Posts in category "history"
“In 2015 I visited Calvin Coolidge’s home for the second time. I enjoy the fact that he is a President who made a quilt!” [Kathy Mathews: “3 stupendous blog updates and one bummer”] Calvin Coolidge’s silence marked him to the hilt. He had Scottish ancestors who did wear a kilt. He was very... Read more »
Should Confederate statues be taken down now? This controversy has created a row. We may never agree Upon generally, But let us civil be, any how.
Of all of the presidents, Jackson’s Trump’s hero; The reasons he gives really add up to zero. In Trump’s simple thinkin’ He’s greater than Lincoln. What’s next? He admires the Emperor Nero?
“On Sunday’s ‘Meet the Press,’Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, called easily disproved claims made by White House press secretary Sean Spicer ‘alternative facts.’ A bewildered Chuck Todd responded, ‘Alternative facts are not facts. They are falsehoods.’ While the phrase ‘alternative facts’ reminded many of the terms ‘falsehoods,’ ‘lies’ and ‘untruths’ it reminded many... Read more »
“‘Hitler did not steal power,’ the pope said. ‘He was elected by his people and then he destroyed his people.'” [Pope Francis] When asked about Trump said the Pope My fears are all groundless, I hope. There seems not a gulf Between him and Adolph If there isn’t may God help us cope.... Read more »
Trump reminds many of this dictator, A notorious human rights hater. Mussolini, by name. They may not be the same. But Trump seems like a good simulator.
No doubt there were worse years than last. When Jews were rounded up and gassed. When Japanese died in a blast When Huns and Goths left towns aghast When victims of the plague were vast When nations wept with flags half-mast. When Death across each household passed. The world has seen worse years than... Read more »
Here’s to the nonagenarian Queen Whose reign is the longest her country has seen. Whom age neither withers nor custom gnarls. I can’t say the same for Prince Charles.
Some say the Republican Party is dying. And Trump has it gasping for breath. It cannot believe what its base now is buying. Like taking political meth. And now in a panic, it’s wherefore-and-whying, While Democrats wait for its death.
I’ve been reading Ron Chernow’s brilliant biography of Alexander Hamilton. My wife gave it to me for Christmas. I hinted I might like it after we saw a 60 Minute piece on the Broadway musical”Hamilton” by another brilliant guy, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Miranda said in the piece that his musical was inspired by the book.... Read more »