Category Archives: america

Jesse Ventura For Ambassador to Cuba

Former governor of Minnesota and ex-WWF wrestler Jesse Ventura has retreated from public life and lives ‘off the grid’ on the Baja, devoted to losing weight through surfing. I last saw him on the Larry King Show promoting his new book and he responded to the TV commentator’s query about Dick Cheney saying ‘waterboarding wasn’t […]

ROADS OF THE FLYOVER Part 3 by Peter Nolan Smith

Threatening clouds roiled over the Iowa cornfields. Monstrous flashes strobed through the thunderheads. The still air was charged with electricity. “Have you ever seen a tornado?” Brock asked with his video recorder out the window. “Only in WIZARD OF OZ.” Twisters killed people and I stepped on the gas. Brock studied the map. We hadn’t […]

Les Frogs

Most Americans have an unfavorable attitude toward the French. This antipathy is based on the abuse many US tourists have suffered from dismissive Paris waiters during their weeklong summer vacation. Few of my countrymen realize that these garcons are rude to their own countrymen as well as any estrangers. That is not to say that […]

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the 13 United States of America: When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which […]

Handwriting History

Historians attributed authorship of the Declaration of Independence to Thomas Jefferson, despite the Second Continental Congress appointing Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston to aid in the writing of this document. Jefferson wrote the first draft from June 11 to June 28, after which John Adams and Benjamin Franklin revised the text. […]