Monthly Archives: February 2012

We Have Much To Fear – And Even More To Loathe

‎”I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.” – Hunter S. Thompson, the most influential American journalist of the 20th century, who died 20 February 2005. 

While this is perhaps the … Continue reading

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Disqualified

“It’s not the most intellectual job in the world, but I do have to know the letters.” – Vanna White, born 18 February 1957, American model, game show hostess, and champion of literacy, discussing the rigors of her work on … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Day Suggestion For Men

Let’s be honest, gentlemen: After the flowers, the chocolate, and the exchange of sweet nothings with old what’s-her-name over a romantic dinner, you’re going to be ready for some reality-based relief, and I have the perfect suggestion: rent a good … Continue reading

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The Heroine And The Hypocrites

“If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.” – Florynce Kennedy, American lawyer, civil rights advocate, and feminist, born 11 February 1916. Below: Rick “No Abortion Under Any Circumstances” Santorum and Mike “We’re All Catholics Now” Huckabee

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Brave, Indeed!

Oh brave new Internet world! That has such people in it! “Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.” – Frank Moore Colby, American encyclopedia editor and essayist, born 10 February 1865. Of course, today “bore” would have to … Continue reading

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A Political Giant

Died 9 February 1995 – J. William Fulbright, former United States Senator from Arkansas and the longest serving chairman in the history of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Fulbright was a brilliant and principled man with a global vision, and … Continue reading

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IT’S ALREADY HAPPENING HERE

“When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” – Sinclair Lewis, American novelist, short story writer, playwright, and the first writer from the United States to be awarded the Nobel Prize in … Continue reading

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Ladies And Gentlemen . . . Step Right Up.

3 February 1882 – Circus owner P.T. Barnum buys his world-famous elephant Jumbo, and thereby garnered enormous profits. Were he alive today, the enterprising Barnum could realize an even greater return on his investment by skipping the symbolic elephant and … Continue reading

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Heroes Both Human And Canine

“Nome calling . . . Nome calling . . .” On 20 January 1925, that message flashed over the airwaves with special urgency, since an outbreak of diphtheria threatened to devastate the population of the isolated and blizzard-bound city. Shortly … Continue reading

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