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January 8. 1965: War of the Roses -- and Marigolds

Illinois Republican Senator Everett Dirksen waged a perennial campaign on behalf of a symbol that was, he claimed, as American as the stars and stripes and the American eagle. 348 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Great men of the sixties...and Rush Limbaugh

Could not suck enough image out of the black and white TV in the sixties..how could a twelve year old kid be so obsessed?

People of power actually began and ended with JFK, he of the incredible good looks, enormous sexual appetites, and fabulous sense of humor. 473 more words

I am a man...

… of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times

– Everett Dirksen


Tea party winning as it's losing

It’s time to give credit where it most definitely is due to the tea party wing of the once-Grand Old Republican Party.

Even when it loses it wins. 436 more words

The Congress: The Covenant

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A billion here, a billion there ...

A Dallas Morning News blog notes that “A billion dollars isn’t what it used to be.”

Boy, howdy.


It talks about a list of billionaires in which the starting point now stands at $1.3 billion. 179 more words