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Oh, right. Happy Inauguration Day.

“Chief among the forces affecting political folly is lust for power, named by Tacitus as “the most flagrant of all passions.” “No one is so sure of his premises as the man who knows too little.” “Government was rarely more than a choice between the disastrous and the unpalatable.” “A phenomenon noticeable throughout history regardless … Continue reading

Meaningless Jaw Movements

  Zoologists say that cows and some other creatures average 40,000 meaningless jaw movements per day.        

It’s National Absurdity Day!

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

Give Us Your Poor

Happy Birthday to the Statue of Liberty, dedicated this day in 1886.   //giphy.com/embed/eBTcddpOyGrlK via GIPHY Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name … Continue reading

The Picture Says it All

“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

“This Isn’t a Joke Anymore”

“Years ago, it meant something to be crazy. Now everyone’s crazy.” ~Charles Manson ***    

Periods for Pence

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

Flying Dildos

Chances are there’s a conservative politician under your bed or on your favorite news show screaming that sex, and the sex industry, are the cause of moral decay. Why? In April, reporters jumped all over GOP loser Ted Cruz’s vehemently anti-dildo and anti-masturbation track record from back when he was solicitor general in Texas. The … Continue reading

When Did Chickens Get Political?

STICKY CHICKEN FINGERS Sometimes, a chicken crosses the line. This month, KFC (formerly Kentucky Fried Chicken) lived up to its “Finger Lickin’ Good” motto by introducing in Hong Kong a line of nail polish that tastes like chicken. “Simply apply and dry like regular nail polish and then lick — again and again and again … Continue reading

Meet Mistress K

Ever think about getting stuck on death row for no reason and with no recourse? It’s not a cakewalk. Take, for instance, the case of Glenn Ford, sentenced to death in Louisiana for killing a watchmaker. Four people were suspected of the murder but Glenn was the only one to stand trial, convicted partially by … Continue reading

Another NRA Fairy Tale

What Big Bullets You Have, Grandmother! One section of the National Rifle Association’s website is endearingly named “NRAFamily.” It includes a series called “Fun Friday,” covering news like “6 Invasive Species That Are Damaging The U.S.” and a clever “How To” section that, somehow, includes an article named “The 7 Disease Bearing Ticks In America.” … Continue reading

Kiddie Sworn

According to the Child Development Institute, a 3-year-old child should not be able to make clear decisions but should still be able to use short sentences and experience sorrow. According to Stanley Coren, a canine expert at the University of British Columbia, dogs have better language comprehension than 2-year-olds and are better at math than … Continue reading

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