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Your 5 Minute Escape from Alternative Facts

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

Shirley Temple Figured Out Christmas at the Age of 6

“I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.” ~Shirley Temple According to a 2013 report from Pew Research, hardly any kids in America believe in Santa Claus, hardly anyone likes its obligations, everybody hates shopping during the … Continue reading

Aunt Betty Says VOTE

“To err is human, but to really screw things up takes a Republican.” -Aunt Betty’s Almanac

Happy Labor Day

”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! ***

Homeless Jesus

This month, a study came out from Stanford University with a conclusion that shocked its own researchers: Low-income people live longer and healthier lives when they live in affluent areas like New York or San Francisco. This is shocking because it’s counter intuitive. If you live in an affluent place like New York or San … Continue reading

R.I.P. 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                   *** *** *** *** While … Continue reading

The Smörgåsbord

“The rich would have to eat money if the poor did not provide food.” ~Russian Proverb That pretty much summarizes where the world seems to be going. It might, for those of you with a few moments to spare, be worth it to read this: A MODEST PROPOSAL For preventing the children of poor people … Continue reading

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

Shirley Temple Figured Out Christmas at the Age of 6

“I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.” ~Shirley Temple   According to a 2013 report from Pew Research, hardly any kids in America believe in Santa Claus, hardly anyone likes its obligations, everybody hates shopping during … Continue reading

Launching the Rising Stars Page on Facebook

We just started a page for our new book-in-progress about 50 people who left arts, entertainment or show business — not always by choice — and channeled their talent and drive into progressive social action. The page is brand new, so we could use some likes! If you’re on Facebook, we’d much appreciated it if … 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

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