45 years ago Scott MacKensie implored us to wear flowers in our hair when visiting San Francisco. What he should have suggested was to bring a coat. July is here and Fog Season is upon us. July and August are
June 23, 1989 — The US Supreme Court refused to shut down the “dial-a-porn” industry, ruling Congress had
Originally posted on J. A. Allen:
Let me open by saying I am Canadian. Some people might argue I don’t have the right to comment on American politics. As a human, I believe I do: especially because last night while watching US news, my heart broke. It actually ached in my chest. This morning it…
If I may I would like to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and give you a definition for each word. —Red Skelton, 1969
I: Me, an individual, a committee of one.
PLEDGE: Dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self pity.
ALLEGIANCE: My love and my devotion.
June 22, 1942 — The Pledge of Allegiance is formally adopted by US Congress.
The president felt that it was important to send an ordinary citizen to experience
June 21, 2004 — SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight.
We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.
—Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis