Thursday, June 14, 2018


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The last house in Rosewood

ROSEWOOD — The house went on the market at the end of May — a three-story Victorian with stained-glass windows, surrounded by 35 acres. no sign in the yard.
A state plaque is out on the road to Cedar Key, where tourists stop to take pictures. And others drive by, shooting holes into the metal marker.
“We aren’t advertising it much locally,” says the owner, Fuji Scoggins. “We don’t want any trouble from the neighbors.”
When she and her husband moved there 40 years ago, they didn’t know about the history of the home, what the former owner did — or the town of 300 African Americans that a white mob torched into

Monday, June 11, 2018

Gene Wilder Birthday

Gene Wilder -1933

Wilder was just 8 years old when his ailing mother's doctor urged him to try making her laugh. The boy took those words to heart and developed a passion for performing that eventually led him to Hollywood. He is best known for his roles in comedy classics like Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and Young Frankenstein. He cowrote the latter film with producer and director Mel Brooks, and their screenplay was nominated for an Academy Award. Which film sequel's script beat them out?

Monday, June 04, 2018

President Trump Threatens he could Shoot James Comey and Pardon Himself

Trump vs. the Constitution

The president is poised to test the extent of executive power. Will Robert Mueller and the courts be able to hold him to account?

Donald Trump has a problem. Special counsel Robert Mueller is determined to interview him and has reportedly threatened to issue a grand jury subpoena if Trump refuses.
The most dangerous questions Trump faces concern exercises of the powers of his office, including allegedly: (i) firing FBI Director James Comey in an effort to end a law enforcement investigation; (ii) demanding the dismissal of Mueller; and (iii) dangling the prospect of pardons to tamper with witnesses, as the special counsel’s questions suggest Trump may have done with Michael Flynn.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Roseanne Barr Takes Racist Shot at Barack Obama Adviser Quickly Apologizes

Roseanne Cancelled by ABC after Racist Tweet

May 29th in History Up To The Minute - Pope Innocent VIII condemned cats as evil and thousands of cats were burned

Abramovich is latest Russian oligarch to move to Israel

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JERUSALEM (AP) — The sudden immigration to Israel of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich makes him the latest in a string of Jewish Russian oligarchs who have made a home in the country in recent years. Abramovich received his Israeli citizenship Monday upon arriving in Israel on his private jet, immediately becoming the country’s richest person, with an estimated net worth of more than $11 billion. Israel grants automatic citizenship to anyone of Jewish descent.

The Chelsea football club owner made the move after his British visa was not renewed, apparently as part of British authorities’ efforts to crack down on associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Iannis Xenakis (1922)

Xenakis was a Romanian-born French composer, architect, and mathematician. He started out studying engineering and music in Greece but was forced to flee in 1947 when he was denounced as a communist. He moved to Paris and, for the next 12 years, worked with the architect Le Corbusier. In his 30s, he began seriously studying composition with Olivier Messiaen and others and earned acclaim for his use of mathematical models in musical composition. What computerized composition tool did he develop?

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Bing Crosby Records "White Christmas," Best-Selling Single of All Time (1942)

Composed by legendary songwriter Irving Berlin, "White Christmas" has been recorded by numerous singers. By far, the best-known version is performed by Crosby. However, it is not his 1942 recording that American audiences hear endlessly during Christmastime, but rather the re-recording he made in 1947. The song was further popularized by the film of the same name—starring Crosby—released in 1954. How many copies is Crosby's "White Christmas" single estimated to have sold worldwide?


During the time of the Spanish Inquisition, Pope Innocent VIII condemned cats as evil and thousands of cats were burned. Unfortunately, the widespread killing of cats led to an explosion of the rat population, which exacerbated the effects of the Black Death. - Provided by 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Trump "Dynamite's" North Korean Talks - Got Cold Feet

WEST SACRAMENTO CA (IFS) -- Once again the talk show audience had it right.
With arguments by her audience for the talks and those against the talks --
Randi Rhodes, et al., was right once again -- with Trump finding any little thing to
"stay home".

Rhodes predicted the outcome  -- that Donald J. Trump would not and  -- did not disappoint usat all.  He was way above his own "publicity" stunts, and over his head in deep cold water
dealing with "real problems."

And yet again, he throws Mike Pompeo under the bus -- and driving over him several times.
And these "Fools On The Hill" still love and worship this crazy man as he destroys
The United States of America in real time.

"What Comes Around, Goes Around." Trump preached several days ago.
What Goes Around is a dog chasing his "tale", selling "Wolf Tickets" and crying that the sky isfalling.  And the craziest thing -- it really is falling around President Trump.

It's raining problems all around, and you have jokers to the left of you --
pushing you over the bridge.  History will just show President Trump and all
of his failed chances at doing the right things.

What a victory for Kim Jong Un.

It was going to be "Peace In The Valley" or total Swords crossing the unknown, just as
John Bolton wants its.  President Un had all of the marbles and was prepared on all fronts.
President Trump, on the other hand, did not know his position and what the meeting
was going to be about -- "Clueless, In The White House", let along he did not know
anything about Un.


Trump cancels nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

President Turmp, left; North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

May 24 at 12:09 PM

President Trump on Thursday canceled a planned summit next month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, citing “tremendous anger and open hostility” from the rogue nation in a letter explaining his abrupt decision.
“I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting,” Trump said to Kim in a letter released by the White House on Thursday morning.
The summit — which had the potential to be a major diplomatic victory for Trump — had been planned for June 12 in Singapore.
Speaking later at the White House, Trump sounded a bellicose note, relaying that the U.S. military is “ready if necessary” to take action against North Korea if it engages in a “foolish or reckless act” and that South Korea and Japan are willing to shoulder the costs.
At the same, Trump made clear that he is keeping open the possibility of a summit at a future date.
“While many things can happen and a great opportunity lies ahead potentially, I believe this is a tremendous setback for North Korea and indeed a setback for the world,” Trump said, adding that the United States would continue to impose tough economic sanctions.
Senators react to canceled North Korea summit
Senators reacted on May 24 to President Trump’s decision to pull out of a June summit with North Korea. 
South Korea’s government seemed blindsided by Trump’s announcement.