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The GOP Just Learned Something (and Got it Wrong)

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

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Remembering a True New Yorker on 9/11

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.
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This 9/11, Let’s Get Real About Who Was A Hero

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

Misunderestimated in a Bigly Way

          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.  

Is Trump Screwing With Your B.I.S.?

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

Sex Colonies on Mars, Catching Russians and Donald Trump

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

One Voice

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

Happy World Environment Day (?)

                “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

Happy Memorial Day from Lester & Charlie

“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.) ***

If I Only Had a Brain

“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

A Mother’s Day Parable From Erma Bombeck

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

Newsflash: Your Furniture Is Out To Kill You! 

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

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