Charlie’s New Book “Losers” Is Here!

IT’S LESTER & CHARLIE’S NEW BOOK Who are the real winners, here? Find out at Amazon! Excerpt from the introduction: Lotteries. They have been called both a tax on stupidity and a math tax. The odds of losing are so high as to be practically guaranteed. Yet 57% of the US population buys a lottery … Continue reading

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. ***

Happy Birthday, Clifford Odets

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

RIP FDR

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much — it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt, January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945

Hours of Fun for 50 Cents

There’s no reason to spend a lot of money on entertainment when you can have hours of fun at home. Here’s how!  

4 Dead in Urban Outfitters

This week was all about the apology. It wasn’t just that the New York Times had to apologize for mistakenly referring to Dick Cheney as the former president of the United States. Apologies abounded! Like the one from Jacob Dorsey, the 19-year-old Republican candidate for the Wisconsin Assembly, who not only apologized but dropped out … Continue reading

Bloody Mary

Big business has a big mouth these days, but what comes out isn’t always pleasant. Chick-fil-A hates gays. Hobby Lobby has its panties in a knot over contraception. Taco Bell fires managers for hiring too many Mexicans. It doesn’t seem to end. Then we read about the firestorm surrounding Mary’s Gourmet Diner, a restaurant in … Continue reading

The Week in Politics

THE WEEK OF WHATEVER Everything you need to know about last week’s politics for this week’s cocktail party. This week, an AP-Gfk poll called “Midterm Schmidterm” found that about half of the voters in American don’t give a rat’s ass who controls Congress and about 32% — when asked which party they’ll vote for — … Continue reading

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