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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

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! ***

Survival of the Wittiest

  “Instead of working for the survival of the fittest, we should be working for the survival of the wittiest – then we can all die laughing.” ~Happy birthday, Lily Tomlin! More fun quotes: No matter how cynical you become, it’s never enough to keep up. I’ve always wanted to be somebody, but I see … 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

Oh, the Humanity

“I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican.” ~Dan Quayle Who was picked by George H.W. Bush to be VP on this day in 1988. More of our favorite Dan Quayle wisdom: “I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn’t study … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Julia Child

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” Julia Child August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004 Some of our other favorite quotes: “Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” *** “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re … 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 ***

Chapter and Verse

  “No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says; he is always convinced that it says what he means.” ~George Bernard Shaw, born this day in 1856 Yep.           ****

When Did Chickens Get Political?

STICKY CHICKEN FINGERS Sometimes, a chicken crosses the line. This month, KFC (formerly Kentucky Fried Chicken) lived up to its “Finger Lickin’ Good” motto by introducing in Hong Kong a line of nail polish that tastes like chicken. “Simply apply and dry like regular nail polish and then lick — again and again and again … Continue reading

Meet Mistress K

Ever think about getting stuck on death row for no reason and with no recourse? It’s not a cakewalk. Take, for instance, the case of Glenn Ford, sentenced to death in Louisiana for killing a watchmaker. Four people were suspected of the murder but Glenn was the only one to stand trial, convicted partially by … Continue reading

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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