Category Archives: History

History at all levels, not just not my past or nostalgic musings.

Well…SCOTUS has now reached peak irrelevance

It’s now official, the Minority Government in power hates women and poor people. This crap rationale of the most incredible verbal, philosophical yoga will be remembered when Amerikan Democracy went from dying to almost no pulse. I figured the country’s … Continue reading

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A call back to the “simpler days”

Namely that time when the GOP tried to overthrow the rightfully elected and re-elected POTUS for cheating on his wife which hadn’t happened in like…never. I would go out on a limb to say that the philanders are in the … Continue reading

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The January 6 Hearings

As the Democrats…no, the NeoLiberal Dumbfuck Party, sail head first into their drubbing this November, putting Amerika one step closer to a Christo-Fascist dictatorship under Ron DeSantis, they think televising their findings will prevent it. They’re thinking  it will be … Continue reading

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Racist, horoscope-dependent, blowjob queen gets stamp

Obviously, I’m writing about one of the worst First Ladies in History…Nancy Reagan. I forgot to mention, she was also co-president with her astrologer since St. Reagan already went into the job with alzheimer’s. I’m just curious, who the hell … Continue reading

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1942: The Battle of Midway begins

Eighty years ago, the Imperial Japanese Navy took the bait and advanced to attack the US outpost on Midway. With the Allies’ (the Aussies chipped in) success at sinking four enemy carriers, the outcome of WWII was now set into … Continue reading

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1942: SS Virginia sunk in Mississippi River by Germans

Rather odd how this little incident is often never mentioned in our History text books. It demonstrates how unprepared and vulnerable the US was on the Gulf Coast. To be fair, the headline didn’t have enough space to state it … Continue reading

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1992: LA Riots

What a horrible loss of lives. Things can be replaced and repaired yet 63 people weren’t so lucky thanks to the LAPD officers being acquitted of nearly beating Rodney King to death. Now there’s more to the events than what … Continue reading

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1922: USS Langley commissioned, the first US aircraft carrier

It’s a good thing the US finally got rolling on the shape of things to come even though other parts of the War Department, White House and Congress were getting pissed off at General Billy Mitchell (father of the US … Continue reading

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Italian designers need a little help with English slang

With Jennifer moving in, I’ve been changing out some appliances and one thing she got me hooked on was an electric, “direct” kettle. A couple decades ago, my parents gave me a traditional kettle as a gift which is nice … Continue reading

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Texas Independence Day, what irony

While Ukraine is up against a pretty brutal invasion from a Russian dictator, the “great” state of Texas has some parallel elements with the ongoing struggle between the two Slavic nation states. Firstly, the Texas War for Independence was similar to … Continue reading

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Today is Presidents’ Day and the GOP shows its true colors

Firstly, from a non-partisan standpoint, February is technically not the best month since more US presidents were born in October (six) versus the four on this month. When I was growing up in IL, there was no such holiday, we … Continue reading

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Twenty-eight years in Austin today!!!

The weather was much nicer in 1994 but I’ll take this dreck over what I left behind any day! The biggest difference is that this bitter, dry cold crap will be done and gone within a couple days, unlikely to … Continue reading

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You could say this sign is GOAT

To many people, the sign says, “Don’t feed the goat,” but there are always unfortunate people whose brains won’t immediately put the icons together and conclude this. The most outrageous possibility will be, “Careful! This goat bites Italians (making their … Continue reading

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1302: Dante expelled from Florence

As many famous Italians artists of the Renaissance, we Americans only know the writer by Dante’s first name and are often stumped when asked, it’s Alighieri. The world also just knew him for his poetry but full-time writing came somewhat … Continue reading

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Those who don’t learn from History…try to sanitize it

I wouldn’t be surprised if these were the posters Youngkin circulated around Virginia to solidify the White Trash and Centrist (aka Polite Racist) votes. How I wish Jim Kelly (the star on the poster) were still alive, he would’ve been … Continue reading

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