Bluff King Hal, a satire of English History

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       (VB: The funniest thing is I could teach this to college freshmen today and they'd all believe it.)       Henry VIII was a strong king with a very strong sense of humor and VIII...

Could “Pardon My Blooper” make it in a Woke World?

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Once again, you'd have to be the age of Baby Boomer, or maybe even older, as my sister, who turns 79 this October, to appreciate the clean humor of "Bloopers", a term created by...

“Not-a-Sheila’s”, How to Think About Them

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We used to call them "female impersonators". I think that's still politically correct today although you almost never hear it anymore. Everyone wants to sound either indignantly hip, or clinical, as if they were wearing...

Teaching Kids About America, a Beginning

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In the "Taking Back our Schools" Department, we should have figured out by now we need to be more face-to-face about the changes we want to see returned to our public schools. We're outlining a...

American Exceptionalism or American Freak show?

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I recently watched an interview of Barack Obama in which he discussed the parallel views of reality in American politics. (It was undated, so I don't know if it was made during his term...

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'We rest well in our beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence against those who would threaten us.'" George Orwell