A recent post called “DNC’s Angry Appeal to ‘Become a Factivist’” showed up in the frightening but somehow funny Word Net Daily (WND). The author, Myra Adams, was horrified by “a new frightening buzzword” called factivism and realized that saying it quickly sounds like “fascism.” Continue reading
It might not sound that important, but back then, there was a feeling that terrorists not only took away our skyline and businesses and families, but that maybe they had stolen what Americans always rely on to survive a crisis: our sense of humor.
It might not sound that important, but there was a feeling that terrorists took away what Americans always rely on to survive a crisis: our sense of humor. Continue reading
The picture says it all. Quick Takes Bits from our Social Media Sites in Case You Missed them This song really shouldn’t be as relevant today as it is.
Perhaps your doctor hasn’t mentioned it, but you have Behavioral Immune Syndrome (BIS). And so does everyone else, and so do most animals on Earth, and BIS can lead to deadly consequences. Continue reading
Yep. The words in the headline are all connected. Check out the article we worked in that appeared on the CNN Op-Ed section this week: Continue reading
This week in 1954, the U.S. Senate voted 67 to 22 in favor to “condemn” paranoid, communist-hunting Senator Joseph McCarthy for “conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute.” Because the resolution used the seemingly unenforceable term condemn rather than censure, McCarthy’s supporters on the Senate floor erupted into laughter. Within moments, … Continue reading
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.” ― Mahatma Gandhi #resist Full transcript from the Rose Garden (of course): (You may wish to read this from FactCheck.org first.) THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. (Applause.) Thank you. I would like to … Continue reading
“Our land is everything to us… I will tell you one of the things we remember on our land. We remember that our grandfathers paid for it – with their lives.” ~John Wooden Legs, Cheyenne (This Memorial Day, let’s remember all the warriors who have fallen for this land.) ***
“I can’t give you a brain, but I can give you a diploma.” ~ Happy Birthday, L. Frank Baum In related news from FiveThirtyEight: 195,245 public data sets; Number of data sets available on Data.gov three months ago. Last week, that figure was down to less than 156,000. Read more about it at The … Continue reading
When God Created Mothers A Parable by Erma Bombeck When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into His sixth day of “overtime” when the angel appeared and said. “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.” And God said, “Have you read the specs on this order? She has to be … Continue reading
From the perspective of New Yorkers who witnessed the World Trade Center attacks and then pitched in to rebuild the city, if not the country, in its wake, the War on Terror made a lot of sense. If anything, the “war” seemed a day late and a dollar short. But wait a minute! Studies indicate … Continue reading
“I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes. I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator.”
~Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, born this day in 1837 Continue reading
“You’ve got to find some way of saying it without saying it.” Duke Ellington, born this day in 1899
April is National Stress Awareness Month! And from the looks of things, April is going to be our longest month on record. Are you stressed? Of course you are – with thanks to the Mayo Clinic, here’s how you can prove it to yourself: Common effects of stress on your body: Headache … Continue reading
“Donald and Ivana Exploit Their Divorce for Pizza Hut” ***
Episode 534: The First 100 Days Explained in 16 Seconds
This week in 1954, one man had the courage to stand up for a nation. Luckily, it was captured on tape. Courage is grace under pressure. ~Ernest Hemingway *** For more on the dark side of television’s Golden Age, check out Lester & Charlie’s new book: ***
But the next generation isn’t buying it and they want their day in court. So a group of 12 to 16 year-olds petitioned Washington state “to find the state Department of Ecology in contempt for failing to adequately protect them and future generations from global … Continue reading
THINGS YOU CAN’T FIND IN FAKE NEWS Tidbits from Lester & Charlie’s Wienermobile News Desk Crash Dummies Embrace American Values To better reflect the times and maybe pay homage to President Trump, crash test dummies have become fat and old. The Daily Mail reports: “Dr Stewart Wang, director of the University of Michigan International Center … Continue reading
But we asked: “What’’s the fuss?” Corporations have been poisoning us for decades, and we willingly gobble down their foodstuffs regardless of risk. We decided to test drive some corporate cookbooks to find out if corporate food is naught or nice. Continue reading
Jeff Sessions is unqualified to represent us at Justice; saying so isn’t just Senator Warren’s right, it is a moral imperative. Continue reading
In 2004 we made a video when the words “We have come to take our country back” scared us to death. We heard that before. So did the veterans of WWII. Now we’re hearing it again. Now we’re posting it again. Stand up. ***
When will history learn that we repeat ourselves? Watch a clip of this 1950s television Western, where a man named Trump comes to town and promises to solve everyone’s problems by building a wall. Spoiler alert: Didn’t work that time, either. ***
GIMME SHELTER Though Kit’s body was removed promptly from Harlem’s Morningside Park after he hanged himself from a tree, no one bothered for about four years to take down the neon-orange rope he used to make the noose. Not many in the neighborhood noticed the rope over those years. Two did. They were a typical … Continue reading
On this day in 1965, President Johnson outlined the goals of his ”Great Society” – intended to eliminate poverty and racial injustice. “Freedom,” he said, “is not enough.” The Great Society was designed to bring: Civil Rights A War on Poverty Promotion of Education Health Care Welfare Art and Cultural Institutions Infrastructure Consumer Protection Environmental … Continue reading
Zoologists say that cows and some other creatures average 40,000 meaningless jaw movements per day.
Every year, 100 million sharks are killed by people. And hope springs eternal.
So here’s some absurdity, courtesy of Lester & Charlie “Tell people there’s an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure.” ~George Carlin * * ** *** *** While you’re here, check … Continue reading
If Hillary actually responded to the number of emails that have reportedly been screened by the FBI, then she would have spent 8.56 hours per day answering each email in less than one second. That’s probably why she forgot to approve this campaign video that we uncovered.
From “OnThisDay” website: Archbishop James Ussher, Primate of All Ireland, announced in 1650 that the universe had been created at 8pm on 23 October 4004 BC. It was a claim famously put to the test in the Scopes “Monkey Trial” of 1925 when American teacher John Scopes was accused of violating Tennessee state law by … Continue reading
“People frequently ask me why I devote so much time to seeking out facts about man’s past…the past shows clearly that we all have a common origin and that our differences in race, colour and creed are only superficial.” ~Anthropologist Louis S. B. Leakey, born this day in 1903 Now, who agrees? ***
“God made more horses asses than horses.” ~Aunt Betty’s Almanac From “Our Fact Checks of the First Debate” in today’s NYTimes Foreign Policy and National Security On Mr. Trump saying Mrs. Clinton had been “fighting ISIS your entire adult life.” In reality, the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, began as an Al … Continue reading
Everybody knows that Trump has a bit of a problem when it comes to separating media from reality. Is it possible that 1950s television commercials shaped his political platform? His attitude on life? Let’s explore: DONALD TRUMP ON WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE “It must be a pretty picture. You dropping to your knees.” ~Donald Trump … Continue reading
“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 Best Pro-Choice Anti-Pence Movement Rally Ever Right before George W. Bush came up with the first legitimate reason to burn a book – a memoir called “The Decider” – he told NBC anchor Matt Lauer that, as young man, his mother showed him an old jar containing the fetus of her stillborn child. Later, … Continue reading