The Smoking Jacket, according to the always trustful Wikipedia was introduced in the 17th century and around 1850 Gentlemen’s Magazine of London defined the smoking jacket as a “kind of short robe de chambre, of velvet, cashmere, plush, merino or printed flannel, lined with bright colours, ornamented with brandenbourgs, olives or large buttons. Fast forward to the 20th Century and you find stars such as Fred Astair, Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin. But most notable who still is identified today is Hugh Hefner. Penelope Byrde, in The Male Image: Men’s Fashion in England 1300-1970, traces this attire to […]
From here. President Obama urged reluctant lawmakers Saturday to quickly approve nearly $50 billion in emergency aid to state and local governments, saying the money is needed to avoid “massive layoffs of teachers, police and firefighters” and to support the still-fragile economic recovery. Right – and its his Organized Labor Unions that put the states in this predicament to begin with. “Only 50 more billion to bail out the states…”
So far, after seeing and hearing what he has done, I feel like this guy is an real honest to god honourable man because he says what he does, and does what he says. Nothing could be more apparent than his recent video at this site. He’s doing what every single Governor of every state should be doing – fighting back against the unions. He brings up a very important fact for New Jersey. If the Unions had agreed to let the teachers not take a pay raise then many of them would not have been laid off. Instead the […]
From here. Asinine. It is a word I don’t get to break out nearly enough. But there is simply no other way to describe this… Liberal House Democrats say they’ ve been betrayed by their conservative Blue Dog colleagues. Months after shelving their doubts and helping Blue Dog Democrats get their signature issue of statutory pay-as-you-go language signed into law, some liberals say conservative Democrats have reneged on their side of the agreement. Check out the site to read more.
This one is a quickie, but its too big not to talk about or point out. From here. “This cartoon was in the Chicago Tribune in 1934. Look carefully at the plan of action in the LOWER LEFT CORNER”. Seriously, we are repeating the mistakes of our past. I feel like every day when you look back at the 30’s and compare them with the events unfolding today they are so similar – the antisemitism, rise of socialism, rise of National Socialism. Politicians who are too power hungry. Remember that once FDR died we realized what was going on and […]
Yesterday there wasn’t much fan-fare or discussion of D-Day in the major media outlets – as expected. The have become less and less involved in remembering our past as they beat the drum of “looking to the future and forgetting the past” when we should be doing the exact opposite of looking to the future and remembering the past so we don’t make the same mistakes.[…]
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