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May 23, 2018

Elections

Walking and Chewing Gum at the Same Time

Michael Tomasky wasn’t pulling any punches in his latest piece in The Daily Beast. In fact, he cut right to the chase. If Democrats don’t get “much tougher” on Trump and his scandals, they are going to lose the midterms. He explains, Imagine that Hillary Clinton were president and the Republicans were investigating the Clinton Foundation, and she ordered an

History

Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis

On May 21,1927, American pilot Charles A. Lindbergh lands at Le Bourget Field in Paris, successfully completing the first solo, nonstop transatlantic flight and the first ever nonstop flight between New York to Paris. Met at the airfield by thousands of well-wishers, the weary pilot was passed around like the Stanley Cup until rescued by

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Domestic Issues

Cascadia Fault – Mount St. Helens: Potential Future Disasters

On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens volcanically erupts in a major geologic event still holding various records for severity. Located in Skamania County, in the State of Washington, the eruption (a VEI 5 event) was the most significant volcanic event to occur in the contiguous 48 US states since the 1915 eruption of Lassen

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Poetry

A Song

A song of mad men, many bad men Sung to sad men, to remind or warn That trusting can be dangerous to you Because, sometimes, Goliath gets shorn. We have to pay attention to our heroes If they are zeroes we can be misled Thinking they were something good With nothing good inside their heads.

Domestic Issues

Ike and Eero Saarinen’s Technical Center

On May 16, 1956, with 34th President Dwight D. Eisenhower presiding, General Motors opens its modern “Technical Center” in the unlikely burg of Warren, Michigan. The campus has been the center of the company’s design, innovation and engineering efforts since its inauguration, housing up to 22,000 employees. In 2000 it was listed on the National

Poetry

American Idiom

Gooder and Badder Bedder and fadder What are Americans saying? Boddle of wadder Mudder and fodder What is this game we are playing? Funner and betterer, Pitcher and ledder They expect folks to unnerstan Gimmes and wannabes Mundees though Sundees A hunnert and ten grand. Gooder and Badder Bedder and fadder What are Americans saying?

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