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Good-Bye, Yogi

1925-2015 The world learned today that the great philosopher, Yogi Berra, passed away. It’s hard to resist looking back at some of his great words of wisdom: When you come to a fork in the road, take it. You can observe a lot by just watching. It ain’t over till it’s over No one goes … Continue reading

Laverne & Shirley Take a Trump

Pundits keep debating the impact of this short clip from last night’s “Town Hall” meeting with Donald Trump. They should have just looked at the reactions of the women over Trump’s left shoulder. They said it all. We panned in on them, in case you missed them the first time.       ***

Trail of Tears Commemoration Day

Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. ~American Indian Proverb ABOUT THE TRAIL OF TEARS: “Under orders from President Jackson the U.S. Army began enforcement of the Removal Act. The Cherokee were rounded up in the summer of 1838 and loaded … Continue reading

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

”Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. “Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.” ~Abraham Lincoln Happy Labor Day to all those who built and maintain this nation! ***

A Bittersweet Happy Birthday

“Freedom belongs to the strong.” ~Happy Birthday, Richard Wright       ***

One of a Kind

“I’ve been in more laps than a napkin.” ~Happy Birthday to a true American original, Mae West! ***

A Lesson in Standing Tall

“A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.” -Franklin Roosevelt, who was stricken with polio on this day in 1921. ***


“The church is a sort of hospital for men’s souls and as full of quackery as the hospital for their bodies.” ~Henry David Thoreau, “Walden,” published this day in 1854 ***

Anything to Declare?

Say what you want about the customs department, immigration department or homeland security. They know how to state the obvious. Even when it makes them look a bit looney. Yesterday, Buzz “Man in the Moon” Aldrin tweeted an image of his favorite astronautical memorabilia: the customs declaration form that absolutely had to be completed when … Continue reading

Fear, Loathing and the Independent Mind

“It is very nearly impossible to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.” ~Happy Birthday, James A. Baldwin ***

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. ***