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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

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

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

Trail of Tears Commemoration Day

Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. ~American Indian Proverb ABOUT THE TRAIL OF TEARS: “Under orders from President Jackson the U.S. Army began enforcement of the Removal Act. The Cherokee were rounded up in the summer of 1838 and loaded … 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 ***

Periods for Pence

The Best Pro-Choice Anti-Pence Movement Rally Ever Right before George W. Bush came up with the first legitimate reason to burn a book – a memoir called “The Decider” – he told NBC anchor Matt Lauer that, as young man, his mother showed him an old jar containing the fetus of her stillborn child. Later, … Continue reading

Cakewrecks

Every once in a while it’s a lot of fun to check into the site “Cake Wrecks” and if you never have seen it, maybe the photos below will temp you. The site highlights cakes that have been grossly formed, text that is obviously wrong and just really really stupid cakes. We’re not associated with … Continue reading

Another NRA Fairy Tale

What Big Bullets You Have, Grandmother! One section of the National Rifle Association’s website is endearingly named “NRAFamily.” It includes a series called “Fun Friday,” covering news like “6 Invasive Species That Are Damaging The U.S.” and a clever “How To” section that, somehow, includes an article named “The 7 Disease Bearing Ticks In America.” … Continue reading

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. ***

Homeless Jesus

This month, a study came out from Stanford University with a conclusion that shocked its own researchers: Low-income people live longer and healthier lives when they live in affluent areas like New York or San Francisco. This is shocking because it’s counter intuitive. If you live in an affluent place like New York or San … Continue reading

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