//
archives

History

This tag is associated with 230 posts

PROOF: All Trump Ever Needed to Know He Learned on 1950s TV

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

Trail of Tears Commemoration Day

Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. ~American Indian Proverb ABOUT THE TRAIL OF TEARS: “Under orders from President Jackson the U.S. Army began enforcement of the Removal Act. The Cherokee were rounded up in the summer of 1838 and loaded … Continue reading

Remembering a True New Yorker on 9/11

There are a lot of things to remember and reflect upon during the anniversary of September 11. And plenty of people will be telling their stories of grief, rage, human kindness and patriotism. So, each year, Lester & Charlie like to focus on someone who might get overlooked: Leo Cullum. Leo Cullum, who died a … Continue reading

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! ***

Today in 1963, There Were Some People with a Dream

Address to civil rights marchers by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 28, 1963 Link to audio recording from the event at the bottom of the page. I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in … Continue reading

Happy Anniversary, 19th Amendment

This week in 1920, Congress ratified the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing citizens the right to vote regardless of their gender. It was sent to the states for ratification.   The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any … Continue reading

The First Feminist in Film?

                “I’ve been in more laps than a napkin.” ~Mae West!         Happy Birthday to a true American original! More of our favorite quotes: “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” “There are no good girls gone wrong – … Continue reading

The Miseducation of America

“It is very nearly impossible to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.” ~Happy Birthday, James A. Baldwin ***

You’re Abbreviated Takeaway from the Republican National Convention

There’s panic from Broadway to Bombay! It’s the Giant Claw! Check out and marvel at mankind’s menace from a godforsaken anti-matter galaxy millions and millions of light years from Earth. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.             Check out Lester & Charlie’s 50 Favorite TV Test Patterns at Amazon *** … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Ginger Rogers!

  “If you give us the chance, we can perform. After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.” ~Ann Richards on Ginger Rogers, who was born this day in 1911     ***  

American Dreams

“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You … 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

Categories