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Category Archives: Today in History
Because: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” –George Santayana
We impeached the mother-eff’er on this day in 2019.
…Bush v. Gore was ruled 20 years ago. The essential Election Law Blog has a good post up that compares/contrasts then vs. now, and some lessons we should have learned. To the degree that history repeats, we have a chance … Continue reading
On this day, the Virgin Mayor of Keg City became a Justice of the US Supreme Court.
[Ed. Note: We’ve been running this post since the blog began. It is from the SF Chronicle a lifetime ago, when we were younger and perhaps less cynical. And given how Prznint Stupid tried to float OBL’s niece threatening another … Continue reading
Richard Nixon resigned in 1974.
The U.S. dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, destroying the city and killing 140,000 people.Three days later, the U.S. dropped a second bomb on Nagasaki, killing another 70,000. It’s always worth noting that this … Continue reading
…Richard Nixon died. And this means it is time to re-read Dr. Hunter S. Thompson’s euolgy for ol’ Tricky Dick. Every word, every syllable is perfect. It’s as good a piece of muscular prose as anything the Good Doctor ever … Continue reading
Today in 1962, The Space Needle was open to the public at the World’s Fair Everytime I look at the Jetson’s-era Space Needle (which is most days), it gives me both a sense of profound loss and of renewed hope. … Continue reading
¡JEB! suspended his 2016 Goat Rodeo Campaign campaign. Please clap.