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Oh, right. Happy Inauguration Day.

“Chief among the forces affecting political folly is lust for power, named by Tacitus as “the most flagrant of all passions.” “No one is so sure of his premises as the man who knows too little.” “Government was rarely more than a choice between the disastrous and the unpalatable.” “A phenomenon noticeable throughout history regardless … Continue reading

Aunt Betty Says VOTE

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

The Lost Hillary Campaign Commercial

If Hillary actually responded to the number of emails that have reportedly been screened by the FBI, then she would have spent 8.56 hours per day answering each email in less than one second. That’s probably why she forgot to approve this campaign video that we uncovered.

Give Us Your Poor

Happy Birthday to the Statue of Liberty, dedicated this day in 1886.   //giphy.com/embed/eBTcddpOyGrlK via GIPHY Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name … Continue reading

Trump Proves Steinbeck

“A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ.” ~John Steinbeck, awarded the Nobel Prize in literature this day in 1962 From The Economist: […] America has problems, but this picture is a caricature of a country that, on most measures, is more prosperous, more peaceful and less racist than ever before. The real threat … Continue reading

Trump v. Leaky

“People frequently ask me why I devote so much time to seeking out facts about man’s past…the past shows clearly that we all have a common origin and that our differences in race, colour and creed are only superficial.” ~Anthropologist Louis S. B. Leakey, born this day in 1903 Now, who agrees? ***

Prelude to the Next Clinton/Trump Debate

Maybe this will summarize the October 9th Debate: Lady Astor:  Winston, if I were your wife I’d put poison in your coffee. Winston Churchill:  Madam, if I were your husband I’d drink it. Backstory from Madame de Pique: The two were reputed for a series of sarcastic dialogues whose lines were ping-ponged on the halls … Continue reading

The Picture Says it All

“God made more horses asses than horses.” ~Aunt Betty’s Almanac From “Our Fact Checks of the First Debate” in today’s NYTimes Foreign Policy and National Security On Mr. Trump saying Mrs. Clinton had been “fighting ISIS your entire adult life.” In reality, the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, began as an Al … Continue reading

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

The Men Most in Need of a Beating

Turns out that a person’s height is a good indicator of which political party they’re likely to vote for. A study from Ohio State University found that: “[…] a one-inch increase in height raised the person’s support for the Conservative Party by 0.6 percent and their likelihood of voting for the party by 0.5 percent.” … Continue reading

1932 Elections Were Just Like 2016: Video

“Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.” ~Happy Birthday, Robert Frost And here’s a newsreel from 1932 during the presidential election cycle. It’s just as sexist and racist as the one going on now … 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

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