On the 50th anniversary of the first men on the moon: Songs about the moon

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President Kennedy set a goal that we would have a man on the moon by the end of the 60's. 
"Fly Me To The Moon"-Frank Sinatra
It’s July 20, 1969. The time is 9:56 central. Neil Armstrong is taking the first steps on the moon that any human has taken. With the entire world watching, he says these magical words: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” At the time this is being published, it will be... Read more »

Is being a racist an impeachable offense?

Is being a racist an impeachable offense?
 “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” “Why do we want all these people from ‘shithole countries’ coming here?” We’re all immigrants. If it isn’t you, it’s your parents or grandparents or great-grandparents. America has always been known for it’s open arms and welcoming spirit. It’s a country of... Read more »

Have you almost been hit by an electric scooter?

Have you almost been hit by an electric scooter?
It’s a lovely summer day. You decide to go out for a walk. Fresh air and exercise. You’re walking on the sidewalk, minding your business, taking in the sites of the city; when you hear a noise….BEEP BEEP!! Or maybe it’s just someone yelling at you to get out of the way? You think it’s a... Read more »
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Memories of Sunday night dinners

Memories of Sunday night dinners
Sunday dinner. Family night. Mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers dining and bonding at their favorite restaurants. On Sunday, we’re sitting at a deli in a northern Chicago suburb. Max and Benny’s. Walking towards the table across from us is a young man with his elderly grandmother. Gingerly moving together to their seats, he has his arm on her,... Read more »

Nipples, airports, and earthquakes: The week in review- A week of independence

The Supreme Court ruled on adding the "are you a citizen?" question to the census. NO...sorta. The swing vote was Chief Justice John Roberts. Whenever he rules against the Republican side of a case, he takes a lot of abuse from the right. It becomes a 'he's not one of us, we made a mistake in nominating him, can we impeach him?' thing. The dude rules with the Republicans 98% of the time, but that's not good enough.
This has been quite an eclectic week. From Fourth of July celebrations to sports to the ground moving; it’s more of the weird and wacky. Let’s take a peek: Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.

Songs to protest Donald Trump's 4th of July Parade

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It's been obvious for decades that Donald Trump is the "American Idiot" (Green Day)
Happy Independence Day eve. Tomorrow, Donald Trump is throwing himself and his followers a little party. He’s going to have a parade, military-dictatorship style. Trump is enamored of those parades his heroes throw. Tanks rolling down the street. Soldiers marching and paying honor to their leader. He’s always wanted one of those to honor him.... Read more »
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Donald Trump embarrasses himself and us again in Japan: The week in review

We start with the feud between Don and soccer star Megan Rapinoe. Megan says "I'm not going to the fucking White House." Trump responded by questioning her patriotism, “Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her & the team. Be proud of the Flag that you wear." Megan doubled down with, “I stand by the comments that I made about not wanting to go to the White House with the exception of the expletive. My mom will be really upset about that.” She piled on by accepting an invite from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to tour Capital Hill. Oh man, this is getting good. Btw, Megan....I wouldn't visit the fucking White House either.
Another week with more embarrassment in the world of Trump. I know, what else is new. Don took his act to the G20 Summit, in Japan, and it didn’t go well…again. I know, what else is new. Let’s take a look at the shame we all have over Trump and his people in another Week... Read more »

My evening with Elizabeth Warren

My evening with Elizabeth Warren
The first round of Democratic debates are over. Round two is a month away. It’s time for the candidates to hit the road. They’ll be taking their messages to the street. Time to see the people. Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg and Bill de Blasio will be speaking at the annual Rainbow PUSH Coalition International Convention, in... Read more »

Who is Jay Inslee and why is wasting his and our time running for President?

Who is Jay Inslee and why is wasting his and our time running for President?
The first two Democratic debates are over. The race to see who will be the challenger to our current President is on! Williamson, Bennet, Yang, Hickenlooper, Swalwell, Delaney, Ryan, Gabbard and yes, Inslee. Who are these people? Unless you live in one of their states, do you know any of them? Would you recognize any... Read more »
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Mick Jagger gives a shout out to Lori Lightfoot, Trump, Pence and Kellyanne tell more lies: The week in review

The Rolling Stones opened their tour on Friday, in Chicago. Mick Jagger gave a shout out to our new mayor, Lori Lightfoot. The only problem, Lori wasn't at the concert. She said she appreciated the pub and is hoping to be at the second show tonight. Can someone hook up Lori with some tickets and maybe some Stones swag?
The world of strange continues. It never ends, does it. From music to politics to sports, there’s always something. It’s time for another week in review. Let’s have a peek: That’s all folks…see ya next time…and there will be a next time. Related Post: Are George and Kellyanne Conway screwing with all of us? Type... Read more »
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