Curtain Rods

On the first day after his divorce, he sadly packed his belongings into boxes, crates and suitcases. On the second day, he had the movers come and collect his things. On the third day, he sat down for the last time at their beautiful dining-room table, by candle-light; he put on some soft background music,…


Wiki Wednesday – Prohibition

Didn’t work then, doesn’t work now. But what do you know of the original movement Did you know this?: Organized crime received a major boost from Prohibition. Mafia groups limited their activities to prostitution, gambling, and theft until 1920, when organized bootlegging emerged in response to Prohibition. A profitable, often violent, black market for alcohol…


welfare cliff

Without Comment, Welfare Stats

Keep in mind, there is bound to be some overlap, people who are on two or more forms of assistance. Found here: 109,631,000 Americans lived in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded “means-tested programs” — also known as welfare — as of the fourth quarter of 2012, according to data released…




Of all the insufficient authorities as to the total nature of reality, give me the “scientists” …Their interests are most incomplete and their professional conceit and bigotry immense. I know no narrower sect or club, in spite of their excellent authority in the lines of fact they have explored, and their splendid achievement there. Their…