No, Perot Did Not Dump the 1992 Election to Clinton
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Dan Quayle still pushing “Perot elected Clinton” nonsense – Salon.com In 1992, Bill Clinton won a decisive victory in the presidential race, snagging 370 electoral votes and relegating George H.W. Bush to a smaller share of the vote than any … Continue reading

The Heroism of John McCain, Confessed War Criminal
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It’s on: Trump courts Arizona’s treasurer to primary McCain « Hot Air Below you’ll find Trump dumping on McCain this a.m. on “Morning Joe.” Skip to 6:15 for the key bit, which includes him laughing at the fact that McCain … Continue reading

Here’s That Later History Quiz I Promised You
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Can You Match the Medical Condition to the Founding Father? – MPR These Founding Fathers all lived to what would be considered ripe old age but at some point suffered from one malady or another. Can you match the medical condition … Continue reading

Slice It! A Short History of Pizza In Middletown, USA
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America’s Quick Rise From Pizza-Ignorant to Pizza-Obsessed | Mental Floss Pizza, much like the earth itself, tricks us into thinking that it has been around forever. Like imagining a universe without our earth, picturing life without pizza seems impossible and … Continue reading

Historical Hysteria
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In a fast-changing culture, can the GOP get in step with modern America? – The Washington Post Then came Friday’s landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. As rainbow colors bathed the White House and other landmarks in celebration, the … Continue reading

The Winners Write the History
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Apple Removes Civil War Games From App Store Over Confederate Flag Usage – Mac Rumors Apple has removed seemingly all Civil War games from the App Store for displaying the Confederate Flag in “offensive and mean-spirited ways,” our sister website … Continue reading

Blood In The Streets, Oh My!
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Crappy Days Are Here Again by Myron Magnet, City Journal June 24, 2015 Twenty-three prior arrests, including menacing someone with a machete five years ago, and this madman is still walking the streets? Seeing a passerby’s video of Sook Yeong … Continue reading

Infinite Infinities
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If Napoleon won Waterloo, French-speaking Europe, no world wars? – Yahoo News Well, in several trillion other universes, Napoleon did win the Battle of Waterloo…. Like (0) … Continue reading

Just a Reminder: When I Was Right, I Was Right
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The current conventional (and self-serving) wisdom among GOP stalwarts and Bush-bots (same thing) is that GWB had the Iraq “war” (really occupation) “won,” and all the Bad Stuff that has happened since was entirely Barack Obama’s fault. Well, here’s an … Continue reading

Ah, Those Old-Time Tech Memories
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Paul Thurrott’s Short Takes: May 22, 2015 – Petri Happy birthday, Windows 3.0 Today is the 25th anniversary of the release of Windows 3.0, which is generally important because it was the first successful version of the product, one that … Continue reading

Party Time
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They always say that without Zep, there would have been no heavy metal, or if there had been, it would have sucked. Well, without the Velvets, there would have been no punk or grunge. Or the title for one of … Continue reading

Mistakes Were Made
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This Iraq Charade Is Getting a Little Ridiculous | National Review Online Marco Rubio and Chris Wallace had a vigorous back and forth this morning on Fox News Sunday, centered around whether Rubio would describe the invasion of Iraq as … Continue reading

Head Drifter Drifts On….RIP Ben E. King
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‘Stand By Me’ singer Ben E. King dead at age 76 – WTOP NEW YORK (AP) — Ben E. King, the unforgettable lead singer for the Drifters and a solo star whose plaintive baritone graced such pop and rhythm ‘n … Continue reading

The Blood Spent In Israq Is Mosly On George W. Bush’s Hands
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From Jim Geraghty’s Morning Jolt today: But the point is there are roughly 32,000 men and women who came back from Iraq injured; 4,487 came back in flag-covered coffins. That is an extremely high price in American blood and far … Continue reading

The Old War Becomes the New War
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In a comment about a report of what confusingly appears to be support for attacks on Hillary Clinton coming from Democrat Party mainstays like WaPo and NYT, I posted the following: Most don’t seem to have a clue about what … Continue reading

Time Flies When You’re Getting Old(er)
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Jordan Spieth wins the Masters in record fashion | Devil Ball Golf – Yahoo Sports Spieth has said he’s dreamed of playing in the Masters his whole life, which is inspiring but not quite as impressive when you consider the … Continue reading

Older Than Toilet Paper?
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Right Way to Hang Toilet Paper – Toilet Paper Patent But maybe we should have done what any good sleuth or thesis-writing college student does: return to the original source. Engineer-turned-writer Owen Williams found the 1891 patent for toilet paper … Continue reading

The Eighties Wasn’t All Big Hair Rock
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The Top Ten 1980s Alternative Songs | PJ Lifestyle My two faves on the list: Love Will Tear You Apart by the most depressing band evah, Joy Division. This Is Not a Love Song by PIL.  Johnny Rotten is one of … Continue reading

Twenty Dollar Bill About to Go The Way of the Susan B. Anthony Dollar?
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Eleanor Roosevelt Tops Hillary for the Face on the $20 Bill – Rasmussen Reports™ Arguing that “a woman’s place is on the money,” an activist group wants to push President Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill and replace him with … Continue reading

I Lived the Internet of the 1990s Once – I Don’t Need to Do It Again
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Relive the Internet of the 1990s in 6 Gifs 1985. When Back to the Future opened in American theatres and ended up as the highest-grossing film of the year. When Studio Ghibli, the world famous Japanese animation studio was founded. … Continue reading

Democrats Gather In Selma To Celebrate Democrats Beating Blacks to Support Jim Crow
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Selma: 50 years after ‘Bloody Sunday’ the unfinished business of civil rtights | Fox News Don’t forget:  The beatings were carried out by cops doing the bidding of white Democrats who were trying to maintain Jim Crow. Not sure why … Continue reading

Official White House BJ Clinton Portrait Memorializes Monica Lewinsky
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Revealed: Painter of Official White House Portrait of Bill Clinton Says He Included Monica Lewinsky’s Shadow in Portrait, As a Goof He says Bill and Hillary Clinton are “aware” of the “symbolism” in the painting, and of course hate it. … Continue reading

Ave Atque Vale
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On the Death of a Friend? – Taki’s Magazine Arnaud came from a very distinguished Belgian family, but his mother was English, a relation of the Rothschilds. It was said that he was 13th in line to the Belgian throne. … Continue reading

Lesley Gore: All Yesterday’s Parties
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Lesley Gore | Lesley Sue Goldstein | R.I.P. | Died She’s best known for “It’s My Party” but that was just a part, and not even the best, of her music. Fox News reports: Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the … Continue reading

The Horrible Cernettes?
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The Story of the First Photo on the Web CERN, the world’s most awe-inspiring physics research facility, is pimping some images of its newly renovated Large Hadron Collider today. It reminds me of the very first time CERN pimped some … Continue reading

Guessing Game
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25 of the Most Desirable Objects Ever Made I have two of these.  See if you can guess which ones. Like (1) … Continue reading

The Crusades Were A Defensive War Against Muslim Conquerors
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Horse Pucky from Obama | National Review Online We are all descended from cavemen who broke the skulls of their enemies with rocks for fun or profit. But that hardly mitigates the crimes of a man who does the same … Continue reading

Mysteries of the Templars
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Curse of the Templars | The Advertiser Betrayed by a king he trusted and a pope he was sworn to obey, in his final hours DeMolay fought fervently against the false charges which had destroyed his international network of Christian … Continue reading