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Shapes dimly seen through the fog of news

Since there are now only two full-time members of the team normally present in our HQ here, along with occasional visits from Simon, we would very much like to take on a new intern; the position, unfortunately unpaid (as are the full-time members), could be for up to 6 months, and basically requires normal office work with snatches of journalism.  1,747 more words

It Can Happen Here: Huey Long

In 1932, Democratic Party nominee Franklin Roosevelt commented that Douglas McArthur and Huey Long were the two most dangerous men in America. McArthur had just quashed the Bonus Marchers, impoverished World War I veterans who had marched on Washington at the inception of the depression to seek relief from the obdurate Hoover administration.  2,704 more words

Out of Touch

Still paying attention to the national election, and still find it disturbing.  It is boggling to me that so many people, according to the polls, can still support Donny.   421 more words


this day in crime history: september 8, 1935

On the day in 1935, Senator Huey “The Kingfish” Long was shot in the Louisiana State Capitol.  He died two days later of complications from the wound. 159 more words

True Crime

"It’s not where you take things from—it’s where you take them to"*...

Early in the morning on Sunday, 28 August, the German artist Anselm Kiefer’s 35,000sq. m studio and warehouse space in Croissy-Beaubourg, about 25km west of Paris, was burgled and robbed, …

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TRUMP OF THE WILL: Is the Republican Nominee the Man in the Munich Beer Hall? 

            “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

                        –George Santayana

I quote this hackneyed aphorism only to tear it down. The problem, I would tell Santayana if we were to hash things out over a Starbucks coffee, is that the past never repeats itself in recognizable form. 534 more words



This will appear in the Bernice Banner, Bernice Louisiana the week of 7/10/2015.

Huey Long was a very controversial individual. Some called him a demagogue while other thought of him as a savior that would bring America out of the Great Depression. 624 more words