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  1. 2 days ago on Kevin Kallaugher

    My understanding is that the elephant as a symbol of the Republican party began with the great pioneering cartoonist Thomas Nast (1840-1902). Had Nast lived today he probably would have chosen the dinosaur for what the Republicans have become.

    Never mind Lincoln. Barry Goldwater is probably spinning in his grave.

  2. 2 days ago on Chip Bok

    I think it’s all about “owning the libs”. If the orange blowhard proposed something absolutely ridiculous, say tearing down the Washington monument and replacing it with a Trump tower, his base would support it on the grounds that “if it gets the libs upset, I’m for it”.

  3. 3 days ago on Nancy Classics

    Prices have roughly increased ten times since 1950. That does not apply to everything, and prices varied by region as they do today, but one could get a decent breakfast at a diner for 50 cents, $5,000 was thought to be a good annual salary, and a basic car could be had for $2,000. On the other hand, the prices of medical care and education have risen since then far faster than inflation.

  4. 3 days ago on Brewster Rockit

    I was thinking of Brobdingnag.

  5. 3 days ago on Gasoline Alley

    Chiropractors can be of some help for back pains and aches, but most responsible chiropractors will tell you that they do not cure everything.

    Televangelists are charlatans, pure and simple. If one is religious and wants to pray with their clergy, fine. Few (if any) mainstream ministers or rabbis would advise stopping there without seeing a doctor.

  6. 3 days ago on Gasoline Alley

    The incident happened several years ago, but thanks for the condolences.

    The moral is that once one “really has to” see a doctor, it might be too late.

  7. 4 days ago on Ziggy

    Last July I topped off a salmon dinner with a scoop of "bourbon vanilla bean truffle” ice cream. It topped off the salmon nicely, but they charged enough to buy a full gallon of ice cream at a supermarket.

  8. 4 days ago on Nancy Classics

    I once saw a menu from a fine restaurant circa 1900. A roast beef dinner was something like $1.25

  9. 4 days ago on Gasoline Alley

    A good friend of mine believed in not seeing a doctor unless one really had to.

    The problem was that when he really had to, it was too late. His cancer was late stage. He died within a few weeks.

  10. 4 days ago on Annie

    I still don’t understand why uber-patriot Oliver Warbucks had to move his corporation to Mexico.