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“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    

Poison Politics

Some of the smartest people around are completely stressed out and really really smart. So, we’re celebrating National Winston Churchill Day! Some of our favorite Churchill utterances:     Lady Astor to Winston Churchill: ‘If you were my husband I’d poison your brandy.’ Churchill: ‘If you were my wife I’d drink it.’ “An appeaser is … Continue reading

Poetic Logic

“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

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

Some Claim That the Study of Stupidity is Called “Monology.”

… or “Journalism.” In case you were too bombed on St. Patrick’s Day, here are the headlines you missed for March 17, 2017. ***

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

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