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September 1, 1939

September 1, 1939

Monday, September 1 marks the beginning of one of the most significant events of the twentieth century — and, maybe of all time.  The German nation, under Adolf Hitler decided to invade their neighbor, Poland, thus, signaling the beginning of World War II. What caused this?  To some people ( including me) World War I […]

A quote by Garrison Keillor

The party of Lincoln and Liberty was transmogrified into the party of hairy-backed swamp developers and corporate shills, faith-based economists, fundamentalist bullies with Bibles, Christians of convenience, freelance racists, misanthropic frat boys, shrieking midgets of AM radio, tax cheats, nihilists in golf pants, brownshirts in pinstripes, sweatshop tycoons, hacks, fakirs, aggressive dorks, Lamborghini libertarians, people […]

… After they have tried everything else.

In World War II, shortly after we entered on the side of The Allies, things were not going well.  In our effort to supply England with war materials, we were losing a lot of ships.  Our Navy tried all sorts of schemes to get cargo across the Atlantic, but nothing worked.  The Royal Navy was […]

That Dang Liberal Press

It seems to me that in recent years, the press has become too liberal.  What I mean by that is that they have bent over backward to give equal time to people who were horribly misinformed or certifiable nuts. I like to read all points of view, but only if the premise makes sense.  For […]

Job Creation

There is a story told about Henry Ford.  He was walking with a union organizer  at the Ford plant in Dearborn, Michigan.  Henry, proudly, pointed to one of his Model T Fords, and said, “let’s see you organize that”.  The union man replied, “let’s see you sell it a car”.  True story?  I have no […]

Never Forget

THIS IS A RE-POST OF SOMETHING I WROTE LAST YEAR. The question in my mind is:  What should I never forget?  I live in a community that lost people in the Pentagon.  The damage and loss of life to the Pentagon was, of course, not as great as the twin towers in New York (184 […]

Impeach the Bum

In recent years there has been an impeachment and talks of another impeachment.  Let’s see what is involved.  In the United States, the House of Representatives must pass by a simple majority a list of allegations.  If it passes, the defendant has been “impeached”.  Next, the Senate tries the accused.  To convict, a ⅔ majority […]