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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

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! ***

Now, We Know You Must Have Some Good Ideas…

LEND US A HAND? Lester & Charlie are researching for a new book called Rising Stars, and we’re looking for a few good men and women who started their careers in arts or entertainment and it led to progressive activism. Here are a few examples: *A USO girl who left the chorus line to help … Continue reading

Protected: Lend Us a Hand?

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“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

Some Friendly Advice

Note to the newly sworn-in Republican Congressional majority: This month in 1914, Henry Ford introduced a minimum wage that equals $14/hr in today’s dollars. As he put it, “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.”   ***

VIDEO: Make Your Own Soap!

“Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants” ~William Osler Save big $$ making your own soap out of what most people simply throw away. Lester & Charlie show you how frugality can be as easy as going through other people’s garbage! Get Lester & Charlie’s New Book Today! ***

Bloody Mary

Big business has a big mouth these days, but what comes out isn’t always pleasant. Chick-fil-A hates gays. Hobby Lobby has its panties in a knot over contraception. Taco Bell fires managers for hiring too many Mexicans. It doesn’t seem to end. Then we read about the firestorm surrounding Mary’s Gourmet Diner, a restaurant in … Continue reading