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Trump? Wall? In the 1950s?

When will history learn that we repeat ourselves? Watch a clip of this 1950s television Western, where a man named Trump comes to town and promises to solve everyone’s problems by building a wall. Spoiler alert: Didn’t work that time, either. *** Advertisements

It’s only a Bribe

“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” ~Alexis de Tocqueville, born this day in 1805. ***

Happy Birthday, P.T. Barnum

Nobody ever lost a dollar by underestimating the taste of the American public. There’s a sucker born every minute. Without promotion, something terrible happens… nothing! In fact, as a general thing, money-getters are the benefactors of our race. ~Happy 205th Birthday to philosopher and GOP strategist P.T. Barnum ***

Happy Birthday, Pearl S. Buck

“When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle, then evil men prevail.” ~Pearl S. Buck ***

Lester & Charlie’s 2015 Prediction Poll

Welcome to Lester & Charlie’s Annual Prediction Poll! For more years than we care to count, you readers have helped us bet on what the big news stories of the next year will be. Sometimes, to our astonishment, we get something right. Like when we guessed correctly that, despite Republicans’ hate of science and healthcare, … Continue reading

The Week in Politics

JUNK FOOD FOR THOUGHT Everything you need to know about last week’s politics for this week’s cocktail party.     This week we learned that the editors of The City Reporter, a newspaper in Southern Russia, decided that people get too much bad news. So, on December 1st, they had a “good news day.” Only … Continue reading

The Week in Politics

WAITING FOR THE THIRD DOT Everything you need to know about last week’s politics for this week’s cocktail party. They say it takes “three points on a graph” to spot a trend. For example, if you spent $2 for a beer yesterday and $5 on a beer today and put that on a graph, it … Continue reading

To Beep or Not to Beep

Conservatives are always outraged about something. A few weeks ago, we told you about the right-wing umbrage being tossed around — not because of Obamacare – but because of good old comic books. Well, for the conservative Comic-Con set, it’s getting worse. Conservative comic book writers have already complained that illustrated heroes have become too … Continue reading

Don’t Look at New York in That Tone of Voice

  New Yorkers may not have the best reputation, but there’s no denying that we got the smarts to somehow keep this “ungovernable city” humming. That can generate some resentment. Here’s an example: In 2009, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, an Iraqi citizen held prisoner at a US-controlled detention facility in Iraq, was released by the Iraqi … Continue reading

Yak to Basics

The GOP has been squirming more than usual this week, now that their darling rising star, New Jersey governor Chris Christie, has been “embarrassed and humiliated” on a national stage because of a breathtakingly mean and misguided act of revenge. Some pundits say Christie’s bridge scandal has seriously weakened his chances of securing the presidential … Continue reading

Uncommon Law

Last week, lots of bloggers and Internet People (including us) asked the same question: What do YOU think will happen in 2014? Well, here we are, 2014 has barely started and we’re already getting some answers. Exciting things are happening all over the place, thanks in part to “legislation” — something that we, having paid … Continue reading

Lester & Charlie’s Annual Prediction Poll!

Say what you want about 2013. But before you dismiss it, cranky style, for being as lousy as any other year you didn’t get everything you wanted from Santa, try to remember the few good things that happened in the last twelve months. Michele Bachmann announced her retirement from Congress. There was no U.S. presidential … Continue reading

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