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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. ***

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

A Must Read on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Each year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we ask you to find time to read this powerful letter that captures a moment of history and still rings true today. Prison Desk Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963 My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement […]

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When Neither the Twain Shall Meet

“But the truth is, that when a Library expels a book of mine and leaves an unexpurgated Bible lying around where unprotected youth and age can get hold of it, the deep unconscious irony of it delights me and doesn’t anger me.” ~Mark Twain on censorship “Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in … Continue reading

Where’s That Great Society?

On this day in 1965, President Johnson outlined the goals of his ”Great Society” – intended to eliminate poverty and racial injustice. “Freedom,” he said, “is not enough.” The Great Society was designed to bring: Civil Rights A War on Poverty Promotion of Education Health Care Welfare Art and Cultural Institutions Infrastructure Consumer Protection Environmental … Continue reading

Meaningless Jaw Movements

  Zoologists say that cows and some other creatures average 40,000 meaningless jaw movements per day.        

It’s National Absurdity Day!

So here’s some absurdity, courtesy of Lester & Charlie “Tell people there’s an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure.” ~George Carlin * * ** *** *** While you’re here, check … 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

Happy Birthday to the Universe! Which was created at 8pm on 23 October 4004 BC.

From “OnThisDay” website: Archbishop James Ussher, Primate of All Ireland, announced in 1650 that the universe had been created at 8pm on 23 October 4004 BC. It was a claim famously put to the test in the Scopes “Monkey Trial” of 1925 when American teacher John Scopes was accused of violating Tennessee state law by … Continue reading

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