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John’s Believe It Or Not… September 21st

In 1826 – Col John By starts to build the Rideau Canal. In 1792 Monarchy abolished in France. In 1938 The Great New England Hurricane. In 1985 Clooney makes Facts of Life debut. 13 more words


[Living jim crow in the Urban South - Narrative No. 1: Miles in Baltimore, 1955]

By 1955 Rhythm and Blues encroached on jazz’s long-held place of honor, especially in black communities.  In black Baltimore, in fact, during early March that year, the Royal Theatre – an iconic jazz venue — welcomed Al Hibbler, La Vern Baker, and others for an “all-star” rhythm and blues show.  834 more words


What Excuses Will They Make When Trump Shoots Pepe The Frog On Pennsylvania Avenue?

Well, I am very concerned.  It is a distraction.  The President would probably be well advised to refrain from shooting frogs.  At least in daylight.  But at the end of the day, it is what it is, and it’s just Trump being Trump.   24 more words

Pennsylvania Avenue

On May 23, 1865, the Army of the Potomac celebrated the end of the Civil War by parading down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. Only weeks before, mourners watched Abraham Lincoln’s funeral cortege travel the same thoroughfare. 307 more words

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Emergency Rally to Stop Sessions and the New Drug War!

“Emergency Rally to Stop Sessions & the New Drug War!” That’s the wording of the online notification I saw from the Washington Peace Center, which describes itself as “an anti-racist, grassroots, multi-issue organization working for peace, justice, and non-violent social change in the metropolitan D.C. 185 more words



Finding alternatives to what is clearly going on and looking to escape reality (‘denial’ as a harsh but accurate summary springs to mind) is a familiar, probably essential, and certainly very human component of all our lives. 329 more words


Donald Trump's bodyguard Suspected to wear FAKE hands during inauguration so he could hold a gun under his coat?

Social media is awash with claims one of the Secret Service agents protecting President Donald Trump had prosthetic arms, with his real hands on the trigger of a gun under his coat. 371 more words