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The Greatest Show on Earth Yields to the Greatest Sideshow on Earth

(Ellenton, FL — January 15, 2017) – One circus’ end in 2016 is slated to continue in 2017. Another circus, in existence for 146 years, is slated to close in a matter of months. 501 more words

Election 2016

Ringling Bros. big top come down after 146 years

ELLENTON, Fla. — After 146 years, the curtain is falling on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press the show will close forever in May. 906 more words

Local News

Democracy is Impossible in Post-Truth America

W.J. Astore

“Post-truth” was the big word for 2016, according to Oxford Dictionaries. And why not? Donald Trump won the presidency with lies and half-truths and spin… 487 more words

US Politics

Donald - words matter because life is not a poker game

Slowly but surely, there has been a degradation of credibility in the words we use.  I fondly remember a time when we said something to our family, friends, and even most strangers, unless one was a pathological liar, in which we could expect the truth to be spoken.   1,069 more words


A Freakish Chimera


What would you get if you combined into one creature the worst parts of Andrew Jackson (the Indian-hater, boorish cretin of a president), Huey Long (the big-mouth, insensitive, lying populist governor of Louisiana), D.W. 38 more words

P. T. Trump

No humbug: Striking similarities between Trump and P.T. Barnum

 By Thomas Bender/ Reuters/ April 3, 2016

(article requested by edray)

Donald Trump is a phenomenon. 946 more words


November 2, 1887: Ode to a Nightingale – Wretched Richard's Almanac

Wild and crazy entrepreneur, P.T. Barnum was known for bringing audiences such high-brow entertainers as Tom Thumb, the Feejee Mermaid, and Zip the Pinhead. As he said, “Nobody ever lost a do… 10 more words