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Remembering a True New Yorker on 9/11

It might not sound that important, but back then, there was a feeling that terrorists not only took away our skyline and businesses and families, but that maybe they had stolen what Americans always rely on to survive a crisis: our sense of humor.
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This 9/11, Let’s Get Real About Who Was A Hero

It might not sound that important, but there was a feeling that terrorists took away what Americans always rely on to survive a crisis: our sense of humor. Continue reading

Misunderestimated in a Bigly Way

          The picture says it all. Quick Takes Bits from our Social Media Sites in Case You Missed them                      This song really shouldn’t be as relevant today as it is.  

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 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.) ***

“You’ve got to find some way of saying it…”

“You’ve got to find some way of saying it without saying it.” Duke Ellington, born this day in 1899

Celebrate National Stress Awareness Month!

April is National Stress Awareness Month! And from the looks of things, April is going to be our longest month on record.       Are you stressed? Of course you are – with thanks to the Mayo Clinic, here’s how you can prove it to yourself: Common effects of stress on your body: Headache … Continue reading

Voters’ Remorse?

              I got some animal crackers and the box said ‘Do not eat if seal is broken.’ So I opened up the box, and sure enough…” ~Brian Kiley   ***

The E.R.A. Era

Read the horrific demands of the Equal Rights Amendment! Continue reading

A Literary Milestone

The book, a bold stab at slavery, sold second only to the Bible in its year of publication and for the rest of the Century — in spite of it pre-dating the Civil War. Here are a few blurbs from reviews in 1852: Continue reading

See It Now

This week in 1954, one man had the courage to stand up for a nation. Luckily, it was captured on tape. Courage is grace under pressure. ~Ernest Hemingway *** For more on the dark side of television’s Golden Age, check out Lester & Charlie’s new book: ***

Don’t Be a Sucker Redux (NSFW)

In 2004 we made a video when the words “We have come to take our country back” scared us to death. We heard that before. So did the veterans of WWII. Now we’re hearing it again. Now we’re posting it again. Stand up. ***

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