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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

Happy Anniversary, 19th Amendment

Today in 1919, Congress approved 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 State … 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.) ***

We Found This Somewhere and Thought it was Really Cool

  “Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact. ” ― William S. Burroughs   ***  

Goodnight Tonight

Today in nighttime history: Johnny Carson hosted the “Tonight Show” for the last time on this day in 1992.                     *** *** *** *** While you’re here, check out our new books on Amazon. ***

If Only

“I can’t give you a brain, but I can give you a diploma.” ~ Happy Birthday, L. Frank Baum                   *** *** *** *** While you’re here, check out our new books on Amazon. ***

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The Grave of the Conscience

The Chernobyl disaster took place 30 years ago today, due to faulty designs and human error. “The tombstone over the grave of the conscience always reads: “Human Nature.” ― Stefan Molyneux   The 1986 accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, then part of the former Soviet Union, is the only accident in … 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

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