Obsessively Fascinating
Bill Quick

Everyday Life in the Past If you are of a certain age – mine, for instance – I’ll bet you’ll find it hard to tear yourself away from this site. … Continue reading

Something Has Gone Wrong – But What, Exactly?
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Something Has Gone Wrong | The Z Blog The only thing missing from this toxic stew is an excessive believe in the supernatural, but the hunt for hate thinkers is really just a modern form of witch hunting. Everywhere you … Continue reading

These Rattlesnakes Never Shed Their Skins
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Judge Orders Immediate Review of 14,900 Hillary Clinton Emails – WSJ A federal judge prodded the State Department to quickly review a batch of 14,900 recently discovered emails as the controversy over Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s correspondence while she … Continue reading

Making a List, Checking It Twice
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From Whitewater to Benghazi: A Primer on Bill and Hillary Clinton Scandals – The Atlantic They gloss over all the myriad of scandals from the Clinton Crime Syndicate’s early days, but it’s a fairly complete list.  For those who’ve forgotten, … Continue reading

New Yorkers to the Bone
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DANNY FIELDS INTERVIEW ON THE EARLY DAYS WITH THE RAMONES! (THE GUARDIAN) – PleaseKillMe® … Continue reading

The Last Howdy Doody Show
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Something Wonderful: The Last 2 Minutes of the Last Howdy Doody Show @ AMERICAN DIGEST If you were raised on this ancient afternoon series of televised myths and tales [1947 to 1960]…. and you grew too old for this last … Continue reading

History Is the Great Divide
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Vox Popoli: “The West will die….” It’s hard for the older generation to realize things are as bad as they are. Trapped in memories and increasing isolation, they have no idea what the USA has become. It’s all but impossible … Continue reading

First In Line to Be Last
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No, Jesse Williams, I Will Not ‘Sit Down’ – Breitbart He warns: “If you have a critique for the resistance, for our resistance, then you better have an established record of critique of our oppression. If you have no interest, … Continue reading

Research Bleg
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Does anybody here know or remember anything about a long-established clothier in Harvard Square called Duncan Macandrews?  (Maybe just Duncan Macandrew…) I think I went there once with a friend to buy a shirt, but that was going on fifty years ago, … Continue reading

The Little People: Who Knew?
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The “hobbit” was tiny already by 700,000 years ago | Ars Technica Very old and very small Homo floresiensis-like remains found in Indonesia. Huh.  Apparently Hobbits are real. Somehow I find that reassuring. … Continue reading

A Blast From the Past from Donald Douglas at American Power
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This was posted at AP on November 5 of 2014: American Power: Why the Democrats Got Crushed — Totally Freakin’ Crushed! — And Why They Have No 2016 Lock It’s a good piece, although I’m again going to disagree on … Continue reading

The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Empire
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The Stages of Grief at the Frontier – The American Interest The role of these few Roman soldiers was first and foremost one of reassurance. They could not have defended the small towns in case of a prolonged barbarian assault. … Continue reading

Ignoramus Watch
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VIDEO: Americans Have No Idea What Memorial Day Is » Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind! Memorial Day is about paying respect to those who fought and died while serving their country to protect the freedoms … Continue reading

Memorial Day: Monumental
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Memorial Day (with images, tweets) · DaveinTexas · Storify There are literally thousands like this, all over America and the world. And America and the world are both better places because of it … Continue reading

Good Lord! Do People Actually No Longer Know This?
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Why Memorial Day is different from Veterans Day Memorial Day is often confused with Veterans Day. Why? According to the Department of Veterans Affairs: Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and … Continue reading

Oh, Just Fuck Off, Would You?
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » WALTER RUSSELL MEAD ON THE TRUMP PHENOMENON AND OUR DYSFUNCTIONAL POLITICAL CLASS: What makes Tru… Quoting Walter Russel Meade: Those of us who care about policy, propriety and the other bourgeois values without which no … Continue reading

WaPo Morons Demonstrate Their Ignorance About the Hoosier State
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Trump sees a decisive Indiana victory at hand, gears up to take on Clinton – The Washington Post Four other sports stars endorsed Trump on Monday: Fred “The Hammer” Williamson, a black actor and former NFL defensive back; Lou Holtz, … Continue reading

Similarities
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Waiting for Donald | PJ Media Prediction: We’re going to be seeing a lot more of such signs in the future as the campaign goes forward. Although the vast majority of the faces filing in Thursday evening were white, the … Continue reading

Picture Show – Good Times, Bad Times
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30 Years Ago: A Look Back at 1986 – The Atlantic Tamil Guerillas in Sri Lanka on February 1, 1986. That rifle looks familiar. Governor Bill Clinton of Arkansas in 1986. If only we’d known…. The French high wire artist … Continue reading

Something Wonderful From Vanderleun
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Something Wonderful: “The Old New World” @ AMERICAN DIGEST Vanderleun finds the best stuff. … Continue reading

Oh, Just Shut Up, Nick, You Complete Ignoramus
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If You Think Life Was Better 50 Years Ago, You’re Voting Republican. Or Democratic. – Hit & Run : Reason.com I don’t mean to scant the authenticity of respondents and their feeling of despair, but c’mon already and get a … Continue reading

Singapore: The Progressive Rats in the Foundation
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Singapore’s Midlife Crisis | City Journal Continuing to look ahead, Lee and his mandarins understood that Singapore couldn’t thrive solely as a manufacturing hub, either. They correctly anticipated the evolution of an economy more reliant on technology and high-end services—for … Continue reading

Notice A Pattern Here?
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Sanders romps in Washington, Alaska, Hawaii – POLITICO Bernie Sanders swept all three Democratic caucuses Saturday — scoring victories in Hawaii, Alaska and delegate-rich Washington state. While the underdog’s West Coast wins are not nearly enough to trip up former … Continue reading

Signs and Symbols
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » NEWS YOU CAN USE: When is St George’s Day? Everything you need to know about England (and Ethiopia’… St George is not even exclusively England’s patron saint. His iconography and coat of arms can be … Continue reading

The Real Colonel Sanders: A Saga of Blood, Bullets, and Fried Chicken
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Colonels of Truth • Damn Interesting It was coming from the north—from the swath of backcountry known among locals as “Hell’s Half-Acre.” The area was so named for its primary exports: bootleg booze, bullets, and bodies. The neighborhood was also … Continue reading

Remember That Sure Loser, Ronald Reagan?
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Establishment Believed Ronald Reagan Would Lead GOP to Certain Defeat Ronald Reagan would be familiar with some of the challenges facing Donald Trump lately. Imagine an establishment-busting presidential candidate rolling up the primaries but polling 20 points behind the presumptive … Continue reading

When I’m 64 (In the Rear View Mirror Now) – Only Two Left
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George Martin Obituary — The Man who Enabled the Beatles For evidence that The Beatles would have been great without George Martin in tow, one need look no further than at the band’s first LP, Please Please Me, which was … Continue reading

Texas
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Dawn, March 6, 1836, Siege of the Alamo – Day 13 | The Last Refuge That same dry, north wind, blowing from the heart of the Commancheria, fanned high the flames of those pyres, and embers floated into the darkening … Continue reading

It’s a Tradition of the (Crime) Family, Actually
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Hillary Clinton just can’t win: Democrats need to accept that only Bernie Sanders can defeat the GOP – Salon.com Bernie Sanders is the only Democratic candidate capable of winning the White House in 2016. Please name the last person to … Continue reading

Some of These Cars Are Amazing – Really!
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Sports Cars: Fabulous Fiberglass Fotos! – forgottenfiberglass.com Check’em out. … Continue reading

Surprise Package
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MoveOn.Org Endorses Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders But if she loses both New Hampshire and Iowa — and Sanders continues looking competitive in general election polling — then I gotta think a lot of people who are on the Hillary train … Continue reading

It Was a Different, Utterly Alien World a Century Ago
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Found this over at the Ace Place: Take a careful look at that painting.  Look how dark that room is. The lighting comes from burning candles attached to a highly flammable Christmas tree.  Everybody is gathered around in wonder and … Continue reading

This, Again
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Last time Obama spoke from oval office was Iraq withdrawal. If he’d skipped that speech, he wouldn’t need tonight’s. pic.twitter.com/g7LmCAJtm1 — Jim Rickards (@JamesGRickards) December 6, 2015 I guess people really do believe that if Barack Obama had not followed … Continue reading

This Should Ring a Few Of Nemo’s Bells
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Microaggression, Meet Ralph Waldo Emerson – The American Interest The recent spectacle of foul-mouthed students mobbing startled faculty members at Yale and contrite administrators apologizing for causing undergraduates actual or imagined emotional discomfort reminded me of my first real job. … Continue reading

Respect Their Privacy
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JFK Assassination: The Spy Chief Who Lied – POLITICO Magazine Half a century after JFK’s death, in a once-secret report written in 2013by the CIA’s top in-house historian and quietly declassified last fall, the spy agency acknowledges what others were … Continue reading

Hacking the History of the Framers
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The Founding Fathers: Demigods or scoundrels? – LA Times And once we get past seeing the founders as cartoon-like characters, all kinds of lights go on along the line between then and now. Is the paralysis of the current federal … Continue reading

Obama Bears the Brunt of This One
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The Bear Awakes | Belmont Club Then came the Obama administration’s reset of relations with Russia, and with it increased cooperation with Moscow on everything from space flights to nuclear disarmament. … It was there that, in February 2014, Russian … Continue reading

Nothing New About Oswald, USSR, and Cuba
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CIA confirmed Oswald contacted Cubans, Soviets before assassination, memo shows – Washington Times Three days after President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, U.S. intelligence officials told President Lyndon Johnson that they had confirmed that assassin Lee … Continue reading

The Stupid, Delusional Lies About GW Bush’s “Victory” In Iraq
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The GOP presidential field’s dangerous fantasy on Iraq and Syria Then there’s Syria’s neighbor, Iraq. Bush last week held out the “success” of the 2007 surge in Iraq as an object lesson for re-engaging in Iraq and Syria. Unfortunately, he … Continue reading

Bullshit As History
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10 Overlooked Truths About Action | The Art of Manliness “In the era before gunpowder, all killing was of necessity done hand to hand. For a Greek or Roman warrior to slay his enemy, he had to get so close that … Continue reading