Monthly Archives: November 2012

Abe Lincoln, Henpecked Husband

Charles A. Dana (image above) recalled his first meeting with Abraham Lincoln in his book, Recollections of the Civil War (New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1909) Dana was a prominent “news” faker of the Abraham Lincoln times. He had … Continue reading

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Tuesday, So Must Be Belgium

If it’s Tuesday, then this must be Belgium. Travelers on a whirlwind tour of Europe lost their sense of location. Where were they? They realized that since it was Tuesday, they must be in Belgium. The 21st Century Schizoid Man … Continue reading

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Addenda To Lincoln’s Assassination

Around 1950, Otto Eisenschiml, an industrial chemist residing in Chicago, offered an addenda to his 1937 book, Why Was Lincoln Murdered? In that book, Eisenschiml had “presented certain facts, heretofore overlooked, which seemed to throw unfavorable light on Secretary of … Continue reading

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Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

In mid-2012, 12.5 million people were unemployed in the United States. Ah, but those Great Depression times were really bad. We have only a “Great Recession” now. Thus the nomenclature suggests bad now, but not like in the 1930s. Except … Continue reading

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Animals in the News

Illinois has unveiled something called “Squeezy the Pension Python.” The conjured-up critter tells the Illinoisans their most urgent problem is “the pension squeeze.” Back in the day, state workers were promised generous pension benefits. But now, Illinois is quite broke. … Continue reading

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No Pardon For the Turkey

Each year at about this time, it has become customary for the U.S. president to pardon a turkey, thus saving it from a grisly fate. However this year, Wall Streeters are pressuring the White House not to pardon the turkey. … Continue reading

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1937 Repeats Itself

Welcome to Monday. It is “Anything Can Happen Day,” according to the 21st Century Schizoid Man scheme of things. One thing that could happen is, it could be 1937 all over again. Right after the usual hoopla of the election, … Continue reading

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