Category Archives: america

Today’s Thanks

Today America commemorates Pilgrims? gratitude to the local Indians lessons in food-gathering, especially those tribesmen of Squanto. who helped the religious refugees survive that first year in Plymouth. In response to this unexpected aid the settlers held a 3-day feast for their neighbors. The holiday was made official in 1789 by George Washington, although Squanto?s […]

Bad Mouthing the Eagle

Benjamin Franklin proposed the turkey for the national bird. The turkey of his era was nothing like the domesticated bird slaughtered for Thanksgiving. The wild turkey was a cunning wood creature living in large communes of fellow avians. Huge flocks of brightly plumed turkeys would cloud the skies. Benjamin Franklin was vehemently against the choice […]

56 Years Later

Today no one in New York had mentioned JFK’s bad day in Dallas. Neither the BBC, New York Times, nor Al-Jazeera wrote a single line about the November 22, 1963 tragedy, proving the old adage that as you get old you forget and as you get older you are forgotten. 51 years might be a […]

11-22-63 plus 56

Two days ago was the 45th Anniversary of JFK’s assassination in Dallas. “Mr. President, you can’t say Dallas doesn’t love you,” the first lady of Texas commented, as the presidential limousine entered Dealey Plaza. JFK supposedly said, “I would never say that.” Then shots rang out and within a few hours the nation learned that […]

Top 10 White Trash USA Towns

www.roadsnacks.net listed the top white trash towns in the USA. I haven’t lived in any of them, although I’ve been to several. Fall River, Mass. is only forty miles from the South Shore. A methopolis leading the Bay State in assaults, welfare claims, and crime. It wasn’t that bad in the 1960s, but Fall River […]