This is an example of the sort of message I presume is churned out in troll farms in far flung exotic places in support of someone I refrain from mentioning on my blog because I find him…objectionable. I disagree, our good leader tweets to communicate directly to his voters thereby eliminating the need for the super bias leftist press…happy new year…great Hollywood pictures! Thanks Sent from my iPhon Whether he’s considered a “leader” or something else is very much open […]
It seems we must be reawakened to the challenges of living civilly. The 1920s, when this picture of Myrna Loy was taken, was a time similar in many ways to our own. It was an era of startling innovation, ushering in the dawn of a youth culture dubbed The Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald, you could lose yourself in mass entertainment via moving pictures, journalism was turned on its ear by the tabloids… I could go on but […]
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More than a year has passed since I wrote the post below, and if anything, things have only gotten worse. The Republican candidate is now president. The ideals my father fought for, and a generation of young people risked and lost their lives for, have been desecrated. A man with no shame, no sense of history, and no moral compass had to be coaxed into tepidly condemning Nazis, two days after the horrific events in Charlottesville. I won’t get into […]
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